This one looked so much fun so I was really pleased to be tagged by my good friend Jay at This Is My Truth Now, what can I say about Jay that I haven’t already told you? Wow, he lives in one of my favourite cities in the world, New York, he’s writing a book, and his posts nearly always leave me laughing, smiling and full of ideas. I know if we were in a room together you wouldn’t shut us up for hours! Go make a new friend and visit him!
Celtic Punk: Favourite Obscure Book/A Book with a Non-Western Setting
Well technically lots of mine don’t have a western setting because of being in other worlds….but I’ll pick something set in our world that has really stuck with me ever since I read it about 15 years ago.
Memoirs of a Geisha isn’t the kind of book I would normally read, it doesn’t fall into my usual genres but I was given a copy by a colleague and started reading it on a lunch break having finished my normal book (can you believe I still remember that?!) I was hooked and the story of this woman had such a profound effect on me, I keep meaning to re-read it but I haven’t yet.
Classical: Favourite Classic/ Book that Should Become a Classic
So this is where everyone expects me to put Wuthering Heights because I mention it so often, but it’s not actually my favourite Classic…that honour falls to…
The Monk by M.G. Lewis, it’s gothic romance horror at it’s best. It is shocking and terrifying and actually quite romantic in it’s own sick and twisted way! I love this book in so many ways. It’s free to download on Kindle so if you’ve never had the pleasure…
Soul/RnB: A Powerful Book
It’s not often I’m left completely speechless after finishing a book, this one did it, I really struggled to write the review because it blew my mind completely but I just didn’t know how to put my thoughts into words.
Cover Songs (Original) : Favourite Retelling
I read this recently, it’s a Peter and the Wolf retelling (one of my favourites as a child) and it not only used some rarely touched on lore for the paranormal elements which was a refreshing change it is also a MM romance which was wonderful for a paranormal romance, we don’t see many of these. I was totally sold on this.
Soundtrack: Favourite Book to Movie Adaptation/ Adapted Book
The recent American Gods TV adaptation was outstanding! I loved the book and am planning a re-read because I was so bowled over with the show I want to consume the book again! I love Neil Gaiman’s work and seeing it produced visually like that and so well was just…wow!
Rock and Roll: An Action Packed Book
The action doesn’t stop with this one, it’s brutal and bloodshed from beginning to end!
Pop: A Book with a Pretty Cover that You Lost Interest In
I’m still kicking myself that I couldn’t get through this book!
Reggae: Favourite Seasonal Book
Loved this book, despite my dislike of Christmas!
Country: A Historical Fiction Book That Wasn’t For You/ You Loved
I’m not a fan of historical fiction so I rarely attempt it!
I really wanted to read this one, but I just couldn’t it was so damn boring! Sorry for those who are fans I know there are many but it just wasn’t for me!