The Colours of Life | Book Tag

It might be too late to say Happy Holi (which you can learn about here), but I don’t think it’s too late to do this colorful book tag.

Original tag and graphics by Riddhi @Whispering Stories

Red: Name a book you know you will love always and forever

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. This supernatural thriller is probably the book I’ve kept on my shelves the longest. I actually donated my original copy at some point in downsizing years ago, then missed the book so much I bought another one.

Yellow: Name a memory associated with a book that makes you light up every time you think of it

Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks. I bought this book, then at about the same time, but separately, my friend also bought a copy of this book. She got it for me, knowing how much my taste it was. Within about a week I had acquired two copies of this book. I still have one of them, though I’m not sure which copy it is.

Green: Name a book that makes you green with envy, because of the wonderful world that it contains

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. This feels like the obvious answer. Specifically the Shire. Who doesn’t want to have afternoon tea and a chat in a cozy hobbit hole after strolling around those beautiful green hills.

Less obviously, I think it’d also be wonderful to see the world of A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan. The world is similar to an outdated version of our own, but with dragons as real wild animals in varying species and sizes.

Orange: Name a book that ignites a fire of hatred every time you look at it

The Book of You by Claire Kendal. I read this a while ago, so the fire has gone down quite a bit, but I was so irritated at the inaction of the main character through the entire book, and especially how the ending played out.

Blue: Name a book with an extremely sad ending- a book that shattered you

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. I first read this in high school, but we read random passages out of order for some reason. When I read it cover to cover as an adult, it became one of the very few books that has ever made me cry. And it made me cry quite a bit.

Purple: Name a book that made you go all- 'Whoa, that's wise'

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Maybe not exactly ‘wise’, but definitely a compelling read based on the Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics about the choices we make and all the many paths our lives could have gone down had we chosen differently.

Pink: Name a book that was an exemplary piece of literature on feminism

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson. Five best friends attending a ‘Camp for Hardcore Lady Types’ work together to have an awesome summer as they solve a supernatural mystery.

Grey: Name a book that was plain and boring a.k.a. a snoozefest

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. Although this book is unique and generally well-liked, it wasn’t nearly as exciting as I had anticipated. Maybe I had just heard too much hype before I picked it up, but it was a bit of a drag compared to my expectations.

Black: Name a book that was super dark and gave goth vibes

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence. With a dark atmosphere and a troubled main character, this is one of the darkest things I’ve read in a while.

This colorful tag is such a lovely reminder that it is in fact spring, although it’s rather grey out today.