Hour 18 Dewey 24 Hour Readathon Challenge

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Hey, everybody! Welcome to the Hour 18 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 21 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 the main site: http://24hourreadathon.com/. 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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  • Jenna Colby

    Best Setting: The circus from in ‘The Night Circus’ – the setting is described so magically as to envelop you in there world.

    Best YA: Fangirl – so heartwarming and relatable.

    Best Romance: Juliette and Warner from ignite me – love the support in the relationship.

  • Nikki L-Mac
  • Avery Hartling

    Best YA Book of Your Reading Year: Mosquitoland by David Arnold is probably going to stand as one of my all time favorites! Amazing characters, plot, and writing. *swoons* This could also be my best book of the year, best cover, best main character…I could go on.

    Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year: I’ll have to go with the Saga series by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples. I’m a sucker for comics and graphic novels and I looove the art!

    Best Children’s Book of Your Reading Year: Probably a little old for children’s books now…But I read And Tango Makes Three by Richardson, Parnell, Cole. Ahh Such a cute book! I need to read this one to my little cousins!

  • Isabel Larsen
  • Melissa

    Love this idea. I posted mine here on my master readathon post… http://avidreader25.blogspot.com/2015/04/dewey-24-hour-readathon.html

    avidreader25[at]gmail.com

  • Heather
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  • Karena Fagan
  • Jen
  • here’s my top books I’ve read (so far!) this year

    http://nushoesocks.tumblr.com/post/117399437907/hour-18-mini-challenge

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  • MollieVX

    Best Main Character: Lola from Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins because Lola is girl a who loves dressing up and being loud, complete opposite of me. But still I get her!

    Best YA Novel: Zombicorns by John Green (it’s a novella but still). Obviously anything by John Green is genius. But this price of writing is so unlike any of his other works and still its just as fascinating and gripping as anything else he has written.

    Best Author of the year: Rainbow Rowell. I’m read all of her books this last year and there’s nothing bad I can say about any single one of them. She has firmly fixed her place in my list of favourite authors.

    Twitter handle @MollieVX

  • Isa

    Here are my responses for the challenge: http://books.lollibean.net/deweys-24-hour-read-a-thon-2015/

    You’ll have to scroll a little. My brain is a little fried at the moment so ignore any typos 😛 Fun challenge!

  • Mayra

    1. Best YA book: Fairest – Marissa Meyer

    2. Best NA book: Confess – Colleen Hoover

    3. Best fantasy book: A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab

  • Fran @ Nightjar’s Jar of Books

    What a great idea! I’ve posted my picks here: http://wp.me/p4Xlv3-e2

  • Mer
  • Ellie Potten

    Ooooh, here’s a handful of mine! I don’t have two of them (library/borrowed books!) so I can’t take a pretty Instagram picture this time. 🙁

    BEST COVER: Say Her Name – James Dawson
    BEST NONFICTION BOOK: Wikieaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy – David Leigh and Luke Harding
    BEST TRAVEL MEMOIR: Mousetrapped: A Year and a Bit in Orlando, Florida – Catherine Ryan Howard
    BEST MAIN CHARACTER(s): Claire and Jamie Fraser, Cross Stitch – Diana Gabaldon

    I’m bookmarking this post to come back to for recommendations later. 😀
    My email: emp501@hotmail.co.uk

  • Trine229
  • Tina

    Best Children’s Book: Awake and Dreaming by Kit Pearson. I enjoyed this book so much even though I didn’t expect to. It’s a mix of realistic + fantasy and it had me engaged the whole time.

    Best Book: I haven’t read very much this year, but from what I have, it has to be Atonement by Ian McEwan. This book was devastatingly lovely and the story has stayed with me.

    Best Main Character: Jo from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I loved the way she was – a tomboy, confident, and strong.

    agirlandsomebooks [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Bluebird

    I’ve posted mine at http://bluebird.booklikes.com/blog

  • My Books Are Me
  • Tim

    Best Book of Your Reading Year: The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles

    Best Sci-Fi Book of Your Reading Year: Martian by Andy Weir

    Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year: On Writing by Stephen King

  • Emma

    best romance – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
    best YA – Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
    best mystery – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    best nonfiction – Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
    best fantasy – Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
    best children’s book – The Gates by John Connolly
    best fiction book – The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
    best main character – Simon (of Simon VS) and Blue (of The Raven Cycle)
    best author – Maggie Stiefvater (I’ve read The Raven Cycle and The Scorpio Races this year)
    best supporting character – Gansey and Ronan (Raven Cycle)
    best cover – The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
    best setting – The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King, Kingdom of…, and all Maggie Stiefvater books
    best story line – The Raven Cycle
    best overall book – It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
    best indie author – The Cottage and Its Lady by Beatrice Bugane
    Sorry for mentioning The Raven Cycle so many times. It’s just so dang good.

  • Anna L

    Here’s my post. http://world4anna1.blogspot.com/p/dewey-challenges.html
    I think I will have to stop by later and write down some of the books on here.

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  • Katherine Nabity

    I haven’t finished a lot of books this year, so I’m including short stories as well.

    Best YA Book of Your Reading Year: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I don’t read many YA novels, but when I do, they’re set where I was a young adult.

    Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year: Dead Wake by Erik Larson. My review of it didn’t do justice to how much I liked it.

    Best Sci-Fi Book (story) of Your Reading Year: “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer. And you can read it too! http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/kritzer_01_15/

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  • Curse of John

    (just scroll down a little bit! loved sharing!)

    Here they are: http://curseofjohn.blogspot.com/2015/04/deweys-24-hour-read-thon-live-update.html

  • Daisey

    Best YA Book of Your Reading Year – The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

    Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year – The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

    Best Setting of Your Reading Year – Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman

    https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2343263-daisey-s-mini-challenges

  • Elizabeth Bogardus

    Great idea for a post near the end of the event! Here it is on the blog: http://eviloverlordthoughts.com/deweys-24-hour-readathon/

    Best Cover: Crewel (Crewel World #1) by Gennifer Albin

    Best YA: Greenglass House by Kate Milford

    Best Mystery: To Shield the Queen (Ursula Blanchard #1) by Fiona Buckley

    Best Non-Fiction: What Remains: a memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love by Carole Radziwill

  • Create With Joy

    Best Fiction Book – The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (only book I’ve read this year that I plan to read again – a story that changes you)

    Best Cover – The Creole Princess by Beth White (thought it was beautiful!)

    Most Inspiring Author I Came Across – Do You Have The Courage To Be You? by Jenny Williamson – This woman builds homes across the world to rescue children from sex trafficking.

  • Melody Moonchild
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  • Isi

    Hi, Thanks for the mini-challenge.
    Best cover: The bookseller, by Cythia Swanson
    Best non-fiction: The willpower instinct, by Kelly McGonigal
    Best book: To kill a mockingbird, by Harper Lee – I read it this year for the first time, and I loved it!!!

    This is Isi
    (fromisi.orejas@gmail.com)

  • Alexa42

    Best Sci-Fi of my reading year is an aberration because I almost never read Sci-Fi – but I’m so glad I did – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel was breathtaking. Giving it to my sister for her birthday and she’s not a Sci-Fi reader either – stunning writing, universal themes…

    Best Main Character of my reading year – Etta in Etta & Russell & Otto & James by Emma Hooper. A beautiful, inspirational “road novel” with a little magical realism thrown in

    Best Character You Love to Hate – Gotta be that hot mess Rachel from The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins…

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  • Mel

    Here’s my post: http://thebookmoo.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/dewey-24-hour-readathon.html

    This was such a good challenge, like the Academy Awards or something for books! :’)

    If you need to get hold of me, here’s my email: bookmooyt(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Fun challenge! Here’s my update post with my answers 🙂
    http://fantasyismorefun.com/2015/04/deweys-24-hour-readathon-april-2015-hour-18.html

  • eeyorenyk

    Best Book of Your Reading Year: Will Reckless by Ginger Scott

    Best Romance Book of Your Reading Year: Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros

    Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year: Hot Body Year Round by Cassey Ho

    Best Sci-Fi Book of Your Reading Year: Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott

    Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year: Revolution by Louise Haiberg

    Best Main Character of Your Reading Year: Dominic from Revolution by Louise Haiberg

    Best Author of Your Reading Year: Ginger Scott

    Katja
    (Eeyorenyk(a)live.dk)

  • Maria

    Best Book of Your Reading Year: “Every Last Word” by Tamara Ireland Stone. Absolutely blew me away.

    Best Romance Book of Your Reading Year: I don’t read much romance, so can’t think of any.

    Best YA Book of Your Reading Year: “Every Last Word” mentioned above.

    Best New Adult Book of Your Reading Year: Where do you draw the line between YA and NA? The ages of the main characters? In that case,

    Best Mystery Book of Your Reading Year: Haven’t read any yet. Best suspense is “The Book of You” by Claire Kendal which I’m just about half-way through.

    Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year: “A Dip in the Ocean” by Sarah Outen

    Best Sci-Fi Book of Your Reading Year: Hands-down “The Martian” by Andy Weir. No other even comes close! Would have been book of the year as well, if it hadn’t been for ELW.

    Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year Haven’t read any good new fantasy books (best rated just 3 stars), so it would have to be a Debora Geary reread.

    Best Children’s Book of Your Reading Year A “Baby-Sitter’s Club” reread. Yes, I still like them, and I’m not ashamed to admit it 🙂

    Best Fiction Book of Your Reading Year “Every Last Word” again 🙂

    Best Main Character of Your Reading Year Asher Benson from “Ash” by Jason Brant

    Best Author of Your Reading Year If only counting new authors, then Tamara Ireland Stone.

    Best Supporting Character of Your Reading Year None springs to mind.

    Best Cover of Your Reading Year “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin

    Best Character You Love To Hate of Your Reading Year None.

    Best Setting of Your Reading Year Mars in “The Martian”

    Best Story Line of Your Reading Year Not sure

    Best Indie Author of Your Reading Year Audrey Feye of “The Lesbian Assassins”.

  • Maria

    Forgot to add my email (not sure if it’s visible to you when I comment) – maria.elmvang at gmail dot com.

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  • Irene

    Best Cover of Your Reading Year: Den fredløse by Carina Evytt – gorgeous if you take off the dust jacket
    Best Children’s Book of Your Reading Year: Unfortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman – this one’s just so hilarious, it’s sure to crack you up
    Best Sci-Fi Book of Your Reading Year: The Martian by Andy Weir – So.good!
    Best Series: THe Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin – The conclusion did it for me. It was brilliant! One that I didn’t really see coming.

    ireneejensen @hotmail.com

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  • Jacob Ni

    Best Book- The book thief by Markus Zuusak- This book was amazing, enough said

    Best Main Character: Emily from Since you’ve been gone by morgan matron. She goes through amazing character development and she is very funny and the journey she goes through is awesome

    Best Sci fi- Ready player one by ernest cline- such a fun read

    Best YA book- Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas. awesome 3rd book of the series with kickass characters and insane world building.

  • This was hard, as usual when picking the best, but here’s my answer: https://mervih.wordpress.com/2015/04/26/hour-20/

  • Karsyn Smith

    My Best of 2015 reads.

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  • LMM831

    Congrats to Sofieeloves10 who is the winner! The winner may choose a prize from the main site: http://24hourreadathon.com/. The winner will fill out the form noting that they are an hourly challenge winner and the name of the challenge. – See more at: http://www.lisasworldofbooks.net/2015/9816#sthash.0mXphIFq.dpuf

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