Once again, I was not tagged to do this tag. However, TOP is one of my all-time favorite bands, and it looked like a lot of fun so, I’m gonna do it. This tag was created by MoMo @ The Booktube Girl. Let’s go!
1.) Stressed Out – What is a popular book that you have wanted to read for a long time that everyone has been talking about?
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by: Taylor Jenkins Reid. I see this book everywhere. And everyone loves it. Like, seriously, people have Twitter names, and bios, dedicated to this book. I don’t really know too much about it, except that it’s diverse, and has great rep, and that’s good enough for me!
2.) Car Radio – Name a book that contained issues you felt you connected to on a personal level.
Definitely Turtles All the Way Down by: John Green. As someone with OCD and anxiety, this book was just, so freaking validating. So much of what Aza goes through in this book, I experience, in some way, on a daily basis. It was such a real, and raw, portrayal of what it’s like to live in our shoes, and I really commend John Green for being brave enough to put his personal experience out there.
3.) Ride – Name a book that you wanted to never end.
The Pearl Thief by: Elizabeth Wein. Julia Beaufort-Stuart is my favorite character of all-time, from anything ever. So, of course, I didn’t want a book that is all about her, and her life, and her family, to ever end. If you want to read more about my undying love for Julie, you can check out my wayyyy to long post about my Code Name Verity collection here.
4.) Holding on to You – What is a book/series that you have loved since your childhood?
Definitely The Thief Lord by: Cornelia Funke. This was the first book I ever bought for myself with my own money. I picked it up at my school’s Scholastic Book Fair, and devoured it in a single day. I was my favorite book until high school. It’s a really fun and sweet story, and I recommend it to everyone, no matter the age.
5.) Tear in my Heart – Name a book that made you feel all the emotions.
Without a doubt Dreams of Gods and Monsters by: Laini Taylor. This remains my favorite conclusion to a series ever. It was absolutely flawless. There was nothing about it I would’ve changed, or didn’t love. And I felt every single, possible human emotion while reading it. I was laughing, smiling, sobbing, screaming, swooning, at of it. Laini Taylor is a freakin’ word witch, and she never ceases to amaze the hell out of me with her writing. So good.
6.) Fairly Local – What is your personal favorite underground book/series?
I’m taking “underground” to mean lesser known, or under-hyped. That being said, it’d probably be Maggot Moon by: Sally Gardner. I know, absolutely no one else, that has read this book, and it’s a travesty. If you want to see me ramble about this book some more, check out my Top 5 Wednesday post about my favorite hidden gem books here.
7.) Ode to Sleep – Name a book that was full of twists and turns and kept you on the edge of your seat.
Illuminae by: Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. This book didn’t just intrigue me with it’s action packed and super exciting story, but the format kept me engaged too. I’d never read a book told in mixed media before, and it was so much fun to see how the next piece of information was going to be delivered to us. I read this book in one sitting, and if you haven’t picked it up yet, you need to!
8.) Goner – What is a book character that you fell in love with from the beginning?
Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle by: Maggie Stiefvater. From the minute he appeared on the page with his “I thought you were dead in a ditch” self, I was smitten. He’s such a little trash baby. My little trash baby. I love him so.
9.) Migraine – What is one book that gave you a headache to read?
I’m gonna go with a school book this time, and it’s The Sound and the Fury by: William Faulkner. Not only is this book a classic, which tend to be challenging reads as is, but this novel was told in fragmented, and non-linear style, and from multiple, unreliable POVs, which made this story almost impossible to follow. It is definitely the most challenging book I’ve ever read.
10.) We Don’t Believe What’s On TV – What is a book that you love that most people seem to hate?
Queen of Shadows by: Sarah J. Maas. For some reason, I can’t for the life of me understand why, this is everyone’s least favorite Throne of Glass book. But this is my favorite one, by far. Everyone trashes this book because of how “out of character” everyone is, and they all hate Manon, and I just, I don’t get this. This was the most true to character they’ve ever been, and Manon is my favorite character in the series! If you want to see me rant about this book for wayyyy too long, you can watch the review I did for it on my Booktube channel here.
And that’s that! So, what about y’all? How would you answer any of these questions? Are you a TOP fan? What’s your favorite song? Talk to me about it in the comments!