The Life in Books Tag!

We’re back with another book tag post! I always think these are such fun ways to share your favourite books and I found one that centres around that while also sharing a bit of about you. So here’s a little bit about me, in the form of books 😂

I found this tag over on the Boston Book Reader blog but I’m not sure who the original creator is (if you know, please let me know so I can credit them!). I did edit this tag a little and added two more questions to round it up to an even ten.

Just as a side note, I’ve been on the hunt for some book tags and managed to find a master list just in case anyone else is looking for some tag inspiration.

Find a book for each of your initials.

HHex Life edited by Christopher Golden and Rachel Deering
RRomanov by Nadine Brandes
CCaraval by Stephanie Garber

Count your age along your bookshelf – what book is it?

I turned 24 back in March so the book I landed on was… The Muse by Jessie Burton! This was gifted to me as part of The Broke and the Bookish Secret Santa in 2020 but remains on my tbr.

Name a book set in your city/country.

Nothing I’ve read springs to mind but Jonathan Coe’s The Rotter’s Club is set in Birmingham and is based on his time at the King Edwards School which was across the road from my university campus.

Name a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to.

Can we go for a fantasy destination for this one? If so, I’d have to say the Night Court from the ACOTAR series by Sarah J Maas. I only started reading these books this year but I don’t think I’ve been this obsessed with a series since I went through my Twilight phase in 2008!

Name your favourite childhood book.

Oooh I guess the answer to this would change depending on which stage of my childhood we’re talking about 😂 I was a big Jacqueline Wilson fan when I was a little older but the three childhood books that I really remember loving were Fat Witch Rides Again by Margaret Ryan, The Last Noo-Noo by Jill Murphy or The Hairy Toe by Daniel Postgate.

Name a book that’s your favourite colour.

My current favourite colour is a sort of dusty or pale pink and the only book that matches that on my shelves right now would be Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson. I’m not really one to keep all of the books I read as a youngster but this one was gifted to me by my parents for my ninth birthday and there’s a cute little handwritten message from my dad in the front ❤️

Name a character who matches the description of your star sign.

I’m a Pisces which is typically defined as being creative, empathetic, generous, overly emotional, impressionable and closed off. The first character that comes to mind is Beth March from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. She’s musical, super kind and loving but I also feel like you could convince her to do anything.

Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

Despite all of the JKR mess, it has to be Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone because it’s the last book that my dad ever read to me as a bedtime story.

Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

Most recently it was Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (I don’t typically do well with the classics) but I also have memories of finding The Splendour Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore really difficult to get through. I haven’t read that one for a long time though so I’m not sure what it was that I struggled with.

Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

It has to be Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer. I’d always been a big reader but upon discovering the Twilight saga when I was a young teen, I became a fanatic. That was the series that got me into paranormal romance, YA in general and is probably what’s led to me being a book blogger and bookseller.

Tagging: Kate, Louisa, Shannon + anyone else who fancies a go!

What would your answers be to these questions? Would any be the same as mine? I’d love to know!

You can always find me over on Twitter if you’d like to discuss this post (or any others that I’ve featured) in more detail 😌

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