Hello guys !
I think I’ve been sitting on this tag since February and I shamelessly admit that it is the same for a lot of the tags I still have to tackle. And since I’m trying to be a decent blogger and keep up with schedule even with school starting I’ll be drafting most of them over the next week to be able to post them whenever I feel like it. For this week, it’s the Soundtrack to my Life Book Tag.
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I’ve been tagger by Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide to Novels to do this awesome tag so I want to thank her very very much for that (she tagged everyone hehe so it counts). And without further ado, let’s dive into this lenghty tag.
Opening Credits: Favorite Childhood book.
Brothers Grimm’s Tales. Not the scary creepy ones though, I didn’t know about those until I grew up. I’m talking about the ones with Fairytale endings and feel good stories. Those were almost all I read until age 7 and I absolutely adored them.
Waking up: A book that got you out of a reading slump.
The Fault in our Stars – John Green. I’m not talking about the great slump, that one just healed itself but before that I was in a little slump that was over after reading this book and it is the only John Green book I actually do like, it might be because of the positive effect it had on me.
School: A book you had to read for school that you ended up loving.
The Last Day of a Condemned Man – Victor Hugo. I went into this book very sceptic because it sounded sad and morbid and just not my cup of tea. It WAS sad and heavy but I somehow really enjoyed reading it.
Falling In Love: An author you love so much you want to read all of their books.
JUST ONE? I discovered so many great authors this year. My top 3 would be Jandy Nelson, Ryan Graudin and Victoria Schwab in no particular order. I just adore them so much and every book of theirs I read is a favorite. So no need for further explanations.
Fight: Book with the best action sequences.
A Gathering of Shadows – V. E. Schwab. OH MY GOD ! OH MY GOD ! OH MY GOD ! Head spinning, heart stopping action with the tournament and troubles Kell gets into and everything, I just need the sequel right now to know what happens next !
Break up: A book or series you didn’t finish and do not intend to finish.
The Lux series – Jennifer L. Armentrout. No. Just no. I don’t want to offend anyone in this post so all I’m going to say is that I really didn’t like the little of it I read. If you want to know why here’s my review for Obsidian and 30 something percent of Onyx.
Hanging With Friends: Book you think everyone else should read.
The Messenger – Markus Zusak. There’s no badass MC, no epic battles, only a mystery, a guy who doesn’t know who he is and a message to take out of this. I really loved this book for the effect it had on me, it is just so beautiful and I’d recommend it to everyone, especially if you’re struggling with what’s coming next in your life.
Breakdown: Book that seriously affected you/had you crying your eyes out.
Forbidden – Tabitha Suzuma. This book is in no way a happy story nor a “conventional’ one, it deals with a taboo subject so if you’re uncomfortable reading about incest I’d recommend staying away from it. By the end, I was sobbing (remember that not many books make me cry) because of how much I cared about the characters and what happened to them, which to be honest made me sick to my stomach a bit but I still loved it.
Roadtrip: Your favorite series (more than 3 books).
Harry Potter – J. K. Rowling. Duuh!! What kind of question is this? I absolutely adore this series and nothing in the world would ever top it or even compete with it, it is just TOO good. The series just feels like home.
Flashback: Your favorite book from 5 years ago.
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho. Up until this year, this was the only book I reread countless amounts of times and each time I did I got something different, something more out of it. It is pretty philosophical and about a kind of internal journey so if you don’t like that kind of stuff well… You should still try it because it’s amazing.
Getting Back Together: What book you can not stop rereading.
I’ll Give you the Sun – Jandy Nelson. Technically I haven’t reread this one yet because I just read it a couple of months ago BUT I’m predicting I’ll be going back to it a lot because I just can’t get enough of it.
Wedding: A book that is really special to you.
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak. Why is this special you ask? Because it was the first book I ever thought of as a REAL favorite and also because it is the one that introduced me to the wonder that is Historical fiction and more precisely the WWII period and I adored it ever since.
Moment of Triumph: Longest book you’ve ever read.
Les misérables – Victor Hugo. Granted, I read it in parts because there’s a french edition that cuts it into 3 parts designed for kids BUT it still is one mammoth book of more than a thousand pages.
Death Scene: Book or series you wish had ended differently.
N/A. I have nothing in mind right now, because I’m pretty easy to please when it comes to endings.
Funeral: Book with the best or worst epilogue.
Never, Never – Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher. Just NO. That epilogue made no sense to me. I was already angry about all the explanations so when it was topped off with that unnecessary over the top cheesy epilogue, I just couldn’t do it anymore.
I Tag :
EVERYONE ! Because I’m lazy today.
That’s it until next time.
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