The Borough Press is encouraging everyone to tweet a #BookADayUK all throughout June to celebrate Independent Booksellers Week, which begins 28th June. I’ve really enjoyed tweeting and posting a new photo on Tumblr every day, so here’s a recap of the first week! Clicking on each image takes you to the Tumblr post.
1st. Favourite book from childhood.
I have so many favourite childhood books, from Enid Blyton to Jacqueline Wilson, but many of them have been taken to my mum’s house, so I only have one to show you. I adored the St. Clare’s (and Malory Towers) series, although I’m pretty sure I originally listened to the audiobooks (on tape!).
2nd. Best bargain.
I found The Secret History in a used bookshop for only 50p, which I was rather pleased with. I’m planning to read it this month and it’ll be my first Donna Tartt.
4th. Least favourite book by favourite author.
Chamber of Secrets is probably my least favourite Harry Potter book (although, when I re-read it or watch the movie, I’m always surprised to find that I enjoy it more than I think!). If you’re wondering, my favourite book (and movie) is Prisoner of Azkaban.
6th. The one I always give as a gift.
I actually rarely give books as gifts because I know how difficult it is to get it right. But if I were to, I’d probably give a beautiful edition of something, like one of these copies of Jane Eyre.
7th. Forgot I owned it.
As much as I love eBooks, I often forgot that I have them. Fire Spell is one of the many books I probably would have read by now if I could actually see it on my bookshelves!
8th. Have more than one copy.
I ended up with multiple copies of John Green’s books. I actually wrote a blogpost about my Abundance of John Green earlier this year for Alaska Young Day.