I saw this tag over at Destiny @Howling Libraries and had to pinch it. It just looked so fun, and I’m in a very seasonal mood right now… It originates with @Bionic Book Worm, and I highly recommend (if you haven’t already) that you go and check out both their blogs – because they’re awesome.
This was a hard one for me. I realised I haven’t read a lot that I would class as “fresh and new”. Maybe I’m just too jaded these days, and everything feels referential to me? I don’t know. But I had to go downstairs to my library and stare at my shelves for a while to find something! I say “library”, it’s the conservatory, I commandeered it and filled it with bookshelves…
I absolutely loved Drink Me. It was an ARC, and I’ve never read another recipe book like it. I thought it was super on point with everything from layout, style, recipes, to the way it encompassed the theme. It made a real impression.
Mirage was one that I really just didn’t “get”. It wasn’t at all for me. However, I can honestly say that it felt fresh because it was a really fantastic reinvention of some classic Persian styles and themes, and I’ve never read anything else quite like it.
I’ve read a lot of books with fantastic endings recently. Books where I’ve set them down and just gone “wow”. The one that springs to mind is The Night Circus.
The Night Circus blew me away in general, but the ending was truly phenomenal. I know it was a bit hit and miss with reviewers, but I loved it and I highly recommend it.
City of Stairs I absolutely loved, and it was very action packed, very fast paced. Definitely one I would recommend. And I’ve reminded myself now that I need to finish the series…
A Darker Shade of Magic was brilliant, and again, very action packed. Definitely one that not only I, but pretty much everyone who’s read it, would recommend.
Again, I have a bunch of choices for this! I’ve read a lot of very sweet books, and they do tend to stick in my mind. More so, probably, than the fantasy if I’m honest. Cos of the feels, no doubt…
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is one of my all time favourite books. I must have read it a dozen times. It was re-printed by Persephone Books, which is an organisation that is well worth checking out if you’re a curious bookworm like myself. They basically re-print books that should never have been forgotten, focusing particularly on female authors. I’ve visited their shop, and it’s an experience. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is heartwarming and magical, with a fabulous Cinderella-esque quality.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, well. What can I say? I adored this book, and it has the feels in spades.
Witchfire is one of the great fantasy classics. And this is the cover of the copy I have… All the colours!
I struggled hard with this category. There isn’t really anything on my TBR that I’m particularly enthused by… And I can’t even remember if something is coming out which I’ve pre-ordered… Of the ones on my current TBR, I would say The Automobile Club of Egypt is the one I’m most looking forward to…
Since I stole this tag, I’m not passing it along. But if you like it, feel free to steal it! Just please tag me, so I can read your answers!