Hey beautiful people!
Lauren @ Narrative Paradise published a post called the Zodiac Book Tag early January 2019 … and I’ve had my eyes set on doing this one since.
“But Jenna, you have SO many tags you need to do!”
“I know, Jenna … but what’s one more?”
Yup … I talk to myself … but I think all sane people do – how else do you figure your s**t out?!
This lovely tag was created by Peace.Love.Veggies, to which the original title of this tag is called The Astrological Book Tag. Give her and Lauren some love!
Name a book you’ve read that was full of fire, desire, and passion
Oooo! This is me! I’m an Aries! Kusanagi’s Akatsuki no Yona manga series is full of all three elements; Yona’s wrath as she sets out to set the wrongs in the world right is constantly referred to as a force of “fire” — and her hair is CONSTANTLY referenced to looking like that too. Her will and desire to fight for justice is unwavering. There’s so much going on in this series — highly recommend!
Name a book you’ve read that was beautifully written
This was a BEAUTIFUL story … though rather heart-wrenching. But Diffenbaugh’s The Language of Flowers accurately matches the title; the story, language and characters within this novel are truly beautiful and captivating. Just as all flowers have special meanings, so do the events that occur within this story. Though there are A LOT of ups and downs, the writing is breathtaking and the content in nonetheless stunning.
Name a book you’ve read that featured twins
Kelley Armstrong’s Age of Legends series not only has twins, but the two central characters ARE twins! Moria and Ashyn may have been born on the same day, but they are very unique characters and bring very different elements to the plot … Ashyn remains to be my favourite though.
Name a book you read that was a real tear-jerker
Autoboyography RUINED ME! Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to love this novel so much, let along for this story to have such a powerful impact on me. Tanner and Sebastian’s journey completely took me in … I was trapped from the first page. It was also an incredibly difficult read — to see how others are judged based on the sex and gender they love just irks me. FYI … I’m hinting that you read this if you haven’t yet.
Name a book you’ve read that featured courageous characters
Adrienne Young’s Sky in the Deep is not only a FANTASTIC read (IMO), but the characters are SUPER courageous! They’re epic warriors, facing battles head-on even when the fear gets to them. Eelyn is an amazing lead female character, always fighting for survival even when there’s no hope in sight. But her ability to keep going even in her moments of doubt are truly what make her courageous.
Name a book you’ve read that was pure perfection
Yup … I think this will always be my answer. Lee’s The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue had ONE flaw … I WANTED MORE! Seriously, this book could’ve easily been an extra 200 to 300 pages SIMPLY by having more Monty and Percy time. There are little words to express my fondness for this book!
Name a book you’ve read that was neither good nor bad
Oh man … I can already sense the *gasps* happening. But honestly, I didn’t “hate” this novel — I just didn’t love it either. It’s truly a shame, since The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue was my favourite read of 2017. However … as much as it PAINS me to say this … The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy was just … meh.
Name a book you’ve read that was dark and mysterious
Most definitely Golding’s Lord of the Flies — I LOVED this book, but it STILL gives me the creeps! There’s so many dark and twisted events that happen throughout the story, really making you think about the essence of humanity … still a great read though!
Name a book you’ve read that was full of adventure
Tolkien’s The Hobbit is LITERALLY about the adventure of a hobbit, a wizard, and a group of dwarves. From wandering forests to solving riddles against a dragon, there’s a TON of adventures happening in this grand tale!
Name a book you’ve read that made you think
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is an incredibly powerful read, one that I think EVERYONE in society needs to read. Her novel is brimmed with so many important issues that we still currently need to rectify. The story is straightforward, but the immense amount of lessons given in this story makes you rethink your life and your choices. This will ALWAYS be a book I recommend to both readers and non-readers.
Name a book you’ve read that was really quirky
So quirky means “…unusual in especially an interesting or appealing way” … just so we are all on the same page with this definition — and MAN OH MAN, Andersen’s cute Sarah Scribbles collection fits perfectly, especially Adulthood is a Myth! I adore these comics — they’re funny, unique little snippets that show how awkward life can be and also how similar we are really are without sugar coating it. To this day, my friends tell people to read this collection if they want a greater inspection into my personality — still determining if that’s a compliment or not ha-ha!
Name a book you’ve read that was very imaginative
Hmmm … are we shocked with my choice? Proooooobably not. Seriously … Rowling’s Harry Potter series is insanely imaginative! There’s a reason why her series continues to be well known and loved. It’s not just the characters and the stories — it’s the little things, such as all the origins stories and all the beautiful elements that create the magical world within this series.