Opposites Book Tag

Happy mid-summer month! This month I saw this tag on Miss Elizabeth‘s blog and decided to make it June’s book tag. Wishing you all a great summer, before you know it, it’ll be winter!

First book in your collection/Last book you bought
Faraway Tree Stories by Enid Blyton/How To Find Love In A Bookshop by Veronica Henry
The Faraway Tree was the first chapter book I can remember reading as a child that I know I still own, whilst I just purchased How To Find Love In A Bookshop just yesterday.

A cheap book/An expensive book
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell (£1)/The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (£180)
Kindred Spirits was a World Book day 2016 publication (and was an absolute bargain). Meanwhile I bought a 1/1 copy of The Cuckoo’s Calling on eBay for a smidge more (there are only 1,500 in existence).

A book with a male protagonist/A book with a female protagonist
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes/The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I love crime novels with male protagonists (they just feel more believable), but dystopians featuring strong female leads are the best.

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A book you read fast/One that took you a long time to read
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl/A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
I love Charlie and I always blaze through it in one sitting, but A Clash of Kings took me 18 months to plough through (and I’ve not yet picked up another George R.R. Martin book).

Pretty cover/Ugly cover
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas/Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
ACOTAR has one of the most beautiful covers (USA version), but Bridget Jones’s Diary (UK edition) is terrible.

National book/International book
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins/This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
It was surprisingly difficult to pick a UK based novel (other than Harry Potter) but The Girl On The Train is set in North London, whilst This Is Where It Ends is set in a USA high school.

Thin book/Thick book
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn/Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
The Grownup is a fantastic short story, whilst Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is well known for being the longest Potter book, yet the shortest film!

Fiction book/Non-fiction book
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger/How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran
As one of my two favourite novels of all time, The Time Traveler’s Wife had to be my fiction pick, whilst How To Be A Woman was one of my more recent non-fiction reads.

Romantic book/Action book
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks/Killing Floor by Lee Child
I cried whilst reading The Notebook (what a brilliant story of true love). I definitely did not cry during Killing Floor, but it is one of the most intense thrillers I’ve read.

A book that made you happy/A book that made you sad
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion/Blue Is The Warmest Color by Julie Maroh
I love how beautifully funny and sweet The Rosie Project is, but Blue Is The Warmest Color depresses me for all the wrong reasons: #gayisok #lovewins

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2 Responses to Opposites Book Tag

  1. Charlotte, your tag is filled with amazing titles, such great variety too. I’ve been curious to read The Rosie Project. What did you love about it?

  2. novellover97 says:

    Reblogged this on forthenovellovers.

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