When I was little, I would play make believe, and every so often I would pretend to be royalty. I was always fascinated by the concept. However, I didn’t just pretend to be a princess. I also remember a time when my cousin, my little brother, and I pretended to be former Prime Ministers of Canada at the behest of my cousin who has always been interested in politics. In today’s Tag Tuesday, we are going to pretend that I am the ruler of books. You’ll find my answers below the cut.
- What book series you would make everyone read?
There are so many series that I wish everyone would read. I think my recommendations depend on the person. I definitely think people who love sci-fi should read the Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. They’re such a fun read, and I love the different formatting. It’s endlessly re-readable because you’ll pick up on new details every time you read it. I have also made several people in my life who hadn’t already read Harry Potter read it. Those books are very important to me, and I really think that everyone should read it.
- What would you abolish in book construction?
I would abolish unnecessary cover changes in the middle of a series. The Diviners by Libba Bray had a beautiful cover when it was originally published. However, since then original book in the series came out, the books have had at least two different cover changes. In fact, my first three books in the series each have a different style. Just stick with one cover style please!
- Which cover artist would you commission?
I would want whoever designs Shea Ernshaw’s covers to design everything for me. I love the looks of her books; they really catch your eye. I also like that they’re not too overly complicated.
- Which character’s face would you put on a coin?
I think typically if one is the ruler, then one would put one’s own face on a coin. That seems to make the most sense. However, if I had to pick a character’s face to put on a coin I might go with Remus Lupin. I think his profile and scars might make for an interesting design on side of the coin.
- Ruler of books 2020?
So far my favourite read of the year is Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin. I loved this book so much, and have a full review up here. It is a YA retelling of Macbeth, which is one of my favourite Shakespearean plays, and Hannah Capin is one of my newest fave authors. I loved the way she took a familiar story and did something new with it, which completely fits with Shakespearean tradition.
How would you answer these questions? Let me know in the comments below!