Book Tag: The GIF Tag

Friday, 31 October 2014

Alright, I'll admit it: this post has been a long time coming. I've been a little low on time but now that I'm as free as a bird, I'm catching up on my tags. I was tagged by Joy and Alana at Thoughts By J, Kelly from Diva Book Nerd and Emily from The Looney Teen Writer. To do thirty books would be excessive, even for someone rich in time, so I've picked the first five from each lot. Let's get cracking. 

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Sorry, I don't intend to read this one. I'm not tempted by contemporaries unless they're sweet and fluffy and I'm stressed and avoiding real life. 

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Too much romance, too little action. I expected a bit more. 

More Than This by Patrick Ness
I was a bit unaffected by this one, to be honest. It did make me tear up a tad but the characters felt so impersonal to me. 

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Super curious about this one. Now I really regret not picking it up last year. Sounds like I'm in for a good laugh. 

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Solid dystopia for what we had in the market back then. I wasn't crazy for it. It didn't really affect me. It started off strong and died down into a whole of I-don't-care. I don't even think I finished this series. 

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Warner had some blush worthy lines. I swooned. Just a little. 

Splintered by A.G. Howard 
I love a good retelling and c'mon, Morpheus. He's all you need to know. 

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart 
Beautiful writing. And I might have cried a bit. I don't remember why but I remember those ugly, ugly tears. 

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige 
It's on my TBR but...I don't intend on reading this soon. Personal reasons. I'm just not up for it and honestly, I don't foresee it to be something that will be read in the next 6 months. 

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter 
Hysterical at some scenes but it was a light read and I liked it. Plus Henry. I liked him. A lot. 

If I Stay by Gayle Forman
I cried. Didn't most of us? BUT I wasn't moved. For some odd reason, contemporaries and I don't really go crazy for one another. 

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
I'm too afraid to dive in. Apparently it has no respect for our emotions. I can't afford that right now. 

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
It was a solid conclusion. Honestly, I read it years ago and while I remember nothing of the plot, I do remember being unimpressed. I don't know what young me was expecting but well, I suppose I wanted a little more (of what, who knows). 

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
While I guessed the ending, it didn't make it any less crazy. I'm feeling a tad scared of island adventures now. Very creeped out. 

Cinder by Marissa Meyer 
Very solid retelling. It didn't rip my heart out but hey, it's nice to just to feel normal good. 

Finding fifteen different gifs takes time, but I was very much entertained (does it say something about me if it's that easy haha). So now I'm going to bless this time-consuming fun task to some other people: 

Amber Elise @ Du Livre 

Your books are: 
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
The Raven Boys
Isla and the Happily Ever After 
The Darkest Minds
The Diviners
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 
Shadow and Bone 
The 5th Wave