It’s book tag time! I wasn’t actually tagged, but saw this posted on The Bibliophagist Reviews and thought it looked like a lot of fun. It’s short and simple, which is my favourite type of tag.
I’m not sure who originally created this tag, but if you do please let me know so I can give them credit. 🙂
1. Find a book for each of your initials.
J – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
C – Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran
A – Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
2. Count your age along your bookshelf – what book is it?
The 30th book on my shelf is The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli.
3. A book set in your city/country.
I’m currently in Mexico and have just realized that I don’t have any YA books set in Mexico on my TBR, well except for Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall. Why is that? A quick Google search also brought up only a few others. So, I would love any recommendations of YA books set in this beautiful country. They can even be in Spanish, I could use the practice!
4. A book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to.
One day I would like to visit Egypt. The country has been on my bucket list for ages. I’ve been fascinated with its history and archeology since I was little. I was always the kid who got excited about school field trips to the museum and would spend all of my free time in the ancient Egypt section looking at the mummies and various artefacts. I actually began my undergrad studies in archeology (I originally wanted to become an Egyptologist) before switching to history.
5. A book that’s your favourite colour.
This colour just makes my heart so happy! ❤
6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
I don’t usually re-read books, but Persuasion by Jane Austen is my absolute favourite! I always go back to it when I’m feeling upset about something. I never grow bored of it and I’ve read it at least a dozen times. There’s always something knew to discover that I missed the last time I read it. It was also the book that got me into all things Austen, so I adore it even more because of that!
7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
So, there have been many books that I’ve had a hard time reading. My most recent was From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon. I just couldn’t get into it or connect with the characters. It broke my heart because I really enjoyed reading the author’s debut, When Dimple Met Rishi.
8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?
I don’t think there is one book in particular that would feel like a big accomplishment to finish. Instead, I think actually reading the books that I have on my TBR and having it shrink a bit would be a big deal. I currently have 158 books on my Goodreads TBR. Many of them are sitting on my shelves or on my iPad unread and that kind of makes me sad.