So do you guys remember friday favorites?
Probably not, since the last friday favorite book review I posted was in December. This is mostly because I'm intimidated (sometimes* I feel like I'm not doing a favorite book of mine justice). But whatever the reason, I've decided I MUST get back into it. The whole point of the feature on my blog was hopefully to get some of you guys reading some of my favorite, most treasured books that I've reread constantly over the years. Even if my reviews aren't up to par, posting a review is better than no review.
Since I recently compiled a must-read book recommendation list for a friend, I decided I'd post it here and then proceed to *attempt* to review every book on this list. I've already done some, yay!
links are to the book reviews I have done.
RCS= review coming soon
Also, I'm"retiring" extremely positive reviews that I've done since starting blogging and making a new label "new favorites" for favorites that are--well--new, and haven't stood the test of year(s) yet.
Here it goes:
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: Okay, I reviewed this one and absolutely did NOT do it justice. I can't even express my love for this book coherently, and my review is noticeably devoid of the emotion I feel for this book. In any case, if there's a single ONE of you out there who hasn't read it, I will go on a blogging strike in protest until everyone has. It's just that amazing.**
- Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta: RCS
- Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson: This book really grew on me. I liked it the first time I read it (and wrote my review shortly after) and now I LOVE it. So the review has a lot more of a cooler reaction than I really feel. I think I may have to revise and repost it and make it into a NF.
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie: most recent favorite read, a NF.
- Looking for Alaska by John Green: RCS
- Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers: NF
- Chrestomanci series (particularly Charmed Life) by Diana Wynne Jones: RCS
- Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones***: another one of my reviews that doesn't give this book justice. I love it so much that it hurts. Really. I sort of worship DWJ. I've run out of compliments, so don't be surprised if a lot of her books turn up on friday favorites.
- Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge
- The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas: RCS
- Erec Rex: Dragon's Eye by Kaza Kingsley: RCS
- The Windsinger Trilogy by William Nicholson: RCS
- The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding
- Sabriel by Garth Nix: RCS
- Seventh Tower series by Garth Nix: RCS
- Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness quartet) by Tamora Pierce: another review that doesn't give justice.
- Wild Magic (The Immortals Quartet) by Tamora Pierce: RCS
- The Darkangel Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce: RCS
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore: RCS
- Flora Segunda by Ysabeau S. Wilce: RCS
- The Squire's Tales series by Gerald Morris: RCS
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: RCS
- The God of Small Things by Adrundhati Roy
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: RCS
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison: RCS
- The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood: RCS
- Atonement by Ian McEwan: RCS
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathon Foer: RCS
Assorted Other favorites:
- I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
- Enders Game by Orson Scott Card: RCS
-I may do short mini reviews of a few really old child favorites (Francess Burnett, Roald Dahl, Edward Eager, etc).
Also, tune in on Thursday--I'll be posting a new meme****** then, hosted by yours truly!
But getting back on topic (this is a really patchwork post) do we have any favorites in common? I <3 style="font-size:78%;">*heh. More like all the times.
** AMAZINGAMAZINGAMAZING! If I could force everyone in the whole WORLD to read it I would.
***Lemme guess. You've never heard of Diana Wynne Jones? BLASPHEMY! I love DWJ with all my reading heart and it breaks my heart into little pieces when I hear that most of you have never read any books by her. GO FULFILL YOUR LIFE IMMEDIATELY! (start with Howl's).
**** I <3>Odd.
****** Well, I'm already overusing the footnotes. So. *hint hint* it has something to do with beauty :)