Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Favorite Book Challenge

I couldn't even imagine picking just five books as the rules state so, instead, I decided on four series.

At the end of a hallway rests a white door. Behind that white door is a purple room. In that purple room sits two bookshelves. On the top shelf of the right bookshelf rests these four series:

Harry Potter: A set of seven based around a boy wizard whose destiny it is to rescue the wizarding world from the Dark Lord Voldemort.
See this convenient link for (almost) everything I have to say on Harry Potter.
Pendragon: The journals of Bobby Pendragon chronicle his quest to save Halla (n. the entire universe) along with his fellow Travelers.
This series is just so creative; every little detail amazes me with the fact that someone (D. J. MacHale) actually thought of it. [Extra tidbit - I will be hosting a Wonderful Week for this series starting sometime in August or September]
The Hunger Games: Katniss Everdeen is launched into the Hunger Games, a tournament where twenty-four children are forced to fight to the death.
I love the concept and the emotional complexity; it makes you think.
The Mortal Instruments: Clary Fray unlocks a world of secrets when she stumbles upon the Shadowhunters, not the least of which is the truth about her father, Valentine.
This is just amusing to me; I love the dialogue and the characters (and I was rooting for Magnus and Alec to get together since the beginning).


  1. I've read all of HP, and have read books 1-2 of the Mortal Instruments. Hunger Games was already on my list, and I've added Pendragon now :)

  2. That's 3 times I've seen Hunger Games now. I definitely need to get hold of that to read.

  3. Everyone raves about Hunger Games, and I still haven't read it. Thanks for participating in the blogfest!

  4. The Hunger Games is a poorly written book unless you like lots of exclamation points, bad prose, and unbelievable scenarios.

  5. Harry Potter and the Hunger Games made it into my list too!

    I've read the Mortal Instruments novels but I'm not crazy about them.

  6. I agree with the Harry potter series. the rest I will have to read now. :)

  7. Trisha, I would warn you that Pendragon is a series of ten (however, they are all out already).

    Angeline, if you have an e-reader, I would suggest getting them on that if they're not too expensive. The wait at the library will be enormous.

    Teralyn, but of course. You're so busy reading books for conferences. -is jealous-

    Michael, I have very well aware of your view point on that particular trilogy.

    M. J. Fifield, whoza (or however you spell it)! I can see the thing with the Mortal Instruments as the plot can be kind of wavy (so saw the thing with Sebastian coming, all of it) but it's just one of those things that makes me extremely happy.

    Jo, I would start with Pendragon.

  8. Ahh, it's nice to know I'm not the only one who hasn't read The Hunger Games yet! I've been meaning to though. :) And Harry Potter = <3

    Great choices! Your blog is really neat by the way.



  9. I've read The Hunger Games and Harry Potter series, but not the other two. Harry Potter is my favorite series, and on my top books list. It would be hard to choose 5.

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  10. Congratulations on winning that book from Theresa's blog Brooke.

  11. I'm visiting my grandparents for a few weeks.

    I'm currently having trouble with this week's story but I'll post it as soon as I can. I also have a few other things planned.

    Don't worry. I'm not completely absent.

  12. I loved the Hunger Games trilogy and really want to read all of Cassandra Clare's books. :-)