I love to read.
I have to admit, I did start to get a little lazy with reading books a couple of years ago. I had two jobs and I spent my spare time with friends or reading magazines and blogs. Yet I kept seeing bloggers show off their book collections and detailing their reading challenges – and I thought I could do that.
I haven’t got very far with my book challenge so far – my own fault really, I decided to start with a newborn baby! – but these past few weeks, I’ve been getting through books like wildfire.
I’m not a book snob, far from it – I’ll give anything a go once. So, although I have plenty of books to read both on my actual and my Kindle bookshelves, I was wondering what your favourite books were – and maybe, just maybe, I’ll add them to my to-read pile for this challenge. I’ve also joined a book club – if any of you own a Kindle and are interested, you can find more information here.
Are you an avid reader? Let me know your favourite reads. Also, you can add me on GoodReads too, if you have an account.
5. Beneath The Rainbow by Lisa Shambrook
This book is a brilliant read, it had me crying in
parts, smiling in others. It was recommended to
me by the authors daughter (a fellow blogger)
when I had just got my Kindle and I’m glad I
downloaded it. As you watch Freya’s family try
to get on with their lives after her death through
her eyes, you get drawn in to each character and
find yourself hoping for the best for all of them.
1. Post these rules
2. Post a photo of your favourite book cover
3. Answer the questions below
4. Tag a few people to answer them too
5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them you’ve tagged them
6. Make sure you tell the person who tagged you that you’ve taken part!
Not the most high-brow of books but as you can see from the state of this, it is a must-loved book – never got the Nectar points though as I picked this up in a charity shop, haha!
What are you reading right now?
‘Hitlers Demons’ on the Kindle by Helena P Schrader. I’m not usually one for books based around the time of the World Wars but this is an interesting read. Expect a review when I’m finished.
Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?
I have plenty of books on my Kindle (free and paid for) plus I’ve got Catching Fire, Mockingjay, Woman In Black, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes…come on, you’ve seen the pile!
What 5 books have you always wanted to read but haven’t got round to?
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens – I even own this!
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee – ditto!
Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
Dracula by Bram Stoker (another I own!)
The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
What magazines do you have in your bathroom/lounge right now?
Glamour, Company, Cosmopolitan, Your Home
What’s the worst book you’ve ever read?
Lord Of The Flies by William Golding. Maybe because we had to read it for school, but it was so boring!
What book seems really popular but you actually hated?
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Sorry, I just couldn’t get into it!
What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone?
The Time Travellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Certainly kept me gripped.
What are your 3 favourite poems?
Remember by Christina Rossetti
Elvis’ Twin Sister by Carol Ann Duffy
A Bird In The House by Elizabeth Jennings
Where do you usually get your books?
I have a Kindle so Amazon plays a huge part in my collection. However, if I really want the paper copy of a book, I’ll buy it anywhere – Amazon, Play, Ebay, Waterstones, charity shops.
Where do you usually read your books?
On the sofa, in bed, in the bath, in the car.
When you were little, did you have any particular reading habits?
My Dad used to read to me every night – that’s about it.
What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Predictable, I know.
Have you ever “faked” reading a book?
Nope, not even if I hated it.
Have you ever bought a book just because you liked the cover?
Only The Goddess Guide by Gisele Scanlon – and what a find that was!
What was your favourite book when you were a child?
Any Roald Dahl or Enid Blyton – especially her stories about the magic, faraway tree.
What book changed your life?
The Harry Potter series. Although I loved reading anyway, J K Rowlings characters definitely cemented that for me.
What is your favourite passage from a book?
I don’t think I have a favourite.
What book has no one heard about but should read?
Never Buried by Edie Claire
What 3 books are you an “evangelist” for?
Lucy In The Sky by Paige Toon
The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie
What is your favourite classic book?
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I have read it numerous times!
5 other notable mentions?
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Killing Floor by Lee Child
Hard Girls by Martina Cole
The Railway Children by E Nesbit
Any of the Harry Potter series
What are your favourite books? Link me up if you complete this tag!
I don’t really have any!
What are your favourite books by a first-time author?
I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk
What are your top five favourite authors?
J K Rowling