Now here we are, three months later, and it's over again for another year. Sad, but on the other hand it's been huge fun.
Anyway, back in March I decided to do:
Which was to read five books that fit anywhere within the fantasy genre.
The books I read were:
1. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
2. The Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
3. Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch
4. Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton
5. Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch
6. Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
7. The Various by Steve Augarde
8. The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook
9. The Bell at Sealey Head by Patricia McKillip
A bit of a mixed bag there. There're the three Rivers of London books that Ben Aaronovitch has written so far. I had no idea I would like those so much that I would have to read them all very quickly! And at last I've made a start on Robin Hobb's Ship of Magic series, so I'm very pleased about that. There were a couple that were basically romances in the fantasy genre and none the worse for that - Casting Spells and The Iron Duke. I read one book I'd never had any intention of reading because I knew it was about football, Unseen Academicals, and was shocked at how much I liked it. And then there were two books, The Various and The Bell at Sealey Head that felt almost real enough to actually happen when I read them, that was an odd experience I have to say!
A favourite? That's a tough question as I was lucky this year and all nine books were good reads. I think it's a tie between Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett and The Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb. Both of these were absolutely superb and I loved them to bits... Unseen Academicals especially so as it was such a shock that I liked it as much as I did. It's always nice when that happens.
This is the photo I posted on the 21st. March of some of the books I thought I ought to read:
Looking (rather shamefaced) at that it seems I managed two and a half. The half is because I read about half of Terry Pratchett's new book of short stories but have not yet finished it, so am not counting that. All in all I read five of my own books, which include two from that shelf and one Kindle book. Three on the list were library books and the last belongs to my eldest daughter. To be honest I'm actually quite pleased that I did in fact manage to read five books off my tbr pile!
So that's it for another year. I've really enjoyed the challenge and would like to thank Carl once again for hosting. Last week I put aside two books for R.I.P. in September. Yes... I really, really did. LOL.