Book Tag! A Few of My Favorite Things

It’s time for another book tag post! I have half a dozen of these bookmarked, so I just picked a random one. Let’s see how it goes! The rules for this one seem pretty straightforward, answer the question, etc., etc. Thanks to AdamBWriter for sharing! (The earliest rendition of this tag that I could find).

A book you’ve read more than once: All Systems Red by Martha Wells

What can I say? I love MurderBot. Truth be told, while I’ve read the whole series more than once – I’ve listened to them all at least a dozen times. I tend to let the audiobooks play on look while I’m doing my chores or feeling stressed out. So yeah, they get listened to a lot!

Gideon the Ninth (The Ninth House #1) by Tamsyn Muir

A book you would take on a desert island: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Gideon the Ninth would be the perfect companion on a desert island. Not only am I fascinated by the world and characters, but it has hidden elements of the internet thrown into the mix (memes references). Finding them all would be a good way of passing the time if nothing else.

A book that made you cry: Saga Vol. 9

Okay, so really, any volume in the series probably made me cry because it’s Saga. But I remember Volume 9, in particular, really messed me up. If you’ve read it, you know why.

A book that scared you: Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes

Dead Silence got under my skin. It’s one of my favorite horror novels of all time, and I highly recommend it to anyone – especially if you like horror mixed with sci-fi.

A book that made you laugh out loud: Crowded Volume 3

Most recently, that award would have to go to Crowded Volume 3. That had me crying and laughing on more than one occasion. Let me tell you – I really needed that! Actually…I should go back and read the whole series again. It would be good for me.

A book that disgusted you: The Poison Season by Mara Rutherford

To be clear – disgust doesn’t mean dislike. I’m taking this prompt very literally because there were elements that upset me. The Poison Season had a lot of animal death and upsetting scenes, so I think it fits the prompt well enough.

A book you loved in preschool: Something something, frog prince?

Oh gosh. I had one I adored, but now I can’t seem to remember it! I know it involved a frog prince, but it turns out that there are about a million of those now…so I stand no chance of figuring out which one it is. I’ll have to ask my parents.

A book you loved in elementary school: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

I read The Hobbit, followed immediately by the LOTR trilogy, in elementary school, and I was so in love with them. It was pretty much my introduction to fantasy worlds, and there was no going back after that.

A book you loved in middle school: Redwall by Brian Jacques

Yes, I know Redwall is a series, not a novel, but I read every one of these that I could get my hand on. I think I binged them mostly through middle school, but I’m not 100% on that. Either way, I adored this series.

A book you loved in high school: Dragonlance Series

Once again, I know this is a series, not a single book. But I have a tendency of binging my way through series, especially when I was younger. I got hooked on the Dragonlance books sometime in high school.

A book you hated in high school: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Sorry, I know it’s a classic, but I hated reading Death of a Salesman. It isn’t entirely the book’s fault – I was fed up with how many times I had to read it. Why did it repeat so often on my required reading lists?!

A book you loved in college: Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews

Sigh. I know. This is a SERIES, not a single book. But I have a horrible memory, and it’s easy to remember what series I read during a chunk of my life. I got hooked on the Kate Daniels series sometime during college, and it has been one of my favorite series ever since.

A book that challenged your identity:

I can’t point to any one book for this one. For one thing, it is deeply personal. For another, I believe that several books challenge my identity, helping me form myself as I am today.

Cast in Deception (Chronicles of Elantra #13) by Michelle Sagara

A series that you love: Chronicles of Elantra by Michelle Sagara

I have a lot of favorite series. Like, a lot. I’ve already mentioned a few of them above, but I will be good and not repeat them here. That would be cheating. Instead, I’m going to say the Chronicles of Elantra series. This is a fantasy series with epic worldbuilding and is currently seventeen (plus spin-off novels) books strong.

Your favorite horror book: Lute by Jennifer Marie Thorne

Of course, I went and mentioned one of my favorites above, so I had to spend a few minutes thinking of another favorite horror novel. I recently read Lute, a novella by Jennifer Marie Thorn, and man, this one hits HARD. It has similar vibes to The Lottery for those interested.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Your favorite science fiction book: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Okay, choosing a favorite science fiction novel is next to impossible for me. So instead, I just listed the first one that came to mind (that I adore, obviously). This whole series slaps, though it does have its ups and downs (emotional roller coaster).

Your favorite fantasy book: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

I’ve already listed like, five of my favorite fantasy novels/series up above. This time I will mention one of my favorite standalone fantasy novels, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. This novel moved me.

Your favorite mystery: One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

So, this may be an old pick, but it’s one of the first mysteries I ever read. Therefore, One for the Money will always hold a special place in my heart.

Your favorite biography: I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jeannette McCurdy

Admittedly I haven’t read that many biographies – I’m working on changing that, I promise. But I recently read I’m Glad My Mom Died and loved it. Jeannette’s story is so real and so painful, and I’m proud of her for sharing it.

Your favorite classic: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite classics of all time. The novel is excellent, and surprisingly the movie (the one I’ve seen – I don’t know if there’s more than one) was a pretty good adaptation. Always satisfying when that happens.

Your favorite romance book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Easy! Pride and Prejudice. I’ve read this book a million times and still haven’t gotten sick of it. It’s absolutely my favorite romance novel of all time.

Your favorite book not on this list: Captain Marvel Volume 1: In Pursuit of Flight

So, I’m admittedly a huge fan of all things Captain Marvel. I could probably say that every graphic novel of hers is one of my favorites – and it would be true. But I think Captain Marvel Volume 1: In Pursuit of Flight is one of my all-time favorites.

What book are you currently reading: Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor

Full disclosure – this is what I’m reading at the time of writing this. It probably won’t be what I’m reading by the time this posts. I’m hoping to finish it tonight, maybe tomorrow night. So far, it’s been a pretty solid read.

What book have you been meaning to read: Babel by R.F. Kuang

I picked up Babel in December (I think), and have had it on the top of my TBR stack since then. Yet somehow, it hasn’t gotten read. Here’s hoping I can remedy that in the next week or so.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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1 Response to Book Tag! A Few of My Favorite Things

  1. Nancy says:

    I don’t do many tags anymore because sometimes the categories are very odd, but in this tag I thought up books immediately for each category! I might do this one in the future…


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