And just like that, January 2021 is coming to a close…quite the way to start a year if you ask me. I hope all y’all are doing great! Now, time for another LTB.
Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by me (Rukky@EternityBooks) and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Today’s the day where we will share the topics for the first month of 2021.
JANUARY 29TH: WHAT IS A “GOOD” ENDING?(RIAN @ DOGS AND BOOKS)
What are some books that had “good” endings for you?
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, of course. It just ends perfectly..I mean, except for the fact that it ends…
I can’t think of another right now…though I know I’ve read MANY books with good endings, I’m blanking. 😉
What are some books that had “bad” endings?
Okay, I can think of two PRIME examples of my idea of a bad ending. The first is the ending of The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine. That ending was completely anti-climatic.
The second is The Warden and The Wolf King by Andrew Peterson. ONLY because it didn’t end EXACTLY how I wanted and since it left me emotionally distraught. That is not to say the book was bad…I was just being to selfish and didn’t want the book to end. 😉
What do you think makes an ending of a story satisfying?
It really depends on how each character was developed. If their arc is left hanging with no sequel…that isn’t very good. A book’s characters and stories have to be “fleshed-out” and made whole to give me a satisfying ending.
Is there anything you always hate in an ending?
With good books, it is precisely that. The end.
Otherwise, it would be happily ever afters. They are SO cliche and unrealistic. UGH!
That’s all for today. What do y’all think? What makes or breaks an ending of a book? What are some of your favorite books with endings?
Thanks for reading everyone! God bless!