Thanks to Ayunda @ Tea & Paperbacks who tagged me for this one! I haven’t seen this one yet and I can’t remember which month she tagged me so I will just start with February.
This tag was created by Jordyn @ J Bookish.
- Thank the creator and the person who tagged you
- Begin with the month in which you were tagged and move forward from there!
- State the best gift you’ve ever been given after you answer the question for your birthday month
- Tag whomever you like when you’re finished… or else you’ll be ‘it’ forever
- Have fun, of course!
February is the month for relationships. Name your favourite book relationship: romantic, platonic, or familial, your choice!
Looking at what I read, you would guess that I like romantic relationship. While I do, my favorite is that loving relationship between people that has nothing to do with sex or family ties. Like best friends who would wake up at any hour to drive to their friends’ side just because they needed them. I love relationships where the people are so close and love each other so much, that it transcends everything else.
March is the month for luck and new beginnings. Name a book or series that you would like to re-experience as if you’d never read it.
I can’t choose between Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series and Cole’s Immortals After Dark Series. I started both when I was much younger and honestly didn’t understand the stories in their entirety. I feel that I would enjoy them much more now that I am old enough to truly appreciate them. Although, it’s been so long since I read them that it may be like I have never read them!
April is a spectacularly ordinary month. Name a book that was so over-hyped that it just could not live up to your expectations.
Fifty Shades of Grey but not for the reasons you think. When FSOG came out, I assumed with all the hype that it was something special, or at least different.
Nope. For someone who reads a lot of erotica, Fifty Shades was the same worn out story I have read so many times with the same cookie cutter characters. Seriously. The plot is such a tired old trope that it needs to be murdered and buried.
May is the month when the flowers start to bloom. Name a book that was a pleasant surprise to you.
Shaye Marlow’s Two Cabins One Lake. It was a free read advertised in one of my many emails and I got it as a fluff read for inbetween my review novels. I was so blown away that I read the entire thing in one night then immediately bought the second in the series and read that one too.
June is the time to take a break. Name a book or genre that you like to read when you just need to check out.
Uhhh erotica? But a very specific erotica. Like the 20 page fluff erotica that has about as much plot as a Scooby Doo episode. Either that or I try to find a good YA fantasy.
The best gift I have ever been given? Probably my dog Cole. I love him so much I can’t even stand it. I mean look at that sweet Bear face!
July is the time to celebrate your independence! Name a book that made you see fireworks. (Figuratively. Please don’t light books on fire.)
I am not sure if it means positively or negatively but I am trying to be more positive so I will say Crimson Sky by Amy Braun. It’s not my usual read, but the writing and story were so spectacular I was blown away.
August is the hottest month of the year. Pick an up-and-coming author that you think will be the next hottest thing.
Personally, I really hope Camilla Monk’s Spotless Series and Tracy M. Joyce’s Altaica series start to get the attention they deserves.
September is time for students to go back to school! Pick a book you read for school that you actually enjoyed.
Lord of the Flies was absolutely amazing. There were very few books that I enjoyed when forced to read. Lord of the Flies had me from page one.
October is time to celebrate Halloween! Pick one character that you would love to dress up as for Halloween.
Again, I feel using mythology is a copout, but I consider it literature and I love it, so there! I would love to be Hecate or Artemis from Greek mythology. They are both goddesses I highly respect.
November is the month when we’re reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Choose one book you’re grateful for having read and give a shout-out to the person who recommended it!
My best friend owns this series by Maria Snyder and recommended it to me after reading the first one. She lent me the entire series and I actually read it before she did. It was amazing and I loved it even though it was technically YA.
December is a time when friends and families come together and celebrate. Name one book you would give as a gift.
A lot of what I read isn’t really what you would call gift material. A.k.a. unless you are into erotica, you probably don’t want what I usually read. Besides being my favorite series, Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko would probably be my best bet because it covers multiple genres without getting…offensive?
January begins a new year. Name a resolution you made this year and if you’ve kept it or not!
I don’t do New Years resolutions. If there is something I want to do, I usually just do it. I have been telling myself I need to be better at keeping up with my blog which I have been pretty good at this month.