Today is Valentine’s Day, and while other people are getting mushy-gushy by talking about books they love or listing the reasons why they love books or their favorite ships in books, I shall stand out by talking about thriller and horror books I’ve fallen in love with, and you really must read immediately.
Because I like to think of myself as a lover and expert of the genre, I thought the best way to express that love was to recommend some books. This is my Valentine’s Day, people
I mean, we bookworms tend to scoff and roll our eyes at book tropes because it makes books boring and unoriginal, but at the same time, a great and original book can utilize a trope so well that we rethink all our life decisions.
So, I decided I’d talk about some popular tropes in YA novels and whether I like or dislike them, inspired by Cait @ Paper Fury’s post asking if book tropes are always bad! Complete with loads and loads of gifs because I can.
For instance, I’ll walk into a bookstore planning to buy these extremely specific books, and end up walking out with five books I wasn’t even interested in when I walked in. What a talent!!!
Sometimes, being indecisive can also mean that I change my mind about books often.
Maybe I rated a book a bit higher because the hype swept me up. Maybe I’ve had more time to think about it, and my opinion has gone up or down. Maybe the first thing that comes to mind when I see a star rating of a book I’ve read is “What the actual heck was I thinking?”
Today, I thought it’d be fun to look back at some books I’ve read over the years that I have different opinions on!
What is better than looking back and realizing you’ve made objectively terrible decisions?
When I was a small bookworm creature, I had some pretty terrible taste.
(Okay, that may be a bit harsh. But still.)
Since then, I’ve become a teenage bookworm creature, and my tastes have changed. Things I used to like I hate and things I didn’t like when I was younger are some of new favorites. It’s all topsy-turvy now!!!
So, I thought I’d take the opportunity to explore some of the things I liked in my youth that I hate now, then talk about the upside – some things I used to hate reading about or never dreamed I would, and now I do!
I love Netflix. I love books. What better way to combine the two than with a tag?
I went on a pretty long reading hiatus last year, and in that time, I consumed a lot of TV shows. Like, a lot. I haven’t gotten the opportunity to talk about them in full, so I thought it’d be fun to do the Netflix & Books tag so I could get the opportunity to talk about some great books and great shows!
Also, keep in mind that some of these answers might have changed since I wrote this (late December), but WHO CARES, really?
(I hope your to-watch list grows after reading this, since that’s my goal.)