It’s Bank Holiday Monday, so what else would I be sharing but the brilliant Cora’s Bank Holiday Book Tag? Thanks for the tag Cora, I loved this one.
Have a lie in. Which book could you lounge in bed with all morning?
I could take a morning in bed with any book to be honest, but one that I’d really love to have sat in bed and taken my time over with a few cups of coffee is Sanctuary by V.V. James.
Oh my goodness, it’s actually sunny outside! A book that makes you feel optimistic.
No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter. This is such a good book with a powerful message and the ending is just outstanding. It made me cheer out loud when I read it.
Spend some time outdoors. A book that reminds you of nature.
Oooh. Recently, Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan. There’s a lot of emphasis on using natural ingredients to harness power, and darker sides of magic involving nature.
Make some punch. A book that you find difficult to classify into one genre.
Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin. Also, Spare and Found Parts by the same author. I think there just needs to be a genre called “Sarah Maria Griffin Books”. They’re amazing, but I find both quite hard to classify / explain in a succinct manner.
Pass some food around. A book you want to share with everyone.
A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo. I just read this a couple of days ago after having it on my TBR since last year, and I loved it. It’s a bit One of Us is Lying, a bit Girlhood, with an intriguing love triangle and a killer twist. I think it’s a very underrated book (although it’s also not as dark as the cover / blurb suggested it would be which is slightly disappointing)
Light the BBQ. A book that took a while to get going.
Alice by Christina Henry. I loved it, but after the intial gripping start, I did think the story slowed down and took a while to pick up again.
Failed BBQ. A book that ultimately disappointed you.
Most recently White Cat by Holly Black. I started this one twice and eventually DNF it because I just could not get on with it. I am a big one for DNFing books I don’t enjoy. The last one I finished that disappointed me was Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus.
It’s raining. Of course. A book to curl up with when it’s raining outside.
Something completely absorbing that you don’t want to put down, like D.O.G.S by M.A. Bennett, which would be a great book to cuddle under a blanket with.
Let’s just eat the chocolate. A book that’s super sweet.
I don’t read many super sweet books really, but A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby, which has some VERY sad bits in it for sure, but is also just the most beautiful story, and the main character is a totally sweetheart.
I’m not going to tag anyone in this because it’s the Bank Holiday today so I can’t see many people wanting to schedule it in after this, but if you want to do it, please consider yourself tagged!