This week’s Book Blogger Hop question is: “What book have you’ve been meaning to read forever AND you finally did?”
I would say The Last Battle, as the last book of The Chronicles of Narnia. Because really, I’ve been meaning to read the entire series for years, and it took me a few years to finally get through them all once I finally had the courage to start Prince Caspian after worrying that it just could not be as brilliant as The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Admittedly, some of the books are much better than others, but The Last Battle was a pretty solid ending for the series. Just for fun, here’s how I would rank the series from favorite to least favorite:
1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
2. The Silver Chair
3/4. Tie between Prince Caspian & The Magician’s Nephew
5. The Last Battle
6. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
7. The Horse and His Boy
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is still my favorite because it started it all and is really the best stand-alone story. I think The Silver Chair is absolutely great, however, and comes in a very close second. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, however, is slow at the beginning, but thankfully picks up later, and unfortunately, The Horse and His Boy does very little for me and I am not sure if I understand what it contributes to the story overall.
Any other Narnia fans out there? Which of the books is your favorite? Or, what book did you put off for a long time before finally diving into it?