The Ancient History Book Tag

It’s tag Tuesday, and today I’m doing the Ancient History Tag by Books Michelle. As a life long reader, I think that these questions are going to be interesting for me to answer.

The Stone Age: one of the first books you remember reading.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Obviously I must have read the philosopher’s stone first, but this is the first book I have concrete memories of me reading (or more accurately my dad reading to me as I couldn’t read well enough at the time). I know I watched the first film before I went to school (aged 4) and was sent back to my parent’s with my aunt’s copy of the first book.

Ancient Greece: your favourite myth-inspired book (doesn’t have to be Greek mythology), or retelling.

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

When I was 13/14 my dad bought me the first instalment in three different series. Two became part of my long-time favourites, one of which was the lightning thief.

The Roman Empire: a book featuring an impressive empire or kingdom.

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

For me it is the detail of this kingdom as well as how much of it we see that I find impressive. Hopefully in the future I will read more epic fantasy and be able to have a more nuanced answer to this question.

The Middle Ages, (or the Dark Ages): a book that is an absolute bummer.

Crown of Smoke by P.M. Freestone

This is the first book that I DNF because it was so bad.

The Renaissance: a book that you’ve learned a lot from, or that made you think.

1984 by George Orwell

This book is always floating around in my head.

The Industrial Revolution: a book featuring an invention or concept that you would love to have in your own life.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

The first answer that comes to mind is Kell’s coat in A Darker Shade of Magic. I love a good coat and to have many coats in one is too wonderful. I may be working out how to make one for myself.

World War I & II: your favourite historical fiction book about the World Wars (or if you don’t have one, your favourite historical fiction book in general).

I don’t read a lot of historical fiction an to be honest, it was all a bit mediocre so I think I’ll pass on this question.

Present Day: a book everybody should read in present day according to you.

New World: Rising by Jennifer Wilson

I love this book and think that anyone who love dystopia should read it. This book is not known nearly widely enough and it hurts me everyday.

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