With Easter right around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to go ahead and do the Easter Book Tag. This tag was originally created by booktuber Rosie the Reader and you can find all the information there!
I’m not someone who really celebrates Easter at all, beyond maybe eating some Easter eggs, but this is a cute tag so I thought I’d do it anyway.
Rabbits – A book that you wish would multiply – So a book you want a sequel to (that doesn’t have one)
I don’t know that I really want a sequel, but I would’ve happily read like 800 more pages of The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai. I’ve talked about this one thousands of times because it’s one of my top three favourite books of all time, so I won’t go into it much here.
Egg – A book that surprised you
I was very surprised by A Worthy Opponent by Katee Robert the other week. I’d really not liked the previous book in the Wicked Villains series so I had very low expectations for this one, but I ended up really enjoying this one.
Hunt – A book that was hard for you to get your hands on
Unfortunately, some books just never make it to Australia. But the book I can think of most recently is Aue by Becky Manawatu—it took me about three years to find a copy of this and now it’s readily available here. Also a bit of a weird one considering it’s just from New Zealand.
Lambs – A children’s book that you still enjoy
If you don’t still like children’s books, I don’t even want to know you. There have been some incredible middle-grade releases in the last few years—my personal favourite is, of course, the Nevermoor series by Jessica Townsend.
Spring – A book with a cover that makes you think of spring
For this question, I’m going to say this particular edition of Emma by Jane Austen from the Vintage Classics series. These are my personal favourite editions of Austen’s works—they’re the only ones I own as well. But I think there’s just something about the pink background and the little details on there that just make feel Spring-esque to me, even though we celebrate Easter during Autumn here i the Southern Hemisphere.
Jesus – A religious or spiritual book that you love
So I’m just not a religious or spiritual person by any stretch—it’s not something I grew up around or that I’ve ever found comfort in, so I don’t have an answer for this one.
Rising from the dead – A book from a deceased author
For this, I’m going to go with The Nursing Home Murder by Ngaio Marsh which is a book I’m hoping to have either read by the time this post goes up or one that I’ll read this week. Marsh was actively publishing from the 1930s to 80s and passed away in 1982. She was also a New Zealand author, so that’s apparently a theme.
Baskets – A book that is in your Amazon cart or wish list right now
I’m really trying not to buy books this month so I haven’t allowed myself to put anything in an Amazon cart or anything like that. So instead, I just put Burnished Sun by Mirandi Riwoe on hold at the library for when their copy comes in.
Candy – A book that is sweet
This was a lot harder to think of than I anticipated because obviously, my first thought was to pick a romance but then I panicked while trying to pick one that was ‘sweet’. I’m not really into sweet romances, but the one that came to mind was Battle Royal by Lucy Parker because it’s literally about professional bakers. Can’t get much sweeter than that!
Peeps – Tag people
I won’t tag anyone specifically, but if you need a tag for this week, here you go!