I recently came across the Stay at home book tag over on Evie Jayne's blog who I've recently started following for reading and book related posts. The tag is created by Princess of paperback over on YouTube. 

I've decided to join in as I love anything book related and it looks a fun tag.

1. Laying in bed – a book you read in one day 

There are many books I've read in a space of 48 hours. But the ones that spring to mind when it comes to in the space of a day, are by Cara Hunter. I absolutely love thrillers and they are my go to genre. I've read 3 of Cara Hunters books with the 4th currently sat on my tbr pile. I love how gripping and fast paced her books are.

2. Snacking – a book that is a ‘guilty pleasure’ read.

I'm not sure I'd call it a guilty pleasure exactly but there is a book that since I've been a teen I've read a few times and that is Before I die by Jenny Downham. It's such a heartbreaking and life affirming read its actually been awhile since I've reread it. The first time I read it I was 15 and then I read it again in my late teens and again in my early 20s. I can't bear to get rid of it when I cull my books. 

3. Netflix – a series that you want to start

I've watched Shadowhunters on Netflix and definitely want to read the book series by Cassandra Clare. There are some other series I want to read which aren't on Netflix or made into shows they are all the same kind of fantasy genre though:
- Games of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
-  A court of thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
- The Lunar chronicles  by Marissa Mayer 
- The Thrones of glass By Sarah J Maas
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 

4. Deep clean – a book that has been on your TBR for ages.

There are a good few books that have been on my tbr list for awhile and I've only got copies of them this year. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott , Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and The Belle Jar by Sylvia Plath are all classics that I've just never got round to reading although I plan to read them all this year. 

 5. Animal Crossing – a book you recently bought because of the hype.

There are 3 that spring to mind the first is The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary which I've absolutely loved and definitely worth the hype in my opinion. The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell I've seen frequently in some of the book groups I'm in and I absolutely loved that one as well. The last one is Half a world away by Mike Gayle which I've yet to read but is on my tbr pile after seeing it in a few groups as a must read.

6. Productivity – a book you learned from or had an impact on you.

The book I can say that has has the biggest impact on me is a very recent one. I only picked it up last week and it's Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig. It's honestly one of the best books you will read if you have a mental illness, struggled with mental illness in the past or even know someone who does/has. 

7. Facetime – a book you were gifted

 I am very particular about books and very rarely let people choose them for me, hence why I have an Amazon wishlist dedicated to books. Stuart however gift ed me two classics for Christmas last year that I'm excited to read. The first is Little Women that I mentioned above that has been on my tbr for ages. Then there is Rebecca by Dephane Du Maurier.

8. Self care – what is one thing you have done recently to look after yourself

I've been making sure I have time to myself to read each day.  I also love having a relaxing bath and facemask at least once a week. 

BONUS – An upcoming release you are looking forward to.

There are quite a few that I've got my eye on:

- The Book Of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult - 
( October 20th 2020)
- Liar by Lesley Pearse (June 25th 2020)
- All The Lonely People by Mark Gayle (July 23rd 2020)
- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig 
( August 20th 2020)
- Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell ( August 6th 2020) 

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