I have been completely under the weather for the last few days. Every time I breath out my right ear pops. It was mildly alarming at first but now just annoying. When I spotted this Sick Book Tag over at ZeZee with Books I had to do it. Lets see what books I come up with in my DayQuil haze, shall we?
Diabetes: a book too sweet, like really sweet.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Probably an unpopular opinion but I hated how much Scar loved her sister in this book. It was ridiculous. She didn’t have a mind of her own or opinions that didn’t revolve around her sister. She needed another driving force. Sisterly love didn’t cut it for me. It was DOA.
Chicken Pox: a book you picked up once but will never pick up again.
I am Legend by Richard Matheson
This is one of the few books that I will say that the movie was better than the book. I actually saw the movie first and hadn’t realized it was based on a book. Since I enjoyed the film when I learned it was based on a novel I was excited to read it. However, this is the first book I remember ever truly hating. Despised it. I nearly threw it away. Nearly. Ended up donating it to the local library instead.
Influenza: a contagious book that spreads like a virus.
50 Shades of Grey by E L James
This book is truly a disease. I have no idea how it became so popular. It is disgusting. Again, probably an unpopular opinion of mine. Really, a wealthy man controlling a woman mentally and sexually on his own whims? No thanks. Sexual and mental abuse isn’t high on my list of things to be entertained by unless you make it horror.
The Cycle: a book you read every month, year, or often.
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
I usually end up reading through this book once or twice a year. It is my “I’m depressed and feel like the weight of life is getting overwhelming” book. Our heroine, Queen Bitterblue, overcomes enormous odds to try to do the right thing for her people and country at great risk to herself. I love reading her determination and spirit. It always leaves me feeling better and stronger.
Insomnia: a book that kept you up all night.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
I’m sure that “kept up all night” was supposed to allude to horror but I can’t recall the last book that gave me nightmares. So, instead, I give you a book that kept me up all night because I absolutely could not put it down. I read through this 626 page beast in three days and immediately opened it back to the beginning to start again. I cannot get enough of these characters.
Asthma: a book that took your breath away.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Schwab’s world building was so absolutely wonderful in this book that it, metaphorically, took my breath away. I loved seeing how the different Londons were represented and noting their similarities and differences. It was a beautifully written story with engaging characters and a magical setting.
Malnutrition: a book that lacked food for thought.
Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
I really wanted to love this book but I couldn’t even finish it. The characters were bland and predictable, the story felt like a lost cause, and I quickly found myself not giving a crap. I hate predictable. It’s so boring.
Travel Sickness: a book that took you on a trip through time and space.
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
A magical Library that allows specialized Librarians to travels across time, space, and alternate realities to procure rare and valuable books to add to their collection? I’m so on board. Loved this book. However it’s sequel, The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman, did not capture that same magic.
And that’s that. Hope you enjoyed! I certainly hope to be feeling well enough soon to be able to type up my review of A Court of Mist and Fury with some allusion to intelligence. If you have the sniffles and want to do this tag, please be my guest!