Thanks to A Little Bookish a Little A Writerly for the Tag! I haven’t done a tag in a while so lets just jump right in.
Pure Paradise – A book that was pure perfection
Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes
Me Before You is a you is a contemporary romance novel that follows Lou Clarke a young woman who has lost her way in the world and is struggling to find her path. When she looses her job and is desperate for money she becomes a carer for quadriplegic man Will. Will is a former international business man and before his accident loved life and lived it to the max. Will and Lou come together in a way which is both funny and heart breaking I would recommend this book to everyone who has a heart beating in their chest. To read my original review click here and to read my update on the upcoming movie click here.
Sweet Pea – A romance/contemporary you really enjoyed
You Had Me at Hello by Mhairi McFarlane
You Had Me at Hello is probably my favourite contemporary romance novel. The book is set in both the past and the present following two best friends who meet at university and as the reader we know there is an event, a falling out that separates them at the end of their third year. Mean while in the present day the two friends bump into each other when one of them moves back to the country after emigrating to America with his now wife. Their lives re-connect and old feelings and resentments come back to the surface once more.
I have never wanted two characters to get together more than these two knowing their back story by reading about their time at university. I was so attached the characters and really cared about what happened to them. A real A* contemparary.
Fresh Strawberries – A book you really enjoyed that came out this year
After You by Jojo Moyes
After You is the sequel to Me Before You and and follows Lou after the events in book 1. It follows her journey and her process in coping after all that happened in Me Before You. (My best attempt at spoiler free)
Warm Vanilla – A character and/or book that made you feel all warm inside
The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis
Reading this book is like reading about an old friend or a memory, or returning home after a long trip. It’s so familiar but I’ll still read it forever.
I’m currently taking part in the Problem of Susan challenge to read more about it click here.
Paris Amour – A couple you majorly ship together
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Outlander is book 1 in this epic time travel adventure series where married, 1945 nurse travels back in time and meets Highlander Jamie Fraser… If you haven’t read Outlander yet or seen the show Jamie and Claire are perfect for you shippers out there.
Dancing Waters – A book that takes place on the beach/ the perfect beach read
On the Island by Tracy Garvis Graves
On the Island is about teacher in her early thirties who is employed to tutor a student who has been out of school with cancer. The boy who is now in remission, and teacher are to go away for the summer and catch him up for school for his senior year.
Well, the plane crashes and everyone dies but teacher and pupil. For years they are stuck on a desert island together until one day boy becomes a man.
This book deals with some uncomfortable themes and you think the teacher student relationship is going to be awkward and hard to read about. This is one of my favourite contemporaries, I would definitely recommend reading watching the relationship of these characters develop and grow over the years is really interesting and heartbreaking.
I Heart Cake (and Books) – Your favorite book
It’s always hard as a reader to say THIS is my favourite book, I rate this above all the others and it is true when asked this question I could give you a list as long as your arm of my favourite books. But if I have to say, my favourite book is probably Summer in February by Jonathan Smith. It is the true story of a artist colony that existed in the 1930’s. The colony had members such as Laura and Harold Knight, and A.J Munnings who painted the picture of the cover of the book. The focus of the book is the woman in picture a young woman called Florence Carter-Wood a painter who came to the colony with her brother. She was the first wife of A.J Munnings and a subject he found hard to talk of in later life. The story is a love story, between Florance, A.J and A.J’s best friend Captain Gilbert Evans. It ‘s also a story of art, passion and a time when war was looming in the shadow of the sun.
To read my Film Review of Summer in February
Winter Candy Apple – A book set during Christmas or winter
Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
Winter’s Tale is a magical realism novel set in New York the novel is a love letter too New York as well as being a really beautiful story.
Beautiful Day – A book with an unusual / interesting / appealing setting
The Harry Potter World
With the teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them dropping a couple of days ago and Harry Potter Mania rearing its head again – I don’t think I could do this tag without mention the Harry Potter Universe.
Dazzling Diamonds – A beautiful cover
Uprooted by Noami Novik
I got this book as a birthday present and as my birthday was yesterday I haven’t had time to read it yet! The cover is stunning, it is gold embossed and gorgeous. From what I know Uprooted is a stand alone, fairy tale esk novel about dragons. Can’t wait to get too it!
Hope you enjoyed this Tag.
Here are my Tag-ees…
Today I am tagging some of my new followers thanks for the follows guys.
Abbie Lu Cafe Book Bean
Charley Charleigh the Warrior
Bree The Literary Hellion
Tash Glitterful Thoughts