Forget everything I’ve ever said before about my dream job, because Ruler of Books is now it. If only this was a real life job I could actually be paid for. This tag was originally created by Ariel Bissett, and I was tagged by Vivian at Inked in Pages and Anna at My Bookish Dream. Thanks so much both of you for the tag, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.
If You Were the Ruler of Books…
What book would you make everyone read?
Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab
This is my all-time favourite series, and one I pretty much recommend to everyone I come across as well, so if I could actually make everyone read it that would be even better. I want everyone to read these books because they’re amazing, and I think most people would love them as much as I do.
What would you abolish in book construction?
Cover changes in the middle of a series. There is nothing that annoys me more. You start buying the books in one cover and then, halfway through the series, there’s a cover change and the newer books on your shelf no longer match the old ones.
You then either need to live with that, or pay more money for the earlier books in the new covers so you have a matching collection.
What author would you commission to write you any book?
Her Six of Crows duology is one of my all-time favourites. Both books are full of action and adventure, twists and turns, and amazing characters. Leigh Bardugo’s writing pulls you into the story and the world she’s created from the very first page, and I loved the dark-fairytale vibe her Grisha series, and the short stories she’s released, seems to have.
What book would you demote to the library basement to make room for new books?
Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
I did not enjoy this book at all; like I said in my review the events that happened felt like they could have been split into two books, but instead there wasn’t enough development to properly fill one. There was also a love square, insta-love, and very poor development of the characters and their relationships with one another.
What cover artist would you commission to make a mural?
I honestly can’t choose just one so I’m going to choose two series, I’m not sure of who designed the covers but they’re both beyond gorgeous. The Starbound series by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner and the Firebird series by Claudia Gray.
I would say these series have the prettiest covers of any of the books on my bookshelves. I love the colours of both; the gorgeous dresses on the Starbound series covers and the skylines of cities on the Firebird series covers. They’re bright, eye-catching, and in my opinion just as amazing as the stories themselves.
What characters face would you put on a coin?
Wolf by Wolf duology by Ryan Graudin
After everything she went through in both books, and everything she did for the resistance, I can definitely see Yael’s face being put on a coin one day in that world. Maybe in a few years time though, when things have quietened down a little for her and her people.
What book would you award the “Ruler of Books” 2016 prize to?
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
As I said when I took part in the 2016 End of Year Survey Crooked Kingdom was my favourite read of last year. I had so many expectations for this book are reading and loving Six of Crows, and in my opinion this book not only met them, but exceeded them.
- Analee at Book Snacks
- Ash and Lo at Windowsill Books
- Emma at Emma the Book Lover
- Kourtni at Kourtni Reads
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.