Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Road Trip Wednesday.

This is a weekly thing done over at YA Highway. They ask questions, people answer. This is the first time I've ever participated but I've been reading others for awhile now. I saw the questions and thought, 'What the hell?' and here we are.

Question One: What are the three best books you've read all year?

1.) Easily Atonement by Ian McEwan. It blew me away. It was the first book I read all year and I can still remember it perfectly. And I want to reread it more than you know.

2.) The Mortal Instruments trilogy by Cassandra Clark. These books made me sad, angry, heated, passionate, happy, and every other emotion under the sun. I cared about these characters and wanted them to succeed, to be happy. I loved them all.

3.) Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton. Now, in all honesty, this may not have been in the top three best books I've read this year. But it was in the top three favorite. The Anita Blake series had dissolved into nothing but sex for the last few books. Don't get me wrong, I love a good sex scene as much as the next girl. But the series lost the danger, the action, and the thrill that kept me coming back. In this one, Laurell found her magic again. And I fell in love with this series all over again.

Question Two: If I could meet any author, alive or dead, who would I meet?

Laurell K. Hamilton. Her series was the first one that ever really hooked me. There had been books I liked in the past, but hers was the first I couldn't not read. I've read every book of hers except two, one that just came out and one that was her first one ever published. I'm buying Divine Misdemeanors ASAP and I'm starting Nightseer soon. I think I would die of giddyness if I ever meet her in real life.

Question Three: What books am I looking forward to in 2010?

There are a few people I've interacted with over at AW that I'm excited to read their new books. The new Anita Blake comes out in 2010 (I like Laurell K. Hamilton in case you didn't catch on yet). But mostly I just look for books as they come out. Looking at books that haven't been published yet just make me yell, "WANT NAO. CANNOT WAIT." (That's what she said.)

Well there you have it. It's been fun. I didn't think I'd have that much to say. Go figure.


Veronica said...

I am glad that your RTW post contains a that's what she said.

Also, upon reading this, I looked up Mortal Instruments and decided to add them to my steadily growing and completely impossible to conquer reading list. :-)

Amanda said...

You won't regret it. Promise.

Kaitlin Ward said...

I really need to read the Mortal Instruments series. I'd stubbornly decided I would dislike it, but everyone loves it, so I think I'd best give it a try!

Amanda Hannah said...

I know exactly what you mean about the Anita Blake series. I actually gave up on them a few books back for the same reason. Might have to pick them back up if it gets back to what the first few books were like. Loved those.

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