Thank you Julia from @PicnicReads for tagging me to do this!
Koala: A character you want to cuddle all day long
I want to cuddle all day, everyday with Rhysand, The Darkling or Aaron Warner (do I even need to reason myself?) Don’t try to tell me otherwise because I refuse to here why I shouldn’t. (Except you Denise, if you’re reading this. I understand you’re reasoning so therefore you can contradict me as much as you like <3)
Vegemite: A book you love that everyone else hates
I don’t even like Vegemite but anyways… I liked The Maze Runner by James Dashner although I wouldn’t reread it or consider it my favourite but I didn’t dislike/hate it as much as other people. Also I liked the Selection trilogy (the ones before new ones were published).
Socceroos: Favourite fictional squad
The Night Court Circle and The Shadowhunter gang are my favourite friendship squads. When reading them, I am reminded of my friends and the relationships between the characters are just so cute and I’d read them over and over again.
Southern-Cross: most recent 5-star read
The last book I rated 5 stars was Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I loved the characters, the writing, the format, everything you could think of. To see my full review click here.
Patriotism: Favourite book by an author from your country
I know I’m a horrible person for not reading a lot of Australian books; however I love Laurinda by Alice Pung and Stolen by Lucy Christopher which I read a year ago. I still need to get myself a copy of Stolen to reread.
Echidna: A book you like to look at, but it physically hurts to read.
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. I love the cover, especially the hardback but I cannot not get myself to read it. I’ve tried a few times but have given up. But I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone so I might try again.
Ned Kelly: A book that is really grim, but an iconic must-read.
I haven’t really read many grim books because … okay I don’t have a reason (any recommendations is welcome) but does Nevernight count? I’m currently reading it and loving it so much.
Great Barrier Reef: A book that had you gaping in awe
I was gaping in awe at the cover of Nevernight by Jay Kristoff, especially the UK hardbacks. I still need to read it but the cover has already captured my attention. It’s actually so sad that only 7% of the Great Barrier Reef remains because of Climate Change (can you guess what I’m doing in Humanities? Aha)
Pavlova: A light, and fluffy book that you can’t help but love.
TBH I had to search up what a Pavlova is because I’m a great Australian citizen (please don’t judge me). Stephanie Perkin’s books are my go to answer for this because she makes her characters so lovable (even though I haven’t read Isla yet). Anything contemporary really. I also enjoy Rainbow Rowell’s books too!
Milo: A genre/author you reach for to get you out of a reading slump
I generally reread I book I love to get me out of a slump or if I don’t feel like reading, I reach for a light contemporary because it’s easier to read. Sometimes I reread the last book in my favourite series like City of Heavenly Fire or Ignite Me.