I’ve seen the Thank You, Next Tag on Jenna’s @ Bookmark Your Thoughts blog. The tag was originally created by thisstoryaintover, and it is inspired by Ariana Grande’s song “thank u, next”. Each of the prompts are inspired by the lyrics. If you haven’t heard the song you can still do the tag! (But the song is very good so you might want to check it out).
Name a book you said “thank u, next” to (a book you did not finish)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
I know this is surprising especially since I loved Pride and Prejudice so much and the characters’ relationship has everything that I usually love, but I just couldn’t finish it. It made me go into a long reading slump because I did NOT want to pick it up and for the sake of my reading challenge I decided to DNF this book. I still haven’t given up on this one yet and I will eventually pick it up again; just not now.
Name a book that taught you love (a book you loved)
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
This book is very much talked about in the book community, especially on Bookstagram so I was a little wary at first. I did not expect to love it as much as I did! Jude Duarte, the main character just spoke to me on a different level. She owns her fears, she’s not ashamed or afraid of being power-driven and she’s extremely brave. I love her! The plot was also well-thought and entertaining. I loved it so much!
Name a book that taught you patience
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #2)
I nearly did not finish this book because the pace was so so slow. I liked the beginning, and the ending was spectacular but the middle part was very boring. It almsot felt like the author just added words so the book wouldn’t finish too quickly. That is partially why I haven’t picked up the next book in the series.
Name a book that taught you pain
Where She Went by Gayle Forman (If I Stay #2)
I had to pause my reading of this book just because my heart was physically aching. It did not even deal with a difficult subject and I have never been through what Adam went through but Gayle Forman wrote the story so well that I became Adam and it just hurt so much. I absolutely adored this book and it ended so beautifully.
Name a book that you loved at the time of reading, but in hindsight, you don’t like as much, though you still learned something from it
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon/ Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
I have recently read a post by A Little Haze Book Blog about Everything, Everything, which addresses the issues of the book’s problematic ending. It was still a beautifully written book and a cute love story but the ending has so many issues. It’s exactly the same thing for Me Before You which was gripping and poignant, but I understand now the issues of that ending as well.
Name a book you are currently talking to (have the hots for)
The Princess and The Fangirl by Ashley Poston
My recent book crush is The Princess and The Fangirl. I did not expect to love it as much as I did. It spoke to me on such a deep level. I loved how the characters have a real and plausible character development, I love how the book paints fandoms in both a good and bad way and the way the author writes the cute f/f relationship and other lgbtg relationships in such a normal and pleasant way. It lives up to Geekerella!
Name the book that’s going to last (the book that helped you love yourself a little bit more)
Becoming by Michelle Obama
As a Black girl living in a predominantly white area and in College, Michelle Obama’s life can only be inspiring. I completely relate to her experiences, thoughts and feelings. This book helps validate my existence and my self a little more. She teaches me to be more assertive and proud of who I am. She is a great role model.
If you want to do the tag, here are the prompts:
- Name a book you said “thank u, next” to (a book you did not finish)
- Name a book that taught you love (a book you loved)
- Name a book that taught you patience
- Name a book that taught you pain
- Name a book that you loved at the time of reading, but in hindsight, you don’t like as much, though you still learned something from it
- Name a book you are currently talking to (have the hots for.)
- Name the book that going to last (the book that helped you love yourself a little bit more)
I TAG ( If you want to do it, of course)
And anyone who would like to do it! If you did the tag, feel free to leave your post in the comments so I can check it out and thank you for passing by! Let’s discuss!