You lovely folks know the drill by now – it’s time for another Tag Thursday! This week’s tag is brought to you by Thrice Read (again, I know, but seriously they participate in the best tags) and it is called the Days of the Week Book Tag! I added a gif for each response too because, I mean, why not at this point? Let’s just jump right on in…
Monday: Book you’re too lazy to read
Right now that would definitely be The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, the second book in the Kingkiller Chronicles series. I know, I know, it’s REALLY good, I’ve heard that, but it’s also almost 1000 pages so… you know… what’s up with that?!?
Tuesday: A book that was hard to finish
Adam Bede by George Eliot. Forever and until the end of time my answer will mostly likely be Adam Bede. In fact, if it wasn’t for the fact that I had to read it for a university class, I wouldn’t have ever finished it. It was a struggle, there were almost tears, but we made it, somehow. The rest of my seminar group felt the same way – some of them didn’t even bother to read the book at all and just read a synopsis and turned up to class like that was enough and, boy, was I pissed off about that.
Wednesday: Book you haven’t finished
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. It’s on my ‘put aside for now’ shelf on Goodreads which I like to think means I’m just setting it to one side for the moment but will pick it back up imminently. Which, for once, I actually will because I’m planning to participate in Laura’s War and Peace Newbie Readalong in the next couple of months – wish me luck to finish it? I’m gonna do it!
Thursday: Book you don’t recommend
I find this question really difficult because even though I don’t necessarily enjoy a book, it doesn’t mean I can’t see its merit or why other people might enjoy it. That being said, I’d prefer it if less people read Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses because it’s just mostly bad writing and pacing and handling of otherwise interesting concepts. But that’s just my opinion, I’d never personally recommend it, but I’d also never take it away from you – different strokes for different folks etc. etc.
Friday: A book you can’t wait to be released
I would like Matt Haig’s How to Stop Time to be released so that more people can read this lovely, lovely story and (hopefully) love it like I do! Not long left to wait now… I might re-read the eARC I got so I can be just as enthusiastic in ALL CAPS as I was when I first read it a couple of months ago.
Saturday: Book you wanted to re-read right away
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, without a doubt. I have had to stop myself doing a re-read for months now and I’ve managed that impulse quite well, I have to say. Although my eyes do keep drifting to it wistfully when I happen to look at my bookshelves.
Also as soon as I’m done reading one of the Raven Boys quarter books by Maggie Stiefvater I always want to re-read them – still haven’t read the fourth one though, because I don’t want it to end. Speaking of things I don’t want to end…
Sunday: A book you didn’t want to end
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab maybe? I just love her Darker Shade of Magic books and even though I always knew it was a trilogy and therefore had to end with book three, a little bit of me figured that if I just keep reading at a slower and slower pace, I could stretch out book three until the end of time. Twas not to be, dear readers. And I’m still not really over it, I’m still deluding myself that it hasn’t really ended.
Well, short but sweet, that was the Days of the Week Book Tag, and didn’t we all have fun?
If you’re reading this and feel like taking part, I hereby tag you, yes YOU.
If you do the tag please link it in the comments below because I’d love to read your answers!