If you have followed me on the blog for a while it might not have escaped your notice that I am quite endeared by the Minions from the Despicable Me movies and their own movie The Minions. To say I have a few Minion things in my house would be a small understatement. I have a minion lamp on my bed stand, 3 plushies, a gazillion little figurines, a bag, stickers, and so on. Ahum.
And other people like to support my habit. Liesbet from Zwartraafje sends me whatsapp pictures of Minion adds in stores. My husband tends to be happy to pay for minion things. I swear this is the whole enabling book buying thing all over again.
In any case, now that top ten tuesday (as always created by The Broke and the Bookish) is back from hiatus, I thought it would be great to start this off with something that I love and to figure out book recommendations for it. Which was actually rather hard. Because what is it exactly that draws us (or rather me) to these minions? And can we find that in books? And have I even read them? So in some cases I might not have read these books but I feel like the would fit regardless based on what I have heard of them.
Looking at myself, yellow is what draws me into these little ones at first. It is my favorite color so…Do you know I actually barely own any yellow books? It is ridiculous really. So of course I struggled with this first item.
Another thing that I love about the Minions is that they are humorous things. They are a bit clueless at moments and that creates humor. But they also love to laugh at themselves and sometimes even have a bit of a blunt and cruel sense of humor. I like all kinds of humor in my books (as long as it isn’t making fun of others and such) so I’d imagine others do too.
But the Minions are als quite endearing to me as creatures and deep inside they have a soft spot for things like Gru’s girls and villains.
The Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones
Villains and/or Minions
Of course the Minions love their villains and want more than anything to be minions to a villain. That desperate need is so intriguing honestly.
Villains They Would Totally Go For
Have you read any of these books? Do you think they could be a great fit for Minion lovers? Do you like the Minions?