Today I am tackling the Derry Girls Book Tag which was created by Aoife and I saw it on my lovely friend Lily’s YouTube, which is here if you want to go and watch it (which you totally should because she is absolutely awesome).
I love Derry Girls so much and so as soon as I saw this on Lily’s channel I just had to do this tag because it’s going to be so much fun to answer! Alright, it is time to get into it.
Erin – a book it took time to warm to
Ironically, given how much I loved it and the sequel … Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.
I started this book and couldn’t quite get into it to start with but once I pushed over half way through the book I just fell in love with it and the story and the characters and it was just so good! I cannot wait to read the rest of the series because I know that is only going to get better.
Michelle – your favourite strong female character
I have so many of these as I always love a good strong female character haha.
My most recent favourite strong female character is Ariadne from Ariadne by Jennifer Saint because she was such a wonderful main character and I loved to read her story so much as part of the blog tour for it by Random Things Tours.
Clare – an LGBT romance (bonus points if it’s an F/F romance!)
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston.
I sadly haven’t read any F/F romance but I am working on it! But omg I loved Red, White & Royal Blue so much and if you haven’t read it already then you should definitely go and buy it now because it will not let you down! It was so cute and so funny and just absolutely incredible.
Orla – a character with their head in the clouds
I am actually going to steal Lily’s answer because I agree with it so much, and that is Eve Brown from Act Your Age Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert.
Eve is honestly a bit of a disaster and I love her so much, plus the book in itself is absolutely incredible and it’s just so good. Another romance that you should go and read like right now.
James – a translated book
The only one I can think of that I own is Kafka on the Shore!
Sister Michael – a book you studied at school
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte.
I remember not really enjoying this when I studied it but I would really like to give it another go because maybe I would like it more?
Granda Joe – a grumpy character you can’t help but love
Another character from Act Your Age Eve Brown and that is Jacob!
Honestly this man is so grumpy and I love him so much, not just because he is so different from Eve but also because his grumpiness is just so damn adorable lol.
Ma Mary and Da Gerry – your favourite bookish parents
I would have to go for the mum in Obsidian Mask because she is an archaeologist that gets to work on some incredibly cool digs based off of the books that are out currently! I would love to be her so badly.
Jenny Joyce – your favourite bookish clever clogs
I am going to have to go for Beth from The Rose Code from Katie Quinn because she is such an incredible character and I love how smart she is despite everything that she goes through as well.
Aunt Sarah – a book with a pretty cover
The Binding, by Bridget Collins.
This cover is just absolutely stunning and I cannot wait to read it because I have heard that it is absolutely incredible!
Uncle Colm – a book you can’t shut up about
There are so many of these but the ones that I probably talk about the most are Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar or Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. They are just absolutely amazing and you should all go and check them out like right now.
Friends Across the Barricades – tag three Derry Girls lovers in the book community – doesn’t matter whether they’re a blogger, Book Tuber, Bookstagrammer, or your best friend!
I am tagging, like Lily did, anyone who is a massive fan of Derry Girls to answer these questions because it was so much fun!
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