Hello! Today I am doing the Horrible Histories Book Tag that I saw on Bookworm Blogger Web months and months ago, and it has been saved in my drafts since at least October 2021. As a kid, I was a huge fan of this show, so this one is an exciting one for me! I have always been interested in history, but recently I have been watching a bunch of documentaries about the history of Scotland; and Horrible Histories popped into my brain the other day so it seems fitting to finally get to this tag!
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Shouty Man – a book that tried way too hard
With This Kiss by Carrie Hope Fletcher is one that comes to mind. I recently read this in April, and there was just something missing for me. It was a great concept, but something about it just fell flat for me.
Bob Hale – a long twisty tale
Although this one isn’t necessarily a long book, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid reads like a long twisty tale. I think because of the way it dips in and out of the present and the past, and because Evelyn Hugo is telling her story it comes off this way. And it is such a beautiful story. I highly recommend it to anybody who is on the fence because of all of the hype! When I read it back in July, I could not sleep until I had finished the entire thing. It’s incredible.
Scary Stories – a horror book that didn’t scare you
I wasn’t scared by The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson – I’m not sure if it was because I had just watched the series and it was completely different from the book or if it was just because it was an older novel. Either way, it did not scare me at all, and was actually quite a disappointing read for me.
Stupid Deaths – a book with lots of black humour
I don’t really read a lot of books with black humour…not one really comes to mind. I think the closest I am going to come to this prompt is The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling where the main character puts a curse on her ex-boyfriend.
Historical Paramedics – a character who has good intentions but makes things worse
I am going to go with Birdy from The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent, which I read in June. At the start of the story, it doesn’t seem like she has good intentions, but she does. Birdy takes the summer job that her friend got, but then decided not to go; however, Birdy doesn’t tell Heather that she took the job and kind of reinvents her life using Heather’s name and job. You can imagine the mess she makes for herself, and how she makes things worse for everyone. But when it comes to her relationships that she forms and the people she is trying to help – her intentions are good.
Historical Crime Squad – a book with a weird twist
Without spoiling the book or saying to much, I am going to say The No Show by Beth O’Leary. I read this on its release day in April, and Beth O’Leary never disappoints. It was a great twist, and I heard in an interview that she was worried that she wasn’t going to be able to pull it off, but she certainly did!
The Songs – a seriously addictive book/series
I feel like there are two series that I have to put for this answer because of how many times I have read both of them and that is of course A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas and The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (and all of the Shadowhunter novels). Each of the books in these series have been page turners and truly addictive novels.
It has been so long since I did a book tag, it felt really nice to do one again! As you may know, I have been away from blogging for a little bit, so I am sure there are so many new book tags that I have missed. Let me know if there are any you would like to see from me!