ThursTag: The Back to School Book Tag

Yes, I have stolen another tag from Steph. As yesterday was S’s first day back to school since lockdown, it seemed an appropriate tag to post.

English – name your favourite author’s (or book’s) writing style.

I don’t know how to answer this, so here are ten of my favourite authors in no order whatsoever: Melinda Salisbury, Sara Barnard, Sarah Maria Griffin, Tanya Byrne, L.D.Lapinksi, Alice Broadway, Akemi Dawn Bowman, Laura Steven, Alice Oseman, and Bex Hogan.

Maths – a book that made you frustrated.

A book that made me frustrated in the best way was Venom by Bex Hogan. That ending made me scream, throw the book across the room and rant at husband until he fell asleep. It’s brilliant, but now I have to wait the longest time for Vulture.

Science – a book that made you think.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. This book definitely increased my knowledge of racism and systemic discrimination. It’s an interesting and important read, with a lot of suggestions of things that white people can do to support Black Lives Matter.

Social studies/history – your favourite book from a different time period.

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I am not a big lover of books set in different time periods, but I’m guessing the seventies counts? I absolutely adored this book, and I still think about it often.

Art – your favourite book with pictures.

I love so many books that have pictures in them. So I’m going with the first picture book I ever bought for S, before he was born, and that we read to him so often he memorised the story: Goodnight Baby Bat by Debi Gliori.

Drama – a book you would love to turn into a movie.

All of the books please, and thank you. I think Afterlove by Tanya Byrne would make a phenomenal movie. It has so many emotional moments in it, a brilliant romance, and a great story.

Music – name a character you think (or know) would have the same musical taste as you.

I have absolutely no idea at all. I like all kinds of music and I’ve not come across a character where I’ve thought that they had the same taste as me.

Lunch – a food you would love to try.

All of the food from Melinda Salisbury’s Hold Back the Tide. If you could just have that delivered to me immediately, that would be awesome, thank you.

Bus ride home – a book or author that is relaxing

I don’t read a lot of books I would describe as relaxing, but I do love curling up with the Amelia Fang books by Laura Ellen Anderson, because I know they will always be brilliant and even if I end up reading them whole, they’re not so long that I end up sleep deprived!

Extra credit – a book someone else told you to read and you ended up enjoying.

The DI Kelly Porter books by Rachel Lynch. Sarah from Sarah Withers Blogs recommended this series to me so many times. Then she put book one on my TBR for August. Consequently, I am now four books into the series.

What books have you ended up loving after someone recommended them? Have you done this tag? I’d love to see your answers.

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