Three Bookish Things

This is a tag I did years ago (!!), and I thought it was a fun one to do again.

THREE READ ONCE AND LOVED AUTHORS:

N.K. Jemisin

I have read one book from N.K. Jemisin and I can already confidently say that she is an author I love. The Fifth Season was the best book I read in 2020 and I am hoping to get through a good chunk of her backlist this year. Though it is already May…

Fonda Lee

I knew I would enjoy Jade City, but I was not prepared for how much I would love it! Fonda Lee has this powerful way of weaving a story and creating a world. She is also not afraid to catch the reader completely off guard. I already own the sequel and plan to read it soon!

Morgan Rogers

Honey Girl is Morgan Rogers’ debut, so of course I have read only one book by her! That said, I had to include her because it was her writing that made me appreciate Honey Girl so much. It is so hard to believe that this beautiful book is a debut. I annotated so many lines!

THREE TITLES I’VE WATCHED BUT HAVEN’T READ:

The Queen’s Gambit

The Queen’s Gambit was one of the best shows that I watched in 2020, and I keep meaning to give the book a chance. I haven’t heard many people talk about it though, so if you have read it I would love to hear how it compares to the TV series!

Nomadland

I watched Nomadland the night of the Oscars because I was hearing that it would most likely win Best Picture, which it did. I thought that it was a really interesting movie- I have never seen anything quite like it. I hadn’t realized going in that it was based on a nonfiction book by the same name!

Princess Diaries

I feel like I am one of the only people who never read The Princess Diaries, despite adoring the movie. I have never actually read anything by Meg Cabot!

THREE CHARACTERS YOU LOVE:

Eve Brown from Act Your Age, Eve Brown

I adore all of the Brown sisters, but it is Eve who I felt the strongest connection with!

Bree from Legendborn

I appreciated how authentic Bree felt as a character.

Murderbot

Murderbot is the most relatable robot out there!

THREE SERIES MARATHONED:

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The Themis Files

Yeah….. I am terrible at series and I even wrote a post recently where I called myself out on this! I honestly haven’t marathoned a series in such a long time…

THREE UNPOPULAR BOOKISH OPINIONS:

I cannot get into fae stories, with A Dark and Hollow Star being the only expection. I have tried so many and that is the only one that has ever worked for me! I don’t know what it is about fae that I just don’t connect with.

Sometimes if a book is so hyped it turns me off from wanting to read it. That is definitely a me problem! For example, I think I could really love some of Brandon Sanderson’s series, but his work is just so hyped that I feel like it cannot possibly live up to it!

I want to love fantasy romance because I love both genres separately, but I just cannot get into them!

THREE CURRENT FAVOURITE BOOK COVERS:

Do I even need to explain! I have recently fallen in love with the covers for Pride and Premeditation, Fat Chance Charlie Vega, and May the Best Man Win.

THREE BOOKISH GOALS FOR THE YEAR:

  • To read more translated fiction
  • To read at least one book over 500+ pages every month
  • To read at least on nonfiction title every month

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18 thoughts on “Three Bookish Things

  1. Ooh fun tag! It’s always interesting to look back at tags or questions you’ve answered previously and see how things may have changed or stayed the same over time.

      1. Are you the creator? Just so I can tag you when I do it!

  2. Oh my, Kristin, you feel kind of discouraged to read overly hyped book, too? So do I! I have this tendency to distance myself away from books everybody adores and raved about. I don’t normally go to so-called ‘New York Times bestseller…’ 🤣 But I recently read Dial A for Aunties. I didn’t like it as much but it did make me laugh out loud many times!

  3. I adore The Queen’s Gambit and I read the book after watching the show. I think the adaptation is very faithful, there are some changes, but nothing big. I prefer the show in this case, the book is very good but the show is incredible.

  4. I do the same sometimes: If something (book or other things) is really hyped, I’ll go the other way and avoid it. I have no idea why I do that, lol!

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