Hello bibliophiles! How is everything going?
Trying to organise that never-ending TBR?
Ah that’s the life.
This is my first non book review post wohooo! And perhaps my blog seemed a bit formal with all the book reviews so I am excited to use this to break the ice and
show my wild side.
An update on what’s happening with my blog: It’s been a lot of book reviews but I also want to have more engaging and relatable posts too! Thus, I am going start doing a lot of book tags and some creative book recommendations posts so do look out for that!
I saw this book tag in many blogs and thought I’d try it out as a good way to introduce myself! Let’s not dawdle and just dive right in:
favourite book of all time ❤
The worst thing you can ask a bibliophile to do is narrow down to a favourite book.
It would cause much heartache, sadness and betrayal. But here, I bravely whittled the list down to these 3 titles.
All The Light We Cannot See & Lovely War – What both these books have in common are the emotions infused in the story. I laughed (especially in Lovely War), I bawled, I cooed. Doerr and Berry excelled in drawing me into the story with the diverse and well-explored characters. I loved it.
Keeper of the Lost Cities – Do I need to go on and on about how it is not only the action-packed and imaginative books that captured my heart, but also about the community I found from it? Whether is it finding like-minded and obsessed people like me on Wattpad, on fandoms, to making friends in my life because of this series… KOTLC has definitely expanded my social circle, which now has passionate people I am so thankful for. (and also KEEFE KEEFE KEEFE – yes I know you are getting Silveny vibes)
favourite book five years ago 🐤
Phew… that was so long ago! Finding Serendipity is a beautiful story about a girl and her dog, finding her mum and in the midst of that, learning about writing and words. It is very heartwarming and a booky book too (you know what I mean?)!
favourite series 📚
I’m such a sucker for book series (is that plural?). The suspense (especially when waiting for eternity between the release dates), the seemingly never ending story which ends too fast…
Of course my favourite had to be The Lunar Chronicles. Marissa Meyer has already chained this series to my heart. It is essentially a fractured fairytale but the plot and the characters so complex and intriguing! I literally cannot profess my love for this series enough so if you haven’t read it, please I beg you, please go.
You will love our strong determined and surprising characters and be hooked.
CINDER, my self-conscious yet determined mechanic.
SCARLET, my badass softie red coat/cape/cloth girl.
CRESS, my socially awkward but big brain tech whiz.
WINTER, my crazy (literally) yet persistent heartbreaker.
And of course IKO, my precious IKO: “Prince Kai! Check my fan, I think I’m overheating.”
last book you’ve read 🙌
This was my latest book I finished from an author not foreign to me at all! Laurie Halse Anderson first touched my life with her novel Speak which is the portrayal of the immense mental suffering Melinda, a student who got raped. From there I progressed to reading her other novels which bravely and empathetically address many taboo issues.
Catalyst is about Kate Malone who is seen as “perfect but deep down there are 2 sides of her. One that everyone sees and one that they don’t. This is until her world seemingly falls apart. As always, Anderson captured me with her words and I felt the writing was excellent! However, I felt that I wasn’t able to connect much with Kate which was a pity as she would be someone I could deeply resonate with.
last poetry book you read ✏️
I hardly read poetry until recently, one of them was Caged Bird by Maya Angelou. It deeply moved me, even at first without analysing it and realising how beautifully it was crafted with so many literary devices and the message behind it. Definitely a poem you should check out if you haven’t!
what book most influenced your life?🤩
Educated made me ponder about many things. Perspective, education and what we view as “normal”. It is also such an empowering memoir about a determined woman entering the “real” world.
book that made you ugly cry 💧
The Book Thief has such endearing characters I got extremely attached to, especially our protagonist Liesel. She experiences real moments of loneliness, sees great evil and has a love for reading. Throughout the book are little touching moments of love between the characters portrayed in different ways which made me melt. And also countless tissue-grabber ones.
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO EXPRESS MY EMOTIONS FOR THIS BOOK WITHOUT SPOILING. LET ME JUST RANT ABOUT THE CHARACTERS. HANS HUBERMANN IS SO SWEET MY LIFE AND RUDY awwwww.
book that made you laugh 😺
This was my childhood!!!! I don’t really read funny books haha but I definitely remember erupting at all the pranks played by the girls in Malory Towers on their teachers. Good old Mam’zelle Dupont! (Remember the magnet hairpin trick??? and writing OY in pink chalk on the teacher’s chair??? Anyone???Educated made me ponder about many things. Perspective, education and what we view as “normal”. It is also such an empowering memoir about a determined woman entering the “real” world.
books so good you dreamt about it 😴
I don’t really dream but I do constantly think of what will happen after Legacy in Unlocked! Shannon Messenger is really mean with the cliffhangers.
book you dnf-ed 😥
I feel a certain obligation to finish all books I start. The authors probably put a lot of effort in! So I haven’t rarely DNF. I would go with the thought of it perhaps getting better or how if we don’t ready “bad” books, the “good” books will be less amazing.
what book are you most excited to read?😜
I’ve heard loads about The Midnight Library by Matt Haig! And it features books! And the storyline sounds so intriguing! I can’t wait for this to come into my mailbox.
I would love to know some of your answers to this!! What are your favourite books? And what you are most hyped up for? (Also if anyone know who started this tag, please let me know so I can credit them!)
If you haven’t done this, consider yourself TAGGED by me! (especially fellow book blog newbies!) Thanks for reading!