It’s time for another tag this morning, and today’s I’ve stolen from Charlotte, Somewhere – you can see her answers here!
Three Read Once and Loved Authors
- Rachael Lucas – I fell in love with The State of Grace and her second YA novel didn’t disappoint. It’s so easy to fall into their world and connect with the characters.
- Vic James – The Jardine brothers need I say more?
- Sara Holland – Sempera had me hooked from the moment I opened Everless, the world building, the characters… Even though the Everless story is told I know I’ll pick up whatever comes next from Sara!
Three Titles I’ve Watched but Haven’t Read
This was harder than you’d think, I’m not really the biggest movie watcher so while there’s definitely some big book adaptations out there where I haven’t read the book yet, The Hunger Games; Love, Simon; The Hate U Give all being prime examples, I’ve not watched the films either!
- Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. I have seen the first film – not through choice and I have no intention of reading the books.
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I bought the book and was going to read it, but then I went to visit my cousin for the weekend and we ended up watching it. I really enjoyed the film so I still intend to get to the book at some point!
- Salmon Fishing In The Yemen by Paul Torday. I didn’t expect to like this film, I’m not a chick flick fan but I loved it, maybe one day I’ll pick up the book.
Three Characters You Love
This list could probably change on a weekly basis depending on the books I’ve been reading recently so it’s certainly not a list of my three favourite characters ever. To be honest I’m not sure I could write that list…
- Silyen Jardine – He’s just the most intriguing character! Right the way through the trilogy I wasn’t sure exactly what was going on with him and I just loved it!
- Izzy O’Neill – I was late to the TEOOO party but I adored Izzy so so much! She’s not perfect, she makes mistakes but she’s a strong realistic female character and the literary world needs more of them!
- Hermione Granger – Hermione has been one of my favourite characters ever since I first read Harry Potter back in 1998 so she had to make this list! Despite the whole witch business she’s probably the first character I can truly remember identifying with!
Three Series Binged
Apparently I’m not a big series binger! Don’t get me wrong I read a lot of series, but a lot of them I’ve been reading recently I’ve been reading from the beginning and so haven’t really binged, more read as they’ve been released. That said there are a few series I keep meaning to start that I may end up binging in time.
- Inspector McLean by James Oswald. I stumbled across this series quite by accident, I think one book was a freebie on Audible and after listening to it I quickly used my credits to download the other 4 novels that were already available.
- Fearless by Francine Pascal. This is definitely a throwback series, it wasn’t fully published when I started reading as a young teenager but there were at least 15 or so books I flew through, I adored reading about Gaia and her rather unique family!
- Rizzoli & Isles by Tess Gerritsen. The Surgeon came free with Company magazine one summer and it was dark, gritty and brutally realistic, the benefits of a doctor writing a murder scene I guess. Surprisingly it was exactly the sort of thing I wanted to read and I quickly bought the next few novels in the series!
Three Unpopular Bookish Opinions
- I think Dumbledore was just as bad as Voldemort. (Bonus unpopular HP opinion I don’t like Hermione and Ron, or Harry and Ginny as couples)
- I prefer hardbacks to paperbacks. Is this an unpopular opinion? I’m not sure, I’ll give you generally speaking a paperback is easier to carry around and read but there’s something about a hardback I love. Bonus points for pretty things hidden under the dust jacket.
- I don’t mind people scribbling in books! Admittedly whenever I’ve done this I’ve bought a second copy specifically for this purpose but I’ve a couple of books I treasure that are filled with friends thoughts on the book
Three Favourite Book Covers
Three Goals for this Year
- Reduce my TBR to a more manageable level.
- Actually read some of those authors my blogger friends are always raving about – yes this means Sara Barnard, Mel Salisbury and Angie Thomas I’m finally coming for you.
- Write my reviews sooner (or make better notes) I’m really bad at this, I leave things too long so by the time I come to write a review I’ve read another couple of books in the meantime. It doesn’t really work for me at the moment.
I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you’d like to do it I’d love to see your answers so make sure you drop me a link in the replies below!