As part of Tag Tuesday, this is the makeup book tag – ten questions about books, inspired by makeup.
1. PRIMER: pick a book that left a lasting impression.
THE HUNGER GAMES series and THE HARRY POTTER series are series which form part of my childhood.
2. FOUNDATION: pick your favorite first book in a series.
ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE by Robin Hobb is probably one of my favourite first books in a series – I love all Robin Hobb books to date, but I especially loved the first book for it’s level of detail and description.
3. CONCEALER: pick a character you wish you could get rid of.
Jacob from TWILIGHT still really annoys me – it’s been ages since I read the series and I’ve lost all connection to the characters, but I can’t stop being annoyed by his character. The whole “imprinting on my ex’s daughter” is beyond creepy, but other than that it’s been such a long time since I read a TWILIGHT book that I can’t remember exactly why I’m so annoyed.
4. POWDER: pick your favorite last book in a series.
IF I DIE by Rachel Vincent isn’t the last book in the SOUL SCREAMERS series, but I finished the fifth book before the sixth and seventh were released – so I’m going to count it. IF I DIE and BEFORE I WAKE were such poetic titles with huge twists that I loved.
5. EYEBROWS: a book that you think everyone should read.
SOLITAIRE and RADIO SILENCE by Alice Oseman. THE HUNGER GAMES series. THE HARRY POTTER series.
6. EYESHADOW: pick a book that has your favorite colours on the cover.
I’m not sure about my favourite colour since I have a lot of books with entire rainbows on them, but THE MANIFESTO ON HOW TO BE INTERESTING has a very striking colour with it’s black and red colour. In terms of general aesthetics, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is a beautiful book with a beautiful cover.
7. EYELINER: pick a dark & mysterious book.
MORE THAN THIS has some pretty heavy themes and maintains a mystery throughout – although it was more dark in the philosophical sense than dark in an evil sense. NEVERNIGHT also has dark moments although I wouldn’t call it “dark” dark or especially mysterious.
8. MASCARA: pick a loooooong book.
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series features some very, very long books – a Google search reveals that A STORM OF SWORDS is the longest in the series, at 973. It’s probably the longest book I’ve ever read.
9. BLUSH: pick a book that had some cringe-worthy romance.
TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han had cringe moments, but in a good way – it was realistic cringe rather than soppiness cringe.
10. HIGHLIGHTER: pick a book that brightened your day
TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE is a happy young adult contemporary which has its emotional ups and downs but generally has a positive message throughout – plus, the ending was really positive and rounded everything up.
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