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: 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 1

I got this idea from idratherdreamofjune over on tumblr  – Thanks 🙂

 

Day 1:

  • Overall – best books read in 2015?

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Thorn by Intisar Khanani

Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani

The Bone Knife (A Novella) by Intisar Khanani

Magic Thief: Home (#4) by Sarah Prineas

Vision in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop

Dead Heat (Alpha and Omega #4) by Patricia Briggs

Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) by Ilona Andrews

Renegade Magic (Kat, Incorrigible #2) by Stephanie Burgis

The Forgotten Sisters (Princess Academy #3) by Shannon Hale

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry

Kashka by Ellen Kindt McKenzie

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

Jinx’s Fire by Sage Blackwood

Jackaby (#1) by William Ritter

The Hollow Boy (Lockwood & Co #3) by Jonathan Stroud

Fullmetal Alchemist Volumes 1 -8 by Hiromu Arakawa

Villain Keeper (The Last Dragon Charmer) by Laurie McKay

Grimjinx Rebellion (#3) by Brian Farrey

A Pocket Full of Murder by R. J. Anderson

  • Best series you discovered in 2015?

If I can count the interconnected stories of Intisar Khanani as a series, definitely that! Thorn, Sunbolt, and The Bone Knife!!!

 

Otherwise, it would be the webcomics/webseries of The Silver Eye by Laura Hollingsworth. Amazing art, intriguing worldbuilding and a fantastic story.

 

I don’t know if I was supposed to list quite so many books. And I am woefully behind on my reading so there are about two dozen books that came out this year that I very much want to read but just have not gotten to yet!