Books, Music

The Selena Gomez Book Tag

I did, in fact, find another book tag on The Awkward Book Blogger.

I haven’t listened to a lot of Selena Gomez, though I liked her last album.

I enjoyed these prompts, so here we are.

The Rules: 

  • Thank the person who tagged you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the tag: Nehal @ Books and Words
  • Answer the prompts.
  • Tag at least 5 people.
  • Just have fun!

Love You Like a Love Song: A romance novel that is cliché but you still love it

Unlucky in Love x Afraid of Commitment is a fairly common romance dynamic.

Written in the Stars: A Novel by Alexandria Bellefleur

Written in the Stars plays up this dynamic to great effect.

How am I BOTH of these characters at the same time?

Rare: A book with a female protagonist like any other

I really appreciate Rin from The Poppy War.

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

She’s scrappy and often unlikeable. She prioritizes survival and doesn’t value sentimentality.

The book accomplishes this without making Rin Not Like the Other Girls.

Look At Her Now: A character who suffered a lot (physically/mentally) but eventually recovered and is now at the better end of life

Romy, the titular Loneliest Girl in the Universe, spends several years alone on a spaceship.

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

By the end of the book, her life has definitely changed.

Wolves: A book that got you out of a reading slump

I DNFed three or four books in a row because I wasn’t feeling any of them.

Even though in theory I support DNFing, I still felt guilty about it.

Then I got Daughter of Smoke and Bone on audiobook.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: Do you belong here or Elsewhere?

I listened to the whole thing in two days.

Though the sequel took me a bit longer, I BLITZED through the final 20%.

I have the third and final book up next.

Send help.

It Ain’t Me: A character you used to like but not anymore

I feel conflicted.

Giddon was, without a doubt, my favorite character in the Graceling Realm novels.

Winterkeep: A Graceling Realm Novel by New York Times Bestselling Author Kristin Cashore

For some reason, Giddon’s POV in Winterkeep is not working for me.

I put the book down over a month ago and I’m too afraid to continue.

I’m really worried I won’t like it.

Feel Me: A character you can’t bear to see with anyone else but you

The desert-dwelling redheaded space mechanics from The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet aren’t dating me and I’m honestly offended.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

What do I have to do to land a cyborg boyfriend?

Same Old Love: A book with an unoriginal and unrealistic romance

I’m not going to shout out a specific book here (though I do have several in mind.)

I hate – HATE – it when partners (prospective or established) are consistently mean to each other.

“Ooh, but hatred means passion!” No, it doesn’t! It’s not sexy at all!

The Heart Wants What It Wants: A book you regret finishing because you miss reading it a lot

Blue Sky Studios shut down and, with it, work on the Nimona movie.

National Book Award Finalist Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

I reread Nimona in January.

Now that the movie is no more, I want to reread it again.

I really, really love Nimona, okay?

In other news, my brother sent me a Noelle Stevenson print for my birthday and I’m in love with it. I put it up next to my desk.

Back to You: A book you read again and again even though you have other books on your TBR pile

Here I am, ten books deep, restarting Committed: A Love Story for the millionth time.

Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert, Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Eat, Pray, Love

I am so, so fond of it.

Hit the Lights: A book that just made you forget everything else

One fine Sunday, I was TRYING to do laundry, only all the machines were in use.

To kill time while waiting, I picked up Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn.

Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn: Some signs are impossible to ignore...

I set a timer, curled up on the floor, and got to reading.

When the timer went off, I didn’t want to move.

It was with great reluctance and resentment that I went downstairs to wash my clothes.

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know: A book people keep recommending you which you already having in your TBR pile

I KNOW The Black Veins is the ultraqueer found family fantasy adventure that I’ve always wanted!

The Black Veins (Dead Magic Book 1) by Ashia Monet: Family above all.

I HAVE the book!

I just haven’t READ IT YET!

I Can’t Get Enough: A book series/world you just want more and more of

I love spending time in Middle Earth.

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Complete Best-selling Classic, 50th Anniversary One-Volume Edition

A bunch of my friends recently started writing LOTR fanfiction and I’m thrilled.

I’ve even considered writing my own.

For now, I’m satisfied with rereading the original trilogy.

I’ve been working on this post for a bit and I still haven’t listened to more Selena Gomez.

I should…fix this? Perhaps.

Nah.

4 thoughts on “The Selena Gomez Book Tag”

  1. Knowing absolutely nothing about Selena Gomez, I expected to be very confused by this tag! lol. This was a fun one though, I like the books you chose for each prompt. Good choices!

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  2. Loved your answers! I just bought Poppy War but haven’t started it yet, but it’s cool to see that you enjoyed it! Also, Nimona is a fantastic graphic novel and you talking about it makes me want to reread it again too XD

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