I don’t know if anyone’s noticed, but I haven’t posted in a really, really long time. I started a new job last week (in publishing!!! I can’t get over it) and I’ve been too busy to read more than a few pages. Because of that, I don’t have a review to post right now and I don’t know when I will but I’m working through some exciting books as we speak.
Despite the lack of reviews, though- what I definitely always have time for is an interesting book tag. And I just stumbled across the My Life in Books tag. I hope you enjoy!
Find a book for each of your initials.
(I’m relieved they didn’t say ‘for each letter of your first name’ — 9 is tough)
F – Faery Tales and Nightmares by Melissa Marr
L – Lying About Last Summer by Sue Wallman
D – Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick
Count your age along your bookshelf – what book is it?
Sadly, my bookshelves are not where I am… Right now, I’m living off piles of books, scattered around the room. So, counting 21 through the piles, I reach…
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Pick a book set in your city/country.
Okay. I don’t know if this counts because they don’t mention my town even once in the book, and I’m sure its a fantasy world of some kind, but the town I’m from is built on Sherwood Forest, and that’s where Mist by Kathryn James takes place.
Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to.
Under a Dancing Star by Laura Wood is set predominantly in a stunning villa in Italy and reading it made me crave a trip there so much.
Pick a book that’s your favourite colour.
My favourite colour is deep red, and the closest cover I can think of is Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. Looking up ‘YA books with red covers’ brings back a lot of results, though…
Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Yes, this book’s a little problematic (if you’ve read it, you get it), but I read it, got obsessed. and went to Paris the next month because I was so in love. I’ve re-read a million times and it’s always exactly what I need.
Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. This book is absolutely incredible and I’m so glad I pushed through it but, wow, it took a long time for me to get to the end.
Which book on your TBR will give you the biggest feeling of accomplishment when you finish it?
IT by Stephen King! I’ve had this 1200-page monster of a book for about six years and I’ll be so happy when I’ve finally got through it.