My Life In Books Tag

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 Brontรซ

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.

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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.

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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 Misรฉrables 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!

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Thanks for reading, I hope that you enjoyed!

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Until the next time…Jess x

12 thoughts on “My Life In Books Tag

  1. Iโ€™m reading Les Mis right now too! Iโ€™m in the middle of book four and Iโ€™m super enjoying it! Hopefully will finish by next week – canโ€™t wait to read your thoughts!

    Itโ€™s so funny that you mention Treasure Island was so hard for you the first time around, I ate it up. Meanwhile, Madame Bovary has been sitting half-finished for me for months! ๐Ÿ™Š

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    1. Have you been reading it quickly or taking your time like me? I’m glad you’re enjoying it, I look forward to hearing what you make of it when you finish up ๐Ÿ˜Š I know, it’s a weird one because the second time I read it I couldn’t work out how I’d struggled so much ๐Ÿ˜‚ ah definitely give Madame Bovary another go, I loved it ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Itโ€™s actually my first audiobook! The whole 60 hours have taken me about a month so far, but itโ€™s making me very attached to the characters. Itโ€™s definitely better to savor it! I also cannot wait to watch the movie adaptations with a fresh eye!

        Im hoping to get back to Madame Bovary next! Maybe itโ€™s the slow start?

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      2. I’m yet to try an audiobook, but I hear so many good things about them that I think I will give one a go before long. I haven’t seen any adaptations but I’ll definitely be checking them out when I’ve read the book ๐Ÿ˜Š

        It’s definitely worth a go, I know I’ve had books before that I’ve been pleased to have stuck with because in the end they are really good. It is hard to keep the motivation with a slow start though!

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  2. This is such a fun post! I loved reading your answers, and I’ve got quite a lot of new books added to my TBR now! I wholeheartedly agree on The Bell Jar being a book that people should read at least once in their lives. I myself finished it earlier this year and it really was something.

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed! Ah yes The Bell Jar is fantastic isn’t it! It was a few years ago now that I last read it so I’m definitely due a reread. As you say it really is something, Sylvia Plath was an extremely interesting woman and very talented writer ๐Ÿ˜Š I’m glad you enjoyed reading it too and I’m glad this post has given you some reading inspiration also โค๐Ÿ“š

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