Tag Thursday: I Dare You Tag

Thanks so much to Bookmurmation for this tag. I’ve seen it floating around a few times, but I’ve never actually taken it myself. Now seems like the perfect time.

When I was in school, I of course played Truth or Dare so many times. I always went for truth, so having to do a couple of dares now feels a little out of my comfort zone for sure.

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Author spotlight: Jacqueline Wilson

When I was growing up, one of my favourite authors was Jacqueline Wilson. Any time my Dad ordered books I’d always ask for a new book of hers.

I’ve seen stage plays, films and TV shows set on her novels, and loved every second of them. Rather than the light and happy issues most books for young readers focus on, Jacqueline’s books delved a little deeper, with stories featuring domestic abuse, unemployment, divorce and bipolar disorder to mention a few.

It’s no wonder she’s one of the most beloved authors in the UK. Jacqueline told us like it was. These books formed such a huge part of my childhood, it’s hard for me to believe a lot of them actually pre-date me.

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Favourite Books from Before I Was Born

I was born in 1992. While I do pre-date some of my favourite books (in some cases by at least 20 years), there are a few which pre-date me.

The lucky thing is, there are still so many opportunities to discover wonderful books from before I was born. These are just some of my favourites so far.

Have you read any of this selection before? Or what’s your favourite book that’s older than you? Please do share them in the comments with me.

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Books I Wish I’d Had As A Teen

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

I’m in my 20s, but there are so many books I wish had been available when I was younger.

If I had a time machine that helped me go back and visit teenage Aoife, there are more than a couple of books I’d bring to give her.


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