Internationally, we’re battling against COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and as a result we have to batten down the hatches (not by buying an abundance of toilet paper, hand sanitiser, and whatever else. Be rational, come on now) and stay indoors and away from people that could potentially die from this scary situation.
In response to dear COVID, I’ve decided to make a Book Tag, because I love book tags!
Sooo… Let’s get to the questions!
1. QUARANTINED ALONE: What’s the biggest book on your TBR that could hold you through quarantine?
Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon would be my pick… it would also make a pretty great weapon if necessary! Back of hoarders, I have a brick!
2. QUARANTINED WITH FAMILY: What’s the biggest series on your TBR that could hold you through quarantine?
Okay, I’m going to talk about a series that isn’t really a series but rather a collection of spin-offs, and since I started reading them way back when they were first released, I have to keep going even though I’ve barely dented them, and every year I put it off, the pile only stacks higher.
Of course the series in question is Cassandra Clare’s shadowhunter series… talk about intimidating! I’m only at City of Heavenly Fire! I still have all the side stories to read through, plus Lady Midnight and everything that comes after that series. AHH!
3. YOU’RE A HOARDER, HARRY: If you could only pick one book to hoard like a crazy person, which book would it be?
It would have to be a Sarah J Maas book, because we have to accept that I’m obsessed. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas… I just love that book so much! It’s honestly her best one, in my opinion… but A Court of Wings and Ruin is a very, very, very close second.
4. WASH, SANITISE, REPEAT: Do you have a book on your shelf that always gets considered to be unhauled but somehow always remains?
Confessions of a High School Disaster by Emma Chastain. Honestly, it has less to do with the plot and more to do with the fact that it’s a diary. For some reason, I tend to shy away from diaries like they’re going to lash out and rip out my throat.
5. IN THESE DARK TIMES: Name a dystopian book/series that you’d like to be apart of instead of COVID-19.
Naturally my answer would be to opt out of all and any ‘end of the world’ sort of situation, but since that’s not answering the question properly, I’d have to pick The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. If there’s any series that’s pretty flipping cool, it’s a series that I can be a cyborg in. Just saying.
6. DOOMS DAY PREPPER: Excluding any books already mentioned, what are the top 5 books on your TBR at the moment?
- Crescent City by Sarah J Maas (currently reading)
- Aster and the Accidental Magic by Thom Pico and Karensac. (my dog’s name is Aster, this is a must-read!
- Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (a reread in anticpation of the prequel~!)
- The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
7. CLOSED BORDERS: Name a few great books from your country.
#loveozYA – Some great Australian reads!
- It Sounded Better in my Head by Nina Kenwood
- Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden
- Anything by Jay Kristoff or Amie Kaufman (they’re amazing)
- Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina
- Risk by Fleur Ferris
8. DREAMING OF FREEDOM: What story do you wish you could literally live in, in order to escape from COVID-19?
Oooooh, good question! Go me!
I want to say The Night Court, but since I’ve already used Sarah J Maas as an answer, I’ll pick something else. Something like… Akarnae by Lynette Noni. I just want to meet the whole team, especially before the end of the last book, I still haven’t recovered 😭 (She’s another phenomenal Aussie author, BTW.)
9. IT’S A BREAKOUT: What are a few upcoming books that have you considering breaking out of Quarantine?
- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (Expected in May)
- Deep Water by Sarah Epstein (Expected April)
- The Shadow Wand by Laurie Forest (Expected June)
- The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzi Lee (Expected August)
- Teen Titan’s: Beast Boy by Kami Garcia (Expected September)
10. GONE MAD: Close your eyes and pick two books at random from yourself. How would you mesh the two stories together?
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer and Stain by A.G. Howard.
Twilight is very brooding, and sparkling, and vampire-y. Very paranormal high school.
Stain isn’t a book I’ve read yet, but it’s a high-fantasy gothic fairytale retelling.
I don’t know how Bella would survive in a high-fantasy situation. I want to put Bella and Edward into the Stain universe, only because I haven’t read Stain, so I don’t really know what their characters are like. (I mean, I don’t really know what the world’s like either, but I’m going to assume that it’s fairy tale-esque with medieval appeal.
I’m going to assume that Edward would be portrayed as a bad guy — shocker. And that Bella would be an innocent damsel in distress, that’s trying her darn tooten hardest to show that she’s not. (She definitely is).