Here it is, the final tag of Blogtober. I saved a pretty good one for the last before Halloween, and I’ve
stolen taken this from April at Getting Hygge with It‘s wonderful Book Tube. If you’re not subscribed to April’s channel you definitely to change that.
If you’re a horror film aficionado, you might really enjoy this film themed tag.
The zombie apocalypse: a book you would save when civilisation ends?
I’m going to cheat slightly and say a book series. When the world ends, I want to have the I Heart series by Lindsey Kelk with me. It gives me so much comfort, I know it will soothe me when I’m down about the world being on fire.
The vampire: a book you would stake through the heart?
Absolutely, 50 Shades of Grey. It’s poorly written, and an absolutely absymal portrayal of BDSM relationships.
The haunted house: a book that still haunts you?
I read When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi last year and I can still remember how I felt reading the passage where Paul’s wife takes over. It’s such a heartbreaking book overall but that section truly broke my heart.
The psychological thriller: a book with a twist you did not see coming?
I don’t think I expected at ALL what was revealed at the end of I Looked Away by Jane Corry. Jane writes amazing thrillers but I’ve been usually able to guess what’s coming (I read a lot of thrillers!) This time I was completely out of the loop.
The creepy doll: a book that seems innocent but isn’t?
Perhaps I just went into it with a totally different idea, but Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid was so much deeper than I expected. Going in with no expectations of the book was a great call because I loved it so much.
The monster: a book you could barely tackle/defeat?
I recently finished 11.22.63 by Stephen King and it was so chonky. It’s almost 800 pages, and it took me a bit longer than I was expecting to actually finish it.
The comedy-horror: a book with mixed genres that worked (or didn’t)?
I actually don’t even know if I’ve read a book with mixed genres. Once I do I’ll let you know.
The (cliched) teen horror: a book you found super cliched/stereotypical?
I felt like Royals by Rachel Hawkins followed the teenage drama YA contemporary book to a T. I enjoyed it, but I felt like it was very to the letter.
The demonic possession: a book so gripping you needed an exorcist to escape it?
There are a couple of books I can’t forget, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is for sure one of them. I’ve read them countless times, and they’re even the books I’ll start my reading in German journey with.
The science fiction: a precious book you would permanently sacrifice to aliens for the good of mankind?
They can have that one about a boy in a magical school. I don’t associate with it anymore.