Another Sunday, another book tag.
I know it’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag, but I really want to get back to it. So, what better tag to do than a spring cleaning one because the whole world could really use an overhaul right now. I saw Heather @TheSassyBookGeek do this like 2 years ago, so it’s about time to actually do it.
THE STRUGGLE OF GETTING STARTED: A BOOK OR SERIES YOU STRUGGLE TO BEGIN BECAUSE OF ITS SIZE
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson | I’ve read long books before and are not generally scared away of larger page counts, but being in a newer-to-me genre is the scary part. And the fact that it’s 1,000 pages long doesn’t help.
CLEANING OUT THE CLOSET: A BOOK OR SERIES YOU WANT TO UNHAUL
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard | I have a complex relationship with this series. I’ve read them all and think they’re okay – never bad, but never does anything to hook me. I’m keeping them right now so my sister can read them but I keep just reluctantly reading the series and should probably just give it up.
OPENING WINDOWS AND LETTING FRESH AIR IN: A BOOK THAT WAS REFRESHING
We Used to Be Friends by Amy Spalding | While there are plenty of books that showcase friendships and coming-of-age stories and break-ups are dime a dozen, but We Used to Be Friends was one of the first that really showed how all of these things can really be intertwined and the loss of friendships can be just as impactful and meaningful as romantic relationships.
WASHING OUT THE SHEETS: A BOOK WITH A SCENE YOU WISH YOU COULD REWRITE
Scenes usually only really stick with me when I really love them, so I can’t think of any that I would want to rewrite.
THROWING OUT UNNECESSARY KNICKNACKS: A BOOK IN A SERIES YOU DIDN’T THINK WAS NECESSARY
The Empress by S.J. Kincaid | Book one was excellent, action-packed with compelling characters and relationships, but The Empress was just shifted focus and was nowhere near as interesting. I just like to pretend that The Diabolic was a standalone and The Empress doesn’t exist.
POLISHING DOORKNOBS: A BOOK THAT HAD A CLEAN FINISH
We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson | This might be a controversial opinion but I loved how open ended this story was. It was a little messy and left you with a lot of questions, but it was perfect for the story. This was exactly how this particular should have ended.
REACHING TO DUST THE FAN: A BOOK THAT TRIED TOO HARD TO RELAY A CERTAIN MESSAGE
The Way it Hurts by Patty Blount | It took me forever to scroll through my goodreads to find a story with a message that I didn’t like because most of them I either enjoyed or DNF’d. The story tried to tackle online harassment and sexism that one of the band members face, but really just glossed over it and didn’t give it the attention it deserves.
THE TIRING YET SATISFYING FINISH OF SPRING CLEANING: A BOOK SERIES THAT WAS TIRING BUT SATISFYING TO GET THROUGH
I don’t know if there’s a series that was tiring for me to get through. If I love the series I’m excited for every release, and if my interest starts to decline that I’m probably not going to push myself to actually continue the series – I am a pro at stopping a series if I lose interest .
It felt nice to get back into tags and feel free to always send any tag my way because they are some of my favorite posts to do because I get to talk about so many different kinds of books!