Tomorrow is my birthday!
Tomorrow I’m turning 31… Which is wild because considering all of 30 was one big blur of chaos. Here’s hoping 31 is way better than 30. Although I’d much rather just get a do-over on the last year 😅
I found this tag on Elain’s blog Elain Howlin.
1. BIRTHDAY CAKE – a book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore it anyway
Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Honestly tropes are tropes for a reason – because they’re popular and well loved. I know they have a bad rep, but there aren’t exactly any new ideas left. Wicked is the perfect example of a trope-tastic paranormal romance – enemies to lovers, chosen one, secret identity, alpha male, etc. And I loved ever cheesy second.
2. PARTY GUESTS – your most anticipated book release this year
Oh man this was SO hard to narrow down. I had 6 books to choose between (I’ve already read ACOSF so that’s off the list). But I decided to go with –
Neon Gods (Dark Olympus #1) by Katee Robert
I’m ready for the Hades and Persephone romance of my dreams. And I trust no one more than Katee Robert. Getting this in my hands will make my entire summer.
3. BIRTHDAY PRESENTS – a book that surprised you with how much you loved it
Fable by Adrienne Young
I very nearly didn’t read this book. I’m not big on the whole pirate thing and I assumed this just wouldn’t be for me. But I absolutely adored this sea based fantasy. And I can’t wait to pick up the sequel!
4. THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG – a book that certainly deserved all the hype it got
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
If you’ve been her for a minute you’ve listened to me rave about this book plenty. But this stunning book deserves every ounce of hype. It’s easily one of the most beautifully written books I’ve read.
5. HAPPY MUSIC – a book with some very beautiful and truly memorable quote
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
This book has some of my all time favorite quotes. One of them is –
“Girls hunger. And we’re taught, from the moment our brains can take it, that there isn’t enough food for us all.”
6. 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
I’m going to cheat a little for this prompt…
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
I “read” this in high school for an AP English course but apparently I never quite finished. I reread this a couple years back and enjoyed it much more than I did the first time around. And actually read all the way to the end 😅
7. SWEET BIRTHDAY MEMORIES – a book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life
Beach Read by Emily Henry
I read this in April of 2020 when quarantine was still new. And this brought me so much comfort and joy (and some tears). It was exactly what I needed at the time – which part of the reason I loved it so much.