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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm
Analee @ Book Snacks
Trisha Ann @ The Bookgasm
Jesse @ Books at Dawn
Nick @ The Paper Dragon