(Musing Mondays are hosted by Rebecca!)
This week’s question asks:
Coming towards the end of April, we’re a third of the way through the year. What’s the favourite book you’ve read so far in 2009? What about your least favourite?
I’ve read twelve books this year so far, and loved most of them. I’m having a very hard time narrowing it down to one – there are five which really stand out: Envy (book 3 in The Luxe series) by Anna Godbersen, Something Rotten (book 4 in Thursday Next series) by Jasper Fforde, Revenge of the Spellmans (book 3 in Spellmans series) by Lisa Lutz, The Perilous Journey (sequel to The Mysterious Benedict Society) by Trenton Lee Stewart and Waiting For Birdy by Catherine Newman. Considering the first four are installments in some of my favorite series, Waiting For Birdy would be my favorite new read. It’s also one of several memoirs that I’ve adored reading this year.
My least favorite book that I finished would probably be The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis and that statement should tell you that I’ve had a very successful reading year so far. This was simply not a favorite, whereas other books in the Chronicles of Narnia have been excellent. I think I just prefer the ones whose movies I haven’t seen. Books I’ve abandoned this year are Operating Instructions by Ann Lamott and Audition by Barbara Walters. Despite my desire to, I just couldn’t get into either of them.