The Weather | Book Tag

Wherever you may be, the weather is probably changing this time of year. For me that means shorter, colder days. We’ve already gotten some snow, some rain, lots of wind, and thankfully some sunshine. Whatever the weather, it’s always a good time to settle in with a book. Here are some weather prompts and books to match.

Sunshine:  A book that made you smile

House of Many Ways
by Diana Wynne Jones

After not loving the second book in this series, I was delighted to find that this book re-captured the magic of Howl’s Moving Castle for me. I loved the characters and the quirky magic of this world and very much enjoyed reading it.

Rain: A book you couldn’t put down

A Game of Thrones
by George R.R. Martin

A story beloved by readers and viewers alike, I was expecting this to be overhyped when I picked it up. Boy was I wrong. I loved the writing, the story, and the many characters that I was incredibly attached to. Not a short story, I blew through this book and am looking forward to picking up the sequel.

Wind: A book that blew you away

Ender’s Game
by Orson Scott Card

A sci-fi classic that’s been continued and adapted. Military school for young boys is really not a premise that calls to me, but this book was so good. I loved Ender as our main character and the ending was incredible.

Hurricane: A tragic book

The Bone Orchard
by Sara A. Mueller

Covering topics of death, abuse, and trauma, this story certainly isn’t for everyone. A fantasy standalone, it’s dark and layered and, tragic as it may be, I enjoyed it.

Blizzard: A book you had high expectations for

The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie
by Rachel Linden

I was so excited for this book, and I ended up DNFing it. I did not connect to the story or the main character nearly as much I had anticipated. The romance didn’t make sense to me and the magic missed the mark. Big bummer.

Tornado: A book you didn’t like at first but ended up loving

Prince of Thorns
by Mark Lawrence

After reading the opening of this book, I really wasn’t sure how I was going to like it. I nearly put it down, but my curiosity got the better of me. I’m so glad I kept reading, because I ended up loving it.