In less than 24 hours, it will be my birthday. 🎉🍰 Happy Tiffany Day! In honor of my 20th birthday, I thought it was appropriate to do the Birthday Book Tag which I found over on Sha’s blog, Moonlight Pages. Let’s begin!
Birthday Cake 🎂 A Book With A Plot That Seems Cliché But You Adore It Anyway.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Even though this book has the cringest title and cover, I still loved the cliche vampire romance in this series and its sequel series, Bloodlines. 🙈 I loved the whole idea of vampire guardians, and Rose Hathaway was such a bada**. It sucks that the movie couldn’t do the book justice, but VA and Bloodlines will always be favorites. Sydney Sage is such a role model. 👌
Party Guests 🥂 Your Most Anticipated Book Release This Year.
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas. This is such an easy question for me to answer. 😂 If you didn’t know, I read the Throne of Glass series earlier this year, and I absolutely fell in love with it. The characters were so easy to love, and the plot took off in such a unique and breathtaking way by the third book. I can’t wait to see how everything comes together in the final book! #MyHeartIsNotReady 💔
Birthday Presents 🎁 A Book That Surprised You with how Much You Loved It.
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han. I decided to reread this series after I heard of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie release, but I had low expectations because I didn’t particularly enjoy the first book when I first read it a few years ago. 💌 Surprisingly, I really liked the book the second time around, and its sequel blew me away. Check out my reviews for the first two books in the series: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.
The Happy Birthday Song 🎵 A Book That Certainly Deserved All The Hype It Got.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Even though I was gifted this book, it still took me a long time to finally pick it up. BUT! Once I started reading I was immediately blown away by the fantastic plotline and sophisticated world-building. 😱 Kaz Brekker is an absolute genius, and Leigh Bardugo’s mastermind writing deserves so much praise.
Happy Music 😊 A Book With Some Very Beautiful And Truly Memorable Quotes.
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan. This book was so beautifully written I could cry. 😭 The colorful description of emotions and the wonderful cultural representation of Taiwan made every scene touch my heart. As a Taiwanese American myself, I couldn’t be happier with this book!
Getting Older ✨ A Book That You Read A Long Time Ago, But You Think That You Would Appreciate It More If You Read It As A More Mature Reader.
This is a vague answer, but it’s definitely the required readings I had in High School English. ✏ Like most people, I didn’t particularly love reading Shakespeare and other classics. I thought they were very well written and meaningful, but I wasn’t the most enthusiastic to read them. If I read them now, I would probably have a better understanding and appreciation of the books, especially if I read them of my own volition.
Sweet Birthday Memories 💖 A Book That Kept You Incredibly Happy During A Sad Or Demanding Period Of Your Life.
Percy Jackson and The Olympians series by Rick Riordan. I grew up reading about Percy and Annabeth’s adventures, and the entire series holds a special place in my heart because it spurred my love for reading and kept me company when I started at a new school. ⚡ I knew that if Percy could survive dangerous missions and defeat the Titans, I could get through high school. (Art by Viria)
What is your most anticipated release this year? Do you have a favorite flavor of cake? Let me know in the comments! 💕