Greetings you guys! It’s Tuesday and time for Top Ten Tuesday. Our Tuesdays are getting a bit few for the year. Not that you will hear me complaining. I am quite ready for this year to be done with.
Today’s theme for TTT is Books to Read If You Love X (X can be a genre, specific book, author, movie/TV show, etc.). So many fun options to go for.
Let’s take today’s theme as literally as possible. All of us came across X somewhere in our school careers. Some of us loved him/her/it. Most of us hated him/her/it.
Just for today, I’ve decided to put my own prejudice aside and assist Algebra with his/her/its age-old dilemma of joining X and Y in an everlasting relationship, by listing 10 Books with a Mathematical setting. I do hope that my efforts will help him/her/it for once and for all to find his/her/its X.
1. One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
This is my favorite Jojo Moyes novel ever. I don’t know Y. It just is. Maybe this quote from the book has something to do with it:
“The law of probability combined with the law of large numbers state that to break the odds, sometimes you have to repeat an event an increasing number of times in order to get you to the outcome you desire. The more you do, the closer you get. Or as I explain to Mom, basically sometimes you just have to keep going.”
2. The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect
We must all concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone. Hang in there Algebra – we’ll find X.
3. The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
I don’t think I have ever spoken to anyone who has read this book who didn’t love it. This wonderful, real-mouth-full title, is one of those rare books that you can’t describe – no matter how hard you think about it or try. Very similar to prime numbers.
“Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical, but you could never work out the rules, even you spent all your time thinking about them.”
4. The Millennium Series
The rest of my list are books I haven’t read yet myself, but I’ve spend hours sorting through all the books listed as maths-fiction and the following are a few that will make it on to either the TBR or READ shelf.
10. The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week! Really appreciate it. Looks like a fun way to spin this topic, too! 🙂 I’ve heard lots of good things about the Rosie books but never read them. 🙂
I’ve read all 3 books in the Rosie trilogy and it really was lots of fun.
Thanks for returning the favor by visiting us as well. Hope you will have a good week!
I have only read The Housekeeper And The Professor; I found it both sweet and sad. An entertaining non-fiction mathy book is How To Bake Pi by Eugenia Cheng; the author uses baking to explain various math concepts, which might help you get to X or at least have fun trying.
Very creative twist this week! I enjoyed it, even though I detest math. 😉 I have yet to read a book by Jojo Moyes, despite the fact I own several of them, including One Plus One. Now I want to read it even more. Love The Millennium Series, but I haven’t read the fourth book yet. I’ve been torn on whether to read it or not. And while it’s not John Green’s best or most popular book, I enjoyed An Abundance of Katherines. Great post!
Hi Debra!! Aah so much to hear from you.
The One Plus One is my favourite JoJo Moyes. Loved it! Please start with it and let me know what tou think.
I’ve read the 4th one in The Millenium Series and it was really good. You can try it.
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Lisbeth would definitely find it! 🙂
Of course she would yes! I miss Lisbeth. I’m about 2 books behind.
Have a good weekend!
Ah you’ve found the rare person who didn’t like Curious Incident, me! The format and style didn’t really work for me, unfortunately. I’m glad you enjoyed it though, I know I’m definitely a black sheep on that one. Your take on this week’s topic is so unique!
Hi Jo! That’s one of the things I like most about reading. There is something for everyone. And if you don’t like the one you have, there is always another one waiting for you. 😉
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This is the most unique topic I’ve seen this week, kudos!
Aah yea!! Thank you Alicia! Coming from you, I’ll take it as a huge compliment!
I love the clever angle you took on this week! The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time tickles my fancy.
Hi Louise! It’s a different type of read and might not appeal to everyone, but it’s worth giving it a try for sure.
This was such a cute post, and I loved the pics you included! Math wasn’t a favorite of mine, but I did really enjoy reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, so maybe I’d really enjoy some of the other books on this list! *adds to my TBR*
Hi there Leah! Glad you enjoyed our post! Just a bit of fun. I haven’t read all the books on this list and probably won’t read them all. But the ones that I have read, I’ll all recommend.
Have a good weekend and sorry for the late reply. 😉
I love your take on today’s topic, very creative! I am not a Math person but I am sure I probably have some titles on my list that would fall into that category!
Hi there Cindy! Not a math person either, but it was fun to put this post together.
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Oh, how fun! I’ve read the Rosie books and One Plus One, and really enjoyed them! I’m curious about The Housekeeper & the Professor — I’ll have to check it out!
I loved the Rosie Project trilogy and The One Plus One is my favourite JoJo Moyes.
I haven’t read The Housekeeper and The Professor yet either!
Such a fun, original take on the topic! I wasn’t a fan of math, but I did love the Millenium series!
Hi Lindsey! I think it’s obvious that I wasn’t a fan of maths either! 🤣
Also enjoyed the Millennium series and actually still read them with the Ghost writer and all.
I love how you approached this week’s topic! Of the books you’ve listed, the only one I’ve read is The Rosie Project, which I truly enjoyed.
Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
Hi Pam! I loved the whole Don Tilman trilogy and will probably read it again.
Glad you enjoyed our post!
Curious Incident is one of my favorite books EVER. So good.
Also a great stage play, if you get the chance to see it.
Hi there Lori! Glad to have a fellow fan of The Curious Case. I didn’t know it was a stage play. Haven’t seen it here in SA at all. But will keep an eye out.
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I have The Rosie Project on my TBR, glad to hear you enjoyed it. 🙂
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It’s a good series and all three books are worth the read. Hope you get to it soon! Let me know what you think of them.
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i loved the Rosie Project. Great selection of books.
Hi there Lisa! The whole series is so much fun. Loved it.
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Ooh, this post gave me a good chuckle! I love how creative you went with it 😃I’ve only read The Rosie Project and absolutely loved it so I’m looking forward to finishing the series at some point. Fab post!
Hi there Dini! Glad you enjoyed it. I always love having fun with TTT.
The Rosie Project really is a fun series and you won’t make a mistake reading them.
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time was excellent!
I know!! I actually need to read it again.
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I love seeing how you are talking back to Math. I never dared to do that, but, led by your example, perhaps I will in the future.
I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a list of Math-ish books!
Wha ha ha Debbie! No, I don’t think I actually have the guts as well. Elza is the cheeky one. I have a colleague who is BRILLIANT with Maths. I think she might have the guts to talk back to Maths and get away with it as well.
Feels like a real “teacher” topic. Have a great day.
It most probably is! I did it at school this morning while I was actually suppose to be on a Zoom meeting. Sjuus….
I love this. 🙂 And the Rosie books look good. I really love the look of the Millenium series though- those look like Greg reads. :):)
All three books in the Rosie Trilogy are soooo good. It is a fun series, but deep enough not to be fluff.
Yes, The Millenium series is brilliant. The whole story around Stieg Larson is just as interesting. I like the newer ones too with the “ghost” writer. You basically don’t notice there’s a change of authors.
Try to get hold of them and let me know when you get to read them.
Ooh I didn’t know there was an author issue- now I must know more!
Google Stieg Larson! It’s VERY interesting!!