Welcome back to Tag Thursday! This week’s tag was found on Foxes & Fairytales, and the original tag appears to be from Daryan Reads on YouTube. (I’ve never been able to get into BookTube, especially because the majority of people don’t put closed captions on their videos. It’s what I like about TikTok – most reviews are super short and to the point and the vast majority use captions! …I have a short attention span.)
Monday – travel day is always so tiring: name a book that feels like drinking coffee
Anything by Jenny Lawson. It feels like you’re talking to a friend and they’re sharing everything with you.
Tuesday – you realize you forgot something important: name a book that was forgettable
I’ve read several books that are absolutely forgettable, but the problem with forgettable books is that sometimes you forget even the name of the book. Illuminae was forgettable. Artemis was forgettable. Half of the Jane Austen books I’ve read are forgettable. (I can’t even remember the names of the three that I read and didn’t like are – that’s how much I’ve forgotten since that class.)
Wednesday – you go out for an excursion for the day: name a fast-paced book
Hollow Kingdom. I read it just a few months ago and the action absolutely does not stop throughout the entire book. I went ahead and pre-ordered the sequel as soon as I finished the original and now I’m hoping that it’s just as good.
Thursday – the most underrated day of the week: name an under hyped book
I will always go to bat for Magyk, aka the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage. I only very rarely hear about them from others, and I think I’ve only seen them on TTT posts maybe once or twice. In my opinion, they’re much better than the Harry Potter series and I love the time setting more than Harry Potter. Technically, I still haven’t finished these books. I own all seven of them but I haven’t been able to bring myself to read the last one yet, and it’s been out for like, ten years at this point.
Friday – you go out for a celebratory dinner: name a book with food on the cover
Is it cheating to use a cookbook? (Just kidding). Honestly, I can’t think of a single book I’ve read recently that has food on the cover. I know A Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires has peaches on the cover, and I think that’s literally the last one I read that’s got food on the cover? I’m sure one of the Redwall books has food on it. I’d love to attend a Redwall feast.
Saturday – you don’t want the trip to end: name a book that ended in a cliffhanger
Six of Crows. I finished this book and immediately leaped over to my bookshelf to pick up Crooked Kingdom because I could not let a single second elapse between finishing the book and seeing what happened next!
Sunday – you’re sad the trip is over: name a book that made you cry
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. It’s the graphic novel that the Ghibli film of the same name is based on, and let me tell you – I absolutely cried at the end of it. Steven got me the gigantic two-volume collector’s set last year for my birthday and I read them in about two days (taking my time to enjoy the artwork) and I cried. Nausicaa still remains one of the cosplays that I want to do more than anything, but since you can’t find any pre-made costumes online for a decent price, it’s something I’m going to have to learn to sew myself.
Can you find just seven books to represent these seven days? Let me know in the comments!
And as always, keep reading.