Karen @ Booker Talk shared her answers for the Last 10 Books Tag and I thought it was really interesting, so I had to do it myself!
The Last Book I Gave Up On
I had heard so many things about Well Met and I wanted to love it but just couldn’t get into it. I am not sure if it was the book or if I was just not in the mood for it, so I will try again in the future before passing it along to a friend who I think will enjoy it!
Last Book I Re-read
I listened to Emma on audio! I am no longer an Audible user, but I had purchased Emma a few years ago and finally got around to it, and I was so glad that I did. It is a full cast, but Emma Thompson is the main narrator, which was so amazing! I forgot just how different Emma was from Jane Austen’s other protagonist, and I kind of loved her. I also watched the newest movie adaptation and thought it was fun!
Last Book I Bought
I am so excited that I finally have a copy of Girl, Woman, Other! I just know that it is going to be fantastic, and I have seen it on so many favourites lists this year.
Last Book I Said I Read But Actually Didn’t
I can’t say that this is something I have ever done! I even pushed through all the assigned reading in high school, even when I hated the books.
Last Book I Wrote in the Margins Of
I have never written in the margins, but I do write on post-its that I leave in my books. This is a newer habit, but I recently finished this biography about Truman Capote, and it is filled with post-its and tabs. Capote was such a complicated and flawed person- so interesting to read about. The biography was written in the 80s, so I would be curious to see how someone who write about him from a 2021 lens.
Last Book That I Had Signed
Indigo, a bookstore here in Canada, has YA boxes, and I was so thrilled to find that they had one for Raybearer, which came with a signed copy. It is one of my most prized possessions!
The Last Book I Lost
I think I know where I left An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, but it is about seven hours away and who knows when I will be able to visit again. I was so surprised by this book and I cannot wait to read the sequel. This is silly, but I really want to have both books together on my shelves.
The Last Book I Had to Replace
My original copy of The Diary of a Young Girl, which I first read when I was twelve, is pretty beat up from having been read over and over again. I still have that book because I have memories attached to it, but I did buy a beautiful edition!
The Last Book I Argued Over
I don’t think I have ever had a true argument over a book, but I have had some fun conversations where we have different opinions. Though I did enjoy In a Holidaze, I didn’t like the love interest and I wanted the story to go a different way. I have learned that there are those who agree with me and those who definitely do not! I love that!
The Last Book You Couldn’t Find
I am having such a different time tracking down all of the books in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. I have the first three and the fifth but cannot seem to find the fourth one in a matching edition. I am hoping they will be easier to find once I feel comfortable perusing used bookstores again.
31 thoughts on “The Last 10 Books Tag”
I don’t know why one would need to lie about having read a book … UNLESS! I think I did that in school sometimes maybe when I really just skimmed or read summaries and analysis online. Some teachers picked absolute amazing books and others were way too dreadful.
That’s the one scenario where I definitely could see people lying about reading a book. I know Sparks Notes were huge when I was in high school!
Other than that, I just really see no point in doing that to be honest 😂
This is such a fun book tag! I’ve never said that I read a book when I haven’t either, and I’ve never written in the margins of a book before!
I love Emma by Jane Austen! It might just be my favourite Austen book. The audiobook sounds amazing; Emma Thompson is an incredible woman and I can imagine she would be great at reading the book.
The audiobook was so so good! I just love how different Emma is from Austen’s other protagonists.
I just read Pride and Prejudice and LOVED it, Emma is next on my list! Thanks for recommending the audiobook, I may have to give it a try. 🙂 Great post!!
Thank you! Emma is such a fun character. I think you will love her!
This was so much fun to read! I haven’t read any of these books, but An absolutely remarkable thing is on my TBR!
I was so surprised by how much I loved that book. I really loved how YouTube was a big part of the story considering how popular Hank Green is on YouTube!
My library hold of Holidaze is coming up any day now, so I’ll have an opinion soon!
You’ll have to let me know what you think!
Oh this is fab!
This is a fun tag! I re-read Emma in 2020 too, and I’m so glad I did. It’s such a good book, and I’d forgotten a lot of the details and little moments.
Right?! I always appreciate Austen’s books more upon a reread.
I wish I had given up on Well Met. I expected to love it and was severely underwhelmed.
That’s how I’m feeling about it! I love the idea of it but wasn’t connecting to the characters at all.
ahh i can’t wait to read girl, woman, other!
Same! I’ve heard so many incredible things about it.
What a fun book tag! I loved reading this ☺️
So glad you enjoyed it!
this is a fun tag! do you mind if I do it too?
Really cool topic. 😊 and true, emma is pretty much different from most of Jane Austens females.
She really is!