It feels like it’s been absolutely forever since I’ve done a proper book tag, and I think this is the most perfect tag I’ve seen in a while! 💕
Normally, I don’t like doing tags, because they just remind me that I’m the most basic book blogger ever and I actually have not read as many books as literally everyone else, but I’m making an exception for this one because it’s Percy Jackson! My mind is currently filled with my love for PJO, and for May, who created this tag. 😊
I would like to thank May herself, Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams, and Olivia @ Purely Olivia for tagging me! They’re all lovely people, and you should definitely check out their blogs if you haven’t visited them already!
I’m very excited for this one, so let’s go!
(also, I’m so so sorry if this post looks kind of messy – I just started with the block editor and it took me way longer than it should have to pull this post together)
- Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post.
- Link to the original creator: May @ Forever and Everly! Please note that she made the artwork/graphics, if using them. *If you care about graphics having a clear quality, make it big enough so that the dimensions are 1103 x 175!
- Match books with the given prompts.
- Tag however many people as wanted!
- Copy-paste the rules and list of prompts.
My favorite book of the year was A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder! I flew through this audiobook so fast.
I was hooked, and it was just so good that I think it will remain one of my favorites for the remainder of 2020. I just really connected with the main character, and I felt like every aspect of the writing and audio presentation was done very well.
The audiobook is definitely worth a listen if you haven’t tried it yet!
Strange the Dreamer is just… so good.
I can’t really explain it.
There’s something about Laini Taylor’s writing that just inspires me, and makes me feel so welcomed when I read Strange the Dreamer.
Well, I usually read books which have been very hyped at one point, so… 🙈
Going through my Goodreads books over the past 2 years, I literally could not find a single one which felt “under-hyped”. I’m sorry!
Fablehaven was the closest to under-hyped I could think of. This was a Middle Grade Fantasy series released in 2006, but I think it got buried in all of the Percy Jackson and Harry Potter hype. It’s not quite as popular as it was when it was originally released, which is a shame because I thought it was really well done for its time.
I’m not really going to say much about this one, but…
I mostly read Carry On because a irl friend suggested it.
And despite the obvious elements taken from a certain other popular fantasy, I actually didn’t hate it!
I’ve read this book so many times and I’m perfectly comfortable with reading it again.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was one of the first “older” and “darker” books I read in Middle School, and I carried it around with me in my backpack the whole time. I have many memories of reading this book and this series. I even cried when I found out there would be a sequel series!
It’s not the best, but it’s home to me. 😌
Although I’m pretty sure Sadie and her sister don’t really interact in this book, I do remember this book evoking immense “I must protect my younger sister” feelings from deep in my soul.
I have a younger sister, and I can definitely relate to that.
I can’t really explain why time froze when I read Gemina, but it did, okay?
I think it took me a while to get used to the new main characters, and it felt like I was just frozen in confusion for the first 100 pages or so.
And then… 😏 there is also a time-related element in this book! It’s a spoiler so I can’t tell you, but if you know, you know.
I have read both Sorcery of Thorns and Heartstopper recently, and they are indeed some of my favorite reads from this year!
Sorcery of Thorns is especially good with the whole “books about books” aspect.
I love novels where the main characters are also book lovers, and that just makes me so warm inside. 😊
And Heartstopper is just genuinely cute in so many ways!
I highly recommend it!
Especially if you like webcomics or just cute graphic novels of any kind!
The Lightning Thief would be a perfect book to keep me company on an island!
Not necessarily helpful when stranded on an island, haha… but still comforting!
I’ve read it so many times and I’m sure I wouldn’t mind reading it forever.
Finding a 5 star book at this point would be a miracle! In all of my time in the book community, I’ve only given one book 5 stars!
Because I gave A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder 4.25 stars (which is my highest rating of the year, I think), and because I’ve heard good things about the sequel, I will choose Good Girl, Bad Blood as the most likely contender for 5 stars.
May, if you’re reading this, I am so sorry.
I think How The King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories is one of the few upcoming books I’m 100% looking forward to? That I know of? I can’t tell. I usually just wait for every else’s reviews to know what I’m going to like when it releases. And these days, everyone has so many ARCs that I can’t tell what’s out already and what’s supposed to release months from now!
Another book I’m looking forward to (although I already have the ARC) is Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron! It’s a Cinderella retelling (of course), and it releases on July 7th of this year! (Add it to your Goodreads here!)
I just started the ARC and it’s good! 😊 I really like the premise and the Cinderella background, and I can’t wait to see what happens for the rest of the book. I’m only a few chapters in but I can tell I’m going to really like it. But again, I’m already reading this one! I’ll just take the brick anyway, please. Look at that cover!
I think I saw a booktuber talk about House of Salt and Sorrows, and after seeing a lot more about it on Goodreads, I read it earlier this year and loved it!
Honestly, I don’t really remember much of it, but I had a great time listening to the audiobook!
I rated it highly and I think I would still enjoy it if I listened to it again!
There have been a few experiences which I consider “the best things I’ve ever done on the internet”, and reading Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu is one of them.
I binged the webcomic version of this book in a span of 5 hours, and I loved it. No other book has ever made me laugh as hard as I did during that time!
Truly a great experience, and I will definitely read it again. 😌
The Name of This Book Is Secret was the first real chapter book I ever read, and after reading it, that was the first time I had been compelled to continue a “big” series.
I read it when I was 10, and I don’t think I would enjoy it as much today, but it was still pretty important to me back then!
Would it be cheating to keep including PJO/HOO books? 😅 The Blood of Olympus was definitely this book for me. I read it in just two days (which was a miracle for me back then, especially since I was in the middle of a test-filled high school week), and I read the second half in one afternoon.
During the last few chapters, I was so nervous about the potential end of my favorite characters, I was shaking! And I my shock didn’t wear off until hours after I finished it!
Hmm… 🤔 I’m not sure if I can name a book for this category… because I rarely ever read books other people don’t like…
but a book everyone loves that I did not is Red, White & Royal Blue.
I did not hate it! I just didn’t love it, either!
May, I am simply not that violent. 😌
But if I had to punch a book it would be Nevermore (Maximum Ride #8) by James Patterson, because that series did not deserve to take up the majority of my middle school reading time.
I could have read so many other things.
I’m going to cheat one final time and go with The Last Olympian.
Nothing will ever top the slow burn Percabeth emotions I felt while reading this book, so every one can go home now.
(Or maybe, just turn off your computer.)
I’m off to reread the series again. Again!
Do you love Percy Jackson? You should do this tag! Have you read any of the books in my answers? I’d love to talk about them with you! And are you excited for the PJO Disney+ series???
Chat with me about it!
Happy reading, everyone! Have a lovely day! Please stay safe and healthy!