I signed up for:
Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time categories. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres.
The books I read were:
1. Among Others by Jo Walton
2. Thirteenth Child by Patricia Wrede
3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
4. Lost Things by Melissa Scott and Jo Graham
5. Death by Silver by Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold
6. The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett
7. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
So, seven books read for this year's challenge. All were good reads, although a couple weren't quite what I thought they might be... three in fact. Four were very good. I wanted most of the books to be books I owned and five of them were so I'm happy with that. I didn't read several bigger books that I wanted to get off the tbr pile so that's not so good. I *could* have done a bit better than this but I'm in a Vintage Crime mood at the moment so didn't concentrate on fantasy books as much as previous years. Never mind.
Some years I have difficulty choosing a favourite book but not this year. It's:
Among Others by Jo Walton. This one had everything for me, a brilliant first person narrator, a strong mystery element, a 'school' background, and many, many science-fiction book recommendations. Jo Walton is definitely one of my new favourite authors.
So that's it for another year. As always, thanks to Carl for hosting and I'm already looking forward to September and R.I.P.