Ten Books Tag!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Top Ten Books Tag

Ah, there's nothing I love more than sitting down with a cuppa, a biscuit (or five) with my feet up, a pair of cosy socks and a good book, especially in the cold winter months. Doesn't that sound dreamy?  Too bad I have to wash my hair and do some homework after this. I love books, I've always loved them so you can imagine my excitement when I was tagged by my lovely friend Kate to do this ten books tag.

What's it all about? All you have to do is make a list of ten books that had the greatest impact on you.

1. Under The Hawthorn Tree by Marita Conlon-Mckenna
2. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield
3. Paper Towns by John Green
4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
5. Divergent by Veronica Roth
6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
7. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
8. Looking For Alaska by John Green
9. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I kind of cheated by listing nine instead of ten but I couldn't for the life of me think of a tenth one. Although mind you, I'll probably think of five more as soon as I hit publish. That's always the way, isn't it? *sighs*

I was originally going to write a bit about each book but I think I'd probably be here all night so I'll just mention a few here in these two paragraphs. First up are two of my favourite books from my childhood: Ballet Shoes and Under The Hawthorn Tree. The latter is about three siblings who travel a very long way to find their Aunt's house after their mother and father go missing during the Irish famine. The story is sad and gripping and it's a great way for kids to learn a bit about the Irish Famine. Ballet shoes is about three sisters and their training at the Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training. I still have it sitting proudly on my dresser as that beautiful cover adds a girly touch.

As you can probably tell, I'm just a tad obsessed with John Green. Ha! The Fault In Our Stars is definitely my favourite book of his so far and I'm sure you all know what that's about. It was only the biggest hyped up book/movie of the year! I also loved Paper Towns and I'm super excited to see my girl crush Cara Delevingne play the role of Margo in the upcoming movie adaptation. Gone Girl was another 2014 read and it's not the type of book I'd usually go for (it's kinda weird because I can watch thriller movies no problem but the thought of reading a thriller has always scared me!) but I thoroughly enjoyed it. When Nick's wife, Amy goes missing we're kept on the edge of our seats as all the evidence unfolds and points to Nick. But was it really him or was it someone else? You'll have to read the book or go see the movie to find out ;-)

I tag my lovely friend Aoife!

What are your favourite books? 

Cliona xx


  1. I used to love reading but haven't read much lately! Need to get back into it.

    1. It's so hard to find the time, isn't it? I'd definitely recommend reading Gone Girl if you haven't before. It's so good! x

  2. So lovely to finally look at your blog- I am @LarnBeautee on Twitter if you're wondering who the heck I am! At the moment I'm reading My Sister's Keeper but it's taking me a while to read it since I have other things prioritizing at the moment. Lovely post x

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment! I hope you're enjoying the book :-) xx


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