Last week, I shared my answers to the Folklore Book Tag, so this week it had to be the Evermore Book Tag. I found this on The Biblioshelf’s blog.
- Link back to the original creator’s post: Ahaana @Windows to Worlds
- Tag at least 5 people: I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you fancy giving it a go, consider yourself tagged
- Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post! I wasn’t tagged in this, but I saw it on The Biblioshelf’s blog.
Willow: a book with a character you can’t help but fall in love with
Doc from The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde. I just love him. He’s so serious, he’s obsessed with dualling and not losing his wife to anyone else, but he has a big heart.
Champagne Problems: a book with a broken relationship
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron. There’s a relationship in this book that breaks early in the book and it hurt my heart, but also made for some interesting storylines.
Gold Rush: a book you love with all your heart
A Secret of Birds and Bone by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. Like all Kiran’s books it is stunningly written and I absolutely loved it. You can read my full review here.
’Tis the Damn Season: a book in which the character reconnects with their family/hometown
Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett. In this book the main character and her mother reconnect with their family and hometown, with a lot of disagreements and drama!
Tolerate It: a book with a suffering relationship
Melt my Heart by Bethany Rutter. In this one, it’s a sibling relationship between Lily and her twin that is suffering as they’re preparing to go to university and falling out over a boy! It is so lush and if you haven’t read it yet, you should.
No Body, No Crime: a book about murder
Follow Me Down by Tanya Byrne. It’s about much more than just a murder, but a murder is at the centre of this brilliant book. I am still thinking about this one long after reading it.
Happiness: a book that’s an old favourite, but you just can’t relate to anymore
Divergent by Veronica Roth. There was a time when I massively identified with this book, but I reread it (on audiobook) recently, and whilst I still enjoyed it, I definitely don’t relate to it any more.
Dorothea: a book featuring an old (or strong) friendships
Explorer’s on Black Ice Bridge by Alex Bell. I don’t know how much more this poor little group of Explorers can go through, but they definitely have some strong friendships that help them to survive everything that’s thrown at them.
Coney Island: a book that made you cry // completely destroyed you
The last book that I read that brought a tear to my eye (I’m not a big crier) was The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle. There’s a whole scene with Fionn and his grandad that hurt my heart.
Ivy: a book that was an unexpected favourite
The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley. This sounded like a great book, but I didn’t expect it to be as brilliant as it was. I really enjoyed it and it’s definitely a new favourite.
Cowboy like me: a book about thieves, or criminals
Kat Dunn’s Dangerous Remedy which I read late last year features a great little group of “criminals” (or at least outcasts), the Battalion des Mortes. I cannot wait for their next adventure!
Long Story Short: a book that made up your childhood
My childhood featured a lot of books, but the one I always come back to is Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. I loved that world when I was young and I still love it now.
Marjorie: a book with a moving message
This might be an unusual answer, but I found The Gender Games by Juno Dawson very moving, particularly Juno’s own story of growing up struggling with her gender identity.
Closure: a series in which you NEED to read the next book
The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon. Some things went down and I have a lot of feelings about the way this book ended. So I am going to be requiring the next book immediately yesterday. Thank you.
Evermore: the perfect conclusion to an extremely long (but worth it) series
I couldn’t tell you the last time I read the last book in a series, let alone a long one? I think the last long series I started was Game of Thrones, but there’s no sign of the conclusion of those books coming any time soon!
Have you read any very long series? Have you done this tag? Let me know, I’d love to see your answers!