Happy Tuesday Bibliofriends!
This week’s ‘Books As First Dates’ Book Tag comes from @BooksAre42 on Twitter. You should definitely check out their blog as they have some amazing regular content and brilliant reviews.
I had a lot of fun doing this tag as it made me try to think outside the box for books that I normally wouldn’t mention.
This tag was originally created by Alice at Love for Words.
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First and Last – A Book/Series You’ve Read and Enjoyed, But Can’t Bring Yourself to Read Again
The Caraval Series by Stephanie Garber – this series was so brilliant and fun to read but I just feel like I’m done with it now that I know what happens in the end.
With A Friend of My Friend – A Book/Series Someone Recommended to You That Turned Out to Be Different from What You Had Expected
The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth – I didn’t really know what to expect when I read this but I actually found it really enjoyable. I’m not normally a massive dystopian fan but I found this series to be such a gripping story. I think the films kind of spoiled it for me as some elements were good but others were a bit of a let down compared to the books.
Double Date – A Book Whose Sequel You Immediately Had to Read
I remember finishing Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and ordering Crooked Kingdom immediately afterwards. I could not put that series down and the ending practically ripped my heart out.
Let’s Go to The Movies – A Book/Series That Should Be Adapted to The Screen
I recently read Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez and think this would make an incredibly delightful film. I could imagine the Bolivian backdrop being picturesque and spectacular; the weavings and animals could be wonderfully magical as well.
Dreamy Stargazing – A Book That Made You Go Ahhhh And Ohhhh
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas gave me all the feels! I think it’s probably the most swoonworthy book I’ve ever read!
Fun at The Fair – A Book Full of Colors
A slightly different stance on this one. The picture book The Day The Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers is one of my favourite books to teach with. I love the way all of the different colouring crayons are made to have different feelings and personalities.
Amusement Park Adventure – A Book That Was A Rollercoaster
The Descendant of the Crane by Joan He is a book I read recently and in my review I likened the pace of it to that of a rollercoaster. The first half of the book was like going up the steep incline and then the rest of the book is the dramatic drop, loop-the-loop and tunnel all rolled into one. It ends quite sharply too so a rollercoaster seemed the perfect way to describe it.
Picnic with Cherries – A Book Whose Food Descriptions Made You Feel All *Heart Eyes*
Wicked Like A Wildfire by Lana Popovic for all of the bakery references
Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye for the amazing Asian flavours
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal which is all about food and cooking
or the sticky cinnamon buns from Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin.
Trip to The Museum – A Book That Taught You Valuable Stuff
The Secret History of the World by Jonathan Black was incredibly in-depth but had a really interesting take on the esoteric and religious symbology behind the different creation stories of the world. Stephen Fry’s Mythos was also a brilliant insight into Greek mythology.
What would make your Books As First Dates list? Would we be double-dating on any of the above choices? Again thanks so much to @BooksAre42 – check out their Twitter or Blog pages! Feel free to tag yourselves if you haven’t done this tag already and would like to!