It’s been so long since I did a book tag on here, so here goes! A huge thankyou to the Steven over at Steven Writes for nominating me for this tag. You can find the brilliant site and Stephen’s take on the tag here. And here’s mine!
Last Book I Bought:
I literally just ordered Good Girl Bad Blood by Holly Jackson. I’ve been feeling pretty rough and really wanted a fun mystery I could lose myself in. I swear murder mysteries are as good as paracetamol for feeling better! (sort of).
Last Book I Re-Read:
I have to go back quite a long way! I’ve been on a pretty long streak of reading only new books. It would have to be when I reread Carry On and Wayward Son for the release of the third and final book in the series – and purely coincidentally, you can find my review of Any Way The Wind Blows here. The main reason I reread books is if I can’t remember what happened and the series is expanding. What about you?
Last Book I Gave Up On:
I’d never read any of Jeff VanderMeer’s books before… and I think I’ll be keeping it that way. I’m always open for new styles so I tried to power through A Peculiar Peril, but it was a style that only really works for short stories, not a 600 page book. I was also shocked when the main character was eventually introduced as only 16 – I thought he was 36. Have you read any of his books? I’d love to know someone else’s opinion on his style. Let me know what you thought in the comments!
Last Book I Said I Read But Didn’t:
No comment 🙂
Last Book I Wrote in the Margins Of:
When I read the final Murder Most Unladylike Book, Death Sets Sail, I annotated the mystery as I went to see if I could solve the puzzle before the characters (maybe not the biggest flex since it’s aimed at children…). But, I forgot I’d done that. And then lent it to a friend.
It was a fun conversation! Here’s my review.
Last Book I Lost:
I don’t think I’ve ever lost a book? I’m normally pretty careful because books aren’t cheap.
Last Book That I Had Signed:
Have you seen the Waterstones exclusive edition of They Both Die At The End? It is very very pretty. And possibly now one of the coolest books I own 🤩 Find my review of this devastating book and why it’s my comfort read here.
Last Book I Had to Replace:
My copy of A Little Life was ripped open down the seam before I could read it (don’t ask 😭). However, I haven’t replaced it yet. The damage may have been a good thing because I feel like it might save me a world of hurt. I’m not in a massive hurry to read A Little Life!
Last Book I Argued Over:
This seems to be a very hot take at the moment, but I quite enjoyed Dune by Frank Herbert! It took me a while to get through it, but I don’t think it deserves some of the hate it’s getting- and I’m so excited to see the film.
Check out my review here.
Last Book You Couldn’t Find:
I lose whatever book I’m currently reading all the time. I don’t know how. Do you? Let me know I’m not alone in the comments!
You! If you want to take part let me know in the comments and I’ll add your site to the list 🙂