I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately so I decided to scroll through Pinterest for some inspiration. And found Book Tags. So naturally the first one I decided to go with is Disney themed. Because I am a child. And I’m secretly jealous of Belle and that library. This tag was created by https://kirstyandthecatread.wordpress.com/about/ If you can’t read that, it says Kirsty and the Cat Read. Thank you, Kirsty for putting this out for us to use.
- Tale As Old As Time – A popular theme, trope, or setting you will never get bored of reading.
Tropes are recurring themes. So like, enemies to lovers, quirky sidekick, dead parents.
I’m a sucker for magic in a mundane world. Magic that doesn’t look like magic unless you’re trained to see it. That’s why I loved The Enchanted Garden Series by Bailey Cattrell. You can get all three books here. https://amzn.to/2VxiPB7 (If you use that link I may earn a small commission. Thank you)
2. Belle – A book you bought for it’s beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside, too.
Book – The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab
Seriously, I was already going to read this. TikTok made me. However, look at that cover. That is phenomenal. Clean, elegant, simple. and just gorgeous. I feel like I need a shelf on my bookshelf just to highlight this one.
3. Beast – A book you didn’t expect much from but pleasantly surprised you.
Book – Jaws by Peter Benchley
We have all seen the movie. We know how this ends. Or do we? So many things were changed in the movie. Lots got left out. I thought I knew what was going to happen and then BAM! Left turn out of nowhere. If you haven’t read this, I would strongly recommend you do. You only know half the story.
4. Gaston – A book everyone loves that you don’t
Book – Of Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Listen, here’s the thing. I literally only picked this book up because of BookTok. Everyone said it had a little spice. I’m a grown adult. I like spice. But I’m three chapters in (will go no further) and all there has been is spice. Don’t make me chug a bottle of Tabasco and not give me some chicken and rice to go with it. I need something to put that spice on. I have no connection to any characters so I don’t care. Where’s the beef?
5. Lefou – A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart
Book – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Character – Harry. Harry loved Evelyn. And I truly wish this kind of love for everyone on this planet. Except my ex. I hope he reincarnates as Wile E Coyote.
6. Mrs. Potts, Chip, Lumier, and Cogsworth – A book that helped you through a difficult time or that taught you something valuable
Book – Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Jenny in of herself has helped me deal with my own anxiety and depression. Plus this book taught me about koalas and chlamydia.
7. Something There – A book or a series that you weren’t into at first but picked up towards the end.
Book – We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
I had no idea what I was in for with this book. High school girls playing Lacrosse. What? Then, it was like, oh we’re going here? Let’s go. I am here for all of this.
8. Be Our Guest – A fictional character you’d love to have over for dinner.
Character – Jack from The Haunted Bookshop Series by Cleo Coyle.
So, fun fact. Jack is a ghost. He’s a dead detective that haunts a bookshop. A mystery bookshop. Why wouldn’t I have him to dinner? He wouldn’t eat much. And there would be little to clean up.
This was super fun to do! And it’s helped me visit some book genres that helped me get out of previous slumps.
What would your answer be for some of these?