Like with how gorgeous covers can make me pick up certain books, gorgeous stationery is a serious weakness of mine. I’m one of those people who have shelves full of blank notebooks I’ve brought because they were just too pretty to resist. I was tagged by Sammie at Bookshelves and Biros. Thanks so much for the tag Sammie, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.
- Thank the creator; Sam at RiverMooseReads
- Answer the questions.
- Add pictures (if you want to).
- Tag about five people.
Favourite middle grade or children’s book.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
I didn’t pick up these books when I was a child but at the moment, asides from Harry Potter which is an obvious answer, the Percy Jackson series is a current favourite of mine. I sped through the first series last year, and finished the second series even quicker this year.
A basic staple for any reader.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I don’t think there can be such a thing as a basic staple given all readers have unique tastes in books, but Fangirl is a book I think will appeal to most readers. It’s a brilliant contemporary book and if you pick up the companion book Rowell wrote, Carry On, you’ll get the fantasy aspect as well.
What books do you own multiple copies of?
The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon
Granted I own multiple copies of a few series now, but The Bone Season is an ongoing series I will continue buying multiple copies of. As long as they release the original covers, like they did with the special edition of The Song Rising, I’ll buy them alongside the new cover designs.
A book with a beautiful cover.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
There are so so many books out there with gorgeous covers, and I should know because whenever I see one I can’t help but want to buy the book. However the UK edition of Strange the Dreamer is in a league of its own, and as gorgeous as the cover is the story inside is just as amazing.
Two characters that work well together even if they aren’t together.
Juliette and Kenji
Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi
I loved Juliette and Kenji’s friendship in this series, they worked so well together and leant on one another when they need emotional support. This is a series that proves you can have male and female character remain friends with no unresolved romantic feelings between them.
What book would you like to destroy?
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Honestly I don’t think I’d actually want to destroy a book, no matter how bad it is. However in this case the ending for Allegiant annoyed me so much (and if you’ve read this book you’ll know what I’m talking about) that I’d like to destroy this copy and get a new story written with a different ending.
What complete series do you own?
Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Pretty much all the series I own are complete but at the moment my favourite, and most prized complete series collection, is the Shades of Magic books which came all the way from the US because I loved the series and the covers so much.
Plus finally having the complete series means the wait for A Conjuring of Light is over, and that was the book at the top of my most anticipated reads list this year.
Show us your desk/stationery that you own for each question.
I don’t actually have a desk of my own, and the family one we have is in the coldest and darkest corner of the house so none of us use that one either. Instead I’ve included a photo of my stationery, which sits on top of one of the (many) bookshelves I currently have in my room.
- Dawlyn and Krista at Little Blind Book Finds
- Kate at Reading Through Infinity
- Lauren at Lauren’s Page Turners
- Sydney at Fire and Rain Books
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.