Hello again honeybees! I’m back with a book tag, since I about one every other month oops. I love reading book tag blog posts so I’m going to try to participate in them more because I think they’re really fun! I hope you do like them too!
This tag and the graphic was created by Natalie @ The Fine Art of Reading and she was kind enough to tag me to do it, so thank you for that! It’s based on Dua Lipa’s newest album, which I listened to because of this tag and now I’m obsessed.
Future Nostalgia: a book with a strong female character
No matter what you do, I’m gonna get it without ya (Hey, hey)
I know you ain’t used to a female alpha (No way, no way)
Oh I can think of so many! The first one that came to mind is Elizabeth from The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White. That girl was fearless and so brave. She wasn’t the first strong female character I’ve ever read about, but her strength stayed with and impressed me more than any of the other YA heroins I had read about in the past.
Don’t Start Now: a book with a major glow up
Did the heartbreak change
But look at where I ended up
I’m all good already
So moved on, it’s scary
I’m not where you left me at
Okay I’m stealing the example that Natalie gave but only because I recently read (and adored) Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. The main character (another badass female character and one of my favorites in literary history), made some hard decisions in order to live the life she knows she deserves. If you were wondering, yes this book is amazing and you need to read it if you haven’t already.
Cool: a book with awkward moments or set in summer
When it’s only me and you
You got me, you got me losin’
all my cool
I guess we’re ready for the summer
I win at this prompt because Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire-Saenz has both awkward moments and a predominant summer setting. Oh, if I could express how much I love this book with intelligent words. It’s the perfect summer contemporary for those of you building your summer TBR. For audiobook lovers, the audiobook is narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda and I highly recommend it. Okay I think I’m done shoving Ari and Dante down your throats for the hour.
Physical: a book with a steamy romance
All night, I’ll riot with you
I know you got my back and
you know I got you
So come on (Come on), come on
(Come on), come one
Let’s get physical
Oh I need to read a romance soon, this is way too hard to answer. The last romance that made me squeal with anxious glee and groan whenever they were together but not being in love was Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I’m really missing these characters (Daemon) and the plot of this story (or just Daemon) so I might have to order the rest of the books in the series ASAP.
Levitating: a book with a “moon” or “star” in the title
I got you, moonlight, you’re my
I need you all night, come dance with me
Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez is at the top tier of my TBR and I cannot wait to read it sometime this year! I’ve read such great reviews which has made me so hyped for this one!
Pretty please: a book with characters who support each other
Put my mind at ease
I feel like this is most of the books I read, but it’s hard to think of a single one. I’m going with The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. The dad in this one is supportive and there’s a beautiful found family that makes me want to reread this book.
Hallucinate: a book with a fun or whimsical setting
Pocketful of honey and I’m ready
No, ain’t got no money, but I’m
letting you know
That I’ma love you like a fool
Breathe you in till I hallucinate
The first book to come to mind is Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore. Probably because it’s spring, but I’ve been thinking about this wonderful setting full of flowers and fauna. I want to jump in to their garden of flowers and never come back out.
Love Again: a book where the MC proves themselves wrong
I never thought that I would find a
I never thought I’d hear my heart
beat so loud
I can’t believe there’s something
left in my chest anymore
I love this song off the album but I really can’t think of a book to match the prompt. Scrolls through Goodreads. Got it! Little Universes by Heather Demetrios. The two main characters have their own battles to face and they work through them in ways they never could have imagined.
Break My Heart: a book where a character is afraid of happiness
I’ve always been the one to say
the first goodbye
Had to love and lose a hundred
Had to get it wrong to know just
what I like
Now I’m falling
Hello and welcome to my favorite song on the album. This one slaps. (All of them do but I really appreciate this one). Okay listen, just hear me out for a second. Ari from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz fits this description pretty well towards the end of the book. So I guess I lied. I’m never done trying to get the world to read this book.
Good In Bed: a book with characters who are terrible at communicating
You love to disappoint me, don’t
You tell me what I want, but ain’t
no follow through
You don’t follow through, no
But if you only knew me
The way you knew my body, baby
I can’t say Ari from Ari and Dante again? Sigh. I actually really don’t know for this one. I’m so bad at tags, please forgive me.
Boys Will Be Boys: a book with themes of feminism/ equality
Sick intuition that they taught us,
so we won’t freak out
We hide our figures, doing
anything to shut their mouths
We smile away to ease the
tension so it don’t go south
But there’s nothing funny now
Hello Girls by Emily Henry and Brittany Cavallaro was so “fuck the patriarchy and what everyone thinks of us” and I LOVED it. These two don’t necessarily start out badass, but by the end of it, they are killer queens. We stan.
And that’s the tag! I hope my struggle to find good answers was somewhat entertaining. Fun fact: for various reasons, this post took me over two weeks to complete. Geez. I have exams this week but hopefully I can squeeze some new blog content in!
(Please don’t feel obligated to do it just because I tagged you)
And anyone who wants to do it!
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