I saw this fun tag on The Book Raven’s blog the other day and even though it’s a bit out of date I thought it was a fun one to join in with.
TRUMP Vs CLINTON: NAME YOUR FAVOURITE CHARACTER RIVALRY:
Tyler V Grace in Lisa Jewell’s The Girls
Two young teenagers vying for the same boyfriend. Grace is the new girl in town and Dylan seems to really like her. Tyler has been going out with Dylan for a while and won’t let him go that easily.
TURKEY FAILED COUP: A BOOK YOU STARTED BUT FAILED TO FINISH
Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney. I requested this on NetGalley because I loved a previous book by the author. However it was only as I started reading it that I remembered that reason I’d really enjoyed the other book was because I’d listened to the audio version and the narrator was superb. I didn’t get very far before I realised for various reasons, it wasn’t for me.
POKEMON GO: WHAT BOOK DID YOU BUY OR READ BASED ON THE HYPE? DID YOU ENJOY IT?
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult and yes I loved it.
STRANGER THINGS: WHAT’S ONE BOOK YOU WANT EVERYONE TO READ?
The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry a transvestite with so much to say about masculinity. It’s a short read but made so much sense and I think more people particularly men should pick it up and read it.
GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD, MR. ROBOT: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK CLIFFHANGER WITHIN A SERIES?
There was a brilliant cliffhanger at the end of An Honest Man by Simon Michael. It’s a very clever legal series using original court notes for a fictional story set in the 1960s London when the Kray Twins ruled parts of the city. The next book The Lighterman is out in June and I’m really looking forward to getting a copy.
THE TRAGIC CRISIS IN ALEPPO: NAME THE LAST BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY OR TEARY-EYED
Without a doubt A Mother’s Confession by Kelly Rimmer.I really blubbed whilst reading this.
BREXIT: NAME A BOOK YOU HAVE AN UNPOPULAR OPINION TOWARDS.
When All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
This was a random ARC that was sent out to me and I really didn’t enjoy it. It’s got wonderful reviews on Goodreads and the premise sounded really good but it really was not for me.
FOUR NEW ELEMENTS DISCOVERED IN THE PERIODIC TABLE: NAME AN AUTHOR YOU DISCOVERED/READ FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR.
I’ve discovered so many fantastic new authors through random library reads, NetGalley and The Nudge but who to choose? I’m going to go with Corrie Jackson who wrote Breaking Dead the first in a new thriller series about Sophie Kent a British journalist. I really can’t wait for the second part in this brilliant series.
#ALLLIVESMATTER: YOUR FAVOURITE DIVERSE READ
I’m going to go with Nujeen: One Girl’s Incredible Journey from War‐Torn Syria in a Wheelchair by Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb. It was a very hard book to read but it really did help me put a human face to the what unbelievably is still going on in Syria and with the refugee crisis.
ZIKA VIRUS: A BOOK THAT SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE.
I’ve chosen Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert which according to Goodreads has 63,855 Ratings and 5,506 Reviews. It’s such an encouraging read and not just about being creative.
LEONARDO DECAPRIO FINALLY WON THE OSCAR: WHAT WAS YOUR MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK RELEASE THIS YEAR?
I Found You by Lisa Jewell. She’s one of my favourite authors and I requested this at my local library as I knew it would be a great read.
IN MEMORIAM: NAME A MEMORABLE CHARACTER DEATH.
Without giving the story away all I can say it that there are some great deaths in this book about a serial killer in London.
SAMSUNG PHONES: ONE BOOK THAT BLEW YOUR MIND THIS YEAR!
Definitely Touch by Claire North such a clever story with an amazing plot with fascinating characters. Just read it!
I hope you enjoyed my books and if you want to join in please do 🙂