I found this tag while trying to think of a Thanksgiving-type post for today since I wasn’t a huge fan of the TTT topic. I obviously wasn’t tagged to do it, and the original BookTuber deleted their channel. Anyway, here is the Giving Thanks Book Tag! If you see this, I’m tagging you.
1. Name a book that made you thankful you live in your world and not the book’s world.
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
So in this world there are the moors and then the village, which is under the rule of the vampire lord. This world is very grim and very dark. There is also a mad scientist and werewolves and other creatures lurking about at night. It’s incredibly dangerous, especially for the two 12 year old little girls who stumble upon it. And yet it wasn’t as scary as their own home, which somehow makes everything a bit more gruesome.
2. Give thanks to a book that changed your perspective.
Little Peach by Peggy Kern
This is a really dark contemporary about sex trafficking and other horrendous acts like that. Obviously I didn’t have a huge shift in my opinions about the subjects, but this book led me to following Peggy Kern who then opened the door to a lot of other horrendous nonfiction things. It’s been a very eye-opening experience.
3. What character would you be thankful for if they were your significant other?
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
Look, whenever this question comes up, my mind immediately goes to Beast from Dark Triumph. He’s absolutely amazing, his relationship with Sybella is beautiful, and anyway I love him.
4. What character would you say “thanks, but no thanks”?
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Unpopular opinion time but I really don’t see the appeal of Gus from TFiOS. He’s such a pretentious ass. The cigarette thing is enough for me to dislike him but the Anne Frank House moment was just beyond the pale.
5. Name a book that made you laugh out loud, just like your drunk Uncle Earl at Thanksgiving.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
This is one of my favorite romances of all time, but it was fucking BONKERS. Like absolutely nutso. These two characters were complete weirdos for each other and Lucy’s awkwardness never failed to bring on the laughs.
6. Name a book that made you incredibly angry….just like your drunk Uncle Earl at Thanksgiving.
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
You can read my review of this on Goodreads but basically the gist is: this used to be my favorite series and it’s been completely ruined. The fact that I loved it so much is what makes me even angrier about the absolute shit writing, inconsistent characters, pathetic fake-out plot twists, and PORN this series has become.
7. Finally, name one thing you are thankful for about the book community.
The book community is responsible for bringing the Books and Murder squad together and honestly, it’s the community’s crowning achievement. Those girls are my very best friends and we would never have known each other without BookInternet.