Book Blogger Hop: August 12-18

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

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This Week’s Question

What are some of your favorite books? (Julie @ Stepping Stone Book Reviews)

When I think about this question, some of my favorite books may not be literary masterpieces, but they really hit me in the feels. (And, of course, a good book doesn’t have to be a subjective “masterpiece.”) Here are a few of my favorite books.

  • A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas: By now those of you who follow my blog should know this series brought me back to reading. This is my favorite book of the A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES series. Maas really captured, in my opinion, the healing process of trauma. Plus the tension in this book is incredible.
  • HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE by J.K. Rowling: Growing up HARRY POTTER was my favorite series. I think GOBLET OF FIRE was the first book of the series for which I was aware of a book release and for which I stayed up late reading a new release. <spoiler> The reason this one sticks out so much in my mind is that I remember audibly gasping at the twist of You Know Who coming back. </spoiler> I remember it was late at night and dark in my room, save for my reading lamp next to my bed, and the mood was just perfect.
  • THE HOT ZONE by Richard Preston: I read this a few years ago and absolutely loved (?) this terrible, horrible nonfiction book about Ebola. It literally gave me nightmares. The author writes it like a medical thriller, but, my friends, it’s all true. This virus is awful and really shows you how big of a deal it is. While reading it I also learned I used to live very close to the location of a U.S. outbreak. (Yes, everything was disinfected and yes, that lab is gone.) Thankfully it turned out that strain causes sickness only in animals, so there wasn’t a human outbreak.
  • HALF SICK OF SHADOWS by Laura Sebastian: This was my favorite book of 2021. It’s a feminist retelling of Arthurian myth. In it we read about how the women in Arthur’s life helped him reach the throne. I absolutely loved the writing in this book. The tone is resigned, melancholy, ethereal. And even though you find out on the first page what will happen, I still cried at the ending. I would love to read this author’s backlist at some point. But this book will hold a special place in my heart.

Have you read any of these? What are some of your favorite books?

2 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: August 12-18

  1. The Goblet of Fire was my favourite of the HP books! I liked how we got to see more of the Wizarding World through Beauxbatons/Durmstrang. There was a fun sense of adventure with the competition, but also the requisite “beat Voldemort” part that happened at the end of every book.

    1. Yay! I feel like everyone always says Prisoner of Azkaban was their favorite because of Sirius Black. But for me it didn’t have that gasp factor like Goblet of Fire. I also agree that the competition made it even more fun.

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