After I do this tag, I’ll probably only have 90 more tags to do..No big deal..
Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover?
I love, love, love the cover of The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber which I got at a library sale. I think it’s very simple but mysterious at the same time. I love the gold constellation detailing which makes it easier for the reader to know right off the bat that hello this is scifi. I think I just have a thing for constellation and stars on covers because despite having people on the color, I also really liked the cover of These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner.
Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you got because of the summary?
I have yet to find a book retelling of Pride and Prejudice that I like but when I read the summary of Eligible by Curtis Sittenfield reimagining Pride and Prejudice in contemporary times with Elizabeth as a magazine writer and Darcy as a doctor, I was like give me that right now.
Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing?
The Child Thief by Brom. I love how he so seamlessly combines elements of suspenseful, eerie writing found in horror books but also combines the mysterious, abstract writing of fairytales into one book.
Phase 4 – First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?
I recently read Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke Allen which is LITERALLY like a cartoon network show. Even the art style reminds me a lot of the art in Adventure Time. Each volume feels like a different episode so even though there was no cliffhanger, I immediately wanted to pick up the next volume.
Phase 5 – Late Night Phone Calls: A book that kept you up all night
I literally did not sleep till 4am reading The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski. My roommate wonders how I can stay up that late reading of all things. If it’s the winner’s trilogy, I’d gladly stay up all night reading (too bad I can’t pull allnighters). I don’t know people do it.
Phase 6 – Always on my mind: A book you could not stop thinking about?
Psycho by Robert Bloch. I could not stop thinking about the character’s deceptions and the really scary motel that they own and the twist was so mindblowingly insane. INSANE I TELL YOU. Fun fact, this was the book that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock movie and the tv series, Bates Motel.
Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book which you love the way it feels?
Chew Omnivore Edition 1. As much as I buy hardcover books with flaps, I actually love hardbound books, this one is so sturdy and just the right size where it’s not too heavy but not too small where you can’t enjoy every detail of the artwork. It’s the kind of book that you read when you’re sprawled on the floor, with your feet up and elbows on the floor.
Phase 8 – Meeting the parents: A book which you would recommend to your family and friends?
I always recommend YA contemporary to my friends because it’s quick and easy to read. I’ve recommended Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson multiple times. I also like to recommend graphic novels like Saga by Brian K Vaughn because there are pictures and people are more interested in that I guess if they don’t read a lot. But I kind of shouldn’t recommend that considering I don’t know how comfortable people are with explicit content. As you can see, I am really bad at recommending stuff. I’m always worried they won’t like it.
Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: A book or series you know you will re read many times in the future?
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. A sweeping coming of age story about obsession and grief. It’s a massive book and I probably missed a lot of details but it was such an immersive ride. And the next time I read it, I can savor it more than just focusing on what’s going to happen next.
Phase 10 – Share the love: Who do you tag?
I think I’m quite possibly the last person on the book blogging community to do this tag so I tag anyone who hasn’t done this yet. I also would like to tag some people I want to get to know more =)
Jorelene @ PageChronicles
Aldana @ perfectioinbooks
Meg @ maginibooks
It was actually kind of hard thinking of one book to answer these questions because there’s so many that could fit each one. Let me know what your answers would be for these questions! =)