Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Book a Day for July - The Final List! Pt1

Yes I fail so bad at blogging but I shall persevere and share with you my #bookaday for the month of July.  Check out @DoubledayUK where this challenge originated and follow the hashtag for everybodys book a day choices.

This is Part One of Two Posts because it's so long! Enjoy

Day 1 - A book that made you laugh out loud

  • If you want a good laugh read this! (but then get mad cos so much rings true...) Read it and weep in more ways than one!

Day 2 - Favourite SF/Fantasy Novel for World UFO Day

  • This needs no explaination :)

Day 3 - Favourite Novel In Translation
  • A classic and certainly a recommended read.

Day 4 - All Time Favourite American Novel

  • Sylvia Plath the Bell Jar.  A tough read but something that will stay with you forever after.

Day 5 - Most Delicious Novel About Food

  • Oh delicous chocolate and sweeties, who didn't want to try all of the things in this book when they were a kid? (and an adult :P)

Day 6 - Which Book Will You Put Down Today To Watch The Wimbledon Tennis Final

  • Noel Browne's Against The Tide was the book I was reading at the time, I did watch the wimbledon final!

Day 7 - Most Chocolatey Novel

  • I've used up my chocolate on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I don't think you can get much more chocolatey*...

Day 8 - Favourite Great War Novel

  • I haven't read a Great War Novel but i'll pass you over to my boyfriend for his choice - Sebastian Barry's A Long Long Way (which I intend to read myself).  He says; "This book sheds some new light on the plight of Irish men in the British Army and really brought home the true horror of life in the trenches, I wasn't expecting much from it but it was absoutly superb."

Day 9 - Most Irritating Character in A Novel

  • For me it's the title character in The Diceman, I didn't hate hate hate this book but I found it supremely irritating. It's an interesting idea but I wish Luke Rhienhart was killed off on the first page!

Day 10 - Novel with most memorable Picnic

  • Nope, nothing for this one, sorry!

Day 11 - The Book That Made You Cry

  • The only book that made me cry.  DAMN THOSE BEES!

Day 12 - Novel That Best Conjured A Place For You

  • That is certainly That They May Face The Rising Sun, it captures rural Ireland perfectly particularly the Leitrim area.  I'd also give a shout out to Colm Tobin all of his novels have been so well described that I can picture the people and places.

Day 13 - Best Title For A Novel

  • For me it's yet again 'That They May Face The Rising Sun', it just goes to show just how many things I love this book.   I think it's a very poignent moment in the book when the title is explained.  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is a great title too ;)

Day 14 - Your Favourite Novel About or Set in France

  • A nice read not too heavy in tone and captures the atmosphere and life in Paris in the 20's very well

Day 15 - Lucky Dip! The Theme Chosen was 'The last book you bought'

  • I actually bought  a few books together, they were Russel Brand's My Booky Wook, The Hours by Michael Cunningham and The Secret Self ; short stories by women  by Hermonie Lee.  And all for only €1.50 at a local market!  WOOP for BOOKS!

Thanks for reading, Part 2 coming soon!


  1. Anna Karenin is one of my faves, delighted to see it on your list :) x

  2. I failed miserably at this challenge and I brought it to Irish folk's attention, I think! Disaster. That Paris Wife book is going on my list to read. Looks perfect for me!

  3. Join the club! I didn't manage to tweet my fave everyday but tis fun going through the topics now :)

  4. It's great isn't it! on my list to re-read :)

  5. Have you started Russel Brand's My Booky Wook yet?! That sounds interesting :P

  6. Not yet but Brian has started it and he's enjoying it so far! He's on a roll now after Perks of being a wallflower!

  7. Does he?! Haha! That's so strange :P Well I heard reviews of that Russell Brand book and people either hate it or love it!