While scrolling through my WordPress updates, I spotted a cool tag that Chelsea from Books for Thought had done and I got challenged to do the tag as well — so here we are! (I’m a lady of honor, can’t back out of a challenge after all!)
The tag was originally created by FaultyDevices on YouTube, but I’ve seen several booktubers that I follow do this tag, so if you want to see their answers to these questions then be sure to look those up. Without further ado, let’s go.
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1. Twitter. Your favorite shortest book.
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. It is a great book with a really cute (though quite edited) movie adaptation about life and making difficult choices. One of my favorite reads of all time.
2. Facebook. A book that everyone pressured you into reading.
I don’t really get pressured into reading books very easily — same reason why I have not yet read The Fault in Our Stars despite popular demand — but I do believe I got pressured into reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer when I was fifteen. It was starting to become a hype, and all my friends loved it, so I read it. I actually enjoyed it a lot before the hype began.
3. Tumblr. A book you read before it was cool.
I struggled with this one a bit because I couldn’t really recall reading a book before it was popular, but then Andrea pointed out that I read Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead way before it became a thing — and I agree. I finished the first book in August of 2012 and read the entire six book series by September.
4. MySpace. A book you can’t remember if you liked it or not.
It’s hard to say that you can’t remember because let’s be real, if you ranked a book four stars on Goodreads then you probably enjoyed it, but my pick has to be Beastly by Alex Flinn. I know I read it and I have the vague idea that I enjoyed it, but I can’t remember liking it. You know, I can’t remember the enjoyable moments. In my case, I found that I hadn’t even added it to my read pile! Oops. I guess this is the best pick after all.
5. Instagram. A book that was so beautiful that you had to Instagram it.
The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. All versions of the cover are absolutely gorgeous, but this is the one I have (and that he, you know, touched, and flipped through, and signed. No biggie).
6. YouTube. A book that you’d love to see turned into a movie.
I would love to see them turn Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce into a movie — a really, really good movie with awesome special effects. Imagine how cool it would be to have movies come out based on all the books in the series, every year or so one popping up and just starting with this take on a classic little red riding hood. I would love to see a solid book-to-move adaptation for this.
7. GoodReads. A book that you’d recommend to everyone.
I would recommend Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick to everyone. Normally I go for one of my favorite YA books as there are a ton I would recommend from that genre, but I thought I’d stray to a different one this time. It is my favorite contemporary novel so far and it managed to make me laugh, giggle and cry. I think it’s a definite read for anyone.
And that’s it for me! I encourage anyone to do this tag should you feel like doing it, it really makes you think (at least it did for me) and I ended up choosing some unexpected books, other than the ones I expected I’d pick when I’d glanced at the questions quickly.
It’s back to John Dreamer for me, but I hope you have a lovely day!