Book Sacrifice Tag

book-courtship-8Hello, everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day. Today I’m here to share the Book Sacrifice Tag with you– it sounds a little scary, but I’m sure we’ll make it through. Thanks so much to Shar @ Virtually Read for tagging me! This tag is short and sweet, so let’s get started.

the summer i turned pretty coverAn Over-Hyped Book
Situation: You are in a bookstore when the zombies attack. Over the loudspeaker, you hear the military informing you that over-hyped books are the zombies’ only weakness. What over-hyped book will you chuck at the zombies?
The first one that comes to mind is The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. For years I looked on as people praised this book for being the quintessential contemporary book to read in the summertime. A few summers ago I finally decided to see what all of the buzz was about… and I was really disappointed. The main character was annoying and I didn’t think that the story was really anything extraordinary… It was simply over-hyped, in my opinion.
6148028A Sequel
Situation: You are caught in a torrential downpour and you’re probably the type who melts when you get wet. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?
Ah, the controversial sequel. Sometimes they’re pulled off really well, but often they’re very poorly executed. One sequel that kind of let me down was Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. While it was still an entertaining story, I think that it didn’t really add much to the trilogy. Personally, I think she could have just cut directly to the third book.
12996A Classic
Situation: You’re in English class and your professor won’t stop going on about a classic that “revolutionized literature.” Personally, you think that classic is garbage and you decide to express your opposing opinion by hurling the book at his head. What classic is that?
Hmmm….. I might be in the minority here, but I actually really enjoyed the majority of the classics that I’ve read in school! However, I must admit that I really didn’t like Shakespeare’s Othello (or most of Shakespeare’s works in general, to be honest…).
fourth of july creek coverA Least Favorite Book
Situation: You’re hanging out at a bookstore (where else would you be?) when global warming somehow manages to turn the whole world into a frozen wasteland. Naturally, your only hope of survival is to burn a book. Which book would you not regret tossing onto the fire?
 Normally I really enjoy the books that I read because I pick ones that I think I’ll like. However, once I picked up Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson at the library and hated it. I hardly remember any details about the story now, which probably says something about how much I disliked it.
 I’m not going to lie: venting about these books was pretty cathartic! I’m not going to tag anyone specifically, but feel free to join in if you’re in the mood for a good rant.
What are your answers to these questions? What’s your least favorite book? Let me know in the comments section below!

18 Replies to “Book Sacrifice Tag”

    1. I’ve thought so many times about reading that book, but my mixed feelings about The Summer I Turned Pretty always stop me from picking it up. So many people seem to love it that it’s definitely a bit intimidating! The hype monster can be so cruel haha

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    1. I completely agree! I honestly think the trilogy could have been condensed into one book and just left at that. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one less than thrilled with how it ended.


  1. I have a love/hate relationship with Othello… I loved it in A-level, and then I also did it in my first year at uni so I kind of studied it to death two years in a row

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    1. I hate when that happens, especially when you originally really liked something. I was afraid that would happen to me with The Great Gatsby and Huck Finn because I’ve read them for multiple different classes, but so far they’re still some of my favorite novels!

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  2. I love this book tag, it’s so original!! I think I am going to have to do it one day this week 🙂 I don’t remember Catching Fire very much, probably because I read it super quick so I could get to the next book…which probably means it wasn’t great lol.

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    1. Thanks!! I can’t wait to read it when you do! 🙂
      haha I rarely remember the second books in trilogy, mostly because they seem like such transitionary installments to me. The exception is Two Towers in the Lord of the Rings trilogy– I love that sequel so much!

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  3. Oh thanks for doing this! I really liked seeing your answers 🙂 A few years ago I went through a Jenny Han phase and picked up The Summer I Turned Pretty. I didn’t really like it at all. Like, the main character was so obsessed with boys instead of other things and UGH WHY LOVE TRIANGLE and also the younger brother was way better, although I can’t remember his name now. I generally don’t understand why we study Shakespeare SO MUCH when there’s all these other more interesting (and current) classics. I’ve done him at school for the las 3 years grrrr

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    1. Thanks! ❤ It's so good to know that I'm not the only one who didn't like The Summer I Turned Pretty. The main character was EXTREMELY annoying and I completely agree with you that her obsession with romance prevented her from caring about other more important things. The trilogy as a whole was pretty disappointing, which was really sad because everyone else seemed to love it.

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