Happy Friday bookish people! I hope you are all having a good day today. The book tag I am doing today is the Folklore Book Tag which I found on laurensboookshelf.com but was created by lisa @A Whisper of Ink. It looks like it will be a very fun tag so I am looking forward to sharing my choices here.
The 1: A book with an ending that left you speechless
Ooh that’s starting with a difficult one… I think I am going to go with Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell because the first book in the series ends in a way I wasn’t expecting but obviously I can’t say how it ends here because of spoilers
Cardigan: A book that makes you feel happy and sad all at once
I am going to go with The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner, there’s two different timelines within this book and both of them constantly made me feel happy and sad when I read it.
The last Great American Dynasty: A book with a fascinating and well-told story
I have to choose Cecily by Annie Garthwaite for this one, it is one of my favourite books of 2022 so far and it is haunting and just overall brilliant.
Exile: A book you wish you hadn’t read
I am afraid this has to be The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, I just did not enjoy it and I still own the rest of the series.
My tears ricochet: A book that made you cry uncontrollably
Books don’t make me cry like that, I might tear up but not cry uncontrollably so I don’t really have an answer for this one.
Mirrorball: A book that feels like it was written just for you
This is definitely The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, I love the magic of this book and it feels like it was the perfect book for me.
Seven: A childhood book that makes you feel nostalgic
The Faraway Tree series by Enid Blyton, I always loved this series as a child and I still love to reread them now.
August: A book that reminds you of summer
I honestly can’t think of a book that makes me think of summer, I am sure that as soon as I post this book tag three of them will come to my mind but right now I have no answer.
This is me trying: A book that deals with loneliness and sadness
the first book that comes to mind is Holding Up The Universe and I read that when I was in secondary school a while ago and I can’t remember it all that well.
Illicit Affairs: A book that gave you a book hangover
most recently Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan, I’m not sure why other than I didn’t love the book but I didn’t read for nearly two weeks after that book.
Invisible String: A book that came into your life at the exact right time
Caraval by Stephanie Garber definitely, I read it at a time when I was searching for a really great book about magic, fates and sisters.
Mad Woman: A book with a female character you adore
I know I have just used it but I have to go with Scarlett from Caraval, she is a headstrong yet caring female character.
Epiphany: A book that was haunting
Ooh another one I don’t have an immediate answer for… I think I have to choose City of ghosts by Victoria Schwab
Betty: A book couple that fills you with yearning
Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell from the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco
Peace: A book character you’d die for because you love them so much
I think I would have to say Elisabeth from Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Hoax: A book that you thought you were going to love but didn’t
A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz. I loved Moonflower Murders by the same author but this one just didn’t have the same enjoyment unfortunately.
That’s it for the Folklore Book Tag, I hope you all enjoyed it!