As I am celebrating another year around the sun today, I thought it would be fun to do this book tag! I was inspired by Meg from A Little Self-Righteous, so please make sure to check out her post. Thank you to Antonia from Always Books for creating this book tag!
BIRTHDAY CAKE — a book with a plot that seems cliché but you adore it anyway.
Frankly in Love by David Yoon
This book was one I read a while back and I really enjoyed it. It was funny and sweet, the perfect relaxing read!
PARTY GUESTS — your most anticipated book release for this year.
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
I love all Sarah J. Maas’ books and when I heard she was releasing this one, I literally counted down the weeks until I could have it in my hands. This one took my breath away and I just could not put it down. It was, by far, my most anticipated release of the year.
BIRTHDAY PRESENTS — a book that surprised you with how much you loved it.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
I knew I would enjoy this book but I honestly did not think I would be as obsessed with it as I am. It’s the perfect amount of creepy but not too scary. I appreciated the moral of the story and I just know I’ll reread it many more times to come.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” SONG — a book that certainly deserves all the hype it got.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This book truly deserves all the hype it has received over the years. It is such an important and impactful book that I will always think back to. I loved Angie’s writing and cannot wait to read the rest of her books!
HAPPY MUSIC — a book with some very beautiful and truly meaningful quotes.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Let’s just say I basically highlighted the entire book. It’s that kind of book. This one has so many meaningful and breathtaking quotes that I will always refer back to. I relate to the words so much and they have a way of making me feel so many things deep inside my heart. I feel seen when I read them and I do not think I’ll ever get enough.
GETTING OLDER — a book that you read a long time ago but you think you would appreciate more if you read it as a more mature reader.
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
To be honest, I did not read this one too long ago. I read it in last year, to be precise. But at the time, I had to fly through it just to get it in my head for school and that ruined my enjoyment. It is the kind of book that I constantly think back to and I have been wanting to reread it for a while now, just so I can see what I think about it now. I have changed a lot in over a year and I believe I will enjoy it more than I did.
SWEET BIRTHDAY MEMORIES — a book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life.
I don’t want to promote she-who-must-not-be-named but the HP books kept me going last year. It was my last year of high school and preparing for matric had me emotionally drained and feeling so hopeless. The characters and magical world helped me escape completely from everything for a few hours and after, I felt as if I could really get through what I needed to, and I did. I will always be grateful for what the books did for me.
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