April 22nd, 2022
I saw this post over on Kristen’s blog. I couldn’t actually work out who originally created this tag, but thank you to whoever did! Let’s get spring cleaning…
The Struggle of Getting Started: a book/series that you have struggled to begin because of its size.
The Count Of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
I always struggle to finish big books, even if I start out absolutely loving them.
The thing with them if they take a while to read (obviously) and I’m such a mood reader. So one week I might fancy a big classic, the next I don’t. I’ve tried taking a pause in thie book and returning where I left off, but it just doesn’t work.
I am going to try my best to finally read this book cover to cover this Summer.
Cleaning Out The Closet: a book and/or book series you want to unhaul
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
It’s such a shame because I think this series is a really interesting concept. It’s a dystopian twist on history where white people are the subordinate class.
I really thought I would love this, but I just don’t think Malorie’s writing is for me. The first book is fine, but then I get to the second book and I can never get past the first chapter. I may have to say goodbye to it one day.
Opening The Windows And Letting Fresh Air In: a book that was refreshing
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
This is a recent read of mine, and one of the best surprises so far this year.
This book has a lot of tropes I’ve read many times, but Hazelwood is able to make them feel literally fresh and new. This book was incredibly addictive and so much fun.
Washing Out Sheet Stains: a book you wish you could rewrite a certain scene in
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Reader, I Didn’t Marry Him.
This might be an unpopular opinion. But I think this book is incredible, brilliant, one of the best novels ever written. But the ending will never not annoy me.
I just don’t think Rochester is a romantic character, and I think Jane deserves far better.
Throwing Out Unneccesary Knick-Knacks: a book in a series you didn’t think was necessary
The Ballad Of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Kristan said this one as well, and I couldn’t agree more.
This book will go down as one of the biggest disappointments. If you liked it, I’m very happy for you. But there’s absolutely nothing in this that was for me. I despised every second I read this book, and I won’t be reading anymore she writes in this series.
The Hunger Games will forever remain one of my favourites though.
Polishing The Doorknobs: a book that had a clean finish
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Something I love about Austens books is she always relays at the end what happens to all of the characters and how their lives turn out. This book leaves me with no questions or concerns. She makes sure you know what every characters future/marriage will turn out, and I feel like I’m leaving these characters in a good place.
Reaching To Dust The Fan: a book that tried too hard to relay a certain message
The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki
This was a hard one to answer to be honest, but I recently read The Book of Form and Emptiness and I had a few issues with this book, and this was one of them. This book has many sub-plots and one of them is inspired by Zen Buddhism, and explores the kind of Marie Kondo relationship with material goods. I wasn’t really here for that and did skim those parts.
The Tiring Yet Satisfying Finish Of Spring Cleaning: a book series that was tiring yet satisfying to get through
Throne Of Glass by Sarah J Maas
I haven’t made it through very many series. But this was one of the longest ones and guess what, I’m going it again. I’ve just reread Throne Of Glass and I’m hoping to continue my reread soon!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter/Spring Break!