Tuesday 24 July 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Sensory Reading Memories 24/7/18

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This is a great top ten because there are definitely certain books that stick in my mind because of where I was when I was reading them or how they made me feel and so to be able to share them today is great. 

I read this entire thing on a flight from London to Denver and I remember having issues with my seat but not wanting to move because I was so into this!

I read Judy Blume's entire collection on one two week holiday in Scotland and I just remember trying to read in the car but it made me feel sick and so trying to spend extra long going back to a hotel room to get something just to sneak in a few pages!

I read this after my first summer of teaching when I was unemployed and trying really hard to find a job. I picked this up one morning sitting outside and not putting it down again until it was done. I was so sunburned!

I read the majority of this one whilst waiting at the US embassy for a visa appointment. I was nervous about it, I am very time, but this book kept me so engrossed and kept my mind occupied. I told the women who was fingerprinting me at the window that I didn't mind being kept waiting because I had read nearly all of this amazing book!

This one has memories of coffee for me and being alone in my house during a readatHon and how much I loved it. It features in one of my first Instagram pictures with some espresso at some ungodly hour and I had a lot of coffee during this book because it was mentioned so many times. I enjoyed being snuggled up all alone in a Victorian terrace house reading about being in New York and I think even now this book smells of coffee!

Jumping to a whole other experience altogether. This one reminds me of sun cream and tomatoes because i read it on holiday in Sicily while laying on a lounger on the terrace. There I lived off Pasta and Cannolis at night but during the day it was tomatoes and more espresso! This one reminds me of that trip!

This one gave me escapism during a difficult time. I wrote a whole post about this series and how it links with various point of my life here

This was the first psychological thriller I had ever read and will always remind me of my Dad's 60th birthday because I made him wait to go out for his birthday dinner because I had 17 pages left, yes I remember the exact number!

I was reading this book while I was waiting to meet my now husband in Starbucks in Slough for our first date, glamorous I know! He was late, he always is, but it meant more reading time for me!

I read almost the entirety of this book on a flight too, finish as I started. And this was the first time travel book that I had read probably since Narnia and I was just so engrossed with it, the flight seemed so quick!

Let me know in the comments books that have certain memories attached to them for you, there are so many but these ones are super strong!

1 comment:

  1. I love reading book memories so much! I had to awwww that you remember what book you were reading when you first met your husband! That is so special. The one about your dad's birthday made me laugh, too.

    my ttt: http://www.caseydillabooks.com/2018/07/top-ten-tuesday-books-that-bring-back.html