I had thought I might have time to squeeze in one more before the end of the challenge, but that is unlikely now with only 2 days remaining. I did read 5 books though, completing Quest the First, which is what I originally set out to do. I read 4 books from my original list of choices and still hope to get to the rest before too long.
(clicking on the title will take you to my review)
1. Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt
2. A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray
3. Once Upon a Time in the North - Philip Pullman
4. Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
5. The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo
For links to the reviews of all the participants, see the Review Site here.
Best book(s) I read for the challenge?
Kafka on the Shore by Murakami. I can see why it's become one of his most well-known books and will likely end up on my best of list for the year.
Book(s) I could have done without?
None! I enjoyed all of them!
Any new authors? Will I read them again?
Natalie Babbitt, Libba Bray and Kate DiCamillo were new-to-me. I will probably continue with the other books in the trilogy by Libba Bray but there are other books, in other series, calling to me more right now. Of these three, my guess is that it'll be another book by Kate DiCamillo that will get picked up and read the soonest.
As for the not new-to-me authors, Philip Pullman and Haruki Murakami, it was very fun to spend some time in their worlds again and I will definitely be reading more from them.
Best thing about the challenge? What did I learn?
I already knew this but that Carl is the challenge host extraordinaire. I don't always read much fantasy but it's such fun I think I'll have to read more of it, more often. I really enjoyed reading all the books I did for the challenge and I'm already looking forward to Once Upon a Time III! Thanks for another great challenge Carl.