I was tagged by the lovely Hundreds & Thousands of Books to do this tag, and as I absolutely love the game Animal Crossing, I jumped right in! (I recently restarted my island, and now I’m trying to kick like…all my villagers off bc I don’t like any of them! Minus Goldie, she can stay forever 💕)
- Please link back to the original creator of the tag, Bookish Things and Tea.
- Answer the following Animal Crossing themed book questions.
- Feel free to use graphics, but be sure to credit Bookish Things and Tea.
- Tag some friends to spread the love!
I’m actually not all that interested in classics. Never really have been. I enjoyed A Tale of Two Cities when we read it in high school, and I love the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, but that’s about it. 🤷🏻♀️ I’m not even that big of a fan of classic fantasy like the LOTR books. The movies, on the other hand, well, I could watch those forever.
These are all second books in series, and I love them all way, way more than the first book in the series. Particularly A Court of Mist and Fury and Shadow of Night. Both of those really up the ante in the story, and are beloved for ship-reasons.
I love, love, love fantasy books that take place in huge bustling metropolises, but I can only think of three of them off the top of my head. I thoroughly enjoyed House of Earth and Blood and its setting of Crescent City. Such a unique place, done so, so well. Then there’s The Lies of Locke Lamora’s Camorr, which is reminiscent of Venice. While I had a hard time with much of Notorious Sorcerer, I did love it’s setting of Bezim.
Have I shouted about these books enough yet? 🗣 The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy and The Drowned Woods aren’t technically out yet, but I’m still counting them in this answer. These are some of the absolute best books I’ve read in a while!
I first read The Old Kingdom series in middle school, and to this day, it is still one of my absolute favorites. (I’m 32 now, if anyone was wondering just how long ago middle school was for me.) I can’t recommend Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen enough. Sabriel is the original strong-female-character for me.
Is it cheating to give this one to The Stormlight Archive as a whole? There’s approximately eight bajillion characters in that series, and each and every one is incredibly unique and well-rounded. I love this series, so, so much. I do wish, however, there was more LGBTQ+ rep.
Giving this one to the Veronica Speedwell series, as it is an absolute delight. I love historical mysteries, and this series is basically like crack to me. Set in the Victorian era, Veronica and her lover/friend/partner, Stoker, set out to solve whatever mysteries come their way. There are no fantasy elements at all in this one, but dang do I love the relationship between Veronica and Stoker so, so much. I really need to catch up on this one!
There’s quite a few, and I’m not ashamed of it. From Blood and Ash is one, and A Touch of Darkness is another. I refuse to pick up anything by either of those authors now, too. Oh well.
If you’ve already done this one, or just don’t feel like doing it, no worries at all! I’m going to tag the following lovely friends: