I’ve never actually tried a book tag before but was very excited to be tagged by Deanna at A Novel Glimpse for the Emoji Book Tag. Thank you Deanna I love your blog and am so happy to take up the challenge.
In this tag, you pair your five most used or recently used emojis to books. I may actually kill two birds with one story and use this as my List Five for this week. So here we go:
A book that makes me smile seems like a really good place to start. There are quite a few books I’ve read recently that have made me smile but the one which had me smiling for days was The Piano Man Project by Kat French. It has some great funny dialogue between main characters Honey and Hal, rebellious pensioners fighting to save their care home and some romance and heat. A great read when you’re in need of a smile.
Synopsis from GoodReads
A delightfully romantic, heartwarming read for everyone who’s ever looked for The One and found someone better.
You: kind, piano-playing sex god
Me: hopelessly romantic charity shop manager
Honeysuckle Jones has a problem, and her best friends Nell and Tash are on a mission to help her solve it. She needs a man – a caring, intelligent, funny man. But most importantly, a man who’s good with his hands…
Luckily Honey’s new neighbour – moody, antisocial ex-chef Hal – fails on almost every count. Even though the chemistry between them is electric, he’s obviously wrong for her in every way.
But when Honey discovers the devastating reason for his moods she decides to give him another chance. And discovers that the best songs aren’t always in tune…
The last book that had me taking a sharp intake of breath and my jaw hitting the floor was Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. It’s a young adult book about a girl whose former best friend commits suicide during the school holidays but things may not be as straightforward as that. There are quite a few twists and turns in this story but there was one in particular around the halfway point that I really didn’t see coming.
Pitched as Gone Girl meets Thirteen Reasons Why
June barely has time to mourn the death of her best friend Delia, before Delia’s ex-boyfriend convinces her Delia was murdered, and June is swept into a tangle of lies, deceit, and conspiracy.
Sometimes it seems that life is just that little bit too serious so it’s great when you find a book that gives you a bit of a giggle. Probably not the best idea to read it on the train unless you’re willing to get some very odd looks or bite very hard on the inside of your cheek. Thankfully I chose to read Sentencing Sapphire by Mia Thompson when I was home alone. It’s the third in the series about a society heiress who hunts serial killers in her spare time. There are a lot of hilarious rich people stereotypes and some great dialogue as well as a great fast paced story.
A summer has passed since the catastrophe at the country club. Heiress and vigilante Sapphire Dubois has escaped to Paris, where she has shed her rich persona and lives as the infamous Serial Catcher. When the handsome Detective Aston Ridder tracks her down, Sapphire returns home to find Beverly Hills in chaos. A new vigilante has taken over Sapphire’s old job, and will stop at nothing to get her predecessor out of the way.
Meanwhile, a man with dark intentions and a deceiving smile has nestled his way into the rich community and is killing off heiresses. It doesn’t take long before Sapphire finds that this man, the next killer she has to catch, is none other than her estranged father. Already plagued by sickening memories, Sapphire is pushed to the limit when her father initiates a deranged game that threatens both her sanity and the lives of everyone around her.
While Aston struggles to keep the woman he loves from drowning in her father’s madness, Sapphire battles to outwit her merciless opponents before time runs out and more innocent blood is spilled.
Believe it or not my Mum’s kindle is hooked up to my Amazon account. This means any book I buy she has access to so for the most part I’m beyond being embarrassed by books. Once you’ve chatted to your almost 70 year old Mum about Fifty Shades of Grey (she didn’t like it) it doesn’t get much worse. What did embarrass me though was not the content of a book but the title. I read it while doing a team challenge on GoodReads and we needed the points so yep I admitted it. I read a book called “Prick”. I did actually really enjoy it but not the best title. I hope no one reading this is offended by bad language.
I can’t stop thinking about that prick.
Caulter Sterling is a prick.
A filthy-mouthed, womanizing, crude, spoiled, arrogant prick.
The tattooed, pierced, panty-melting-hot son of a celebrity.
I hate him.
He’s slept his way through practically every girl at Brighton Academy.
Except for me.
I’m the good girl. The responsible girl. The 4.0, class president, studied-so-much-she-never-lost-the-big-V girl.
And in celebration of graduation and adulthood, I just made the worst decision in the history of ever.
I lost my V-card to the devil himself.
It was just one night. So what if it was mind-blowing? Hit it and quit it.
Except I just found out that my father – the Senator, the Presidential hopeful – is marrying Caulter’s mother. Oh, and this summer? We’re hitting the campaign trail.
One big happy family.
I’m totally f**ked.
The last book that had me crying my eyes out in the least dignified way possible was The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris. We’re talking huge, big, ugly sobs. I actually ran out of tissues and had to use toilet paper to dry my snot and tears. Think PS I Love You or One Day and you’ll know what I mean. I challenge anyone to read this and not have a bit of a bubble.
Synopsis from Amazon UK (for some reason Good Reads synopsis is in Croatian)
How do you hold on to a love that is slowly slipping away from you? Can you let go of the past when you know what is in the future? And how do you cope when you know that every kiss is a countdown to goodbye? This is the story of a love affair, of Ryan and Molly and how they fell in love and were torn apart. The first time Molly kissed Ryan, she knew they’d be together forever. Six years and thousands of kisses later she’s married to the man she loves. But today, when Ryan kisses her, Molly realises how many of them she wasted because the future holds something which neither of them could have ever predicted…
So that’s my five what’s yours? I tag the following fantastic blogs and anyone else who wants to take part.
- Jenaca at Jenacidebybibliophile
- Yen at Little Calico’s Journal
- Rachel at One Little Bookshelf
- Jordan at Iwillneverownenoughbooks
- Aentee at readatmidnight
Feel free to ignore if you’ve already been tagged.