TTT – Books with Sensory Reading Memories

Hello humans! Welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday post! Today’s post is all about sensory reading memories – you know how some books can just take you back to a particular time or place? I’ve had some fun coming up with today’s entries and I can’t wait to see what everyone else has written!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and is an awesome way to discover new bloggers who like the same kind of books as you do!

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone Laini Taylor

Goodreads | Amazon

I first read DOSAB on holiday in Sorrento, Italy. I’d just been broken up with (via Facebook messenger of all things…) and this book was the ultimate escapism. It was actually this book that inspired me to start writing myself, I scribbled down so many pages that holiday and I still have them all! But any time this book gets mentioned I’m zipped back to that hotel rooftop.

all rights reserved gregory scott katsoulis

My Review | Goodreads | Amazon

This particular title takes me back to our recent holiday to Norway, I can distinctly remember being sat looking out at the sea (from inside – it was quite cold) and feeling like I couldn’t speak because that was so much of what the book was focussed on, quite a disturbing experience as I’m sure you can imagine!

The Rose and the Dagger Renee Ahdieh

My Review | Goodreads | Amazon

For whatever reason, this is one of the books that always takes me back to YALC? I think it’s because this was one of the first books I saw that I wanted to buy at the conference. With not long until YALC 2018 I wonder which book will make the same impression?

city-of-woven streets emma itaranta

My Review | Goodreads | Amazon

This book always makes me think of my local library, it was actually the first book I ever took out from there (we had moved, it wasn’t the first time I had ever been to the library).

vic james Gilded Cage

My Review | Goodreads | Amazon

This book was one of my ‘aaargh insomnia’ reads back when I first started my new job so thinking about it always takes me back to the sense of reading by the light of a phone screen at three in the morning. I love this book, but that’s not one of my happiest memories!

Tangleweed and Brine Deirdre Sullivan

My Review | Goodreads | Amazon

Not the reading of the book, but the book itself. This was one the many books I was generously given by my husband and his family last Christmas, I was so scared of having my first Christmas away from my parents but they made me feel so incredibly welcome. Good memories all around.

harry potter and the order of the phoenix J K Rowling

Goodreads | Amazon

I think this was the first Harry Potter book that I obtained and read on release. I was eight at the time (2003 feels like a very long time ago) and I devoured the book. I vividly remember being sat for as much time as humanly possible when I didn’t have to be working at school trying to get through it as quickly as possible.

Flame in the Mist Renee Ahdieh

My Review | Goodreads | Amazon

I will never be able to disassociate this book with the excitement of getting my first Fairyloot box, I talk about them a lot but they are some of my favourite things.

Eragon Christopher Paolini

Goodreads | Amazon

The first time I ever truly went wild in a bookshop (just piling them up and heading to the till) I bought my copy of Eragon and it was then one of my favourite series for a time. I’m excited to see what Christopher Paolini is pulling together!

The Book Theif Markus Zusak

Goodreads | Amazon

Another holiday memory, I read this many years ago in France with my family and I just remember bawling my eyes out, it rained a lot that year which felt very appropriate!

Which books are on your list? Link them in the comments below and I’ll be sure to check them out!





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