Wednesday, October 5, 2011

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 03

Several months ago I found this book challenge (since then I have seen many variations of it, but I like this one best!), and have been intrigued about how I would answer the questions posed. Feel free to comment with your own answer or post the challenge to your own blog.

The best book you've read in the last 12 months

      I've been talking with my friends at school about young adult books. There are books out there in the world that are soooo good that it doesn't matter who the target audience is EVERYONE who reads them loves them, and then there are some young adult novels that make me wish I were younger, so I could love them with my younger and less...worldly...brain and heart. An Abundance of Katherines is one of those books. I love it! I recommend it to anyone who ask, "What book should I read?" and my 35 year-old brain knows more and my heart has grown because of this book. However, there are times, at night especially, when I'm awake thinking about, um, life that I wish 17 year-old Stephanie could have read this book. Knowing exactly what she thought and seeing how it would have shaped her is different than speculating about what I would have thought about this book and it makes me a little jealous of those people who will get to be 35 thinking about how this book changed their lives as they thumb through it reading the notes they made in the margins when their hearts weren't heavy with age and experience.

Day 01 – A book series you wish had gone on longer OR a book series you wish would just freaking end already (or both!)
Day 02 – A book or series you wish more people were reading and talking about
Day 03 – The best book you’ve read in the last 12 months
Day 04 – Your favorite book or series ever
Day 05 – A book or series you hate
Day 06 – Favorite book of your favorite series
Day 07 – Least favorite plot device employed by way too many books you actually enjoyed otherwise
Day 08 – A book everyone should read at least once
Day 09 – Best scene ever
Day 10 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 11 – A book that disappointed you
Day 12 – A book or series of books you’ve read more than five times
Day 13 – Favorite childhood book OR current favorite YA book (or both!)
Day 14 – Favorite character in a book
Day 15 – Your “comfort” book
Day 16 – Favorite poem or collection of poetry
Day 17 – Favorite story or collection of stories (short stories, novellas, novelettes, etc.)
Day 18 – Favorite beginning scene in a book
Day 19 – Favorite book cover (bonus points for posting an image!)
Day 20 – Favorite kiss

Day 21 – Favorite romantic/sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships)
Day 22 – Favorite non-sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships)
Day 23 – Most annoying character ever
Day 24 – Best quote from a novel
Day 25 – Any five books from your “to be read” stack
Day 26 – OMG WTF? OR most irritating/awful/annoying book ending
Day 27 – If a book contains ______, you will always read it (and a book or books that contain it)!
Day 28 – First favorite book or series obsession
Day 29 – Saddest character death OR best/most satisfying character death (or both!)
Day 30 – What book are you reading right now?

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