While browsing through fellow book blogger’s post, I encountered this book tag on KRISTIN @ KRISTIN KRAVES BOOKS. It looked fun so I decided to go with it as well. But I knew then that it would be futile and that I would be struggling with it! I have such poor memory hahaha. There are ten items on the list but they wrapped me in utter confusion, which, I guess, made this book tag more interesting and fun.

Rules: You must answer these questions without looking anything up on the internet and without looking at your bookshelves.

1. Name a book written by an author called Michael.

Hanover Place by Michael Thomas

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I’ve read this book when I was in college. I simply picked it out from a selection of second hand books. I didn’t even have an iota on what it was about. I was just intrigued by the cover and the aura it gave me. It gave me that same tingling feeling when I saw, bought, and read Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities. Nearly a decade later, I can still remember the book although my memory of the story has become so sketchy. But I can still remember how intriguing it was because it revolved around New York City’s high society.

2. Name a book with a dragon on the cover.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

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I haven’t read the book yet but I am quite familiar with the movie (I haven’t watched that either!). However, since I saw the movie’s trailer, I was quite aware that it involves dragons. Moreover, I have encountered the book numerous times while browsing through bookshelves in bookstores. So when I saw the item on the book tag, it was the first book that came into my mind. Plus I didn’t want to place any of those George Martin books! Haha. Not a hater of his series though.

3. Name a book about a character called George.

George Weasley of the Harry Potter Series

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This really was quite difficult for me. Because of the thousands of characters that I have encountered while reading, I have forgotten nearly all of them. However, Harry Potter Series’ George Weasley stands out (perhaps because he was also a big part of the movie). One-half of the playful red-headed Weasley twins, George surely does leave an impression. Actually, all of the Weasleys leave a lasting impression.

4. Name a book written by an author with the surname Smith.

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

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Zadie Smith is quite popular although it wasn’t until doing must-read challenges that I kept encountering her and her works. Some of her works are included in the 1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. Because of this, my curiosity was piqued and even included On Beauty in my 2019 Top 20 Books To Read.

5. Name a book set in Australia.

To Be The Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford

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Another challenging question. I really had to think hard on this but the only book that keeps crossing my mind is Barbara Taylor Bradford’s To Be The Best, the third book in her Emma Harte series. I am cognizant that the book wasn’t primarily set in Australia but the characters do jet on and off there. I read it first before I read A Woman of Substance, the first book in the series.

6. Name a book with the name of a month in the title.

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I have failed. Try as I might, I can’t remember encountering or having read any books with a name of the month on its title. Too bad really.

 

7. Name a book with a knife on the cover.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The first thing that came to my mind was of course Patrick Ness’ The Knife of Never Letting Go. It does have the word knife on the title! Haha. I loved the book although I was a bit disappointed by how the trilogy ended. Nevertheless, it was a good dystopian book. (I have to admit though. Kristin gave me the hint. Thanks Kristin!).

8. Name a book with the word ‘one’ in the title.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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There are a lot of books with One on the title that comes to mind – One Day by David Nicholls, One Day of Life by Manlio Argueta, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But hey, I just had to give the most complicated one about life in prison, in one of Russia’s gulags. I am even amazed that I got to spell the character’s name correctly. I had to Google the correct spelling of the author’s name though; it was too much for my memory! LOL.

9. Name a book with an eponymous title.

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

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I could have given Emma by Jane Austen for it was a more recent read. However, Charles Dicken’s David Copperfield came to me first. I read the book nearly a decade ago and it was one of the first books that really got me into English literature. Being my first Charles Dickens book, it welcome me into the wonderful world of his works. It remains one of my favorite reads of all times.

10. Name a book turned into a movie.

Suite Francaise by Irène Némirovsky

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To be honest, I didn’t know that Suite Francaise was adapted into a movie although the book cover gave away as much. Yes, I admit. I kind of cheated, I confirmed with Google first before putting the book here. I am not really much of a movie goer. I have neither watched the movie nor read the book but I am so looking forward to the book. However, I am holding back on it yet because, well, I have been saturated with books about World War II already. Haha.


I know my memory failed me horribly but still I am happy to have done this book tag. You can do the book tag too (I am not again going to tag anyone). Just never forget to tag me in case you choose to do so. I want to find out how you fared!

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