Hello peoples of books, readers of books, book blogger friends, all of you wonderful and amazing people! So, I haven’t posted anything in 5 days. That’s a long time without blogging for me! Plus, I had just reached 100 followers when this happened, which sucks, since I don’t want to let y’all down. That aside, I found a book blogging tag that I wasn’t tagged in, but wanted to do anyway. I found this tag on Catia’s blog, The Girl Who Read Too Much. The creator of this tag is Jordyn from J. Bookish, so go and give them both a visit.
Plus, since it’s still the beginning of the year, I think this tag is a good tag to do because it deals with the entire year through months, kind of just like looking ahead. Now onto the rules and the tag!
1. Thank the creator (so she can see all of your answers!) and the person who tagged you.
2. Begin with the month in which you have been tagged and move forward from there!
3. State the best gift you’ve ever been given after you answer the question for your birthday month.
4. Tag whomever you’d like when you’re finished.. or else you’ll be “it” forever.
5. Have fun, of course!
January begins a new year. Name a resolution you made this year and if you’ve kept it or not!
Well one of my New Year’s Resolutions that I made this year was to wake up on time by myself, but I haven’t been doing all that great with it. I’m gradually getting better, but I think it’ll take some time before I make a routine of getting up by myself, on time. And it’s still January so there’s a lot of time for me to improve.
February is the month for relationships. Name your favorite book relationship: romantic, platonic, or familial, your choice!
How could I not go with The Golden Trio for this? They’re the best of friends you could ever ask for. They’re loyal to each other even during the toughest of times, and there is nothing – not even the darkest forces on the planet – can separate them.
March is the month for luck and new beginnings. Name a book or series that you would like to re-experience as if you’d never read it.
You’re going to force me to choose Harry Potter for all of these. I’ll try and be more diverse and original with this tag, but I honestly wouldn’t choose any other series to re-experience for the first time than Harry Potter.
April is a spectacularly ordinary month. Name a book that was so over-hyped that it just could not live up to your expectations.
There are a lot of over-hyped books out there that I’ve read, but I think I’m going to go with Passenger by Alexandra Bracken for this one. I didn’t hate it, but it just didn’t live up to the massive hype that surrounded it.
May is the month when the flowers start to bloom. Name a book that was a pleasant surprise to you.
There are a lot of books that I was pleasantly surprised by, but for this one I’m going to choose The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman. There are of course others out there, but that was one because I haven’t read much historical fiction before picking up that book and it was an ARC that I had won, and I had no idea what it was about so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I adored it by the end.
June is the time to take a break. Name a book or genre that you like to read when you just need to check out.
Any book would classify for this, but contemporaries are always a nice escape, but fantasies are as well. Can I just answer by saying “All the books”?
July is the time to celebrate your independence! Name a book that made you see fireworks. (Figuratively. Please don’t light books on fire.)
I’m not exactly sure what it means by fireworks. I’m going to go ahead and guess it has something to do with when a couple fits perfectly together. I’d have to say Albus and Scorpius from Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Platonic or not, they are perfect for each other, and I believe there was even a line where a character said that they were “meant to be together”. Figurative fireworks exploded from the book every time Albus wouldn’t abandon Scorpius or vise-versa.
So, July is also my birthday month, so I’m going to have to tell y’all my favorite birthday gift I’ve ever received. This is very difficult, but my sister always ends up finding me the best birthday (and Christmas) gifts, so it’s really hard to pick just one favorite. I’m not sure if it counts as a gift or not, but for my birthday last year, I went to Universal Studios in Hollywood and got to spend two days at the park with my sister. The first thing we did when we entered the Harry Potter area (or Diagon Alley, really) is buy me a Ravenclaw robe. I also got a tie and scarf! I had two Butterbeers while I was there, split between the two days. I had the regular Butterbeer and then the frozen Butterbeer. My favorite of the two would probably have to be the frozen one because it reminded me of a Root Beer Float.
The Walking Dead attraction was also opening on my birthday, the day we visited, so me and my sister went through that two times (the lines were long for that since it was new) and I got to film my sister almost peeing her pants. I’d show you guys that but I don’t think she’d appreciate it.We were also able to go on all of the rides in the park (some more than once) and I’d have to say that I enjoyed all of the rides, but the Harry Potter one that’s in Hogwarts would have to be my favorite. I know that you guys would probably like pictures, so here are some (I have more, but they’re on my sister’s phone and I’m too lazy to transfer it from there, but I’ll create a post about my time at Universal if you’d like me to):
August is the hottest month of the year. Pick an up-and-coming author that you think will be the next hottest thing.
I’ll have to go with Vic James on this one. I haven’t read her debut novel yet, Gilded Cage, because it won’t be released until mid-February, but the book sounds amazing, and there’s a lot of buzz surrounding it’s upcoming release. I’m excited for this book because it has an amazing cover, the author is a debut author, and the story sounds like something I haven’t read before. Click here to read about the book!
September is time for students to go back to school! Pick a book you read for school that you actually enjoyed.
I don’t know if this is normal or not, but I’ve actually enjoyed 80% of the books that I’ve had to read for school. My favorite, though, would have to be A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I just love this book with all of my heart and soul, and can see myself reading it over and over again in the future.
October is time to celebrate Halloween! Pick one character that you would love to dress up as for Halloween.
This is so difficult because I want to dress up as so many characters that aren’t from books. But this tag is about books so I’ll have to go with Sadie Kane from The Kane Chronicles. I don’t know why, but every time I read these books I always imagined how cool it would be to dress up as Sadie for Halloween. I guess I always just loved her sense of style and attitude, but I even bought a faux leather jacket that looks like I imagined Sadie’s to look. Plus, I think I was always a bit jealous of her and Anubis.
November is the month when we’re reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Choose one book you’re grateful for having read and give a shout-out to the person who recommended it!
I actually don’t get recommended books that often, which is strange when I think about it, but I guess I’m just the person that recommends books to people. I went a solid 15 1/2 years of my life without having read The Outsiders. Finally, after having read a spoiler from another book (Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, if you were wondering), I decided that I would just pick up the book and read it once and for all. My sister and mom had both read it and recommended me to read it as well so I did. I loved this book so much, and then my family all watched the movie together.
December is a time when friends and families come together and celebrate. Name one book you would give as a gift.
It really depends on the person I’m gifting to, but the Harry Potter series is always a safe bet. Harry Potter has been my answer for a few of these already, so I’ll go a different route and say The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Not only is it one of my favorite books ever, but the physical book itself is just so beautiful and well-made that I think anybody would love the design of the book even if they end up not liking the book itself. Every edition out there is beautiful, and if you don’t believe me, check them out here to see for yourself.
I know I’m supposed to be tagging people, but I honestly don’t feel like doing that at the moment. Instead, if you decide that you’d like to do this tag yourself, feel free to do so, and let me know in the comments that you’ve done it so that I can check out your post.