WHAT’S UP, FRIENDS?! Ya gurl right here just created her first book tag! You’re welcome.
As most of the conversations with my friends just consist of sending each other memes – and I’ve even been known to reference memes in ACTUAL IRL CONVERSATIONS BECAUSE YES, I’M THAT PERSON – so I wanted to create a book tag based off some of the most iconic memes!
I’m sure this has been done before because there’s no such thing as an original idea with nearly eight billion people on the planet (let’s cry about that together another time), but here’s something I made just especially for you!
If you’d like to do something similar on your blog, you’re more than welcome to use the same prompts and images as I have if you thank me in your post! You’re welcome in advance, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with for each of the prompts.
OKAY. I just got SO CONFUSED by Genuine Fraud, mainly because it wasn’t told in chronological order. I just didn’t know what was happening a lot of the time, and I didn’t particularly connect with the protagonist either. I had a lot of trouble trying to connect the dots and match up the timelines, so I was pretty much the epitome of that confused woman meme.
Anyone who knows me will know my answer before I say this (especially everyone who comes to my book club, The YA Room) — and that’s A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. At our meetings, people even take bets to see how long it takes me to mention this series in conversation. I’m not even sorry. This is such a phenomenal series and I adore Victoria with all of my heart. PLEASE READ IT.
BASICALLY A BOOK THAT BELONGS IN 2013. So umm… I bought the entire Raven Boys series a year or so ago, but I’ll unfortunately never get around to reading them. I mean, I started reading The Raven Boys, but I was distracted at the time and never got around to finishing it because I had other books to read, and as much as I’d like to see what all the fuss is about… when will I have the time to read this series? Probably never. I recently unhauled 200 books from my shelves and I’ll still probably never get around to reading all the unread ones I have remaining. Yep, I’m disappointed in myself too.
VENGEFUL! Or any of Victoria’s other upcoming novels, let’s be honest. She’s my queen, my idol, and I aggressively ship us together. Plus, her books are some of the most beautiful creations I’ve ever laid eyes on and they simultaneously inspire me to write while also make me cry over how I’ll never be able to create something that makes me feel what I do when I read Victoria’s words. I JUST NEED ALL HER BOOKS RIGHT NOW. Please and thank you.
THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END. Not even a doubt about it. I love Adam Silvera (almost as much as I love Victoria, shh, don’t tell my future wife) and I was honestly shook that not more people adored it as much as I did. If you don’t know, I run a book club in Melbourne and honestly EVERYONE rated it lower than I did, most averaging 2 stars. I FELT SO ATTACKED. I still do. I just wish more people would appreciate the heart-stopping and gut-wrenching novel that is They Both Die at the End.
HA. I feel attacked by my own questions. But I’m going to go with Radio Silence by Alice Osman — duh! I honestly never stop talking about this book and I’m not even sorry. Not a week goes by when I don’t reread at least a part of it. I have a Radio Silence poster next to my bed, and an annotated edition, as well as a hardcover one and the new cover version on preorder. If you haven’t read Radio Silence yet, I seriously wonder what you’ve been up to. Please. Just do it.
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson! Just all of his books, to be honest. I’ve only read three of them, but Shaun is definitely one of my favourite authors now and I wish more people would shout about his books with me. They’re all so beautifully-written and each of them has a storyline that keeps me reading on — they’re all so unique while still sharing the same captivating qualities that make them truly phenomenal books. I’m never going to stop shouting about We Are the Ants and Shaun David Hutchinson.
TIME TO SPILL THE TEA. Okay… I’m surprised that There’s Someone Inside Your House is so popular and was so hyped when it was released. IT WAS JUST SO CRINGE, OKAY?! I guessed what was going to happen pretty much immediately, I hated all the characters and actually wanted the killer to win, and I just go SO BORED. GAH. So that’s the tea. You’re welcome.
Thankfully I don’t get recommended books I dislike too often because all of my friends have amazing taste and generally like the same kind of books I do, but the one that really stands out to me is Warcross. Honestly, I was SO DISAPPOINTED that I didn’t like this book. It was one of the selections for The YA Room’s Book of the Month and I just felt very… meh about it. WHY, MARIE LU?! When I adored your Legend series so much… WHY.
I seriously can’t go past Will and Jem in The Infernal Devices. It’s been a while since I’ve read this series, but nothing stands out more to me than these two adorable cinnamon rolls. They’re just such good friends and they mean so much to one another, and I JUST CRY. THEIR FRIENDSHIP IS SO BEAUTIFUL. Just like Obama and Biden.
Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned? Do you agree with any of my choices? If you want to make your own post, feel free to do so and leave a link down below! I’d love to check out our choices.