It’s Tag Thursday and, guess what? I kind of completely forgot to do this for a couple of Thursdays – oh no, the chain is broken! But it’s ok because I’m back today, on this very fine Thursday, to bring you another book tag.
I found this tag via Beth at Reading Every Night and she said we could consider ourselves tagged by her if we wanted to join in – so here I am, joining in with the Candy Book Tag.
Mmm candy, no, stop it, you said no more sweets. More books…
Apples: Ah. Healthy food. It is deep, meaningful, and probably won a lot of awards but, um, it really isn’t your thing.
Ok but I really like apples.
Back to the actual tag question: I’m still confused about why The End We Start From is getting so much buzz. Like… it’s just… ok? I don’t get it. I know I’m in the minority here but ah well, I’ll stay here by myself and there’s more room here for me to stretch my legs, thanks.
Also whispers Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Really don’t get the fuss. It’s fine for the sake of talking about it’s social/political commentary on women’s roles etc. etc. but, as a novel, I find its pacing kind of off. Plus I don’t like Rochester, or Rochester/Jane, at all so that tends to ruin things a bit. Sorry/not sorry.
Milk Chocolate: This is a book you’d recommend to absolutely EVERYONE.
Right now I’m really feeling Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo because I BLOODY LOVE this book. It’s Oceans Eleven style heist meets fantasy Amsterdam setting – what more could you want?
Aside from that, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is one of my all-time favourite books so I always try to get more people to read that if they haven’t already. You there, if you haven’t read it, go read it!
Black Jellybeans: Why do these exist??
I’m probably going to get hate for this but I don’t get why SO MANY Cassandra Clare books exist? It’s unfair because I actually really liked the The Infernal Devices trilogy but I know that was solely because of Jem. And the steampunk-y/gaslamp-y/clockwork-y Victorian setting. But mostly because of Jem. But why does she keep expanding the series even more into new trilogies and series and companions? I didn’t realise you could stretch a concept out that for that many books tbh.
Chocolate Kisses: Awww this novel had the best romance.
You know what had such smushy, questionable romance that I don’t care to question because it was SO SWEET, ok? Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Don’t get me wrong, this book is mostly bad, guys, it’s not a well written or well-plotted book but, do you know what? I don’t care because it was cute af.
If your tastes run more on the I’M SO CONFLICTED BUT I THINK I LIKE YOU UGHHH front then see: Nina and Matthias in Six of Crows. (Because I can’t resist mentioning them whenever anyone talks about shipping/romance. And yes I already mentioned this book but do I care? Noooo!)
Gummy Spiders: Eek! You made sure to check under your bed every night for a week after reading this scary one.
Forever and always my answer will be You by Caroline Kepnes. There’s nothing BOO SO SCARY in this one… except it’s told from the point of view of a guy called Joe who is totally obsessed with this girl and he stalks her and it escalates and it’s so uncomfortable. It’s also written in the second person i.e. it says “you walk into the bookstore […] I see you from across the street […] I call you and hang up after I hear your voice” etc. It made me skin prickle uncomfortably and I had to read it in one sitting because I didn’t want to prolong the discomfort over multiple sittings/days. It was SO effective at what it set out to do though because it made me super paranoid around people for weeks so, hey, congrats Caroline Kepnes, you did great!
Jumbo Lollipop: This took you forever to get through, but hey! You did it!
A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin – the fourth book in the ASOIAF series, a book I should have flew through considering it’s mostly backstabbing and politics and courtly intrigue but nope it took me SO LONG to read which is stupid because I ended up loving it. It is like nearly 800 pages though so I mean it’s not unreasonable that this one took a while.
Cotton Candy: Admit it, you loved this when you were younger (you probably still do). Think children’s or MG fiction.
I kind of did a whole post about this a little while ago so, for the sake of not just repeating the usual (cough Harry Potter cough), I’m going to say Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl series. A teenage criminal mastermind, I mean… need I say more? Oh, year, and faeries exist, and they’re badass and not to be messed with and they have guns, and they live in the centre of the earth. So… yeah, these books were SO GOOD. I wish more people had read them and/or talked about them still.
That’s all, folks, that was the Candy Book Tag – and now I really want to go eat some sweet things so all that’s left is for me to tag people and I’m tagging… you… yes, you, if you haven’t done this tag, consider yourself tagged and please do link your post below if you do it!