Hi friends! Top 5 Tuesday is taking a bit of a break, so I thought now would be the perfect time to catch up on book tags! I was tagged by the lovely Alice @ Love For Words, so thank you Alice!
First and Last: A book/series you’ve read and enjoyed, but can’t bring yourself to read again
I have a love/hate relationship with this series. I absolutely adored Red Queen the first time I read it. However, if I read it now, I feel like it would just be a mashup of a bunch of YA books. Also, the conclusion is genuinely a hot mess, like there’s no saving that one. War Storm actually almost ruined the entire series for me. So, I think I’ll pass this reread up.
With a Friend of my Friend: A book/series someone recommended to you that turned out to be different from what you had expected
I’d heard so much hype about this book! But it wasn’t quite what I thought it was…it’s actually difficult to articulate without spoiling. However, I think my main problem was that the length made everything feel a little off. Everything didn’t feel fully developed, so I didn’t get the full punch.
Double Date: A book whose sequel you immediately had to read
THIS BOOK. Literally, some of the best characters and plot twists ever. I was getting more and more invested until BAM! Cliffhanger ending. I needed the second book like some people need oxygen to breathe*.
*clearly i am not one of those people. haha mortals, i am a magical fairy.
Let’s Go to the Movies: A book/series that should be adapted to the screen
The Lunar Chronicles would make an AMAZING adaptation. Like, it’s the perfect mix of science fiction and real life, plus allll the banter from a diverse cast of characters. 10/10 would go see in theaters.
Dreamy Stargazing: A book that made you go ahhhh and ohhhh.
Strange is…indescribable. That’s probably why the synopsis is so vague tbh. It’s a dreamscape, created of vivid prose and surreal characters. The entire time I was reading this, I was lost in a sea of just pure writing glory.
Amusement park adventure: A book that was a rollercoaster
This book. I literally never stop talking about it, but what a ride. The political machinations, the plot twists, the ROMANCE. I zoomed straight through this book in two days and I’ve been riding that rollercoaster high ever since.
Picnic with cherries: A book whose food descriptions made you feel all *heart eyes*
I got inspired to cook for a solid two weeks after reading this book. That’s how inspirational it was. And the descriptions of food made it seem almost…magical. Heart eyes galore.
Trip to the museum: A book that taught you valuable stuff
This is a book I definitely don’t talk about enough. This is a fictional account based heavily on true facts about the kidnapping of young girls in Africa by Boko Haram, and their subsequent brainwashing. The saddest part is that there are still girls who haven’t been returned to their families. This happened in 2014. As an American, the thought of these things happening is just so wildly out of culture, so reading this was beyond eye-opening. Definitely check the trigger warnings though, it you’re thinking about picking this one up!
That’s it! This was a a really fun tag to do, I tag anyone else who wants to do cuz I’m super late haha!