I just realized that I never properly introduced myself??*
Which is lowkey unsurprising (yes I’m somewhat unfriendly, what about it)? So today I’ll be doing the Get to Know You book tag (it’s actually the Get to Know Ya book tag but I will not say ‘ya’).
*also I just realized that this is to just get to know my bookish tastes and not my non-bookish interests, oh well
favorite book of all time
This is honestly the worst question to ask a reader. I just can’t CHOOSE? Instead I’ll just list some of my all-time favorites down below (okay this took too long but I do not regret it 😌).
The Weight of the Stars ☾ I have the vague notion that I’ve been mentioning this way too much but I just love this so much 💖 I will never shut up about this until everyone has read it. just kidding. but seriously, read it. I loved how the found family trope was woven into the story and for once, the space-y aspect of a book was actually interesting to read about. I basically loved every single thing about this and desperately need a reread soon!!
The Henna Wars ☾ this was such a fluffy story (though it had some heavy discussions) with banter, sisters, and an adorable romance that was written beautifully. alkdjfl I love this so much <33
Cemetery Boys ☾ I’m just so soft for this book. there were chaotic gays and cinnamon rolls and ghosts–what more could I ask for??
The Mirror Season ☾ this is such an important story everyone should get to read (and I may or may not have broken down crying several times while reading this).
I’ll Be the One ☾ and last but not least, this ridiculously adorable contemporary that owns my heart 💕
I just realized I forgot to include The Boy Who Steals Houses rip 💔 but that’s also one of my favorite books of all time, and I can’t recommend it enough!!
favorite book five years ago
I clearly remember being obsessed with Percy Jackson & the Olympians / the Riordanverse and The Land of Stories series! I read almost all of Riordan’s books in a year, and then I found The Land of Stories and instantly loved it (I mean, who can resist a story that blends reality with fairytales??).
My favorite series will forevermore be The Poppy War trilogy. The first book broke me, the second shattered me, and the third one might as well have ground me into dust. It’s just so, so good, and so full of pain 🥺
last book you read
I just finished Iron Heart by Nina Varela! Considering how good Crier’s War was, I had high expectations for this one, and thankfully, it did not disappoint ❤️ ahh Crier & Ayla, my favorite sapphics!!
last anthology you read
This question was originally asking for the last poetry book I read, but since I barely ever read poetry, I decided to do anthologies instead!
The last anthology I read was Up All Night, a collection of short stories between sunset to sunrise! I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to (though two of the stories were in the horror/thriller genre and I kind of skimmed over them because I wanted to be able to sleep that night??).
I really need to read some more anthologies.
what book most influenced your life?
Darius the Great Is Not Okay is also one of my all-time favorites (ahh I keep repeating books but no I’m not sorry)! It’s such an immersive cultural experience, and just,,, I loved everything about it? But ultimately, the way it discussed sadness was so well-written and the themes that were intricately woven into the story are so, so important.
book that made you ugly cry?
Most of the books I’ve mentioned have made me cry, but this one especially. At its core, Starfish is a story about trauma, discovery, and accepting yourself. It’s so beautiful but heartbreakingly sad. and I love sad books and this was too sad but in a good way. I was not fine :’)
book that made you laugh
Ahh yay I get to fit in this one here. The Boy Who Steals Houses is possibly one of the best books with banter ever. I laughed out loud so many times while reading this and I just loved!! it!!
book so good you dreamt about it
I don’t dream (either that or I just forget them) haha. . . NEXT.
book you dnf’ed
I’ve DNF’ed The Raven Boys twice so far. I tried SO hard to like it but I just. couldn’t?? I’d rather hang out with a loaf of bread than with Blue and the boys were sad pancakes of characters. It was so unbearable that I quit it less than 20% in.
And YES. I also quit The Hunger Games. I DNF’ed this a while ago and can’t remember anything special about it. Only that it made me hungry. and mad because I was not liking it.
what book are you most excited to read?
I cannot wait for The Infinity Courts, The Ones We’re Meant to Find, and Gearbreakers!!
The Infinity Courts because Starfish was absolutely AMAZING. And this one also sounds very very good.
The Ones We’re Meant to Find sounds painful and heartwrenching and I am here for it!!
According to the author, Gearbreakers is “mechas and mecha swordfights and wlw-pining disaster girls who like tattooing each other as a form of affection™.” Please how can I not anticipate this???
what books are you most excited to read? have you ever dreamt about a book before?? what was the last book you read?
also look who finally remembered to add her sign-off 😏 & if you haven’t done this tag yet, I tag YOU!