Birthday Book Tag

Today is not my birthday, but it was on Monday. Another trip around the sun completed. I don’t normally do much for my birthday, but I am using it as an excuse to get my friends together for an escape room this weekend, something I’ve wanted to try for a while. For today, however, it’s an excuse to do another book tag.

birthday cake – a book with a plot that seems cliché but you adore it anyway

The Land That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs has some pretty dated clichés within its pages, but I still adore it

party guests – your most anticipated book release this year

The Sword Defiant by Gareth Hanrahan comes out on May 02 from Orbit and it sounds really good

birthday presents – a book that surprised you with how much you loved it

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner has a few tropes that I tend to avoid within two genres I don’t gravitate toward too often, but it was so well written and so engaging. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book

the happy birthday song – a book that certainly deserved all the hype it got

Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend is as fun and magical as everyone says

happy music – a book with some very beautiful and truly memorable quotes

Delicates by Brenna Thummler

I’ve never been someone who annotates or writes down quotes while I’m reading a book, but this one got me. I wrote down a number of quotes while I was reading it. It may be a short one, but it’s hearbreakingly beautiful and the theme was spot on.

getting older – a book that you read a long time ago, but you think that you would appreciate it more if you read it as a more mature reader

Basically any classic that I had to read for school would probably fit this prompt, but I’m going to say Isaac Asimov. I really liked his books when I was younger, but I read them when I was young enough that I don’t even remember which ones specifically I’ve finished. Although I enjoyed them then, I’m sure I’d get more out of them now that I’m older

sweet birthday memories – a book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life

I’m not sure how, but I finished The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss during a very difficult point in my life. It’s the kind of dense, descriptive fantasy that I personally love and, while far from ‘light’, it feels very cozy to me