The Spring Flowers Book Tag

Hello everybody! Today, since we are now well into spring (despite the deceptive weather), I’m going to be doing the Spring Flowers Book Tag. Onto the post!


Daffodil- A book about unrequited love

The Upside of Unrequited is about a girl experiencing love for the first time after many years of unrequited love. I don’t talk about it anywhere near as much as I do Simon Vs but I really love it as well.

Foxglove- A book you pretended to like

I can’t think of any! No point trying to lie.

Lilac- A book about a first love

This was unexpectedly hard to come up with! I think the aforementioned Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda would fit?

Hyacinth- A book with a sad ending

Ways to Live Forever has the saddest ending ever.

Peony- A book that made you feel embarrassed

Ooh I don’t know. I remember feeling embarrassed when I read Bras and Broomsticks because of the title, which everyone commented on.

Tulip- A book with the most beautiful declaration of love

Nick’s at the end of Geek Girl melts me every time.

Crocus- A book that made you laugh out loud

There are loads. The most recent one I can think of where I was laughing a LOT is A Girl Called Shameless!

Pansy- A book that challenged you to think about an important or heavy subject

The Boy at the Back of the Class is about a child trying to befriend the Syrian refugee who has just joined their class, and it’s thought provoking, moving and somehow incredibly funny all at once.

Daisy- A book about a strong female friendship

Beautiful Broken Things focuses almost solely on a female friendship! It’s great, and the friendships are super complex.


What are your thoughts on the books I’ve mentioned? Do you have a favourite flower? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

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Would You Rather? Bookish Challenge

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Would You Rather Bookish Challenge, with questions set by my friend Charlotte. Onto the post!


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The I Should Have Read That Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the I Should Have Read That tag, which was created by Beth and I found on Vicky’s blog. Onto the post!


A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read

Rachael tells me all the time that I need to read the Legend of Podkin One ‘Ear! I’ve owned it for ages, so she isn’t wrong tbf.

A book that’s been on your TBR for forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up

Ha, how long do you have? The list would be stupidly lengthy. So much so that I genuinely can’t pick just one…

A book in a series you’ve started but haven’t gotten round to finishing yet

I own all the Poppy Pym books I haven’t read yet, but have only read the first one. I’ve read other books by the author as well, just not those ones.

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read

Ooh I’m not sure. Maybe the Wolves of Willoughby Chase? I’m sure I’ll read it one day, I’ve just never managed the several times I took it out of the library…

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

I don’t know- maybe Ink by Alice Broadway? It looks great, but also like it’s very much not my taste so I’ve deliberately given a miss despite everyone loving it/the sequels.

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love but just haven’t read yet

Like I said in another post recently, I really liked the film of Dumplin’ but am yet to read the book.

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet

I don’t really use Instagram for book recommendations, but a book that’s been on basically all my social media feeds recently is Rumblestar by Abi Elphinstone. Between that and how much I enjoyed prequel Everdark, which was a World Book Day book, I’m so excited to pick it up once it’s out!

I’m not going to tag 10 people, but I will tag Charlotte, Aimee and Sarah as I know they’ve all been looking for tags to do recently, and you reading if you’d like to do it!


What would your answers to these questions be? Do you have any thoughts on the books I’ve mentioned? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

The Valentine’s Day Book Tag| 2019 Edition

Hello everybody! Today, given what day it is, I decidèed to do the Valentine’s Day Book Tag that Amy tagged me for last year, which was created by Taiwo at Stuffed Shelves. Onto the post!


1. What book(s) have you been given as a gift that you loved?

There’s been quite a few over the years, but one I especially rememeber is Stardust and the Daredevil Ponies. I got it for Christmas, and it sparked my love of the Pony Club Secrets series, which was my favourite as a child.

2. What book(s) would you like to give as a gift to someone else?

Ooh I’m not sure; it would really depend on the person! If it was just a random pass on a book thing, I think it’d probably be Boy in the Tower, because I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t enjoy at least one thing about it regardless of their taste. Some of my other favourites are more subjective and perfect for my tastes, but Boy in the Tower isn’t something in a genre I typically favour and I LOVED it.

3. If you could gift a random person any bookish item, what would it be?

I’d probably go for a Hogwarts house mug (depending on which they were in/I thought they’d be in!). There aren’t many people who don’t like Harry Potter!

4. If you could gift a random person any non-bookish item, what would it be?

DVDs are a go to gift for me! I base which one on the person’s taste, of course, but they’re fairly easy to get hold of and you can find something for just about anyone!

5. What do you say when a person gives you a gift you don’t like?

Thank you, I guess, and try and be grateful. Then I’d either donate it to charity or regift it to someone I think would like it.

6. Mention a book based around Valentine’s Day.

I don’t actually think I’ve ever read one? I do quite enjoy reading romance though, so please do recommend me one if you’ve heard of any!

7. Mention any two tips for blogging as a gift to other bloggers and to those who may want to start a blog.

Despite the fact I have been blogging for almost two years, I still feel very underqualified to answer this, but I’ll try!

-Don’t do things you don’t want to do, or feel pressure to write certain kinds of posts. Be selfish. Cater your content to yourself, and hopefully others will enjoy it too. For example, I used to despise writing book hauls, and so I stopped doing them. I used to feel really guilty for it but now I really don’t!

-Scheduling is your friend, and I highly recommend planning out all of your posts and trying to get them written and scheduled in before the day you want the post to go up. Even if you only hit schedule the night before you want the post to publish, it makes it much easier to have regular posts on your blog (which can be helpful for building a following)

But also, disregard these completely if they don’t fit with what you want to do! My absolute best advice is just to be yourself and do whatever you want, basically!

8. Link to some posts by other bloggers that you loved or were very helpful

I won’t link to any specific posts/people as I would be sure to forget someine and then feel like a crumb for doing So! I really enjoy reading all of the blogs I follow, but if you’d like to see some specific people who I have read books because of, you can have a look at this post. A type of post I particularly like is anticipated books posts for each month, as things often come onto my radar because of them!


What are your thoughts on these books? Are any on your TBR/wishlist? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x