Happy spring everyone! I am so ready for warmer weather and to be able to read outside. I have already started some spring cleaning, so I knew this was the perfect tag for me.
1. The struggle of getting started: a book/book series that you have struggled to begin because of its size.
The Sleep in a Sea of Stars is 873 pages! I have the audiobook, which is over 32 hours long. That is such a huge commitment! I am intrigued by the premise, so it is one I would like to get to eventually. It is just a matter of when I will make time for it!
2. Cleaning out the closet: a book and/or book series you want to unhaul.
I have already unhauled all of my Rainbow Rowell books- they are just not for me!
3. Opening windows and letting fresh air in: a book that was refreshing.
I think what was so refreshing about Honey Girl was that at its heart it is a coming of age story, but our main character, Grace, is 29 years old. I think it is so normal to not know what makes you happy at that age, or at any age, and it was nice to read a book that focused on that journey. The writing was also really beautiful and I just want everyone to read it!
4. Washing out sheet stains: a book you wish you could rewrite a certain scene in.
The twist in The Wives really bothered me. There was so much potential with this story and the author could have gone is a hundred different directions, but the twist felt like a copout to me.
5. Throwing out unnecessary knick-knacks: a book in a series that you didn’t feel was necessary.
Don’t get me wrong, I love this series; however, I do feel like P.S. I Still Love You fell prey to middle book syndrome!
6. Polishing the doorknobs: a book that had a clean finish.
I think that a lot of standalones that I read have what I would consider a clean finish, but The House in the Cerulean Sea was the first that came to mind! We need for standalone fantasies!
7. Reaching to dust the fan: a book that tried too hard to relay a certain message.
I have always felt that The Catcher in the Rye was so heavy-handed with its messaging to the point that it was annoying! That said, I haven’t read it since high school, so you never know if I would change my mind upon a reread.
8. The tiring yet satisfying finish of spring cleaning: a book series that was tiring yet satisfying to get through.
I am cheating on this one because I am so terrible at finishing series! Most of the series are read are actually trilogies and I haven’t found them tiring. So instead, I am talking about a series that I have started and would be thrilled if I was able to catch up on, and that is The Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny. There are so many books in the series and it seems never-ending, but I am determine to read it!
18 thoughts on “The Spring Cleaning Book Tag”
I feel the exact same about To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, when I saw the 32 hours I recoiled in fear 🙈
I don’t think I have ever listened to an audiobook that long!
Omg finally someone who doesn’t enjoy Rainbow Rowell either !!
I just don’t connect with her characters or her writing!
Omg this is a great book tag!
It really is!
This is a fun and thoughtful post! Where are you in the Louise Penny series?
I had no idea that To Sleep in a Sea of Stars was so long! It’s been on my Goodreads tbr for ages and now I am also intimidated haha!
Hahah it is huge!!!
I’ve read nor heard of a coming of age story where the main character is an adult and I’m definitely intrigued about honey girl now and may hopefully check it out in the (near) future
I’d be curious to see what you think!
I’m currently reading To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and its good but a lot to get through!
I’m so glad you are enjoying it! It’s huge!!
My no 7 is the Alchemist😑
such a fun tag!