Thank U, Next Book Tag

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.

Divider Smaller White Space

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.

Long Way Home

Chana: I’ve only ever DNF’d one book. And the honor of that singular DNF goes to The Sisters of the Winter Wood.

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.

The Kiss Quotient

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!

A Light Too Bright

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.

All the Light We Cannot See

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.

The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

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!

Orbiting Jupiter

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.

More Happy Than Not

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.

The Angel Experiment

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.

The Selection

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!

Wayward Son

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.

Where I End and You Begin

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.

Adulthood is a Myth

8. Tag someone do to the tag!

We tag the following lovely people!

  Dini @ Dinipandareads 

Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books 

 Amy @ Bookish Heights 

Divider Smaller White Space

What book taught you pain? Do you like Ariana Grande? If so what’s your favorite song?

(Chana’s is No Tear’s Left to Cry. Malka was forced to listen to that song on repeat every day last summer and now she can’t stand it. )


9 thoughts on “Thank U, Next Book Tag

  1. Ahh what a fun post, I loved your answers 🙂 I can’t wait to read The Kiss Quotient, it sounds like such an incredible read. And AGREE on More Happy Than Not, this book BROKE me. I still loved it a lot though hahaha 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. YAY! Such great answers! ❤️ I LOVE Fangirl and Rainbow Rowell and can fangirl all over her books whenever!! I didn’t realize Carry On had a sequel so that’s really neat. And I loved the short chapters in All the Light We Cannot See. It made the book such a swift read.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. YES! Rainbow Rowell is amazing! That’s why I’m so excited for Wayward Son! I honestly don’t remember the chapter length of All the Light We Cannot See because it’s been so long since I read it! But short chapters really are great! With the Fire on High had super short chapters as well and I loved it!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s