Hi all! I’m here with another tag. Since I’m having a lazy Sunday I thought a book tag was in order.
Thank you so much to The Orang-utan Librarian for tagging me! If you haven’t already, I highly recommend checking her blog out as she posts awesome content.
RULES AND REGULATIONS:
- Thank the creator (so she can see all of your answers!) and the person who tagged you.
- Begin with the month in which you have been tagged and move forward from there!
- State the best gift you’ve ever been given after you answer the question for your birthday month.
- Tag whomever you’d like when you’re finished.. or else you’ll be “it” forever.
- Have fun, of course!
December is a time when friends and families come together and celebrate. Name one book you would give as a gift.
Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words by Ella Frances Sanders. Because I think this is the perfect little book, even for people who aren’t big readers.
January begins a new year. Name a resolution you made this year and if you’ve kept it or not!
I didn’t have a resolution in 2015 but my resolution for this year is to read more diversely – both with protagonists and authors. We’ll have to wait until December to see if I stick to this one.
February is the month for relationships. Name your favourite book relationship: romantic, platonic, or familial, your choice!
Clare and Henry from Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife. I adore this couple so much and their complex relationship. They are too cute.
March is the month for luck and new beginnings. Name a book or series that you would like to re-experience as if you’d never read it.
I would say The Sunne in Splendor by Sharon Kay Penman. This book is just magical and one I’ll re-read over and over but I would be amazing to experience it again for the first time.
April is a spectacularly ordinary month. Name a book that was so over-hyped that it just could not live up to your expectations.
Uprooted by Naomi Novak. I didn’t like this one at all, in fact I DNF’d it. This was just wasn’t for me.
The best gift you’ve ever been given
I’m going to go with bookish gifts but otherwise there are too many to list. Last year for my 21st a family friend of mine got me three beautiful leather bound hardbacks. They are Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey bind-up, The Complete works of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe.
May is the month when the flowers start to bloom. Name a book that was a pleasant surprise to you.
I know I have mentioned this one a lot but I’m going to say The Anchoress by Robyn Cadwallader.
June is the time to take a break. Name a book or genre that you like to read when you just need to check out.
I always pick up a YA or a retelling when I just need something easy to escape into.
July is the time to celebrate your independence! Name a book that made you see fireworks. (Figuratively. Please don’t light books on fire.)
I’m going to go with fireworks in a happy, good way and say His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. This is hands down one of the best series and worlds I’ve read. I just had all the warm and fuzzies while read this.
August is the hottest month of the year. Pick an up-and-coming author that you think will be the next hottest thing.
Kirsty Logan! The Gracekeepers is a beautiful book and everyone should read it! I also want to get my hands on everything she has written and will write.
September is time for students to go back to school! Pick a book you read for school that you actually enjoyed.
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. I studied this one in my Year 12 English Class and adored it. Year of Wonders tales the tale of how a small, isolated town reacts to the Black Plague. Brooks explores how people’s faith get tested during a crisis.
October is time to celebrate Halloween! Pick one character that you would love to dress up as for Halloween.
This one took me a long time to decide by I finial deicide on Daisy from The Great Gatsby. Not only do I love this book but I love the 20’s. The fashion was stunning and would be fun to dress up in.
November is the month when we’re reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Choose one book you’re grateful for having read and give a shout-out to the person who recommended it!
For this one there are 100s of books I’ve been recommended from both book bloggers and booktubers but I’m going to say Here Be Dragons. My Mama recommended this one for me – in fact she was nagging me for ages to read it – and I’m so glad I did! Thanks again Mum!
I know this is the part where you’re suppose to tag people but I’m not sure who has and who hasn’t done this tag. If you haven’t and you want to, I officially tag you.
Until next time, happy reading!