A Fortnight of Bookish Posts: Days 12 – 14

Day 12:

  • Book you still aren’t sure of your feelings on:

As in ever? Because I was full of certitude about everything I read this past year. I still question whether some of those Ann Aguirre books I read were really worth reading at all.

  • Series you gave up on in 2015:

I wasn’t really ever in it, but I read The Name of the Blade by Zoe Marriott (who has written other books I did like) and could not bring myself to continue the series. It was a struggle just to complete that first one.

Day 13:

  • Favorite passage/quote of 2015:

There are two kinds of guilt. The kind that’s a burden and the kind that gives you purpose. Let your guilt be your fuel. Let it remind you of who you want to be. Draw a line in your mind. Never cross it again. You have a soul. It’s damaged but it’s there. Don’t let them take it from you.

Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes

(I did not get around to this book but I really appreciated this quote when I saw it.)

  • Book which had the overall greatest impact on you this year:

Let God’s Light Shine Forth by Pope Benedict XVI

Day 14:

  • A book you didn’t read this year that will be your #1 priority in 2016?

Winter by Marissa Meyer!!!

  • New book you are most anticipating for 2016?

2016 looks like a pretty exciting year for books! There are at least fifty books that I am looking forward to, many of them sequels and final installments in series, but here are the ones that I am most eager to read…

  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Memories of Ash by Intisar Khanani
  • The Dark Talent: Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson (At LONG last)
  • Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
  • Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop
  • Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
  • See How They Run by Ally Carter
  • Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling by Tony Cliff
  • A Little Taste of Poison by R. J. Anderson
  • Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
  • The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

 

 

A Fortnight of Bookish Posts: Day 10 and Day 11

Day 10:

  • The book I read but have already forgotten:

Magicalamity by Kate Saunders

(Once I looked at the description I remembered reading it, but just staring at the cover? Nothing. Nada.)

  • Book with a scene that left you reeling:

The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud. That ending was terrible and had me ranting to my poor sister and various friends!

Day 11:

  • Book you can’t believe you waited till 2015 to read:

I guess Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson. Most everything else was from 2015 or I had never really heard about until right before I read it. But I was well aware of Warbreaker and just a bit daunted by the length and lack of an ending.

  • Book you read in 2015 and are most likely to reread in 2016?

Probably Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop before book four comes out this spring.

A Fortnight of Bookish Posts: Day 9

Day 9:

  • Favorite non-romance relationship:

Several of these 🙂

Jinx and Simon from Jinx’s Fire by Sage Blackwood

Jackaby and Abigail in Jackaby by William Ritter  (So happy to see a partnership without any romantic undertones whatsoever!)

Conn and Nevery, Conn and Benet, Conn and Rowan, and Conn and Pip in Magic Thief: Home (Magic Thief #4) by Sarah Prineas

The relationships amongst the Grimjinx family in The Grimjinx Rebellion (The Vengekeep Prophecies #3) by Brian Farrey

  • Best non-fiction book:

Let God’s Light Shine Forth by Pope Benedict XVI

A Fortnight of Bookish Posts: Days 5-8

Day 5:

  • Most thrilling, unputdownable book of 2015?

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry. Which seems a bit odd given the competition but  it was a mystery story and it flowed the best without my being so emotionally worked up that I had to walk away to regain perspective or calm down. That happened far too often this year. In the Afterlight. All Fall Down. Hollow Boy.

  • Book that was most outside your comfort zone/new genre exploration?

Fullmetal Alchemist due to the fact that it is a manga series. I never ever thought I would read a manga, but here we are.

 

Day 6:

  • Favorite cover of the year award goes to:

Jackaby (#1) by William Ritter

jackaby

  • Most beautifully-written book you read in 2015?

And again we have … 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

 

Day 7:

  • Most memorable character:

Alyrra/Thorn from Thorn by Intisar Khanani and Jinx from Jinx’s Fire by Sage Blackwood.

  • Most annoying character:

Ahaha, well, gonna have to go with Clara Stole of Winterspell. She had her share of contenders, many of them worthy of the this title as well, but Clara managed to annoy me more than any of them.

Day 8:

  • Favorite couple:

Are we talking established couple? People I would love to see end up together?? What?

Either way, every single couple from The Lunar Chronicles: Cress and Thorne, Wolf and Scarlet, Jacin and Winter, and Cinder and Kai.

And Charles and Anna from Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs, the fourth in her Alpha & Omega series.

  • Worst character death:

I suppose the awful (and completely unnecessary) death of Jedi Knight Tahl was the worst this year :((

 

A Fortnight of Bookish Posts: Day 2

Day 2:

  • Most surprising (in a good way) book of this year?

That would have to be 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. My sister read it and loved it, so I picked it up and just dove right in. I must have been about halfway finished when I realized that it was all real. The letters were all real.

I had thought it was fiction it was so perfect and magical and witty, full of warmth and generosity. But it was all real, a truth brought to bear with the ending. I cannot recommend this gem of friendship and a love of books highly enough!

  • Most disappointing book/book you wish you enjoyed more than you did?

This is distressingly easy to answer.

Winterspell by Claire Legrand.