I found this tag on kristin Kraves Books. I love the idea of second-best as we hear a lot about what is on the top of our lists – but what about our seconds! On with the tag!

***UPDATE: This tag was meant to be posted a few weeks ago so is a little out of date. You may notice the ‘Second book to the top my To Be Read list’ is Anne of Green Gables but I just reviewed this recently. Sorry for the bad timing folks!***

The Second to Last Book You Read

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas – This classic Christie was a timely but baffling mystery. When a family get together at Christmas goes terribly wrong only Hercule Poirot can decipher the mystery. I have reviewed this one here.

The second book from the top of your TBR

Anne of Green Gables – I am yet to read it but just love Anne with an E. She is so strong in herself and stubborn. I have seen numerous films of Anne and love her literary taste. I can’t wait to read it.

UPDATE: I have read it and it was AMAZING – check out my review here.

Two 2 Star Reads

Paper Towns – After reading The Fault in Our Stars I really wanted to read another amazing John Green but sadly I did not enjoy this read. Margo, the main character, was manipulative and strange. I felt sorry for the guy (I have actually forgotten his name – a forgetful read?!) because he was being lead up the garden path and really searched hard for missing Margo. I wouldn’t recommend this, but I would like to see what other readers think!

Alice In Wonderland – Maybe as a child I would have enjoyed this more. I found it just a bit strange. I found the plot odd and the characters even stranger.

Two great books by the same author

Agatha Christie – I just love Agatha Christie whodunnits. Christie has an amazing talent to make a mystery without it being gory or confusing in an off-putting way. Her mysteries are so well thought through and these two are are among my favorites, even though they are lesser known. I have reviewed both A Murder is Announced and Three-Act Tragedy.

Two bails, or two books you’d wished you’d bailed on, or two books you hated.

Gone Girl – This was so far outside of my comfort zone. I don’t enjoy thrillers and romance so found this difficult I wished I had bailed. I found it contained a lot of unnecessary elements of abuse and a lot of adult content. If you are anything like me in your reading tastes do yourself a favor – don’t read it.

Library of Souls – I loved Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children and the sequel but this book just went way too dark for me and deviated dramatically from the original story. I have to admit I bailed on this one. I still can’t believe that Riggs is up to number 5 now.

Two favorite books this year (2019)

All the Light We Cannot See and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society were outstanding reads. Funnily enough they are both historical fiction. I never thought myself that much of a fan of that genre but maybe I am. Definitely my recommendations of the year!

Two new favorite book bloggers

I tag you both to have a go at this tag!

A book you’ve read twice

Red Queen – I don’t usually read books more than once. A book I have read more than once is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I really enjoyed this series and would recommend it to anyone who likes Fantasy YA.

Two fabulous quotes from books you’ve read recently

Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

There we go! Two books with one stone. I tag Eternity Books, Kiera’s Bookish Thoughts, The Lexington Bookie and For the Love of Books! Hope you enjoy this tag – I can’t wait to see your picks!

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