It’s time for another tag! We love getting tagged, because who doesn’t like to talk about themselves? The lovely Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx tagged us to complete this wonderful tag, created by Jananie @ thisstoryaintover. Through this tag, you can get to know us through the iconic song lyrics of the one and only Ariana Grande. Yes, we know that at this point Thank U, Next, might be old news, but even though we are physically young and hip looking it’s sometimes hard to keep up with the proverbial bullet train of pop culture.
1. Name a book that you said “thank u, next” to, i.e. DNF’d (did not finish)
Malka: Well, as you know from our Debate It, I rarely officially DNF books. But I made an exception for Long Way Home by Katie McGarry. I’ve read multiple other Katie McGarry books, so I was expecting to enjoy it, but not too far in there were several plot points that had me fuming with anger, and so I DNFed it before my feelings escalated further.
Chana: I’ve only ever DNF’d one book. And the honor of that singular DNF goes to The Sisters of the Winter Wood.
You can answer the next three questions together OR separately with completely different books:
2. Name a book that taught you love (i.e. a book you loved)
Malka: THE KISS QUOTIENT! I took this question super literally and answered with a romance. It certainly taught me love, but I also loved it so very much. So it works in both directions.
Chana: A Lite Too Bright was absolutely fantastic and everyone should read it! It’s so brilliantly written and I loved the characters and the plot and if I could formulate coherent sentences, I would rant about it for days!
3.Name a book that taught you patience.
Malka: All the Light We Cannot See. It’s such a great book! I loved the beautiful writing so much! But what I also appreciated about this book was how complexly the story was woven together, something that you could only start to appreciate more than halfway through the book.
Chana: The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, it was so amazing (doing this tag is making me realize that I really really love a lot of books), but it was the kind of story that built on itself and didn’t give you all the details all at once, ultimately leading to a complex and awesome ending.
4. Name a book that taught you pain.
Malka: Orbiting Jupiter. That book is less than 200 pages and yet it still manages to be one of the most rip-your-heart-out-and-then-stomp-on-it-for-good-measure kind of books. I think it’s one of the very, very few books that made me shed a tear!
Chana: More Happy Than Not, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that an Adam Silvera book is ultra sad. But still. It was sad and heartbreaking, but I absolutely loved it.
5. Name a book that you loved at the time of reading but in hindsight you do not like as much anymore but which you still learned some other quality from.
Malka: The Maximum Ride series. I ADORED the first few books as a kid, and even though my enjoyment wore down at the tail end of the series, I still have fond memories of it. But do I think it’s quality literature anymore? Not really.
Chana: Hahaha, there are so many to choose from. Let’s just say most books that I read in my early teens? If I have to choose one in particular, I’d have to choose the Selection series. I *loved* it when I was younger. And then I was recently trying to reread it, and let’s just say I was less than impressed.
6. Name a book you’re currently talking to, i.e. have the hots for.
Malka: I’m interpreting this question to mean a book that I’m super excited to read. That book is definitely Wayward Son for me! September can’t come fast enough!
And just in case I was supposed to answer what I’m currently reading. That would be Prom-Wrecked, which I hope to review early next week.
Chana: A book that I just recently finished that I couldn’t get enough of was Where I End and You Begin. It was just SO GOOD. You guys are going to have to wait a little bit for the full review, but the way things are going right now, I’m considering having the whole review just be very enthusiastic screaming gifs.
7. Name the book that gon’ last – the book of you – the book that helped you love yourself a little bit more.
Malka: Fangirl. I know I talk about this book all the time, but I just love it so much! I related to Cath in unexpected ways while reading it, and that really helped me make sense of myself when I really needed the clarity. Plus, it’s a super fitting answer, because Fangirl has lasted as a favorite of mine for more than 5 years now!
Chana: I’m a lil’ bit confused with this question to be completely honest, but one book that I love and is super relatable is anything by Sarah Andersen aka Sarah’s Scribbles. Her comics are so cute and hilarious, and observational comedy is super relatable.
8. Tag someone do to the tag!
We tag the following lovely people!