Resolutions Book Tag

I found this tag over on Danni’s blog, ForBooksSake. I’ve not been tagged, but I thought it looked fun, so I’m giving it a go! I know it’s February now, but there’s never a bad time to make resolutions after all.

  1. Exercise more – Name a book that has made you want to jump out of your seat (for any reason)

Oh wow, this is actually really tricky! I loved the third part (Christmas Future) of A Christmas Carol. Although I knew what was coming with the reveal, I was still jumping up and down (on the inside, at least).

  1. Get Organised – A book with an exceptional plot

I tend to read character driven books as opposed to plot driven books, but I do make exceptions. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro is one with an amazingly written plot, with twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat.

  1. Learn a New Skill – A book which taught you something

So many books could go here! I think I have to go with The Color Purple, partly because I studied it in great detail at A Level so I really learnt a lot both from the book and from studying its context.

  1. Live Life To The Fullest – A book which inspired you

I don’t read a lot of biographies/memoirs, but The Importance of Music to Girls by Lavinia Greenlaw was one I found really interesting.

  1. Save More Money/Spend Less Money – the most expensive book you’ve bought and was it worth it?

I think it’s probably my Folio Society edition of Ulysses by James Joyce! I bought it second hand, and it wasn’t mega expensive (somewhere between £40-£50 I think!), so I would definitely say it was worth it because it’s so beautiful! I don’t often buy special editions.

  1. Spend More Time With Family and Friends – a character you would want to be best mates with

Lizzie Bennet from Pride and Prejudice! I love how assertive and confident she is, especially considering she lives in a time where she was expected to defer to men. She sticks to what she wants, yet we see her grow and change through the novel.

  1. Travel More – a book with a location you’d love to visit

Outline by Rachel Cusk! The protagonist visits Greece to deliver a writing workshop, and I would love to be able to visit Greece. Bonus points for any writing workshops that I might be able to attend there, but I’d be happy just to visit and explore!

  1. Read More – a book you are desperate to read this year

I am DETERMINED to read the behemoth that is Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann. I went to the launch event for the book in London a year and a half ago and I still… haven’t… read it!

I’m Tagging:

You!

13 thoughts on “Resolutions Book Tag

  1. Im also very guilty of getting books and being excited for them and then not reading them for a few months or years lmaooo. I hope you got around to reading the Lucy Ellmann book or that you do this year!!

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