Although I do have favorites, they’re ever-changing and not entirely concrete. I don’t really think about them until it comes up. So this week, let’s see if I can solidify some bookish favorites. I’m going to try to stick with my all-time favorites, rather than just the most recent ones. So chances are you’ve heard me mention most of these at some point. Here are some of my bookish favorites.
What are 1-3 of your favorite books of all time?
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
What are 1-3 of your favorite authors of all time?
Andy Weir and Mark Lawrence
Who is your favorite female character of all time?
Nona Grey of The Book of the Ancestor by Mark Lawrence. She grew up lonely, but she’s incredibly loyal, strong-willed, and capable
Who is your favorite male character in a book?
Jean Tannen of The Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch. He’s morally grey, but the best friend you could ever hope for
What is your favorite mythical world?
Middle-Earth. Although it’s probably a dangerous place to travel around, it has all the classic fantasy places and peoples
What book has your favorite cover?
Ok this is a tough one, but I have to say The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. The cover is stunning and also depicts a key object from the book, the apothecary bottle that ties the two halves of the story together.
What is your favorite book-to-movie adaptation?
The Martian. It stayed true to the book while still working as a movie that anyone could watch
If you could make any book into a movie, what would it be?
Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano may not make a box office hit, but lighthearted crime movies are the kind I love to rewatch whenever they’re on television
What was your favorite childhood book?
I really liked Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss. It’s the oldest seek and find I remember reading. I also used to have a really old interactive book about a man who had a lot of mice in his house and they all had little rooms and hobbies, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it’s called and it’s old enough that I can’t find a trace of it anywhere.
Fantasy or sci-fi? (Or neither?)
Fantasy, although I do also like sci-fi