I’ve been OBSSESED with Taylor Swift’s new album since it came out and when I saw this tag, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to do it. Thank you so much to Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink for making it!
- Link to the original creator Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink
- Tag at least 3 people
- Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post
- Thank whoever tagged you and link to their post
I wasn’t tagged, but I saw the tag on Clemi’s blog @ Clemi’s Bookish World.
I’m tagging whoever wants to do this tag!
Circe by Madeline Miller. This book was such a beautiful a journey I did not expect, and what an ending… I was bawling the entire time, it just left me speechless.
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. What makes this book happy and sad at the same time is Noah’s ability to address racist situations, while at the same time keeping his characteristic humor. Honestly, this book is amazing.
The Daevabad Trilogy by S. A. Chakraborty. I am in LOVE with this series! I’ve only read the first 2 books but WOW. I do not have words to express Chakraborty’s amazing talent to tell complex, political stories in which there no correct answer. This series is FANTASTIC.
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang. This book is not bad by any means. It is actually very well crafted, the world is very rich, and the characters are morally ambiguous (which, who doesn’t love that?). However, the main reason why I wish I had never read it is because it does NOT hold back. It is a brutal and raw portrayal of war. It has a graphic representation of gore, rape, abuse, genocide, addiction, you name it, it’s there; and to be completely honest, I couldn’t handle it. I read it when it first came out, so I wasn’t aware it contained any of these situations, otherwise I never would have read it.
The Storied life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. This is the most heartwarming and charming book I’ve ever read. Even though I was crying uncontrollably by the end, I would not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone who wants a warm hug in the form of a book.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. I feel like this book was written just for me because it describes everything that I wish would happen to me in the future. It’s still not too late, so I still have hope.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I didn’t find my love for reading until I was 14, so it’s not really a childhood book, but Vampire Academy was the first book series I became OBSSESED with. It brings so many fond memories of me as a teenager swooning over Dimitri and wishing I could be as fearless as Rose.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. This book series does not have summer vibes at all, but I read them all over one summer a few years ago, so every time I see them they remind me of that summer.
The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelance. This is a beautiful poetry book that made me feel so many things, among them loneliness and sadness.
Here’s to Looking at You by Mhair McFarlane. There have been many, but the most recent one was this one. I ADORED this book.
The Percy Jakson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. I read this series back in high school when there wasn’t much going on in my life, and it was the best way for me to escape reality. I think that’s why this series had such a special place in my heart
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Garcia-Moreno. I have so much respect for Noemi. She’s a fantastic heroine and I love her so much.
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell. This book was not haunting in the sense of scary, but in the sense of disturbing. It was so uncomfortable, complex, soul crushing and psychologically consuming that even after reading it a few months ago, every so often, I feel haunted by it.
Lucy and Josh from The Hating Game by Sally Thorne and Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I couldn’t pick one, I love them both so much. Sorry not sorry.
Helene from the An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir. She’s so smart and loyal and she deserves so much better. She’s my favorite character from the series, and I love her so much, I would cut my right arm to take all her pain away.
Luna and the Lie by Mariana Zapata. I’m kinda sad that I didn’t like this book as much as I thought I would, especially because I LOVE Mariana Zapata. Maybe I’ll give it another shot in the future and reread it.
I loved doing this tag, especially because I’m a HUGE Taylor Swift fan. Please feel free to do it yourselves!
Thank you for reading!