This tag was created by Vanessa from the BookTube channel Vynexa. You can find the original tag here! I love every single one of her videos and I definitely think you should go and watch them, and subscribe while you’re there!
(like right now. seriously. go.)
So this tag revolves around Vanessa’s favorite Halloween icons. I’m not a huge fan of Halloween, but I loved the prompts and I just wanted to support her!
Freddy: a book that you would burn
The only book that I would consider burning is Anna and the French Kiss. I can’t stand this book. I have a review for it, and I’ll link it here, so I’m not going to go into why I despised it. But it’s just bad. That’s just how I felt about it.
I read it for a readathon last year. I also read it when I was determined to read every book on my shelf without DNFing or unhauling a single unread book. I don’t do that anymore. If I’m not loving a book, or I don’t see myself loving a book, I either DNF it or I unhaul it.
Jason: a book that you would hide the cover of while reading / a cover that you would recreate
I love the Uglies series, but I’m not a big fan of either covers. I actually really like the first cover of Uglies, but the rest of them are a big no for me. As for the newer covers, the white ones with the metallic details, those kind of freak me out. The Uglies cover has a head under a sheet and there’s a hand holding a scalpel. I just don’t like either of them, but the books themselves are so good!
Chucky: a short / small book that proved itself / made a big impact
I have two options for this. Either Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire, which I have a review for here and loved, or Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi. Both of these are super short, but so so good and so worth reading!
Candyman: a book character you feel mirrors you
I read The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli in July this year. (I posted my review for it here.) I don’t think I’ve ever related to a character more than I did with Molly. I just related to so much of what she went through, the type of person she was, the way she reacted to everything. It felt so real for me.
Michael Myers: a book you couldn’t get away from
This is a book that I felt was haunting me, screaming at me to read it from my shelf and everybody else on the internet. Children of Blood and Bone was pushed on me from every direction from every single person online. I waited on it for months because I was scared of the hype. When I finally got around to reading it, I loved it!
Jack Skellington: a book that opened your mind to a new genre
I love historical fiction. I always have, but I didn’t realize that until I read New York by Edward Rutherfurd. Before, I was mainly reading fantasy or contemporary novels, but in high school I read New York and I loved it! It follows this one family, from generation to generation, from the 1600s to the present day (the epilogue is ten years after 9/11). The entire book takes place in New York and you see the evolution of the city through the eyes of the family. I love this book.
I have read historical fiction many times, the first chapter book I read was one of the Magic Tree House books, but I had never payed attention and called it historical fiction. New York was so good and I have since bought four more city-centered novels by Edward Rutherfurd. I haven’t read them yet, because they are real big chunkers, but I’m sure that I’ll love them as well!
Beetlejuice: a book that you talk about nonstop
I don’t currently have a book that I’m obsessed with. The last time I had a book that I loved and recommended to people was in high school after I read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. It’s nonfiction, a memoir about Walls’ childhood and growing up with not-so-great parents who made some not-so-great choices.
Frankenstein: a book you would tear apart and recreate
I really can’t think of a book that I would want to recreate. I don’t claim to be a great writer or anything, so I don’t think that I could take a book somebody worked so hard on and say that I could make it better.
Dracula: a book that drained you while reading
I think I’m going to use Children of Blood and Bone for this one too. It is an emotional roller coaster and I was all over the place. When I finished it, I had to sit there because the ending just wrecked me. I’m ready for the sequel right now.
The Sanderson Sisters: top 3 books in your life / 3 books you’re most looking forward to reading this month
My current favorites are: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (my favorite book), The Cruel Prince by Holly Black and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. Right now I’m romance and fairy trash, obviously.
The three books I’m looking forward to reading this month are: My Plain Jane by The Lady Janies (Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton), Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore, and The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang.
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I really loved doing this Halloween themed tag. You should definitely go and check out Vanessa’s channel! Her videos are amazing and I love her personality!
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