It’s been a long time since I’ve done any tag. Tags are super fun to do, and I quite miss it. I saw this tag over at The Orangutan Librarian (you should follow this blog because I always see such good content) and immediately wanted to do it. So, here we are!
- Answer these questions truthfully.
- Once you’re done, tag 5 other book bloggers to answer these questions next.
1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish?
I’m usually very picky with the books I read. I look at many reviews, and make sure that I like the synopsis. If I’m unsure, I’ll read a sample first. This means that I don’t finish very few books. I’ll stick to the end and give a low rating.
That said, my most recent book is from a couple months back. The book in question is More Than Words by Mia Sheridan. I was very impulsive in picking it up. I’ve been a fan of her work for a while, so I didn’t question her newest book. I didn’t even read the synopsis. Bad decision.
I DNFed the book within a few chapters. I could see that it’s another rendition of a very common cliche love story. The guy is a rock star, sleeps around, but his muse is his childhood friend. The girl is innocent and feminine and not a strong person of her own. She’s been pining after him for all this while too.
Mia Sheridan writes in a sad, hopeless haze. That’s the vibe of her books. It’s been a while since I read books which use that vibe well. More Than Words was the same, but I wasn’t willing to read the same exact story a 20th time. Hence, I did not finish it.
2. Which book is your guilty pleasure?
I don’t know if I’d call any of my reads truly guilty pleasure? I have many that can be called that, but I don’t think I can choose one specific one.
I’ll just say the highest rated in my “guilty pleasure” goodreads shelf lol. Intercepted by Alexa Martin. Beautiful book, awesome characters, compelling story and a great romance.
3. Which book do you love to hate?
Okay so I didn’t remember. I asked my friend Ronjay, who hears all my rants, and he told me that I love to hate the last book of The Chronicles of Narnia. I gotta say, he’s actually right.
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis made me so sad and just unearthed everything that was good about Narnia. It was sad and tragic and (spoiler alert) SUSAN PEVENSIE STOPPED BELIEVING?? What the hell. That left my 11 year old self SCARRED.
I ranted about the book twice to my friend and just completely hated on the ending.
4. Which book would you throw into the sea?
OH I HAVE A PERFECT ONE FOR THIS.
Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman. I buddy read this with one of my friends and both of us were just like what. the. fuck. The book is written in such a weird vibe and horny haze. I absolutely HATED IT.
Why do people like it?? I was so disgusted at the peach scene. I THREW away the book and didn’t resume it until a week later. I just wanted to know why people liked it. I didn’t, even after it ended. My friend shares my views. We would throw this book into the sea together.
Click here to read my full review on the book.
5. Which book have you read the most?
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, definitely. I read it for the first time in 9th grade, and I’m pretty sure I’ve read it around 30 times by now. I absolutely love that book. I even have parts of the book memorized.
6. Which book would you hate to receive as a gift?
I guess any Harry Potter book. I do like the original series but not that much. I would never reread it. I’d hate to be labelled a mainstream bookish person and given this just because I don’t own it.
7. Which book could you not live without?
Probably The Selection by Kiera Cass. It’s a comfort read. Whenever I was a chill story with a happy ending, I pick up the paperback. Just the first book. I even open it to random pages and read sometimes.
8. Which book made you angriest?
I swear I never think about these things lol. After a few seconds of consideration, I’ll say Too Late by Colleen Hoover. The book was okay enough. It was fine until the second epilogue too. Then the third epilogue just SHATTERED EVERYTHING. I regret reading the last epilogue so much. Ugh. It made me so angry. The characters and their actions… ugh. No. How about no. BYE.
I actually ranted about it a lot on my review. Click here to read it.
9. Which book made you cry the most?
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. I first saw the movie a few times, and then found out that it’s actually a book. It was so sad. I cried so fucking much. I cannot deal. I would reread the book someday, if I think I can handle it again. I still remember one scene vividly, which had shattered my heart.
10. Which book cover do you hate the most?
I absolutely DETEST the original cover of City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I’m so glad that the consequent editions are good. I didn’t buy the paperbacks because only the first edition was available when I was reading them.
Feel free to consider yourself tagged even if you aren’t! I’d love to see your answers in your blog post of in the comments 🙂