Book Tag | Seasons of Book Blogging

seasons of book blogging

Hello everyone! Today I come to you with another book tag: The Seasons of Book Blogging Book Tag! This was created by Jordyn over at J. Bookish, and she was awesome enough to tag me. So thanks Jordyn for the tag; this is super creative and I can’t wait to get into it. <3

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

  • Thank the creator (so she can see all of your answers!) and the person who tagged you.
  • Begin with the month in which you have been tagged and move forward from there!
  • State the best gift you’ve ever been given after you answer the question for your birthday month.
  • Tag whomever you’d like when you’re finished.. or else you’ll be “it” forever.
  • Have fun, of course!

November is the month when we’re reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Choose one book you’re grateful for having read and give a shout-out to the person who recommended it!

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The Secret History by Donna Tartt

I’m truly grateful that I was recommended this book by one of my coworkers back when I worked at Barnes & Noble because if he hadn’t pushed me to read it, I would never have picked it up. But I went into this purely on blind trust and I came out of it astounded and amazed. Now, this is one of my favorite books of all-time, second only to the Harry Potter series.

Also, since November is the month of my birthday, I’m going to tell you what the best gift I’ve ever received on my birthday is. This isn’t a difficult question. Two years ago, my dad bought me my very first Macbook Pro for my birthday. And it’s been my best friend ever since (sad, yes).

December is a time when friends and families come together and celebrate. Name one book you would give as a gift.

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Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone (Illustrated Edition) by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay

It’s beautiful, it’s magical and it’s one of my most prized possessions because it allowed me to re-live this series’ magic after a very, very long time. So definitely this one.

January begins a new year. Name a resolution you made this year and if you’ve kept it or not!

I suck at keeping resolutions, tbh. Every year I make a resolution to start exercising and eating healthy and I can NEVER keep it. But I did manage to keep up with my blog this year, which was one of my resolutions. Another one was to read 100 books, and I think I have 98 under my belt right now.

February is the month for relationships. Name your favorite book relationship: romantic, platonic, or familial, your choice!

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Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare

Jem and Will‘s bromance is my weakness. I’m a sucker for bromances, in general, but when they’re done exceptionally well as in this case, they remain with me more than any romantic relationship ever can. Jem and Will. I still weep when I think about these two.

March is the month for luck and new beginnings. Name a book or series that you would like to re-experience as if you’d never read it.

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The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

THIS QUESTION IS NOT FAIR. I was 200% set on not choosing Harry Potter in this tag, but I’ve already done it once before, but guys- you don’t understand. One of my greatest bookish wishes is to read Harry Potter with fresh eyes. I couldn’t NOT choose this series for this question.

April is a spectacularly ordinary month. Name a book that was so over-hyped that it just could not live up to your expectations.

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Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard

LOL, I did not for the life of me understand the hype around this one. It was a mashup of several different YA series. It was like Victoria Aveyard jotted down notes of everything she found interesting in the Grisha trilogy, in the Hunger Games and in Game of Thrones and decided to revolve a plot around her notes. Smh.

May is the month when the flowers start to bloom. Name a book that was a pleasant surprise to you.

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I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I did not expect to like this book as much as I did. It was heart-warming and lovely and the characters have stayed with me even though I read this a long time ago!

June is the time to take a break. Name a book or genre that you like to read when you just need to check out.

Fantasy. Fantasy then, fantasy now, fantasy always.

July is the time to celebrate your independence! Name a book that made you see fireworks. (Figuratively. Please don’t light books on fire.)

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Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas

The Throne of Glass ended here, as far as I’m concerned. This book is a triumph, in every sense of the word. Beautiful character development, action-packed, thrilling, perfectly constructed romance. This is everything you could ever want and need from a sequel. This is without a doubt the peak of the Throne of Glass series.

August is the hottest month of the year. Pick an up-and-coming author that you think will be the next hottest thing.

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Marie Rutkoski

Without a doubt. Rutkoski has such brilliant demand over her language and her skill. She has wonderful restraint even when she’s writing angst-filled scenes. Her characters are unique and well-developed, her plot is exciting from start to finish and her writing flows beautifully. This series is great, and you’ve heard of it – but it needs much more love than it gets.

September is time for students to go back to school! Pick a book you read for school that you actually enjoyed.

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Read this back in ninth or tenth grade. Aced all my exams on it because it was freaking brilliant and I did not understand the people who read this like a piece of work? This book is not a piece of work; it’s art. Marvelous, stupendous, fantastic ART! Okay, I’ll stop now.

October is time to celebrate Halloween! Pick one character that you would love to dress up as for Halloween.

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Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin

I WOULD GO AS A FEMALE VERSION OF JON SNOW. MY COSTUME WOULD CONSIST OF FAUX FUR. BLACK GLOVES. A SWORD. BOOTS. PERHAPS A DIREWOLF? It would be awesome.


 

I TAG:

Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner

Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm

Analee @ Book Snacks

Trisha Ann @ The Bookgasm

Jesse @ Books at Dawn

Nick @ The Paper Dragon

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  • Oh man! I agree! Your Jon Snow costume would pwn! ^.^ You should totally do it next year!

    And thank you, thank you, thank you for your commentary on Red Queen. How it got so much hype and praise, I’ll never know. Ugh!

  • Yay, this tag seems like a lot of fun!

    And I totally get what you mean about Red Queen. It was good, but not hype worthy good. 😛

  • Hahaha can you please dress up as Jon Snow? That would be awesome. Perhaps add a baby beard? The Secret History is on my to-read list because of YOU! 🙂

    • I would totally add a baby beard, no question about it. xD And YAY, you don’t know how happy that makes me! 😀

  • I ended up really loving Red Queen, lol.
    I also had the complete opposite opinion of The Great Gatsby. I wasn’t that big a fan of it.
    I wish the illustrated version of HP wasn’t so expensive! I’ll feel guilty spending $32 on it when I can buy a lot of books for that price.
    Thanks for tagging me! 😀

    • Ugh, I totally get what you mean about HP being so expensive. I had a coupon and some gift-card balance left over when I bought it, so I ended up getting it for $18. 😀

  • Fabulous, just fabulous! Thank you for tagging me!
    My heart always breaks when I see your comments on the Throne of Glass series. MY HEART BREAKS. But I must agree, Crown of Midnight was fireworks all the way through, it was astounding!
    I personally enjoyed Red Queen but I definitely saw the similarities between other books!

    • I’m SORRY ABOUT MY ToG HATE RECENTLY. I’m so sorry. But if it helps, saying something negative about that series hurts me a lot too, haha!

  • LOVE The Secret History!! I wish more people knew about it, because it’s so wonderful.

  • I think you’re right; Red Queen was really hard to enjoy! I still don’t know exactly where I stand. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy the rest of Throne of Glass. Not for everyone, I suppose.
    -Amy

    • Yeahhh. The first two books were amazeballs and then it went downhill for me. 🙁

      • :-/ That’s really too bad. Have you read The Assassin’s Blade?

        • I have! I liked that one too but not as much as ToG and CoM. HoF was okay too. But QoS lost me haha

          • I see! Wasn’t Sam amazing? I definitely cried at the end of TAB.

          • Me too! It’s incredible how invested I was in Sam even though I knew what was going to happen to him. XD

          • I know right! It was so sad….

  • Yayayay thanks for tagging me, Aimal! 😀
    I laughed at your description on Red Queen but it’s so so true. I cannot agree more on how unoriginal that is! It was a compelling read but mostly because it was a compilation of great YA fantasy LOL.

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