Part of my plans for the rest of 2020 is to take part in the TolkienALong, which is finally inspiring me to read the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, which is something I have always wanted to do. It’s hosted by Ashleigh (A Frolic Through Fiction), Beth (Books Nest) and Lauren (FictionTea).
We will be reading one book a month for the rest of the year.
September – The Hobbit
October – The Fellowship of the Ring
November – The Two Towers
December – The Return of the King
Along with creating this fantastic readalong, they have made the Choose Your Fellowship Book Tag.
I thought this would be fun to do myself, so without further ado, here’s my Choose Your Fellowship Book Tag
Frodo – I will take the ring to Mordor
A book you’re not quite sure if you like or not
After reading it this year, I’m not entirely convinced that I liked Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn. While I liked the French revolution setting, the plot wasn’t really for me, and I’m not sure that I will read the sequel when it is released.
Sam – I can’t carry it, but I can carry you
A book you’ll always be loyal too
I will always be loyal to Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin. I absolutely loved this book, and would highly recommend it. I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel Blood & Honey.
Pippin – What about a second breakfast?
A book you want to reread
Even though I have only just read it, I want to reread House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas. After reading it once, I want to go back and tab it, especially as it may be a while before the sequel is released.
Merry – We’re going with you Frodo
A book about friendship
I really liked the friendships in Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller. The bonds that Alosa has with her crewmates in Daughter of the Siren Queen, really allow you to get to the heart of the story and shows the real development of Alosa in her natural setting. With people that she genuinely cares about.
Aragorn – For Frodo!
A book with a hero/heroine to swoon over
There is only one male hero that I can mention for this! It has to be Rhysand from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. I certainly have a type when it comes to male love interests, and Rhysand fits perfectly.
Legolas – That still only counts as one
The biggest book on your TBR
The biggest book currently on my TBR is Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, and I’m sure it will remain on my TBR for a while. I want to eventually get round to reading it, especially as Les Misérables is my favourite musical.
Gimli – Shall I get you a box?
A short but fun read
All my short, fun reads seem to be Middle-Grade, so I have to suggest A Touch of Magic by Michelle Harrison. It was everything that I wanted from a fantastical middle-grade, featuring travelling bags and invisibility. Another thing that I loved about it was the relationship between the three sisters and the love that they have for each other.
Boromir – They’ve taken the little ones
A series you never made it past the first book
A series that I’ve never made past the first book is This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada. I thought that I was going to love this series, especially as it is science-based, but I didn’t click with it, which upsets me.
Gandalf – All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us
A book that made you think about your life, the universe and everything once you finished it
I will always come back to this book, The Memory Book by Laura Avery. This book has stuck with me, especially the way that Sammie faces her terminal illness and the way she lives her life up until her last possible moment.
Are you taking part in the TolkienALong? Have you read any of the books above?
Let me know in the comments below!