Before I start I wanted to thank the super awesome Norah for tagging me to do this super awesome booktag! Check out her post here. This tag was created by KimberlyFayeReads who is also the one who made the gorgeous designs!!
1. AN UPCOMING RELEASE YOU WISH YOU COULD GET YOUR HANDS ON RIGHT NOW
I absolutely loved her first poetry book the princess saves herself in this one and when I heard she was publishing a new one, I got really excited. It will be released in March 2018, and I can’t wait!!
2. FAVOURITE SERIES STARTER
I think I’ll go with Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan because I remember falling in love with this series as soon as I started it, and also because it is the first book in the series, and also the first book in a whole universe which I really love.
3. A BOOK THAT GAVE YOU ALL THE WARM FUZZIES
Before I fall by Lauren Olliver. I don’t talk about this book a lot but I absolutely loved it, and I will always remember feeling butterflies in my stomach while reading it.
4. A BOOK THAT MADE YOU UGLY CRY
For this one (and though I know it’s not a very original choice) I have to go with The Fault in Our Stars by John Green because I clearly remember crying in my bed at 2am while finishing this book the first time I read it.
5. BOOKISH HERO OR HEROINE YOU WANT AROUND TO PROTECT YOU IN REAL LIFE
Can I have my own Edmund Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia) please? He is a very realistic character with an incredible character development, who in the end, will do anything for the people he cares about.
6. A BOOK YOU INTENTIONALLY SPOILED FOR YOURSELF
I do that so often while skimming through the pages and then hate myself. To be honest, I can’t pick a book in particular ^^
7. A BOOK YOU WISH YOU COULD MAKE EVERYONE READ BECAUSE YOU LOVED IT SO MUCH
Can I pick three? I’m going to pick three. The first one is my all time favourite One Day by David Nicholls, which is beautiful, realistic and heartbreaking at the same time. The second time is a 2017 release which I absolutely loved and believe everyone should read because it is a very good representation of anxiety. I’m talking about A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard. And I can’t not talk about one of my new favourites, The Lonely City by Olivia Laing, a non fiction that deals with artists, loneliness and social media. If there is one thing you have to remember from this post, it’s that you should read those books.
8. A BOOK SERIES YOU WISH NEVER ENDED
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. This universe had so much more potential, I could read about it forever.
9. A BOOK WITH AN UPLIFTING ENDING OR MESSAGE
The Up Side of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. Such a bright and positive book, about accepting yourself. It has fantastic and beautiful charcter. The perfect example of an uplifting book!
10. A BOOK YOU WISH YOU COULD FORGET YOU EVER READ
Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins. It was my least favourite book in the series and honestly broke my heart way too much. Get this heartbreak away from me please.
11. AN AUTHOR WHOSE BOOKS ALWAYS GET YOU OUT OF A SLUMP
For this one I’m picking something a little bit different as the author is a comic book artist and illustrator. She is French, she’s an amazing feminist and relatable badass lady. Her name is Pénélope Bagieu.
12. A SWOON-WORTHY HERO OR HEROINE
Kelsea from The Queen of the Tearling trilogy by Erika Johansen. I love her so much. She is a complex, relatable and well-written character, and honestly one of my biggest bookish crushes. I need to talk about this series more, by the way.
13. A BOOK THAT CAUSED YOU TO STOP DOING ALL OTHER THINGS UNTIL YOU FINISHED IT
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I remember I read this one after my exams in my second year. I didn’t have much to do and I just loved it so much, I couldn’t put it down.
14. A BOOK THAT WAS PAINFUL TO READ (FOR WHATEVER REASON) OR BROKE YOU
Allegiant by Veronica Roth. All the not-trusting-each-other between Tris and Four was plain annoying and extremely frustrating and all I could ask myself was WHY. This book was so painful to read.
15. A BOOK THAT HAD YOU LAUGHING OUT LOUD
Introvert Doodles by Maureen “Marzi” Wilson. This one is also one of my recent reads, I loved it so much because of how relatable and cute it is. And also really hilarious.
16. A BOOK THAT MADE YOU WANT TO SEND IT (OR YOUR EREADER) FLYING
Night and Day by Virginia Woolf. Sadly, I’m not a huge Virginia Woolf fan, and the only reason I finished this book is because I had to read it for one of my classes. I found it extremely frustrating. I was sold a book about feminism and suffragettes, and what I actually got was a bland imitation of Jane Austen. And clearly, if I hadn’t been reading it on my kindle, I would have thrown it out of the window.
17. BOOKISH WORLD YOU WISH YOU COULD VISIT
Narnia. My answer for this question will always be Narnia. (Or Hogwarts. How am I supposed to pick?)
18. A BOOK WITH A SCHOCKING TWIST OR ENDING
One Day by David Nicholls. I totally did not see that coming. How dare you, David Nicholls? How could you do this to me? (But seriously, go read this book.)
19. A CHARACTER DEATH THAT DESTROYED YOU
I have an endless list for that. From Shade Barrow (Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard) to Fred Weasley (Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling) to Finnick Odair (The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins). And so many more.
20. BEST SERIES CONCLUSION
A Conjuring of Light by Victoria Schwab. I’m pretty sure this was my favourite in the whole trilogy.
And that’s it for today! I tried to be more or less original in my answers, depending on the questions. I’m not tagging anyone but feel free to do it as well! If you want, consider yourself tagged, and know that I had a lot of fun doing this! Have a wonderful day!