5-Star Books in 5 Words

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Fellow bloggers Imyril and Bookforager recommended this meme (though they didn’t originate it themselves) so I thought it a fun task for a post here. Maybe it’s one which may inspire you to attempt something similar.

1. Choose 5 books which you gave 5 stars [I’ve chosen fantasy titles books, read in 2019, which I rated on Goodreads].
2. Share 5 words that in some way describe why you liked it so much [I’ve used descriptive phrases rather than standalone adjectives].
3. Give no other explanations of those words. Some of the words may only make sense if you’ve read it yourself. [You might guess my reasons for liking these books despite the brevity.]

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1. Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights:

Alethiometer’s warning for children’s daemons

2. Neil Gaiman’s The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch:

Childhood puppet trauma graphically described

Crickhowell Castle (Howl’s Castle?)

3. Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle:

Intimations of mortality haunt Sophie

Miskin Manor, Miskin, Cardiff

4. Ursula Le Guin’s Tales from Earthsea:

Fantasies with acute female perspectives

Vanessa Bell’s garden, Charleston, West Sussex

5. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden:

Out of tragedy emerges hope

Apologies if you find these utterances a little too genomic!

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