A big thanks to Riddhi @ Whispering Stories for tagging me in this. This is my first time doing a tag and I am so excited! She is an awesome blogger and if you head over to her blog, you’d know that I am right about it!
Okay, without further ado, let’s do this!
- Lysandra: A book with a cover change you loved
Normal People by Sally Rooney – Although I listened to the audiobook, it was different from the actual one. I loved the minimalistic design on it as I am a sucker for simple stuff.
- Abraxos: A book that’s better on the inside than it looks on the outside
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman – I picked this book up for some light reading. I did not go into the book with any expectations at all. However, it turned out to be very good. Okay, I am biased about the cover thing. It is yellow and I am not really a fan of that colour. 😜 Otherwise, I loved the content.
- Erilea: A series with great world-building
The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling – Kudos to JK Rowling for building the whole wizarding world and Hogwarts. When I was younger, it became my own little escape place.
- Rifthold: A book that combines genre
Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas – This book covers bildungsroman and adventure fiction. Sarah J. Maas beautifully intricates the two genres together and creates a beautiful story that shows the background of Selena Kyle and the origin of Catwoman.
- Damaris: A book based on/inspired by a myth/legend
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare – As a student of Literature, I have had read a fair of of works by Shakespeare. Most of them include references to mythology and legends. However, the one that I liked best is the touch of classical Greek mythology in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare does a good job of using classical elements as Theseus and Hippolyta in the drama.
- Kaltain Rompier: A book with an unexpected twist
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie – I feel like every Agatha Christie book provides that. However, if I am to choose one, it would be The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by the same author. I love reading detective fiction and after all the books I’ve had read, I did not see that twist coming!
- Assassin’s Keep: A book with an unreliable narrator
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie – Don’t want to give any spoilers, but if you read the story, you’d know what I am saying. 😉
- Asterin Blackbeak: A book that’s got SQUAD GOAL
The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling – No doubt! I know I know that it is not a book but a series but can you really blame me? Nothing can beat the Golden Trio.
- Terrasen: A book that feels like home
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling – Oh boy! I feel like opting for the Harry Potter series again. However, if I have to choose one book, then it would be Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Hogwarts has always felt like a home to me.
- Aelin Ashryver Galathynius: A book with the power to destroy you
The Lightkeeper’s Daughter by Jean E. Pendziwol– I normally do not reread books, but I know that if I do, this one will destroy me again. When I was reading it, especially at the end, I could feel the emotions exuding from the pages. The author is amazing with words and I cannot wait to read more of her works.
- Manon Blackbeak: A book that intimidated you
Dracula by Bram Stoker- I mean, is this surprising? 😆 I do not read many horror stories so my tolerance for this genre is very low.
- Rowan Whitethorn: A book that makes you swoon
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks- It is the first-ever romantic novel I have read years ago. And it has still managed to be one of my favourites. The book talks to us about true love, destiny and trust – all of which are important for any relationship.
- Chaol Westfall: A book that challenged you to see things differently
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – the book highlights the struggles of mental health. It is a semi-autobiographical model and is known to tell the story of the author’s life. It definitely made me more aware of the psychological struggles of a person and how individuals deal with them in their own way.
- Fleetfoot: A book that you received as a gift
The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol – The ending was so unexpected that it wrecked me. 😢 I loved it. And I cannot wait to read more of the author’s work. Love, relationships, betrayal – this book covers everything in the story.
- Eye of Elena: A book you found right when you needed it
Theodore Boone: The Accused by John Grisham- Okay. I don’t really remember when I read it, but I feel like it perfectly fits this point. The book shows how a teenage boy named Theo uncovers a crime and help the elders catch the culprit, all the while being suspected for the crime.
- Dorian: A book that is secretly magical
License to Live by Priya Kumar- I picked up this book at a friend’s house and started reading when I was bored. I did not even realise that I’d end up liking it. I do believe that every book is secretly magical in their own way. However, if I am to choose one, I’d pick this because frankly, I did not expect much from it and it still managed to blow away my mind.
I tag (I took a leaf out of Riddhi‘s book and thought that it’d be great to tag people who read and/or loved the Throne of Glass series, according to their blog. If anyone has already done the tag or does not want to do it at all, feel free to skip it!):
Lastly, if you are not tagged but still want to do this tag, just go for it. Do not forget to mention it to me, so that I can get some good recommendations from your post. 🥰