Book Blogger Hop: August 12th – 18th

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, it was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict. 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.

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

This question feels almost cruel – there are so many books I absolutely love, and I feel like I’m constantly finding new ‘favourites’ to rave about. There’s just so many excellent books out there! But I’m going to just note a few that come to the top of my head first, ones that have really, truly stuck with me since I first read them.

World War Z by Max Brooks – I honestly loved this book so much, and it was such an interesting take on the zombie genre when a lot of it was falling into the same kind of formula. I love the consideration given to how other countries would handle such an event, too.

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice – this book was suggested to me by a girl at Girl Guides when she found out I’d watched Buffy. It sparked a huge love of vampires and vampire novels, and it’s one of the books I’ve reread the most. Definitely the kind of book that will always have a special place in my heart, and I am so excited for the TV series!

Preludes & Nocturnes – The Sandman, Volume 1 by Neil Gaiman – I didn’t read this until relatively recently, but it really sank in and I’ve loved every volume I’ve picked up since. This is such a fascinating, intriguing world, with Gaiman’s usual touch, and I’m so glad I finally read it.

My review for The Sandman, Volume 1

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin – I really hope this book is being studied, because it truly deserves to be. The writing is excellent, and you can really tell how much thought went into the crafting of this book. It feels honestly unique, and I find I am often recommending it.

A handful of my favourite books, though if you were to ask me tomorrow I bet my answers would be different! There are a few I absolutely adore that are missing here, but I did have to limit myself! What are your favourite books? Have you read the above, did you like them?

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