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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 11

Day 11 – Favourite Non-Fiction Book

For someone who doesn’t really read non fiction this one wasn’t too hard for me. I’m really not too keen on reading non fiction because fiction is so much less terrifying than real life (as you are about to see). I do like reading informative books but books about real people make me rather depressed. I’ll stick to my fantasy works, thanks.

So my favourite non fiction novel is We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families by Philip Gourevitch.

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A Curse so Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) – Brigid Kemmerer

This was one of the books that I always saw and like the look of but never really got around to reading. I’d seen a lot of great reviews about it and so when I saw they had it in my local library I decided to give it a go.

I love a retelling of fairytales. It’s always interesting to see how the author will take a spin on the original tale we know and love. And that is what A Curse so Dark and Lonely is. It’s a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast and this much is apparent since the beginning. So here we go; A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 9

Day 9 – A book everyone hated but you loved

I’m not really sure about this one. I feel like there aren’t many books that I enjoyed that most others hated. It’s more a case that the books that I read might not have been very well known to begin with and so it is hard to find someone that has read them, let alone love them. So I don’t feel like those books count at all in this prompt.

There is only one that is really coming to mind.

A book that everyone hated that I loved would have to be An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 6

Day 6 – Favourite contemporary read

There were a few titles that came to mind for this prompt but they were mostly overhyped for their time (and really, we’re they my favourite?). Titles like The Fault in our Stars, Looking for Alaska (I’m just listing John Green novels now), The Handmaiden tale and Perks of being a Wallflower. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed all of these titles and most in the contemporary section. But they weren’t my favourite.

My favourite contemporary read(s) would be Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 4

Day 4 – Favourite author

This was a hard one because there are so many authors that I admire and appreciate but to choose just one? Now that is a hard call.

I had a good think about this and I thought through and rethought my answer. At first, I thought I would say that my favourite author would be Sarah J. Maas for obvious reasons. I fell in love with her work from the moment I started reading it and I have been following the Throne of Glass series since 2012. The work means a great deal to me and has gotten me through some pretty tough times. But then I thought harder about it and I realised that it was really just her works that I am in love with, although I’m sure she’s a pretty great lady I just wouldn’t say she is my favourite.

And then I knew because who wouldn’t love an author who is down on the same level as her readers and constantly sends us sloth memes and pictures of weird shit?

My favourite author is the delightfully peculiar Camilla Monk.

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