Spring is finally on the horizon – goodbye freezing cold weather, goodbye 20 layers of clothing before I leave the house, goodbye SNOW! I’m ready for it to be a bit warmer, especially as Spring is my favourite season! So what better way to get in the Springtime mood than a blog tag! Tagged by the wonderful Amy, here is The Spring Has Sprung book tag!
FLOWERS: LOOK ON YOUR BOOKSHELVES. WHAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK BOTH INSIDE AND OUT?
The hardback edition of Nevermoor is absolutely gorgeous. It’s a beautiful dust jacket, but underneath that is a cover so special it’s hard to find something that stands beside it. If you’ve got a copy, take a look underneath that jacket!
GRASS: WHAT IS A BOOK THAT YOU FIND THAT OTHERS LIKE WAY MORE THAN YOU DO?
Illuminae. I tried a fair few times to read it and it just didn’t stick – I really couldn’t get into enjoying it!
RAIN: WHAT’S A GREAT BOOK THAT LIFTS YOUR SPIRITS WHEN YOU’RE DOWN?
As long as a book is fun and not going to make me cry, it’s going to lift my spirits. If I was to pick a typically happy one it would be Noah Can’t Even. I’m certain that it would have me giggling even on a bad day.
DEW: WHAT’S A BOOK THAT MADE YOU FEEL ALIVE?
A Darker Shade of Magic really made my heart sing. It was incredibly written, exciting, and so full of magic that it’s a shame that I hadn’t discovered it sooner because I can’t really imagine my reading life without it!
STORMS: WHAT’S A BOOK THAT YOU FOUND UNPREDICTABLE?
Release by Patrick Ness. I really didn’t enjoy this one either, which really surprised me. It was just too far fetched at certain points and left me unable to predict what would happen in the next chapter.
CHILLY WEATHER: WHAT’S A BOOK THAT YOU COULDN’T FINISH OR DIDN’T ENJOY?
I put down The Loneliest Girl in the Universe when I was a few chapters in. I wasn’t enjoying it at all, but a friend persuaded me to continue reading it purely so we could share our thoughts. I finished reading it. I hated it. My friend shared exactly the same thoughts as I did!
WARM WEATHER: WHAT’S A BOOK THAT YOU LOVED AND WANTED MORE OF?
I want more of Six of Crows damn it! Give me more Kaz Brekker NOW!
RAINBOW: WHAT WAS A BOOK THAT YOU STRUGGLED WITH, ONLY TO BE HAPPY THAT YOU READ IT IN THE END?
I initially struggled with The Rest Of Us Just Live Here. It was a little choppy and my first Patrick Ness read – I’d heard so much about the book though so had to continue reading. I’m so glad I did as it’s absolutely wonderful.
GREEN: WHAT’S A BOOK THAT YOU HAVEN’T READ YET, BUT REALLY WANT TO?
Children of Blood and Bone. I unfortunately wasn’t lucky enough to receive a proof of this one, so have had to sit and wait while lots of other people on my Twitter feed read it and love it. I’ll be getting my hands on a copy tomorrow and cannot wait!
PINK: WHAT’S A BOOK IN WHICH YOU FELT A STRONG CONNECTION TO THE CHARACTERS?
I’m feeling a strong connection to a couple of characters in my current read, I Was Born For This, but I think I’ll always have a strong connection to characters in The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue. Even though it’s a recent book, the characters were very relatable and easy to connect with.
PURPLE: WHAT’S A BOOK THAT WHEN YOU READ IT, YOU FEEL SAFE?
I don’t really choose books to make me feel safe while reading, but I suppose I get a sense of comfort when I see the Series of Unfortunate Events books. I get a nostalgic, happy feeling which reminds me of when I would read them all the time.
ORANGE: WHAT BOOK DO YOU FEEL IS INTELLIGENTLY WRITTEN?
A Clockwork Orange. Yes it’s one of my favourites, and yes Alex is a nasty, horrible piece of work, but the book is a really clever reflection on society and pressures. It’s especially interesting to see the reflection of gangs and how they eventually all turn on each other. Plus the language is so bizarrely intriguing!
YELLOW: WHAT BOOK PUTS A SMILE ON YOUR FACE?
Simon VS The Homosapiens Agenda. It never fails to make me smile, and with the film adaptation coming in April, I’ll be smiling quite a lot!
I’m tagging Abbey and anybody else who would love to give this tag a go! That means you if you’re reading this! Feel happy that Spring is here and dust off those TBRs!