Friday 4 September 2020

The Animal Crossing Book Tag

Sure enough I have found myself caught up in the ISO phenomenon that is Animal Crossing. I'm definitely new to the game, but have watched my brother play it before the Switch release. Surprisingly, I've come to enjoy it quite a lot although my progress in the game is a lot slower than what I've seen from others. Anyways! I saw Jenna from Happy Indulgence complete the tag and had to jump on board. 

The Rules
  • Please link back to the original creator of the tag, Bookish Things and Tea
  • Answer the following Animal Crossing themed book questions
  • Feel free to use McKenzie's graphics (which I have), but please don't take credit for them 
  • Tag some friends to spread the love!

I've had Anne of Green Gables, both the novel and series (not the Netflix one), on my shelf for awhile now. I keep meaning to read it but have been avoiding it for some reason. The new Netflix adaption has definitely piqued my interest more so it's now moved up on my priority of books to read. 

Such a particular question to ask and honestly, not an easy one to answer but I'd have to go with World After, which is a bit of an older read but the second book to the Angel Fall series. To be fair I haven't actually read the ending to this series yet, but whilst the first book was okay, the second book grabbed my attention straight away and finally got me excited about the entirety of the series. 

It's hard not to go past the Shade of Magic series with this one, as V.E Scwab takes world-building to such an exciting and creative level. She introduces the notion of parallel worlds, London in this case, with a touch of magic, that makes the world's that much more fun to read about. 

I have and will continue to rave about After the Flood, a debut novel from Kassandra Montag that speaks volumes on climate change, the end of the world and what that may mean for us, whilst also exploring themes of sacrifice, loyalty, guilt and family ties. It's a thought-provoking and emotional read. I wrote a full review on it, which you can read here, to know more of what I thought about it. 

Is it too easy to say Harry Potter with this one? If I did have to choose another book then Scatterheart is my next choice. I read Scatterheart in year 7 and can't seem to forget how much I really liked it and what it aimed to deliver to readers. It's a gorgeous story of learning to be strong and finding yourself in the midst of trouble, whilst also having a rather heartwarming romance play out. Also, I appreciated that it was set during the colonisation of Australia, just to highlight Australia's history. 

If we're talking characters, then Neil Gaiman's American Gods is a standout for its eclectic group of gods that the story involves. They each have such different characteristics that jump out at you and remain memorable, especially Mr. Wednesday and the god who is represented as a baby gangster. 

This is such a controversial selection but Sarah J Maas' A Court of Mist and Fury, the whole series really, I could go without and did honestly. I never finished ACOMF because of the direction it was heading and how much it bothered me. Even now I wouldn't think to revisit it. I still like her A Throne of Glass series though so don't @ me just yet. 

Where do I even start with this? If we're talking Adult historical fiction, I will always recommend The Other Boleyn Girl because that was the first historical book that introduced me to the genre and made me fall in love with it. I do acknowledge it's dramatisation, based on a lot of speculation, but it made for a rather thrilling read. If we're looking more at YA historical fiction, if you could call it that, then there is The Book Thief, an absolutely beautiful read. 

I'm not sure I know enough bloggers who haven't done this to tag them, but please, if you're interested definitely go ahead and share with me! I would love to read your answers. 

Quick note: I wrote this post a few months back but for some reason never shared it!

1 comment :

  1. I can't believe I still haven't read The Book Thief! It's been on my shelf for aaaaages and the size and just how loved it is has scared me. I must admit, I know absolutely nothing about Animal Crossing, I'm a console girl but loved the recommendations Trace!