The Last Book I… Tag

I saw this tag over on the Bookforager and just had to do it too. 😊 It was originally a post on Instagram, but Becky of Becky’s Book Blog adapted it as a book tag for her blog, and then people started doing it on their blogs too. Looks like the original creator hasn’t been found yet.

Last Book I Bought

Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James
The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan
The Bladed Faith by David Dalglish

Moon Witch, Spider King is the second novel in the Dark Star trilogy, which begins with Black Leopard, Red Wolf. It’s a high fantasy trilogy with influences from various African mythologies and folklores. I read the first book and liked it, although I struggled through the first 100 pages. I debated getting this second one, but the cover made it easy to give in.

As is usually the case, I’ve been curious about The Justice of Kings since reading Mogsy’s review, where she gave rated it 5 stars. I’ve been keeping an eye out for the paperback since then and was finally able to get it. I’ve also seen good things about it on other blogs, so it’s one I look forward to trying.

I forgot where I learned about The Bladed Faith, but I remember learning of it around the time I added Justice of Kings to my TBR (maybe it was from Mogsy too 😊). Anyway, an assassin is mentioned, so I’m curious.

Last Book I Borrowed

Beard Science by Penny Reid

I borrowed it from my library. It’s the third novel in the Winston Brothers romance series. The books are set in Tennessee and have been delightful reads so far. This third book is about Cletus, who’s my favorite, and it’s as enjoyable as I expected it to be. I may need to get my own copy of these books.

Last Book I Was Gifted

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

A friend purchased it for me as a birthday present. I was curious about it but, based on the reviews I’ve seen so far, I have a feeling that I might not like it. I’m thinking to try it soonish so I can find out.

Last Book I Gave to Someone Else

In the Garden of Spite by Camilla Bruce

It’s one of many books I got for my brother. It’s a historical thriller about a female serial killer and is based on a real person. I like the book a lot and keep recommending it to everyone who can stomach it since it gets gory and bloody.

Last Book I Started

South of the Buttonwood Tree by Heather Webber

I’m finally reading the ARC copy I received. My reading has been spotty these pandemic years, so I’ve stopped requesting or accepting ARCs. I remember requesting this one (I probably got it in a giveaway, though) because I saw somewhere that it’s similar to Sarah Addison Allen’s books, which I love. I’m only a few pages in and can already see similarities. I hope I stick with it.

Last Book I Finished

Emma by Jane Austen, illus. by C. E. Brock

Well, it’s actually Beard Science, but since I’ve already mentioned it, let’s go with Emma, the second-most-recent one. I can’t believe I picked up a classic to read, and a Jane Austen one at that. And can you believe it, dear reader? I enjoyed it! I’m now convinced the pandemic has turned my reading taste upside down. I never knew a day would come when I, ZeZee, would like a Jane Austen book.

Last Book I Rated 5 Stars

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

It’s the first book in the Heroes of Olympus MG fantasy series about demigod kids running around trying to defeat a big baddie with little help from their Greek and Roman god parents. This was a reread. I enjoyed it almost as much as I did the first time.

Last Book I Rated 2 Stars

Storm Front by Jim Butcher

I’ve heard great things about this urban fantasy series so, curious, I decided to give it a try. But I wasn’t as impressed as I thought I would be, and the protagonist was… ugh! I didn’t like him.

Last Book I DNF’d

The Yellow Room: Alice Darvell’s Subjection, A Tale of the Birch by Anonymous

It’s a Victorian BDSM novella written anonymously in 1891 — I guess that makes it a classic. There’s a lot of spanking. I gave up on it because I got annoyed. Maybe I’ll finish it.

Last Book I Listened To

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Because whenever I hit a low moment, I listen to these books. My recent blogging and semi-reading slump sent me to them.

So, what’s the last book you started?


22 thoughts on “The Last Book I… Tag

  1. Emma made me laugh. Well, not Emma, but your description of your experience reading Emma. 🙂 I don’t believe I’ve read anything by Austen yet, but I’ve really gotten into listening to audiobooks of classics via LibriVox so I’ll likely try one of her books one of these days, perhaps even Emma if I find a narrator I enjoy.

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    1. Lol! i’m happy it made you laugh 😄
      I highly recommend Emma. The protagonist comes across as almost modern. It was very surprising to me. I also found the story more entertaining than Pride & Prejudice.


    1. I’m hoping it’s good and easier to sink into. I was worried about reading the same story just from a different POV, but I’ve read some reviews that have reassured me that it’s its own unique thing.

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  2. I really like this tag and enjoyed reading your answers. I hope you enjoy Justice of Kings. I was a bit so so about it. I think I had seen too much hype about it😀


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