By: Cait Marie
Hello, hello! I saw this tag a couple weeks ago done by Kristin @Kristin Kraves Books, and I had to save it for today because… It’s my birthday! The big 3-0. My family is being extra sneaky about what’s going on. I can’t wait!
But enough of that. Let’s jump in!
BIRTHDAY CAKE – a book with a plot that seems cliché but you adore it anyway
The Upside of Falling – Alex Light
It’s the cliché fake dating YA romance with the jock and quiet girl. It had all the tropes you’d expect, but I loved it. I read the whole thing in one night because it was just so cute and fluffy.
PARTY GUESTS – your most anticipated book release this year
That’s already released:
A Court of Silver Flames – Sarah J. Maas
Nessian is everything. That is all.
That hasn’t released yet:
A Psalm of Storms and Silence – Roseanne A. Brown
I absolutely loved the first book last year and cannot wait for this sequel! I need to know what happens!!
BIRTHDAY PRESENTS – a book that surprised you with how much you loved it
Dragon Rising – M. Lynn
It wasn’t a surprise that I liked the book (she’s one of my favorite authors), but I was not expecting it to become one of my favorite books of all time. This Mulan retelling exceeded expectations to say the least.
THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG – a book that certainly deserved all the hype it got
Oath Taker – Audrey Grey
This series is so, so good. So good. I’m obsessed. It absolutely deserves the hype.
HAPPY MUSIC – a book with some very beautiful and truly memorable quotes
A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas
“To the stars who listen and the dreams that are answered.”
GETTING OLDER – a book that you read a long time ago, but you think that you would appreciate it more if you read it as a more mature reader
A Great and Terrible Beauty – Libba Bray
I read this series in either late middle school or early high school, and it destroyed me. It still would, but I am curious as to how I would appreciate the rest of the story now that I read more.
SWEET BIRTHDAY MEMORIES – a book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life
Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston
This book… it’s perfection. The turkey scene is literally my favorite thing of all time. It’s hilarious, and it really helped to re-read it last year while anxious in quarantine.
What would your answers be? Let me know in the comments!