Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 13

Your favorite writer… I really have to pick just one?! I’m not sure I can do that. Hmm, if I had to pick just one, I’d have to say Neil Gaiman. He has this ability to tell a story that people already know, in a way that makes it completely new. If you’ve never read any of his books, what are you waiting for, really? I would also recommend that you listen to at least one of his audiobooks, one that he narrates himself. It truly is a magical experience. Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 13

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 12

A book you love, but hate at the same time… Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Obviously this is a classic that is on most must read lists. It’s very well written and that is one of the reasons that I love this book. However, just the premises of not being able to read books really gets my hackles up. So that is why I pick this book for this Challenge. Be careful how much control you let others have over you/society… (Read Banned Books) Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 12

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 9

A book you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving… Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov This is probably the hardest one so far to answer. I don’t typically read books that I don’t think I will like. Just the act of reading is enjoyable! I guess you could say that I didn’t want to like Lolita. The story is obviously repulsive and very much taboo, but the writing is superb. The writing style makes the reader truly feel what the narrator is experiencing and expressing. I can see why it makes so many lists of must read books. Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 9

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 8

Most overrated book… The Selection series by Kiera Cass I picked these because they could have been so much better. Too much fluff and not enough substance. The story itself wasn’t bad, but it needed a bit more grit. It was designed to be a dystopian story, but it lacked that sense of urgency that a dystopian story needs. Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 8

Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 7

A book that makes you laugh… The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde I love British dry humor, I also love obscure references to literary works. This series provides both along with a bit of sci-fi because the story is set in an alternate universe. If you haven’t read this, what are you waiting for? Continue reading Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 7