When it comes to wine I am not a fan, in fact I’m not really a fan of any type of alcohol, but I do love books so I guess you could say that’s one of the two! I was tagged by Jenna at Fictional Neverland. Thanks so much for the tag Jenna, I had a lot of fun answering these questions and I hope you enjoyed reading them as much.
A book that people will judge you for liking but you like it anyway.
Does anyone out there judge people for the books they read? There are books out there I don’t like, books I hate, and books I would never pick up myself but I know not everyone feels that way. We can’t all like and hate the same books, how boring would life be if we did?
Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
Vassa in the Night has a lot of mixed reviews, and one thing that stood out for me that I read in a lot of them was how confusing the story was. Don’t get me wrong I found this book really confusing at times as well but that was actually what I loved about it.
A book that doesn’t have any added crap in it and is just written perfectly.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor
For a series I love I don’t talk about the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy a lot, but this is a wonderful series. Everything from the setting, to the plot, to the characters, to the writing had me hooked from the very beginning. Simple but beautiful.
A really spicy, wintry read.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus isn’t set in the winter, I can’t really say it’s set in any one season, but for some reason it’s always the book that comes to mind when I think of a winter read. There’s just something about the circus itself – the tents, the magic, the people, the food – that makes this the perfect cosy, winter book for me.
A really sharp and aggressive read that you couldn’t put down.
Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
There was so much happening in Blood for Blood that at times it was hard to keep up. The war is no longer a promise but an actuality, and for Yael, Luka and Felix there is so much more at stake than becoming the winner of the Axis Tour.
A book you didn’t expect much from but ended up getting blown away.
More Than This by Patrick Ness
It’s not that I expected nothing from More Than This, plenty of people told me how amazing it was, it was more that I didn’t know what to expect. The blurb gave nothing away but I found myself hooked from the first page; and there were plenty of twist and turns that kept me guessing up until the last page.
A good summer read that was super-zesty.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
At least with the Percy Jackson series, unlike The Night Circus, I can say it reminds me of the summer because it’s set in that season. Percy’s summer camp is unlike any I went to as a child though; instead of arts and craft he goes on epic and dangerous quests to save the world.
A book that has a little bit of everything in it.
Penryn and the End of Days series by Susan Ee
I haven’t read a lot of dystopian books, in fact I can’t think of anything from that genre I’ve really picked up this past year, but Penryn and the End of Days remains my favourite. There are none of the tropes you see everywhere it feels like now; instead it tells the story of a girl trying to save her sister, with a lot of adventure and danger thrown in.
A full-bodied book that is dark and juicy.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
This book, this duology actually, is everything I love in YA fantasy. I could talk for hours about every little thing I loved about this book, it’s my favourite read of 2016 at the moment, but instead I will simply say to read it. Honestly if you haven’t you have no idea what you’re missing; amazing characters, well-developed relationships, a dark and gritty world, adventure, mayhem, schemes which against all odds seem to work out, and so much more.
A smooth easy read with a soft finish.
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Actually I feel any book by Katie West would work for this one. I only recently discovered her books but she has fast become one of my favourite YA contemporary authors. However as not only the first book by her I picked up but also my favourite, and given I could only choose one, I had to pick P.S. I Like You.
Your favourite book.
I swear this must be the question all bookworms dread, and when it comes down to it how can I choose just one all-time favourite when there are so many books and authors I love.
Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab
Put a gun to my head though and my answer would be my current favourite series, Shades of Magic. I feel like I’ve talked about this trilogy a lot recently but it’s just a brilliant series, and luckily given the cliffhanger ending to the second book the release of the third isn’t too far away now.
- Amanda at Hanging with Amanda
- Jackie B at Death by Tsundoku
- Kourtni at Kourtni Reads
- Lashaan and Trang at Bookidote
- Sammie at Bookshelves & Biros
And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.