Another Sunday, another book tag!
This week’s tag is the Birthday book tag, because I have a birthday coming up very soon (Tuesday, if you’re wondering) and I wanted to talk about books – what else! Antonia from Always Books is the creator of the tag. And without further adeu, let’s talk books!
BIRTHDAY CAKE | a book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore it anyway
The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh. I wouldn’t say the plot is cliche, so much as it has all the tropes you want from a paranormal story and they’re all done incredibly well. You can check out my review on this upcoming release here!
PARTY GUESTS | your most anticipated book release this year
The Toll by Neal Shusterman. It’s hard knowing that one of your favorite series is coming to an end and you have absolutely no clue what’s going to happen. But I cna’t wait to find out.
BIRTHDAY PRESENTS | a book that surprised you with how much you loved it
How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox. The writing was so immersive that I couldn’t help but fall into Biz’s world and fell for her deeply.
THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG | a book that certainly deserved all the hype it got
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This was such a hotly anticipated release after Reid’s megahit, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and it did not disappoint. The oral history format works wonders in the audibook and I’m truly convinced that these are all real people in an alternate timeline.
HAPPY MUSIC | a book with some very beautiful and truly memorable quotes
Circe by Madeline Miller. All I know is that this book made me feel some type of way – I was upset, anxious, empowered, and hopeful all at the same time.
GETTING OLDER | a book that you read a long time ago, but you think that you would appreciate it more if you read it as a more mature reader
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. I actually did a reread of this earlier this year, so I can say with confidence that I appreciated it much more now than the first time I read it over a decade ago.
SWEET BIRTHDAY MEMORIES | a book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. This series is just so comforting to me, when I’m upset, happy, confused, or any emotion in between I know I can turn to these books and feel a little more at peace at their familiarity and magic.
What are some of your favorite birthday memories? What’s the best birthday present you’ve ever gotten? Share below!