Hello readers! Today I am bringing you a book tag. For this one, I have done it before, but it was back in December and I was still on Wix.
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In the middle of blogmas 2020, my laptop died and I never got to post the 2nd version of this tag. However, it will be coming this month. I just thought I might as well redo this one because most of my current readers haven’t even seen my 1st version of it.
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Red Velvet – Peek a boo
Name a book that surprised you with how much you loved it
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I was convinced I wouldn’t like this book from the moment I heard of it. First, it is about a famous person, which is something I don’t love, and also a historical fiction. I don’t hate historical fiction all the time, but I don’t step out of my comfort zone within that genre.
I finally gave in and read it when I heard that enneagram type 4s and 5s would love this book and they were so right! I think the way this book is described is misleading, but I understand that it would be kind of a spoiler if it were described correctly. Love, Love, LOVED it!
Twice – TT
A book that makes you cry
Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe. This is a non-fiction book about halocaust survivor Dita Kraus. Yes, this book was devistating throughout, but what made me cry my eyes out was the ending. However, this is one of the hardest books I have ever read. It is not for the faint of heart.
Twice – Cheer Up
A book that makes you happy
Anything by Sophie Kinsella! Why was this question so hard? I really don’t read happy books, but I do think most of the books I’ve read by Kinsella are happy or have happy endings! My favorite book by her is Undomestic Goddess, but I love most all the books I’ve picked up by her.
Itzy – Dalla Dalla
A debut author you instantly fell in love with
B B Alston. I picked up a copy of Amari and the Night Brothers right after it came out. I loved that book and just know this will be a future favorite author of mine.
BTS (Steve Aoki) – Mic Drop
Your Favorite Author Duo
I haven’t read that many books by multiple authors, but I would love to see more by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar! They created Gwendy’s Button Box together, and that has to be one of my favorite King books I’ve ever read. It is about a young girl who gets this box from a ghost? man. It can give her money and chocolate every day with these levers and buttons, but also has some buttons he has told her NOT to push, but won’t tell her what they do. Through the next 10 years of her life, the box does all sorts of mystery things for her.
BTS – Anpanman
A book with your favorite hero/heroine (or villain!)
Luc from Invisible Life of Addie Larue is one of my favorite villains. I just think he was so complex. Like most people, I wish he were in the book more than he was and I hope Schwab ends up writing something else about him.
2NE1 – Ugly
A book that first got you into reading
Lisey’s Story by Stephen King. I actually HATED reading as a kid. However, I was a lover of horror from being a toddler. I discovered Stephen King’s horror movies around age 12 and quickly learned he was also an author. I went to the book section at my local grocery store and this was the most recent book he published, so I picked it up and that is how I learned to love reading. I know this one has recently been adapted on Apple TV and I can’t wait to see it!
Blackpink – Playing With Fire
A book you love that others don’t/ your favorite unpopular book
Platform Seven by Louise Doughty. I remember this was one of the first picks for Booktuber Booksandlala’s book club she started last year. I picked it up and was really surprised by how many people hated this book. I loved the story. Looking back on it, I can see why they hate it. It is about a woman who is a ghost and we are following her as she is now, but also her when she was alive and being gaslit and abused by her boyfriend. I get why other people would find that to be unpleasant, but I enjoyed the story and how it was told.
BTS – War of Hormones
A book you read while growing up that stuck with you as an adult
Nothing but the Truth by AVI. This was the first book I read in school that I liked. I remember in 7th grade they stopped teaching school for a few days and had everyone stayed in their homeroom and read this book. They even let us keep it, so I still have my copy. This is a book about a kid who gets into trouble at school for humming during the national anthem. The teacher and him end up in this huge feud through the book over his right to hum. He is also failing her class, causing him to not be able to join the track team at school. He is convinced she has it out for him and seeks revenge in a way. I know if I read this as an adult for the first time, I would think that kid was a brat, knowing everything else that happens in the book. However, I did think the teacher was 100% wrong the first time reading it.
K/DA – Pop/Stars
A book you enjoyed by an author who wrote outside of their usual genre
I think the master of genres is Stephen King. I don’t think he ALWAYS does the best in ever genre. For instance, I didn’t love The Insititute. However, I did love 11/22/63, which is sort of a scifi historical fiction. The main character goes back in time and prevents the assassination of President John F Kennedy. If you don’t want to dive into that giant book, it is a miniseries on Hulu!
4Minute – Crazy
Oldie but a goodie
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. When I was 19, my dad bought me this book for Christmas and I genuinely thought I would never read it. It is over 1200 pages and a classic. However, I kept it all this time because my dad died back when I was 20, in 2014, and it was one of the last gifts he gave me.
Fast forward to 2019 in December and I just had this random desire to finally pick it up. I vigorously read it for the last 12 days of the year and it is now one of my favorite books. This book is about Jean Val Jean and takes place through (almost) his entire life. He escapes from jail and has to move around pretty often because of a man who is searching for him, and keeps finding him. If you like the trope of books taking place over a lifespan, I would recommend this one!
Girls Generations – I Got A Boy
Your favorite bookish couple or friendship
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman. I loved every minute of this book and I hope to reread it one day. It follows a girl who is this huge fan of a podcast called Universe City. No one knows who makes said podcast. She posts fanart online of the characters and gets contacted by the creator to make official art for the show.
She ends up learning who the person is who is making the podcast and becomes best friends with him. I just wish there were more stories about friendship outside of middle grade and children’s books.
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