Kyla @ Seelie Pages posted this tag and I thought this was so cool that I would give it a try. Because each day of the week does have its own personality.
A book you’re too lazy to read
Every time I say I want to read Anna Karenina I suddenly get distracted by five other books. I don’t think it’s laziness so much as “Oh look! Shiny thing!”
If we really want to delve into my Anna Karenina drama, I think part of the issue is also that this tome is huge. I just don’t want to lug it around it around all day! But…at the same time…it is a classic!
A book that was hard to finish
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger started off interesting and then lagged in the middle. There was a lot of “I love you, but I resent that you know everything about our lives and I feel like I have no free will.” It was interesting for about fifty pages and then devolved into discussions of “are we having too much sex?” The only thing that kept me going was an allusion to some tragic end, but as I finished the book it felt like torture.
A book you haven’t finished
I was very excited for this book to come out, and I got about halfway through The Fall Guy by James Lasdun and then my interest petered out. I am really hoping that somehow the second half of the boo is more entertaining than the first, but until then, I am stuck in the middle.
A book you don’t recommend
The premise of The Program by Suzanne Young intrigued me, but when I started listening to it, there was just so much that didn’t make sense. It also seems to spread untruths about mental illness.
Their “cure” for teen suicide and depression focuses on memory selection, and that really bothers me, because it perpetuates that certain memories cause depression. While they can be triggers, erasing them doesn’t seem to do any good.
A book you can’t wait to be released
I am really excited for Celeste Ng’s second book, Little Fires Everywhere! My excitement makes no sense because I still need to read Everything I Never Told You. That book was the victim of crazy strong island winds, and me not wanting to put up with that, but I loved what I read!
A book you want to reread right away
Recently I’ve been really wanting to reread Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. It may have something to do with the trailer coming out, but I really found that I don’t remember this book very well. So I think it’s time to revisit it before the movie comes out next year.
A book you didn’t want to end
Typically, the books that I read are mysteries, and I usually want them to end because I want to know what the heck is going on. (Or I want my theory to be proven correct if the book is just too dang predictable.)
One book that I really liked and I didn’t want to end was The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey, because I really liked the relationship between Ms. Justineau and Melanie and I would have been curious to see their relationship going forward. At the same time, I’m glad the book ends where it does, because it felt like a good place.
So that’s it for this book tag! What do you think of my choices? Are you excited for any upcoming releases?
I’m also going to tag some people to keep it going! I’m tag the following people: