Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 1 of the 30 Day Book Meme: THE BEST BOOK I READ LAST YEAR

Memes are fun! Well, some of them are at least. 
That's why I've decided to participate in this one! I stumbled across the 30 Day Book Meme when I was googling book memes today. 
I'm not going to be able to do each day consecutively, not just because I have exams in the next 2 weeks and I'm going to The States for 5 weeks after that but because I want to come up with good, substantial answers for you! :)

If you've done the 30 Day Book Meme before/are currently participating, please link me to yours so I can have a peak? Thanks!


Day 01 – The best book you read last year 
Last year I didn't actually read that many books, probably 30 or even less. But of the books I did read, most of them were so amazing they quickly hopped on board my All Time Favourites list. I mean, 2010 was the year I read Harry Potter for the first time. HARRY POTTER. My friend Jess made me read the first HP book so all credit to her! 

However, in amongst the craze of HP... and also discovering the world of The Shopaholic, Becky Bloomwood via Sophie Kinsella, there was one stand alone novel, by an Australian author I might add, that somehow had me reeling for weeks after I'd finished it. 

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Liane is the sister of one of my favourite authors - Jaclyn Moriarty. These two lovely ladies have similarities in their writing, which I love. If books had pockets like jeans and jackets, What Alice Forgot would have all her pockets stuffed. Stuffed with magic as soft as cottonballs. The essence of which is primarily hilarity and slight insanity, but written in the most beautiful way possible.

What Alice Forgot is a tale of amnesia, children, toe nail polish and sultanas. But most of all, love. 
Liane Moriarty had me laughing out loud, and then sobbing just as audibly. 

This is how a good story is written, and I aspire to someday write just as brilliantly. 


Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times
Day 03 – Your favourite series
Day 04 – Favourite book of your favourite series
Day 05 – A book that makes you happy
Day 06 – A book that makes you sad
Day 07 – Most underrated book
Day 08 – Most overrated book
Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 10 – Favourite classic book
Day 11 – A book you hated
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 13 – Your favourite writer
Day 14 – Favourite book of your favorite writer
Day 15 – Favourite male character
Day 16 – Favourite female character
Day 17 – Favourite quote(s) from your favourite book(s)
Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Day 19 – Favourite book turned into a movie
Day 20 – Favourite romance book
Day 21 – Favourite book from your childhood
Day 22 – Favourite book you own
Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
Day 24 – A book that you wish more people would’ve read
Day 25 – A character who you can relate to the most
Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 – Favourite title(s)
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 – Your favourite book of all time


Ange said...

I haven't heard of this book. But I will be checking it out soon! This meme looks like a lot of fun so I'd thought I'd join in on it over at http://ange-moonlightreader.blogspot.com/
Happy Reading!


Alex @ The Blethering Bookworm said...

This looks like such a fun MEME. Count me in! I haven't Heard of What Alice Forgot but it looks really good. I read Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac last month and I really liked the idea, I think I will be checking this out.

New follower :)

Blethering About Books

Gwenyth Love said...

Thanks for sharing this! I have decided to start it as well.

Here is my day one post.

New follower!

ham1299 said...

What an excellent idea! I think I'll play along, too. Not sure how often I will post, or when I'll start, but it'll be fun! Thanks for sharing!

Kristin Aragon said...

Oh, this sounds fun! I am going to have to join in the fun!

Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead

Rabbit said...

This sounds like fun! I might try it out in the future! Thanks for sharing and nice response! New follower!

Rumana @ Relook the Book