I’ve seen this tag floating around for a while so thought I would give it a go! If you haven’t done this one before, consider yourself tagged. There’s 8 questions, so lets get to it…
1. Find a book for each of your initials
K – Kill The Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
J – Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel
T – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
2. Count your age along your bookshelf. What book is it?
Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan. I have never picked up this book as the series is about 12 books long! I got the whole series for my birthday as it was super cheap and looks beautiful all together on my shelf. If you’ve read this series and enjoyed it please let me know because I would love to find a new series.
3. Pick a book set in your city/country
Unbecoming by Jenny Downham is set in England which is where I live!
“Three women – three secrets – one heart-stopping story. Katie, seventeen, in love with someone whose identity she can’t reveal. Her mother Caroline, uptight, worn out and about to find the past catching up with her. Katie’s grandmother, Mary, back with the family after years of mysterious absence and ‘capable of anything’, despite suffering from Alzheimers. As Katie cares for an elderly woman who brings daily chaos to her life, she finds herself drawn to her. Rules get broken as allegiances shift. Is Mary contagious? Is ‘badness’ genetic? In confronting the past, Katie is forced to seize the present. As Mary slowly unravels and family secrets are revealed, Katie learns to live and finally dares to love. Funny, sad, honest and wise, Unbecoming is a celebration of life, and learning to honour your own stories.”
4. Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch. It’s set in Tuscany and Florence, two places in Italy I would love to visit.
“Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home. But then she is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and even herself. People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.”
5. Pick a book that’s your favourite colour
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider. Yellow is my favourite colour, and this cover is so bright!
“Varsity tennis captain Ezra Faulkner was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was before—before his girlfriend cheated on him, before a car accident shattered his leg, and before he fell in love with unpredictable new girl Cassidy Thorpe.”
6. Which book do you have the fondest memory of?
I have said it so many times on my blog, but Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson has been my favourite book since I was a child. Every time I re-read this book I feel so warm and happy!
“Floss’s parents are divorced, and she divides up her week, spending five days with her mum, her new stepdad and her baby half-brother. The other two days Floss spends with her dad, helping him to run his greasy spoon cafe. But their simple arrangement is thrown into disarray when Floss’s mum decides to move to Australia. Making the difficult decision to stay at home, Floss moves in permanently with her dad and they muddle along happily together, surviving on chip butties and enjoying visits to the local funfair. But disaster strikes – Dad’s money troubles catch up with him and they have to move out of the cafe. They’re homeless – but can their new fairground friends help out?”
7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
This has to be Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield. It was an amazing book and I gave it four stars, but it covered such difficult topics to read that I struggled to read it without getting really emotional.
“June’s life at home with her stepmother and stepsister is a dark one—and a secret one. She is trapped like a butterfly in a net. But then June meets Blister, a boy in the woods. In him she recognises the tiniest glimmer of hope that perhaps she can find a way to fly far, far away from her home and be free. Because every creature in this world deserves their freedom… But at what price?”
8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?
The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. It’s definitely the size that intimidates me, it’s over 500 pages and I usually stay away from books over 400 pages because I find them pretty daunting. I will be really proud of myself when I’ve read it though because I’ve heard great things about it!
“Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee — whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not — stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden — a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.”
I had a lot of fun doing this tag! Happy Monday x