A to Z Book Tag

Hello everyone! I was tagged by the lovely Meeghan @Meeghan reads and bakes to do this, so I hope you enjoy! There are a lot of questions, so I’ve done my best to keep the answers short.

The original creator of this tag is Jamie @The Perpetual Page Turner.


AUTHOR YOU’VE READ THE MOST BOOKS FROM

This is actually quite difficult… maybe Raine Thomas, or Quinn Loftis? They both write fun fantasy romances and I went through a real phase of them. I still reread them from time-to-time when I feel like just doing some light reading.

BEST SEQUEL EVER

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas- one of the rare times that the second book in a series is the best book.

Wow (from Strong Woman Do Bong Soon)

CURRENTLY READING

Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness- a companion/sequel to the All Souls trilogy.

E-READER OR PHYSICAL BOOK:

Physical books (with the exception of books with embarrassing covers, or when I’m travelling).

FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU WOULD HAVE DATED IN HIGH SCHOOL

To be honest, no one? Haha. I’m currently in high school and well, don’t feel like dating anyone because have you met most 17-18 year old boys? Plus, like, exams and stuff. But in the future… 😉

Shrug (Meryl Streep @Golden Globe Awards)

GLAD YOU GAVE THIS BOOK A CHANCE

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry– it was the first mysterious, gothic historical fiction I ever read, but this is now my favourite type of historical fiction. Also, fun fact: an extract from this book showed up in a mock English exam I took last week so that’s fun.

HIDDEN GEM

The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker- a golem, a djinni, a beautiful historic setting, and truly gorgeous writing.

IMPORTANT MOMENT IN YOUR READING LIFE

My mum introduced me to the Rainbow Magic series when I was 5 or something and well, that’s where the love started.

Revelations (from Harry Potter)

JUST FINISHED

Perfume by Patrick Süskind- 5 stars.

KIND OF BOOKS YOU WON’T READ

Anything with lots of spiders, especially if it is horror. I’m also not a fan of mysteries.

LONGEST BOOK YOU’VE READ

Hmm… probably a GOT book.

Big book (from Harry Potter)

MAJOR BOOK HANGOVER BECAUSE OF

A COURT OF MIST AND FURY. Really bad book hangover, and not just the first time I read it either…

NUMBER OF BOOKCASES YOU OWN

2

counting (from Aladdin)

ONE BOOK YOU’VE READ MULTIPLE TIMES

Harry Potter? I feel like that’s a pretty obvious and it’s probably the one I have reread the most, but I reread books quite a lot.

PREFERRED PLACES TO READ

My bed.

A QUOTE THAT INSPIRES YOU/GAVE YOU ALL THE FEELS FROM A BOOK

“Or maybe a person is just made up of a lot of people,” I say. “Maybe we’re accumulating these new selves all the time.” – Jandy Nelson, I’ll Give You the Sun

All the emotions (from SEVENTEEN's VERY NICE)

READING REGRET

Hmm well I usually don’t regret reading bookbecause I just DNF them, but I did read one book (Silver by Chris Wooding) and regretted it because of the bug-filled nightmares it gave me.

SERIES YOU’VE STARTED AND NEED TO FINISH

The Illuminae Files series by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff! I’ve read both books 1 and 2, so I only need to read Obsidio to finish it.

THREE OF YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE BOOKS

I’ll stick to standalones like Meeghan did, otherwise this question would be way to difficult: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

Fangirling (from Her Private Life)

UNAPOLOGETIC FANGIRL FOR

Anything Sarah J. Maas ever writes? (Maybe not quite, but I do really love her books. They are just such a good time!)

VERY EXCITED FOR THIS RELEASE

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern! She hasn’t published anything since The Night Circus, so I’m very excited.

WORST BOOKISH HABITS

Buying books at a much faster rate than I read them…

Bad behaviour (from FRIENDS)

X MARKS THE SPOT! START AT THE TOP OF YOUR BOOKSHELF AND PICK THE 27TH BOOK

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden- one I haven’t read, but am really looking forward to!

YOUR LATEST BOOK PURCHASE

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He- my pre-order arrived whilst I was in the middle of writing this post!

ZZZ-SNATCHER: THE LAST BOOK THAT KEPT YOU UP WAY TOO LATE

I haven’t done this in a while (it’s TV that usually keeps me up late) so I really don’t know.

Sleepy (from Monsters Inc)

Okay so I tag Adele @BookishDella and The Orang-Utan Librarian. Don’t do it if you don’t want to, of course, but it was a pretty fun and easy post to do!

Happy reading everyone, Keira x.

P.S. What books do you guys refuse to read?

My Name in TBR Books Tag

Hey everyone! I was tagged to do this by the lovely Clo @Book Dragons and it’s such a short and sweet tag that I decided to do it to give myself a break from studying! I will admit that finding a book for “r” was a lot harder than I had expected… and I actually ended up buying a new book for it (even though I have a TBR of about 100 books none of the begin with R somehow), but in the end it all worked out fine! Anyway, the tag is pretty simple, you just spell out your name (in my case ‘KEIRA’) in books you have on your TBR!


King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (A new book set in the popular Grishaverse.)

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (A YA contemporary novel about a webcomic writer.)

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (The auto-biography co-written with Christina Lamb of the girl who shot in the head by the Taliban and lived to tell the tale.)

Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang (A history book about the rape of Chinese civilians by Japanese soldiers in 1937.)

And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness & Rowina Cai (A beautifully illustrated book about whales in a war against men.)


And that’s it! Could you spell your name in TBR books? If you feel like doing this tag, feel free to do so and leave me a link so I can check out your post! In the meantime, I’m going to tag Adele @BookishDella because well idk, you’re the first person who came to mind without an absolutely impossible name 🙂

Happy reading, Keira x.

Winter Wonderland Book Tag

Hi everyone and welcome to day 10 of A Very Posty December! Today we’ve finished off the last of the GOT7 posts and I figured it was a good time to bring back some festive spirit with a wintry book tag! Enjoy.


#1: What book is so happy and sweet it warms your heart?

Okay… but is there really another answer?


#2: What’s your favourite book with a white cover?

This book (obviously) has a predominantly white cover. It was also one of the most heart-shattering and heart-warming books I have ever read and thrives in the paradox. 

Reading this book is not simply absorbing a new world, but embarking on an emotional journey in which you can be tossed around my hurricanes, spat out hundreds of miles away by tornadoes and drowned by tsunamis the size of large skyscrapers. 

If you were to only read five contemporary books in your entire life, this should definitely be one of them. 


#3: You’re sitting in a nice, comfortable chair with a cup of tea. What monster book are you reading?

I don’t even know anything about Sarah J. Maas’ next book, but I know that I really want to read it… and given the length of her recent books it may well be a monster book!

To be fair, I might still be a bit in denial that the Throne of Glass series has ended… I’ve been reading that for a good 4 or 5 years and it’s all over….. 😦

I wonder what she has in store for us next…


#4: It’s snowing outside and you decide to have a snowball fight. What fictional character do you want to have this snowball fight with?

Hagrid is the personification of the gentle giant… in book character form. Having a snowball fight with him would be a blast and he would definitely know where all the best spots were!


#5: Sadly, your campfire is dying. What last few chapters of a book would you throw in the fire to revive it and keep yourself warm?

There are not words to describe how much I hate this book. Forget the last few chapters, the entire thing can be sacrificed for my warmth (or at least given away so I never have to look at it again, because I don’t support book burning).


#6: What book do you love so much that you would buy another copy of it to give someone as a gift to inspire them to start reading?

To be fair, this might not be the best book for someone who is starting to get into reading, as it is written in a very lyrical way, which can slow down the pace of the story a bit. That being said, it’s an absolute masterpiece and I love it, so I decided to include it anyways!


#7: Who do you tag?

Okay, so I’m going to tag Kat, Bianca, Vicky, Fadwa and The Orang-utan Librarian, but if you want to do this tag, feel free to do so and link back to me so that I can read your post! Equally if I’ve tagged you, don’t feel that you have to do the tag!


And that’s it! Did you enjoy? Let me know by leaving a comment… I love hearing from you guys. Happy reading, Keira x.