Thank you Kirstie for this interesting tag!!! Merry Christmas everyone, I hope you have a fab Christmas day if you celebrate it and if you don’t I hope you have a great festive season!
The Very Serious Rules:
- Thank the person who tagged you with a virtual hug and happy thoughts (and pixie dust if you can find it?)
- Mention the creator (ozbooksnail @ Upside-Down Books)
- Try to eat as many of the foods as you can whilst writing this.
- Wear funky socks.
a beautiful edition of a book that you won’t touch for fear of ruining it
I have a Colour In edition of Carry On by Rainbow Rowell that’s signed that I picked up in Waterstones and it’s so white and pristine that now that I’ve read it I’m never going to touch it again because I don’t want to damage it
a book that was a struggle to read but worth it in the end
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
You guys should know by now that this is my fave but man it’s heavy going
a book you absolutely have to, with no excuse, read or stroke fondly at Christmastime
a character that everyone else loved but you only pretended to
Daemon from the Lux series by JLA
Ok first off what the fuck is this question, people pretend to like Turkey???
I wouldn’t say I pretended to like Daemon and didn’t, I liked him just fine but I really don’t get why everyone loves him so much, he’s just your standard YA guy.
the book you’re most looking forward to reading next
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I’m so close to finishing the ridiculously long pile of library books I’ve had since July practically and once I do I will be able to read all the books I’ve been buying and Six of Crows is the one I’m most hyped for as EVERYONE has been talking about it lately.
a book that makes the ordinary extraordinary
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Rowell manages to take things that are so normal to me like fanfiction and make it into something so wonderful to read about and such a magic experience
a book that had just about everything in it . . . and pulled it off
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
This book follows the family line of 2 half sister’s and it could have gone so badly wrong with home many different POVs it had but man, IT IS GOOD READ IT PLEASE
the most popular book you read this year
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
This has one of the highest rating on Goodreads at the moment and rightfully so.
an intimidating book that was actually an easy read
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
So like, the book is huge, the series is huge, the hype is huge, I love the show, and I’m Scottish, I was a bit worried I wouldn’t like this. But the language was surprisingly easy to read and I really enjoyed reading this.
a book you were skeptical about at first but pleasantly surprised
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I’d heard so many mixed reviews about this book, some people absolutely loved it and some people found it so slow, and for the first 100 pages I had no idea what was going on and then it clicked.
a book that sounded like the same old plot line BUT DID IT SO MUCH BETTER
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
All YA vampire books are the same right? Not this one, this was more about friendship than some crazy human x vampire love story.
a book you need right now
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
I agree with Kirstie’s answer here, I’M DESPERATE FOR THIS BOOK
Ciorba de perisoare
a book you bought without needing to read the blurb
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
I still don’t know what this book is about, but I know it’s about gay kids and depressed kids and that sounds right up my street. And everyone says it’s fantastic and Adam is such a cutie.
a book with a surprising plot twist
Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
I don’t want to talk about it.
a book you would never sell, even if you don’t reread it
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
I hate this book now, it’s so rife with shit I stand completely against but it was such a big thing for me as a teenager, it meant so much to me that I couldn’t get rid of it when I gutted my room this year.