I saw this tag over at Evelyn Reads and thought it looked super cute so I thought I’d take the tame and fill it out. This was a fun one!
- Link back to the original creator: Kat @Novels & Waffles
- Feel free to use any of the waffle graphics in this post, just make sure to credit Kat!
- Tag as many people as you want (or don’t want) to. No pressure!
This is tough because I don’t think I’ve read a ton of classics and I use the same few on book tags all the time lol. I think I’ll go with a book that I loved the first time I read it, is a total classic, but today would be considered problematic at best for some of its elements. And that would be Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey. The Dragonriders of Pern was one of the first long series I got pulled into back in high school and I loved it so much. There are still a lot of things I love about it. But there are definitely some things I give the side-eye to now that I’m older and more experienced at life.
I mentioned this the other day but Tournament of Losers by Megan Derr! it’s sooooo wholesome. It’s all about a cynic who slowly comes to understand that maybe the world isn’t a complete shit hole and there are good people out there and that sometimes good things can happen to good people. I love this book with all my heart.
I recently re-read Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman and it really did take me back some…twenty-seven years or so to the first time I read that book when I was in high school! It made me think back to when I started reading ‘adult’ fantasy for the first time and started exploring other books in the genre. Such good memories are associated with that book and those characters.
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu is so cute and lovely and just a wonderful story filled with accepting characters and I just really loved it. It’s the height of comfort reading for me. Another one like this is The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang.
I generally try to avoid books that make me feel blue because as an emotional reader I get so deep in my feelings that it’s hard to pull myself out again. I don’t want to be weeping around my house randomly for weeks after finishing a book (true story–this has happened with books and movies before). That being said, no book quite touched me and made me a weepy mess like Nancy Springer’s The Oddling Prince. It didn’t make me depressed at the end, but I really got caught up in my feelings with that one.
The Scar by China Miéville. I mean, I know it’s New Weird but it’s seriously out there. I love the themes it explores though and it’s such a great blend of weird shit and literary stuff that makes you think ‘what does it mean?’. Great book.
Hahahaha, well I do have a habit of not finishing things! But finishing series is one thing that’s been a reading goal of mine for some time so I’m trying to finish some series every year and so far I’ve been pretty successful (as long as I don’t count the new series I keep starting). I’ll go with one of the longer series I’ve read to the end–the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. There’s ten books to the series so not *that* long considering it’s an urban fantasy but it’s certainly longer than some other series! I’m glad I finished it–it’s become one of my favorite series of all times. Another fantastic series I stuck with is the Lady Trent series by Marie Brennan–each book felt better than the previous one!
I have some ‘reading socks’ that are somewhere between a thick sock and a slipper and I looooooove them. Unfortunately I can’t wear them in summer! But for warmer times I have a pair of socks that say ‘fuck off, I’m reading’ on them and those are my summertime reading socks lol. 😉
And that’s it for this tag! Once again not tagging anyone but if you like this one consider yourself tagged. 🙂