As part of my 2020 Reading Resolution, I resolved to complete at least one book tag every month. For this month’s book tag, I picked The Bibliophile’s Night Out Book Tag which I came across through White Rose Stories. I enjoyed the book tag so I resolved to do my own. I hope you enjoy my version of the book tag!


RUELS

✯ Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
✯  Link to the creator’s blog (booksnest.co.uk) in your post
✯  Answer the questions below
✯  Tag 5 bloggers to take part
✯  ENJOY THE TAG!


PRE-DRINKS — a prequel/novella you’ve read.

Jean Rhys’ popular work, Wide Sargasso Sea, is a book I have been looking forward to because of its title and its inclusion in the 1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. Before reading it, I didn’t think it was a prequel to Charlotte Brontë’s ageless work, Jane Eyre.


THE TAXI TO TOWN — a book about travel.

Jack Kerouac’s On the Road relates the author’s journey across United States. It was one of the most heralded and most influential works of the Beatnik generation.

You may find my complete review on this book here.


TRYING TO FIND A TABLE — a book you didn’t like to start with, but then ended up loving.

I think I have mentioned this countless times. I have always been apprehensive about reading Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove. It was so hyped up that I got skeptical despite several positive feedback from fellow book bloggers. I am thankful I changed my mind and read the book. It ended up being one of my favorite reads this year.

You can find my full review here.


FIRST ROUND OF DRINKS — a first book in a series.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is the first book in a series of the same title written by Douglas Adams. It’s been over a year since I read it and unfortunately, I am yet to read the succeeding books in the series. Thankfully, I have a complete set of the series (although different editions, haha).

You can find my full series review here.


THE DANCE FLOOR — a book that makes you want to jump up and down with excitement.

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is a hardly a book one would imagine as “excitable” mainly because the story revolves around a murder. However, this was the book that renewed my interest in suspense and mystery fiction. It was also my introduction into the fascinating world of Agatha Christie. I have since read over 20 more of her works.

You can find my full series review here.


THE TOILETS — a book you wouldn’t touch with a barge pole.

I will never touch E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey for all the obvious reasons.


THE FIRST TO BAIL — the last book you DNF’d.

I have always prided myself with being able to complete every single book I started. That held true until I came across James Joyce’s labyrinthine work, Ulysses. It was part of my 2017 Top 20 Books To Read but I gave up on it midway through the book. It was such a rollercoaster I barely understood what I was reading. Do I still plan to read it? Yes, when I am more prepared I guess.


THE JOURNEY HOME — a book you can’t really remember the plot of anymore.

I remember having fun reading Michael M. Thomas’ Hanover Place. However, I barely remember what it is about. Maybe because I read it over a decade ago. HAHA.


THE MORNING AFTER — a comfort read.

I have quite long list of comfort reads so I picked the latest one. I just read Yoko Ogawa’s The Housekeeper and the Professor this year. It was my first Ogawa but it already made a deep impression on me. It is a very heartwarming story.


Thus ends my October Book Tag. I hope you enjoyed going through my answers. If you want to do your own version of the book tag, please feel free to do so. However, don’t forget to tag me.