I was tagged last month by Alice @ Alice and Her Bookshelf to complete My Life In Books and here it is. I hope that you enjoy reading my answers! I really recommend checking out Alice’s blog if you haven’t already because it’s really great! Her book reviews are so interesting and well thought out, and I’ve added more than a few books to my TBR after reading her thoughts on them.
Find a book for each of your initials
J – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
E – Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
S – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
S – Sepulchre by Kate Mosse
Count your age along your bookshelf
The 30th book on my bookshelf is: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I highly recommend it if you haven’t read it.
Pick a book set in your city or country
I’ve potentially cheated a little with this one and picked a book set in my home city rather than current city, because I wanted my answers to be books that I have read and I haven’t read any set where I currently live. So, using my home city of Bristol my answer is: The Perfect Couple by Jackie Kabler.
Pick a book that represents a destination you would love to travel to
There are so many places in France that I would love to visit so for this one I choose Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.
Pick a book that has your favourite colour on it
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. My favourite colour is red by the way.
Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
Probably Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian. Read my review to hear my full thoughts on it, but simply put it reminds me of my childhood because that was when I got my copy, the same one I own now because I can’t bear to part with it even though it has seen better days! Also, it’s one of those cosy and familiar reads that I can (and do) enjoy over and over. My copy also has a photo of the TV adaptation on it, and I loved watching that as a child also.
Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. The first time I read this was because it was on my reading list for uni and perhaps it was because I had a lot going on between my studies and work but I really struggled to get into it. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it but I found it a slog to get through. When I read it the second time a couple of years later I flew through it and loved it so I can’t say it was the book, it absolutely had to be me, but yes, first time round was hard going.
Which book on your TBR pile will give you the most achievement when you finish it?
One of my current reads actually: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. Partly because of the size of it, and partly because it’s just one of those iconic books that pretty much everyone seems to have on their book bucket list. I’m not too far into it yet but I’m enjoying it so far.
I’m not going to tag anyone this time around because I’ve done quite a few posts like this recently and tagged a lot of other bloggers in those. If, however, you have read this and fancy giving it a go then please consider yourself tagged!
Thanks for reading, I hope that you enjoyed!