I spent the last week contemplating making up my own Thanksgiving Tag, but ultimately decided that was too much work. Also, my creative well is super low right now (thank you NaNo -_-) so it’s probably for the best. So, fortunately for all of us, I came across this tag over at The Scarlet Bookworm! Let’s check it out!
Bread- What book is purely fluff, and has no real plot-line?
The Seasonaires by Janna King.
I read this book last year and my actual notes on it say “the plot was all over the place and couldn’t make up it’s mind.” So I’d say this is a good choice for this one! The description made it sounds like something I would enjoy, but it was so poorly executed. It actually has an average rating of 3 on Goodreads, which is pretty telling.
Turkey- What book made you want to fall asleep?
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
I can’t even with this book. It was required reading in High School (which I’m sure was the case for many/most of you) and I just had the worst time getting through it. I have always been a fast reader and in my HS days it was extremely unusual for me to meet a book I couldn’t get through (I’m pickier now), but this one was such a struggle. I think I feel asleep reading it at least three times. I know it’s a classic and all, but no thank you.
Gravy- What book makes the whole series worth reading?
Endsinger by Jay Kristoff
So usually I like the middle book in a trilogy the best (Legendary, ACOMAF, Godsgrave, Gemina, etc) but in The Lotus Wars series it was the final book that I really loved. This is also the book that made me cry harder than any other book ever in the history of reading, which seems like something that would negatively impact my opinion but actually has the opposite effect. This book was just SO good.
Stuffing- What book is stuffed full of action scenes?
The entire Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown
This series is so freaking action packed, it’s like the space version of a Transformers movie. Massive battles, fight scenes, treachery, vengeance. It has it all! These books hold no punches, and I love them for it! They also gave us Sevro au Barca and his Howlers, and for that I will be forever grateful!
Mashed Potatoes- What book looked good, and then wasn’t?
Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally
This book seemed to have all of the things I love in a YA contemporary, first and foremost a friends-to-lovers romance and a bit of a “fake dating” scenario. Too bad it was horrible. My literal review for this says “The Pros: a great concept and likeable main characters. The Cons: everything else.” This is one of those books where I want to see the plot done again by a different writer.
Cranberries- What book has the sweetest romance?
Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
Does it get any sweeter than Anne and Gilbert? The answer is no, no it does not.
Corn- What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?
We don’t have corn at our Thanksgiving, so I am changing this to:
Mac & Cheese – What’s the cheesiest book you’ve ever read?
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Hann
So this probably isn’t the cheesiest EVER (that distinction likely goes to some sort of contemporary romance I’ve read over the years but can’t remember) but it’s pretty damn cheesy. And I mean this in the best way possible since I love me some cheese.
Green beans- What book is too long and needs to be shortened?
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
This book went on forever. Like…for EVER. I feel like we could have accomplished the same amount of plot in a hundred fewer pages. It was VERY lucky that the ending was pretty epic, or I would have given this far lower rating than the 4/5 stars I did. I still haven’t picked up War Storm because that one is even longer and I just can’t yet. Maybe someday. Maybe.
Pumpkin Pie- What book do you read to get out of a reading slump?
Pretty much any YA contemporary I can get my hands on.
Nothing helps me break a reading slump better than a trope-filled contemporary. No magic systems, dictatorial regimes, or epic battle scenes to irritate my reading hangover, these are like the “Gatorade and Two Excedrin” of the book world.
Dog/Cat- What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food that you would steal from the table?
Soooo, fun story. LAST Thanksgiving we were all discussing our favorite Thanksgiving food and I said mine was gravy. Why gravy? Imagine a turkey dinner with no gravy! It’s just absurd. HOWEVER, everyone argued that gravy isn’t a food, and long story short I somehow ended up drinking an entire boat of gravy on a dare. Is there a video of this on YouTube? You bet your ass there is. I drank the whole thing in under 4 minutes, then spent a good twenty minutes laying on the couch hating life because I was SO FULL. After that, I was perfectly fine and I still love gravy!
I am going to tag anyone and everyone who would like to participate in this! Have at it!
What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? Tell me in the comments below!