YOU GUYS. I am ALMOST caught up on my tags. I only have two left, and one of them is the summer bucket list challenge or something, so it’s probably going to have to wait until next summer anyway. I CAN DO THIS!!!
Meeghan at Meeghan Reads tagged me in this one back in July. I’m not sure what inspired it, and lets be honest, it’s an unusual theme, but as someone who is SUPER into productivity I am not going to complain. Let’s get this show on the road! (And go follow Meeghan if you don’t because she’s the bomb dot com!)
- Answer the prompts
- Tag some friends
- Link back to this post, and be sure to mention the creator (Sam @ Fictionally Sam)
- Have fun!
Planning – A book that is completely thought out
There are a couple that would fit nicely here (Harry Potter, anyone?), but I just finished re-reading World War Z for the first time, and I was blown away by how well Max Brooks thought the whole thing through. Like, things most people would never even THINK about were fleshed out in detail! Military strategy, virus spreading, cultural impact, whiteout effect. It’s all there. This book is brilliant, and I don’t even like zombies. Definitely a must-read monster book!
Focus – A book that kept your undivided attention
Another one that so many books could fit in! The first that comes to mind is Landline. I was so invested that I read the book in a day. At the time I was reading every day while my son napped (summer vacation, how I miss thee), but that day he woke up and I just kept reading. I admit, I ignored him a bit. Made my husband cook dinner. You know. Book life.
Delegating – A book that should have been a series
I will never advocate for a series. I love standalones. Seriously, I’m looking through my goodreads, and I don’t see any books that I would add to. But, in the spirit of the thing, I guess I’ll go with Gone With the Wind. It’s long enough that I could have been broken into several books a la Lord of the Rings. And yes, I know that it is a part of a series, but I don’t have a better answer, so leave me a alone.
Small Goals – A book below 150 pages that you loved
I’m not very well versed in novellas, if I’m being honest. However, I just finished an EXCELLENT middle-grade novel in verse called Garvey’s Choice that I highly recommend. It’s told in Tanka, a Japanese poetry form similar to Haiku. It’s about a boy, Garvey, who is bullied because of his weight, and his dad wants him to play football instead of read. It’s just SO STINKING GOOD. Gah. Read it!
Peak Hours – A series you could only read at a certain time
I’m not sure why this says series… I’m just going to ignore that. I could only read Dracula when the sun was up because it gave me nightmares. Yes. Seriously.
Lists – A book that you finally crossed off your TBR
I’m looking at the books I’ve read this year, and none of them were that back-logged. The only one that had been there for stinking ever was The Wind in the Willows which I ended up DNFing because I just couldn’t bring myself to care about it. Huh. Maybe I should start organizing my TBR by date added…
Proactive – A book that is/was ahead of its time
I’m going with the obvious answer here in Jane Eyre. I mean, feminism wasn’t a thing at the time, but this a freaking feminist anthem. I love how Jane insists that she be treated like Mr. Rochester’s equal, not his possession. I love how she chooses what is right over what she wants. Jane’s a special person, and there’s a reason we still love this book almost 200 years later.
Declutter – A series you wish you could unread
God, if I could unread the Shadowhunter books that would be okay by me. City of Bones was okay, but the longer the series went on the more terrible those books got. I can’t believe I read five of them, even though I hated them. At least with Vampire Academy I didn’t keep torturing myself.
Multitasking – Books that you read at the same time
I don’t usually like to read more than one book at a time. The big exception to this rule is two summers ago I read Cuckoo’s Calling at the same time as I read the Throne of Glass series. Basically, Throne of Glass had a waiting list for every book at the library, so I would read Cuckoo’s Calling while I waited for the hold for the next ToG book to come in. It worked pretty well. Cuckoo’s Calling was good enough to hold my attention even after gaps, and it was actually kind of nice to draw the suspense out like that.
I’m tagging nobody, sheerly out of laziness. I’m in a hurry to get to bed because I have to get up early every day this week, and I still have to go wash my hair first. Tag yourself if you love planners!