Ahhhhhhh!!! I love Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series! I’ve actually been contemplating re-reading it during the holidays … it’s a great FEEL GOOD series for the winter vibes.
I didn’t even know this tag was a THING (I should’ve though, since there’s probably ANY tag you can think of out there). So thank you Riddhi @ Whispering Stories for tagging me to do a Han’s based book tag! PLEASE make sure to also visit their website!
Disclaimer: I have NO idea who created this, but if someone does, please let me know so I can give them credit!
Kenny from camp // Your first book love
I thought I would really have to think hard about this one, since there are so many amazing books that grew my reading passion during my youth. But the book/series that first made me fall madly in love with reading was Kelley Armstrong’s Darkest Powers trilogy. I never knew I could fall in love with a world and it’s characters so much. I daydreamed about being a part of their adventure so many times! I still re-read this series every couple of years … over a decade later.
John Ambrose McClaren // The book that got away (a book that may not be your all time favourite now, but you’ll always love it)
For the life of me … I actually can’t think of one. I’m sure there is a book or a book series, but I’m drawing a blank. Possibly Harry Potter … but I basically can’t even really enjoy it since the author has tainted it with her unacceptable and transphobic manner … I’m going to end that there, since I’ll just continue on a long rant and this will end up being an essay.
Lucas from homecoming // Your favourite LGBTQ+ character or book
AHHHH!! Monty Montague from Lee’s The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue! He’s just an adorable little bean! I honestly love how relatable he is … you always have these books filled with automatically brave and heroic people, even if they’ve never really been in true danger their entire lives; it’s like they’re naturally heroic beings. But Monty’s thoughts and reactions to dangerous situations are pretty much how I’d feel … terrified, may lose control over bodily functions, use humour as a coping mechanism, cry out in fear … it’s the real deal with Monty.
Josh Sanderson // The book next door (a book that you’ll love no matter how many times you read it)
I’m honestly contemplating re-reading this in December, since I now have all three books and I’m devastated that this series is over! I honestly can’t tell you the full reason why I adore this series so much; the world and characters just draw me in. I love the community love vibes and the transformation with the MCs. But other books have these elements as well. So what makes Tucker’s Wild series stand out? I have no idea. But it was honestly the saddest thing saying goodbye to these characters, as though I was leaving family and friends behind. I have a feeling this will be a new re-read series for me for a very long time.
Peter Kavinsky // Your one true book love
Do you ever just find that perfect book at the exact point in your life when you need it most? That’s K.A. Tucker’s The Simple Wild for me. COVID-19 hit everyone really hard. Unfortunately, I was dealing with a lot of other mental and physical health shenanigans when it hit … so I was not in a good place earlier this year. I was terrified to read this book, since I was warned I’ll go through a whole box of Kleenex when I read it. But I’m so happy I took a chance. I can’t accurately put into words how this book makes me feel. It’s this euphoric feeling, transporting me away from all the troubles and worries going on in the world and in my head. It’s been a long time since a book has done that to me, making this a book I’ll always cherish.
Tag! You’re it!
Due to the IMMENSE amount of posts I’ve been meaning to write yet haven’t … and the MANY book reviews I’ve yet to do … I’m just going to cheat out of this and say YOU ARE ALL TAGGED! Especially those lovers of Han’s series!
Name a book or series that you’ve fallen madly in love with. What book or series made you fall into the beautiful world of literature?