Hey guys! Whaaaat I’m posting again and it hasn’t even been three months yet? WHO AM I?! xD Today I’m doing The Chainsmokers Tag created by Kat from KatReadsALot & Maria from Little Livres . I loved the questions so much – thanks for tagging me, Kat!
A book/series that you don’t/didn’t want to end
I NEVER WANT CASSANDRA CLARE TO STOP WRITING SHADOWHUNTER BOOKS. She’s got new releases planned to last us for awhile at least, but I’m going to be so, so sad once it’s all over. I don’t think I’ll ever be ready to let go of the characters.
An upcoming book you have high expectations for
Oh, god. Can I get through a single post without mentioning Cassie multiple times? I’m sorry guys – predictably, my answer to this is going to have to be Lord of Shadows. Cassie’s released so many books in the Shadowhunter world at this stage that I’m really interested to see if she’ll bring something new to the table and also how she’s going to sort out the mess that is Jemma.
Beautiful Cover + Beautiful Story
There are so many beautiful books I own that had an equally gorgeous story, but one that definitely sticks out to me is The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. It was so enchanting and also happens to be the first and only book I’ve ever read with magical realism in it.
A book you read when it was no longer trending
So here’s an…uh, ‘interesting’ story for you. I read HP & the Deathly Hallows for the first time last year. That’s about 6 or 7 years after I read the other books. Here’s why – MY FRIEND SPOILED DEATHLY HALLOWS FOR ME. She looked up a list of characters that died in Deathly Hallows & decided it was a GREAT idea to recite them to me – needless to say, I was sufficiently traumatised that I put off reading it until years later. By that time I’d realised that I probably needed to start from the beginning again and that was FAR too daunting a task so I put it off again until last year, when I finally decided enough was enough and I couldn’t bear to hear another “But whyyyyyy haven’t you finished the HP series yet?”
A book you wish you didn’t read.
Ok, this is a hard question. Because even really bad books are an experience, right? I firmly believe in having no regrets. But I went through my Goodreads list and I guess I kind of regret reading We Were Liars by E.Lockhart. There was just SO MUCH HYPE surrounding it and I was pretty let down – it wasn’t a bad book, but honestly the ‘big plot twist’ wasn’t a huge deal for me and I didn’t even like the characters all that much so I didn’t find the ending as devastating as everyone else seemed to. I wish I could go back to still believing it’s this incredibly mind blowing, emotional read.
A book that gave you so many feels
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare – ALL. THE. FEELS.
An expensive book that you need right now
EVERY SPECIAL EDITION OF PRIDE & PREJUDICE, EVER. Also the illustrated Harry Potter books because I mean come on, can you honestly tell me that’s not on your wishlist this year?
A photogenic book
The special edition boxed sets of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. In fact, they’re so photogenic that my bookstagram of the TMI boxed set remains one of my most liked photos despite the fact that I accidentally put the books out of order. AND NO ONE NOTICED (betcha y’all gonna go check out the photo now, though xD)
A book with lots of good reviews, you hope you’ll like it to
The Raven Boys – seriously, I’ve even been told by a friend that it’s a ‘Ngoc’ book. It sounds like it has all the elements that normally make me fall hopelessly in love and I honestly couldn’t tell you why I still haven’t picked it up yet BUT IT’LL HAPPEN SOON, I PROMISE.
A book you stayed the night up for (maybe in tears)
Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo – the only book I’ve ever pulled an all nighter for (although I almost did for The Fill In Boyfriend, too.) I actually finished it at around 5am in the morning and slept like the dead until around midday, so not only did I sacrifice a good night’s sleep for it, I skipped my favourite meal of the day, too. Now that’s true love!
I’m going to tag anyone that wants to do this because I honestly don’t know what your music tastes are but honestly, you don’t even have to listen to the Chainsmokers to do it – the questions are just universally fun!
Have a fantastic week guys and I’ll speak to you soon!