Now I’m convinced there’s a book tag for every conceivable thing.
I’m back after a week-long break I took to overcome a brief illness brought on my spring’s overabundance of pollen. My allergies and sinuses overreacted, leaving me weak and confined to my bed as I battled a cold and fever. After resting and imbibing various medications, I finally feel well enough to get back to blogging and decided to announce my return with an easy post, a tag.
I googled “I’m Sick Book Tag” with no hope that such a tag exists, but to my surprise, I stumbled upon the “Sick Book Tag.” I do not know who created it, but I found it here on WattPad.
Diabetes: a book too sweet, like really sweet.
Lucy by Randy Cecil (illus.)
An illustrated children’s book about a stray dog who befriends a girl and her father, who is a juggler who suffers from stage fright. This was a sweet story because it shows how Lucy became a stray dog and later a part of the girl’s small family.
Chicken Pox: a book you picked up once but will never pick up again.
The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
A literary novel about a town that receives a visit from a boy who claims to be the devil. This was a hard question to answer because I reread a lot. I probably reread more books than read new ones. However, it’s highly likely that I won’t reread McDaniel’s book. It was okay and interesting, but much of it was a bore to me and it took a while for me to be invested in the story.
Influenza: a contagious book that spreads like a virus.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
A family saga that follows the descendants of two half-sisters from Ghana: one is sold into slavery and the other marries a British slaver. This book spread like wildfire last year. Everyone who read it loved it and recommended it to others, who exclaimed the same and passed on the word. I still haven’t yet read it, which is a shame. I’ll get it, eventually.
The Cycle: a book you read every month, year, or often.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
The popular middle-grade fantasy novel about the orphaned boy wizard. I reread this book almost every year and now I’m sorely tempted to get and read the illustrated copy.
Insomnia: a book that kept you up all night.
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
That would be the book I’m currently reading: The Strain, a horror novel set in New York City about the start of a vampire apocalypse. I loved the TV show so until it returns for the final season, I will read the books. The story was a bit slow at first and it took a while for me to get used to the writing, but now I’m so hooked I can hardly put the book down, and though not much has happened, I’m so creeped out that I hope I don’t have nightmares tonight.
Amnesia: a book that’s forgotten and didn’t leave a powerful impression in your memory.
That’s a tough question, but I guess that would be any of the Hardy Boys and Babysitters Club and Bobbsey Twins books I read as a kid. When I discovered Nancy Drew, I couldn’t care less for any of the other books.
Asthma: a book that took your breath away.
The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery
A literary, fantasy novel about two girls who use their magical abilities to protect those they love. The writing in this book is amazing. It’s the only reason why I liked the book because the story was confusing and sometimes I didn’t understand what was going on.
Malnutrition: a book that lacked food for thought.
Talon by Julie Kagawa
A YA fantasy novel about a girl and her brother, who are dragons, learning to blend in with humans. It’s a simple story that didn’t require much serious consideration. Also, I wasn’t a fan of it because the protagonist, the girl, was very annoying.
Travel Sickness: a book that took you on a trip through time and space.
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
A sci-fi novel about the adventures of characters who visit the center of the earth. I actually don’t have an answer for this one because I hardly read sci-fi novels and Journey to the Center of the Earth does not fit the requirements for this question, but it’s the only thing I could think of.