First off thank you PoojaG for nominating me for the Desert Island Book Tag! This is the first book tag I’ve done since starting my blog and I have to admit, it’s tough! You could ask me these questions every day of the week and I would probably give you a different answer every single time.
My favorites are always morphing and changing. I also feel like I have to discount so many books when picking a favorite, so I often refuse to do so. But I’ll give it a go. Writing down the absolute first book that comes to my mind. Don’t judge!
Water — A book you simply cannot live without
Recently, I have been obsessed with Naomi Novik’s Uprooted. I’ve read this book twice and listened to the audio book. The audio book narrator is awesome! This book sucked me in and hasn’t let go. Don’t read the back cover, the book is so much more.
Food — A book that is a close second on your favorites list
Ivan Doig was such a wonderful writer; a master of the midwest and language. The Whistling Season is persistently on my favorites list. The majority of the story takes place in a one room school house in 1909 on the Montana prairie. The language and tone of this story stays with you. Besides that, how can you put down a book that starts with: “Can’t cook but doesn’t bite.”
Shelter — A book that makes you feel at home and safe
A lovely, warm, funny epistolary novel. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a wonderful book by Mary Ann Shaffer. Just as Juliet is drawn in by the society, I felt just as taken in. The society looks out for each other and the town and I would hope anywhere I called home would make me feel the same.
Flare Gun — A book you would recommend to someone who doesn’t read
This was a hard one. It really depends on the reader and what interests them. So instead I am going to give you one that was recommended to me the other day that I loved. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen is a magical realism that takes place in a small-ish town. It’s a book about family coming together and being the oddball family in a town where everyone knows everyone. There’s romance, sibling rivalry, drama and magical gardens and more. Just give it a try.
Matchsticks — A book that warms your heart
I don’t know about warming my heart, but this one tugged at it. When The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern was published, I literally recommended it to anyone who said they were looking for something new. Magical, whimsical and a shot of adrenaline to the imagination!
Compass — A book that directed you towards your love of reading
This was another hard one. I chose The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot because analyzing these poems for a high school assignment made me realize that I wanted to work with the written word in some way, shape or form. I was a good reader before this one but I think T.S. Eliot cemented my career with books.
I think I need a disclaimer… half of these books were books I’ve read in the past year. They are fresh in my mind and still imprinted on my soul. With more reflection this list may have changed.
I tag: (p.s. I don’t know how to tag people & ignore if you’ve already done it 🙂
That’s all for now!