It’s Thursday again, which means it’s time for another book tag. This one was found on Camellia Reads, and seemed so interesting that I had to take a look at it myself. Just be warned that these might all have to do with the thesis books I’m currently reading, since I’m knee-deep in those and there’s nothing else going on in my reading life. (Yet. Once I’m free of these… I’ll be free, ya know?)
3 READ ONCE AND LOVED AUTHORS
Ooh, this is a difficult one. I’m going to go with:
Angie Sage, who is the author of the Septimus Heap series. I bought the first book when I was in seventh grade and fell in love with it. I own all of them, but I just can’t bring myself to read the last one! She has another series out now, ToddHunter Moon, and I’m not sure if I’m going to read that one. It’s kinda like I never watched Legend of Korra after being obsessed with Avatar: The Last Airbender for so long. You just can’t continue in the same way in the same world after your favorites are gone.
Lilian Jackson Braun, who is the author of the Cat Who series. I picked these up in sixth grade on the recommendation of my friend, and I now own every book in the series (and I’ve read all of them). She passed away a few years ago, and I think the last book will never be released. I’m actually okay with that — you could tell that, as the years passed, she stopped remembering what she had written in previous books (and her editors didn’t do a good job of catching them). The later books were not as good as the earlier ones.
This one is outdated, but Libba Bray. There was a point at one time where I tried to read everything she had ever written, but I think I’m past the age she’s writing for, as I just can’t connect to the main characters any more, and stuff like A Great & Terrible Beauty just annoys me.
3 TITLES I’VE WATCHED BUT HAVEN’T READ
Stardust, for one, because I’ve heard that the novel is nowhere near as amazing as the book. It’s one of Steven’s favorite movies, and we actually watched it in a blanket fort for New Year’s this year, and it was one of the best dates we’ve ever had.
Mean Girls, which I only watched under duress (because my friends couldn’t believe I hadn’t seen it!). The genre it’s in isn’t really my cup of tea, so that’s why I haven’t read the books.
The Princess Diaries, because again, I’m not into that genre. I guess at some point I need to read them, because I’ve heard that they’re actually pretty good. I know they’ve been in the news recently because I think there was a rumor about a Princess Diaries 3 movie coming out, but I’m not 100% sure.
3 RECENT HIGHLIGHTS IN MY BOOKS
Look, y’all, all I’ve been reading are books on the craft of fiction writing, so I’m going to have to skip this one for now… Sorry.
3 SERIES’ BINGED
The Expanse, which starts with Leviathan Wakes. I read that one and immediately had to have all of the other ones. My boyfriend’s working his way through that series right now, and I’m going to try and binge it again once he’s finished and my thesis books are done, because it’s been so long since I’ve read it I don’t remember much.
The Bartimaeus Trilogy, which I don’t really hear much about in the book blogging world, probably because it’s such an old series that nobody really picks it up. All of the books were already printed when I found them in the library, and I read them all immediately.
The Alex Rider Series, because I managed to pick up nearly the complete set in the clearance section of our local bookstore a few years ago, and promptly read all of them back-to-back. I don’t think I’ve got the complete set, though, because they’ve redesigned the entire series.
3 UNPOPULAR BOOKISH OPINIONS
Illuminae features terrible main characters and the villain is the only redeeming quality of the book.
Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy do not belong together in Pride & Prejudice.
The majority of romantic subplots are completely unnecessary and ruin the book.
3 CURRENT FAVOURITE BOOK COVERS
3 BOOK GOALS FOR THE YEAR
Well, first, I want to go through my shelves and clear them out. I started this process while I was moving from Montevallo to my parent’s house (for a wonderfully brief three weeks), but I’ve realized that I have so many more that I could get rid of and not miss. I mean, I’ve got books packed away in the attic because they were taking up space and I couldn’t deal with them! Plus I wanna see what I can get out of them. Maybe they’ll sell on Amazon/ebay, etc. Or I’ll just throw them in the yard sale I’m having sometime soon.
Next, I want to read my unread books before I buy any more. Am I crazy? Absolutely. But you have to realize, I’ve been buying books since 2015 that I just let sit on my shelf and never open. I need to take the time to go through these before I buy anything new, although new books are so very, very tempting. (Ugh.)
And, of course, I want to review every book I read. I’m so behind in the reviews on this site it’s not even funny, and that’s the main reason I started this blog! I’ve read a lot of books since the last book review I posted, but I just can’t seem to find the time to sit and review those books. (Terrible, I know.) I guess I need to implement the plan that I can’t move on to the next book (or maybe even task!) until I sit down and review the book I just finished.
Well, that was fun! What do you think? What are your top three? Let me know in the comments!
And as always, keep reading.