Christmas Book Tag

1) Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?

Perfect Crime by Helen Fields (the 5th installment in the DI Callander series)

Jackson Lamb Thriller 6 by Mick Herron

2) Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing it’s praises?

Helen Fields

Mick Herron

Call me by your name

Chris Ryan

3) Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building?

The Narnia series

Alice in wonderland

4) A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one that you want to read

Peter Pan

The adventures of Sherlock Holmes

War and peace

5) Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas

Darcy Bussel book (I did get it 🙂

6) Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling

The other side of lost by Jessie Kirby

7) Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favorite book covers?

The other side of lost

Only the Ocean by Natasha Carthew

( I have previously written a book on this)

8) Christmas Joy: What are some of your favorite things about Christmas And/Or some of your favorite Christmas memories

Being with family, the festive spirit the cold days spent all cost inside.

Many thanks, Caitlin x

(Please comment your answers to the above questions)

My Favourite Fiction Authors

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Source: London Book Fair Webpage

When someone asks me who my favourite author is I really struggle to choose just one and that is why I have decided to write this blog post. I think anyone who says they have a definitive favourite author is lying or has just said the first one that pops into their minds as choosing just one is extremely difficult (for those who enjoy reading). Authors are all so different from each other; from their style of writing and their structure to the topics they choose to base their books on are all unique to themselves.

Saying that they are all unique is true in my opinion. Yes they may have been influenced by other authors and therefor their work may have moments where you notice this but no two authors have every book written in the same way as another. Every one has their own process and priorities when writing a book as well as having different timescales and plans.

I am telling you this basically just to say that I don’t have just one favourite author and I believe that authors that I haven’t even yet read could possibly make it onto this list in the future. The following are just some of the fiction writing authors I love and would recommend to anyone.

  1. Mick Herron – Jackson Lamb Series
  2. Jonathon Holt – The Carnivia Trilogy
  3. April Henry – Girl, Stolen, The night she disappeared
  4. Helen Fields  – DI Callanach Series
  5. Diane Jeffrey – Those who lie
  6. Chris Ryan – Agent 21 Series, Danny Black Series
  7.  Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda
  8. Michael Morpurgo – An elephant in the garden
  9. Ally Carter – The Gallagher Girls Series
  10. Malorie Blackman – The Noughts and Crosses series

 

The above authors are not the only ones I love and I could easily continue this list but I had to stop somewhere and 10 seemed like a good amount.

Many thanks, Caitlin x

(PS please comment a few of your favourite authors or if some of the above are on your list as well)

How to get out of a reading slump

Here are some tips to get out of a reading slump !

1. Push through and force yourself to read

I have done this so many times and I always get into the book after I have read a bit more.

2. Read a book that you know you love

If you read a book that is your favourite or know you like you are much more likely to want to read.

3. Reorganize your book collection

You might come across a book that you forgot you had or would like to read

4. Try to read a novella

Try to read a short story or novella to get yourself reading again before reading a huge novel.

5. Set yourself goals

Set targets of what you want to read in a time frame which may help you to continue reading them through the slump

These are just a few and often don’t work for everyone however it may just help you !

I hope you enjoyed this post.

Many thanks, Caitlin x

(PS please comment of these helped you or you have any more tips and tricks to get back reading)