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Someone somewhere thought of this meme for book bloggers, and I happened to pick it up from my friends at the Egotist’s Club. It’s a handy way for me to briefly talk about the books that I love, that opened my eyes, and that delighted me. It also gets me one post a day for the month of May. To be honest, there will be lots of overlap among certain writers and certain books, with especial bias towards the authors I have known the longest. I tend to be fairly loyal that way. But I also promise to strive for diversity in my book choices wherever I legitimately may. After all, it might defeat the purpose of this meme for all 30 posts to be only about J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Rosemary Sutcliff, wouldn’t it? (I think I hear some of you protesting that no, it wouldn’t!)

Also, I am going to limit the scope to novels and books relating to fantasy, science fiction, mythology, and historical adventure. [EDIT: No, I’m not. That would be stupid. Any book or major story is game. I exclude only the Bible, because otherwise it would sweep all the positive awards. Really, all the best stories you will ever need to read are contained in the Bible, and all the best characters, and all the best quotes, etc. I say this not just as a Christian, but as a writer and bibliophile.]

Here are the post topics for each day of May.

Day 01 – The best book you read last year
Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times
Day 03 – Your favorite series
Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite 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 – Favorite classic book
Day 11 – A book you hated
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 13 – Your favorite writer
Day 14 – Favorite book of your favorite writer
Day 15 – Favorite male character
Day 16 – Favorite female character
Day 17 – Favorite quote from your favorite book
Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Day 19 – Favorite book turned into a movie
Day 20 – Favorite romance book
Day 21 – Favorite book from your childhood
Day 22 – Favorite 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 – Favorite title
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 – Your favorite book of all time

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