So there is a prompt. And I’m going to somewhat ignore it and spin it to my own devious means because a) I’m Loki and I do what I want, and b) “all time favourite books” IS TOO HARD, and c) I feel like you guys know my favourite book obsessions too well already.
Come on, can’t you guess what would go on a list of my “favourite books ever”?! Basically all the Maggie Stiefvater books, The Fault in Our Stars, The Hunger Games, Half Bad, Gone, Sarah J Maas’ tear filled books, and all the Cassandra Clare and Holly Black and A.G. Howard and etc. etc….
GEE. I’m predictable and boring. You’re already asleep by this point, I just know it.
SO. I’m going to do a list of…
MY FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2015
Okay, yes, I’m aware that it’s only March. But I’ve read 47 books so far and some were incredible.
This Week’s Prompt: Top Ten Books You Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS from the past 3 years (you can extend it to 5 if you need to).
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Peoples, I’m aware this is an Australian affair, but IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS DUOLOGY YET, YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON LIFE. You are! I cannot even flail enough! I went into book one (Disruption) completely apathetic. I left a wailing fangirl. (Not that that’s hard, but still…) If I could only have one OTP, it’d probably be Quentin and Maggie. Maggie is insanely snarky and tough and she she inspires me no end. It’s girl saves boy in this book.
I also may or may not have flailed uproariously just opening the book.
Because there is magic! And paranormal mafia! And cats! Wait…I don’t like cats. (I’m allergic, stop looking at me like that.) And basically I plan to do a post proving how magnanimously awesome these books are.
Basically: ALL THE HOLLY BLACK! She’s a new favourite author of mine. Very new. I only face-planted headfirst into her marvellousness when I read The Iron Trial and it was all magic and faeries after that.
I am, quite literally, dying for the Tithe series.
But I digress! The Darkest Part of the Forest didn’t surprise me (I knew it’d be awesome) but it has FAERIES! and an unconscious HORNED BOY! and knights and armour and swords and FOOD! and a creepy little town!
It should’ve been titled: A Book Cait Will Like Muchly And Devour within the Hour.*
* The rhyming skills are also awesome, admit it.
Surprised? OF COURSE NOT! I’m a wild fan of these books. I will defend Morpheus to the moon and back! Although, as I was discussing with Lisa recently, it’s an interesting series this one…because we don’t so much as ship Morpheus with the protagonist, Alyssa…but we ship him with ourselves.
So there’s that.
Also it was a perfect trilogy ending and beautiful and nasty. I am so happy I could cry.
This was epic. Of course it was! It’s Marissa Meyer! If you have any doubts (shame on you, though) about reading from the villain’s perspective: BELAY THEM IMMEDIATELY!
I managed to simultaneously loathe and feel sorry for the evil Queen Levana.
It was an exhausting experience and I had to take a moment to lie down and gather myself.
This was my first Jandy Nelson. Now I want to read ALL the Jandy Nelson. It was beautiful and incredible and extraordinarily well written. She actually writes ART. She writes painting and emotion and drawing and charcoal and colours. SHE WRITES THEM.
Of course I’ve been reading Cassandra Clare this year. And yes I will read The Infernal Devices…soon. The only reason I’m putting them off is because I already have 7 Cassandra Clare books and it makes sense to my adorable brain to collect THEM ALL. Therefore I’m waiting until I have money. Then I’ll buy The Infernal Devices.
But I digress! (Again!) The Bane Chronicles was a perfect collection of glitter and Magnus. Mostly glitter. There was this one time he fell in love with a plate, too.
This series gets hated on recreationally, BUT! I loved it. I loved it from the first sentence when Thomas had no idea what was going on, to the last sentence when…um….Thomas had no idea what’s going on.
I still loved it, okay?
I have read this (when I was like 13) but, after the awesomeness that is the movie, I decided a reread was in order.
The book felt about 10 times more meaningful and deep and layered than the first time I read it. (This is why I need to reread more, right?!) And the details of releasing were absolutely frightening. GAH. What even is this society?! Also I love how The Giver is proof that you can write deep, gritty things for middle-grade audiences.
You know that feeling of opening up a book and thinking, “This book is so very much me.” Well. Skulduggery Pleasant gives me that feeling. (Engie gives fabulous recommendations.) I’m only up to book 4, obviously, BUT! I love them a lot. Basically a sarcastic skeleton and his sarcastic apprentice kick evil butts and wield magic. What is not to love?!
I have book 5 on my to-be-read pile and I’m going to tackle it this March. I just have to be brave, because it’s huge and also: FEELINGS.
what are some of the best books you’ve read this year?! and how is everyone going with their yearly book challenges? ahead, behind, on top, upside down? (erm…ignore me, i’m just weird) and feel free to link me to your TTT posts as well!
Cait @ Paper Fury
…is currently reading THE HELP and basically envisioning Southern fried chicken and Emma Stone’s wild, wild hair. It’s an incredible book. It makes her sad. #lifeofabookworm Besides this, she’s been making mini-book necklaces for her etsy store and dreading finishing the last few episodes of Leverage. Season finales are not okay.