I spotted this tag over at Bionic Book Worm and since the first day of spring just went zipping by in a flurry of snow, I thought it would be a great tag to do. Of course I say this as I watch a foot of snow melt outside. To say the least, I am dreaming of warmer weather!
THE STRUGGLE OF GETTING STARTED: A BOOK OR SERIES YOU STRUGGLE TO BEGIN BECAUSE OF ITS SIZE
The Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson. Each of these book is between 500-600 pages and the series isn’t even complete yet. I tried starting the first book and it is just such an intimidating series. I’m not sure I have the attention span for it, even if it is fantastic.
CLEANING OUT THE CLOSET: A BOOK OR SERIES YOU WANT TO UNHAUL
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss. Look, I’m sure this is fantastic. Really, I am, but as I mentioned my attention span fits in a teaspoon and this book comes in just shy of 700 pages and Rothfuss doesn’t exactly publish new books on a regular basis and I don’t like to be left flapping in the wind. This book is going to go.
OPENING WINDOWS AND LETTING FRESH AIR IN: A BOOK THAT WAS REFRESHING
Invictus by Ryan Graudin. For me this book was so interesting and refreshing. Most everything I read is part of a trilogy or series and this is a standalone so everything was wrapped up in this one book. It was an amazing adventure and felt so different from other things I’d been reading. Love it!
WASHING OUT THE SHEETS: A BOOK WITH A SCENE YOU WISH YOU COULD REWRITE
One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2) by Kendare Blake. There is a scene in this book where an innocent animal gets hurt and it makes me so mad and it was not necessary. The book would have continued on just fine without that scene. I’m having trouble finishing this thing because of that part.
THROWING OUT UNNECESSARY KNICKNACKS: A BOOK IN A SERIES YOU DIDN’T THINK WAS NECESSARY
Roses of May (The Collector #2) by Dot Hutchison. The first book in this series, The Butterfly Garden, was such an amazing book. I adored it but everything having to do with its plot was tied up by the end. This second book in the series feels like it is trying to piggy back on the success of the first while have practically nothing to do with it. It just doesn’t fit and takes away from how wonderful The Butterfly Garden was.
POLISHING DOORKNOBS: A BOOK THAT HAD A CLEAN FINISH
I don’t think I have ever read a book with what I would call a clean finish. Sure, I’ve read a few where all of the major plot lines are tidied up by the end but I am always left wondering what the characters would be up to afterword. For instance, Take Invictus which I mentioned above. The plot was tied up nicely at the end but I still think about the characters, what would be going on in their lives etc.
REACHING TO DUST THE FAN: A BOOK THAT TRIED TOO HARD TO RELAY A CERTAIN MESSAGE
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Guys, I know this book is massively popular and this is an unpopular opinion…but that isn’t going to stop me. Kaz was the most annoying special little character I have ever encountered. Supposed to be a bad ass with a complicated past and a compromised moral compass. So, you know, lets bring it up every single page. Multiple times a page. I hated Kaz. I hated every character in this book because they were all just so super special and it had to be pointed out at every opportunity.
THE TIRING YET SATISFYING FINISH OF SPRING CLEANING: A BOOK SERIES THAT WAS TIRING BUT SATISFYING TO GET THROUGH
Honestly, I don’t end up finishing many series. If I get bored with them or my tastes change I just throw in the towel. Doesn’t bother me. So, if I find a series is becoming tiring I just don’t finish it so I can’t exactly say that I have an answer to this question.
That is it for The Spring Cleaning Book Tag. I hope you enjoyed it and, please, feel free to tag yourselves if you want to do this!