Book tags are fun and light and I could use some of that right now.
As someone from India, I can’t really say anything of substance about what is happening in the US right now. All I can do is support and raise voices of those who need to be heard online, which is what I focused on the last week. But I have to say, it kind of felt like the same conversations (with friends & family) and struggles of the minority as what we had witnessed last year in India with CAA/CAB. The only real difference was I knew people who could be directly impacted by the situation then.
After these last few days of looking at news, retweeting and sharing info, and having continuous discussions about it, I do not have the energy to write a proper blog post or review. A book tag is what I’d like to do now because it’s easy and fun.
To make things a little more fun, I’ll be trying to answer with books that I read during this time of staying at home.
*hope y’all are social distancing too!
LAYING IN BED- BOOK YOU COULD/HAVE READ IN A DAY
100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons
I read this book in a few hours. It was really nice to read and very easy to get into. All my thoughts about it are in my review.
SNACKING- A GUILTY PLEASURE BOOK
Inappropriate by Vi Keeland
This book found its way to me through a romance book club because otherwise I wouldn’t have read it since I really dislike boss-employee relationships. I actually didn’t like this book as well, it was a meager 2/5 stars for me.
I didn’t feel like writing a whole review on it but I did write a mini-review.
NETFLIX- SERIES YOU WANT TO START
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmer
I’ve seen this book on Instagram a lot and want to get into the club haha. But to be honest, I want to start any Fantasy series that I missed while I’ve been on my romance streak.
DEEP CLEAN- BEEN ON YOUR TBR FOR AGES
Where do I even start? My Goodreads TBR has over 400 books and that doesn’t even include other random books that I’ve seen around and take up space in my head as “I have to try that one”.
Let me pick one up from the depths of my Goodreads TBR.
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
This is now #1 on my Goodreads TBR. It was The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani but I read that recently. I’ve been intrigued with this book for so long and yet I haven’t picked it up yet. I also don’t want to remove it from my list.
ANIMAL CROSSING- A BOOK YOU RECENTLY BOUGHT BECAUSE OF HYPE
Beach Read by Emily Henry
I read this book a few days back due to the hype. It sounded like a good romance novel and I was surprised that many readers were praising it, even people who don’t read romance that often. I ended up not liking it, though. As I wrote in my mini-review, it felt like a retelling of many other romance stories that I’ve already read.
PRODUCTIVITY – BOOK YOU LEARNED FROM OR HAD AN IMPACT ON YOU
I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver
This book has been on my TBR from before it even released. Back then I kept track of new releases and marked anticipated books. But I actually read it only recently.
It is my first book with a non-binary main character and I learnt so much about how simple phrases that I use all the time like calling every “bro” etc. might makes someone who is non-binary feel. It showed me how I am not considerate. I may not know anyone who is non-binary but it could also be because they’re not out yet. It doesn’t mean I stay insensitive.
So yeah, it made an impact on me.
FACETIME – A BOOK YOU WERE GIFTED
Circe by Madeline Miller
My book club gifted me this book for my birthday way back in December but I got to it only during lockdown. I wrote a whole review talking about my thoughts on it but her’s a gist: I love it and I’m looking forward to reading A Song of Achilles.
SELF CARE – WHAT IS ONE THING YOU HAVE DONE RECENTLY TO LOOK AFTER YOURSELF
Since I’m doing an internship and have college going on as well, I’m stuck to the laptop way too much. If you add blogging onto all that, I’m basically on the laptop all day long. My eyes are having a really hard time adjusting to this sudden increase in screen time.
It’s taken me a while to find something to do that keeps me occupied and awake but also doesn’t strain my eyes with screen time.
Now, I usually doodle in my bullet journal while listening to an audiobook when I want some rest for my eyes. This really helps as I can be occupied for a long time without screen time or a lot of strain on the eyes.
BONUS – NAME A BOOK COMING OUT SOON
I am not keeping track with new releases at all. There was time when I had a list of books to look out for and get ASAP but I’m just not into that anymore. It takes quite some time and effort and my backlist books are too many to ignore.
YOU! Only if you want to do it, of course. I’m sure all of us can use another fun way to talk about books haha.
What have you been reading while staying at home? How are you keeping your health up?