Seasons of Book Blogging

Open book.

I was tagged by Kat at Life and Other Disasters to do the Seasons of Book Blogging Tag, which was created by Jordyn at J. Bookish. Both of them have some really great answers, so you should definitely go check out their posts. I’ve been seeing this tag a lot in the past couple of days, and was totally going to steal it, so thanks to Kat for tagging me!

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Thank the creator (so she can see all of your answers!) and the person who tagged you.
  • Begin with the month in which you have been tagged and move forward from there!
  • State the best gift you’ve ever been given after you answer the question for your birthday month.
  • Tag whomever you’d like when you’re finished.. or else you’ll be “it” forever.
  • Have fun, of course!

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!

This one is actually pretty difficult – I’m usually the one recommending books, not the other way around. But the most recent book I read and really loved is Uprooted by Naomi Novik, which I think was originally recommended to me (indirectly) by Regan at Peruse Project. It’s been a while since someone recommended a book to me personally.

December is a time when friends and families come together and celebrate. Name one book you would give as a gift.

I think it depends on the recipient. But my go-tos are probably The Martian by Andy Weir, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Or maybe a cool edition of a classic, like The Lord of the Rings. Those always make great gifts!

January begins a new year. Name a resolution you made this year and if you’ve kept it or not!

I had two resolutions that I can remember this year. One was to read more books – I’ve read a total of 91 so far, so I think I’m doing okay on that front. And the second was to stop doing my homework at the last minute. Which I have to say, I’ve gotten about a million times worse at. I still haven’t started my homework for this week.

February is the month for relationships. Name your favorite book relationship: romantic, platonic, or familial, your choice!

I really love the friendship between Harry, Ron, and Hermione in Harry Potter. I always wished I had friends like that. Their relationship is just so strong and unconditional, but still real.

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.

Harry Potter, hands-down! I love it, and will never stop rereading it. But I just think it would me magical to experience it all over again.

April is a spectacularly ordinary month. Name a book that was so over-hyped that it just could not live up to your expectations.

For me, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas was just okay. Everyone seems to love it, but I didn’t think the writing, plot, or characters were anything special.

May is the month when the flowers start to bloom. Name a book that was a pleasant surprise to you.

One of the most recent books that pleasantly surprised me was Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins. I got an ARC of this, and put of reading it for months because I thought I wouldn’t like it that much. I was wrong.

And May is my birthday month, so: the best gift I’ve ever been given is honestly my college education. That’s one thing that I really value, and I was lucky enough to have a grandfather who didn’t want me to have to pay for student loans.

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.

When I really need a mental break, I tend to turn to either contemporary YA or “chick lit.” They’re fun, and I don’t have to think about them too much. I love Meg Cabot (especially her adult books) and Sophie Kinsella.

July is the time to celebrate your independence! Name a book that made you see fireworks. (Figuratively. Please don’t light books on fire.)

Vicious by V. E. Schwab kind of blew my mind. As did Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I can’t pick just one!

August is the hottest month of the year. Pick an up-and-coming author that you think will be the next hottest thing.

I think Becky Albertalli is going to be pretty big! I just finished Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and loved it. I think she’s just a really great writer. I also hope V. E. Schwab starts getting more recognition, because she is fantastic!

September is time for students to go back to school! Pick a book you read for school that you actually enjoyed.

I’ve actually read quite a few really great books for school: The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and King Lear by William Shakespeare are some of my favorites.

October is time to celebrate Halloween! Pick one character that you would love to dress up as for Halloween.

Probably Hermione, let’s be honest. I already have the bushy brown hair thing going for me.


I TAG

Emma @ The Terror of Knowing

Heather @ Bits N Books

Michelle @ Book Adventures

And anyone else who wants to do this tag!

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5 thoughts on “Seasons of Book Blogging

  1. I think you really can’t go wrong with the Martian and the Night Circus as presents! I strongly approve 🙂
    Great answers and I think you are one of the few people who actually had New Year’s resolutions hahaha I hope you had fun doing the tag, I definitely did reading it.

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  2. Thanks for the tag! I might have to swap some of the themes around for the months as I’m in Australia and weather etc. is basically the opposite to all of these, but it’ll be fun! And I completely agree with you re: wanting to experience ‘Harry Potter’ for the first time again. I kind of did with the illustrated version – it was exciting to be reading it with pictures, so that was pretty magical.

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  3. Thank you so much for tagging me! I finally managed to finish my answers and post it, only about a month later (whoops haha), but this was really fun so thanks for the tag. 🙂

    We (and many others I’m sure) agree on wanting to experience Harry Potter anew – I don’t really have any memories of what I felt like the first time I read it and I wish I could relive that experience! At least re-reads don’t seem to make it lose any of its magic.

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