Happy Wednesday bookworms, it’s already May! I mean I think this year might be the first time that the months seem to be passing slowly, with all this indoor quarantine time I have now. Honestly it feels like it’s been a year since February! Since all the flowers are blooming, and here on the west coast we are getting almost summer weather, I thought it was time for a spring related post.
I saw this tag over at Whimsical Meghan and I knew I had to give it a go, so please go check out her post as well. And I am not going to tag anyone this time, since I think we all need something to do and a little spring joy, I invite all of you to partake, and please tag me in your posts too so I can see your answers.
1. Flowers: All the flowers we remember are blooming again. Pick a book that’s a fresh take on a retelling.
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. It is such a fun take on the Little Mermaid story, and it really added a nice amount of mystery and darkness to the story, giving it new life.
2. Cadbury Mini Eggs: Obviously the superior springtime candy of choice. Pick a book that you consider to be a sweet treat.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. This book has romance and adventure and comedy. It really tugs on the heartstrings while also making you laugh which is a rare thing. n
3. Allergies: Seasonal allergies often make your eyes water. Pick a book that made you cry.
Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas. I have to go with my most recent read for this, I really teared up more than once reading this amazing book!
4. Spring Cleaning: Out with the old and in with the new. Pick a book to unhaul.
The Magicians by Lev Grossman. I really did not enjoy this book at all and I wish I hadn’t read it. I actually ended up liking the TV show which is really funny, but if I could erase the book from my memory I would.
5. Spring Break: It’s the perfect time for an adventure. Pick a book involving a road trip.
Percy Jackson (I mean I guess any of the original series) by Rick Riordan. I adore these books, and now that I think about it all of them involve some kind of quest and or road trip!
6. Rainbows: I just feel like Spring is made of freaking rainbows. Pick a book featuring an LGBTQ+ character(s).
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. I am about halfway through this book and oh my goodness is it good! It also happens to feature several main characters who are LGBTQ+ which is a really nice thing to see in an epic high fantasy.
7. Spring Awakening: This is one of my all-time favourite musicals even though it’s filled with completely dysfunctional characters. Pick a book that’s also filled with completely dysfunctional characters.
Oh boy, just one? I think pretty much every YA book is just composed of dysfunctional characters… I will have to go with Cruel Prince by Holly Black, because honestly I don’t think you can find a more dysfunctional group anywhere.
8. In like a lion, out like a lamb: Pick a book series that didn’t get better as it progressed.
Yikes… I would have to say the second part of the Selection series by Kiera Cass, that features America’s daughter. Those were just not as good as the originals and were actually quite disappointing.
9. Fun in the Sun: Tag some Friends! Just a few today!
Again, I tag all of you lovely people!