Huge thanks to Fire & Rain for tagging me! I have been reading her blog from afar for a while. So to actually be tagged by Sydney when I got my own was an incredible experience.
1. FIND A BOOK ON YOUR SHELVES OR E-READER WITH A BLUE COVER. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO PICK UP THIS BOOK?
I chose The Wife Between Us because I was super in the mood for psychological thrillers. It was apart of my Book of the Month Box for December (my other two selections being The Chalk Man and Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance). But to be honest, the synopsis was what made me choose the novel.
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
This book was everything I wanted from a Thriller. I did not see the twist coming at all….AND THEN ANOTHER ONE SMAKED ME IN THE FACE!!!
2. THINK OF A BOOK YOU DIDN’T EXPECT TO ENJOY, BUT DID. WHY DID YOU READ IT IN THE FIRST PLACE?
When Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine was one of the choices for the December Book of the Month box, it didn’t catch my eye at all. Heck, I already mentioned why I chose The Wife Between Us. How could Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine compete with that? It wasn’t until Reese Witherspoon bought the movie rights that I began to pay attention to the novel. Thankfully, my mom already bought the Audible so I listened to it on that and was pleasantly surprised.
3. STAND IN FRONT OF YOUR BOOKSHELF WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED AND PICK A BOOK AT RANDOM. HOW DID YOU DISCOVER THIS BOOK?
I found Freshwater on Goodreads. I want to read more novels by women of colour, and I found the perfect list of every novel coming out this month by authors of African descent. TBH, I thought the image on the cover was a Japanese Koi Fish or a Carp (probably because it was titled Freshwater) and that is why I wanted to pre-order the novel on Amazon. Instead, I was able to get the book 2 weeks before its launch day.
4. PICK A BOOK THAT SOMEONE PERSONALLY RECOMMENDED TO YOU. WHAT DID YOU THINK OF IT?
I went to Barnes and Nobel with my best friend senior year of college. I had no idea what to buy and J pointed out that he read Scar tissue and really enjoyed it. I have always loved the Red Hot Chili Peppers, so I took him up on his word and bought the novel that day.
5. PICK A BOOK THAT YOU DISCOVERED THROUGH BOOKTUBE/BOOK BLOGS.
Sing, Unburied, Sing was plastered ALL OVER bookstagram from about August until now! Everyone raved about it, and thankfully I was not disappointed.
6. FIND A BOOK ON YOUR BOOKSHELVES OR E-READER WTH A ONE WORD TITLE. WHAT DREW YOU TO THIS BOOK?
I was about to head to Florida for Spring Break and I saw Matched at its sequel, Crossed, on sale at Meijer. I am obsessed with Dystopian novels and the covers were beautiful! I then was super excited to hear that Disney bought the rights to make a movie regarding the series. That was back in 2011, still no movie yet…
7. WHAT BOOK DID YOU DISCOVER THROUGH A FILM/TV ADAPTION?
I know M. Knight Shamalya’s movie Devil was only loosely based on the premise of And Then There Were None; but, I would not have given Agatha Christie’s novel a chance unless I watched Devil. I also only gave this novel a chance because I knew the new Murder on the Orient Express was about to come out, which made me want to read And Then There Were None even more.
8. THINK OF YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE BOOK(S). WHEN DID YOU READ THEM AND WHY DID YOU PICK THEM UP IN THE FIRST PLACE?
Harry Poter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will always be my favorite book no matter what happens. The first time I “read” it was when I was in first grade and my mother would read one-two chapters a night before my brother and I went to bed. The first time I was able to read the novel myself was in Grade 3. I have since read the Sorcerer’s Stone 8 times and it never gets old. Now that I am finally moving into my own place, the first book set I think I am going to buy is a brand new Harry Potter series.
Following Sydney’s lead, I am going to tag some of my newest followers! Don’t forget to link back to this post so I can see your responses. 🙂