A week or so ago I was tagged for the Tell Me About It Book Tag by @Bookleit on Twitter. You can visit her original YouTube post here.
This was a really fun range of questions all about book genres so if you’d like to have a go then feel free to tag yourselves!
- Which genres are the ones you tend to pick up?
My favourite genres are probably Fantasy (YA/Adult), literally anything with magic, fairies, elves, witches and wizards, dragons, mythology – it’s the perfect escapism. My other favourite would probably have to be Historical Mysteries – think along the lines of Robert Langdon or the Scott Mariani books, those historical-type conspiracies where they’re so intricately designed that you could almost believe they’re real.
- Which genres are the ones you’ll pick up but aren’t your favourites?
I’ll happily pick up Science-Fiction, more traditional historical novels and even some types of crime fiction if it is a particular author that I follow.
- Which genres are the ones you’ll never pick up or maybe just a few times a year?
Genres I pick up a few times a year are the self-help style psychology books or memoirs and occasionally I’ll read some of the classics or noteworthy fiction titles from the most recent decades, Man Booker Prize winners etc…
- Which author do you feel you’ll always connect with? *The connection thing is up to your interpretation… it can be the writing style of the author, the plot of his/her books in general, etcetera*
I’ll always connect with anything J.K Rowling, Sarah J Maas and Carlos Ruiz Zafon are my main go-to authors. I’ll read absolutely anything they write because I just love everything about their stories – the plot, the characters, the writing style, everything! 😍
- Which author of one of your favorite genre you can’t connect with? *For example, if your favorite genre is ya fantasy… Which ya fantasy’s author you can’t connect with?*
I don’t know why but both times I’ve tried to read Laini Taylor or Renee Ahdieh, I just haven’t seemed to get to grips with their writing styles or the plots they create. It makes me a little bit sad as I know a lot of people who absolute adore their books.
- Which book or books do you feel are overhyped?
The Shadow and Bone series by Leigh Bardugo I feel was massively overhyped – Alina just outright annoyed me and in no way was I swooning over The Darkling. It just didn’t happen for me. That being said, I couldn’t put the Six of Crows duology down, they were brilliant!
- Which book or books do you feel are underrated?
Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic – I thought this was so beautifully written and really made me want to visit Kotor in Montenegro.
Roar by Cora Carmack – I loved how the different types of weather influenced the magic and I grew really attached to the band of characters.
The Cemetery of Forgotten Books Series by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – I absolutely adore Zafon’s writing. He definitely has a particular style which probably isn’t for everyone but he is one of my go-to authors and I think his books deserve a little bit more airtime than what they’ve received.
Huge thanks to Bookleit for the tag, make sure you stop by her Twitter and YouTube channels!
Enjoy the rest of your week everyone! ☺️
2 thoughts on “#BookTag – Tell Me About It!”
Loved your answers!! I’ve heard Roar before and now I’m definitely putting it in my priorities, thanks for doing it 😉
Thanks for the tag! It was really fun! Hope you enjoy Roar! ☺️