tag: My Life in Books.

Sofii @ A Book. A Thought shared this fun tag recently and I thought it would make for a nice easy blog post for Thanksgiving Eve. I’ve probably done a similar tag in the past, but the questions are a fun way to get to know each other through the books on our bookshelf.

Here are my answers:

πŸ‚||Find a book for each of your initials||πŸ‚Β 

J Jeneration X by Jen Lancaster | I just started reading this last night – I love Jen Lancaster (a fellow Jen!). This is all about her efforts to finally start acting like a grownup.

M Mirage by Somaiya Daud | I finished this a couple nights ago. It was a recent Owl Crate pick, about a girl forced into living as the body double for the awful Princess whose father invaded her people. Great world building.

E Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery | I still haven’t read this! What is wrong with me?



πŸ‚||Count your age along your bookshelf: What book is it?||πŸ‚Β 

Robert Frost’s Poems | The 35th book on my bookshelf is an old tattered copy of Robert Frost’s Poems. It’s one of the oldest books on my shelf actually.



πŸ‚||Pick a book set in your city/country||πŸ‚Β 

Old World Murder by Kathleen Ernst isn’t set in my city, but it’s close enough that I could read the book and think, “I’ve been there!” It’s the first in a series of books and it takes place in Old World Wisconsin, which is a field trip regular around here.



πŸ‚||Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to||πŸ‚Β 


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling | I’m a pretty big Anglophile so this one was easy for me. I’d need to do a Literary Tour of the UK and visit sites from Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, Jane Austen, Doctor Who, etc.



πŸ‚||Pick a book that’s your favorite color||πŸ‚Β 

Godmother by Carolyn Turgeon | I just started reading this one, too. It’s a doozy of a Cinderella retelling, and it’s all about The Fairy Godmother. Also the word retelling is being used liberally here.

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion | I really enjoyed the first book, but I still haven’t actually read the sequel. Love the pretty blue cover though.

Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner | Another beautiful blue book – this one is a writing memoir by Jennifer Weiner that looks really good – you know, like all the other books on my shelf.



πŸ‚||Which book do you have the fondest memories of?||πŸ‚Β 

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows | This was a hard category to choose just one book. I wanted to mention Book 1 in this series, My Lady Jane and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell also… oh wait, I just did. These are probably the three books that I get the most fervently fangirly over.



πŸ‚||Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?||πŸ‚Β 

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue | This one isn’t on my actual bookshelf, but it definitely qualifies as the hardest book I read this year and also, frankly the biggest disappointment. To begin with, it simply wasn’t the story I thought I’d be reading. My review from January began with the words “frustrating, emotional, and disturbing” and that pretty much sums it up. Sensitive readers beware of this one. Also I didn’t like it.



πŸ‚||Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?||πŸ‚Β 

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens | In addition to being a lengthy classic that I’ve never read, it’s also frankly been on my shelf for awhile. Also I’m an English major so it might be self-shaming to admit I haven’t read this yet.


I’m not going to tag anybody specifically for this post –Β  but if you are reading this and thinking it sounds like the perfect way to spend Thanksgiving weekend, then I hope you’ll consider yourself tagged and send me a link to your post in the comments!

Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers!

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