I’m addicted to PokémonGo as much as the rest of the world. I was scrolling through Twitter when I came across this creative book tag by Read at Midnight – I knew I had to do it. Her graphics are also super cute!
Some of the earliest books I read were Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers series, Five on Treasure Island (I didn’t get very far in the series….!) and Tales of Mr. Pink-Whistle. I also wanted to be Milly-Molly-Mandy. Even though I read these books over 20 years ago, I still remember the thrill of re-reading them over and over, and they introduced me to the world of books.
I honestly cannot think of one! I’m more likely to want to read a book – especially if it’s one I didn’t really know about or one I’m already slightly interested in – if many of the bloggers I follow are excited about it. I’d hate to miss out on an incredible book, so I’m always intrigued when one is everywhere. It’s why A Darker Shade of Magic is high on my TBR!
I read a lot of young adult contemporary novels that remind me of each other and three that come to mind are Saint Anything, My Life Next Door and When We Collided – but they were all five-star reads for me! I loved the boys, the families, and the fun, emotional storylines.
I love long books when I get into them – it’s picking them up that’s tricky! I have the entire A Song of Ice and Fire series, but I don’t know if I’m ever going to have time to read it when I have hundreds of other books on my TBR!
I stayed up late reading Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None – I couldn’t put it down! But I’m afraid that I read the best Christie first…
I absolutely adore Étienne St. Clair and Anna Oliphant from Anna and the French Kiss. I was rooting for them all the way, but I love that they’re good friends who also happen to have crushes on each other. They both shine on their own but they’re even more fun when they’re together.
I raced through Sarah Crossan’s One, a wonderfully moving and poignant story of love, identity and sisters. It’s written in verse, meaning that it’s a quick page-turner, especially because you won’t want to leave Grace and Tippi’s side.
I’m more of a standalone kind of reader, but like Aentee, I doubt I’ll get sick of Harry Potter spin-offs. I’m super excited to read the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script– I’ve been lucky enough to see the play and it’s incredible. (I also really want an Eevee!).
As I’m not much of a fantasy reader, it’s a delight when I really get into a fantasy novel – sadly, something that’s rare. I was therefore surprised at how much I enjoyed the Throne of Glass series (although I still need to read Queen of Shadows), especially the first three books!
Across the Universe was everywhere when we were all talking about young adult science fiction a few years ago, and I still really want to read it. I own all three books and I’m determined one day to pick them up!
It’s no surprise to hear that I love beautiful editions of books (I recently bought a second copy of The Sky is Everywhere because I love the Zoella Book Club cover, and I own multiple copies of Jane Eyre). Even though they’re not strictly collector’s editions, I want to own more Vintage Children’s Classics. They are among my favourite cover designs for children’s classics.
I’m excited to read my buddy Katherine Webber’s debut novel Wing Jones, about family, first romance and running.
Morgan Matson! I can never get enough of her books and absolutely loved Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, Second Chance Summer, Since You’ve Been Gone and The Unexpected Everything. They take me to a happy place and so Morgan Matson is firmly on my auto-buy list.
And that’s it! I won’t tag anyone in particular but I would love to see which books everyone else picks for this tag, plus check out the original post. Now, I’m off to catch Pokémon!