The lovely Molly at Molly Marcelle recently published her Book Blogger Confessions post and, rather than tag specific people, left it open for anyone to get involved and I have been dying to take part ever since. I’d like to thank Molly for letting everyone get involved and, without further ado, I shall begin with my answers…
Which book, most recently, did you not finish?
This is a tough question as generally always finish books. Even if it makes me absolutely miserable and I have to toil through every page, hoping for its redemption, I will usually finish it. Therefore, the last time I DNF’d a book was probably back in university when I was having to read two or three novels a week, not of my own choosing. Though they were part of the syllabus, I’m sure other English Literature students will agree, sometimes you simply did not have the time. I particularly remember putting down On the Road by Jack Kerouac after about 30 pages because I just couldn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel and there were other things to be getting on with, such as the dreaded dissertation.
Which book is your guilty pleasure?
I would have to say the Twilight books for this one. Although, I feel that may be a bit of a cop out because, though I was obsessed with them when I was younger (I mean, yeah, I was a proper Twihard), I feel if I were to reread them now, I would probably be a little (a lot) more critical.
Which book do you love to hate?
This would have to be P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Haan, the second in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series. I love this trilogy and, the majority of the time, it made me so happy to read as it was both mushy and relatable. However, I audibly shouted at Peter more than once during the second instalment because of his relationship with Gen and, sometimes, lack of consideration for LJ’s feelings.
Which book would you throw into the sea?
I don’t have an individual book for this but I would take pleasure in disposing of any book that has an offensive nature of any kind, whether it be homophobic, racist, sexist, etc. Similarly, an autobiography written by a celebrity who embodies any of these qualities would quickly be destroyed.
Which book have you read the most?
When I was a child, I went through a phase of only reading Jacqueline Wilson books. I had certain favourites and one I remember in particular was The Cat Mummy, which I must have read at least a dozen times, sometimes flipping right back to the start of the book after finishing it.
Which book would you hate to receive as a present?
To be perfectly honest, a book is my most ideal present and I would be grateful for any one I was given. However, I wouldn’t enjoy receiving one I already owned because I would act happy and surprised, not wanting to hurt anyone’s feelings, but feel guilty inside.
Which book could you not live without?
Well I’d love to be allowed multiple books and, therefore, would choose all of the Harry Potter books. However, if I were to choose one it would be Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as it gives me a warm, fuzzy, family feeling whenever I see or read it. That book was one my mum and I would read together, taking turn about to read a page aloud. My mum was determined to get me into reading but this also acted as a loving activity to get through harder times.
Which book made you the angriest?
This is most definitely The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas but for all the right reasons. The book deals with enraging subject matter but it is important that people read it and it is even more important that people do get angry. We need to recognise the injustice in the world and stand against it.
Which book made you cry the most?
Embarrassingly enough, this would be Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. This book seems to split consensus right down the middle, with people either loving or hating it. Personally, I loved it and I found the relationship between Lou and Will to be one that brought me to ugly, snotty tears continuously throughout the novel.
Which book cover do you hate the most?
This is easy. I hate the updated movie versions of book covers. Just leave them be! Don’t put photographs of the actors on there as though they have anything to do with the production of the book. Don’t put the actors on there because they, more than likely, look nothing like the vision I have in my head of the characters.
I’m going to do a Molly here and open this up to whoever wants to get involved, rather than tagging individuals! Please do tag me in your post if you decide to take part so I can read your answers.
Have you read any of these books? What were your thoughts on them? Let me know in the comments below!