Whoo, back at it again with another Tuesday Tag! I’ve been writing a lot of these posts the day of, so excuse my awkward post timing – I’ll get the handle on this once the rest of my life slows down a bit, but for now… Big thanks to Destiny for tagging me, ilyboo! 💖
I don’t know many people blog-wise to tag, but I’ll go ahead and tag the few I read regularly:
1. the struggle of getting started →
a book or series you struggle to begin because of its size
I love the show, and have read most of the first book (and liked it!), but the size of the whole thing – and knowing it’s not even finished yet – is super intimidating! I’m planning to host a readalong of the first book later this year though, so we’ll see. Maybe I’ll get through it soon!
2. cleaning out the closet →
a book or series you want to unhaul
I actually don’t think I own anything like this? I regularly purge my personal library of stuff I won’t read / don’t want / can’t remember how I ended up with, so most books/series I own right now are ones I either like or that are on my TBR!
3. opening the window and letting fresh air in →
a book that was refreshing
TO KILL A KINGDOM completely reinvigorated my love of YA. Until reading it last year, I’d been avoiding the genre due to feeling lots of similar things being released – too many books with a crown on the cover, too many romances (not that I have anything against these, they just were all I was seeing, and I wanted something fresh!). I love retellings, but was even getting a bit burnt out on them – until this one! I loved everything about it, and Alexandra Christo became one of my go-to authors for anything else she writes (and she’s coming out with INTO THE CROOKED PLACE this October!)
4. washing out the sheets →
a scene you wish you could rewrite
Alright, people might be upset about this one, but: I’d probably rewrite the ending of one of my favorite books, N0S4A2. It’s just never felt right to me, and I definitely am not just saying that because the thing that happens makes upset me greatly, lol. I feel like it should have ended differently, but I won’t say more to avoid spoilers!! That said, it’s still a book I love a lot as is (I own 3 editions of it!).
5. throwing out unnecessary knick-knacks →
a book in a series you didn’t think was necessary
Honestly, again, I’m not great for this question!! I’m sorry! I’m scared of series because I’m afraid of commitment; the last big series I loved was Harry Potter, and I’ve been fangirling hard since I was ten, if that helps convey any meaning behind my avoidance. I typically go for standalone books, especially things like short story collections or novellas! I can think of a couple of 3ish book series I’ve read and I’ve loved them all, so. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
6. polishing doorknobs →
a book that had a clean finish
I spent ages on this question ’cause I don’t really understand it, hahaha. Does this mean something I liked the way it ended, or? I liked the ending of THE THIEF OF ALWAYS, and it wasn’t really crazy open-ended or anything, so let’s go with that.
7. reaching to dust the fan →
a book that tried too hard to relay a certain message
I read THE HAPPINESS PROJECT by Gretchen Rubin earlier this year and… it really didn’t make me happy. I honestly can’t handle another book written about how a privileged, rich person quit her job to “have more fun” for an extended period of time. It’s not realistic to most of us just struggling to make ends meet.
8. the tiring yet satisfying finish →
a series that was tiring but satisfying to get through
😂😂😂😂 Refer to the answer for #5!
I was bad at this one, haha! I guess the takeaway is that I need to read more book series… Feel free to leave suggestions below! 😀