Originally Posted: May 13th 2017
Hello fellow bookworms 📖 originally I planned to do a Book Talk today, but I must admit that I have not been feeling in the mood to do one at all, hence why I am now doing a Book Tag! It’s the My Life in Books Tag, which was created by someone called Dani on Books, but sadly her channel does not exist any longer.
1. Find a book for each of your initials
- C 📖 arry On
- A 📖 Monster Calls
- R 📖 ed Queen
- O 📖 bsidian
- L 📖 ooking for Alaska
- I 📖 nkheart
- N 📖 ight Study
2. Count your age along your book shelf- which book is it?
📖 21 Years = Hexenfluch [Witch Curse] (Lynn Raven)
I counted this along my big bookshelf at home and not the one at university, as I am currently at home. However, I am going to look up the 21st book at uni as well. Hexenfluch is a German Fantasy Romance book by one of my favorite authors and sadly not translated. I really loved the book (5 Stars) and have to reread it sometime in the future!
3. Pick a book set in your country
📖 Germany – The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
There are hardly any books set in Germany and most of those who do exist take place during WW2. In general, there is a great lack of YA books set in Europe, everything only ever takes place in the US. The Book Thief is one of those set in WW2 and I actually do have it on my shelves since picking it up from a used book store. I am hoping to get to it very soon, as I have heard nothing but good Reviews and find the narrative style (as far as I know Death is the narrator) interesting. There is also a movie out that I can watch afterwards!
4. Pick a book that represents a destination you would love to travel to
📖 Paris – Anna and the French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins)
It pains me to say that I have never been to Paris, even though I desperately want to. I have been to France a few short times, but never Paris. I did plan a trip years back but had to cancel it, because a friend could not come. Ever since I really want to go there, munch croissants, visit the Louvre and take nice pictures on top of the Eiffel Tower. However, I have no intention to actually read the book, not even for Paris.
5. Pick a book that’s your favorite color
📖 Green – Emerald Green (Kerstien Gier)
I am an avid lover of the color green (even though blue is very nice as well) and in my opinion there are not enough green books. Emerald Green however, is a green book and it would be truly shocking if it would be anything but green. (Emerald is also my favorite gemstone, probably because it’s green) It’s the third book in the Precious Stone Trilogy by Kerstin Gier, one of my favorite authors.
6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
📖 Red Queen (Victoria Aveyard) 📖 Born at Midnight (C.C. Hunter) 📖 Obsidian (Jennifer L. Armentrout)
I do have fond memories of all these books, as sometimes I can so clearly remember when I read them. • I did start Red Queen on January 25th 2016 after I had successfully finished my three written exams and had some free time, as I was waiting for someone else. It was a marvelous time as I head over heels fell for this book and immediately ate the sequel. • I read Obsidian 3 years ago when I first borrowed it from a friend. We had two free periods and snuggled up in the school library to do a reading party. I had such a fun time at this first and only reading party I ever had. • Almost 3 years ago as well, I did read the Shadow Falls Series and also fell for it so hard. Reading the books (only the first three though) genuinely made me happy and honestly got me through some sadness. The series really meant the world to me back then.
7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
📖 The Raven Boys (Maggie Stiefvater)
While I really loved the book series, I always had trouble getting into the books. I think it may have to do with the writing style which sometimes was a bit hard for me to read and comprehend. That does not mean that the style is bad or anything, I just find it a bit difficult to get through at times. However, once I had worked to getting into it, my reading usually flowed smoother and quicker.
8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?
📖 City of Lost Souls & City of Heavenly Fire (Cassandra Clare)
I did recently finished a book that made me feel very accomplished, which was the Black Prism a HUGE adult book. Apart from that I had to think a while to come up with a new answer. The only two books that come to mind are the last books in the Mortal Instruments Series. Both are huge and I will feel accomplished once I finally finish this series. I have grown apart from it a bit, after watching the TV Show which I like so much more and really disliking the author.