As it is a leap year and we have an extra day this month I thought that I would take part in the Leap Year Book Tag which I saw over on Kathryn from Books. Books and more books.
1. An extra day: what is one book that brought a little something extra?
Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) by Jay Kristoff, I didn’t know what to expect from this book but I absolutely loved it! They are unlike anything I’ve ever read before and I really hope that I will find the courage to pick up Darkdawn soon to finish the trilogy.
2. Taking a big leap: what is one book that you are/were afraid to read?
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski this is a pretty daunting book, I’ve been interested in it for so long and I was gifted it for my birthday at the beginning of January and I’m a little scared to actually open it.
3. Every 4 years: what is the 4th book you read this year?
4. 366 days in the year: looking at your 3rd shelf, name the 6th book on that shelf, and name the 6th book after that!
Here is my 1st bookcase ( I have this one and the smaller one next to it) the third shelf down is my favourite series/nordic noir shelf.
The sixth book is Watch Me (Social Media Murders #2) by Angela Clarke and then the sixth book after that is I’m Travelling Alone (Holger Munch & Mia Kruger #1) by Samuel Bjork.
5. Leaping ahead: name 4 books that you want to read by the next leap year [alternative: name something on your bookish bucket list that you want to complete by the next leap year].
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, I’ve recently read Northern Lights and I couldn’t resist picking up this beautiful edition to read the other two books in the trilogy. I remember loving His Dark Materials when I was younger, however it was an eye-opening experience reading Northern Lights as an adult as many of the themes went over my young head so I’m curious to carry on.
A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, I’m still making my way through A Clash of Kings! I feel like it’s taking me such a long time, however I have heard that it’s the hardest one to get through so fingers crossed if I keep pushing through then I will start enjoying the series again. At the time of writing I’m about 75% in so hopefully I will finish it soon and then I can make a start on A Storm of Swords.
Sherlock Holmes #1 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this is the stunning Knickerbocker Classics edition. I’ve had it for about 2 years and I still haven’t picked it up yet!
6. Leapfrog: name a book on your TBR that has green in it.
I don’t have a book on my TBR with the word green in the title in the title so I had to go with the colour being on the cover and I’d say it’s pretty prominent in the case of The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.
7. Bad luck: what bookish things do you steer clear from?
I honestly don’t have an answer for this…
If you want to do this then I tag you!
See you in the next one…