It’s Book Tag Week!!! 😀 😀 😀
I haven’t done one of these in ages, and it’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag. (Well, only two weeks but it had been a long time before that one since I’d done one, so BOOK TAG WEEK!!)
Book Tag Week is exactly as it sounds. It’s a week dedicated to nothing but book tags. That’s all I’ll post on here. I see it as a fun blogging holiday that’s perfect for summer. I often do book tags because I like reading such posts. I get book recommendations from them sometimes or learn something new about a particular book depending on the prompt in the tag. I hope you’ll get a book recommendation or two from my book tags too (although I tend to repeat books. Haaa…).
Well then. To the BOOK TAGS!!! Starting with….
The Summer Bucket List Book Tag
The Summer Bucket List Book Tag was created by Tiffany at Read by Tiffany. The graphics for the prompts were created by her as well.
The Giant Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins (illus.)
My first thought was a Robin Hobb book, lol! But then I thought of this quirky graphic novel I recently read. It’s about an island called Here where everything is orderly until a man’s beard begins to grow and disrupt everything. It’s a fun read AND it’s set by water!
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
The second novel in the Lunar Chronicles, a YA fantasy-sci-fi series inspired by fairy tales. Scarlet is inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. Although I enjoyed Cinder, Scarlet was so annoying that I almost DNF it. It was hard to think of an answer for this category because I wouldn’t describe the romance in most of the books I’ve read as fiery although some were full of passion. I ended up choosing Scarlet only because the eponymous protagonist is a hot head.
The Dam Keeper, bk. 1 by Robert Kondo (illus.) & Dice Tsutsumi (illus.)
A children’s fantasy graphic novel about a pig who maintains the dam for his town that’s used to keep a malevolent, dark fog at bay. I enjoyed the first book but didn’t like the second one as much. In the first book, the dam is damaged by the fog, which blows away the pig and his friends in the process, so the story is about the pig and his friends trying to find their way back to their town to fix the dam, hence the journey. The books are adapted from a film short.
The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Jamie McKelvie
This is a fantasy comic book series about gods who are reincarnated as superstars every couple years. You could say it left me starstruck because I didn’t expect so many characters to resemble current superstars.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
I was so hooked on this book the first time I read it that I hardly took a break from it. I’ve recently been listening to analyses of it on Not a Podcast ASOIAF Reread Podcast that now I feel like rereading the books again. (Actually, the first time I started rereading it I didn’t complete it, so that’s a plan for later this year.)
Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen
I really like how the romance develops in this steampunk supernatural romance novel. Inspired by the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, Allen’s book is about a botanist named Lucy Pickett who visits the manor where her cousin stays to care for her. There she meets the mysterious Lord Miles, who’s deeply affected by Lucy’s arrival at his manor. It was a fun read. The novel is described as “Jane Eyre meets Beauty and the Beast,” and it’s indeed that.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
It’s historical fiction with a hint of magical realism that’s set in Alaska and is inspired by the Snow Queen fairy tale. I chose it for this prompt because thinking about it makes me think of fresh air since the majority of the story takes place in the woods, in the wild, where there’s nothing but fresh air.
I recently completed this book which is why Jan quickly came to mind. Childhood’s End is a sci-fi novel about aliens who visit earth apparently to help humans live better lives without war or strife. Well, so they say. A sort of utopia is created but humans are prevented from exploring space. Jan pushes the boundaries of that restriction and devises an ingenious plan to do so (although I believe the aliens knew what he was up to all along).
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
I chose this only because treacle tart popped in my head as soon as I read the prompt.
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
A recent book that inspired me was Sincero’s You Are a Badass which is about having faith in achieving your goals so that you can reach them. I listened to the audio book and really liked it. It pumped me up to continue pushing on with my goals.