Books

Pro-Wrestling Book Tag

I’ve had this book tag that I found on Zezee’s blog languishing in my drafts for months.

The tag was created over at BiblioNyan, an excellent blog that discusses a little bit of everything.

I thought my answers would be outdated seven months later but most of them hold up! (I did change my answer to one question. The rest I kept.)

Power Bomb

A book or book series that lifted you up only to slam you right back down hard at the end

Oh, Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy.

WHY DID YOU BETRAY ME??

Other book bloggers had complained about Dreams of Gods and Monsters.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

I was all set to give this book 4 stars.

It just kept going, though. The plot was all over the place.

Then, just when everything was FINALLY wrapping up, a final twist in the climax complicated things.

THEN the epilogue tried to tie up all the loose ends with a nice bow.

It did not succeed.

Headlock

A book that you consider to be a timeless classic and one you always return to

A friend of mine read Someday, Someday, Maybe on my recommendation and loved it.

Someday Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham

Their joy made me want to pick the book back up.

I love it so much. It gives me a lot of hope.

Sharpshooter

A book or book series that made you tap out (DNF)

(CW: sexual assault)

I saw Dial A for Aunties on a bunch of Best Romance booklists, so I grabbed a copy from my library ASAP.

I made it about 40 pages.

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q Sutanto

As the main source of humor was familial dysfunction, most of the jokes didn’t land for me.

I officially gave up when an attempted assault was played for laughs.

Actually, that’s not true.

The assault was followed by a flashback that revealed the main romance was both a second chance romance and friends to lovers.

THAT’S when I quit.

Phoenix Splash

A book or book series that left your jaw dropping

Ace of Spades left me screaming.

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

I was really into most of the book and thought the ending was just all right.

Then the epilogue came.

While the plot twists were excellent, the character revelations were what hit me most.

There’s a lot in this book about family, toxic friendships, mental health, and hope.

It moved me! Consider me moved!

Low Blow

A character that you love to hate

It’s possible I would have liked Red more if I’d gotten farther in For the Wolf.

I doubt it, though.

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

Reading about an EDGY, HEADSTRONG ATHEIST gave me 2000s dystopia flashbacks.

This book is part of the reason why I’ve stopped reading as much YA.

Headbutt

Your favorite bloody and violent book

I, a notably squeamish individual, finished This Thing Between Us in two days in spite of some TRULY UNFORTUNATE zombie dog content.

This Thing Between Us

I was afraid of the woods and now I’m afraid of milkshakes, zombie dogs, and Bluetooth speakers.

German Suplex

A character that you find most beautifully or perfectly written

Each POV in Homegoing is more beautiful than the last.

The book ends with Marcus’s POV.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Marcus is Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life and feels overwhelmed by all of the world’s problems.

He finally learns what the reader already knows about his family and it’s UNDERSTANDABLY A LOT.

He meets distant relative Marjorie and together they overcome their biggest fears.

It’s beautiful.

Sliced Bread Number 2

The most amazing book since sliced bread

The Wolf and the Woodsman is a firm favorite.

The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid

I have cried over this book.

I have screamed while reading this book.

I had to put the book down to collect myself.

Absolutely incredible fantasy novel. Should have won Best Debut.

Hooray for book tags!

I am always in search of more.

Please tag me in future posts, especially if said posts are Taylor Swift-related.

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