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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 8

Day 8 – A book that everyone loved but you hated

This one is probably going to get me some backlash. I always get such strange looks when I tell people how much I dislike this particular series considering the hype and fan base that surrounds it. As a reader of fantasy and fiction, it is just expected that I’d love the series. It’s so very rare that you find someone that shares the same feelings as I do.

Incredibly rare.

So without further preamble, the book(s) that everyone loved but I hated is the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 5

Day 5 -Favourite book cover

I was just going to choose 1 cover for this but I thought, to keep the post a little longer, that I would choose 3. How are you just supposed to pick one? But I will point out which is my favourite of the 3 just to stay to the prompt.

I love to appreciate a pretty book cover.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 2

Day 2 – Favourite book to recommend

There are so many books I love telling and encouraging others to read, it’s so hard to just choose one.

But if I had to choose one (stand alone, not part of a series) it would have to be To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo.

I originally read this book while on holiday in Berlin. It was another of my impulse buys because the cover was pretty and I was pleased because I didn’t want to get stuck into a series.

Honestly, I love telling people about this book because it was just rather unexpected. It has one of the best openings lined that I’ve ever come across in a book. It’s got some serious Little Mermaid vibes but in a much, much darker setting. And really I just love Sirens. They are among my favourite mythical creatures, every story always ends in so much death and violence. They very much show how it is to ensure the hearts of men. And then rip those hearts out of their chests.

Some honourable mentions would be;

  • The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
  • The Book Theif by Markus Zusak
  • Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
  • The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
  • Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake

Until tomorrow.