Happy ThursTag! I pinched another tag from Steph this week: The Fireworks Book Tag. I know it’s after bonfire night, but I’m a rebel.
I’m trying to complete this with books I’ve read during my break from blogging rather than answering with my usual suspects. It is not as easy as I thought it would be!
SCREAMERS: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU WANT TO SCREAM! (IN A GOOD OR BAD WAY)
The Haunting of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes. This book is genuinely terrifying. It scared me so much I did not want to read it at night
BOMBERS: A BOOK YOU READ BEFORE IT EXPLODED IN THE BOOK COMMUNITY
I’m going to say When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten. I read this before it was published and it seems to be quite popular in the book community now. I am happy to see so many people enjoying it.
BANGERS: A BANNED BOOK YOU READ
I’m fairly confident I haven’t read a banned book this year. One of the more recently published books I;ve read that is banned in some places is George by Alex Gino because in some places it is considered controversial for it’s LGBTQIA+ content and trans main character. It baffles me that anyone would ban this book, because it is a gorgeous story.
PEONY: A BOOK/AUTHOR YOU THINK EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ
This is the kind of question where limiting myself to recent reads really helps. The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E. Schwab would top my list. This book is phenomenal and I think every reader will find something in it to love.
CROSSETTE: A BOOK/SERIES WITH A COMPLICATED PLOT
I just recently finished The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale which I thought was quite complicated – a lot of the history that makes this story is revealed slowly, and there are some parts of the plot narrated by the main character who doesn’t understand, so as a result it’s hard for the reader to understand. I am still working out my thoughts on this one.
DIADEM: A BOOK/SERIES WITH AMAZING CENTRAL CHARACTERS
Another question where limiting to recent books has significantly helped. I loved the characters in Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran. The main characters in Kidnap on the California Comet by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman were brilliant. And I have to shout out to Boy Queen by George Lester because I loved the main character in this one.
MATCHES: LIGHT YOUR OWN FIREWORKS BY TAGGING FIVE PEOPLE
As usual, I’m not tagging anyone particular, but do let me know if you decide to do this tag.
And if there’s any tags you’ve seen that you’d like to see me do, please do let me know.