Since it was our blog birthday this week, it seemed like a good idea to do a Birthday Book Tag! And I found one over at Kirsty’s blog that looked like a lot of fun. We love celebrating our blog bday with you all, have you checked out our giveaway yet? It seemed fitting to do this tag together, so here we go!
Birthday Cake – a book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore it anyway
Candyce – 99% Faking It was so cliche, but it was such a fun and sweet contemporary story. I think I loved it so much, because the main character is also a Harry Potter fan. That always brings a smile to my fave. And sometimes you just need a book that’s cliche and simple.
Isabelle – Snow Like Ashes was a pretty cliched story, especially that first book. But I still adored it! It was a very easy book series to read and did just what it was supposed to do. I really enjoyed the characters so that definitely made it worth it for me.
Party Guests – your most anticipated book release this year
Candyce – If you had asked me at the beginning of the year, I could’ve written a book for you with all the releases I wanted, haha. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo is one I can’t wait to get my hands on. Also, I’m really excited for Now Entering Addamsville. Both of these authors are doing something new, so it should be interesting to see how it turns out!
Isabelle – This is such a hard and unfair question! Do you have any clue about how many amazing books release every month? Haha. Luckily for me, we only have about 3 months left… I think I just have to go with Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. It’s going to be interesting to see what she does outside of the Grishaverse.
Birthday Presents – a book that surprised you with how much you loved it
Candyce – I’m pretty good at knowing what I will like when it comes to books, but it’s always great when one can surprise you!
Isabelle – I read Red, White & Royal Blue this year and while I did hope to like it, it was definitely outside of my comfort zone. The early reviews were super positive but as you probably know, I’m not that big of a romance reader. However, this was such a swoon worthy read that did almost everything right. I adored this a lot!
The Happy Birthday Song – a book that certainly deserved all the hype it got
Candyce – I actually have to think about this one for a second. A few books that definitely deserve the hype are Red, White & Royal Blue and Wilder Girls (even though I have a few issues with the ending). I’m always afraid to pick up hyped books, but love when some turn out to be everything people are saying they are. And I can’t forget Wicked Saints!
Isabelle – Another book I didn’t expect to love was The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. This is an adult contemporary and everyone was raving about it. It didn’t seem like a book for me but after seeing it on Storytel I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. And it did not disappoint! This is truly an amazing book and I adored it a lot.
Happy Music – a book with some very beautiful and truly memorable quotes
Candyce – I’ve read a lot of books with amazing quotes this year, but there are two that really stood out recently. So much so, that I had to pick the quotes I wanted in my review, because I had so many. These books are Truth by S.J. Sylvis and Under the Bridge by Julia Wolf.
Isabelle – Now this might be a big old cliche but the quotes I remember best and love the most come from the Harry Potter series. I reread the whole series again this year and I’ll probably will do it again next year haha. There are just so many amazing quotes in this series.
Getting Older – a book that you read a long time ago, but you think you would appreciate it more if you read it as a more mature reader
Candyce – I’ve been sitting here for quite awhile trying to think of a book that would fit this one, but I can’t think of anything. I never had to read any classics, so I think I’ll just skip this question!
Isabelle – This was a pretty difficult question actually. But after thinking about it for a bit, I think I’ll go with Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. I had to read this for my English class and I didn’t really enjoy it, mostly because I was forced to read it I think. However, this also steered me clear of any other classics I might enjoy. And if I’m being honest, I think I would enjoy it a lot more this time around, I might even want to pick up some classics after!
Sweet Birthday Memories – a book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life
Candyce – For me it’s going to be Harry Potter. I found this series when I moved from the US to The Netherlands. Not really knowing anyone at first or speaking the language, these books were everything. There were only four books out at the moment, but I still loved them. Whenever I read them, I always get a cozy feeling.
Isabelle – After my accident and surgery I found the Throne of Glass read along in the Netherlands. I already loved the first four books in that series, but that read a long made me love the series even more. Its how I met Candyce, and a bunch of our other bookish friends. At this point in my life, I can’t imagine not knowing and talking to these wonderful girls and I’m so grateful for all of them.
This was our birthday book tag! It was another fun tag to do. Tell us your cliched book you loved anyway!