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.