I saw this tag floating around from several blogs a while ago and decided to do it because it’s been such a long time since I did a tag! I won’t tag anyone but everyone is welcome to join and do the tag, too!
1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish?
I’m a little ashamed to say this because I absolutely adore the author and I was really excited to read this book, but… Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. It’s not that it’s a terrible book (I really love the world building and the main character is really interesting even though she kind of concerns me) but it’s just difficult for me to read books with animal deaths, and it was a pretty graphic scene to hear through the audio book, too. I’d like to pick it up and try to finish it some time in the future, but right now I just can’t.
2. Which book is your guilty pleasure?
I’m trying not to feel guilty reading anything I choose to read, so I will answer this as: none.
3. Which book do you love to hate?
I want to say Fifty Shades of Grey because most of my friends say that the writing is terrible and I have issues with Christian Grey himself, but I won’t because I have yet to read more than the first page of that book. Instead, I’ll say Twilight because I actually did try to read it back in the day when the first movie came out in theaters, but fell asleep around page 40. I didn’t really start disliking it until the craze was full-blown and everyone around me at school was freaking out over it. Even the girls on my floor in my dorm in college, but I only really noticed it one evening when we were having a floor meeting and they could not stop talking about the premiere that happened nearby.
4. Which book would you throw into the sea?
I wouldn’t throw anything into the sea because that’s littering, so instead I’d burn it or use it to pick up my dogs’ poop. My answer would be that book written by an author who stalked a book reviewer. The title isn’t even worth mentioning, I’m sure most people in the book community know which book I’m referring to or you could just Google it.
5. Which book have you read the most?
Oh, this one is actually really easy because this was the first book I ever went into a bookstore and bought just for myself and not for school, then ended up really loving: Lurlene McDaniel’s Don’t Die, My Love. I think I’ve probably read that book five times now? (And I don’t usually reread that often.) My mom wrapped the cover in plastic so it’s preserved it really well, but the pages are worn soft and slightly yellow from having shared it with several friends.
6. Which book would you hate to receive as a present?
Fifty Shades of Grey.
7. Which book could you not live without?
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. I wasn’t expecting to love this book as much as I do when I first started to read it, but it’s now one of my absolute favorites and I’m so happy it exists. You can read my review here!
8. Which book made you the angriest?
The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter. I had to take breaks reading that book because of how much it pissed me off. I’m glad I hung on until the end but it’s definitely not a book I’d enjoy rereading; I’d probably end up tossing the book out my window. If you want to read a book about a toxic mother-daughter relationship, this is the perfect specimen.
9. Which book made you cry the most?
Either A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks or All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I read the former in one sitting from late into the evening until nearly dawn (I’m a slow reader, okay?) and my eyes were sore and swollen by daylight. I paced myself better with the latter but found myself crying during the entire last few chapters and then fifteen minutes after finishing the book.
10. Which book cover do you hate the most?
I can’t really pinpoint one specific cover that I hate, but the type I dislike the most are the covers for those paperback historical romance novels. You know the ones that usually feature a swooning woman in a flowing, off-shoulder dress and bare-chested muscular man holding her. So much cringe. I’m not judging the book or the people who enjoy these types of books, just saying that the covers are nowhere near my favorite.