Today I’m going to be doing the Books and Colour Tag, which I was tagged for by Julia’s Bookcase. Onto the post!
Purple (historical fiction)- my favourite historical writer is definetly Emma Carroll, who has produced consistently exquisite books in the genre for several years now whose books are simeltaneously beautifully written and gripping adventures/mysteries. I also love Lucy Worsley’s two MG books, particularly Eliza Rose, which is about the court of Henry the 8th.
Blue (calming book)- of all these questions, this is the one I’ve found hardest by far. I suppose it’s probably Geek Girl for me, in that I turn to it during almost any especially difficult time (and just for the sake of it sometimes too!) and it always makes me feel at least a little better about everything when I read it. Even though lots of books transport me to their world and that calms me, I’m usually too concerned to be properly calm, hence why this was hard (yes, I know they’re fictional, but I generally get VERY attached to book characters if I’m enjoying a book)
Green (adventure) – most of the adventure I like is fantasy, but one I’d class as the adventure genre alone is the superb Beetle trilogy, which I’m super sad has ended now (though I thought the ending was beyond perfect!)
Yellow (fantasy)- some fantasies I’ve enjoyed in 2018 include Sky Song (gorgeous, fairytale-esque), We’d Wabbit (hilarious and totally original), A Witch Alone (cosy, but threaded with mystery and danger aplenty) and The House with Chicken Legs (though I’m not sure if it’s magical realism or fantasy, I loved the vivid, lyrical writing style and how unique it was)
Orange (sci-fi)- I don’t really read a lot of sci fi, but I enjoyed The Many Worldsof Albie Bright late last year which features quite a lot of science and I thought it was fantastic
Red (romance)- my favourite romance book where it’s the primary plot is Love, Lies and Lemon Pies, which explores the issues in Lottie and Mac’s lives, their friendships as part of the Bake Club they’re forced to join at . I also love Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda because Simon and Blue are adorable(and Geek Girl, though I don’t feel the romance is the key plot hence why I’ve named the other books before it! Harriet and Nick are my favourite book couple ever, if you’re new around here 😊)
Black (horror/mystery)- I don’t do horror at all really (unless Lockwood and Co counts?), but mysteries are one of my favourite genres. I love Robin Stevens’ Murder Most Unladylike series, which have awesome female heroines and twisty plots you never quite figure out, as well as some very clever lines and the delicious/delightful invention of bunbreak.
White (magical)– a fantasy I read fairly recently that I thought was incredibly inventive and amaizng with regard to magic was The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie, which also has the loveky bonus of being set in my native Scotland. I also love the magic system in James Nicol’s books (The Apprentice Witch/A Witch Alone)
I tag you reading this, if you’d like to give this tag a go! Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned? Are any of them on your TBR? I’d love to hear down in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!