It is I, your ThursTAG friend! How are you all doing? Are you still looking after yourself? What have you been up to this week? Tell me. I’d love know!
Today I am taking on the Spring Cleaning tag… another one that I saved into my vault of tags (which is starting to dwindle now, so please tag me in things!!) Have a go at this if you wish!
The Struggle of Getting Started: A Book or Series You Struggle to Begin Because of Its Size
I don’t know that I struggle to pick up The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo because of its size necessarily, but I definitely look at this series every time and go “god I don’t know that I’ve got it in me to start this! Because I’ve read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom, I don’t know if I want to read these… plus I’ve got King of Scars to read too. Do I have the time for 4 books in a series? (Yes is probably the answer to this based on how the world is at the minute)
Cleaning Out the Closet: A Book or Series You Want to Unhaul
Meh. I just thought The Girls by Emma Cline was OK. There was bits I loved and there was bits that I just didn’t. I had such high expectations being a massive fan of a book about cults, but it just left me with so many unanswered questions that I am just like “meh, thank you next”.
Opening the Window and Letting Fresh Air In: A Book that was Refreshing
Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt is one of those GORGEOUS books that comes along and just puts a massive smile on my face. I think I read this book 3 years ago now and I still just look at it and smile. It’s so wonderful. If you’re like me and love a trip to YALC or something, please check this book out. It’s so wonderful.
Washing Out the Sheets: A Scene that you Wish You Could Rewrite
Oh friends. This doesn’t happen very often, but let me tell you, I wish I could rewrite the end of A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. I just don’t believe it. I’ve read the second book and I’m a little bit more on board with it, but I’m just not team that.
Throwing Out Unnecessary Knick-Knacks: A Book in a Series You Didn’t Think Was Necessary
Right, this might get a loit of hate BUT I’m not gonna lie, I’m kinda disappointed about the fact the new Hunger Games book is about Snow – I wanted it to be about someone else! I’d love Haymitch’s story, or Effie’s. It could be great, I recognise this, but why him? Why not one of the others?
Polishing Doorknobs: A Book That Had a Clean Finish
Oh man. The ending of Song of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury was SATISFYING AS HELL. That was the ending that I wanted without even knowing that I wanted it to be honest. We all know that I love Mel and her books, but the ending to Sorrow was not what I was expecting and I am all here for it (I thought she’d kill off one of my faves tbh).
Reaching to Dust the Fan: A Book That Tried Too Hard to Covey a Certain Message
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli. Guys. I find Leah quite unlikeable. She doesn’t portray the whole “be whatever you want to be” thing very well. I dunno, she just has some questionable thoughts about bisexuality among other things that I just found a bit much.
The Tiring Yet Satisfying Finish: A Series That was Tiring But Satisfying to Get Through
NOW WAIT A SECOND. I don’t mean this series for this prompt in a bad way. The second book was batshit crazy and the third book was a BEAST. So it was tiring to get through because it required a lot of brain power, but my god is this series worth it. I recommend it to someone at least once a week.
And there you have it!
If you’d like to take on this tag, feel free! Let me know in the comments your thoughts about my responses. Did any of them surprise you?