Hello my loves!
I hope you’re having a great week so far. Today’s post is one that I am pretty excited about. If you didn’t know, I’ve been a massive fan of Panic At The Disco since they released their first album 13 years ago (wow, now I feel old!) and when Jess created this tag and Amy tagged me to do it, I knew that I would love it.
1. Death of a Bachelor – A romance book
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Now, I’m not a huge lover of romance in books. This one was different for me though as it was not the focal point of the book, but was so so sweet. I just loved Monty and Percy!
2. High Hopes – A book you’re really excited for
The Necessary Marriage by Elisa Lodato
I read An Unremarkable Body by the same author a little while back and I absolutely adored it. I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of Elisa’s next book and I am so excited to read it!
3. Miss Jackson – A book with a betrayal
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
I was introduced to this book by Jenn. I really loved this book and the betrayal got me right in the gut. I read this last year and I still think about Romy today.
4. Girls/Girls/Boys – A LGBTQ+ book
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.
I was not expecting this book to have a m/m romance and was pleasantly surprised. As I’ve said previously, I’m not the biggest fan of romance in books but the relationship between Patroclus and Achilles in this book just floored me and shot Madeline Miller shot to one of my favourite authors.
5. I Write Sins Not Tragedies – A book featuring a wedding
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
I had to think so hard about this one, I can’t actually think of a book that I’ve read that features a wedding. I do however have Save the Date on my TBR and from what others have said, it’s really really good.
6. Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time – A book featuring a partying protagonist or a party scene
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
One of my favourite books of all time is set in a university in New England is the story of a group of students of a charismatic Greek professor who find themselves killing one of their own. All of the characters in this story are big drinkers and it is not often they are seen without a drink in hand or a rotten hangover.
7. Say Amen (Saturday Night) – A book with an unapologetic main character
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E.Schwab
Lila Bard is without a doubt one of my favourite female protagonists ever. She is is unapologetically herself and I love his about her. I won’t say much more just in case you haven’t read the trilogy (if you haven’t, what on earth are you doing?!)
8. This Is Gospel – A book from a trilogy
Gilded Cage by Vic James
It has to be the Dark Gifts trilogy by Vic James, doesn’t it? It is one of my favourite trilogies of all time and it includes Gilded Cage, Tarnished City and Bright Ruin.
9. Emperor’s New Clothes – A hardback that looks beautiful naked
Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages & Co.) by Anna James
This is the most recent hardback I have acquired and is probably the most beautiful. It is gorgeous both with and without its dust jacket.
10. Victorious – An empowering book
How to be Human by Ruby Wax
This was one of the first books I was sent by publishers. At the time that I received it I was in a pretty precarious mental health place and it empowered me so much and gave me the push I needed to get back to being me. I loved it.
11. Impossible Year – A really sad book
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is one of the most heartbreaking books that I have ever read. It tells the story of Lale, a Slovakian jew who finds himself tattooing the numbers on the arms of the prisoners of Auschwitz. I really did bawl my eyes out reading this one.
12. King Of The Clouds – A prize winning book
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I read this last year and it was no wonder that it won so many accolades. It is a story of a young black man in the States who is, though he is unarmed, shot by a white police officer. It was so emotive and so powerful and has now been turned into a movie.
13. Hey Look Ma, I Made It – A debut author
The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh
This dystopian blew me away and has now been long-listed for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. I was lucky enough to attend and event recently with Sophie and managed to get my book signed. As soon as I read this book I knew it was going to make waves. I’m still blown away that its a debut!
And there we have it! The Panic at the Disco Tag! I hope you enjoyed and I would love it if you join with this too! I’m going to tag Ash!
Peace and pages