Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Last Ten Books Tag, which I found on Kelly’s Rambles. Onto the post!
The Last Book I Gave Up On
I’ve left this question till the very last one, and I still don’t really have an answer. Pretty much everything I dnf in 2020, I plan to try again this year at some point when I have time as it was really only down to my mood that I didn’t love them I think. One such example is a Sprinkle of Sorcery, which I picked up when I was really stressed about uni and very ill, and the pandemic was starting to become more terrifying every day. I’m really excited about reading it properly because I didn’t get very far at all last time and I’ve been meaning to read it ever since.
The Last Book I Reread
This is a very recent read, and it was State of Sorrow, which I finished a few days ago when you’re reading this! It was completely unplanned, but I found it while tidying and doing some unhauling, and after a pretty awful few days I just wanted to read it again for some reason. I loved it even more the second time round, and I will definitely be rereading Song of Sorrow as soon as I can fit it in.
The Last Book I Bought
With the Fire on High, which Rachael recommended to me.
The Last Book I Said I Read But Didn’t
I’m currently in the process of trying to read L’étranger by Albert Camus for a uni class on French culture, and while I have read a bit, I definitely haven’t read as much as I’m supposed to by now since my own chosen TBR is just infinitely more appealing right now.
Last Book I Wrote in the Margins of
I don’t really write in my books, but I highlighted so many passages of Reason to Stay Alive that my copy might genuinely glow in the dark. So much of it was (often painfully) relatable.
Last Book That I Had Signed
I’m not sure at all the last book that was signed to me personally, but my copy of the Forest of Moon and Sword is signed as it’s the Wtaerstones edition. I’m very excited to read it, hopefully this month.
Last Book I Lost
I lose things ALL the time, but one particularly memorable book I lost is Geekerella by Ashley Poston. I had spine surgery a couple of years ago, and that same year my room was being painted, so I wasn’t able to help much with packing things to get them out of the way and somehow, Geekerella was never found even after we put everything back in its usual place. It stung even more because the paperback cost ten pounds, and I’m still not over it.
Last Book I Had To Replace
Despite the above rant, I’ve never actually replaced Geekerella. I definitely had to buy two copies of Fortune Cookie because I’m a muppet and lost the first one. It turned up months later, having fallen down the back of my bed or a couch or something, in a fairly unreadable state.
Last Book I Argued Over
I’m not really in the habit of arguing over books, because I like to think everyone is allowed their own opinion on things and I wouldn’t like it if someone had a go at me for liking/not liking something.
Last Book You Pre-Ordered
I think it’s Starboard by Nicola Skinner. I intend to read everything she ever writes based off of his much I adored Bloom, which was her debut and one of my favourite books of 2021 so far.
What would your answers to some of these be? Do you have any thoughts on the books I’ve mentioned? I’d love to hear in the comments!