As I am buddy reading this at the moment I thought this would be a fun tag to do. I am have never actually made it past Tom Bombadil in my previous attempts at reading this series and as I have been having so much fun discussing it with The Write Reads Gang it is just flying by. I can’t wait to keep reading.
The Fellowship …
Gandalf – A book that taught you something
Chronicles of St Mary’s
Chronicles of St Mary’s 1-10
This entire series is just jam packed with little tidbits of historical information that just make you want to go off and research that event, time period or historical person. Taylor has really done her research in all of these books and the facts seemlessly blend with the fiction but also excite you to read more on the subject.
Frodo – A book that left a mark on you
The Night Circus
This is one of those books I can return to open at any page and know exactly where I am in the story. I return to the circus over and over and feel at home there. Its one of those books you just connect with and it stays with you where ever you go. I adore the Cirque du Reves and think I always will.
Legolas – A book you finished in one sitting
The collective works of Agatha Christie.
Be it from the Poirot, Ms Marple of even just one of her stand alone mysteries I just devour these in a few hours. They are just so well constructed that you have to keep turning the page to find out who did it and before you know it all 200 pages are done and Poirot is holding court in the parlour laying out all the evidence or Ms Marple has shown up to fit it all into place. I am currently working my way through all 66 of her mysteries in my Agatha Christie Project
Gimli – A book that features an unlikely friendship
I honestly cant think of a book that fits this one. There are a lot of books on my shelves that feature friendships but I wouldn’t describe any of them as unlikely.
Merry – A book that pleasantly surprised you
The Shadowhunters series
Wither its because I am buddy reading the whole series with two awesome women as part of my Shadowhunter Saturday series or that these have slowly been growing on my as Clare’s writing improves I am finding I am really enjoying these books. I was fully expecting them to be cheeseburgers (enjoyable but not healthy for you) and in a way they are but they are just good fun and I can safely say I am a fan – I even have the illumicrate version of the infernal devices coming my way so I must like them.
Pippin – A book that made you laugh
The Discworld Books
Another reading project (that I have yet to make a page for) is working my way through the various series of the Discworld books. Currently I am focusing on the city watch books and they never fail to make me giggle. Pratchett has a very sarcastic wit that I really enjoy. I just find them un-put-down-able.
Boromir – A book/series that you think ended too soon
Usually I love finding a standalone in SFF that I can read and be satisfied I have the whole story but with Winter’s Orbit I just wish this was a series. I wish we could get more time with the characters and the epic universe that was built in this book. There was so much history and world building that I wish we could have explored. It really was a great read and will be on the re-read list for sure, you can find my review here
Sam – A book with memorable side characters who stole the show
Sebastian De Castell
This whole series doesnt just have one side character that steals the show but two. Reichis the sassy talking Squirrelcat that acts as magical companion to our MC and Ferius Parfax, who is a kick ass, talks in riddles Argosi (wanderer) that acts as out MC’s mentor. Both work perfectly with the slightly annoying MC, give the story both lightness as emotional depth right when needed and I loved them. It looks like Ferius is getting her own book and I can’t wait!
Aragorn – A good book with a bad/average cover
Calico Thunder rides again
Read as part of BBNYA 2020 this was one of the finalists and I think it might have had a lot more interest not only with a different cover but possibly a different title. This is a lot Darker and grittier that the cover suggests. I was pleasantly surprised by it as to me it looked like it was going to be a very young YA but turned out to be a lot more adult fantasy with a very interesting magic system. You can find my review HERE
Gollum – A book that had great potential but disappointed you in the end
Secrets of the star crossed
The once and Future Queen
I had an eARc of this one and it seemed really promising with its blurb but turned out to just have very lazy world building and a lack lustre romance as well as some really odd narrative choices. its been my most disappointing read this year. The most interesting part was the ending which is somewhat annoying as I don’t want to continue and left dissatisfied. You can find my full review Here
So those are my picks for the fellowship. I tag my buddies who I am reading The trilogy with as well as anyone else that fancies picking out a fellowship of there own.