I was tagged by Amy to post this fun Book Tag originally created by Cora for Bank Holiday Weekend. It’s August so of course we’ve had rain for most of the weekend, though we did manage to visit West Bay- aka the beach setting used to film BroadChurch– for a few sunny hours on Saturday. As it’s taken me til the end of BH weekend to post my contribution I won’t be tagging folks, but do feel free to join in and credit Cora.
Here we go..
Have a lie in. Which book could you lounge in bed with all morning?
So many choices, most recently I did this with The Hazel Wood- Melissa Albert
Oh my goodness, it’s actually sunny outside! A book that makes you feel optimistic-
Hello again Harry Potter! Always finding a way into my tags. This will forever be my most adored series and can always lift my mood.
Spend some time outdoors. A book that reminds you of nature-
The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon- Stephen King. I’m sure horror is probably not where Cora was heading with this one but the story of a young girl lost on a hike and left at the mercy of nature is just so powerful!
Make some punch. A book that you find difficult to classify into one genre.-
The 7 Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle- Stuart Turton is a book I’ve been raving about all year but always struggle to categorise. I’ll just throw some words at it- thriller, suspense, horror, fantasy, mystery, supernatural, psychological, does time travel also make it a valid science-fiction? Who knows! I LOVE it either way.
Pass some food around. A book you want to share with everyone.-
The Bone Season- Samantha Shannon, I was a little late to this particular party but man did this ensnare me. I’ve purchased the following two books but I’m savouring the suspense. I’m thinking Mime Order has to be a Sequel September pick though.
Light the BBQ. A book that took a while to get going.-
White Bodies -Jane Robins, I read this for Newtsreadathon this month but found i wasn’t really very invested until around 75% in.
Failed BBQ. A book that ultimately disappointed you.-
Illuminae- Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. I was so ready to be swept along with everyone else but this one just didn’t click with me. Maybe I just didn’t like the format, I couldn’t forge on enough to find out.
It’s raining. Of course. A book to curl up with when it’s raining outside.-
Ink / Spark- Alice Broadway. I find something warm and comforting about Alice Broadway’s work. I think it’s the way she writes about families and relationships, and the sprinkle of fairy tale throughout the books feels as though someone else is reading me a bedtime story.
Let’s just eat the chocolate. A book that’s super sweet.-
History is All You Left Me- Adam Silvera, recd to me by Donna when asked for a book to help my struggle with grieving the suicide of my 30 yo brother last year. Perhaps a strange choice but the emotion felt so so real, such heart felt writing.
Now unfortunately it’s time for me to tackle Mount Laundry! Here’s hoping we’ll get some sun later today so JB, Watson and I can adventure round the countryside again..
Big thanks to Amy & Cora
Happy Bank Holiday!