30 Day Book Challenge: Day 27, 28, 29, and 30

My Name Is Memory - Ann Brashares The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Ana Juan, Catherynne M. Valente The Brides of Rollrock Island - Margo Lanagan The Selection  - Kiera Cass Deerskin - Robin McKinley Zel - Donna Jo Napoli Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West - Gregory Maguire


30 Day Book Challenge Header


Once again been without internet access, turns out my new phone carrier doesn't pick up at my house. 


Day 27: The Most Surprising Plot Twist or Ending


My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares


I haven't read a lot of books that surprised me in the end. Most books seem to have enough foreshadowing that I can predict what is going to happen. MNiM surprised me because I didn't see the story ending in a bittersweet way but it did. 


Day 28:  Favorite Title of a Book


There are two titles that I think are awesome and make me want to read the book each time I see them. 


The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente - This mouthful of a title sounds like it would be full of magical creatures and stubborn young protagonists. 


The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan - This title just screams "wife from the sea" and I grew up reading stories about men who married seal women (selkies) only to be abandoned later. 


Day 29: A Book Everyone Hated But You Liked


The Selection by Kiera Cass - I liked it well enough. A lot of people I follow seemed to dislike it quite a bit. I totally understand where they are coming from but it didn't hit me as hard I think as everyone else. 


Day 30: Your Favorite Book of All Time (doing this one early while I have internet)


I don't even think I could choose a favorite book of all time. There are so many books that I have loved for so many reasons. Most of I already talked about.


The Hobbit, Ella Enchanted, My Name is Memory, Deerskin, Stardust, I could just keep going with this list. Some of my very favorites fall into the retold fairy tales subgenre. Zel by Donna Jo Napoli is one that I haven't had a copy of in years and loved so much. I miss it. Wicked was a retelling of the Wicked Witch of the West and I loved the backstory involved in Elphaba's evolution into the WWoW. 


It is not possible for me to choose amongst them. They are all my favorites.


30 Day Book Challenge



Reblogged from Reading Wolf