I was tagged to do this ages ago by the lovely Anna @MyBookishDream – thanks for tagging me! You should all totally go and check out her blog because she posts great features and reviews!
This tag was originally created by @Dreaming Through Literature! I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to do it, but I knew I needed to before fall/autumn was over so let’s get into it.
Apple Picking: A book on your TBR that looks so delicious you can’t wait to take a bite out of it.
Honestly, I could have picked just about every book on my TBR because there are so many that I’m desperate to read, but these are three of my most anticipated books to get to this year and also three of the nine (I think) paperbacks I brought to Japan.
Corn Maze: A book that’s so much fun to get lost in!
All of the books in the Raven Cycle are very good at drawing me in, and A Darker Shade of Magic is probably the most riveting book I’ve read this year!
Haunted Houses: A book that scared you silly.
Perhaps scary isn’t the right word, but I certainly found Carrie a chilling read when I picked it up a few years ago.
Pumpkin Patch: The latest book you picked up (purchased).
Every since I got into manga, I’ve always wanted to get the first volume o two of my favourite series in their original Japanese. And the other week, I finally did it with Bleach. I picked up the first volume of the series in all its Japanese glory! Although my copy doesn’t look exactly like this one, it was only 108yen (about 85p in the UK or $1.06 in the US) and I’m so happy to finally have it.
Scenic Drives: A book that is lyrically beautiful.
In terms of a lyrical narrative, I will always choose this book. The way Zusak uses words to weave his ideas together is just sublime.
Pumpkin Carving: A books that you didn’t like and wouldn’t mind carving up.
Both of these didn’t impress me at all. In fact I’d be pretty apathetic about carving up the entire Twilight series.
Drinking Apple Cider: A sweet book to curl up under the covers with.
Although both these books have sad chapters, both are heart-warming, touching reads and remind us of the importance of friendship in difficult times.
Jumping Into A Leaf Pile: A book that reminds you of your childhood.
There were sooo many I could have chosen for this question, but I decided on these three as they were some of my favourites growing up and will always remind me of being a child.
Scary Movie Night: Your favourite spooky read!
I wouldn’t usually describe Jane Eyre as a ‘spooky read’, but there were plenty of creepy scenes with incredible atmosphere, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, so I guess it would fit well in this category!
Bonus! Costume Party: A book with an eclectic cast of characters.
This was such a difficult question! I had a very hard time narrowing it down but I eventually managed to choose two fiction books and two manga books. To be honest, most manga series have a cast of brilliantly wacky characters, but these two are the ones I thought had the most eclectic – one had a flying blue cat and the other a talking pig. As for Rebel and The Night Circus, both novels have so many characters with different abilities that I couldn’t not include them in this question.
Phew! That was pretty long. If you’re still here thanks for reading, it was a blast to write!
If they would like to, and anyone else who wants to do it!