I was tagged by Molly @Molly Elizabeth Marcelle Books to do The Productivity Book Tag and it looks like a lot of fun!
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Planning | A Book That Is Completely Thought Out
I think I would have to say The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton because it has a unique structural aspect to how it lays out its chapters.
Basically different characters were represented by different stellar and planetary objects, and at the beginning of each chapter you could figure out certain things about the events and characters in that chapter…
Also the book is divided into 12 parts and each part is subdivided into chapters. Part one has 12 chapters, part 2 has 11, part 3 has 10 etc until part 12 ends with just the one chapter.
Focus | A Book That Kept Your Undivided Attention
I’m going to go for the whole Twilight series… YES I HAVE NO SHAME!!! #TeamEdward for life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But I read those four books in the space of a week during one Christmas break from uni and I just remember walking around the house with my head in the books and not wanting to be parted from the story for a second!!
Delegating | A Book That Should Have Been a Series
Hmm I don’t think there are really many books out there that I think need sequels. It’s much easier to pick books that should never have had a sequle lol!! But I think I will go with Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman.
This was just a really fun read (it’s a loose reimagining of Othello I believe) and I enjoyed all the crazy, trashy space drama so much that I would be quite happy to revisit Olivia and co. again.
Small Goals | Name a Book Below 150-Pages That You Loved
To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
A small but perfectly formed book about a deep space mission that explores what truly drives us as a society and asks what it is that makes us human.
Peak Hours | A Book/Series You Can Only Read at a Certain Time
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
So I actually read this during the summer months last year but if I were to reread it then I would HAVE to read it during winter. It’s just so dark and creepy, basically a gothic masterpiece and pretty much is designed to be read by the fire on a cold and dark winter’s night.
Lists | A Book That You Finally Crossed Off Your TBR
Dune by Frank Herbert
I had seen a TV adaptation of this many years ago and fell head over heels in love with the story but it took me a long time before I read it because I had felt daunted by the book’s complicated story. But earlier this year I finally read it and ticked it off my TBR!
Proactive | A Book That Is/Was Ahead of Its Times
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
I just don’t think there is any other book that fits this description more. Mary Shelley was a trailblazer. She invented science fiction with this book and it still holds to this day as an amazing read.
Declutter | A Series You Wish You Could Unread
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
I only read the first book but wish I hadn’t as it was quite problematic with regards to the depiction of a character with chronic pain and as someone who experiences such I was greatly upset by it.
Multitasking | Books That You Read at the Same Time
The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon
I don’t tend to read multiple books at once but when I do it’s typically a science non-fiction that I will read along with my fictional books and this is one that I read this year alongside a few different YA books.