The aim of this one is to select five of your all-time favourite books and sum each one up in five words as part of this year’s Wyrd and Wonder challenges. I read this fun challenge on one of my fellow blogger’s site (sorry – I made a note of who it was, then lost it…) and decided that I really, really wanted to have a bash at it. Then Himself also wanted a go and so I’ve added his choices, too.
Among Others by Jo Walton
Battle-scarred schoolgirl seeking solace.
How to Train Your Dragon – Book 1 of the How To Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell
Naughty dragon trains small Viking.
Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Heroic quest – or is it?
Small Gods – Book 13 of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
Pratchett does religion. Profound silliness.
The Fifth Season – Book 1 of The Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin
Mother’s mission – rescue her daughter.
Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkein
The first, greatest epic fantasy
The Curse of Chalion – Book 1 of the World of the Five Gods series by Lois McMaster Bujold
Tattered hero dies three times.
Night Watch – Book 29 of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
Vimes’ timeloop saves his family.
Furies of Calderon – Book 1 of the Codex Alera by Jim Butcher
Powerless hero surviving powerful world.
Dead Heat – Book 4 of the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs
Ancient werewolf visits old friend.
I have absolutely been loving these 5 in 5 posts but yers takes it to a whole new delightful level. I was so excited to see Himself participate that now i have to do a version of this with the First Mate. I am delighted. Ridiculously so. Tuesday just got so much better today. Arrrr!
x The Captain
Thank you so much, Cap – oh yes, do rope in the First Mate! To be honest this is rather a ridiculously addictive meme… I’m now wondering if I can extend it to sub-genres… sci fi… my own life…
I love this! And I love that your hubby wanted to join in😁 I’m hoping to do one of these posts as well.
Thank you, Tammy! It’s such fun and far too addictive to be really healthy:))
This is brilliant and I love that ‘himself’ got involved – and of course I agree with his description of LotRs.
Thank you:)). It’s a frighteningly fun way to spend a coffee break… Yes – Himself insisted on that one!
I love this! You are both very talented with words, of course it makes sense with you being an author Sarah.
Thank you for your kind words:)) It was great fun to knock about – we batted about the lines over a coffee break.
YES to Dead Heat. I actually have The Fifth Season on audio (i think, could be Kindle) I will check out the others. Fantastic list 🙂
Oh if you haven’t yet got to The Fifth Season, you are in for SUCH a treat, Kimberly. It’s one of my all-time favourite reads! I haven’t yet got to the Alpha and Omega series, to Himself’s disgust… but I have the first four on my Kindle:))
Lol! Loved this. I need to read Small Gods then.
It is so much fun to do… And Small Gods is a real gem:))
This is so much fun, and I love that you posted a… double feature! 🙂
And of course it was delightful to see that cover of the LOTR, since it’s the same, well-loved edition I have on my shelf…
Thank you, Maddalena – we loved doing this one:)). And yes – it’s the same LOTR edition Himself has – though I’ve had to buy him two copies as he tends to love them to death, seeing as he rereads this book at least once every year.
The pages in mine are yellowed, and the spine shows much use, but that’s just the sign of a book that’s been handled for some time. And I like your term “loved to death” referred to a book! 🙂
Oh I love this and I love that Himself added his selections as well! The only one I’ve read was How to Train Your Dragon which I very much enjoyed. Among Others looks amazing. I’ll have to look that one up!
Thank you, Katherine. And Among Others is a truly wonderful, wonderful read… Jo Walton is one of the best writers of our generation, in my opinion.
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“Profound silliness” needs to be used in more book promos, methinks 🙂
Lol… I meant both parts. Because – it being Pratchett – many of his insights are very profound, while interleaved with a great deal of silliness. I think this book shows his genius almost more than any of the others – perhaps apart from Night Watch and the Tiffany Aching books, which are just lovely.