Here are the last two topics of February for Top 5 Wednesday!
February 15th : Favorite Non-Written Novels
“This was a hard topic to name, but this is about all books that are not ‘written’ novels! So graphic novels, comics, manga, audiobooks, etc. Shed some light on books in other forms.”
Since I don’t read many comics, manga, or any other visual medium, and since I have never listened to an audiobook, my list will be about stories (not books) that are told in a different format. Meaning –> T.V. shows, movies, and video games!!
Tokyo Ghoul is the only manga I’ve read in its entirety (I started Naruto long ago but never finished). And there’s many things I can say about TG, but to sum it up, it’s probably one of the best stories I’ve read in a while. Ishida was so clever in how he spun Ken Kaneki’s tale and once I finished the first series, I couldn’t (and still can’t) stop talking about it. It’s that good.
The Last of Us
Many video games nowadays are becoming more and more cinematic as technology advances day by day. So far, one of the best stories I’ve watched/experienced is Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. The relationship between Joel and Ellie is both endearing and heartbreaking, and the events that lead up to the bittersweet end will leave you in tears.
Uncharted: Among Thieves
Naughty Dog is killing it with their games lately. Nathan Drake is basically the male equivalent to Lara Croft, yet I personally believe the Uncharted storylines are much more engrossing, especially the second one, Among Thieves, which I’ve played several times just to see the cutscenes. It’s basically Indiana Jones meets National Treasure!
I’m sure this one counts in that it is the book, but in the film format. See what I did there? The book was very good, possibly better than the first, and the second film was most certainly better than the first!
I think of this series as a phenomenal homage to well-known and well-loved characters from the DC Universe. And even though it’s not really based on any comic series, though the series takes place on Earth-16 of the new Multiverse introduced at the end of the 52 comic series (nerd alert!), Young Justice is a series/story that stands strong all on its own!
February 22nd : Books to Get You Out of A Reading Slump
“Winter is a hard season for a lot of people and many of us are slumpy. Let’s talk about some books that are great for getting you out of a slump!”
These are all the books that have brought me out of my most recent reading slumps! I’m still working on A List of Cages, but it’s easily turning out to be one of my favorite YA Contemporaries!
As for the others, all I can say is I believe they are fantastic reads that should bring almost anyone out of a reading slump 😀
Can’t have a post without a mention of ACOMAF! This one is so amazing, it should save you from the depths of bookslumpitis 😉