To All The Boys I've Loved Before Book Tag

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Okay, so before I get into this tag, I need to make a confession - when I read the book of To All the Boys I've Loved Before, I didn't really like it. That's a lie. The truth is that I didn't like it at all.
Young Adult fiction is really difficult for me, especially when it comes to contemporaries and I thought, for a romance novel, the chemistry between Lara Jean and Peter fell completely flat. 
Of course, as we all know, that's an entirely different story in the film.
For me, Young Adult fiction and teen rom-coms are two completely different ballparks and I am far more willing to enjoy a film with slightly iffy acting and a shaky script than I am to enjoy a book with problems along the same lines. Teen rom-coms, like To All the Boys I've Loved Before, allow me to switch my brain off for a few hours and in this one in particular, is so damn cute that I don't even care about its flaws.
I mean, maybe I did the first time. But I am on my fifth time watching it now, and I am loving it too much to care.

1/ Kenny from Camp: your first book love?
Probably Vampire's Assistant by Darren Shan. I was scarily obsessed with that book. It was more than likely the start of my life-long fascination with the horror genre... Like Busted was for me being an emo.

2/ John Ambrose McClaren: the book that got away (a book that may not be your all time favorite now, but you’ll always love it)
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. Probably for the same reasons why I love the movie of To All the Boys I've Loved Before so much.

3/ Lucas from Homecoming: your GBF (your favorite LGBTQ+ character or book)
Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman. Reminder to self: read more queer books.

4/ Josh Sanderson: the book next door (a book that you’ll love no matter how many times you read it)
Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

5/ Peter Kavinsky: your one true book love?
You can't ask a book lover to name their favourite! I will cut you a deal though and tell you my favourite reads of the year so far - Sight by Jessie Greengrass, West by Carys Davies, Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy, Educated by Tara Westover, and Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. And you can find a further insights into my thoughts about them in my dedicated post, Favourite Books of the Year (So Far!).

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