I love a book tag and when Jemma at Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them, posted this Spotify book tag, I thought it looked a ton of fun and wanted to join in too! The cover photo totally didn’t turn out how I wanted but thats what comes of trying to do complicated pics with playdates going on in the house!
Hit Rewind: a book you go back to again and again?
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is probably the most re-read book on my shelf. It’s hilarious and even after multiple re-reads it still brings all the smiles. I will always hear the 1980’s BBC narrator in my head though when I read the parts of The Guide!
Romantic Ballads: a book that gives you all those fluttery feels?
I’m going to be totally predictable here and say A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. For me, as a survivor of an abusive relationship, the time and care that Rhysand took with Feyre was amazing to read. The slow burn of her thinking she was reading but him knowing she wasn’t gave uber flutters!
Release Radar: a new release book you are excited for?
Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan. Girls of Paper and Fire totally blew me away when I read it last year. Hard to read at times but with a beautiful and unexpected love story underneath. I thought that the story could have worked as a standalone but I’m very excited to see where the story goes next!
Discover Weekly: a book you haven’t read yet but want to discover?
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman is ones of those books that I have seen everywhere for years and seen everyone who has read them rave about them. I don’t know what it is that is stopping me from getting them – I think it’s because I want them in hardback which is getting increasingly difficult and pricey to do and find! I wanted to grab it at YALC but they had all sold out by the time I got there on Sunday!
Alone Again: your fave book genre to read on your own?
I’m not sure about what this prompt means, I always tend to read alone – i’m not someone who feels book shamed by reading a certain genre in public. My favourite genre is Fantasy though, so lets go with that!
Alternative: an indie book or author everyone should read!
Oh my this will be hard! I’m a huge advocate of the indie book community and I have discovered so many amazing authors! I’m going to go with a few here as they all deserve the shout out. Bethany Adams and her Return of the Elves series, Lydia Sherrer and her Lily Singer Adventures series, M.A Phipps and her Project W.A.R trilogy, anything by Jo Michaels or Katie M John too. The book I’ve chosen for the tag picture is The Prince of Dragons by Tameri Etherton, this book totally blew me away last month!
Cheesy Hits: a book full of cheese that you just love?
Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, I think that because I don’t read a lot of (any) contemporary that this is a harder prompt to fill, but I loved Squad 312 and their banter some of which was pretty cheesy, with eye rolling one liners and more than a couple of wonderfully tropey situations.
Summer Hits: a book you re-read every summer?
I have pretty much 0 time to re-read at the best of times so being able to find the time to set aside a book to read each year seasonally is pretty baffling to me lol
Power Hour: an empowering feminist book or character you adore?
Sorrow Ventaxis is a truly amazing character, the Sorrow duology is one of my favourite of the last couple of years, the woman behind a drug addled father, running a nation in all but name, sticking two fingers up at convention and fighting her way to the future that is not only best for her but best for her people – she always tops the lists of characters that I would want to be friends with!
All Out 10’s: list ten banging books!
- Red Rising by Pierce Brown
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- Skyward by Brendan Sanderson
- Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury
- Soulbound by Bethany Adams
- Type X by M.A Phipps
- Viper by Bex Hogan
- The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James
If you enjoyed this tag as much as I did, consider yourself tagged and feel free to play along!