I found this incredibly fun and unique tag over at The Comfy Reader and it was originally created by MeltingPotsAndOtherCalamaties. I wasn’t tagged but I love everything about this tag so I am jumping in on it!
Purr: As cats do when they’re happy or relaxed, what is the book that makes you happiest or relaxed?
Might be starting with a somewhat divisive opinion, but I’m going with Matched by Ally Condie! This is the first in a trilogy that I absolutely love. It wasn’t relaxing the first time I read the series, but now that I know how things work out, rereading it definitely makes me happy.
Sleep: What is a book that puts you to sleep or was just boring?
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. I know there is a ton of symbolism in there, but you have to wade through so much…nothingness to get to it!
Twitch while dreaming: Have you ever dreamt of a book you’ve read?
I’m sure I did when I was younger, but I don’t remember any specifically.
Seems to play nice until the claws come out: What book had the biggest plot twist(s)?
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
- Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell (BUT this one is kind of awful and I don’t recommend it unless you want to be disappointed and frustrated)
- Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
Cuddles: Which book character would you give a hug to?
Sophie Foster from Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger.
Cat Breeds: What are your favorite books?
- Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- anything ever written by Sarah Sundin
- Do you really expect me to choose just a few??
Getting the cat: How did you find your favorite book(s)?
Mostly from browsing at the library and picking up whatever looked interesting! Although, the two I listed above I first read for school assignments. The same class, actually. (Shout out to Dr. Noble, my professor for that class, who is also an author, and whose book I am currently reading for the second time this year)
The vet’s office: What is your least favorite book?
- Redemption (MILA 2.0 #3) – This book is disgusting and you can read some of the reasons I utterly hate this book in my review, here.
- Lilac Girls by Martha Hall – I had such high hopes for this book and it is such a disappointment.
- The Conversationalist by Russell Verhey – I didn’t even get past the first chapter of this one.
Being in places they shouldn’t: What is your least favorite cliche?
Jealousy or anger fueled by miscommunication + general pettiness being viewed as a positive character trait. Ugh.
The good old cardboard box: What is the most underrated book series?
This is probably the most difficult question! I will always be surprised that Teri Terry’s Slated series doesn’t get more recognition/popularity. Also, I adore Sarah Sundin’s first trilogy, Wings of Glory. At the moment, I’m really into The Keeper of the Lost Cities series, but I think it actually does have a big following, so it really isn’t underrated. I always come back to Louisa May Alcott’s later books, too, which aren’t all part of a series, but they do fit together well and are definitely underrated compared to Little Women.
If you, like me, have a soft spot for cats, do yourself a favor and go check out Deanna’s answers to this tag, if for no other reason than that she has a ton of adorable cat GIFs in her answers! Seriously, do it. It’s worth your time.
If you like cats and enjoyed reading my answers to these questions, then consider yourself tagged to do it yourself!
Until the next chapter,