It’s Thursday which is traditionally tag day around these parts. I’m struggling to find new tags though, so please hit me up with your suggestions! This one came from Kristin Kraves Books and was originally created by Alyce (The Bumbling Blogger)
1. First Book in a Series
I recently read Clockwork Magpies by Emma Whitehall. It’s her debut novel and the start of a new series about a little gang of thieves with big Six of Crows and Court of Miracles echoes. It’s packed with steampunk vibes, brilliant characters and shenanigans and I absolutely loved it.
2. Two or More Copies of the Same Book
I’m assuming this means copies I own, so it has to be Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury. I do not often get multiple copies of the same books but I have two of this (for Reasons) as well as the e-book and audiobook versions.
3. Three Colours on the Cover
This was hard! There are so few books I can find with just three colours on the cover, but The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (or the version I read) has two shades of blue and white on the cover, so I think that counts. It’s also a stunning read.
4. Four or More Perspectives
Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood, which is the best book I can think of for this. It has seven different perspectives and is a truly brilliant multiple perspective read.
5. A Five Star Read
The Revelry by Katherine Webber. I read this recently (on my birthday trip to Edinburgh) and it absolutely blew me away. It’s gorgeously written, with a brilliant friendship at the heart of it and a mystery that kept me on my toes to the end.
6. Six or More Short Stories
Cue me panicking as I rarely, if ever, read short story collections. Nope, I don’t have an answer to this, can I interest you in a collection of essays instead? If so, then I highly recommend Wow, No Thank You by Samatha Irby which had me in stitches.
7. A Seven on the Cover or the Spine
It’s got to be The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, hasn’t it? Has anyone answered this question with a different book? Because I am wracking my little brain here and I can’t think of one. Anyway, it’s worth the hype. I loved it.
8. Eight Letters in the Title
I’d like to thank The StoryGraph for its help in answering these tricky questions. Birthday by Meredith Russo, which I read last year, in one sitting whilst waiting for my child to be seen for a broken thumb in Urgent Care. It was a good read.
9. Book Ends on a Page Ending with a Nine
The Girl who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig, which apparently has 329 pages. We read this via audiobook in the build up to Christmas amongst bits of travelling we were doing. We really enjoyed it, S especially, and ended up listening to the whole series back to back.
10. Ten Books in a Series
I’m going Shadowhunters by Cassandra Clare because I adore those books and I know there are more than ten of them in total, even if the individual arcs are shorter series within the Shadowhunters realm. I’m counting it and you can’t stop me. So there.
Do you know any good book series with ten books in? And do you have any good tags for me to take on?