Lover Book Tag

So today I’m doing this lovely book tag based on Taylor Swift! It was created by Sara @ The Bibliophagist and I thought it looked like fun! So here goes!

RULES:

  • Link back to the creator, Sara @ The Bibliophagist!
  • Answer the questions!
  • Tag whoever you want and link back to the person who tagged you!

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I FORGOT THAT YOU EXISTED: A BOOK FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD THAT YOU DON’T REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT

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Flambards by K.M. Peyton

I’m sure my mum gave me this book when I was quite young and yet I really can’t remember reading it! I think it’s got something to do with farms and horses but really – who knows!

CRUEL SUMMER: THE WORST BOOK YOU’VE READ THIS SUMMER

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What You Did by Claire McGowan

I’ve actually had a pretty good reading summer – there haven’t been that many books that I haven’t enjoyed so I feel a bit mean putting this one! It’s not a bad book but I just think it took some odd turns and didn’t totally work for me so it’s probably my least favourite book from this summer!

LOVER: A BOOKISH RELATIONSHIP THAT’S PERFECT EXACTLY THE WAY IT IS

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The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

I am not a big romance reader but I’m so glad I took a chance on this one because it is so good! The relationship between Tiffy and Leon is just perfect and lovely and everything nice!

THE MAN: A BOOK WITH A BADASS FEMALE MAIN CHARACTER

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I’m going with Starr Carter for most badass female character because I think she’s badass and strong in an understated but really impressive way especially for a teenager going through an incredibly difficult experience. Such a great book and character.

THE ARCHER: A BOOK WITH GREAT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

This book is basically etched into my brain because it affected me so much and I think part of what makes it so powerful is the way the characters are developed throughout this long and heartbreaking read.

I THINK HE KNOWS: YOUR FICTIONAL CRUSH

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Sirius Black from the Harry Potter Series

Sirius is always my first choice fictional crush. I had a crush on him reading Prisoner of Azkaban at age 13 and at age 27 I still do! I love a rebel!

MISS AMERICANA & THE HEARTBREAK PRINCE: A BOOK SET IN HIGH SCHOOL

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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

I’m going for Speak for this one because I think the school setting is important to why this character finds herself in the state of mind she does. It’s a really powerful book and I think it’s the kind of book that should be read in schools.

PAPER RINGS: A BOOK WITH A HAPPY ENDING

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I actually struggled with this one for a while! Clearly I read too many depressing books… So I’ve gone for a classic because I love the ending of Pride and Prejudice.

CORNELIA STREET: A SETTING YOU’LL NEVER FORGET

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Ketterdam in Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I think Ketterdam is a really fully realised setting with it’s cool Dutch influences and gritty atmosphere. It has definitely stuck in my head so it’s the first setting that sprung to mind!

DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: A BOOK THAT BROKE YOUR HEART

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

This is one of my all time favourites and it breaks my heart with it’s beauty every time I read it. It’s such a wonderfully told story and will always mean a lot to me.

 

LONDON BOY: A SETTING THAT PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN THE STORY

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Hogwarts in The Harry Potter Series

I think Hogwarts is kind of like a character in itself because it plays such a huge part throughout the whole series and is the setting of so many crucial moments including the climatic battle.

SOON YOU’LL GET BETTER: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

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Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys 

Quite a lot of books have made me cry but most recently I think I cried a bit whilst reading Between Shades of Grey which covers an aspect of World War Two that I wasn’t hugely aware of. It’s a beautiful read.

FALSE GOD: A BOOK WITH A WELL-WRITTEN SEXY SCENE

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

I had a tricky time with this one because but if I’m remembering it correctly (it’s been a while since I read it) I think A Discovery of Witches has some well written sexy scenes in it that aren’t too cringey.

YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN: A BOOK FEATURING AN LGBT ROMANCE

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

I absolutely love this book about Achilles and Patroclus and think it’s one of the best LGBT relationships I’ve ever read about. Plus it’s a phenomenally good book.

AFTERGLOW: A GREAT SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE

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The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

I’m not a big fan of Nicholas Sparks generally but I did quite enjoy The Notebook which I think would kind of count as a second chance romance.

ME!: YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK

This is too difficult to just name one for so here are a few of my all time favourites!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
All The Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

IT’S NICE TO HAVE A FRIEND: YOUR FAVORITE FRIENDS-TO-LOVERS BOOK

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Ron and Hermione from Harry Potter

I think Ron and Hermione are probably my favourite friends-to-lovers in literature because I think their evolution feels genuine. I think they behave in a typically immature and silly teenage manner at times which is often missing in books about people that age developing feelings for each other.

DAYLIGHT: A BOOK WITH A POSITIVE MESSAGE

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

I didn’t love this one quite as much as I wanted to but I really enjoyed it and think it’s got a very strong message of positivity and hope – which in these fractious times is really great. I think Michelle is a great role model for young people and I like her practicality and determination.

Well that was a really fun one! I’ll tag some lovely bloggers below – no pressure though!

Kay @ Hammock of Books

Emer @ A Little Haze Book Blog

TBR and Beyond

Becky @ Becky’s Book Blog

Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books

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