the spring cleaning book tag

Hi friends! I’m back with another tag that I wasn’t tagged in. I stole this because it honestly looked like fun and I wanted to do it. I stole this from Destiny over at Howling Libraries. My friends, you are missing out if you aren’t following her blog. She has such a kind heart and her reviews are always so well done. So do me a favor and follow her!


1. THE STRUGGLE OF GETTING STARTED:

a book or series you struggle to begin because of its size

The Millennium series (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

This book series is massive mainly because of the size of each of the books. I was super nervous about starting it because it would have been my second translated book. The first translated book I read didn’t work out so well for me. But the boyfriend convinced me to try them as he loved the Swedish movies. And I was hooked! I’m just trying to find the ambition to keep going as I have the next one. I’m currently on The Girl in the Spider’s Web. I just need to start it.

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2. CLEANING OUT THE CLOSET:

a book or series you want to unhaul

The Raven Cycle

I know I know. dodges tomatoes. I really want to not finish this series. I read The Raven Boys and almost chucked it across the room. Every character but Adam was horrible. Ronan was cruel, Blue was bratty and Gansey didn’t always think things through. Buuuuuuut, I’ve been told that this series gets better and to not give up. So I’m not….yet.

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3. OPENING WINDOWS AND LETTING FRESH AIR IN:

a book that was refreshing

The Burial Society

This book was something I read in the beginning of the year and it was just what I needed. It was different and the mystery was so twisty that I had no idea what was truly going on half the time. It examined family life and just how disordered it can really be. Honestly, guys, just pick his book up. It’s so great!

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4. WASHING OUT THE SHEETS:

a scene you wish you could rewrite

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

I generally enjoyed this book. It wasn’t super fantastic by any means but it had a lot of good topics that need to be discussed. I generally enjoyed every part of it except for the ending. I won’t spoil what the ending was but let’s just say it was too open for my taste and I would have loved to closure.

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5. THROWING OUT UNNECESSARY KNICK-KNACKS:

a book in a series you didn’t think was necessary

The Gender Game (Books 5, 6, and 7)

I really enjoyed The Gender Game. It was a cool take on dystopian societies and I adored the relationship with Violet and Viggo. But holy cow, it dragged on and on. It should have ended at book 4. But for some reason, it was paced so damn slooooooooooow. It honestly put me in a slump.

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6. POLISHING DOORKNOBS:

a book that had a clean finish

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

I adored this book. Sam needs to be protected at all cost. This amazing story was written like a memoir but it’s not. It was very loosely based on his brother but that’s it. Normally, with stand alones, I find myself wanting more but not with this book. It ended so nicely and I didn’t wonder what happened to Sam. I knew he was okay.

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7. REACHING TO DUST THE FAN:

a book that tried too hard to relay a certain message

Honestly, I can’t find a book that I have read yet that has done this. Maybe I’ll find a book like that one day but today is not that day.


8. THE TIRING YET SATISFYING FINISH:

a series that was tiring but satisfying to get through

The Mistborn trilogy

Now don’t get me wrong, I really liked the first three books of this series. I adored Sazed and thought Vin was the heroine everyone needs. But it was my first high fantasy book and it was kind of a dense trilogy to get through. Nevertheless, I persisted and was well awarded for my efforts with a series I adore.

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I’ve been working on blog posts all night and my brain is completely fried. So feel free to do this. Just be sure to tag me back and to follow Destiny!

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