It’s officially that time of year when you can say that Christmas is next week. I don’t know if that’s awesome, or if it’s scary, but it’s true! We’re over halfway through Blogmas, and December, and time to do everything you want to do before the holiday elapses is running out quickly. I decided to take a break from all things festive and do a good ol’ non-Christmassy tag that I found on The Terror of Knowing, created by Zuky.
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Zeus | Your Favourite Book
I have a lot of books that I whimsically declare as favourites: Harry Potter, The BFG, City of Ghosts, Six of Crows to name but a few. The book I always return to and always say is my actual favourite is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Hera | A badass female character
I mean Inej and Nina from Six of Crows are both pretty badass, as is Lila Bard from Shades of Magic. There are so many badass female characters coming about now which is really nice to read about.
Janus | Your favourite debut(s)
A Study in Scarlet was Conan Doyle’s debut novel, and introduced us all to Sherlock Holmes. He is probably my favourite classics writer and Holmes is one of my favourite characters too.
Athena | Your favourite non-fiction book
I have read a few awesome non-fiction books that I have loved recently, and was thinking about putting Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime as my favourite, but I can’t ignore the impact that reading Col. Chris Hadfield’s An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth had on me.
Aphrodite | A book your adore and recommend everyone read
If I am being honest, I don’t recommend that many books really. I do rep V E Schwab and Leigh Bardugo in YA circles, but I am quite bad at actually recommending books. That said, I do think everyone should read both To Kill a Mockingbird and An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.
Hades | An evil book you wish didn’t exist
I have never read anything that I detested and finished quite as much as reading American Psycho. It was horrible in every sense of the word and was a book I only finished to say I had finished it. I would be extremely pleased if it didn’t exist at all.
Poseidon | A beautiful and ground breaking book
For me, one of the most beautifully put together and narrated books that I have experienced in a long while was Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. As a comedian, his narration and timing, as well as his written word is hysterically funny, however, his story and his past are both heart and ground breaking and so far from my own.
Apollo | A beautiful book cover
I really love the cover of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. Seeing it on the shelf every time I went into my local book store was 90% of the reason that I bought the book. It’s simple and stunning and I had to have it.
Hypnos | A books so boring you almost fell asleep
I really don’t get The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I couldn’t actually get through the physical book so listened to the e-book and found it boring and long (which in itself is incredible considering how short the book actually is).
Hermes | A book you sped through
I read quickly, so if I am being honest I speed through a lot of books, but most recently I devoured Christmas at the Palace by Jeevani Charika. I picked it up just before midnight and when I put it down finished I realised 4hrs had passed and I really should sleep.
Please consider yourself tagged! I’d love to see what answers you put!