Whilst scrolling through the book tags, I stumbled across the My Life In Books Tag over on bookmuffin. Given that just last month I did the Me In Characters Book Tag, I thought this was a suitably apt continuation of the theme: me!
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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Everless by Sara Holland
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
All three are very high up on my TBR list, so I’m hoping to read them in 2018. I’ve read and enjoyed books by both Rainbow Rowell and Adam Silvera to date, so I have high hopes for their novels, and Everless is a debut I’ve been anticipating since July 2017.
Count your age along your bookshelf. What book is it?
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2017 because I loved Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda so much, but unfortunately it slipped by the wayside. I’m sure I’ll get around to reading it this year.
A book set in your country
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Given that I live in the UK, I know that thousands of novels are set on our beautiful little island, but I never pick my reading material based on the setting, so one of the only books on my TBR list that I know full well is set in the UK is possibly Dickens’ most famous work.
A book set somewhere you want to travel to
The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
Following on from my previous point, as I am rarely aware of settings prior to jumping into books, I had some difficulty in locating a book on my TBR that isn’t set in a country I’ve previously visited; that was until I came across The Boundless, which is set in Canada. Take me away already?
Book cover in your favourite colour
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
I’m not sure I really have a favourite colour, but I am partial to red, especially since it’s the strip colour of my football team, Bristol City. As for the book itself, I’ve as yet only read one book by the author, The Raven Boys, but I thoroughly enjoyed it so I’m excited to read this one.
Book you have the fondest memory of
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
No contest. Potter has opened up a world of opportunities and friendships for me, and what could be more magical than that?
Book you had the most difficulty reading
Paradise Lost by John Milton
This was undeniably a chore to plough through because of the level of intertextuality, and it felt as though it took an age to read, but upon finishing it I was intensely pleased with myself.
Book on your TBR that will be the biggest accomplishment when you finish it
It by Stephen King
Technically this is on my currently reading pile, but I’m sure I will feel an unrivalled level of achievement when I finish it given that it’s over 1000 pages long.
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