Hello and welcome to a very delayed tag! I was tagged back in March by the wonderful Jenna over at Bookmark Your Thoughts. But, I am happy to say I am not competing this tag and sharing my answers. I figure, better late than never.
The Creator & the Rules
The creator of this tag is Sara @ The Bibliophagist! As for the rules:
↠ Link back to the creator, Sara @ The Bibliophagist!
↠ Answer the questions.
↠ Tag whoever you want and link back to the person who tagged you!
I Forgot That You Existe: A book from your childhood that you don’t remember anything about
My aunt used to read to me a Peter Rabbit story every time I slept over. She read it to me so much I was bored by the story and started to pretend to go to sleep. Even though she read it to me so much, I have completely forgotten what is is about. I did recently pick up a collection of stories though and I plan on reread them now that she is gone. I did tell her about this when I was older and we both laughed about it. It was the only children’s book she owned at the time. lol.
Lover: A bookish relationship that’s perfect exactly the way it is
I really loved the relationship between the two main characters in Beach Read, they challenged each other, but were respectful.
The Man: A book with a badass female main character
I am going to go non-fiction with this and say Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs because every single woman in this book was a total badass.
The Archer: A book with great character development
Linus Baker from The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune is the most recent one that pops into my head.
I Think He Knows: Your fictional crush
I am just going to name my first bookish crush for this one. My first ever bookish crush was Professor Bhaer from Little Women. He was kind, smart, and believed in Jo so much.
Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince: A book set in high school
Oh, this is a hard one. I have not read a book that takes place in a high school in a very long time. But, I did read a book recently that had high school as a setting very, very briefly, Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo. Which is also an amazing read.
Paper Rings: A book with a happy ending
So, the only books that I can think of with happy endings I have already mentioned… so it seems I need to read more books with happy endings. oops. Please recommend some good ones to me.
Cornelia Street: A setting you’ll never forget
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, I mean it is so imaginative, fantastical and just wow. I think it is one of the best settings I have come across and one I often think about. I really need to do a reread soon.
Death By A Thousand Cuts: A book that broke your heart
I would have to say The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi, this book ruined me emotionally, but I loved it so much. It is such a powerful story and done so well.
London Boy: A setting that plays a big role in the story
The first two amazing stories that pop in my head are Before the Coffee Gets Cold and Tales from the Cafe both of which are written by Toshikazu Kawaguchi. Without the cafe, we would have none of these wonderful emotional tales.
Soon You’ll Get Better:A book that made you cry
I would say that the first book that popped into my head is 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak, which I did not outright cry to, but I did tear up quite a bit. This story starts off from the perspective of a dead woman and then her friends and it was very emotional and talked about some difficult topics.
False God: A book with a well-written sexy scene
The last romance I remember reading with a scene like this was a J.R. Ward book, but I don’t remember which one it was. Sorry!
You Need to Calm Down: A book featuring an LGBT romance
The last book I read that featured an LGBT romance would be Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. This was so a wonderful book to read, the author really has a talent.
Afterglow: A great second chance romance
Honestly, nothing comes to mind for this questions, sorry!
Me!: Your all-time favorite book
My all time favorite book I already mentioned, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I have reread this multiple times and I have had to buy some replacements as well.
It’s Nice To Have A Friend: Your favorite friends-to-lovers book
The first book that popped in my head was Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, it has been quite a while since I read it, but I still really enjoyed it and I feel like is it for sure worth sharing. I also had no idea that it was turned into a series and I put book 2 on my to read shelf so I get an alert when it comes out.
Daylight: A book with a positive message
I would say Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda, because everyone can do with a morning and nighttime peptalk. These short and sweet little sayings with adorable doodles are just wonderful and uplifting and make you feel like you are not alone.
Feel free to consider yourself tagged!
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