April 24, 2019

Spring Has Sprung Book Tag

Flowers. All the flowers we remember are now blooming again. Pick a book that is a fresh take on a retelling - No one will be surprised that I am going to choose A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kimmerer. This is a Beauty and the Beast retelling, but it's so subtle, someone had to tell me that's what it was. I loved it.

Cadbury Mini Eggs. Pick a book that is a sweet treat -

Allergies. Springtime allergies can make your eyes water. Pick a book that made you cry - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. This book was really funny, but also extremely sad at the end. But still happy.

Spring Cleaning. Out with old, in with the new. Pick a book to unhaul - Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. I read it. It's fine. Not great. It can go.

Spring Break. It’s the perfect time for an adventure. Pick a book with a road trip - Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman. It took me about a hundred years to get through this book, but it was definitely about a road trip. Set in the Old West in Arizona, this book follows a girl who tracks some men who killed her father.

Mating Season. It’s that time of year in the animal kingdom to start making some babies. Pick a book with some smutty delights - A Princess In Theory by Alyssa Cole. This is a modern romance book, so you know it's got some major smut.

Rainbows. I just feel like Spring is made up of freaking rainbows. Pick a books with LGBTQ+ character or characters - The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan. The whole plot of this book is that Rukhsana is gay, and when her parents find out, the shit hits the fun.

Spring awakening. This is the creator’s favorite music and is full of dysfunctional characters. Pick a book filled with dysfunctional characters - Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus. Ellery and her twin brother are sent to live with their grandmother while their mom does a stint in rehab. She is seriously dysfunctional. Her twin sister was murdered in high school and she has never fully recovered from that. She won't tell the twins the truth about who their father is, either.

In like a Lion and Out like a lamb. Pick a book series that doesn’t get better as it goes along - Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I might be in the minority here, but I have reread the first book a zillion times, but not the rest of the series. In fact, it took me years to read the last book.

Do you have any exciting answers to these questions? Let me know!