oohiabsolutelylove said: oooh! do the book meme thing and spell out your name (ie answer letters J, U, L, I, and A)
J. Just Finished
You Only Get Letters From Jail by Jodi Angel. A collection of stories about teenage boys. While this demographic doesn’t particularly appeal to me, Jodi Angel is a pretty great writer so the book was super engaging.
U. Unapologetic Fangirl For
The works of Sarah Rees Brennan. I’ve read her Demon’s Lexicon trilogy multiple times, and I’m eagerly awaiting the third Unspoken book…
L. Longest Book You’ve Read
I read the first ten Wheel of Time books, and all of ASOIAF. Of those, I think Storm of Swords is the longest at about 1100 pages not counting appendices…
I. Important Moments of Your Reading Life
Slaughterhouse-Five. I read this in high school and was supposed to write a paper on it. For the paper, I read a fair amount of literary analysis of the book, and through this reading discovered a whole other side to the book that I hadn’t previously been able to see (you can read the story as one where the protagonist has PTSD and is unable to revisit certain memories but is otherwise not in any way “unstuck”). This was also my first exposure to the idea of the unreliable narrator, and the author-as-character.
Magic for Beginners (Kelly Link). I read this in high school too, and it was the first surrealist/fantastic/slipstream/fabulist/whatever you want to call it literature that I had ever read. I read loads of fantasy before then, and I read realist fiction, and I didn’t know just how much room there was between those two ends of the spectrum.
A. Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
I answered this in the previous post, but I think it’s Anne McCaffrey, although now that I think about it, Piers Anthony might be a contender. I’m not proud.