#AMonthofFaves, hosted by Traveling with T, Estella’s Revenge, and GirlXOXO, continues. The prompts this month cover a wide variety of fun, end-of-the year-ish topics. Today we're talking about the most unique or memorable book(s) read this year. Those are two very distinct categories for me... especially this year.
Most Memorable Book(s)
The six novels making up Anthony Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire have been my most memorable books of the year. In fact, they have provided one of my most memorable reading experiences ever. Along with a small group of blogging friends, I read one book every two months. We compared notes on twitter (#6Barsets) as we went along... an activity appropriately dubbed "Trolloping with friends" by Audrey. In the process, I acquired a new favorite author.
Perhaps we'll throw a #PalliserParty in 2016.
Most Unique Book
This honor goes to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (my review). Her basic principles of organizing and decluttering are sound, but eventually the book got a little too weird for me. Talk to my possessions? Thank them for serving my needs? Be considerate of their feelings? I don't think so.
Still, the book inspired me to get rid of all the clothes in my closet that I no longer wore, were out of style, or simply did not fit. And that really made me happy. I'm not so sure about the life-changing part though...
What were the most unique or memorable books you read this year?