Hello, fellow book friends! I have not been super active on my blog or in the online world the past few months, but I am back for the summer! I am finished with school and am sooo ready for a break. I plan to do a ton more reading and blogging this summer, and I am in the process of working out some potential changes to my blog before school starts up in the fall.
Without further ado, today I am taking part in Cait at Paper Fury‘s Emotions in Colors Book Tag! I haven’t done any tags for a while, and I really liked this one! And anything involving colors is bound to be fun!1. Blue: book that made you sad
This is actually really hard because I don’t usually read sad books. I don’t like to be sad. But the first thing that came to mind was Champion by Marie Lu, the final book in the Legend Trilogy. Without giving anything away, that ending basically crushed me to pieces. It was soooo good, but also devastating and rather infuriating!
2. Red: bookworm problems that make you angry
There are few things that will truly make me angry, and none of them really have to do with books. However, some book related things that annoy me would include:
- dog-eared pages. Especially when it’s every other page in a library book.
- permanently bent paperback spines. It’s just so sad to see the poor books with that white crease line going through the title.
- dust jackets that are not centered on the spine. Then I have to move it so it’s centered, which leaves creases on the cover of the book and causes even more problems!
- abnormally large hardbacks that are ever-so-slightly taller than your average abnormally large hardback. I have a few of those and they just ruin the aesthetic on my bookshelf.
- books with shiny covers. They are not pleasant to work with for bookstagram!
3. Yellow: upcoming book you’d be happy to have riiiight now
Well, there’s several so I’ll make another list!
- Archenemies by Marissa Meyer
- Wildcard by Marie Lu
- LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff (only a few more days!)
- A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
- Untitled Shatter Me #5 by Tahereh Mafi
4. Green: favorite unlikely friends
This one is also difficult, but I’m going to say Kenji and Juliette from Shatter Me. They don’t really become friends until later in the series, but they have such an amazing friendship. In the beginning, I never would have guessed they’d become friends, but they do and I love it! Kenji is probably one of the greatest characters I have ever read, and he is so important to Juliette and her character.
5. Gray: book you are totally emotionless about
Probably The Winner’s Curse. And also I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter and Strange the Dreamer. I’m not saying these were bad books, I just didn’t get anything from them. (If they are some you really like, that’s your opinion and I totally respect that!) I just had a really hard time getting into any of these three, so I’m kind of “eh” about them.
6. Pink: book ending (no spoilers though!) that you loooove
I have to say there aren’t any endings that I’m in love with. It seems that endings that are really good are actually really bad, in the sense that they destroy all of your emotions and make you beg and beg and beg for more. One book I can think of an ending that I liked (but also simultaneously hated) was Requiem Lauren Oliver. It’s the final book in the Delirium trilogy. I was deeply disappointed that the series was over, yet the ending was kind of inspiring and gave a sense of freedom and a desire for a future that is everything you could ever dream of.
7. Purple: book you never really understood
I’m going to have to agree with Cait on this one and say I don’t really understand the love for Sarah J. Maas’s books. My sister adores all of her books, along with tons of other people, but I just don’t get it. I read A Court of Thorns and Roses and found myself immensely disappointed. I’m not really sure why, it just didn’t click with me. (Again, it’s totally awesome if you love Maas’s books, they just aren’t for me!)
8. White: author you’re scared of (They’re so mean to their characters!)
Maybe Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff for Illuminae? I am not one to read particularly scary or cruel books, so my options are a bit limited. However, the characters in the Illuminae Files have to go through a lot, and many of the situations are not necessarily happy and enjoyable, and I would not want to be in their shoes!
9. Black: book you think is powerful and influential
I actually cannot think of anything, which is kind of disappointing. I need to read more powerful books I guess…
10. Orange: playful characters who are just too adorable
And I’m making another list because there’s just too many sweet characters that I adore!
- Both Elle and Darien from Geekerella by Ashley Poston. They’re just so nerdy and cute!
- Lily from P.S. I Like You by Kasie West. She was so sweet, funny and relatable!
- Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. She’s just incredibly sweet, and I can’t wait to finish the series!
- Cress from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Cress is basically the epitome of an adorable character, and you can’t help but love her!
Chat with me! Isn’t it crazy how many emotions books can bring us? What kind of emotion do you want to experience with a book?