Well Hello, its been quite some time since I have posted. Its fair to say that I have been slacking on my blogging duties this month! Any who… I was tagged by Bookish Rachel to do the My Life in Books tag. I was so ecstatic when I found out she tagged me, because I had been reading everyone else’s posts on this tag and so badly wanting to do one! So thank you, Rachel! I think this is such a cool way to share a little bit about myself through my favorite things, books.
Find a book for each of your initials: My initials are KMC. (Fun fact, in middle school my friends would make fun of my initials and call me KFC instead. I was not named after Kentucky Fried Chicken, thank goodness.)
K is for Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen. This is probably my second favorite Sarah Dessen book. I love the story of Colie who works at the infamous Last Chance Cafe, in Colby. I will elaborate later on my love for Sarah Dessen. But this is such a sweet little read, especially great for summer time.
M is for The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. This was such an interesting read. I love books that tell an enchanting tale, and this definitely did that. Also that title just draws you in, doesn’t it?
C is for The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. I absolutely adored this book! Its set in the early twenties and tells a fictionalized story of a lady named Cora who has taken the job of chaperoning the real life Louise Brooks to New York City. This book made me want to learn more about the real life story of Louise Brooks, and if you have ever watched one of her silent films, she is so engaging.
Count your age along your bookshelf. Which book is it?
I am 22, and along my book shelf I landed on The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. I had heard pretty great things about this book and was excited to read it. Although I have to say I didn’t love it as much as other people did. I read it during the summer, and its definitely not a summer beach read.
Pick a book in your city, state, or country:
I chose White Oleander by Janet Finch. This book follows a foster child all over southern California, especially the Los Angeles area, as she goes from home to home. This book was amazing, it might even be my favorite book I read this year. But the reason I chose it was, because I was talking with my aunt about it, and she was telling me that one of the characters in the book who shows up briefly selling lady bugs in small plastic containers outside a donut shop, is a real person. My aunt used to live in the Los Angeles area and would often see him. I thought that was pretty interesting!
Pick a book that represents a destination you would love to travel to:
I have wanderlust real bad, and there are many places I would love to travel to but I narrowed it down to this book. Paris My Sweet by Amy Thomas. This is a memoir by a girl who lived in Paris for a year and documented her journey through food. She describes some of the loveliest cafes and sweet shops. There is also a list of all the places she’s visited in New York and Paris. This is also the prettiest cover, a perfect match for this book!
Pick a book thats your favorite color:
I honestly don’t have a favorite color, because its so hard for me to pick a favorite of anything. I am one of those people who have an abundance of favorites! I picked From Notting Hill with Love… Actually by Ali McNamara. This book has such a pretty color scheme. The cover is absolutely adorable! If you can’t tell by the title, this book is for those Rom-Com Hugh Grant lovers.
Which Book do you have the fondest memories of?
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. So let me elaborate on my love for this author. I started to read her books in high school and just loved them. All of her books are like old friends, that I know I can go back to and feel the same happy feelings I felt when I first read the book. This is my favorite Sarah Dessen book. I love Dexter, he is my book crush! I own two copies of this book, and even got one of them signed by Sarah herself when I went to her signing a couple years ago. This is a book I can go back to and read over and over again.
Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. This was my first Virginia Woolf read, and I just didn’t love it. I felt like it really didn’t have much of a point, and I just wanted to be done with it the entire time I was reading it. I really didn’t like how it just jumped from character to character. I love to read classic literature and was excited to try her out, but I am still going to give her other works a chance.
Which book on your TBR gave you the biggest sense of accomplishment?
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. This massive hunker of a book is exactly 1036 pages. I actually received this for Christmas one year from my aunt, and ever since its been sitting on my book shelf daring me to read it. One day I will accomplish this book! But first I want to read Anna Karenina.
Thank you all for reading, and I hope you learned a little bit about me through my bookshelf! Most people have already done this tag, so if you haven’t done it yet and want to, I tag you! I would love to read your posts!
Until next time…