Hi, a tag today! AND I was actually tagged by my buddy The Orangutan Librarian, who made it! So thanks friend! :”D It’s been a million years since I’ve been tagged in something. (HINT, PALS.)
- Tag back to the original creator Orang-utan Librarian
- Thank whoever tagged you
- Tag people and keep it going!
Honestly literally any animal character. I never seem to be the favorite with my pets. I want it to happen. Please! I JUST WANT MY CAT TO LOVE ME, OK.
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke – This is a childhood favorite of mine that I don’t think I’ve ever actually mentioned, or if I have, it hasn’t been for a long, long time. This is a magical realism-y fantasy set in the streets of Venice, following a boy and his brother and a mysterious leader of a gang of children who calls himself the Thief Lord. This is a middle grade novel, and it really makes me think of being twelve years old.
Black Butler by Yana Toboso – This manga series is a new favorite of mine: I picked it up right after the quarantine started and buzzed through all twenty eight volumes. Twenty nine is out now, and I own it, but honestly I really wanna…. reread the entire series again before I pick it up. That’s how much I love it, man. This series follows a young boy, who after the massacre of his family, sells his soul to a demon to get revenge. But man, it is so so so much more than that.
All my friends are dead. by Avery Monsen and Jory John – Really gave me a positive outlook on life, y’know.
Just kidding, I can’t come up with a good one for this. :p
In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park – Honestly I think about this book so much. I think I read it five years ago or something now. I really need to get myself a physical copy.
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess – Now, I totally get that you’re not supposed to like this book but man, I really hate this book.
This one was super hard, and honestly I don’t have perfect answer for it. A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan – the story is told through the main character’s narration. Like you read a travel journal of hers, more or less. Other than this and Fangirl, which Orangutan Librarian used, I haven’t read a book about an author. My goodness.
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins – It’s weird, but like in a best (and worst) way.
Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya – This story is about a huge family, but each person in it is lonely in their own way. When I was a teenager, I went into this for a fluff romance. What I got was so much more than that.
14 by Peter Clines – This is the book I took with me on my honeymoon to read during my down time. When I think of it, I think of Hawaii.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime by Fuse – This one definitely does, as the story overall is wholesome and cute, but the main character is a grade A creep, and it’s written to be funny instead of what it is: creepy.
The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson – It was exactly what I wanted exactly when I wanted it.
Forest Mage by Robin Hobb – I was all over the place with this book. I was mad at it and loved it and hated it and thought it was great.
If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio – I chose this one because the plot is literally all about shaking things up.
Graineliers by Rihito Takari – This one was such a neat read.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James – I was so pumped for this one, man. But it was definitely not a book for me.
Dragonball Z by Lois and Danny Gresh – When I first got into DBZ at nine years old, my parents bought me this book, which is a publication by a mom and her son about the series, made because they were huge fans of it. I remember reading this thing over and over to the point where the spine offered no resistance when you’d open it up. I probably still have it around here somewhere.
Nod by Adrian Barnes – This has an average rating of 3.38 on Goodreads, which is pretty not great. I thought it was really good though! Only caveat here is that it’s no secret that I like it. I like it!
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa – This series will always hold a special place in my heart. I grew up with it, and thinking about it makes me feel like a teenager again. ALSO it’s just… amazing. The twists, the characters, the setting, it’s grade A stuff, man.
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee – Obviously I had to pick a nonfiction for this question.
Magus of the Library by Mitsu Izumi – This manga is just so wonderful and fluffy and it’s about books! What more could you want, really
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine – I’ve literally lost count of how many times I read this as a teen. I should really read it again.