Okay so I’m in the middle of writing a pretty intense post right now and I know I’ve been away for a while, but I saw this tag on The Bookie Monster and really enjoyed it so I decided I would ease my way back in to blogging with something fun. So here goes my first book tag…
1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish?
Ugh, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I have never read, or attempted to read, a more boring book. Remember in Twilight, when Bella claims it’s her favourite book? I understand that now. None of the characters in Wuthering Heights know how to be happy, or cheerful, or anything other than miserable. Just like Bella! What a coincidence!
2. Which book is your guilty pleasure?
Honestly I’ve never considered any book a guilty pleasure, I’ve never been guilty about reading a book. If I had to choose, I guess I’d go with The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella. It’s a hilarious story, by the author who wrote the Shopaholic series. I won’t lie, I used to LOVE chic-lit.
3. Which book do you love to hate?
I LOVE hating on 50 Shades. I’ve never read it, I really can’t bring myself to pick them up, even to be critical of them. Here’s an article explaining why 50 Shades is so problematic. Also the Twilight series. I mean I loved them when I read them as a young teen but now looking back I just can’t stand them.
4. Which book would you throw into the sea?
Allegiant. I HATED the ending of that book. To be fair, I started hating it towards the middle of Insurgent, but Allegiant had the opportunity to be amazing and happy and redeem itself at the end of the series. You dun goofed, Veronica Roth. I also didn’t particularly enjoy the ending of The Invasion of the Tearling, the sequel to the Queen of the Tearling book. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the book. I just didn’t appreciate the ending. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!
5. Which book have you read the most?
The Harry Potter series. I’ve read the full series at least 10 times, the first 5 books at least 15.
6. Which book would you hate to receive as a present?
Sports books. I have absolutely no interest in stats and figures and who scored the most points in the 1997 season. I just don’t care. Don’t get me wrong I love watching sports and I love the human stories behind the athletes but I just have no interest in stats.
7. Which book could you not live without?
The Harry Potter series or The Book Thief. My all time two favourite books (I’m counting Harry Potter as one book here). I recently read The Book Thief again on a road trip and was emotionally exhausted after. To be honest I’d have a really hard time living without my bookcase in general. Plus all the books I have in storage tubs that are from my childhood.
8. Which book made you the angriest?
Night by Elie Wiesel. There were so many times during his story that he and his father could have been saved, could have been liberated, and yet one small choice made in an effort to stay alive ended up being their downfall. I was also outraged at the end of Allegiant, for very different reasons. I was so angry when I finished the book I threw it on the ground while I was bawling and then walked away.
9. Which book made you cry the most?
The Book Thief, then the Harry Potter books, then the Outsiders. The scene where Darry and Soda find Ponyboy at the hospital and they have their reunion just breaks/fills my heart.
10. Which book cover do you hate the most?
Anything with the movie version of the cover. I don’t know why, but I just hate those covers.
Alright so there’s my first book tag! Now that school is done I promise I’ll get back into blogging, I’ve been reading a lot over the last few months so I’ll have plenty to write about. If you happen to stumble upon this post and want to do the tag, link me to it so I can read your answers and hopefully find some new books to read! See you soon!