ThursTag: The Testing My Memory Tag

It’s ThursTag again, so of course I’ve taken another taggo from Steph’s blog. If you’d like to see me do a tag that I didn’t pinch from Steph, do feel free to tag me!


This is the Testing My Memory Tag, where I try to remember things that answer the prompts. I have the memory of the average goldfish, so this should be fun.

Name a book written by an author called Michael. 

I searched the recesses of my brain for this and got Michael Fishwick’s The White Hare, which I remember because it’s on my TBR and I recently moved all my books from one part of the house to another. It was a challenge to not name all the Michael Morpurgo books that S read last year at school, and which we did not love.

Name a book with a dragon on the cover. 

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. How could I say anything else? Not only is the cover stunning with the most beautiful dragon, but the book is full of dragons and amazing women.

Name a book about a character called George. 

I really want to use George Weasley, but I don’t think that counts because the series is not really about him. The only other George that comes straight to mind is George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl.

Name a book written by an author with the surname Smith. 

I recently read and reviewed Frost Fire by Jamie Smith. I absolutely loved this book. If you haven’t read it yet and you joy magic, epic journeys and all things icy, you should get on it.

Name a book set in Australia. 

This was a tricky one, and then I remembered that I read The Lost Man by Jane Harper which is set in Australia. I forget the specifics of where this is set, but I remember thinking that the landscape really worked with the story and how cleverly written it was.

Name a book with the name of a month in the title. 

Sunflowers in February by Phyllida Shrimpton. I remembered this one immediately because S chose it for my first ‘someone else picks my TBR’ and he had a huge explanation about how it might link to Mondrian who he was studying at the time (spoiler: it does not).

Name a book with a knife on the cover. 

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman. This series was a childhood favourite and my version definitely has a knife on the cover. The newest versions of these books also have a knife on the cover and are much more gorgeous.

Name a book with the word ‘One’ in the title. 

This one was really easy because I have been obsessed with Kendare Blake’s series recently, the second of which is One Dark Throne. These books are dark and brilliant, and One Dark Throne was particularly brutal.

Name a book with an eponymous title. 

I had to google this, but apparently it’s a book that is named after the main character. So I’m going to go with Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte because it’s my favourite classic read and it’s written by a Charlotte (which is the best name).

Name a book turned into a movie. 

The first that came to mind for this was Love, Simon, which is the movie adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. It’s one of the few book films that I have seen before reading the book.

Have you done this tag? Which questions would you find hardest to answer?


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