Sick Book Tag

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.

And that’s it.
I’m well, I’m back, and hopefully will do a bunch of new posts soon.
I won’t tag anyone, but if you’re ill, or was sick, and are looking for something quick and fun to do, go ahead and do this tag too.

21 thoughts on “Sick Book Tag

  1. Wouuu! A tag for absolutely anything. That’s pretty cool. 😀 I actually have Soldier (I think it’s like the 3rd book in the whole Talon series or something). Got it for free at YallWest and now I think I’m most likely to never crack it open… 😀 Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on The Strain though. Will we be seeing a review as soon as you’re done with it? 😀


    1. Oh yes! I most def will share my thoughts. I’m so hooked on the book, man, and I’m glad for that cause now I can be a crazy fan of the franchise, like I am with Harry Potter.
      Btw, if you’re interested, check out this podcast. It won’t spoil you on the Strain, but it shows how intricate the world building is and discusses the parasites that influence how the vampires are made.

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  2. Haha, that’s an interesting tag 😀 I so agree with you on Harry Potter – I finished ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’ a few days ago and will jump straight into the second one as soon as I can 🙂

    It helps that the weather at the moment is horrible and Harry Potter books were always perfect for rainy days you have to spend inside. If I could I wouldn’t leave the house for the next week (rain, rain and more rain. and cold!) and just read the whole series 😀


  3. If there ever was a tag for me it would be this one! Oh The Strain series is so good! I was so excited about the show and parts of it were even filmed at he university where my husband works. I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for it lol.

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    1. Aw man! You saying that you love the Strain too is the best thing I’ve seen/read all day. It’s such a good show and the book is awesome. I love how detailed both are, especially when it comes to how people become vampire-zombies. Btw, if you love the Strain and would like to know more about the parasitic nature of the Strain, you should listen to this podcast:

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