As I write this, a part of my inner mind theatre is playing out as follows…
Evil domineering alter ego: “Haha! You can try to quit, but you and I both know it will be trying to quit the unquittable!”
Me: “Yes, but this is getting out of hand! And is unquittable even a word?”
EDAE: “I’ve created it for such a purpose. We all know you’re going to return to your regular haunts, and the more you deny it, the more it will eat away at your soul and you’ll be nothing but a blubbering, pathetic–”
Me: “Alright, I get it.”
EDAE: “I’m glad we’ve come to an understanding.”
Me: “But this list will still be made!”
Top Ten Books I Should Quit Fangirling (But Not Bloody Likely)
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine – Seriously, though, all Cinderella retellings will always be compared to this book. Just ’cause it set the bar up pretty high for me as a kid. It still does, actually.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik – You’d think I’d find a way to shut up about this book. But I cannot keep gushing about it. I am, however, just a little bummed that Novik is showing up at NYC Comic Con on the day that I won’t be there! Ugh.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman – Really, I can gush about anything Neil Gaiman. Neverwhere does hold a speshal significance, and I can say right now that a number of my family’s pet fish have been named after cray-cray Islington.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – East meets West in a science fiction retelling of a fairy tale. If that doesn’t make me obsess over this, I don’t know what would. This one is a relatively new obsession, and rather short, since I still haven’t read the next books to continue my fangirling. I WILL THOUGH.
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier – This book was so damn magical. SO DAMN MAGICAL. And it will always remind me of my reading until 5 am and crying over finishing the book.
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson – Yeah. Me not mentioning this at least a few times in a fantasy conversation is impossible. Just accept that I’m a Sanderson convert after having read this book–and the rest of its trilogy.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore – Another fantasy that raises the bar for all other fantasies. Normally I bring this book–and this world–up a lot, especially when I talk about kickass fantasy females.
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder – And this one is just…food and fantasy! Yes! Best combination ever, obviously.
Tortallan series by Tamora Pierce – Also accept the fact that I’m going to gush over any Tortallan book. Mostly Alanna, sometimes Beka, a lot of Kel, and occasionally Daine. But all the time George and Numair.
Discworld series by Terry Pratchett – I started trying to pick a particular book out of the stack of Discworld novels, but in the end, most of my gushing tends to go to recurring characters. Moist is awesome, I have an unhealthy admiration for Vetinari and Sam Vimes, and CMOT Dibbler always gets called into a discussion between my sister and me.