book tag

-| I Dare You Book Tag |-

So I first saw this over on Between the Pages blog and I really wanted to give it a go.

Let’s jump right in…




I still don’t know how I haven’t read any Sherlock Holmes yet! This beautiful edition is volume 1 but I still just don’t seem to pick it up. Maybe I should make that my priority next month!

Current: Into The Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
Last: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (Yes I finally finished it!)
Next: The Weight of Shadows by Karl Holton



I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes.
Ok, I wouldn’t say I hated this book I absolutely loved the premise of it. However, it took me over a year to finish this book! It’s 900 pages long and I found it so slow paced, it just couldn’t keep me interested. As you can see from the cover it’s being sold as “The only thriller you need to read this year” (2013).
It has an average rating of 4.25 from 103,963 ratings, yet I only gave it 2 stars…


The Girls by Emma Cline.
I bought this up a few years ago, I think it has something to do with the girls in the Manson family, I’m not completely sure. It’s not my usual genre which I think is the reason that it remains untouched on my bookcase. I’d be interested to know if you have read this and if you think it’s worth me giving it a go.

Probably any Margaret Atwood book, I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m saving these for retirement, however I know that realistically it’s going to be a long time before I get to these books (especially as The Blind Assassin is as big as a doorstop).

Do people actually read the last page first, like is this is a real thing?

I personally don’t read these, however I wouldn’t say it’s a waste of ink as I believe it means a lot for the authors.

Detective Robert Hunter, if you’ve been here a while then you will know that I absolutely love this series, however it is not for the faint hearted! I would love to be able to delve into the minds of criminals, what makes this series stand out from others is that these are the most depraved and brutal murders you will probably ever read about.
This definitely won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but it fascinates me so much!

These books were passed down to me from my Great Uncle Henry, they are beautiful and I would love to be able to read them one day.

Probably the same answer as above, I normally just buy my own books second hand or I’m given them as presents.

I gave my Nan some books while she was in hospital for a long time and she is no longer here now, she would only read ones that I had read to make sure that they weren’t too gruesome as I would only read Crime and Thrillers at that time.



I would probably have to say A Game of Thrones as it took me 4 months to get through (I finally finished it last week), I took it everywhere with me just to try and read a chapter every now and then.



Definitely The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood. I enjoy books a lot more when I can read them at my leisure rather then being required to read them. I was also required to read Of Mice and Men in school as well, I wonder if I would enjoy that now.

If I can buy my books used then I always will, not only is it cheaper (and I wouldn’t be able to fund my habit otherwise) but I also love the idea that when we have finished with our books they can find new homes, that is why I donate the books that I unhaul.

I’ve read these two so far and I have to say that Inferno is definitely my favourite of the two, I recently picked up The Da Vinci Code as well as Angels and Demons second hand so I’m hoping to get to them soon.

I read this book during the reading rush for the challenge of reading a book and watching the movie adaptation and being honest I was a little underwhelmed by the book. I’m hoping that the next book Silence of the Lambs is better as I really enjoy that movie.

Honestly I don’t have an answer for this.

My friend Beth, we always recommend and share books with each other.

I just finished the audiobook for this and I absolutely loved it! I think I went into this book secretly wanting to not like it and just say that it was a over-hyped book. That was not the case, I was so consumed that I cried like an absolute baby at the end of this which I don’t think I’ve ever done before. I definitely recommend the audiobook for this as I really felt like Evelyn was telling me her story.

I tag anyone who wants to do this tag! Some questions were pretty difficult and really made me think hard for an answer but it was a lot of fun.

See you in the next one…

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