Thanks Icebreaker for tagging me for this tag! It’s a really unique one.
This tag was created by Jen Campbell.
Pick ten books from your shelves that you associate with a specific time and place in your life. Tell us the story behind your choices and what the books are about.
Like Icebreaker, I’m a little lost as to whether this means an actual event, or just to compare. So like her, I’ll do either! And because I’m me, I’m gonna include Webtoons….why not?
On Writing, Stephen King:
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak:
Annarasumanara, Ilkwon Ha:
This makes me think of the present. I’m in a similar situation to the students in this story, and I can relate to the pressures and struggles they face now. This should be required reading at schools, I think.
I Hunt Killers, Barry Lyga:
Dr. Frost, JongBeom Lee:
Similar to the above, I’d been searching for a great mystery story last year, and finally found one with this. This also introduced me to the world of Webtoons, and is still one of my favorites, if not my favorite.
One Of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus:
This was one of the first books I only saw on the blogging community, so it reminds me of you guys, actually. It reminds me of the time I decided to really start looking on the blogging community for new books to read, and it helped me get out of a reading slump.
Jackaby, William Ritter:
Harry Potter, J.K Rowling:
The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins:
This was one of the books to really get me interested in more adult fiction, rather than YA (even though I love both books). It also helped me realize just how important location is to an adaptation. Movie makers, take note: if you want to adapt something and move it to America…don’t. Just don’t, no matter what country the source material takes place in. It’ll lose something, no matter how similar the cultures are. (Cough, this book, cough, the Netflix Death Note adaptation, cough).
The Melting Pot, by me 😅:
Don’t look at me like that. Please. Because I associate this with so much. Like November, two years ago, when I wrote it in one month for class. It reminds me of my favorite class ever, my creative writing class. Dang. That was an amazing class..