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:
🍂||Find a book for each of your initials||🍂
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?
🍂||Count your age along your bookshelf: What book is it?||🍂
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.
🍂||Pick a book set in your city/country||🍂
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.
🍂||Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to||🍂
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.
🍂||Pick a book that’s your favorite color||🍂
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.
🍂||Which book do you have the fondest memories of?||🍂
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.
🍂||Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?||🍂
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.
🍂||Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?||🍂
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 – 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!