The Days of the Week Book Tag

Days of the Week Book Tag

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:

Celeste @ Inked Books
Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews
Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks
Sophie @ Blame Chocolate
Kristin @ Kristen Kraves Books
And anyone else that wants to do this tag! 




Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

14 thoughts on “The Days of the Week Book Tag

    1. It’s lots of fun! The Program was interesting but I really had problems with it! I can forgive a lot of illogical things but now when it comes to mental illness and the treatment of it.


      1. She wrote one about five years ago called Her Fearful Symmetry! It’s about two sisters who inherit their recently passed aunts apartment in London hear Highgate Symmetry! It’s more about sisters and coming of age. There are some supernatural elements too.

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  1. I have the same issue with Anna Karenina. I have started that book way too many times to count and stop reading before I’m too far in. Am I lazy? Do I get easily distracted by other books? Do I always pick a busy time of my life to try reading it? Yes to all three. Someday. I thought about trying an app that has it that sends it in a daily subscription. I don’t remember the name of the app, though.


      1. Okay. I think I found it. It’s Serial Reader: Classic Books in Daily Bits. It’s available for both iOS and Android.


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