Sunday, October 23, 2016

SFF: The 5 Books You Read in 2016 That Were More Addictive Than Pumpkin Pie Spice-d Things

Sunday Fun Five #65:

#65: The 5 Books You Read in 2016 That Were More Addictive Than Pumpkin Pie Spice-d Things
For the 6th of November: #66: The 5 Times You Found the Right Book at the Right Time (Or Did It Find You?)

A Countdown of

The 5 Books You Read in 2016 That Were More Addictive Than Pumpkin Pie Spice-d Things

5. Fate's Edge (The Edge #3) by Ilona Andrews
Pet raccoons, con men, and a con girl to out-con them all- these are some of the reasons why Fate's Edge was a huge addictive win for me this year (and also, I love anything Ilona Andrews writes). Though I didn't get around to reviewing this book in the series, the series itself is worth checking out for those of you who love action packed urban fantasy with a side dish of romance.

4. Out by Natsuo Kirino
I picked up this 400 page thriller about murder expecting to put it down- it's translated from Japanese, and I've found some translations just don't work well for me. This one did. Given the only other thriller I've liked is The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its series (ironically, also a translation), I don't have much to compare Out with, but it was less gruesome than that- but gruesome all the same. It was hard for me to put it down.

3. Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones
Any book that can put a smile on my face on a bad day is worth its weight in gold- and Howl's Moving Castle charmed me from the very start.

2. Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb
As evidenced by the amount of Robin Hobb books I've devoured and loved this year, her writing has proved its addictive qualities. Before picking this up, I was in a bit of a fantasy funk- I'd pick up a new epic fantasy series and feel apathetic about it and promptly put it aside. This year my love of fantasy is re-emerging, with the help of Robin Hobb's books.

1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
This was the book I was *trying* to read during the daytime, only to have my mom, my dogs, and my cat try to interrupt me at every turn. It got to the point I went upstairs to hide in my room so I could read it, only to have my mom come up because she "missed me", bringing the entire gang of miscreants with her. It deserves its place at the top of the list because I was considering hiding out in the bathroom just so everyone in the house would leave me to it.

Which books had you hooked this year? 


  1. Hi Talitha! It's been ages!! I'm so happy to see Howl's Moving Castle on this list, I read it a few summers ago and fell in love. :) I've also had Out sitting in pile of books on my shelf for ages but haven't gotten around to it (got caught up reading The Witcher series with my husband) but this post makes me more excited to dig it out. Awesome post as always. :)

    1. It's good to hear from you Jamie! I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed Howl's Moving Castle considering the mood I was in when I started reading it. Although I'd heard good things about it, I was pleasantly surprised by Out. The pacing is just right. I've seen the Witcher books as Daily Deals but I thought I might try the video game first.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :)
      ~Litha Nelle

  2. Well, I like anything better than pumpkin spice flavor. To me the only thing that should taste like spiced pumpkin is spiced pumpkin! I also enjoyed Howl's Moving Castle and need to remember to read the next one. :)

    1. I was pleasantly surprised when I recently tried my favorite biscotti recipe with pumpkin pie spice and anise extract. I'm a bit of a spice enthusiast so I like to play with it a bit- I ended up using too much cloves, so I added an almond icing to cut that heavy flavor back. I don't believe in pumpkin-spicing coffee, though. ;)
      Someday I'll look on Better World Books for the next in the series for Howl's Moving Castle. I think I'll be scrimping on books in November and December so I can get some nice gifts for the relatives I like.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, La La!
      ~Litha Nelle


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