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For this tag, I’m going to try and be a little more original than I normally am, and come up with NEW books to talk about. That means no more To Kill a Mockingbird, American Psycho or Dark Matter!
The Zombie Apocalypse:
A book you would save when civilization ends?
Agh, this was a hard one! I think a happy-chappy classic, one that could brighten up pretty much everyone’s day, would be a good book to save. So I would save Matilda by Roald Dahl!
(It was very difficult not to pick To Kill a Mockingbird for this, lol)
A book you would stake through the heart? (in whatever sense)
John Dies at the End by David Wong. This book is so over-hyped and I hated it! My poor nan spent her money on this crap, it deserves a stake through the heart just for that alone!
(I have a blog post coming out about books I’ve rated 1 or 2 stars, soon, so more of an explanation as to why I hated this will be up in that post!)
The Haunted House:
A book that still haunts you?
I know I’ve only just read Bird Box by Josh Malerman, but because it plays on a big fear of mine, being blind, it has really stuck with me! I keep imagining how I’d manage to do anything if I had to keep my eyes shut all the time!
The Psychological Thriller:
A book with a twist you did not see coming?
I had a number of different theories for Watching Edie by Camilla Way, but I hadn’t even got close to guessing the real twist!
This is a great mystery thriller, by the way. You should check it out if you haven’t read it yet!
The Creepy Doll:
A book that seems innocent but isn’t?
I had no clue that The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton was going to break me up inside as much as it did. It gives away no inkling that it’s going to be the most heartbreaking story ever. Honestly, the tears I cried for this book could have filled a bucket.
A book you could barely tackle/defeat? (in whatever sense)
The Demon by Hubert Selby Jr seems like a very fitting book for this tag. It took me an age to get through this book! It’s a really heavy read, filled with infidelity, something I find really uncomfortable to read about. I managed to get through it in the end and it was a good book, but I found the subject throughout, very troubling.
A book with mixed genres that worked (or didn’t)?
I found it really hard to pick a book for this question. I went with The Girl with All the Gifts by M R Carey because it mixed horror, thriller, dystopia and a little bit of comedy & romance and I thought all of those things made this an absolutely superb novel!
8. The (Cliched) Teen Horror:
A book you found super cliched/stereotypical?
I didn’t really like The Loving Husband by Christobel Kent. I should have known by the title that it was going to be cliche and predictable. Not worth the time it spent to read it!
The Demonic Possession:
A book so gripping you needed an exorcist to escape it?
The Last One by Alexandra Oliva was incredible. I seriously recommend this to everyone! It was thrilling, emotional and funny! I was hooked on this from page 1.
The Science Fiction:
A precious book you would permanently sacrifice to aliens for the good of mankind?
Not exactly precious to me, but it’s precious to a lot of others. This is a good pick for me, because I wouldn’t miss it but I feel like the aliens might enjoy Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte… Don’t ask me why I think that… I just do.
Yay! That was fun! It was difficult to think of some different books different to the ones I normally put (although a couple of these are repeat offenders).
No pressure as always! Please link back to me if you do do it though, so I can see what you put!