Ride Or Die Tag

Today I’m here with the Ride or Die tag! This tag was originally created by LadetteM over on YouTube and you can see their original video by clicking here. Let’s get straight into it.

1. The BFF: A book that not everyone likes, but has been with you since the start. You’ll always love them

My OG book series is, of course, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. I will always, always, always think very fondly of these books and the characters. This is the series that made me the reader I am today.

2. The Long Drive: A book you’d take on a journey, or if you know you’ll be spending a lot of time unable to move. Think Plane, Train or Automobile

This is really hard! Usually when I travel, I just take whatever I’m reading at that time. The one that comes to mind is The Secret History by Donna Tarot, which I read on a nine hour train ride from Yorkshire to Cornwall.

3. The Newcomer: The most recent book you’ve read that you can’t stop talking about

I just read When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett last week and I loved it. This is the second book of hers that I’ve read, and she is very quickly becoming one of my favourite authors.

4. The Quiet One: The book you reach for when you need some peace and quiet

I’m going to go with more of a genre for this, and that is historical romance. If I ever need a self-care day/night, then I always reach for one of these. I’ve talked about why I love this genre so much at great lengths already, but this is truly my happy place.

5. The Out-Going One: The book you love to read in public, or don’t mind keeping with you for anti-social-social occasions

I don’t really go anywhere to read, apart from the train if I’m going to see Angel. And obviously, that’s not been happening since March. But I tend to take smaller books with me when I go out so that it will fit in my bag. Often these turn out to be Agatha Christie books.

6. The Guilty Pleasure: The book you don’t want to justify because it would be too embarrassing… but you love it none the less

Say it with me now—you never have to justify your reading to yourself or anyone else!

7. The Stranger: The book no one seems to have heard of, and you wish everyone had read it so you could talk about it

I will forever be out here championing the Narroway trilogy by Rhiannon Williams. This is one of the greatest middle-grade series I’ve ever read and NO ONE has read it. Please, someone put me out of my misery!

8. The Book Was Better: A book you loved, but the film adaptation was awful

I’m going to swap this around, because we all know the book is almost always better. But for me, the book of Stardust by Neil Gaiman? Mediocre at best. The movie? *chef’s kiss*

9. The Author: An author you’ll read everything they’ll ever produce, you trust them completely. Whether it’s a hardback series of 15 novels, or a shopping list

I ‘m trying not to go with my usuals here, so I’m going to say Celeste Ng. I loved both Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere, and I’m desperate for a new book from her!

10. The Tubers: Pick three Youtubers, tag them and let them know they’re your ride or die!

Surprising no one, I pretty much just have my one ride or die (at least who still blogs), so it’s Angel @ Angel Reads as per usual!

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