I saw ThePrettyBooks doing this challenge and as I am unable to catch them all because I live too far from the city centre (damn you Nintendo, suburbs are a thing) and I thought this might be a fun idea.
Original Idea and Graphics by: ReadAtMidnight
There are two book series I can remember reading really young, one of which was A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, and the other was (as I assume would be the same for quite a few people my age) Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling. But the book that probably inspired to read most was Dragonfly by Julia Golding which was actually a gift from my Aunt for Christmas at some point.
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. I remember listening to the audiobook on long journeys as a child and, to be honest, this is probably the book that got me into high fantasy.
I don’t think there is one. There’s some popular books I tried but didn’t enjoy, but none I lost interesting in because it’s everywhere.
A lot of high fantasy has a similar vibes (as many seem to take inspiration from J. R. R. Tolkien) and I love the majority of them anyway.
I put off reading A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin for this reason but the only one currently is Les Misérables by Victor Hugo which I’ve being putting of for years, it’s not called ‘The Brick’ for nothing.
Seregil and Alec from The Nightrunner Series by Lynn Flewelling are my all time favourite couple from any book ever; their relationship was so well written, their banter is incredible and the series itself is amazing.
The first books that come to mind for this are The Jack West Jr Series by Matthew Reilly. And I’m so excited as there should be a new book out soon!
I can’t think of one currently, possibly Harry Potter or Sherlock Holmes (by Arthur Conan Doyle) if they are done well, but I’ve had mixed feeling on the last adaptions (if they count) and spin-offs. If something like The Nightrunner books had spin-offs, I don’t think I’d ever get tired of them.
I enjoyed Vicious by V. E. Schwab more than I was expecting, but the one that surprised me most was The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace, I’m not a fan of poetry in general, but this genuinely moved me to tears.
I see The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer all over Tumblr and they look like it’s a really cool concept, I even own the first book, but I still haven’t had a chance to read it.
I don’t particularly wish I owned any special editions, although I am collecting all the illustrated editions of the Harry Potter books, and I do own this edition of Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, which I love.
I can’t think of any right now because I’ve been trying to cut down on buying books by not looking at any coming out soon.
Currently only Maggie Stiefvater along with a few fantasy authors.
I don’t tag anyone in particular but if you want, have a go!