This week’s TTT prompt is to choose books that are linked to a specific memory in your life. It can be linked to where you were, who you were with, what you were doing and so on. I’ve decided to link mine to places I have distinct reading memories from. I love traveling and I’m fortunate enough to have had a lot of opportunities to visit really beautiful places and create lovely memories with the books I’ve brought along. So here they are:
1. Reading Six of Crows in Amsterdam was truly an experience! I had no idea before starting the book that it was set in an Amsterdam-inspired city called Ketterdam so I was pretty hyped to find out I’d picked such a good time to read it 😀
2. Reading a heavy book like The Secret History while lazying around in Mallorca might not have been the smartest choice. I found the book very dull and unnecessarily long, and it took me more than two weeks to finish it. I will probably pick up a YA contemporary instead next time I’m out in the sun, so lesson learnt!
3. 2014 was what I like to call my “Jenny Han summer”. It’s the year To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before came out and I fell in love with Jenny Han’s writing. I ended up reading both her Burn for Burn trilogy and The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy! Aesthetic summer sunsets + a Jenny Han books = a match made in heaven
4. I can’t begin to recall all the books I’ve begun, read or finished on a plane. It’s the perfect way to pass time on a flight and I always manage to get a lot of reading done. Some of the memorable books I’ve read on airplanes include Room, Heir of Fire, Cinder, Where She Went and many more!
5. Reading by the peaceful lakeside, surrounded by nature in Montreux is pure bliss. Even more so when you have an amazing book like I’ll Give You the Sun to enhance the whole experience! Can you believe it’s been four years since Jandy Nelson’s last book?? I would sell my kidneys just to get a glimpse of her shopping list, that’s how badly I miss her writing.
6. Is there honestly a better place to read books than in a bookstore? My favourite bookstore to read in is the Waterstones in Piccadilly Circus because they have really comfy sofa chairs and a really nice cafe with delicious hot chocolate! I read a little bit of everything there; new releases, graphic novels, books I just purchased or books I brought from home. Most recently I was there reading my current read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
7. Although I dislike the winter-time because of how dreadfully cold it gets, I have to admit it makes for a pretty cozy atmosphere. I remember reading Allegiant during New Year’s Eve (priorities) a few years ago and crying for a half hour. Good times.
8. The tourist infested streets, the ridiculously priced everything, the unexpected downpour; none of these things could take away how magical Paris is to me! My first ever flight was one en route to Paris and while I did not read anything then, the next time I went for a school trip I made sure to bring Eleanor & Park which sparked my love for Rainbow Rowell!
9. The place I truly spend most of my time reading on is my bed. My bed is somewhere where I can fully relax and immerse myself into the story I’m reading. Some books I have distinct memories reading in bed are Clockwork Princess, Everything I Never Told You and Dangerous Girls!
10. Finally, one of the most memorable reading moments was when I finished the last book of the Percy Jackson series, The Last Olympian. It was such a bittersweet moment, because I wasn’t ready to let go of my favourite story and characters just yet but I also knew I would see them again in the spin off series. No other series has impacted me as much as Percy Jackson and reading the last book in the backdrop of Nice was a truly happy memory!
What place do you associate with a very good reading memory? Where would be your dream vacation? Do you prefer summer or winter for reading?
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Until next post,