(This tag was originally created by The Naughty Librarian on Youtube )
I have been so overwhelmed by life at the moment that I honestly haven’t had a second to sit down and edit book reviews. So, instead, I wanted to take a bit of time to do a fun book tag I found on Youtube.
1. Flowers: All the flowers we remember are blooming again. Pick a book that’s a fresh take on a retelling.
Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
Cinderella has been a fairytale that has been done quite a few times but never as engaging and spellbinding as Jennifer Donnelly manages to write it (review coming soon!)
2. Cadbury Mini Eggs: Obviously the superior springtime candy of choice. Pick a book that you consider to be a sweet treat.
All That She Can See by Carrie Hope Fletcher
I have to be honest, this isn’t my all-time favourite book of hers but the theme of this narrative is to do with baking and I can’t help but think about sweet treats when I read it – which is why I chose it!
3. Allergies: Seasonal allergies often make your eyes water. Pick a book that made you cry.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Cried, sobbed, re-read, cried again. This book is a beautiful piece of literature. I highly, HIGHLY recommend it, if you haven’t read it already.
4. Spring Cleaning: Out with the old and in with the new. Pick a book to unhaul.
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
I honestly have had this book on my shelf for 4-5 years now. I keep saying at some point “I’ll take it to the beach and it’ll be a cute read” but I just don’t ever make it there.
5. Spring Break: It’s the perfect time for an adventure. Pick a book involving a road trip.
The Year We Were Famous by Carole Estby Dagg
A beautiful book about family, perseverance and a stunning tale set in 1896.
6. Mating Season: It’s that time of year in the animal kingdom to make some babies. Pick a book with some smutty delights.
The Wicked King by Holly Black
This book had some scenes that FLUSTERED me, if I’m being completely honest. Holly Black seems to find a way to correctly balance smutty scenes with class (kind of). I’ve already gushed over this book and series enough in my reviews though.
7. Rainbows: I just feel like Spring is made of freaking rainbows. Pick a book featuring an LGBTQ+ character(s).
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
This graphic novel needs ALL the attention. It’s on my top list of favourite graphic novels and I know it has had a bit of buzz around it but it really deserves a bit more recognition and following.
8. Spring Awakening: This is one of my all-time favorite musicals even though it’s filled with completely dysfunctional characters. Pick a book that’s also filled with completely dysfunctional characters.
Normal People by Sally Rooney
It’s won prizes for a reason. Sally Rooney knows how to capture a realistic portrayal of humans in their most toxic, dysfunctional manners as well as write a narrative with unlikeable characters that you still want to keep reading. I would recommend both her books, if you have not yet read them.
9. In like a lion, out like a lamb: Pick a book series that didn’t get better as it progressed.
The Matched Series by Allie Condie
This is on old series but still remains prominent in my head when thinking about failed series. I still am disappointed and upset over the demise of this series that had such a strong potential and a fantastic idea for a narrative, but somehow got lost along the way. There was no consistency or point to the second book and the third got lost along the way as well and felt there was no clear overarching plot.
10. Fun in the Sun: Tag some Friends!
This tag was so much fun and insanely creative. I loved the unique questions and the way it really made me think of my answers.
If you want to have a go and add in your choices, all the questions are included. Drop a link to your post in the comments – I would love to read and discover some new book recommendations, so I tag all of YOU!