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The 2020 Book Tag!

Thank you to Hundreds & Thousands of Books for tagging me to do this tag! I highly recommend you check out this blog – it has so many different types of posts, from reviews to tags to cross-stitch and more! Here is their post for this tag!

Rules:

  • Link back to the original creator, Phoenix @Books With Wings
  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Answer all the questions 
  • Tag at least 4 people

Part one: Beginning of the year


1) A book that you were really excited for

Well, there can only be one answer to this question for me – Death Sets Sail by Robin Stevens!! It was the most perfect end to the series that I could have ever wished for, and I loved every second of reading it.


2) A book that started out really well

For me, this would have to be the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. Although I did enjoy the series as a whole, I did find that some parts of each book would be more interesting to read than other parts.

Part two: The world goes on hold


3) A book that had an unexpected plot twist

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. The plot twist that happens at the very end of this book really does change the rest of the series! I remember when I first got this book that I looked to see how many pages the book was….. then I accidentally read this plot twist, which did sort of ruin the ending for me, as I knew what was coming!


4) A book where you felt like nothing happened

I think that for this question, I have to say Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. This is no disrespect on her work, I just found that the plot almost seemed ‘static’, and I kept on picking up the book, then putting it down for a few months until I finished it this year.


5) A book where two main characters were separated (quest, disease, forbidden, etc.)

For this question, I’m going to go back to my childhood favourite series – Harry Potter! By the two main characters being separated, I’m thinking of each Summer, when Harry has to go back to Privet Drive, away from his friends and the magical world of Hogwarts.

Part three: The world tries to reopen (and begins a second wave of the pandemic)


6) A book in which the characters made a bad decision

Champion by Marie Lu – here, I’m referring to the decision that June made at the end of the book (I won’t say what so that I don’t spoil the book for those who haven’t read it). It was such a heart-wrenching decision that she made!


7) A book with an impatient/overly eager character

Probably One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus. The character I’m referring to is Owen Lawton – Phoebe and Owen’s younger brother, who does play a vital role in the book.

Part four: The world adjusts (not sure this ever actually happened but…I’ll bend this a little)


8) A book in which the character’s goals change midway.

Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens. After the murder happens, The Detective Society and The Junior Pinkertons’ goals change from investigating who was behind the pranks to who was the murderer?

Part five: The end and looking forwards


9) A book whose sequel you really anticipated/are anticipating

The Conference of the Birds and The Desolation of Devil’s Acre by Ransom Riggs (this is part of the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series). I love this series so much – I can’t wait to see how it ends, and what has happened in Peculiardom since A Map of Days.


10) A book whose sequel was better than its original

The Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman – this is my favourite series that I have ever read, each installment got better and better. Considering this, I can’t wait to see how explosive the final book will be! Every book was incredible – and I can’t wait to re-read the series, in preparation for the release of the final book!


11) A book that you read just to finish it (didn’t like it but wanted to finish it anyways)

Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard. I really enjoyed the first short story (Queen Song), but I couldn’t quite get into the second short story (Steel Scars). I did however find this extra knowledge useful for reading Glass Sword though, as I liked knowing a bit about the context behind it.

Wow, that was such a fun tag to do! I had many moments of forgetting every book I’ve ever read – so it was 11 walks over to my bookshelf to remember what books I’ve read! 😂 I’ve tried to include as many books as I could on here, especially my favourites. A special mention is going out to The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – one of my absolute favourites that I couldn’t fit onto this list.

Thank you again to Hundreds & Thousands of Books for tagging me to do this post!

I’m tagging:

Meg’s Magical Musings

Hannah’s Bookshelf

Jenny’s Review Blog

Courtney’s Entertainment Blog

Feel free to answer these questions on your blog, or in the comments for this post!

Thank you for reading this post

Hannah

 

15 thoughts on “The 2020 Book Tag!

  1. Gorgeous post! I’ve had mixed opinions on the ‘court of something something’ (that’s it’s name now…) series for a while now. It’s not what I normally read, but I’ve seen so many excited reviews of it? I like your take on them. I feel like I need to read it to complete my experience as a book blogger haha. I also love your pictures of the books 🤩

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    1. Thank you so much! In terms of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (or ‘court of something something’) it is fantasy at its roots, but it is quite different from other books that I’ve read. You could give the first book a try and see if you want to continue with the series? (That’s what I tend to do when starting a new series). Thank you!

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  2. Thank you for doing my tag! I loved to read your answers! I agree that the end of Champion was just heartbreaking. I actually haven’t read many of these other books though! But Owen, yeah, he’s probably too eager…I mean I sorta feel bad for them though.
    Again, great tag! loved reading this!

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    1. Thank you, I loved thinking of and writing my answers! A couple of my friends had warned me that the ending of Champion was heartbreaking, but I still wasn’t fully prepared for it! 😂 I do love all the characters in Karen M. McManus’ books – I can’t wait to read The Cousins! Thank you so much!

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      1. Well I’m glad you enjoyed doing it!
        Ha ha yeah I just–NOOOOOO. Have you read Rebel though? Because that definitely fixes things and gives them the happy ending that they deserve.
        McManus is a GENIUS, I have no idea how she comes up with all her ideas and such! I want to read the Cousins as well!

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