Hello again and welcome to this edition of “Sunday Book Tags”, and today I’m doing the Opposites Book Tag, which I saw via Bookables’s on youtube- so let’s get going!
1. First and Last book in your collection
The first book in my collection was probably The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot, since I’ve had those books since I was about 14 years old. My copies recently fell apart though so I plan on buying the new shiny bind ups in the new year
The Last book in my collection- if we are talking physical books, I just received my amazon parcel containing my hardcover used copies of “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and EON: Rise of the Dragon Eye by Alison Goodman-very excited to read both of those!
2. A Cheap Book vs an Expensive Book
A Cheap book I bought was at a used bookstore, I got a 1960s paperback version of T H White’s the Sword in the Stone for FIVE PENCE and it’s awesome because it has a cover with the Disney illustrations from the movie on it!
My most Expensive books however, will be my Barnes and Nobles Leatherbound editions, which can range between £15-£25 each- I normally get these for my birthdays and christmas but I did buy my own copy of the beautiful Jane Eyre myself. Guh, I love it- that series is like severe book porn.
3. Book with a Male protagonist vs a book with a Female protagonist
Alright, for this one I’m going to try and think outside of the YA box- so let’s see. For the Female protagonist, I’m going to go with the classic To Kill a Mockingbird. I loved reading Mockingbird through the eyes of Scout, and watching her mature and grow throughout the book as she tried to understand the complicated world of race relations around her.
For the Male protagonist, I’m gonna go with Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury- a truly disturbing and creepy halloween book- really recommend it for those who enjoyed Bradbury’s Farenheit 451!
4. A book you read fast vs a book you read slow
Fast can be the entire Hunger Games series- I read each book of that series in a day each, because holy cow.
Slow has to be The Somnambulist by Essie Fox- I really wanted to enjoy this book because it had a good premise, but eventually it just crawled to a complete stop mid-book and I moved on.
5. Pretty Cover vs Ugly Cover
A Pretty cover has to be The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern- I’m so in love with that cover art, it’s wonderful and fits the themes of the book so well
A Ugly cover however has to be the cover changes they made to Shades of Earth (#3 in the Across the Universe trilogy), I didn’t like the first book enough to continue with the series but I can appreciate just how awful that cover change is!
6. A National Book vs International Book
If I interpret this to mean one book that takes place where you live and one that doesn’t….the National book can be Orwell’s 1984, which takes place in England. An International book, well there is no shortage of those because EVERYTHING is set in America so I’ll pick Uglies by Scott Westerfeld- which I think, if I remember correctly, is set in future!New York?
7. A Thin Book vs A Thick Book
Thin book- Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit, I think it’s only around 120 pages long…if that
a Thick Book can be The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Four Parts. It’s basically four books in one giant tome
8. Fiction/Nonfiction Book
Fiction – god, pick a card any card, this is like 99% of my shelves. I’ll go with Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen- because why not.
Non-fiction, I don’t really read a lot of Non-fiction. I think the closest thing I have for that will be Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler by Trudi Kanter, which is an autobiography of a woman who lived in Austria during the Nazi invasion- great book.
9. Cheesy romantic book vs Action movie book
I don’t read a lot of exclusively romance but I do have PS I love You by Cecilia Ahern from years ago. and for the action book I’ll go with Blood Red Road by Moira Young– because the first book in that series doesn’t have much romance in it but it’s certainly full to the brim with action scenes!
10. A Book that makes you Happy vs Sad
Happy– I’m currently reading Attachments by Rainbow Rowell and I’m laughing quite a bit throughout it- I’m glad Rowell is living up to her internet hype.
Sad– Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys, a good book but yeah, pretty damn sad!
Thats’ it- thank god because I have to get read for work now! If you want to do this tag then go ahead, I want to read all of your answers!