As stated in my New Year’s post and my book haul post, I want to start
posting more regularly. To help me do so I tossed the idea around of using my
Listography books to create a monthly series on all things books so you can
see what I am loving and hopefully get recommendations for yourselves!
So let’s get started
on the first one of the series.
“How I’ve been introduced to books over the years”
I thought this would
be a great list to start off with as this is the first introduction post of
this new series. I’ve been introduced to my books through a few different
revenues which is great as it means I get to find new books that I wouldn’t
have found by myself (as I mainly stick to fantasy).
Family and Friends
Grandma | My Grandma
is a huge influence on the books I read; it has also become a tradition each
Christmas that my sister and I receive a book. Books that I have got from my
Grandma are ones that I wouldn’t usually have considered or found, so I am so grateful
she introduces me to new books as they become some of my favourites. ‘Spiderwick
Chronicles’ were given as she thought the girl on the cover looked like me, ‘The Name
of the Wind’ came from my Grandma therefore my obsession with the Kingkiller Chronicles and a multitude of other books.
Mum |What my mum
reads I usually end up reading and thank god that was the case with ‘The Night
Circus’. ‘The Night Circus’ was first read by my mum and I quickly stole it
after she finished with doubt in my mind at how good it was from her discussion
of it. I soon realized she was correct and that it was the best book in the
world (yes I am biased as it is my favourite). Family also bought the classics
for me including; ‘Harry Potter’ (also some of the greatest books of all time)
and ‘The Secret Garden’ (another childhood favourite).
Friends’ |It was
friends’ recommendations of ‘Looking for Alaska’ in high school that introduced
me to John Green. Even now my friend Bronte has me hooked on reading bios,
which I never thought I would enjoy.
Yes, some of the
books in school I actually enjoyed reading, for example ‘The simple gift’ was
one of my favourites and inspired high school me to want to buy a convey, drive
to western Australia and earn food and board by working for free haha!
YouTubers | A lot of
the YouTubers I watch have been writing like crazy! So far I have read Zoella’s book and Grace’s Guide. I desperately want Hannah Hart’s, Mamrie Hart’s and
Tanya Burr’s books at the moment. Louise has also hinted at writing a book, so
as soon as that’s confirmed I will get my hands on it as soon as possible!
Movies and TV | I am
a big believer in reading the books that go with the movie or TV show, so that
is how I got my hands on books like ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ I
also have been introduced to books by characters within movies, I even bought ‘The
architecture of happiness’ as Tom read it in ‘500 days of summer’.
There are so many
ways to be introduced to books I am even starting to look at blogs who
recommend books to get a broader selection of reading. There is also the
classic strolling through a bookshop and picking up ones that look interesting.
I hope you enjoyed
the first post of my Listography books! The next one will be up at the end of February!