Book Review: Blue Sky July by Nia Wyn

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Title: Blue Sky July

Author: Nia Wyn

Genre: Memoir

Number of Pages: 160

Rating: B+

Recommended?: Yes

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Books I Want to Read; Part #78

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  1. Night Soil by Dale Peck
  2. The World Doesn’t Require You: Stories by Rion Amilcar Scott
  3. The Otherlife by Julia Gray
  4. Bird Girl & the Man Who Followed the Sun: An Athabaskan Indian Legend from Alaska by Velma Wallis
  5. Raising Ourselves: A Gwitch’in Coming of Age Story From the Yokon River by Velma Wallis
  6. The Big Yaroo by Patrick McCabe
  7. Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean
  8. Beside Myself by Ann Morgan
  9. Three More Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courtier
  10. Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker
  11. The Assembler of Parts by Raoul Wientzen
  12. Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told by Tom Phelan
  13. The Peoples’ Republic of Everything by Nick Mamatas
  14. How to Set Yourself on Fire by Julia Dixon Evans
  15. Girl Factory by Jim Krusoe
  16. The Toy Collector by James Gunn
  17. Werewolves in Their Youth by Michael Chabon
  18. We So Seldom Look on Love by Barbara Gowdy
  19. The Book of Hidden Things by Francesco Dmitri
  20. The Revisionaries by A.R. Moxon
  21. The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada
  22. The Age of Anxiety: A Novel by Pete Townshend
  23. Like Falling Through a Cloud: A Lyrical Memoir by Eugenia Zukerman
  24. Holding On To Nothing by Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne
  25. Starve Acre by Andrew Michael Hurley
  26. Devil’s Day by Andrew Michael Hurley
  27. Beast in the Basement by Jason Arnopp
  28. Mary Toft, or The Rabbit Queen by Dexter Palmer
  29. Every Anxious Wave by Mo Daviau
  30. Grayson by Lynne Cox
  31. Never Mind by Edward St. Aubyn
  32. The Monster on the Road is Me by J.P. Romney
  33. I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloane
  34. She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick
  35. White Hot Grief Parade by Alexandra Silber
  36. Pink by Lili Wilkinson
  37. The Island of Beyond by Elizabeth Atkinson
  38. Caleb and Kit by Beth Vrabel
  39. Everything I’ve Never Said by Samantha Wheeler
  40. Kasey & Ivy by Alison Hughes
  41. Sincerely, Harriet by Sarah Winifred Searle
  42. Defiance by Carole Maso
  43. Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman; Illustrated by Colleen Doran
  44. The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
  45. Magpie Hall by Rachael King
  46. Vixen by Rosie Garland
  47. Thornhill by Pam Smy
  48. Lies in the Dust: A Tale of Remorse from the Salem Witch Trials by Jakob Crane
  49. A Red Heart of Memories by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  50. The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
  51. The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill

Books I Want to Read; Part #77

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  1. Patience by Toby Litt
  2. The Third Sunrise: A Memoir of Madness by Natalie Jeanne Champagne
  3. Where Are the Cocoa Puffs?: A Family’s Journey through Bipolar Disorder by Karen Winters Schwartz
  4. Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings by Clea Simon
  5. Beautiful Stranger: A Memoir of an Obsession With Perfection by Hope Donohue
  6. Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
  7. The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson
  8. Hating Olivia: A Love Story by Mark SaFranko
  9. The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home by Joseph Fink
  10. Disgruntled by Asali Solomon
  11. Vigilante by Shelley Harris
  12. Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy
  13. In the Shadow of Spindrift House by Mira Grant
  14. The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood by Richard Blanco
  15. Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders by Joy Ladin
  16. Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son by Kevin Jennings
  17. The Passengers by John Marrs
  18. The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman
  19. Nothing Left to Burn by Heather Ezell
  20. Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
  21. Ahgottahandleonit by Donovon Mixon
  22. The Homespun Wisdom of Myrtle T. Cribb by Sheri Reynolds
  23. Willem’s Field by Melinda Haynes
  24. The Silver Mist by Martin Treanor
  25. We Can Be Heroes by Catherine Bruton
  26. Following Ezra: What One Father Learned About Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love From His Extraordinary Son by Tom Fields-Meyer
  27. Seeing Ezra: A Mother’s Story of Autism, Unconditional Love, and the Meaning of Normal by Kerry Cohen
  28. Blind: A Memoir by Belo Miguel Cipriani
  29. My Dyslexia by Philip Schultz
  30. 17 Marigold Lane by R.M. Gilmore
  31. As Simple as it Seems by Sarah Weeks
  32. The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton
  33. Touch and Go by Thad Nodine
  34. Body, Remember: A Memoir by Kenny Fries
  35. The Patterns of Paper Monsters by Emma Rathbone
  36. Bill Warrington’s Last Chance by James King
  37. M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman
  38. Lum by Libby Ware
  39. Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan
  40. A Carnivore’s Inquiry by Sabina Murray
  41. The Long Road Home by Alec John Belle
  42. Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams by Alexander McCall Smith
  43. Invisible Life by E. Lynn Harris
  44. Nothing by Robin Friedman
  45. The Boatbuilder by Daniel Gumbiner
  46. With or Without You by Brian Farrey
  47. What They Always Tell Us by Martin Wilson
  48. Ghosting by Edith Pattou
  49. Letters to a Young Madman: A Memoir by Paul Gruchow
  50. Against the Wind by Jim Tilley
  51. Limbo. by Marko Pandza
  52. The Banished by Ron Gabriel
  53. Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling

TTT: Extraordinary Book Titles

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly tag by That Artsy Reader Girl, and the first one of these type of posts I’ve written on this blog. With me being me, I decided to focus on weird or provocative titles instead of beautiful and poetic ones. I thought about picking some books from the Bizarro fiction genre but I thought that would be too much of a gimme and I wouldn’t have any other kinds of books for the list. I hope you enjoy my picks and maybe even find a brand new book you want to read!


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