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30 Day Book Meme, Day 30

Your favorite book of all time:

Gosh, last day of the 30 Day Book Meme. I bet you thought this would never arrive!

Since it stands to reason that my favorite book by my favorite author is my favorite book overall, you already know that Nabokov’s Ada, or Ardor is my #1. I’ve offered so many repeats this month (posts on Harry Potter, posts on Nabokov, posts on stuff I read when I was a kid) that I don’t want to close this out by parroting something I wrote two weeks ago, as good a thematic fit as that might be.

Looking at Favorite Books Not Written by Nabokov, then, leaves us with a toss-up between Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude and Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient. I am going to get a denar coin…

Well, a five denar coin.

Heads One Hundred Years of Solitude, tails The English Patient. I hope you are getting as anxious as me, wondering who will win this lamest of literary showdowns.

It’s heads! With apologies to Ondaatje, who I’m eventually going to write a post on, but it’s García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude declaring its domination of the literary arts today. You can read my scattered post on One Hundred Years here. While you’re doing that I’ll be laying down for a nap – it’s been a trying few minutes.

30 Day Book Meme:
Day 01 – The best book you read last year
Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than three times
Day 03 – Your favorite series
Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite 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 – Favorite classic book
Day 11 – A book you hated
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 13 – Your favorite writer
Day 14 – Favorite book of your favorite writer
Day 15 – Favorite male character
Day 16 – Favorite female character
Day 17 – Favorite quote from your favorite book
Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Day 19 – Favorite book turned into a movie
Day 20 – Favorite romance book
Day 21 – Favorite book from your childhood
Day 22 – Favorite 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 have 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 – Favorite title
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 – Your favorite book of all time

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3 Comments

Wow, referencing Nabokov and Marquez in the same post–I wish more readers were as adventurous as you.

Keep reading good books–it gives scribes like me hope that every reader in the world isn’t as dumb as traditional publishers think.

Comment by Cliff Burns

Great series. Enjoyed the posts and I feel like I know your literary self even better.

Comment by Mayowa

I’ve loved this series of yours. Might do it one of these days. I’m amazed that I’m yet to read a Nabokov. Though GGM is a favorite author of mine.

Comment by Kinna




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