I’m in a big pop music fan as my music tastes tend to be a bit different from the general public’s preferences. But there are a few Selena Gomez songs that I have on my playlist that I actually enjoy. I was tagged by Joy @ohsrslybooks to do this fun tag featuring songs sung by this amazing singer.
- Thank the person who tagged you and leave a link to their blog.
- Mention the creator of the tag: Nehal @ Books and Words
- Answer the prompts.
- Tag at least 5 people.
- Just have fun!
Love You Like a Love Song: A romance novel that is cliché but you still love it
Thoughtless series by S.C. Stephens
Thoughtless is probably the first new adult romance book that I’ve read, and until now, I still really love it. While it may tackle relationship cheating on the first book, and the entire series is one very big cliche featuring a hot and up-in-coming musician falling in love with a timid bookworm, my attachment to this series will know no bounds.
Rare: A book with a female protagonist unlike any other
Kestrel Trajan from The Winner’s trilogy
Even though a strong female protagonist is highly popular in books, especially those fearless, warrior types, I always did prefer seeing main female leads who use the power of their brains and intellect than yielding a weapon. I immediately fell in love with Kestrel from the start because she knows her strength have always been her intellect over vast political and military strategies, that she knows she’s awful at any form of weaponry or be useless in a fight, and she doesn’t shy away from her feminine side while doing everything.
Look at her now: A character who suffered a lot (physically/mentally) but eventually recovered and is now at the better end of life
Kaladin Stormblessed from The Stormlight Archives
If there is one character who I could easily think of that has definitely suffered a lot physically, emotionally, and mentally, it’s Kaladin Stormblessed. While his constant battle with his mental health is still a work in progress in the series, I do believe he’s in a much better place now than he was in the start of The Way of Kings.
Wolves: A book that got you out of a reading slump
The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
My reading slump strikes at various times and occasions, and it’s a very flighty thing, so I can’t exactly remember any books that helped me get rid of that slump. Romance is almost always the genre I often go to when I’m in a reading slump, because I always need something easy and light in between my heavier reading selections. The entire Duke Meets Girl series by Tessa Dare helped me with my reading slump and got me a in a huge romance mood that lasted for months. It was also my introduction to steamy historical romance novels that I’m now fond of.
It ain’t me: A character you used to like but not anymore
Clary Fairchild from The Mortal Instruments
I’ve first read The Mortal instruments when I was 14 years old, so I wouldn’t say that I’ve been a worldly reader already that time. But times have changed drastically, and Clary Fairchild – while she had redeeming qualities that I still admire until now – is never going to make my “favorite characters” list any longer.
Feel me: A character you can’t bear to see with anyone else but you
Chen Kitay from The Poppy War trilogy
I’m not the type to feel utterly possessive of a certain character, since I love to gush book characters I love to anyone who loves them just as much as I do. I couldn’t really think of a particular character I feel selfish towards, so instead I’ll go with a character I can talk endlessly about with fellow fans – Chen Kitay. I’m currently a dedicated member of the “Protect Kitay” Club.
Same Old Love: A book with an unoriginal and unrealistic romance
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
This is a wildly popular and well-loved romance novel, but sadly, it didn’t work out for me and I’m always going to be one of the few in the minority. Not only did this book featured my least favorite romance trope, the dynamics and interactions between the two main characters was not something I was totally a fan of, and it just left me in frustrated state.
The heart wants what it wants: A book you regret finishing because you miss reading it a lot
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
I don’t gravitate towards middle grade books, but when I read The House in the Cerulean Sea, it was an unexpected but warming book that came my way. I devoured the entire thing in two days, and I’m always itching to reread it over and over again, especially my favorite scenes because I miss it. I even miss the magic it gave during my first read.
Back to you: A book you read again and again even though you have other books on your TBR pile
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
I couldn’t remember the number of times I’ve already reread this trilogy for years. It’s still one of my most favorites to date, and a very warm and comfort read, especially during times when I’m not doing okay or I’ve been in the mood to reread my favorite books when I’m on a reading slump. My physical copies of these books are so worn out and loved despite the years, and I could quote scenes and sayings perfectly. That’s how much I love this trilogy.
Hit the Lights: A book that just made you forget everything else
The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang
I could still vividly remember how immersed and focused I was when I read this book for the first time. It’s that type of book that will immediately hook you in deep, and time and surroundings will go unnoticed for long stretches of time. Not only will the vast world of the book will leave you breathless, but the characters will make you invested in them from the very first page.
Tell me something I don’t know: A book people keep recommending you which you already have in it in your TBR pile
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
N.K. Jemisin is an author I’ve always wanted to read her works, but haven’t been able to do so yet. I’ve seen my favorite fantasy booktubers loving this series, but it wasn’t only until my closest friends in the book community (whose recommendations I trust) telling me to read it that I finally decided to give it a go. It’s currently on my TBR list for May, and I’m excited to finally get on with it this month.
I can’t get enough: A series/world you just want more and more of
The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie
I’m currently buddy-reading The First Law trilogy with a friend, and we’ve just finished the second book this month, and we’ll be reading the third book in June. However, I’m already itching to get my hands on the next one, especially at how things have gone in the second book. Even though world-building isn’t the main focus of this series, I couldn’t get enough of all the characters and I’m needing more of them.
Tagging some friends to do this tag too, but please feel free to do it too if you want!