My Sentimental Book Stack

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I was tagged by @diaryofabookmum & @silverliningsandpages on bookstagram to create a #sentimentalstack and enjoyed doing it so much that I decided to post it on here too.

๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐““๐“ธ๐“ต๐“ต ๐“•๐“ช๐“ฌ๐“ฝ๐“ธ๐“ป๐”‚ & ๐“•๐“ป๐“ช๐“ท๐“ท๐“ฒ๐“ฎ ๐“›๐“ช๐“ท๐“ฐ๐“ฝ๐“ธ๐“ท – these were the books from the first author event I went to since starting my bookstagram account. It was such a special moment that I’ll never forget.

๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“’๐“ธ๐“ต๐“ธ๐“ป ๐“Ÿ๐“พ๐“ป๐“น๐“ต๐“ฎ – The first book my other half bought me for my first birthday together. He bought me purple themed gifts and didn’t know I’d always wanted to read this book

๐“œ๐”‚ ๐“ข๐“ฒ๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ป’๐“ผ ๐“š๐“ฎ๐“ฎ๐“น๐“ฎ๐“ป – the first book I read by one of my favourite authors Jodi Picoult.

๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“ฆ๐“ฒ๐”ƒ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ญ ๐“ธ๐“ฏ ๐“ž๐”ƒ – A favourite childhood book and the start of a lifelong obsession.

๐“œ๐“ช๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ต๐“ญ๐“ช & ๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“‘๐“•๐“– – two of my favourite childhood books that evoke good memories.

๐“˜๐“ท ๐“’๐“ธ๐“ต๐“ญ ๐“‘๐“ต๐“ธ๐“ธ๐“ญ – I read this as part of my English A Level. It was the first true crime book I read, before this it was only magazine articles. It instantly struck a chord and cemented my interest in true crime.

๐“•๐“ต๐“ธ๐”€๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ผ ๐“ฒ๐“ท ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“๐“ฝ๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ฌ – I first read this as a teen and have read it many times.

๐“ ๐“ฃ๐“ฒ๐“ถ๐“ฎ ๐“ฃ๐“ธ ๐“š๐“ฒ๐“ต๐“ต – my first John Grisham book. He’s been a favourite author of mine ever since.

What would be in your sentimental book stack? Comment below.

‘For the Love of Books’ by Graham Tarrant โญโญโญ. 5

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A light-hearted book about books and the people who write them for all lovers of literature.

Do you know:

Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning? Why Aliceโ€™s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China? Who was the first British writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature? What superstistions Truman Capote kept whenever he wrote? Who the other Winston Churchill was?

A treasure trove of compelling facts, riveting anecdotes, and extraordinary characters, For the Love of Books is a book about books–and the inside stories about the people who write them. Learn how books evolved, what lies behind some of the greatest tales ever told, and whoโ€™s really who in the world of fiction.

From banned books to famous feuding authors, from literary felons to rejected masterpieces, from tips for aspiring writers to stand-out book lists for the readers to catch up on, For the Love of Books is a celebration of the written word and an absolute page-turner for any book lover.

Read all about it!

Thank you to Skyhorse Publishing, Netgalley and Graham Tarrant for the chance to read this novel in exchange for an honest review.

An interesting, fun and light-hearted book full of facts and trivia any bibliophile will enjoy.

I found the history of books particularly riveting and learned a lot reading this book. There are some great quotes from authors about books and writing in here too. Many of the facts about the authors were new to me and while some werenโ€™t especially riveting, there were others that were witty or fascinating. I enjoyed learning more about authors I like and some that Iโ€™d never heard of or knew little about. For example: did you know that Margaret Atwood invented a remote-controlled pen so she can sign books for fans when unable to be there in person?

This was a quick read for me and I admit I did skim some parts that I found a little tedious. Overall this is a book Iโ€™d recommend if you fancy something different or if you want to learn more about books and literature.

Publication Day: June 4th 2019