Hello everyone and thank you for joining me for my second ever Top 5 Wednesday!! This was started by GingerReadsLainey, and I have to say...this topic is a lot harder than last week's! I had to go back through all the books I have here with me, to find some that have actual chapter titles, rather than numbers! But never fear, I have found some fabulous ones...and I hope you'll bear with me as I go all English-Lit analytical on them! I hope you enjoy :)
5) "Detached nouns and the other early trials for the language learner" - The Humans, Matt Haig
Kicking off with a bit of Haig! I just love this because a) I don't know what a detached noun is...so how can I expect an alien/new English learner to?! and b) it just captures the essence of quirk which is so inherent in this fantastic novel!
4) "Is this question useful?" - The Shock of the Fall, Nathan Filer
This is the title to a very short chapter from Filer, about the questions mental health patients get asked, and how much they actually matter. Does a mental health practitioner have an expected answer/plan of action in his/her head? If so, does that change if the answer given is unexpected? Are mental health patients really listened to?
3) "A queenless colony is a pitiful and melancholy community; there may be a mournful wail or lament from within...Without intervention, the colony will die. But introduce a new queen, and the most extravagant change takes place." - The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
This is a bit of a cheat...as this wasn't the chapter title, but the best example of the cute little bee facts at the start of each chapter in this book! I love how this gives bees a personality, and just think it is so interesting!
2) "U'KIP, If You Want, We're Awake" - Revolution, Russell Brand
Ah Russell Brand - who knew you were funny?! :P
1) "In praise of thin skins" - Reasons to Stay Alive, Matt Haig
"You need to feel life's terror to feel its wonder." This is just so beautiful, and comforting and motivational - I can't think of a better chapter title to top my list!
What I love about this topic was that it actually managed to tease out a few books that haven't appeared in anything else yet - yay! I think everyone is going to need to grow to accept that none of my posts would be complete without a sprinkling of Haig though!
Maybe I should rename my blog "The Shrine to Haig"...bit stalkerish??