The Grinch Book Tag

This tag was originally created by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes!


1. Half of the lights on the Christmas tree are burnt out : Name a book/series/character that started out good but then went downhill

I’m just going to start off with a bang. This is going to go be extremely unpopular but I’m choosing Dorian. I LOVED Dorian throughout most of the Throne of Glass series but he was hands down my least favorite part of Kingdom of Ash. I don’t want to be spoiler-y so I’m going to leave this vague. But I thought most of Dorian’s choices and actions were horrible and he doesn’t deserve Manon.

2. Annoying Great Aunt Sally who will not leave you alone : Name a book that you didn’t enjoy, but everyone else seems to love so it never goes away

Vicious by V.E. Schwab. This has been everywhere recently with the release of Vengeful and I thought is was kinda boring. I just don’t get the hype…

3. Your pets keep knocking over the Christmas decoration : Name a character that kept messing things up for everyone else (can’t pick a villain!)

Literally every single character in Neverworld Wake. This is one of my least favorite books of the year (spoiler alert) and every character in here kept making obnoxious choices that made everything more difficult for everyone around them.

4. You hear your parents putting out the presents and learn Santa isn’t real: Name a book you were spoiled for

I’ve actually never been spoiled for a book when I desperately didn’t want to be. I guess technically I was spoiled for the ACOTAR series but I didn’t read it until February of this year so it was to be expected.

5. It’s freezing outside: Name a main character you just couldn’t connect with

Everyone in A Darker Shade of Magic. I DNF’d this with only about 100 pages left because I just didn’t care. I thought Lila Bard was a caracture of a strong female lead – so badass, so independent, so not like other girls. *gag*

6. Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ and it’s giving you anti-romantic feelings : Name a couple you couldn’t stand

Alina and Mal from the Grisha Trilogy.

7. That scratchy homemade wool sweater you got for Christmas years ago but won’t get rid of : show some books that have been sitting on your shelves for a while, and you aren’t motivated to read, but you don’t have the heart to get rid of

I’m trying to be more ruthless with my unhauls because I get overwhelmed and stressed seeing so many unread books on my shelves. Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, An Unseen World by Liz Moore, and The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt are 3 that come to mind though.

8. Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer: Name a character death you still are mad about (warn people for spoilers! You can also use TV or movie deaths)



I will literally never recover from what the Thirteen did. I am forever broken.

9. The malls are overly crowded with holiday shoppers: Name a series that has too many books in it/went on too long

I don’t actually have anything for this. I’m pretty picky about what series I pick up because I’m paranoid about getting iced like Game of Thrones fans. So I usually won’t pick up a series until the entire thing is released or announced. So I know how many books there are/will be before I even start.

10. The Grinch : Name a main character you HATE (No villians again!)

Everyone in A Great and Terrible Beauty. This is one of my least favorite books I’ve ever read and everyone in here was awful.

If you haven’t done this yet, consider yourself tagged!!


2 thoughts on “The Grinch Book Tag

  1. Great TAG article!!! I am kind of happy to see you didn’t really liked the VE Schwab books hahaha. I never really dare say out loud how disappointed I was with a Darker shade of magic because that’s the same as me telling I hated the Cruel prince… both unpopular opinions that don’t take well in the community, LOL. I haven’t read Vicious yet but I’m curious about it. But VE Schwab is such a hit or miss author for me that I’m kind of skittish to read this one. I did really like This Savage Song for example.

    And omg yes that what the Thirteen did was indeed so devastating. I’ll never recover from it either. Or from Gavriel’s death because that really broke me as well – I cried so hard 😦 I wished soooo much for him to get more time with Aedion. If there’d be one of the Cadre who deserved happiness it was him, the best of them all as they themselves called him – ugh, can I shed any more tears over him still? YEP…

    A really fun tag haha. It’s great to rant about the books/characters, etc. that you didn’t like!


    • I’m glad I’m not the only one!! Vicious was okay but it felt over hyped to me. Maybe it was just because I heard so much raving about it my expectations were too high. I DID like City of Ghosts though! If you’re on the hunt for a new Schwab book to try.

      And same! Him and Fenrys deserved the damn world! 😭

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