Book Tag Week continues with the Bookish Scenarios Book Tag, which was created by booktuber LindsayHeartsBooks.
You have to get rid of all your books and you can only keep one from each of these genres —contemporary, fantasy, nonfiction, and one other genre of your choosing. What books do you keep?
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares
The beginning of a YA fantasy series about four friends who share a pair of jeans one summer that magically fits them all. These books are so sweet and I love how strong the friendship is between the girls.
The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb
The second novel in the Tawney Man trilogy in which Fitz and the Fool pair up on another adventure that includes a trip to the Out Islands. It’s my favorite of Hobb’s books so far.
Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future by Lauren Redniss (illus.)
An illustrated nonfiction book about the weather. It’s so informative and a perfect read for both kids and adults.
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples
A sci-fi/fantasy comic book series about a couple on the run with their baby while their respective governments hunt them. Their planets are at war. I really enjoy reading this story and need to catch up. I also love the art.
You’re at the bookstore and you hear a teenager telling their mom they don’t like to read, but their mom insists they pick something. You walk over and recommend a book you think is great for people who aren’t big on reading – what book is it?
That depends on what the person likes, but since the scenario involves a teenager, I’d recommend a comic book. Sometimes they can help a person to get into reading. I’d go with —
Locke & Key by Joe Hill, illus. by Gabriel Rodriguez
A horror comic book series about a family that moves to a very interesting house following a fateful event.
You’re not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which book do you read to put yourself in a great mood?
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter books always cheer me up and the fourth is my favorite.
You go back in time for a day to your teenage years. What book would you most likely have caught yourself reading?
In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce
A YA fantasy novel about a girl posing as a boy so that she can become a knight. I love this series and read it multiple times as a teen. The book is the second in the series.
Your friend surprises you with a four-day trip and you have 1 hour to pack. Which book do you bring to read on the way?
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
A fantasy novel about some teens learning magic, I think. I’m once again hooked on the show and would really like to read the book.
Your house has been robbed! Don’t worry – everyone is safe, but your bookshelf has been raided. What’s the book you really hope is safe?
In Search of Lost Dragons by Élian Black’mor, illus. by Carine M.
An illustrated fantasy book about a reporter travelling through Europe, the Middle East, and Asia to document the existence of dragons. It’s the most expensive book I own because I paid full price for it, but it was worth it. It’s heavily illustrated and the illustrations are all beautiful.
Your friend borrows a book and returns it in awful condition. Do you a) Just pretend you haven’t noticed b) Ask them to repurchase it or c) Secretly do the same to something of theirs?
Definitely option B – BUY THAT SHIT BACK!
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