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!
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Bleach, both the Anime and the Manga are still on my “things to do list”. Have heard so many people tell how great it is, that I hope to be able to check it out sometime. Carrie is a really chilling read indeed, and one of the finest King books 😀 Nice list!
Great picks for this tag Kate. Both Six of Crows and An Ember in the Ashes are brilliant books is I am so sure you’re going to end up loving them. I can’t wait to see what you think of both but especially Six of Crows.
Also anything by V.E. Schwab is a favourite of mine to get lost in but her Shades of Magic books are just beyond compare.
I also love Markus Zusak’s writing, and Rebel of the Sand and The Night Circus are two more favourites of mine (we have similar tastes when it comes to books apparently) so it was great to see them on your post as well.
Thanks for that tag! 🙂
Fantastic answers! I love your picks especially for the books you’d get lost in, I would have picked the same ones. The Shades of Magic are perfect to get lost, and The Raven Boys… that world is just SO unique as well ❤
I agree with you about The Book Thief and Perks of being a wallflower. I have never read Carrie but would love too. It sounds quite scary though. Great answers!
Thanks for reading! I read The Book Thief about eight years ago and it’s been one of my favourites ever since. 🙂
Six of Crows is one of my all time favourite books and I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂 The Book Thief is beautifully written, Markus Zusak really has a way with words. I hope that he will publish another book in the future. Also The Seven Deadly Sins is definitely one of my favourite manga, I’m not all caught up with it yet, but I hope to do that soon.
I hope you had fun with this tag! 😀
I’m planning on reading Six of Crows this month and I’m honestly SO EXCITED to finally get round to it! Yeah I hope Markus Zusak publishes more novels too, his writing is just sublime. Have you read I am the messenger? I haven’t, but it’s on my list to read in the future. And yesssss, Seven Deadly Sins is so good, although I’ve only watched the anime so far, but I’ll definitely be picking up the manga soon 🙂
I’m really exited to see what you are going to think of it! 😀 Yes, I have read I am the Messenger and it was wonderful. Very different from The Book Thief but I ended up loving it as well. I can only recommend it! I prefer the manga of Seven Deadly Sins to the anime, sooo I hope you’ll enjoy the manga as well. 🙂
Aww thank you! Oooh I’ve not heard many other people say they’ve read it, so I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it! Yeah I usually end up preferring the manga too, can’t wait to get started!