Happy Easter to those who celebrate! I discovered this tag from Crowing About Books.
Rabbit: A book you wish would multiply (a book you want a sequel to, but doesn’t have one)
I would love ‘The Oyster Thief’ to have a sequel! It was such an amazing story about adventure and becoming your own person, set within the underwater world.
Egg: A book that surprised you
I would say The Killing Dance (Anita Blake #6) by Laurell K. Hamilton was a story that surprised me. Anita is a vampire, and the series began with her steadfast on ridding the supernatural from her area, romance being the last on her mind. By the end of the novel Anita takes on a different perspective, and this begins the radical shift in Anita’s curiosities toward desire and sexual exploration with the supernatural.
Hunt: A book that was hard for you to get your hands on
I’m going to refer to a children’s book for this one! I was searching for ‘Ten Tiny Turtles’ by Emily Ford for my Toddler classroom. I owned it a couple years ago, but it fell apart because…well…toddlers+an accessible book on the shelf=no more book!
I was searching for months for another copy, but no luck. I finally discovered an extra copy in a bookshelf in one of the classrooms that’s only used during after school time. It’s a bit worn, but the pages are still intact!
Lambs: A children’s book you still enjoy
I love anything Snoopy/Peanuts related. And also the ‘Frog and Toad’ series. I can return to them at any time and feel happy.
Spring: A book with a cover that makes you thing of Spring
‘Snow Flower and the Secret Fan’ by Lisa See. It’s a memorable story of two women keeping an enduring relationship throughout the decades, communicating through codes passed on through memorable keepsakes.
Rising From the Dead: A book from a deceased author
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee. This story follows a young girl named Scout growing up in Alabama during the Great Depression. It captures the plight of racism in its raw, uncensored form.
Basket: A book that is in your Amazon cart or wish list right now
‘Crooked Kingdom’ by Leigh Bardugo. I can’t wait to read this story! I also have ‘Hollow City’ by Ransom Riggs story on this list. I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’.
Candy: A book that is sweet
‘One Day in December’ by Josie Silver. This story follows the lives of Laurie and Jack over a 10 year span, after a chance encounter at a bus stop in London. It’s equal parts sweet and heartbreaking.