This week's TGIF question asks about unexpected pleasures: which books did you have reservations about reading, but ended up loving once you did?
My most recent example of this was The Selection by Kiera Cass which I got from NetGalley on a whim, half expecting to put it down after a few pages. It's not my usual kind of book, being an unashamedly feel-good teen romance (albeit in a dystopian future), but I raced through it and loved every moment.
The Feature & Follow question is what would you do over if you were to start your blog again from scratch?
Over the period of book blogging, my reviews have gradually become more detailed - so if anything, I wish I'd written more in-depth reviews of the earlier books. It's so nice to have a record of what I thought about each book. Of course, I also wish I'd discovered NetGalley and Edelweiss earlier than I did!
The Book Blogger Hop discussion question is who is your go-to author when you are in a reading rut?
This is a really tricky question, because it depends on the nature of the rut. If I want something clever and dark to get my teeth into, it's Neil Gaiman or China Mieville. Whereas if I've been reading too much heavy stuff and just need a quick, lighthearted read then I really like Trisha Ashley who writes down-to-earth Lancashire romances.
This week, I've bought:
- The Self Illusion, by Bruce Hood
- Talisman of El, by Alecia Stone
- Tab Bennett and the Inbetween, by Jes Young
- The Lost Prince, by Julie Kagawa
- Automatic Woman, by Nathan Yocum