Halloween Song Book Tag

I don’t celebrate Halloween, but I sure do enjoy the holiday and seeing people dress up for it. Like I do every year, I’ll honor the holiday on my blog by posting a Halloween-inspired book tag.

Here’s the Halloween Songs Book Tag. I found it on the blog Adventures with a Side of Espresso, but it was created by booktuber A Beautiful Chaos of Books. She also created a playlist for the tag on Spotify based on the songs included in the tag.

THRILLER: A BOOK THAT WAS AN ABSOLUTE PAGE TURNER

The Night Swim by Megan Goldin. is a must-read for anyone that likes thrillers! I could not put it down. I recommend the audiobook it really enhances the experience. This book was just incredible!

SOMEBODY’S WATCHING ME: A BOOK THAT GAVE YOU THE SERIOUS CREEPS

The Diviners by Libba Bray. I really enjoyed this! Such a well-written story with so many details!
LOVED the New York 20s set! The narrative is the third person and follows dozens of characters, although Evie is the clear main character, and there are about 6 others who the story really revolves around. I thought each character felt unique and was interesting.The story was very well crafted. The book is about 600 pages and follows many characters. It wasn’t hard to keep names or stories straight, and they all wove together. There was one main villain/mystery in this book, and I thought everything else was revolving around him, only to find out at the end that he was only part of the story. There are a few different characters with their own romantic links. I was pretty much taken by surprise with Jericho’s role because it came out of nowhere, so I have to make a note of this. So, major points. There were a few things left unanswered, and that didn’t actually bother me because this is the start of a series and I can tell that everything will come into play.

VAMPIRE: A BOOK YOU HATED SO MUCH IT WAS SOUL SUCKING, I.E INCREDIBLY TEDIOUS TO GET THROUGH

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. The plot is simplistic and mainly revolves around Nora undoing her regrets and “test-driving” these new lives. While the concept of this book is delightful and the setting absolutely magical, the plot becomes slightly repetitive and falls into a lull after a while. What becomes obvious after a while is that the plot exists for the singular purpose of driving home the “moral of the story”, which is precisely what made me conclude that the plot is quite simplistic. The nerd in me was quite excited to read a fascinating discussion about parallel universes which the nerd inside me loved, but unfortunately it did not play out quite significantly.

I PUT A SPELL ON YOU: A BOOK FEATURING WITCHCRAFT OR MAGIC

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. This is a rich and textured tale of two people who should be enemies falling in love. Against a backdrop of centuries of antagonism and hatred, we are taken on an epic journey with Diana and Matthew. I absolutely love these two characters – Diana is intelligent, brave, and fearless, and having spent her life not using her magic she is unaware of just how powerful she is. Matthew is over a thousand years old, has been there, done that, and got the T-shirt, but he has never met anybody quite like Diana. He is the ultimate swoon-worthy character, tall, beautiful and aloof, and reader, I adore him. He is old-fashioned at times and used to getting his own way but Diana isn’t a damsel in distress and is more than a match for Matthew Clairmont.

THIS IS HALLOWEEN: YOUR FAVOURITE TREAT/SNACK TO EAT WHILE READING

I don’t like eating while reading. It’s distracting and can mess up my book. But if I have to choose a snack, I’d go with cheese curls.

TIME WARP: “LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN.” WHAT BOOK OR BOOKS DO YOU LIKE TO RETURN TO AT THIS TIME OF YEAR?

I don’t have a particular book I read at this time of year, but I try to work in a horror novel. However, I always rewatch episodes from these two TV shows at this time of year.

HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: A BOOK YOU LOVED SO MUCH, YOU DEVOURED IT

The Surviving Time by Calia Read trilogy. This story starts off with a dream about a photograph Serene finds in an old album. I adored this book and didn’t want it to end. I’m so relieved to hear there will be more books to come because I need more of these characters like I need air in my lungs. Though this was my first book by Calia Read, I will continue to pick up her books and can’t wait to finally read Unravel, along with the rest of her previous works! Her storytelling is stellar.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY: A BOOK FEATURING A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY

I haven’t read any.

SCARY MONSTERS (AND SUPER CREEPS): A BOOK GENRE THAT YOU ARE SCARED OR INTIMIDATED TO PICK UP

Sci-fi.

TWILIGHT ZONE: A BOOK WITH A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE PREMISE

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. You will rarely come across a more enjoyable murder mystery than this. It is the kind of book that commands your absolute attention from the very first page to the last and keeps you guessing to the extent that it is on your mind even when you have put it down. That, combined with wonderfully engaging writing and impeccable attention to detail, made it a truly absorbing read and I almost did not want it to end.

AND THAT’S IT FOR THIS BOOK TAG WEEK SERIES.

UNTIL NEXT TIME… HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

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