It’s been so long since I’ve been tagged to do a book tag! I was tagged by Brianna @ Brianna the Bookworm. This tag looked like a lot of fun when I saw Brianna do it, so I’m really excited to give it a try myself. :) Basically, these are some bookish questions that are inspired by the Greek gods.
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- Tag as many people as you want, but please share the love.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
I will always love this series – not only do I think it’s wonderfully written, but it has a lot of personal/nostalgic meaning for me too! My mom used to play an audiobook version on cassette to help us sleep as kids. I grew up watching the original cartoon versions, and when Peter Jackson’s adaptations came out, my whole family was obsessed.
Lada from And I Darken by Kiersten White
Lada!! I love her but she is terrifying… in the best way possible. And I Darken is a historical fiction retelling of Vlad the Impaler, with Vlad reimagined as a girl. The genderbending of the story is a fascinating look at what a girl/woman would have to put up with in the 15th century. Lada chooses ruthlessness as her method of survival.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This was an amazing debut! Not only did I love it as a refreshing and different fantasy story, but Adeyemi managed to tackle some really important political issues seamlessly within the story.
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
I originally read this in high school, and it was very affirming for me, and my beliefs about being in nature.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
ADSOM imagines a world with parallel dimensions, each having a different level of magic. Kell is one of few magicians who have the ability to travel between the worlds. I adore the concept, and the characters are absolutely precious.
The Final Descent by Rick Yancey
If any have followed my blog for a decent amount of time, you know I have nothing but good to say about Yancey’s Monstrumologist series. However, this fourth and final book to the series I felt was a betrayal to the first three books. Very disappointed.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
For me personally, I found this book to be a unique take on the fairytale retelling genre. Firstly, it took inspiration from Russian folklore – something I don’t think is explored enough. But I also liked the fact the female lead didn’t follow the standard fairytale tropes for female characters. (For example, there wasn’t a romance!) And finally, the writing was incredibly beautiful.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Honestly this whole book is a thing of visual beauty, right down to the edges of the pages.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
This is the most recent book I absolutely flew through – I think it only took me a day and a half to finish it. 😱
That was about as fun as I expected! Thanks again Brianna for tagging me. :)
Here are some cool folks I’d like to tag in return:
As always, thanks for reading!