Hi friends, tomorrow is my birthday! I can’t even wrap my head around that fact. It’s like time is crawling, but also moving super fast. So, I thought now would be the perfect time to do the Birthday Book Tag. I found this over at Down The Rabbit Hole. I can’t find the original poster, but here we are.
Birthday Cake – a book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore it anyway
I don’t think I have read a lot of books that are cliche, to be honest. Or at least I don’t really pay attention to what is a cliche, cause a lot of things have become cliche’s but I think that if we are looking at cliche’s, Shake Things Up, by Skye Kilaen, has a cliche or maybe more of a trope since it’s about a road trip and falling for each other in forced proximity. I really enjoyed this story. It was so sweet and cute. I loved the characters and the relationships, so I adored it.
Happy birthday song – a book that certainly deserves all the hype it got
This is going to be a bit of a non-traditional one, and I honestly don’t even know how much hype this (these) book(s) got, but I’m going with it anyway but I think any hype it got was well worth it. I am talking about The Adventure Zone Graphic Novels, by The McElroys and Carey Peistch, this could apply to the first one, Here There Be Goblins, or all the books honestly. I just thought that the amount of time, effort, and work they needed to put into these books to transform and entirely auditory story into a visual one is just mindboggling and incredible. Plus, the graphic novels are lovely and so beautiful and fun!
Happy music – a book with some very beautiful and truly meaningful quotes
Alright, this is probably going to be an answer that, while I probably could pick a number of other books this one just holds a lot of meaning for me. So I’m going to have to pick Lord of The Rings. I read this when I was going through a really tough time and so much said in these books was just incredibly beautiful and meaningful.
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
I’m going to be boring and say Lord of The Rings here. I actually reread The Hobbit and Fellowship of The Ring last year and they both felt different reading them again. When I first read them I devoured them pretty quickly and I don’t think I took in everything I could have if I had read them now.
Party guests – your most anticipated book release for this year
Alright, no one should be surprised about this if you know what my favourite book was last year. Okay, maybe some of you will be surprised, but my book besties will not be. My most anticipated release is Ocean’s Echo by Everina Maxwell. It’s set in the same world as Winter’s Orbit, a.k.a one of my favourite books ever. So yeah. Who’s surprised.
Sweet birthday memories – a book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life
In lieu of saying Winter’s Orbit here, cause I just talked about it being one of my favourite books I’m going to say Best Laid Plans by Roan Parrish. It is just such a soft and sweet story with a lot of discussion of trauma and dealing with your past, as well as finding love. I should honestly probably reread it. It also goes along with Better Than People and The Lights On Knockbridge Lane, as those just made me so happy last year when things were rough.
Birthday presents – a book that surprised you with how much you loved it
I will just go straight into it and say that Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree is an absolute delight! It was the high fantasy cozy vibes I didn’t know I needed and it hit the right spot completely! I can’t even say enough about how sweet and comforting it was. I expected to enjoy it, but I honestly didn’t expect how much I’d enjoy it.