I saw that Beth @ Reading Every Night did this tag and I just had to do it too! I love reminiscing about my past reading life, even if I sort of had to make educated guesses for some of these questions!
No. 1: The first book you ever read (or was read to you)
I feel like the first book that I ever read on my own had to be Nancy Drew! I distinctly remember checking Nancy Drew books out of the school library whenever I had the chance. The Hidden Staircase is the one that I remember best and I think that I read it many times.
No. 2: The first book you ever brought with your own money
When I was younger I would not use my own money to buy books! I saved it for going to the movies, clothes, etc. I usually took books out of the school library, received them as gifts, or borrowed them from friends! The first book that I can remember buying with my own money was Twilight!
No. 3: A book you stayed up all night reading
I do not think that I have ever stayed up all night reading a book, but I definitely have stayed up a lot later than I normally would reading Only Human! It is the last book in my favourite series and I just had to know how the story ends. I knew I would not be able to sleep until I finished it, and it was so worth it!
No. 4: What book or series will you never forget
The Lonely Hearts Hotel was the best books that I read last year, and it is a story that I won’t soon forget! The plot, the characters, and the setting are all so memorable! I think the story is very dynamic and the characters are well developed so that makes it hard to forget.
No. 5: A book you frequently think about
There are a lot of books that I still think about, but no book has had quite the same impact on me as Never Let Me Go. I mentioned how haunting this book is in a recent post and so many people commented that they felt exactly the same way. I have no doubt that ten years from now I will still be thinking about Never Let Me Go.
No. 6: A scene that has haunted you for years after reading it
I do not want to say too much because I do not want to spoil The Kite Runner. If you have not read it, I HIGHLY recommend it! There is a scene that takes places in an alley that is both shocking and disturbing. I had such a hard time reading this particular scene.
No. 7: An unforgettable character
Okay Okay I know I talked about Only Human and The Themis Files already, but there is such a unique character in this series that I just had to talk about him! There is an unnamed narrator that is morally grey and you never truly understand his motives. He always keeps the reader at arms length, and that only serves to intrigue you more! I would love to read more books with characters like that!
No. 8: A book that changed your opinion about something
I always thought that SciFi would be boring and ‘too science-y’ but Red Rising proved to me that this is not the case. Red Rising opened up a whole new world of books for me! SciFi has quickly become one of my favourite genres and I have Red Rising and Pierce Brown to that for that!
No. 9: Share another random bookish memory
Growing up my family and I spent every summer at our condo in a little beach town that had a small independent bookstore. I must have been about twelve at the time! I remember asking the shop owner for a recommendation and she showed me The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. I distinctly recall thinking “Wow that is a dumb title and weird cover” but I trusted her recommendations. I fell in the love with the series and it became a tradition that I would read the next book ever summer.
It was interesting to sit back and think about all of these bookish memories! I tag all of you to do this because I am dying to read your answers!