Dewey 24 Hour Read-a-thon Hour 22 Mini-Challenge

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Hey, everybody! Welcome to the Hour 22 Mini-Challenge!  I hope that you are having a lot of fun with the read-a-thon and glad you decided to come by for a break and fun!  So without further ado…The challenge for the hour is to share some of your best from your reading year and why.  The idea is to pick at least 3 of the categories below and share your favorites and why.  Hopefully, everyone will discover a new author..book…or maybe even genre.

Best Book of Your Reading Year

Best Romance Book of Your Reading Year

Best YA Book of Your Reading Year

Best New Adult Book of Your Reading Year

Best Mystery Book of Your Reading Year

Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year

Best Sci-Fi Book of Your Reading Year

Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year

Best Children’s Book of Your Reading Year

Best Fiction Book of Your Reading Year

Best Main Character of Your Reading Year

Best Author of Your Reading Year

Best Supporting Character of Your Reading Year

Best Cover of Your Reading Year

Best Character You Love To Have of Your Reading Year

Best Setting of Your Reading Year

Best Story Line of Your Reading Year

Best Indie Author of Your Reading Year

Or anything else your want to tell us the Best of Your Reading Year

Be sure that you share the book title and author.  Share as much or as little as you want.  Come back here and post the link to your answers in the comments.  If you do not have a blog, just leave your answers here.  This mini challenge will run through hour 9 so think about it and have some fun with it!

A randomly selected winner will be chosen from all of the entries.  The winner may choose a prize from our site: http://24hourreadathon.com/october-2014-prizes/. The winner will  fill out the form noting that they are an hourly challenge winner and the name of the challenge.

 

So get out there and get sharing!

 

 

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  • Stanko

    Best non-fiction book of the reading year: The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver It’s a book on statistics, but it’s written in simple languages, explaining the science behind using statistics to predict future. 🙂

    Best fantasy book of the reading year: while most of the fantasy readers probably read that one long ago, I only got to it recently, and was amazed. The book I’m talking about is Perdido Street Station by China Mieville.

    Best setting of the reading year also goes to Perdido Street Station by China Mieville.

    Best main character of the reading year: Turin Turambar (Okay, I read Narn i hin Hurin every year, so I’m not sure this one counts, but he’s just one of the best Tolkien’s characters.)

  • Best Sci-fi of the year: Ready, Player One by Ernest Cline because the book was so.. I can’t even.. It was so amazing! I recommend it to every gamer out there!
    Best fiction book so far has been Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. The book is so huge and complex it is going to take multiple readings to really understand the book which is the thing I love about it.
    I don’t know if I picked the right section for this but the best storyline is definitely in S by Douglas Dorst and J J Abrams. The book is so beautifully crafted and written in a way I had never read before. Just wow!

  • Here’s mine:

    http://www.bookinginheels.com/2014/10/deweys-24-hour-read-thon-update-three.html

    Haha, this was too difficult – I’ve read too many good books this year!

  • Angie F.
  • Maria

    Best Book of Your Reading Year “A Modern Witch” by Debora Geary

    Best Romance Book of Your Reading Year “To Love a Witch” by Debora Geary

    Best YA Book of Your Reading Year “We Were Liars” by E. Lockheart

    Best New Adult Book of Your Reading Year “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple”

    Best Mystery Book of Your Reading Year “Dødesporet” by Sara Blædel

    Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year “Too Busy Not to Pray” by Bill Hybel

    Best Sci-Fi Book of Your Reading Year “Crystal Singer” by Anne McCaffrey

    Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year “Seraphina” by Rachel Hartman

    Best Children’s Book of Your Reading Year “The Giver” by Lois Lowry

    Best Fiction Book of Your Reading Year “Quentins” by Maeve Binchy

    Best Main Character of Your Reading Year Menolly from “Dragonsinger” by Anne McCaffrey

    Best Author of Your Reading Year Debora Geary

    Best Supporting Character of Your Reading Year Lizard of “WitchLight Trilogy” by Debora Geary

    Best Cover of Your Reading Year None stand out.

    Best Character You Love To Have of Your Reading Year I assume this should say “love to hate”? If so, none.

    Best Setting of Your Reading Year Zamonia from “The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear” by Walter Moers

    Best Story Line of Your Reading Year “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult

    Best Indie Author of Your Reading Year Not sure if Debora Geary counts, but if so definitely her.

    Maria (maria.elmvang at gmail dot com)

  • Iluzija

    Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year
    Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year
    Nonfiction: The Secret Life of Salvador Dali

    Romance: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    Poetry: Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
    Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year

    • Iluzija

      I don’t know what happened there O_o

  • Nikki L-Mac
  • Irene

    Best YA of your reading year: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
    Best Classic of my reading year: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

    Best Cover of the year: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (wordcloud classic edition)

  • Veronica Morfi
  • Ellen Hayhurst Appel

    Best Book of Your Reading Year
    “Aristotle and Dante discovers the secrets of the universe” by Benjamin Alire Saenz

    Best Romance Book of Your Reading Year
    “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell

    Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year
    “Escape from Camp 14” by Blaine Harden.

    Best Main Character of Your Reading Year
    Holden Caulfield from “The Catcher in The Rye”

    Best Author of Your Reading Year
    Rick Riordan

    Best Cover of Your Reading Year
    “Navigating Early” by Clare Vanderpool

    Best Setting of Your Reading Year
    “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern

    Best Story Line of Your Reading Year
    “Percy Jackson and The Olympians” by Rick Riodan (read all of them)

  • Elizabeth Eastman
  • What a great challenge! I wrote my answers in my readathon master post!
    http://wensend.com/2014/10/18/deweys-24h-readathon-master-post/

  • Maria

    Best Book of Your Reading Year: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

    Best Romance Book of Your Reading Year: You’re the one that I want by Giovanna Fletcher.

    Best YA Book of Your Reading Year: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.

    Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year: My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary by Rae Earl.

    Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year: The Diviners by Libba Bray.

    Best Main Character of Your Reading Year: Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

    Best Author of Your Reading Year: Libba Bray.

    Best Supporting Character of Your Reading Year: Jude from Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken.

    Best Cover of Your Reading Year: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

  • Tracey Walsh

    My post is at http://wp.me/p4iXyP-qc

  • Tami

    My winners are listed in this blog post:
    http://tdreads.blogspot.com/2014/10/best-of-year-mini-challenge.html

    Fun challenge. Thanks for hosting.

  • Heather
  • I’m responding here instead of my blog, because I’m sleepy and lazy at this point. 🙂

    Best Sci-Fi Book of Your Reading Year – Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie – great world-building and characterization, excellent manipulation of the reader’s preconceptions on gender

    Best Setting of Your Reading Year – Area X from Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer – so alien yet so familiar, full of mystery and the unexplained

    Best Main Character of Your Reading Year – the unnamed narrator in Houdini Heart by Ki Longfellow – she goes through a harrowing psychological journey through every imaginable emotion, developing along completely unpredicatable lines yet feels authentic and genuinely human

    Best Horror Book of Your Reading Year – We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson – atmospheric, creepy, funny, unforgettable

    Best Historical Fiction Book of Your Reading Year – Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong – sweeping, tragic, enlightening, beautiful, horrible

    Candiss at readthegamut.wordpress.com
    kandake (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Georgia

    This challenge basically wiped my brain blank of all the books I’ve read this year. Or maybe it’s the lack of sleep. Either way, thank goodness for recordkeeping.
    http://thethingsyoushould.blogspot.com/2014/10/hour-22-challenge-deweys-24-hour-read.html

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  • Isa

    This challenge made me realize how much more I need to diversify my reading and I didn’t have the best reading year because I kept wanting to choose the same answers. Here is my response: http://chasingskies.tumblr.com/post/100396260534/dewey-24-hour-read-a-thon-hour-22-mini-challenge-the

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  • Lilac

    I don’t have a blog so I’m posting here in comments. 🙂

    Best Book of Your Reading Year: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    Beautiful, magical, exquisite writing and wonderfully creative and deep characters

    Best Fiction Book of Your Reading Year: The Virgins by Pamela Erens
    Like a grown up Looking for Alaska, only better, captures the feel of being young and has an unreliable narrator that makes you question everything

    Best YA Book of Your Reading Year: Unsouled by Neal Shusterman

    Poses such deep questions that make you think but in a lighter way, and also has a very engaging plot and characters who are far from perfect

    lilacamor(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

  • Ellie Potten

    Oh, I loved this challenge last time! Here are my entries this time around:
    http://musingsofabookshopgirl.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/deweys-24-hour-readathon-hours-21-24.html

  • Shaina

    Responding here since I don’t have a blog!

    Best Sci-Fi Book of Your Reading Year: He, She and It by Marge Piercy. Really great retelling of a traditional Jewish folk tale (really got me into golems!) with tons of complex and interesting female characters.

    Best Main Character of Your Reading Year: Merricat from We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. I would explain why, but that might give too much of the story away. 😉 Suffice it to say, she’s written wonderfully.

    Best Non-fiction Book of Your Reading Year: I think I’ll have to go with The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin. Very short read, two letters/essays he wrote about being black in America. Really elegant and thought-provoking, would recommend it to anyone interested in race relations/politics.

    Best Author of Your Reading Year: Definitely Alice Walker (I read Possessing the Secret of Joy and The Color Purple). She’s just… powerful and unafraid to tell it like it is. I’d recommend both titles, preferring PtSoJ.

    OK, all my tired brain can come up with! 🙂

  • Sarah Says Read

    Ooooo fun! I’ve read some great stuff this year!

    Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year – Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson, which is about how technology is not making us dumb like everyone panics and thinks.

    Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year – The comic series Chew wins this. Chu is a guy who can get psychic impressions from the food (or bodies!) he eats, and there’s a deadly robotic-enhanced chicken. It’s such an awesome series.

    Best Fiction Book of Your Reading Year – The Martian by Andy Weir. It’s about a guy who gets accidentally stranded on Mars, and no one knows he’s alive. He has to figure out how to survive until the next mission. It was surprisingly funny!

    Thanks for the fun challenge! Perfect way to wake my brain up for these last two hours!

  • Thanks so much for hosting a challenge! I hope it was a great day all around!

  • James @ The Scholar’s Fane

    The Best Book Recommended To Me This Year: Dandelion Wine, by Ray Bradbury. A rich and engrossing read, as poetic as Bradbury has ever gotten, save perhaps for select passages of Something Wicked This Way Comes. It’s a true classic, as far as I’m concerned, and the perfect book for the dog days of summer.

    The Best Writing I’ve Read This Year: Henry Miller, in Tropic of Cancer. Though I think more of Tropic of Capricorn, Miller’s genius–albeit younger–is no less evident. There are passages that are so perfectly penned that I find myself stunned, and unable to continue for minutes at a time, so as to allow the words or the thoughts they impart time to saturate my mind.

    The Best Fiction I’ve Read This Year: Without question, and despite being in the midst of it still, Stephen King’s IT is the most powerful piece of fiction I’ve seen in quite some time. It’s as creepy as they say, genuinely dark material, but it also rings painfully true. King’s grasp of human nature has never been on better display than in his characterization of the grown children of Derry. I find a piece of myself in each of them, fragments of my fears scattered across so many pages like a sick easter egg hunt, each lying in wait for me to find and shudder over anew.

  • James A. Brown

    Best Book of Your Reading Year: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

    Best YA Book of Your Reading Year: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

    Best Fantasy Book it Your Reading Year: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Random Riggs

    Best Sci-Fi Book of Your Reading Year: The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner

    Best Cover of Your Reading Year: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

    Best Author of Your Reading Year: The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

  • Amanda

    The Best Book of my Reading Year, so far, has been Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer. The best non-fiction I’ve read is The Big Tiny by Dee Williams. And finally, The Best Cover of my Reading Year was from Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. Great challenge!

  • Ikebukuro

    Here is my post on the blog:
    http://bidules16.canalblog.com/archives/2014/10/19/30794757.html

    I’ve got a lot of fun with the Read-a-Thon. Congrats to everybody!

  • Nan

    Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year: Brain on Fire by Susannah Calahan

    Best Children’s Book of Your Reading Year: One by Kathryn Otoshi

    Best Fiction Book of Your Reading Year: Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan

  • Ana

    I love this challenge very much! It’s great to go back and see what I’ve read. 🙂

    My response: http://fishinfog.tumblr.com/post/100397790767/deweys-readathon-best-of-best

  • Louise

    Best Setting: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn- Flynn really knows how to create a creepy, stifling setting.
    Best Story line: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline- I was gripped all the way through.
    Best Main Character: Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I love how you both admire her and at times, hate her.

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  • Laura

    Just under the wire, methinks!
    Laura @ Please Pardon the Interruption.
    http://pleasepardontheinterruption.blogspot.com/2014/10/hours-18-24.html

  • Tim

    Best book of 2014: Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

    Best Setting of 2014: Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

    Best children’s book of 2014: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

  • Reading Randomness

    Best Author of your Reading Year- Jaspar Fforde

    Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year- Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

    Best Mystery of your Reading Year- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

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  • Sselene

    Best Fantasy – I love the Dresden Files books. It’s well-written, the setting is very interesting and the characters are good!
    Best Mystery Book – All the mystery books written my Ellery Queen. Really, they’re a bit old but Read Them! [Nancy Drew is also very good]
    Best Cover – White Cat by Holly Black. I swear, I’d probably buy the book JUST by its cover!