The April theme for Six for Sunday, hosted by A Little But a Lot is The Viper-inspired ones and today’s prompt is for Books with snakes on the cover/in the title. I was not at all surprised that I did not have many of these as snakes scare me, and they don’t tend to feature on a lot of middle-grade books! When I was younger, if I even found a picture of a snake in a book, I immediately screamed and dropped it. I’ve got a little better, but still can’t look at them on TV or in real life. I think our past experiences form some fears, and I definitely know the root of this fear – it was a film I watched when I was too young to deal with it. I don’t know its name, but it involved lots of tiny green snakes attacking people – might have involved magic as well, although I love magical reads!
These are the ones I have read, or have on my TBR. Even I found it hard to spot the snakes on the middle-grade ones, but they are there!
Maybe I should run a competition to play spot-the-snake on the last three books!
Have you read any of these? Do you own any books with snakes on the cover or in the title?