I was feeling festive, so I wanted to do a Thanksgiving Book Tag and I found one created by Erin & Becca and brought over to the book blogosphere from Mama Kat’s Losin’ It. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! I hope that you had a great holiday full of great food and loving family.
Bread- What book is purely fluff, and has no real plotline?
Uhh… I love a lot of good fluff books, so it’s hard for me to think of a fluff read without much of a plotline. A recent read that I can think of that didn’t have much of a plot was Songs from the Deep. I feel like very little happened in the whole book and I was just bored. Check out my review here for more of my thoughts.
Turkey- What book made you want to fall asleep?
Oh boy… I could list so many books here that I started and set aside, but a lot of them I feel like I might like if I read them at the right time. So I am going to go with another recent read that I just had so many issues with and had to push myself to finish. The Memory Thief looked SO promising, but it just wound up being really boring and so disappointing. Check out my review here for more of my thoughts.
Gravy- What book makes the whole series worth reading?
See my problem is that I don’t FINISH a bunch of series, but start a ton of them. But I think this is an obvious answer for those of you who know me. I read The Final Empire over the summer and became ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with Brandon Sanderson. I recently finished the Mistborn series and I want to read Brandon Sanderson’s entire backlist now, because those books were just incredible. Check out my review here for more of my thoughts.
Stuffing- What book is stuffed full of action scenes?
I’m going to pick The Never Tilting World for this one! This book was full of non-stop action and kept me on my toes. The action never stopped and I found it hard to set this book down. I do feel like the world building was lacking a bit, but honestly I really enjoyed the book because it never stopped moving. Check out my review here for more of my thoughts.
Mashed Potatoes- What book looked good, and then wasn’t?
Ugh so many! I am quite often disappointed. Into the Crooked Place was on my list of most anticipated releases of the second half of the year, but wound up being really disappointing. I was SO excited for this book and thought it would be similar to Six of Crows or something like that and it was just… lacking. Check out my review for more of my thoughts.
Cranberries- What book has the sweetest romance?
AHHH! Okay so I’m going to rave about my absolute favorite romance ever for a second here. Strange the Dreamer had the best romance I’ve ever read. It was actually ROMANTIC and not lustful. Lazlo and Sarai felt like they were just SO perfect for one another and their dream dates were some of my favorite scenes in the whole book, which is crazy because I’m not typically a huge romance fan. Check out my review here for more of my thoughts.
Corn- What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?
Okay so… I actually really enjoy corny books sometimes! Give me the cliche preppy girls and all the stereotypes! I refer to these as “fluff reads” and I love reading them especially when I’m in a slump because they are fast and really entertaining. But I did find Pick Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats to be pretty corny, but hey, that’s what made it so entertaining! Check out my review here for more of my thoughts!
Green beans- What book is too long and needs to be shortened?
UGH okay so I have to say I wanted SO much out of this book! When I read a 500 page fantasy I expect great world building and characters that feel like they’re my friends. That’s not what I got with Serpent and Dove. I was SO excited for this book and I was SURE it was going to be a 5 star read and I just… was not impressed. The thing is… I love long fantasies, but if the pages aren’t used for plot, strong characters or amazing world building… keep it under 500 pages! Check out my review here for more of my thoughts.
Pumpkin Pie- What book do you read to get out of a reading slump?
So I literally just did this with All Your Twisted Secrets and it was SO great, but I won’t really talk about that one just yet besides a small shout out because it doesn’t come out until March. When I’m in a reading slump I go for fast paced fluff reads. My go-to authors for fluff reads are Sara Shepard and Rachel Hawkins. I recently read Reputation by Sara Shepard and it was a perfect choice to get out of a slump. Rachel Hawkin’s Hex Hall series is one that I love too, as well as her Rebel Belle series. A while back I wrote a whole blog post on How to Beat the Reading Slump that you can read here!
Dog/Cat- What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food that you would steal from the table?
My dad makes amazing stuffing, but honestly my favorite holiday thing isn’t really dinner food. For holidays we make an apple french toast bake for breakfast and it is AMAZING. I would steal that from someone else’s plate if they took the last of it.
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What do you think about my choices? How was your Thanksgiving? How do you deal with reading slumps? Do you enjoy corny books? What book did you pick up that made you want to read every book in the series? Make sure to comment below so we can talk about my choices and Thanksgiving!