Hello everyone! *waves* I’m sure today’s post will be familiar to regular YouTube viewers or anyone who’s been watching bookish vlogs for a while. I first saw this particular challenge (or book tag, as these type of posts are usually referred to) a few months ago and I’ve been thinking about giving it a try ever since. Why? Because it’s fun and so eye-catching!
It was created by a YouTuber called ArrictineReads and the goal of this tag is to go through your shelves and pick a book for each colour of the rainbow. As simple as that. Since I don’t have a fancy vlogging camera and I’m not keen on the idea of seeing myself in a video, I decided to do this the old fashioned way: on my blog.
I wanted to pick books which I’ve already read and enjoyed but it was a lot harder than it looked. Turns out I’ve only read three books with a red spine/cover and NONE with an orange one. None. How is that even possible?
Anyway, here is my selection. 🙂
This one was among the first books I reviewed here on the blog and I absolutely loved Harrington’s writing. I’ve yet to read her new book, Speechless, but this one is a must-read.
Since I haven’t read a single orange-spined book in my 23 years of existence, I’ll go with the one I’ll be reading – and reviewing – soon. This is the second book in the Fiona Griffiths series and I’m about halfway through the first one at the moment. It’s a police procedural series so fans of mysteries would enjoy this one.
Sophie Kinsella has been one of my favourite authors since my teens. I’ve read every single one of her books (with the exception of the new one) and they never fail to make me laugh. This one is a standalone so if you haven’t read anything by her yet, it’d be a great one to start with. It’ll make you laugh out loud so try to avoid reading it on public transport. 🙂
It’s a slightly different genre, atmosphere and subject matter but I love it just as much as the books above. It tells the story of seven poor, working class women who are living in Union Street. It’s very gritty and rather sad but it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read.
It wasn’t my favourite Agatha Christie novel (in fact, I’m not sure I even remember who the murderer was) but it’s not a bad read. It’s full of twists and turns, it’s just not as good as some of the other books she’s written, if you ask me.
I was introduced to Pilcher’s work by a lovely friend of mine about six years ago and she’s been one of my favourites since then. I haven’t managed to read this book yet but the ones I have read were brilliant. They’re rather long and full of lengthy descriptions, though, so if you don’t like slow-paced books this one’s not for you.
Again, I haven’t managed to read this one even though I adore Marian and her books. Rachel’s Holiday is second book in the Walsh Family series but they can be read as standalones and out of order. Some of my Twitter friends said Rachel was their favourite Walsh sister so far so I have a feeling this one’s going to be another brilliant read.
Phew, if that’s not colourful, I don’t know what is. *looks at her list with awe* Oh yes! Two more things before I let you go. One, make sure to let me know if you’d like to see me do more book tags in the future. I’m not planning on making them a weekly feature or anything like that (maybe a two or three weekly one?) but I figured it’s a fun way to get to know each other and each other’s reading habits.
And two, to make this even more fun, I tag all of you to post your own book rainbows on your blogs if you haven’t already. And if you do post them, send me a link in the comments so that I can check them out. 🙂