Jameson @ Lovely Whatsovers tagged me in the Lovely Words Tag. Its goal is to share books with exceptional prose. Since I love shouting about my favorite books anyways, I figured it made sense to participate.
- Pick three books with prose that stands out in vivacity and beauty. Books that could stand on imagery alone without characters or plot.
- Tag a few friends to join the fun!
- Tag credit: Nichole @ Thoughtful Inklings
The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss
Honestly, Pat could write endless grocery lists or something and I’d probably still read it if he wrote them like he writes his prose. The Name of the Wind is spectacular for its ability to combine the gripping prose with plot and character. The sequel, The Wise Man’s Fear, doesn’t deliver on plot and characters as I hoped, but I stuck through all 1,000 pages because the prose is just so good.
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
If there is one thing Margaret Rogerson excels at, it’s writing prose. Her words bring her stories to life and give them such atmospheric backdrops for the characters and plot. I would probably still read a book she wrote if it was just random descriptions of nature or people watching observances.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Part of the reason I love this book so much and reread it every November is because the writing is so vivid and atmospheric. I would live in this book if I could (though the man-eating water horses are a little spooky). And while we’re at it, the plot and characters of this book are great too. Overall, it’s just phenomenal.
Anybody else who wants to do it!