I saw this tag created by Pages Unbound, and I knew that I had to do it. You can see the original post here. I read Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery for the first time last fall when I had to read a YA book that was published before 1920 for my YA literature class.
I immediately fell in love with Anne. She’s easily the cutest, most dramatic, and loveliest little girl. She sees the world in such a beautiful light, and I aspire to be like that someday. I aspire to see the good in everybody from the get-go. I just finished the third book in the series, Anne of the Island, a few days ago, and I think I may be addicted to her story. I want the fourth book now to know what happens! I guess doing this tag will have to suffice for now.
The Reader is Surprised
Name a book that kept you guessing or had a surprising ending
Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult knows how to keep you guessing. You know that she knows what’s going on. Obviously at least some of the characters have to have known what’s going on. But she leaves you guessing until the very end. You think you might have figured it out, but then you second-guess yourself. And then it turns out you were totally wrong. This book, in particular, has a last page that tripped me up. I remember just sitting there with my mouth hanging open because it changed literally everything about the 300+ pages I’d just read. Man, oh man.
The Delights of Anticipation
Name a book you are looking forward to being released
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
I’d probably kill for this book. Just kidding. I’d kill a fly at most. But I just need this one. I love the Lunar Chronicles, and I’ve heard this one has a completely different feel to it, which I’m excited for. Though I wish the cover were different (I’m still holding out hope for the finished cover), I’ll probably read through this book in a day or two when I finally get it in November.
A Good Imagination Gone Wrong
Name a book that has a great premise but you still didn’t love
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokski
I really wanted to love this book. So many other people love this book. And it has a really interesting idea; it just didn’t work out for me in execution. And I have some pretty specific ideas about why it didn’t work in my review here, if you want to check that out.
A New Departure in Flavorings
Name a book you enjoyed in a genre you normally don’t read
The Martian by Andy Weir
I’ve read sci-fi, but mostly the sci-fi that’s practically fantasy, if that makes sense. The Martian is heavy sci-fi filled with a ton of science. Probably most of it when over my head, but I still really enjoyed this one!
An Epoch in the Reader’s Life
Name a book you feel has been really influential in your life
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
I was going to try to not be cliché and not pick Harry Potter, but out of my favorites list on Goodreads, this one has probably been the most influential. For obvious reasons.
The Reaper Whose Name is Death
Name a book with a tragic death (no spoilers!)
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
No comment. #stillnotoverit
And because I haven’t even seen the movies, but I already love this gif:
I TAG: Whoever wants to do it!
ALSO did anyone else see that Netflix announced a new adaptation of this?!?!?!