Hi everyone, thought I’d start Monday off with a fun book tag. I know I haven’t posted in a bit, but I’ve honestly been totally consumed with my move into my new place. The apartment is almost ready, but I still have a ton of packing and just haven’t had the time and energy to post. Hopefully I will be back to my regular posting starting this week or next week at the latest. I appreciate those of you who have been keeping up with my blog as well as more recent readers. Hope you are all staying well.
I stumbled on this FRIENDS book tag while browsing through the fiction journal‘s blog. Back in the day Friends and the Nanny were my go to evening entertainment so I decided to see what this tag was about.
The FRIENDS book tag asks you to pick a book that coincides with a specific characteristic of each of the main cast members of the show and also has you answer a question about your own reading habits.
a book based on a game or competition: A perfect choice for this is Caraval by Stephanie Garber. In the first book of the series, Scarlett competes to save her sister. There is definitely more to the game than Scarlett originally realizes.
organization queen; how do you organize your books: I tend to play around with my organization system. Recently it’s been my favorite books up front as well as those on my TBR. Otherwise I store my books in whatever way they fit
a book you read for the hype: The last book I read, because of the hype was Dark Shores by Danielle Jensen. I’m happy to report that it definitely lived up to the hype and I will be continuing with the series. A romance/adventure story set in a fantasy world partially inspired by ancient Rome. The main character, Teriana, is forced to work with an enemy soldier in order to free her people. Over time sparks definitely fly between the two even though a happily ever after seems unlikely. This book is perfect for fantasy/romance lovers
shopping addict; what makes you buy a book: I’ll usually buy a book if the plot summary sounds good, is a recommendation from a friend with similar taste or if the book is by one of my favorite authors.
a science fiction book: Red Rising by Pierce Brown. This book was another book club read for me and turned out much better than I thought it would since I’m generally not a fan of sci fi. I ended up reading the entire series and I highly recommend it.
on a break; which books have you put down to pick back up later: I put down We Hunt the Flame as I couldn’t get into the audio book. There was just something about the narrator that didn’t work for me, but I fully intend to pick up the physical copy soon. I’m very much a mood reader so it’s not unusual for me to pick up a book, put it down and then come back to it when I feel drawn to it again
a book that made you laugh out loud: The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger is the story of a young lawyer trying to find herself and a business woman trying to start fresh after the collapse of her marriage. Written in the form of letters, court documents and emails this is a book that had me in stiches.
that time at space mountain; are there any books you’re embarrassed to admit you’ve read: For me it would probably 50 shades of grey and in my defense I wanted to know what all the hype was about.
a scary book you’d keep in the freezer: I tend to avoid scary books so don’t have anything for this one
v is for encyclopedia; as an adult; have you read any books with words you had to look up to understand: I tend to discover new words in most books I read so hard to choose just one
a book with a spiritual or supernatural theme: I could put together a whole list of these, but one of my favorites is Seduction by MJ Rose The book involves the author Victor Hugo and the spiritualism movement. There are also themes of past lives. Highly recommend if you are a fan of historical fiction and the supernatural
a book with an OH MY GOD twist: For that was definitely the Prison Healer by Lynette Noni. That reveal at the end was epic and really made me wish I had waited till the second book was released before reading it, because I really want to know what happens next
a british classic: Definitely Persuasion by Jane Austen for me as it is my favorite of the Austen books and what made me want to read classics in the first place
a book nobody seems to be talking about: For me it is the Aven Cycle by Cass Morris. This is an epic trilogy centered around an ancient Rome where magic is where real. Another perfect read for fans of historical fiction and fantasy
Susan and Carol
an lgbtq+ author and book: Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston is perfect for this category. This is such a sweet and funny lgbtq love story that everyone should read. One of my favorites of the year.
romance novel: I have tons of recommendations for this one, but the romance novel that got me interested in the genre was Rosamund by Bertrice Small. Set in Tudor England it is a story of strong female landowner who manages to pave her way and protect her home in what is definitely a man’s world.
I hope you enjoyed this Friends inspired book tag. If this is something you’d like to do yourself feel free to do so, but I would love it if you tagged me so that I could see what you picked