Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to do the Currently Reading Book Tag, which I saw on Writing with Wolves a few months ago and have fancied doing since. Onto the post!
Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Superlatives Book Tag, which I was tagged for by Cora. Onto the post!
Most Likely To Be In The Movies: The Book That Would Make The Best Movie
The Defender of the Realm books are super cinematic (which isn’t that surprising as they’re written by screenwriters), so I think they’d make fantastic films.
Biggest Drama Queen/King: The Most (Overly) Dramatic Book Or Character
As I said in my post the other day about characters I’m not keen on, I find Hagrid to be overdramatic a lot of the time.
Best Dressed: The Book With The Best Cover
My favourite cover ever is probably Julian de Narvaez’s for In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll, but as I’ve mentioned that in other tags I’ll alao say the Wild Folk’s cover, because I’d totally have bought it just for the cover if I hadn’t already been excited for it.
Most Creative: The Book With The Most Unique Plot, Characters, & Structure
As anyone I’ve seen do this has said Floored, which would probably have been my answer otherwise, I’ll go for Ketchup Clouds. It’s written in the form of letters to a prisoner on death row from a girl who has a dark secret that she can’t tell anyone.
Most Popular: The Book With The Most Ratings On Goodreads
From this year, it’s Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. I did like some aspects of it a lot, but I struggled with the writing style and pacing so only gave it 3 stars.
Most Likely To Succeed: The Book That Is Going To Be Appreciated For Many Years To Come
I always find questions like this really hard, so I’ll answer this with a series I hope are seen as classics in a hundred years time, which is the Murder Most Unladylike series. I’d love for those to be seen as books you have to read if you love mysteries, like I did with Enid Blyton when I was younger.
Class Clown: The Book That Made You Laugh Out Loud
Most recently, Friendship Fails of Emma Nash. I really enjoyed seeing Emma and her friends again.
Most Improved: The Book That Started Off Slow, But Really Picked Up
Again, a recent one that fits this for me is the Missing Barbegazi. I found it slightly slow until the main characters meet and team up to save the barbegazis from the threat facing them.
Cutest Couple: Cutest Couple In A Book
Harriet and Nick from Geek Girl, which I say in every tag because they just are.
Biggest Heartbreaker: The Book That Broke Your Heart
Ways to Live Forever made me more emotional than anything I’ve ever read, though Boy in the Tower is a close second.
What are your thoughts on the books books I’ve mentioned? Are you planning to pick any of them up? Let me know in the comments!
Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be playing the bookworm edition of Would You Rather, which I found on Chrikaru. Onto the post!
1. Would you rather have a friend who loses your books, or one who dog-ears them?
One who dog ears them. A slightly scruffy book is a hell of a lot better than no book at all.
2. Would you rather secretly love a book everyone else hates, or secretly hate a book everyone else loves?
I’ve done the second (I really didn’t enjoy what was one of the most hyped books of 2017) and it’s not that hard to keep quiet about because I don’t like talking about hating books much anyway so I’d definitely say that.
3. Would you rather be stuck on a very long plane or train ride without a book?
I don’t really take a lot of either. Probably a train journey because I struggle to read on those anyway due to motion sickness, plus they’re usually shorter.
4. Would you rather have dinner with your favorite author or your favorite character?
I don’t really have just one of either, but I think I’d say author as I could learn all about their worlds from the people who created them and learn so much. Also, I know one of the people I’d consider a favourite author (Holly Smale) is absolutely hilarious and has amazing anecdotes after seeing her at Edinburgh Book Festival so she’d be a brilliant dinner companion!
5. Would you rather date a character you have a crush on or your crush from real life?
A book crush, because no real human could ever be as wonderful and romantic as Nick (aka Liom Boy) from the Geek Girl series.
6. Would you rather have your favorite book turned into a movie, or your favorite movie turned into a book?
I really don’t think Pretty in Pink would work in book format (you’d be robbed of the utter joy that is the Try a Little Tenderness scene, for a start), so I’d much rather see a book I consider a favourite adapted to screen. Very, very carefully, obviously, because my preciouses deserve only the best.
7. Would you rather read a book with an annoying cliffhanger, or one where your favorite character is killed off?
I do often cry when characters die, but I’d rather that than a cliffhanger. Cliffhangers irk me till the next book arrives (or worse still, forever, in the case of standalones with abrupt endings).
8. Would you rather lose the ability to read any new books, or the ability to reread books you’ve already read?
While I’d hate to not be able to reread favourites, I’d go for reading new releases because amazing books are released pretty much every week and I’d hate not to be able to read the ones that interest me.
9. Would you rather live in a library or a bookstore?
Probably a library, because I know that between my local library and nearest bookshop, the library comes out much better when you compare the comfy seating options.
10. Would you rather lose your place or get a paper cut every time you read a book?
Lose my place. I drop books a lot so I’m quite used to needing to find it and keeping track of roughly where I am.
11. Would you rather have to always read in the dark, or always read books with tiny text?
I’d really struggle with either because I have atrocious eyesight, but I suppose tiny text.
12. Would you rather read by a fireplace, or on the beach?
By a fireplace, on a nice comfy couch with a blanket and golden retriever for company.
Would you agree with my choices, or go for the other option? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!
Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be taking part in the Shawn Mendes Book Tag, which has prompts related to songs from his recent self titled album, and I was tagged for by its creator Janay. Onto the post!
In My Blood – A book that deals with anxiety
Evie from Am I Normal Yet is in recovery for OCD and generalised anxiety disorder when we meet her, and it’s heartbreaking watching her relapse throughout the book. It’s amazing, and I also really love the humour within it and the friendship between Evie, Anber and Lottie. And the awesome, feminist club they create too, of course. The whole Spinster Club trilogy is brilliant!
Nervous – A book you were nervous to read because it might not live up to your expectations
I get really nervous when I start lots of books I’ve been really excited for in case they aren’t as good as I want them to be, but I waited nearly a full year before reading the Secret of Supernatural Creek and really liking it.
Lost In Japan – A book set in Japan or that references Japanese culture
Model Misfit, which is probably be my favourite of the Geek Girl series, takes place in Tokyo when Harriet travels there for a major modelling job, and I really like the atmosphere of the setting. Seven Days of You is also a really good read that’s set in Tokyo.
Where Were You In The Morning? – A book you were still thinking about the morning after you finished it
Oh, so many. The main one I can think of is Cat Clarke’s the Lost and the Found, the ending of which I think about at least once a week.
Like To Be You (feat. Julia Michaels) – A character that’s very different to you that you would be interested in swapping places with for a day
I’d love to swap places with Ruby from When the Mountains Roared (which is one of my absolute favourites of this year so far; it’s by Jess Butterworth and sees Ruby move from Australia to India, cope with the grief of losing her mother to a car crash and bring down a poaching plot with a friend). Other than loving animals we’re not that similar, and I’d really love the chance to meet her animals for the day.
Fallin’ All In You – A book character that you could see yourself falling in love with
Nick from Geek Girl because he makes me laugh and I love him, and also Matt from Open Road Summer because he’s brilliant, a musician and has the sort of tattoo (song lyrics you find meaningful) I want to get once I can.
Particular Taste – Your favourite genre and one of your favourite book from that genre
One of my favourite genres is mystery, and my favourite mysteries by far are the books the Murder Most Unladylike series, which are about schoolgirl sleuths Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong. I absolutely adore everything about them!
Why – A book that makes you wonder why it took so long for you to finally read it
I read the first book of the Blood for Blood trilogy at the very start of 2017, and it took me till this March to read books 2 and 3. I enjoyed Vendetta but wasn’t blown away, but I was kicking myself for waiting so long when I read Inferno and Mafiosa because they were INCREDIBLE.
Because I Had You – A book you love so much that it makes you feel like you don’t need any other book in your life
I love far too many books to answer this 😂. Since I’ve referenced the main other favourites I can think of, I’ll say Boy in the Tower, which is an MG book that I always struggle to pinpoint a genre for. If you’ve read basically any tag I’ve ever done, you’ll know all about it, but if you’ve not, it’s about a boy called Ade who cannot leave his tower even though mysterious blue plants are causing them all to fall down.
Queen- A character who thinks they’re superior or in charge and acts like a queen
Vivienne from Becoming Betty, which I read in 2017 and really liked, acts like she’s superior and so much cooler and better than main character Lizzie. The book is fantastic, andI wish I heard more people talking about it.
Youth (feat. Khalid) – A book that reminds you of your childhood
Pony Club Secrets was my very favourite series when I was younger; they’re about a girl called Issie as she attends pony club in New Zealand, goes to different places and meets new horses and eventually starts off on the path to becoming a professional three day eventer. Getting a new one of these was the most exciting thing EVER.
Mutual – A book both you and a friend agree is amazing
I recommended the Nowhere Emporium to Amy, and I was SO happy when she loved it as much as I do! It’s such a magical book, about a shop powered by imagination that produces wonders for the public to see when an orphan called Daniel goes to live there and then the shop’s owner Mr Silver goes missing.
Perfectly Wrong – A character that you love but probably shouldn’t
The only thing I can think of is Hugo from Floored, because after some chinks in his armour of bravado and being a bit of a twit are revealed I started to feel quite sorry for him, and I liked his character development towards the end.
When You’re Ready – An author that you are waiting on to release their next book
There are SO many, but the next thing I’m absolutely DYING to get my hands on is Death inthe Spotlight by Robin Stevens, which is the 7th book in the series and will be taking place in a theatre.
I tag Aimee, because I know she loves Shawn Mendes
If you’d like to read my thoughts about this album, you can do that here.
What’s your favourite of the songs from the album? What are your thoughts on the books I’ve mentioned? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!