Stoked to have finally gotten round to doing this great tag!
Thanks so much to the wonderful Beth @ Reading Every Night for nominating me, and I’m sorry it’s taken me such a long time to get on with it. Please head over and check out Beth’s blog, I love her posts but her reviews especially are A++.
Covers = Goodreads
Totally Should’ve Gotten a Sequel
Hmm. I’ve been asked this question before and I actually don’t think that I have an answer to it. I’m usually sad when I finish a really good standalone book, but that doesn’t mean that I think it should have a sequel.
I’m okay with my answer, because it turns out it was a perfect opportunity for a Cillian Murphy gif. Drool.
Totally Should’ve Had a Spin Off Series
I’ll Give You The Sun, Jandy Nelson
I would really, really, really, REALLY like a spin off series about Brian and Noah complete with wonderful starry metaphors and purple prose and lots more kissing against trees. Jandy, babe, if you could do this for me, I’d be eternally grateful.
Totally Should’ve Ended Differently
The Next Together, Lauren James
I’ve literally just finished this little sci-fi hun and I basically loved it, but that ending was so confusing. I don’t necessarily want a different ending, but I reckon if she’d had about sixty or seventy more pages it could have been a lot better paced and much less confusing.
That cover though. Dreamy.
Totally Should’ve Had a Film Franchise
The Chaos Walking Trilogy, Patrick Ness
Be still my beating heart. I can’t even begin to imagine how awesome that franchise could be. Now that A Monster Calls is getting the movie treatment, I’m keeping all my fingers and toes crossed.
Totally Should’ve Had a T.V. Show
Noughts and Crosses, Malorie Blackman
I still can’t quite work out why none of Blackman’s books have made it to TV or film. I can’t think of many other UKYA books that would be more impactful on screen than Noughts and Crosses. It’s still so full of relevancy today, and it’d be a great way to introduce it to a new generation.
Totally Should’ve Had One Point of View
Junk, Melvin Burgess
Truth be told, I struggled to find an answer for this one because I generally love split perspective books. I don’t think that Junk should have only had one point of view, rather I think it should have stuck to those of the two main characters, as opposed to bringing others in.
Totally Should’ve Had a Cover Change
Tiger Lily, Jodi Lynn Anderson
I don’t know what it is about this cover, but I just don’t like it. I have literally no better reason to give you than that.
Totally Should’ve Stopped Reading
If She Did It, Jessica Treadway
Just balls out terrible. Save yourself a couple of hours of life by not bothering.
PS. This book is also bizarrely known as Lacy Eye in the US, just in case you clicked on that link and were horribly confused. Is it me or is that the weirdest title for a crime novel you’ve ever heard?!
Totally Should’ve Kept the Covers
The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
I love the 2001 edition of The Princess Diaries with Mia on the front in a dress, tiara and combat boots. It’s cute, fun and tongue in cheek, which sums up The Princess Diaries perfectly. After the first film got made, they predictably changed the cover to include the words ‘now a major motion picture’, complete with tacky font and a gaudy crown. Cry.
Totally Should’ve Not Pre Judged
Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
I am totally guilty of thinking that this would be another paint-by-numbers, cutesy romance novel. I looked at and thought: perfect for a beach holiday, but nothing special and certainly not my usual go-to read. I was wrong. I cried. I’m sorry.
- Taylor @ The Book Wench
- Diana @ Voices In My Head
- Iona @ Booksreenchanted
- Beth @ Hello Beautiful Book Blog
No pressure, as always, lovely people!