I have done so many book tags at this point that I have turned to booktube for ideas. I found this one of Ariel Bissett’s channel. If you have any fun bookish tags that I could do, please share them with me in the comments!
What book would you make everyone read?
Never Let Me Go is probably the book that I recommend the most. I think that everyone can take something away from it and that it has a lot of important things to say. It is also beautifully written and poignant. There are many books I love but I don’t think would be for everyone, Never Let Me Go is not one of them. It can be a tough read, but it is worth every second.
What would you abolish in book construction?
I have to go with movie adaptation covers. I would rather have the original cover over anything. Traditionally, they have been so over the top and kind of ugly. I have to say though, there have been some amazing movie covers lately. One that stands out as a favourite is the one for The Hate U Give- so perfect!
What author would you commission to write you any book?
Heather O’Neill is probably my favourite author- her writing is so atmospheric and lush. There is no one who can create a sense of place quite like she can. Her settings and characters have stayed with me. Her books come so close to my ideal novel, so of course I would want her to write a book for me!
What book would you demote to the library basement to make room for new books?
I think I have made it pretty clear how much I dislike The Light We Lost. I read it when it first came out in 2017 and it still makes my blood boil when I think about it. I am so thankful that I haven’t read a book I disliked so much since then.
What cover artist would you commission to make a mural?
I didn’t realize that Grace Han designed these three cover. They are not only books that I absolutely loved, but they have some of my favourite covers as well. Han is incredibly talented and her work speaks to my aesthetic. Now that I have found her, I will definitely be following her career. She would make such a bright and gorgeous mural!
What characters face would you put on a coin?
I mean, this is such an obvious answer, but how could I now say Evelyn Hugo?! She is one of the most dynamic, flawed, and memorable characters of all time. She would be so gorgeous on a coin! Can we make that happen?
What book would you award the “Ruler of Books” 2019 Prize to?
The Nickel Boys was one of my favourite books of 2019, and I think that if I could pick one book from last year to put in everyone’s hands it would have to be this one. Colson Whitehead is going to be a legendary author. I will read anything that he writes. He has important things to say and says them in such a moving and powerful way.
12 thoughts on “The Ruler of Books Tag”
I made my own book tag recently if you want to do that. I’m not sure if you’re a writer, but it’s on writing or the reading process. https://briannasbooksandrandomness.wordpress.com/2019/12/16/writing-update-2-the-writing-process-in-gifs-and-memes-tag/
I made my own book tag if you’d be interested in that. It’s on writing if you’re a writer: https://briannasbooksandrandomness.wordpress.com/2019/12/16/writing-update-2-the-writing-process-in-gifs-and-memes-tag/
Awesome! I will check it out. Thanks!
Fun tag! I like your mural choices, and agree on film book covers. Some are quite nice, but they often lose sight of the original.
She is such a talented designer! I completely agree. I like when movie covers just insert the actor into the original cover in some way.
I’ve wanted to read Never Let Me Go for awhile. Why did you dislike The Light We Lost, just curious
It’s so great. Here is my review of The Light We Lost https://www.google.com/amp/s/kristinkravesbooks.com/2018/04/08/review-the-light-we-lost/amp/
Basically I found it very shallow, frustrating, and so not romantic in anyway!
Thanks for sending the link. I just read it. I actually really loved TLWL, although I do agree about the meeting on 9/11 being a bit much. I think what I took from it was how a first love can stay with you despite the years passing, and despite being a mom and being consumed with how crazy life can be.
I think that is fair. I definitely believe in that. First loves have a lasting impact for sure. I know so many people love the book so I’m in the minority. It was so fast paced though!
Ah! Abolishing movie covers! I nominate you as president!