I was recently tagged by Little Blind Book Finds to take part in this tag, and it looked like a lot of fun! Check out their blog now, for lots of great posts.
This tag is all about looking on your bookshelf, and choosing a book which fits each category, so it sounds like a lot of fun!
- Link back to me so I can see everyone’s answers! (Naty’s Bookshelf)
- Also link back to the person who tagged you!
- Name one book for each category; try not to repeat books to make this more fun!
- Tag at least 5 people
So, on with the tag!
A library book
Currently I have a lot of library books on my shelf, seeing as I don’t really tend to buy books all that often. I would say ‘In the Unlikely Event’ by Judy Blume, which I’m reading at the moment. So I guess it’s not technically on my bookshelf right now, but I’m counting it!
A book you got as a gift
‘Rebecca’ by Daphne Du Maurier. I already knew about this book, but when I was bought my own copy, I was pushed to finally read it.
A childhood book
Looking at my shelf now, the first thing that’s jumping out at me is ‘Charlotte’s Web’ by E. B. White. I loved this book when I was little. In fact, I loved all the classics. ‘What Katy Did’ and ‘Little Women’ are definitely up there as well.
A magical book
I’m going to have to copy Krista here, and say ‘Carry On’ by Rainbow Rowell. I’m not a massive fantasy fan, so ‘Carry On’ is probably the most magical book I own. My sister stole my copies of Harry Potter long ago.
A romantic book
I had to think about this one, as I don’t read many books that are purely based on romance. I would have to go for ‘The Fault in Our Stars.’ This is a book that I actually bought brand new, before even borrowing it from the library first, which is unusual for me!
A steamy book
I think the most steamy book I own is ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ by D. H. Lawrence. I suppose that was the original steamy book!
An old book
I have quite a few old books, as I really love classics. I would say one of the oldest books I have is perhaps a copy of ‘Dombey and Son’ by Charles Dickens. I don’t plan on reading it anytime soon, but I like having old copies of books on my shelf. They make for a great aesthetic.
A book that makes you laugh
‘Eleanor and Park’ by Rainbow Rowell made me laugh so much, so I’d have to say that!
A book that makes you emotional
I don’t actually own this book, but ‘The One Memory of Flora Banks’ by Emily Barr made me very emotional! While not actually on my shelf, it is a fantastic, emotional roller-coaster.
A book whose ending you dislike
I hate it when books end on cliff-hangers, perhaps because the author intends to pick up the pen with a sequel, or because they’re not sure how to end it. I can’t think of a book I’ve read recently which ended with disappointment for the reader, but I have certainly read my fair share of poorly ended books!
A book you wish had illustrations
I really like fairy-tale retellings, so I would love it if something like ‘Bitter Greens’ by Kate Forsyth or ‘The Bloody Chamber’ by Angela Carter had illustrations. Their covers are so beautiful, so any illustrations would be appreciated!
A book or genre you love reading when it’s raining
I really like reading old favourites when it’s raining. When I’m stuck inside because of the weather, I like feeling nostalgic curled up with my favourite classic or childhood book. So I would say something like ‘Jamaica Inn’ by Daphne Du Maurier. If you haven’t read it before, I really recommend checking it out!
That was really fun! If you don’t do tags, no worries, but I hope you enjoy doing the post if you end up doing it 🙂
Do you have any thoughts about the books I’ve included? Are many of them on your own shelves? Which would you like to add? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments!