So, as it’s now Bank Holiday Monday, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try out the Bank Holiday tag that the lovely Cora from Tea Party Princess created! I really enjoyed doing my first tag, so I wanted to try out another one today.
1. Have a lie in: Which book could you lounge in bed with all morning?
Easily the Arc of a Scythe, Three Dark Crown or Six of Crows series. I just swept up in their well-crafted worlds and intriguing plots.
2. Oh my goodness, it’s actually sunny outside: A book that makes you feel optimistic
For me, books rarely make me feel optimistic. I’m usually happy if a book has stirred me up and made me want to do something, so I’ve picked The Good Immigrant, I Call Myself A Feminist; Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? and A Change Is Gonna Come as they really make me feel that way.
3. Spend some time outdoors: A book that reminds you of nature
It has to be the gorgeous, heart-breaking stunner of a novel that’s called The Astonishing Colour of After. It features a big red bird, which is how I link it to nature, but I just implore you to read it. Lush description and such a beautiful story.
4. Make some punch: A book you struggle to classify into one genre
I always struggle placing anthologies into one genre, as they’re such a mix of styles, so I included Here I Stand for this prompt. This is such a brilliant, eye-opening and emotional book that I don’t see a lot of hype about, so I wanted to promote it and the wonderful work Amnesty International does around the world.
5. Pass some food around: A book you want to share with everyone
Oh, there are so many books I could include here. All the books I’ve mentioned above should be here, but the five that, after a lot of careful deliberation and thought, I chose are Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C Dao; They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera, Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys, Clean by Juno Dawson and The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.
6. Light the BBQ: A book that took a while to get going
All of these books are amazing reads, but I’m not sure why they took me a while to get into. Nevertheless, I’m so glad I kept going with them, because they really paid off for me in the end.
7. Failed BBQ: A book that ultimately disappointed you
I am inwardly preparing for the hate already. It just didn’t live up to the hype for me.
8. It’s raining. Of course: A book to curl up with when it’s raining outside
I’m not going to repeat any books in this post, but a certain duology is always great. Also, I love matching my book to my mood, so when it’s raining, I’m very partial to a good mystery. Recently, I read the suspenseful and brilliant Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson and All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth.
9. Let’s just eat the chocolate: A book that’s super sweet
These are all lovely, sweet and ultimately happy contemporaries that always put a smile on my face.
That’s all, but feel free to join in on this tag and I hope you enjoy the remainder of your bank holiday!