Guess what?!?! I am doing the waffle book tag which means for once that my post will include the best type of waffles, the edible kind, instead of just me waffling on because I can certainly talk and talk and talk (see I’m doing it now)
But I am VERY excited!! So, I got tagged by the myth, the legend, the true waffler herself Kat from Novels & Waffles. I feel honoured to be nominated and, if you aren’t already, you should follow Kat for her glorious content (you’re welcome in advance).
RULES (yes, we need them):
- Link back to the original creator, Kat @ Novels & Waffles
- Feel free to use any of the waffle graphics in her post, just make sure to credit Kat (pretty pretty please with lots of maple syrup on top)
- Tag as many people as you want (or don’t want) to. No pressure here, folks
I have very kindly used Kat’s graphics that she made because they are amazing and I feel very lucky to have them on my blog so thank you and all credit goes to her (aren’t they just amazing?!?!)
I’m going to go with Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
because it is a Cinderella Retelling which feels like a classic despite it being released last year. But the words ‘Cinderella’ and ‘retelling’ just scream classic to me. Plus, it gives me a chance to talk about this awesome retelling.
It has a complex female main character, strong feminist themes, sister love, witty characters, an interesting narrative and more glorious-ness. Please read it.
Why is this question so hard to answer?? I always read emotionally devastating books.
American Panda by Gloria Choa
I picked this one because it had such glorious themes of accepting yourself and listening to your voice instead of letting people decide your life for you, no matter their intentions. I though Mei was a great main character and you really got to experience her internal struggles and care for her. Plus, her relationships with her brother and mother both have a satisfying journey. The romance also gives me those wholesome feels as it was so supportive and sweet.
Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia.
I literally remember reading this under my duvets with a torch because my mum said I should go to bed but I wanted to read so I did. It is one of my first loves in the book world, so it brings back memories of young ‘me’ reading this series, set in a southern town with casters, good vs bad themes and sweet romances. (I still really love the atmosphere of these books)
Zachary Ezra Rollins from The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
I just wanted an excuse to write his full name out because it is ICONIC. But he also was a sweet character who was an introverted ravenclaw that helps people along the way. I didn’t just pick this book because it features a honey sea and ‘story’ sweets, Zach is actually just as sweet as the setting.
Last Night I Sang to The Monster by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
I called this book achingly beautiful in my review and I still stand by this. It is a very heavy book (please check for trigger warnings, you can ask me) which is emotionally led as it focuses on one character’s journey for recovery. It is so sad and heart-wrenching what happens to these characters and as you get to know them you just want to protect them. It captures the hardship and beauty of recovering really well and definitely pulled on those heartstrings.
And the Ocean was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
I recently read this book which is an upside-down retelling of Moby Dick which should already alert you that this book is different but the way it was told, the characters and all the details were different too. We had humans under water, humans and whales communicating, a strange beast. They were elements of magic in a very human way involved. I think I can safely say that there is no book like this one.
I have finished quite a few series *pats my back* but most recently I finished…
The Warcross duology by Marie Lu
(does a duology count as a series?!?! I’m clearly saying yes but for future reference what do you think??)
So, I read Wildcard the other day and I enjoyed this duology. Overall, I would rate it 3.5 stars. The virtual reality makes it different to what I would usually pick up, but it is fast paced with fun characters. Plus, I think the concept of the plot and the darker side it explores in Wildcard was so interesting. And my heart broke in Wildcard, [character’s name]‘s past was horrible. I’m still thinking about it, so saaadddd. It wasn’t faultless but I’m glad I picked it up. Bonus, the main character had rainbow hair!!
I love accessories!! I love candles, bookmarks, pins and art prints. *hyperventilates over decision to pick a favourite*
But I am going with pins….
because I just love them and I really can’t explain why. There are so many unique ones out there with creative designs and they are just a little token to express your love of books.
That’s all folks.
I hope you enjoyed this tag as much as I did. And a big shout out to Kat for creating this amazing tag and tagging me. If you haven’t done this tag, I nominate you to do because it is awesome.
Also, I tag these amazing people…. (obviously no pressure and I’m sorry if you have already done it)
- Lauren @ Twenty-Seven Letters
- Sarah @ Thoughts of A Reader
- Nikita @ Prose & Pancakes (sorry to go against the pancakes)