I’m not well versed in tag posts but, when the lovely Hannah (be sure to check out her reviews and other book related posts!) tagged me in this one, I couldn’t pass it up. Books aren’t just these portable tools, they make you think and feel a wide range of emotions and – especially in times like this one we’re currently experiencing- they offer comfort.
⭐️ Answer the questions
⭐️ Tag at least five people to continue the tag
⭐️ Credit, credit, credit. (Hannah created this challenge so give it the recognition!!)
Name a book that makes you cry
Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with youLouis L’Amour
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I was a mess when I first read the book as a teenager and even more of a mess when I watched the Netflix film adaptation. There are so many moments when I feel the tears brewing and one moment in particular when they don’t show signs of stopping!
Name a book that makes you smile
She just smiled, said she loved books more than anything, and started telling him excitedly what each of the ones in her lap was aboutFredrick Backman
Matilda by Roald Dahl
This book holds a special place in my heart as it reminds me of my childhood and reading this, along with Roald Dahl’s other stories, started my love of reading…which I’m sure will be lifelong.
Name a book that makes you feel passionate
I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good bookJ.K. Rowling
Body Positive Power by Megan Jane Crabbe (bodyposipanda)
I’ve got a love-hate relationship with my body and how I see it. Reading this book not only made me realise that other people feel the same but it also made me realise how flawed and toxic modern life and diet culture can be. Since reading this book, I’ve realised just how much I disagree with the toxic nature of diet culture and I’m trying every day to appreciate the skin I’m in.
Name a book that makes you feel cosy
There’s nothing as cosy as a piece of candy and a bookBetty McDonald
The Longest Holiday by Paige Toon
Whilst it’s not the loveliest of beginnings, this book is an escape and you can help but feel at ease (and warm) as the romance unfolds.
Name a book that transports you to a magical place
Books may well be the only true magicAlice Hoffman
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
There are so many obvious choices where this idea is concerned but this one sprung to mind, for me, straight away. There’s so much intrigue and excitement in this book I couldn’t help but let my mind picture every scene. I also really wanted to visit the world that Maas creates in these books.
Name a book that scared you
One need not be a chamber to be haunted. One need not be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material placeEmily Dickinson
The Witches by Roald Dahl
I’m not really one to read books that scare me but, as a child (and even today), this one did the trick. Even now, I can’t sit through the dodgy film version (despite being fully aware that most of the witches are men in wigs!)
Name a book that makes you feel jealous
Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others — it only changes yoursShannon Alder
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Considering this is one of my favourite books of all time, I’m not really surprised it ended up here. I remember when I read it so many people said I was Cath (I have a twin and I suppose I’m known, at least by my friends it seems, for being awkward!) and I saw the similarities. Looking back now, however, I really want to be Cath with her adoring fans who love her writing and who wouldn’t want a gorgeous boyfriend who can make you Starbucks drinks?
Name a book with an inspiring female character
She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goesKate Spade
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Not only is this book brutal and gripping, it features Starr, a main character who is strong and willing to risk it all to protect the people closest to her. She’s funny and sassy but also incredibly strong and determined. Such a refreshing change from authors who only make female characters secondary or eager to please male characters.
Name a book with an inspiring male character
A brave man acknowledges the strength of othersVeronica Roth
Simon vs The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Simon goes through a lot in this book yet he still manages to maintain friendships, get through school and find courage to be who he really is
Well, that was fun! Which books would you choose for these prompts? I’d love to chat in the comments 😊.