The #bookadayuk Review: A Recap of My 31 Picks.

In July, Doubleday Publishing UK hosted a month of book themed tweeting with the #bookadayuk hashtag. Each day, the good folk at Doubleday asked tweeps to list their book of choice based on a daily theme.

It’s been tremendous fun thinking up responses each day, seeing other peoples choices, discovering new books to add to my reading list, and, of course, getting to know new tweeters and bloggers.

Below is my full list of #bookadayuk choices for the entire month.

1st – A book that made you laugh out loud.
Join Me by Danny Wallace.

2nd – Favourite SF/fantasy novel.
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

3rd – Favourite novel in translation.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.

4th – All-time favourite American novel for 4th July.
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy.

5th – Most delicious novel about food.
Big Brother by Lionel Shriver.

6th – Which book will you put down today to watch the Wimbledon final?
The Collector by John Fowles.

7th – Most chocolatey novel.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

8th – Favourite great war novel.
Atonement – by Ian McEwan.

(I was a bit stuck on this one since I realized that I haven’t read many novels based on WW1, so I cheated and chose a book set in WW2.)

9th – Most irritating character in a novel.
Hilly Holbrook (the Help by Kathryn Stockett).

10th – Novel with the most memorable picnic for teddy bear picnic day.
Enduring Love by Ian McEwan.

11th – The book that made you cry.
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy.

12th – The novel that best conjured a place for you.
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

13th – The best title for a novel.
Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold.

14th – For bastille day, your favourite novel set in France.
Perfume by Patrick Suskind.

15th – I missed this day so here is a random book I liked.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

16th – Favourite book to take to the beach.
The Beach by Alex Garland.

17th – Novel which surprised you most.
The Star of the Sea by Joseph O Connor.

18th – Favourite crime novel of all time.
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood.

19th – Most memorable plot twist.
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks.

20th – Your desert island novel.
A big giant inflatable copy of The Neverending Story by Michael Ende.

21st – The novel you expected to hate but turned out you loved.
Watermelon by Marian Keyes.

22nd – The novel you most like to give to friends.
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.

23rd – Favourite novel with exotic background.
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene.

24th – A book that most reminds you of your English teacher.
Hard Times by Charles Dickens.

25th – The book that is your guilty pleasure.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

26th – The novel you wish you’d written.
Spares by Michael Marshall Smith.

This choice earned me a re-tweet by the man himself, which made my day. 🙂

27th – The best/worst parents in fiction.

Calvin’s Parents in Calvin and Hobbes.

28th Favourite animal character.

Mrs. Frisby from Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

29th Favourite likable villian.

Lady Macbeth.

30th The book you read or plan to because of #bookadayuk.

Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey.

(This choice was prompted by a tweet by Lizzy over at Lizzy’s Literary Life.)

31st The book that reminds you of someone special.
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney.

Did you participate in #bookadayuk? Let me know about your own choices in the comments below.

2 Comment

  1. Hannah says: Reply

    Hily Holbrock! What a good call! I had (thankfully) forgotten all about her!

    1. thenovelprojectchronicle says: Reply

      Thanks for dropping by and taking a look at my own list. I love Hilly in a love to hate her sort of way. 🙂

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