I’m back with another bookish tag on my blog today and we all know what a tag post means… I RAN OUT OF BLOG POST IDEAS. But I don’t mind because these posts are fun and I always enjoy talking about books as much as I can and I’m certainly enjoying writing more book-related content on my blog over the past month or so! I stole this tag from Kris at Boston Book Reader which is where I find all the book tags I do (I don’t know where she finds them but she is the Queen of finding good book tags!) so go and check out her post here! And if you want to do this one yourself, I’d love to hear your answers!
Which book brings you the most joy?
Joy isn’t a word I associate with a lot of books I read because I tend to like things which make me cry or anything in the Thriller genre. But I guess a book which gives me that goosebump type feeling because I love it so much – which could certainly be associated with joy – is The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson-Walker. I’ve read that book about 7 times and I love it each and every time. It’s just… wonderful. Another one which springs to mind is I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. Although not a “joyful” story, there are some wonderful messages, quotes and scenes and I always feel a sense of joy when I close that book.
The book that scared you more than anything.
I’m not someone that gets scared very easily; I’m constantly searching for the next scary movie which will genuinely make me scared to go to the toilet in the middle of the night and when it comes to books, I don’t read an awful lot of Horror because again, nothing scares me. And I’m one of those weird people that likes being scared. I remember reading The Woman in Black ages ago and thinking that was quite scary but more recently, I read Bird Box by Josh Malerman and whilst it didn’t have me shaking in my boots, it certainly sent shivers up my spine!
Which book grossed you out the most?
Similarly to above, not much shocks me in books and the same with being sad, I don’t get grossed out too much with books either however, one book which forced me to put it down a few times cos I felt a bit giddy was Rattle by Fiona Cummins. There’s some pretty gruesome bits in that book!
Which book made you cry the hardest?
I absolutely love books which make me cry. And there’s been a fair few books which have had me in absolute pieces. The obvious one would have to be The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I was really into that book a good few years ago and whilst I probably wouldn’t read it again now, my gosh, did I cry. But the book that made me cry the hardest was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, the first time I read it. The Book Thief is my favourite ever book, it means so much to me and the final few chapters had me howling. I remember my mum ringing me and I could barely speak down the phone to her from crying so hard!
Which book pissed you off?
Sigh… Okay, I’m just going to say it. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. You’ll notice that I haven’t reviewed this book on my blog nor have I left a particularly in-depth Goodreads review because I simply do not want to talk about it. This book made me angry for a number of reasons; the first one being how hyped it was. I’m the kinda person that buys into the hype about every book and I usually LOVE a hyped up book. If you look at my bookcase, you’ll see my favorites shelf contains everything by John Green (most hyped up author ever), The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak among others. So I’m definitely not just saying that because I don’t want to “conform”. I just couldn’t stand it. I. Ugh. No.