Hello, and happy belated Canadian Thanksgiving! I found this tag a few months ago when I was brainstorming possible book tags I could do on my blog, and I decided that today would be the perfect Tuesday for this tag!
Bread: What book is pure fluff and has no real plot line?
For this question, I’m going to go with The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. I read this book a few years ago, and to be honest; I don’t remember much of what happened. What I do remember is thinking to myself that it was an unnecessary sequel, that it lacked the charm of the first book, and that it didn’t add anything to the original story.
Turkey: What book made you want to fall asleep?
For this question, I’m going to pick Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I read this book earlier this year as part of a buddy read, and I struggled to get through it. I don’t know if it was the characters or the plot, or because I’m not a huge fan of dystopian novels, but this book made me want to take a nap.
Gravy: What book makes the whole series worth reading?
Even though I’ve only read two of the books in this series, I’m choosing The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas. I started to read the Throne of Glass series this year, and unfortunately, a general life slump caused me to take a break from reading, but I adored The Assassin’s Blade. I read it before I read Throne of Glass because some friends said that reading it first gives some valuable background information, and it does.
Stuffing: What book is stuffed full of action scenes?
I don’t read a lot of action-packed books, so I’m going to go with The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli. This book has a decent amount of action in it; it also has a bit of romance, a kick-ass female lead, and dragons!
Mashed Potatoes: What book looked good, and then wasn’t?
For this one, I have to go with The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. A lot of people were posting about this book on Bookstagram when it was released last year, and the story sounded like it could be really good. Unfortunately, I didn’t like it. I couldn’t stand the main character, and I found the storyline to be too far-fetched. Oddly enough though, I am tempted to read the sequel to this book, because it centres around the only character from Gentleman’s Guide that I liked.
Cranberries: What book has the sweetest romance?
This question is difficult because I’m currently shipping so many fictional couples, but I think I’m going to pick Simon and Blue from Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
Corn: What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?
This is a tough question, because I generally like corny books, but I think I’m going to pick Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. It’s a cute book, and I liked it, but the premise is very dated, a little creepy, and very corny.
Green Beans: What book is too long and needs to be shortened?
Other than textbooks, I can’t think of any books that are too long at the moment. However, I will say that I’m currently a little intimidated by the size of Renegades by Marrisa Meyer.
Pumpkin Pie: What book do you read to get out of a reading slump?
There isn’t a particular book that I read to get out of a reading slump, but generally, I like picking up YA Contemporaries when I’m in a slump. Right now I’m reading Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner, and it’s helped with my current slump.
I tag anyone who wants to participate!