Hey guys! Today I’ll be keeping up with the Aussie Pride 💛💚 that seems to be a regular feature on my blog lately with The Aussie Book Tag!!!!
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I feel like the characters I’d want to hug definitely wouldn’t want to hug me like Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater and Luke Castellan from the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. I could just imagine their faces of disgust as I tried to hug them. I would definitely try though.
First of all VEGEMITE IS LIFE. I can eat it straight from the jar. There’s not too many books I love that everyone else hates. Maybe We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, Looking for Alaska by John Green and Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. People either seem to love or hate these books with no in between and I LOVE THEM!
I say this every time but BLUE AND HER RAVEN BOYS! They are my everything. I will forever love them with all my heart and soul. The Golden Trio and the Percy Jackson kids are amazing too though. I just live for all great friendships in books and I wish there was more of them.
This comic series is AMAZING and if you’re okay with weird sci-fi elements and adult content then I can’t recommend it enough. It’s so incredibly unique and there’s great relationships and the art is BEAUTIFUL.
Do I even need to say it?
I’m guessing this can be taken in a lot of different ways. I’m going with books that had a beautiful cover that I ended up being disappointed in…
The cover for The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi is STUNNING. I never buy hardcovers, but I was lucky enough to win this and it’s displayed on my shelf because it is so beautiful. The writing style matched the cover, but the instalove was unbearable (for me, anyway). I gave this book 4 stars, but if it wasn’t for the writing it would have been a 3 (which I mean is still GOOD) it just wasn’t what I was expecting? I thought Mia was going to be rebelling against her destiny for HERSELF, but 90% of her actions were done for her love interest which may have been okay if they had any kind of believable connection. The only character I really liked in this was a talking horse.
Also A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas has a beautiful cover, but the romanticised abuse and victim blaming inside it really hurt to read and it ruined a lot of the book for me. Even though there were parts I enjoyed I can’t ignore things like that.
These may not all be iconic, but they all cover extremely important subjects that can be hard to read about such as mental illness and rape. I think they’re all SUPER important to read if you can handle those kinds of things because they all do a brilliant job at representing them and don’t use any of the issues for shock value or romanticise anything. The fact that The Perks of Being a Wallflower is banned in some places confuses me so much because I really believe that book should be required reading.
If I make a post and don’t mention Illuminae at least twice – is the post even real?
No but seriously I will never shut up about how STUNNING this book is. It definitely had me gaping in awe.
Confession 1: I’ve never tried pavlova
Confession 2: I don’t really like or read light and fluffy books (which isn’t really a secret, but whatever)
I suppose the closest thing I can think of is The Mediator series by Meg Cabot. It’s not completely light and fluffy, but it’s one of the only few paranormal romances that I am absolutely obsessed with. I still have to read Remembrance though!
I also loved Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway. It’s a fun contemporary about a girl who’s ex is in a band and wrote a song about her and now he’s famous and she has to deal with everyone knowing who she is. I definitely recommend it if you’re in a reading slump or just like contemporaries in general.
Is there anything worse than nearly choking to death on dry milo powder? I mean it’s COMPLETELY worth it, but definitely not fun.
I know a lot of people’s go-to for reading slumps are romantic contemporaries, but that is not for me. I tend to reach for comics and graphic novels because they don’t require much of my non existent attention span. Reading horrors also help me a lot too (yep give me murder over romance any day).
Some things that have recently got me out of reading slumps are the Lumberjanes comic series by Noelle Stevenson and The Merciless II by Danielle Vega.
(Of course, like always, you don’t have to do this if you don’t want to!)
And everyone else who wants to ♥