Hey, friends! So, I’ve been looking around for some cool things to post about, and a little bit ago I came across the ‘Spring Has Sprung’ book tag. I read through some of the questions, and I thought, “These questions sound really interesting,” so I decided to share my answers with you. I guess I’m kind of breaking the rules with this tag because…well, no one’s tagged me, but I really want to give this tag a try, so… here we go!
Look on your shelves. What is the most beautiful book both inside and out?
Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe has to be one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read, and the fact that the cover is gorgeous to match makes it a full package. This book pulled me into the universe of Ari and Dante, and I obsessed over this book for so long after I finished.
What is a book that you findothers like way more than you do?
Honestly, Insurgent by Veronica Roth wasn’t my favorite read. I’m not going to count the pages of the whole Divergent trilogy, but it seemed to me like Insurgent was the longest based on the way it seemed to drag on and on and on…
What’s a great book that lifts your spirits when you’re down?
The book that I always seem to go back to whenever I’m in a slump- whether it be emotional or reading- has to be The Selection by Kiera Cass. The light, hopeful feel of the beginning of the competition makes me feel nostalgic, and excited for the rest of the book (Especially since it’s a quick read that seems to almost be a classic).
What book made you feel alive?
Reading Legend by Marie Lu was something that truly made me feel alive in the sense that I was imagining myself in the place of Day. Day – my favorite character in the trilogy, the boy who seems cold at first but can be extremely loyal and caring when you worm your way into his heart. In this book, Day was truly a badass, and he impressed even me with the things he was able to pull off.
What book did you find unpredictable?
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson was a book that definitely inspired me to want to feel inspired, if that makes sense. I really wish I could live in the same honest way her words dictate, and her aloof yet frank style makes me want to squeal in happiness and stomp around in a rage at the same time.
What was a book that you struggled with only to be happy
that you read it in the end?
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo took me far longer to read than I originally anticipated. I was just trudging through, hoping that it would get better until I had to take a standardized test in school. With over an hour to spare, I pulled out Six of Crows and started right where I left off, eager to finish the book. Slowly, the book started getting better, and I found myself waiting for the second and final book to come out for the first time in months!
What’s a book that you couldn’t finish or didn’t enjoy?
I have a huge problem with Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I have no idea how many times I’ve tried to read it – maybe 3 or 4 times? – but I’ve just never been able to find that nice hook to the plot that makes it unable for me to put the book down. Unfortunately, this book never appealed to me quite as much as some of my favorites, so I’ve never read the whole thing, or gotten past page 50.
What book did you love and want more of?
When I was in elementary school, I read Fairest by Gail Carson Levine. That book was one of the first few that introduced me to my love of the fantasy genre, and I just love the main character, and the romance (Which is usually something I despise).
What book have you not read yet but really want to?
I would love to read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. It’s already up next on my TBR (Somehow. I still don’t have the book.) and it’s something I’m planning on bringing to Germany with me in two weeks.
What book made you feel a strong connection to the characters?
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series are books that truly help me connect. Rick Riordan, the author, has a writing style that really appeals to me and my personality, and that made reading the books and getting to know the characters much mor enjoyable.
What book makes you feel safe when you read it?
Something I’ve realized these tags make you want to do is lie to make yourself feel more interesting. Now, I don’t want to lie to anyone and choose some random book, so there really isn’t a book that makes me feel “safe.” I do have some comfort books, like The Selection, as mentioned before, that I always go back to when I’m not feeling go.
What book do you feel is intelligently written?
I haven’t finished this book, or come even close, but An Abundance of Katherines by John Green was so incredibly intelligently written, all of those diagrams, giant SAT words, and statistics confused me, and because the story-line had to do with so
me of that stuff, I started missing bits and pieces of the plot as well.
What book puts a smile on your face?
Ah, my favorite color. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan isn’t the happiest, lighthearted tale, but it was my favorite book for so many years in a row, and I’ve read it over and over again just so I could feel connected to the series and the characters again.
Thanks so much for reading this tag, this was definitely one of my longer posts, but it’s nice to write something like this for you guys.
Yellow Eccentricity ❤