I saw this tag over on Sara @ the Bibliophagist’s blog and it looked like fun so I thought I would give it a go!
The struggle of getting started: a book or series you struggle to begin because of its size
The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks – I will definitely be getting to it sometime this year but it’s such a commitment and undertaking to get started that I’ve been king of putting it off for a while now.
Cleaning out the closer: a book or series you want to unhaul
The Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore – Way back when the movie came out for I Am Number Four and I found out that it was actually a book series I bought all of the books and now I am not interested at all and probably will never re-read this series so I will be unhauling them very soon.
Opening windows and letting fresh air in: a book that was refreshing
Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins – I’ve been reading a lot of dark and intense fantasies and multiple books series lately so it was nice to just get into a quick, fun, quirky read that can just cleanse my reading palate!
Washing out the sheets: a scene you wish you could rewrite
The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh – Shazi’s first meeting with the Sheik where she refused to relinquish her weapons and demanded the guards to let her go. The whole exchange felt totally out of character to me and got on my nerves.
Throwing out unnecessary knick-knacks: a book in a series you didn’t think was necessary
I have a thing about novellas… sometimes I feel like they are really not necessary. This isn’t always the case, I’ve read a few that I found integral to the overall plot line but they’re usually a hit or miss. E.g. a Court of Frost and Starlight, very underwhelming and did nothing for me even though I am trash for this series…
Polishing doorknobs: a book that had a clean finish
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – The first one I thought of honestly. Everything just wrapped up so nicely, all my questions were answered and I was just super content when I finished this series the first time!
Reaching to dust the fan: a book that tried too hard to relay a certain message
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – Unpopular opinion but I think this book just tried too hard overall! It felt like I had read this story countless times before but it was always going that extra step above and beyond to try and be different, if that makes sense. Didn’t gel to me.
The tiring yet satisfying finish: a series that was tiring but satisfying to get through
Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas – I’m kind of glad I only got into this series after 6 of the books were already out. Had I started way back when Throne of Glass was first published I would have been very impatient but luckily I was able to marathon the series and only wait a few months for Kingdom of Ash to come out last year. Seven books is a lot to get through in a series and I was deeply satisfied when it ended!