Guess what, folks? It’s Thursday which can mean only one thing… time for a Tag Thursday post! (Have I officially made this happen now? Can I call it A Thing?) This time we have a tag enticingly called the Book Blogger Memory Challenge! Unfortunately, I don’t know who originated this particular tag so if you do, please let me know so I can credit them. But I recently saw this over on Stephanie’s blog and thought it looked like great fun so I had to join in!
You must answer these questions without looking anything up on the internet and without looking at your bookshelves!
Name a book written by an author called Michael
The very first author who came to mind was Michael Bond who wrote the Paddington books. I don’t think I remember actually reading any of them when I was a child but it’s pretty difficult to not know about Paddington even just in passing if you’re from the UK! (Plus the recent film is ADORABLE.)
Name a book with a dragon on the cover
I have so many books with dragons but I shall choose Temeraire series by Naomi Novik and The Lady Trent series by Marie Brennan as they’re both whole series of books with dragons on the cover.
Name a book about a character called George
There’s a book called Arthur and George by Julian Barnes. I have no idea what it’s about but I presume one of the main characters is called George. If not, I’ve been sold a lie.
Name a book written by an author with the surname Smith
I’m going to go with Autumn by Ali Smith. I have never read anything by Ali Smith, despite owning two of her books. I wonder if I ever will get around to it someday?
Name a book set in Australia
The Dry by Jane Harper! (And I’m partly saying this as an inside joke just to annoy housemate Liz, haha.) But it’s also most definitely set in Australia I believe.
Name a book with the name of a month in the title
A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks – a book I bought impulsively after reading and adoring Birdsong by the same author. I DNFed this one and since unhauled it from my shelves but, hey, it has a month in the title and I remember it so it counts!
Name a book with a knife on the cover
I’m going to be oh so obvious and say The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman which MUST have a knife on the cover – not the cover I own, unfortunately, as I have horrible paperbacks that all have the movie tie-in cover which is on the first book in the trilogy and, for some unknown reason, they duplicated across to the other two and sold it as a set. One of these days I will get around to replacing them… but I think I should probably actually finish The Amber Spyglass before I do that!
Name a book with the word ‘one’ in the title
Well there’s a book literally called The One by Kiera Cass, the third book in the Selection series which is mostly bad but, by god, it’s an addictive, soapy kind of bad.
Name a book with an eponymous title
So so many, most of Charles Dickens’ books fit under this, so I’m going to go with David Copperfield, a book of his I will likely NEVER get round to but, hey, everyone loves a trier so I’ll keep it optimistically on my shelves for years to come.
Name a book turned into a movie
I think this is the same answer as Stephanie’s but I’m going to have to say Crazy Rich Asians which I absolutely NEED to watch asap since I bought the DVD recently and still somehow haven’t watched it.
There we have it, folks, that was the Book Blogger Memory Challenge. If you’re reading this and would like to participate yourself, please consider yourself tagged by me and be sure to link me to your post below because it would be fun to see your responses to this challenge.
Interestingly, whilst tagging this post I noticed that I already had a tag set up for the name of this challenge which I thought was odd until I went back and found that I’ve previously participated in this tag back in 2017! It’s so funny to read that back and see which answers are similar. And the irony of the fact I forgot I’d done a memory challenge tag isn’t lost on my either…