I won’t have any reviews for you today as I’m on holiday. However instead of leaving a blank space where my review should be I have decided to do a book tag instead. I found this one over at An Infinite Book World and thought it looked like fun. So let’s get started.
Twitter: Your Favorite Short Book
OK, so we’ve started off with a pretty tough one since I cant remember what short books I’ve read. To help me out I’ve assumed a short book to be around 200 pages and after a quick reshuffle of my Goodreads book list I have settled on Becoming Quinn by Brett Battles.
This is the prequel to the Jonathan Quinn series which I still have to read. I really enjoyed this book about how Jake Oliver becomes Quinn, a top class cleaner skilled at making bodies disappear.
Facebook: A Book Everyone Pressured You To Read
I’m not sure I’ve ever been pressured to read a book, unless you count that time at school when I had to read Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. Since then I’ve just read whatever I’ve had available (which thanks to cheap Kindle books/charity shops is loads).
That said I did read We Were Liars following all the hype and didn’t enjoy it at all which means I’m unlikely to be jumping on the bandwagon again anytime soon.
That said I think it might just have been the wrong book/wrong genre for me.
Tumblr: A Book You Read Before It Was Cool
I don’t think I have an answer for this. I was never really one of the cool kids (and probably still aren’t). Most of the books I’ve been reading recently have been published for a good while and subsequently have had lots of people read them.
That said I read most of the Temperance Brennan novels by Kathy Reichs long before Bones was even thought about so I have gone with the first book in the series Déjà Dead.
MySpace: A Book You Don’t Remember If You Liked Or Not
This would have to be Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein. I read this many years ago while on holiday and while I have a vague recollection of the book I can’t remember whether I liked it or not.
I have a feeling that is might have been as success as I have since read several other books by the same author. It is also the kinds of book I used to devour when I was younger, especially on holiday when I had nothing to do but lay by the pool and read.
Instagram: A Book That Was So Beautiful You Had To Instagram It
This is quite a difficult choice. I’m still quite new to the whole bookstagram scene but I do love a pretty cover. I’ve seen quite a few recently that have caught my eye but if I had to pick only one it would have to be the debut novel by J M Sullivan. The cover of Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles is gorgeous. I’m not a lover of overly colourful covers so this one is perfect. I love the simplicity of the colours and the background detail is beautiful.
Unfortunately I chose to read this book on my Kindle so don’t actually have paper copy (yet).
YouTube: A Book You Wish Would Be Turned Into A Movie
I’m beginning to wonder why I chose to do a book tag as I have so many answers to each prompt. I’ve read loads of books that I feel would make excellent movies and it’s hard to pick one particular book.
However I have gone with Grave Situation by Alex MacLean. I love a good crime thriller both to read and watch, and think this would make an excellent movie. In fact it could be a whole series of films based on the main protagonist, Allan Stanton.
Goodreads: A Book You Recommend To Everyone
This is a toss up between one of my all time favourite books To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and a more recent read Trust Me by Gemma Metcalfe.
Since To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic, and a book I think most people will have heard of even if they haven’t read it I have gone with my second choice.
Trust Me is Gemma’s debut novel and one that I think anyone who loves a good psychological thriller should read.
Skype: A Book With Characters You Wish You Could Talk To Instead Of Just Read About
Since I’m a major crime/thriller junkie I’m not sure I’d like to have a face to face with many of the characters from the books I read.
However, after some thought I have gone with The Spookshow. I love a good paranormal mystery and would love to chat with Billie Culpepper about what it’s like to see ghosts/spirits.
I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did compiling it. I’m only tagging one person this time around (Emma at The Stationery Geekette) but feel free to tag yourself if you want to join in. Don’t forget to link back so I can see your responses.