Happy Thursday, bibliophiles! Hope you’re all doing well this week.
Before I begin—I don’t have any plans for a bookstagram, but I did just make an art account on Instagram, so if you’d like to see my art more regularly, here you are!
Riddhi @ Whispering Stories tagged me in this one a little while back (sorry for only getting to it now lol, just going through a bunch of tags), and I figured it would be a good day to finally do it! The tag was originally created by Ash @ inkwordsandash, and it sounds like a ton of fun!
-mention the creator of the tag and pingback to the original post (Ash @inkwordsandash)
-tag 3+ people
Let’s begin, shall we?
📚THE TROPE BOOK TAG📚
ENEMIES TO LOVERS: a book you formerly hated/disliked but now love!
…I’m with Riddhi here, I’m not sure if there’s any book that I can think of that would fit this prompt. I rarely give books I don’t like a second chance…
SECOND CHANCE: a book you previously DNF’d but now adore!
Again, I rarely go back and give my DNFs a second chance—in my book (no pun intended), a book has to be pretty offensive for me to DNF it entirely, so if it gets to that point, the chances of me going back and re-reading it are pretty much zero.
LOVE TRIANGLE: a duology where you love both of the books
Yay! I can finally answer a prompt!
I just finished Alexandra Christo’s incredibly fun Into the Crooked Place duology (Into the Crooked Place and City of Spells) about a month ago. Each book was just as strong as the other, and I loved the unique and unlikely cast of characters.
FRIENDS TO LOVERS: a book recommended to you that you enjoyed
One of my best friends introduced me to Fireborne, and now I’m hooked on the series! I really need to get around to reading Furysong soon…
INSTA-LOVE: a book you knew you would love at first sight
I knew nothing about Across a Field of Starlight when I stumbled upon it in Barnes & Noble recently, but the cover and the promise of unapologetic queerness in space was enough to convince me—and it delivered in all of those aspects!
THE CHOSEN ONE: your all time favorite (of the year/month/[x] genre)
We’re not even halfway through January at this point, but so far, The Sirens of Mars has been my favorite book of the month! It’s a beautiful glimpse into the history of how our species has viewed, studied, and mythologized Mars, and it boasts some incredible writing.
FORBIDDEN LOVE: a loved book that you don’t talk about often
I feel like I talk about Samira Ahmed a fair amount on this blog, but Internment deserves all of the hype it’s received over the years; it’s a chilling reminder of where hate can lead a country and its people.
SECRET BILLIONAIRE: a book you read and enjoyed before you knew it was popular
I suppose The Umbrella Academy fits this prompt—I read it a few months before the show came out on Netflix, and while the comic is better, in my opinion, I’m glad that the show has helped it reach a wider audience!
FOUND FAMILY: your most cherished books!
I’m fully aware of how much I sound like a broken record at this point, but here are my top 3, again: Frankenstein, Aurora Rising, and Heart of Iron!
FORCED PROXIMITY: a required reading book that you read and enjoyed
I’ve generally ended up at least liking most of the books I’ve had to read since high school, but The Catcher in the Rye is one of the few that got the full 5 stars from me.
- Jan @ Inkspun Tales
- Amaya @ Mauve Mumblings
- Becca @ Book It With Becca
- + anyone else who wants to participate! if you see this tag and want to do it, I can’t wait to see your answers! if I tagged you and you’ve already done it/don’t want to do it, my bad.
That’s it for this book tag! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!