And so, the end. I had a fantastic time with this challenge and read a surprising number of books. This may be the most I’ve ever completed in any challenge and all the books were great. Several will be lifelong friends. Now to wait, patiently I hope, for Rearder’s Imbibing Peril (aka RIP) VI. Wow. RIP VI. Can that even be true?
Here is what I read:
I started with Faery Tale: One Woman’s Search for Enchantment in a Modern World by Signe Pike. It was the absolute most perfect book to read during this challenge and it really set the tone of my reading for it. (Fairytales. Faeries.)
I listened to I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett, read by Stephen Briggs. I’m not sure I can fully enjoy just reading a Terry Pratchett book now. I’ve listened to more than I’ve read and, while I have enjoyed them all, they are really something special in audio. Especially when read by Stephen Briggs. (Folklore. Witches.)
Bone: Rose AND Bone: Tall Tales by Tom Sniegoski and Jeff Smith. Read these two graphic novels during the readathon. (Fantasy)
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Oh, The Name of the Wind! Still unreviewed by me, for it renders me inarticulate when I even try to say how much I adored this book. Still the clear front runner for favorite book of the year, this book still holds me in it’s thrall and I blame it for all the reading slumps I have had since. (Fantasy/Folklore. Lotsa magic.)
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare. The continuation of the Mortal Instruments series. Clare knows how to keep one on the edge of their seat. (Fantasy. Angels in life or death battle.)
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Reviewing this very soon. Like, Monday while I’m on vacation. (Folklore. Witches)
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett. More Pratchett and more witches, but with a more adult spin on it. Loved it! Reviewing with Kelly soon. (Fantasy. Witches having way to much fun.)
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Oh Monster, oh my sweet, scary, compassionate Monster. How you broke me and how you healed me. Another favorite and close contender with The Name of the Wind for favorite. (Mythology)
Graveminder by Melissa Marr. Adult Marr. Zombies. Purgatory. And also quite good. (Folklore. Zombies.)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I’m making this fit. It does involve time travel which is something of a fantasy. And the birds feel like folklore or mythology or even a fairy tale. Half my review is written so hopefully you’ll see it soon. (All categories.)
Now I gaze longingly at the shelf that contains most, if not all, the books I have lined up for RIP VI. I can’t wait. As always, thank you Carl, for putting on this favorite event. I don’t know if I could face Spring without it now. I know it would be lacking without this challenge.