I saw that Kristin over at Kristin Kraves Books did this book tag, and it looked like a like of fun! If you’re looking for a new tag to do, give this one a shot.
No. 1: The first book you ever read (or was read to you)
The first book I remember reading was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess, an absolute children’s classic.
No. 2: The first book you ever brought with your own money
The very first book I remember buying with my own money was the His Dark Materials trilogy. Honestly though, there could have been a Babysitter’s Club book before that, but I don’t recall.
No. 3: A book you stayed up all night reading
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling was probably the last book I stayed up all night reading. That’s not to say there haven’t been others that I’ve wanted to read all night, but work, kids, and responsibilities have prevented me from doing it!
No. 4: What book or series will you never forget
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas is a book I’ll never forget. This was my very first Sarah J. Maas book, and I absolutely fell in love with her characters and writing style.
No. 5: A book you frequently think about
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. It was a haunting book set in a sad period of our history. I recommend it regularly to others.
No. 6: A scene that has haunted you for years after reading it
Oh, tough to say, but I think I’m going to go with a non-fiction book for this one. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore describes several scenes with young girls in the watch factory. Even when they repeatedly raised their hands, believing something was amiss, their concerns were disregarded. This was a hard book to read in a lot of ways.
No. 7: An unforgettable character
Rhysand in A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. If I had to choose a book boyfriend, he would be it!
No. 8: A book that changed your opinion about something
I’m a cat lover through and through, but the Lion in the Living Room by Abigail Tucker taught me that cats are an invasive species and have the ability to utterly devastate local wildlife. Who knew? My cute and cuddly felines can be real jerks.
No. 9: Share another random bookish memory
Growing up, I would spend my summer vacations reading romance novels. The cheesier, the better. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I started to love Young Adult books.
What is your favorite bookish memory?