Thursday, August 4, 2011

30 Days of Books - Day 1

I'm sure by now you've seen the various 30 day memes floating around blog-land. I've always wanted to do one, but I never found one that just felt "right" to me. At least till now. Through The Bibliophile, who found it at Chimneys and Magic is the 30 Day Book Meme. It doesn't look like Chimneys and Magic actually created it, but it's where I found the list, so credit is going to her. Here's the official prompt.

Day 01 – The best book you read last year
Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times
Day 03 – Your favourite series
Day 04 – Favourite book of your favourite series
Day 05 – A book that makes you happy
Day 06 – A book that makes you sad
Day 07 – Most underrated book
Day 08 – Most overrated book
Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 10 – Favourite classic book
Day 11 – A book you hated
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 13 – Your favourite writer
Day 14 – Favourite book of your favorite writer
Day 15 – Favourite male character
Day 16 – Favourite female character
Day 17 – Favourite quote(s) from your favourite book(s)
Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Day 19 – Favourite book turned into a movie
Day 20 – Favourite romance book
Day 21 – Favourite book from your childhood
Day 22 – Favourite book you own
Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
Day 24 – A book that you wish more people would’ve read
Day 25 – A character who you can relate to the most
Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 – Favourite title(s)
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 – Your favourite book of all time

I have decided I'm going to try not to reuse books. Because my favorite book of all time could probably go under book that I've reread 3 or more times, favorite book I own, favorite romance book, etc... Although you're going to have to wait to find out just what that is since it's on Day 30. And I don't plan on posting these every single day, but will hopefully get through all 30 days. I think it's going to be fun, and hopefully you do too and decide to play along. So let's get started with...

Day 01 – The best book you read last year
Is it bad that I can't actually choose just one from last year? If I start this now I can only imagine how many books I'll be listing by the end, but there's a few that stand out that I can't decide between. Obviously I'm not alone with these choices since all are, or at least will be, movies. So my favorites for the last year (linking to each review) are...
One Day by David Nicholls
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 1 2 3
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

If you're going to be joining in on all 30 days, please let me know in the comments below. Or if you just want to answer one, what was the best book you read last year?

1 comment:

  1. I am not sure if I will be participating because life is pretty crazy right now but I am so going to enjoy reading!

    I havent read any of these but have Water for Elephants and The Hunger Games. Now if I could just get around to reading more!