Hello, 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.
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.
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.
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…).
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!