Hi hi bookworms!! (excuse the 2 week hiatus, online school has started). I’m going to hate myself for this, but I don’t know about you but I’m feeling 22. Ok, that’s as basic as I will get 🤣, but yes today is my birthday! 🤩🎂 It’s also the start of spooky season (at least for me it is).
Anyway, I found this tag on Kristin’s from Kristin Kraves Books‘ blog and decided to try it this year!
BIRTHDAY CAKE — a book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore it anyway
Wasted Words – Staci Hart | Ok this book is full of cliches, but I absolutely loved it and devoured it. I’m not a big classics fan but this is a modern interpretation of Emma by Jane Austen. Also, I haven’t read Emma, but this was *chef’s kiss* amazing.
PARTY GUESTS — your most anticipated book release this year
I have 2 but the one that beats the other is Unbirthday by Liz Braswell. I’m a HUGE Alice in Wonderland fan and this is a Twisted Tales book about “What if Wonderland was in peril and Alice was very,very late?” I’m SOOO stoked for this one and get this, it came out yesterday (the 1st) which is my unbirthday as well (I know it’s a stretch but I’m allowed to be excited).
BIRTHDAY PRESENTS — a book that surprised you with how much you loved it
There were a few, but the one that surprised me the most was Hunted by Meagan Spooner. I already knew I was going to like it because it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling, but I didn’t expect it to love it as much as I do. It’s so so good.
THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG — a book that certainly deserved all the hype it got
Definitely A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. I cannot express how much I loved this book. I’m even looking forward to rereading it.
HAPPY MUSIC – a book with some very beautiful and truly memorable quotes
I read this through the Kindle app, but I highlighted the crap out of Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. Such a beautiful book that was recommended to me by one of my best friends and my only regret is putting it off for so long. I cried so hard by the end and I still think about it.
GETTING OLDER – a book that you read a long time ago, but you think that you would appreciate it more if you read it as a more mature reader
This is kind of cheating since I already read it, but I just reread The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and I can confirm that I got way more out of it this time around than the first time I read it in high school. I might have to do a whole post for that one.
SWEET BIRTHDAY MEMORIES – a book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life
You can never go wrong with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Every time I read it, I feel like a kid again and I become fully immersed in the book. I could be having the worst day ever and and just forget it all by reading this. It’s very nostalgic for me.
Well there you have the Bookish Birthday Tag!! Hope you enjoyed 😊 Until next time!