It’s ThursTAG once again and I found this blog tag that was all about different books and different prompts that I really liked the look of!
A BOOK YOU’VE READ MORE THAN ONCE:
I read Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll for school every year because when we study WW2, this is the perfect book to use! I’m not a regular rereader, but there’s a few books for school that I have to reread – I have to say that I love it just as much now as I did the first time I read it though.
A BOOK YOU WOULD TAKE ON A DESERT ISLAND:
Oh god. Well… I actually have a post all about this… Desert Island Books: This Time It’s Personal.
A BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY:
LOL. HAVE YOU MET ME? EVERY BOOK MAKES ME CRY.
A book that PROPER took it out of me? Countless by Karen Gregory. This is one of those books that even now (4 years later) makes me a bit sad. It’s such an incredible story – if you haven’t read it, I suggest you check it out.
A BOOK THAT SCARED YOU:
I don’t tend to read a lot of scary books because I’m a bit of a wimp tbh, but Hold Back The Tide by Queen Mel definitely scared me a bit. I will not be caught by a loch, no thanks.
A BOOK THAT MADE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD:
Again, a bit like the crying one, if a book is funny, I will actively laugh out loud (just ask any of my friends who have reading dates with me, I FEEL books). However, I can’t not give this to The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven. I love Izzy so much (I’m sure this recommendation surprises no one ha)
A BOOK THAT DISGUSTED YOU:
Ooooh… the actions of the mother in A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews absolutely appalled me. She’s a terrible person and we need to protect August at all costs.
A BOOK YOU LOVED IN PRESCHOOL:
Each Peach Pear Plum is one of those stories from my childhood that I just adored. I am a big big fan of the Ahlbergs!!
A BOOK YOU LOVED IN PRIMARY SCHOOL:
The obvious answer here is Matilda (duh!), but I also have incredibly fond memories of reading Charlotte’s Web and The Secret Garden in primary school. They’re the kind of book that I’d love to revisit as an adult to see if I have such fondness attached to them still!
A BOOK YOU LOVED IN SECONDARY SCHOOL:
The strange thing is I have NO recollection of what I read in my teens. I know I DID read in my teens because I’ve never NOT read, but I have no idea! However, I know that I adored studying 1984 by George Orwell. That books fascinated me as a teenager and it’s another one I’d revisit (I do actually own a copy) just to see if adult me likes it as much.
A BOOK THAT CHALLENGED YOUR IDENTITY:
OOOH. A good question. I don’t know. I think a book that opened my eyes to there being other queer identities was Camp by L.C Rosen. It didn’t necessarily challenge my identity, but it definitely opened my eyes and encouraged me to research more than the few ‘labels’ that I knew of.
A SERIES THAT YOU LOVE:
ALL OF THEM? Seriously. I love a series. I love getting invested in characters and their stories and seeing the endings of them.
YOUR FAVORITE HORROR BOOK:
Not really my thing tbh. I’m too much of a scaredy cat, ha.
YOUR FAVORITE SCIENCE FICTION BOOK:
OOOH. Now. The first book that’s come to mind here is The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James. This book might be more thriller than sci-fi, but it’s definitely ALSO sci-fi. It’s spooky and clever and like edge of the seat good.
YOUR FAVORITE FANTASY BOOK:
LOL. NOPE. NEXT QUESTION. That is an impossible question for me to answer because fantasy is my JAM.
YOUR FAVORITE MYSTERY:
Again, this isn’t really something I read a lot of, but High Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson is a brilliant kids’ mystery series that I think everyone needs to get on board with.
YOUR FAVORITE BIOGRAPHY:
I do love the occasional celebrity autobiography. The most recent one I read was Jonathan Van Ness’ autobiography Over the Top and I just adored it. I adore him so much.
YOUR FAVORITE BOOK NOT ON THIS LIST:
My favourite picture book is Journey by Aaron Becker. This is one of those books that I will FOREVER use in my teaching career.
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING:
As I write this, I’m currently half way through Pages and Co: The Book Smugglers by Anna James. I had to stop last night because SOMETHING HAPPENED and my brain was SHOOK. I am looking forward to picking it back up and getting back on board the Quip.
WHAT BOOK HAVE YOU BEEN MEANING TO READ:
Ah man, there’s so so many. But there’s so so many good books that come into my life, that they always jump on top of the ‘meaning to read’ ones.
And there we go! If you’d like to have a go at this, please do!