I really enjoyed all of the book tags I did last month, so I’ve been on the lookout for more tags I can do. I found this one on Life and Other Disasters – which you should definitely check out, because Kat is awesome – and it looked like a lot of fun. So, without further ado, here is the Soundtrack to My Life Book Tag.
Opening Credits: Favorite Childhood book
This one’s easy: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. I’m 26 years old and I still love this book. Which is why I own a Where the Wild Thing Are mousepad, tote bag, and t-shirt.
Waking up: A book that got you out of a reading slump
The most recent book that got me out of a reading slump was The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. I was still kind of in a slump for the beginning of the book, but by the end, I was completely obsessed. It was amazing!
School: A book you had to read for school that you ended up loving
I actually liked a lot of the books I had to read for school. One of my favorites is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, which I had to read for a class on Contemporary American Literature in college.
Falling In Love: An author you love so much you want to read all of their books
Recently, I discovered V.E./Victoria Schwab, and loved A Darker Shade of Magic so much that I immediately went out and bought more of her books. I definitely want to read all of her books!
Fight: Book with the best action sequences
I know there are probably a lot of books I could pick for this category, but the only one I can think of right now is The Martian by Andy Weir. I loved that the action scenes were really suspenseful, but Weir still found a way to add humor.
Break up: A book or series you didn’t finish and do not intend to finish
I was really into the Mortal Instruments series about a year and a half ago, but lost interest towards the beginning of the fifth book. Since then, I’ve tried to pick it back up twice, and triggered reading slumps both times. So, I probably won’t be finishing it.
Hanging With Friends: Book you think everyone else should read
For the sake of picking something different, I’m going to say Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
Breakdown: Book that seriously affected you/had you crying your eyes out
I definitely cried at the end of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
Roadtrip: You favorite series (more than 3 books)
Um…. Harry Potter.
Flashback: Your favorite book from 5 years ago
I actually only put one book on Goodreads five years ago. Sooo…. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Getting Back Together: What book can you not stop rereading
I’ve reread Harry Potter a lot, but in the last few years, it’s been Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I’ve read it three times already, and am planning a reread before the final book in the series comes out next month.
Wedding: A book that is really special to you
One of my most prized possessions is a 200-year-old copy of the Complete Works of Shakespeare that was a gift from my uncle. It was passed down through a Scottish family, until my uncle was given it by a woman who ha no children and was the last member of her family.
Moment of Triumph: Longest book you’ve ever read
Anna Karenina, Outlander, A Game of Thrones, and 11/22/63 are all really long books I’ve read in the past few years. Though, currently, I’m reading War and Peace, which dwarfs them all.
Death Scene: Book or series you wish had ended differently
I’m just going to say it: the ending of Allegiant ruined the entire series for me. It honestly made me like the other two books in the series less. Which is sad, because I understand it, I just didn’t like it.
Funeral: Book with the best or worst epilogue
I think Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has one of the best epilogues. But I also really like the one in American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
End Credits: Who do you tag?
I’m feeling really lazy right now, so I’m not going to tag anyone specific. Plus, this tag has been going around for a while, so I don’t know who’s done it.
If you’d like to do this tag, then consider yourself tagged! Be sure to link back to this post so I can see your answers.