Book Meme 2011

This Book Meme (or Book Challenge) was done in the month of May, 2011. I was participating with the members of the Egotist’s Club, and you may find it interesting to compare our choices. For a brief explanation of what it is, see my introductory post.

Day 01 – The best book you read last year
Tigana
by Guy Gavriel Kay
Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times
Kävik the Wolf Dog by Walt Morey
Day 03 – Your favorite series
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Day 04 – Favorite story by author of favorite series
Of Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien
Day 05 – A book that makes you happy
It’s a Magical World: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection by Bill Waterson
Day 06 – A book that makes you sad
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Day 07 – An underrated book
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Day 08 – An overrated book
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Day 10 – Favorite classic book
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Day 11 – A book you hated
Candide by Voltaire
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore
The Hero and The Crown by Robin McKinley
Day 13 – Your favorite writer(s)
J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis
Day 14 – Favorite books of your favorite writers
The Silmarillion by Tolkien, and Perelandra by Lewis
Day 15 – Favorite male character
Aquila from The Lantern Bearers
Day 16 – Favorite female character
Lucy Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia
Day 17 – Favorite quotes from some of my favorite books
Phantastes by George Macdonald and The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff
Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Day 19 – Best Film Adaptations of Books (3 Definitions)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Day 20 – Favorite romance book (or romance in a book)
Taran and Eilonwy, from The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
Day 21 – Favorite book from your childhood
Saint George and the Dragon, retold from Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene by Margaret Hodges, with illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman
Day 22 – Favorite book you own A book or series that is a guilty pleasure
the Dirk Pitt series by Clive Cussler
Day 23 – A book you have wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
Farmer Giles of Ham by Tolkien, The Once and Future King by T.H. White, The Magic Bicycle by John Bibee, The War With Hannibal by Livy, The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser, and many, many more than I can list
Day 24 – A book that you wish more people would read
The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White
Day 25 – A character to whom you can relate the most
Sir Gawain from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something (BLENDED WITH “A book that surprised you/taught you something new”)
Ourika by Claire de Duras
Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
Day 28 – Favorite title
Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Day 30 – Your favorite book OF. ALL. TIME.
→ Yeah right, like I’m gonna just name it here and ruin the suspense. Follow the link if your curiosity leads you!

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2 thoughts on “Book Meme 2011”

  1. I did this meme as well – spaced it out over the month of June. I put “Sir Gawain” in Day 1 and we seem to agree on Favorite Writer and the Book You Ended Up Loving. 🙂

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