Since I am super busy with other personal projects and moving, here is another fun book tag I found via KRISTIN @ KRISTIN KRAVES BOOKS. Let us begin the cleaning!
The struggle of getting started: a book/book series that you have struggled to begin because of its size.
Charles Dickens‘ David Copperfield (1850)
Last December, I started listening to David Copperfield‘s audiobook on Kindle. Though I found the story really interesting, I realized anew I can’t listen to Charles Dickens novels. He adds so much detail and redirects his story so much I get lost in it. I prefer to read the book the old fashioned way.
Cleaning out the closet: a book and/or book series you want to unhaul.
All of Cassandra Clare‘s Series
No words can describe the torment and confusing tug of war I went through when reading Clare The Mortal Instruments series. I loved certain parts of her writing and story and hated other parts of it. I kept going through her books wondering if this dissatisfied feeling would go away but . . . it didn’t. I am not her biggest fan but I like seeing her book covers in the the store.
Opening windows and letting fresh air in: a book that was refreshing.
Sarah M. Eden‘s As You Are (2008)
So many male figures in books are domineering and aggressive. The main character Corbin was shy and struggled to express himself, the exact opposite of many abusive male leads I’ve come across. It’s always refreshing finding stories whose characters don’t have disturbing or questionable behaviors.
Washing out sheet stains: a book you wish you could rewrite a certain scene in.
Throwing out unnecessary knick-knacks: a book in a series that you didn’t feel was necessary.
I would still have this book today if not for the off-putting sex scene and rape vision Marillier wrote into the story. the writing and premise is gorgeous and I like the romance up to that point. Taking the sex scene out in particular would not detract from the story or character development whatsoever.
Polishing the doorknobs: a book that had a clean finish.
Markus Zusak‘s The Book Thief (2005)
Though the book ends sadly, this conclusion was one of the most satisfying I’ve ever read.
Reaching to dust the fan: a book that tried too hard to relay a certain message.
Diane Setterfield‘s Bellman and Black (2013)
If the theme song for The Lego Movie (2014) is “Everything is Awesome” than the theme for Bellman and Black is “Everything is Hopeless.” The main character’s life is devoid of any semblance of love and hope because of an obscure choice he made as a child. Lesson he learns. . . there is no redemption for anyone who kills a rook.
The tiring yet satisfying finish of spring cleaning: a book series that was tiring yet satisfying to get through.
Brian Jacques‘ Redwall Series
In high school, I remember checking out all the books for this series. It took me almost a year to read all of them but at the end, I was so happy I did. It’s since remained one of my favorite series.
Thank you for reading! See you tomorrow.
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