Hello, earthlings! This month has been pretty up and down, so I’m ready for something easy and structured like a book tag! I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I saw The Orangutan Librarian do this book tag ,and it looked fun, so I wanted to try my hand at it as well.
The rules to prevent anarchy:
- Answer honestly, there are no wrong answers
- To make it just a little harder, you can’t mention the same book twice
- Have FUN!
- Tag Sofii if you decide to do it, She would love to see your answers
- Tag at least 5 people
The Perfect Genre
pick a book that perfectly represents its genre
Is anyone surprised that I’m choosing the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas? Despite the fact that the series is over, I will not stop fangirling about this series. I love fantasy, and this series embodies everything I love about the genre and much more. It has magic, paranormal creatures, shifters, dragons (wyverns, technically, but they’re close enough), and just the right amount of politics. It’s enough to remind you that war is complicated and not everything can be solved with magic, but not too much that is overbearing and boring. Plus, the main character is a badass assassin! What more could I ask of a fantasy series?
The Perfect Setting
pick a book that takes place in a perfect place
I’m interpreting this prompt as saying “which literary world would you want to live in,” and for that I respond in the world of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I don’t think I’d survive in any of the fantasy or dystopian worlds that I love to read about, so I’m going to stick with present-day Earth.
Plus, everyone is nice and has a fashion sense (which honestly I could use a little help on), so basically I want to live in a better-version of my life where everything is cute and fluffy.
The Perfect Main Character
pick the perfect main character
Tyler Jones from Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman is the epitome of a perfect protagonist. He’s a good leader, gets straight A’s, loves to help people, makes great motivational speeches, and has a charming smile. If that doesn’t strike you as a stereotypical hero, I don’t know what does. All he’s missing is a cape.
Honestly, all of the characters this series follows is perfect in their own way. They’re all so different but work so well together, like a well-oiled machine.
The Perfect Best Friend
loyal and supportive, pick a character that you think is the best friend ever
Iko from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, is the first character that comes to mind when I think of the perfect literary best friend. She’s so supportive of Cinder and the crew and brings in humor when needed. She’s a badass and won’t hesitate to call you out on your b.s., but she’s also super kind and fiercely loyal.
I’m so happy she has her own series now called Wires and Nerve! Not only do we get to see a glimpse of the Lunar world after the events in Winter, we also get to see more of our favorite sassy android in graphic novel form!
The Perfect Love Interest
pick a character you think would be an amazing romantic partner
I think every person who read A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas wanted Rhysand to be their boyfriend for at least a quick second. You know… because of his wingspan 👀 JK! I found how he treated Feyre as his equal and supported her without suffocating her as super attractive qualities.
I often skim through my favorite books whenever I don’t feel like actually reading a book, and A Court of Mist and Fury (the second book where Rhysand makes more of an appearance) is one of my favorites to pick up.
The Perfect Villain
pick a character with the most sinister mind
The first person who comes to mind when someone says “sinister” is Keris Veturia a.k.a. the Commandant from An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. That woman is terrifying, even on paper. She’s not even real. The idea of her is rather scary. Maybe it’s because it appears that she has no humanity left in her. Maybe it’s because she hates her own son because of the love he gets from his grandfather (her father) that she doesn’t get. Maybe it’s the way that she seems to know everything and anything and seems like she can read your mind. Whatever it is, I would avoid her at all costs if she existed in real life.
The Perfect Family
pick a perfect bookish family
I know I shouldn’t use the same book twice, but I think the familial relationships in the Covey family from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han is so sweet. They clearly care for each other, but they love to banter.
I think they way that they so easily talk to each other and be there for each other when times get rough while also pushing each other to be the best person that they can be. I also love how Lara Jean and her younger sister has movie nights, which I think is sweet.
The Perfect Animal or Pet
pick a pet or fantastic animal that you need to see on a book
I love any fantastical animals. Dragons, unicorns, griffins, pegasuses, you name it. If they’re friendly, I’ll like them. I also really love dogs. And cats. I wish we could see more dogs and cats being their furry, cute selves in books.
The Perfect Plot Twist
pick a book with the best plot twist
Well, if I tell you then it wouldn’t be a twist, would it? I’d say anything written by Sabaa Tahir is bound to give your head a spin 😉
The Perfect Trope
pick that trope you would add to your own book without thinking
I would probably do the trope where someone the protagonist cares about (ei. a family member or a friend) disappears and it’s their job to find them. I don’t always agree with the trope, but it’s an easy way to give the protagonist a mission. Plus, it’s kind of fun putting the clues together to see where they disappeared off to and why.
The Perfect Cover
pick that cover that you would easily put in your own book
I haven’t read Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston yet, but I absolutely adore the cover! Even if I hadn’t heard great things about the story, I’d still pick it up just because the cover is so eye-catching! It’s cute yet simplistic, giving enough away to give the reader an idea of what the story is going to be about but not too much. The cover is straight to the point, and I like how the characters are interacting with the title of the book. If I were to ever write a book that was going to be published, this is the kind of cover I’d want.
The Perfect Ending
pick a book that has the perfect ending
Obsidio from The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff was probably the best ending to a huge series that I’ve read relatively recently. It’s only three books, but it feels like so much happened in those stories. I love how the authors brought together all the characters towards the end. I don’t want to say much more than that but just know that if you haven’t already picked up The Illuminae Files, you are missing out, my friend. I’m kind of sad that the series is over, but I’m glad of how they decided to wrap up the intense story.
If you want to give this tag a shot, consider yourself tagged!
Clean Template (for your copying and pasting convenience)
The Perfect Genre – pick a book that perfectly represents its genre
The Perfect Setting – pick a book that takes place in a perfect place
The Perfect Main Character – pick the perfect main character
The Perfect Best Friend – loyal and supportive, pick a character that you think is the best friend ever
The Perfect Love Interest – pick a character you think would be an amazing romantic partner
The Perfect Villain – pick a character with the most sinister mind
The Perfect Family – pick a perfect bookish family
The Perfect Animal or Pet – pick a pet or fantastic animal that you need to see on a book
The Perfect Plot Twist – pick a book with the best plot twist
The Perfect Trope – pick that trope you would add to your own book without thinking
The Perfect Cover – pick that cover that you would easily put in your own book
The Perfect Ending – pick a book that has the perfect ending
Until next time….