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 ๐Ÿ’•)

The Rules:

  • 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!
Animal Crossing_ Gamecube

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. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ 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.

Animal Crossing_ wild world(1)

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.

Animal Crossing_ city folk

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.

Animal Crossing_ new leaf

Have I shouted about these books enough yet? ๐Ÿ—ฃ 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!

Animal Crossing_ isabelle
The book cover for Sabriel by Garth Nix

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.

Animal Crossing_ bells
The book cover for The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

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.

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the book cover for A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

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!

Animal Crossing_ pitfall

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:



  1. Sabriel is one that I’ve been meaning to get to for so long. My husband has been recommending it for years and we have them all! It’s great to have a low-key bookworm husband. haha. I have been reminded that I need to pick up book 2 in the Speedwell series. I was hoping to get them all finished and that was in May… LOL

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      1. haha, I know! I have so many books I need to read Jordyn. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I need more timmeeee!!! lol I’ll try and get the first book in before the end of the year, maybe! haha

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      2. Oh I get it. There’s so many books, and so little time! Especially with a little one toddling about! I wish you luck on getting to it but I totally get it if you’ve got other stuff planned out first. Come find me when you do read it, though!!!


      3. Oh, I know! I am hoping that I’ll have more time when he starts school in August. It’s only two days for two hours but something! I’ll see how life pans out and maybe I can get so much more reading in the last few months of the year! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Animal Crossing is SO addicting!! I think you will love the Veronica Speedwell books. They’re just the right amount of sass with some rather nice sparks between Veronica and Stoker. The first book is just okay, but the next one is where it really takes off.


  2. I’m just a little older than you and read Sabriel in middle school, too! It’s been ages since I last read it, but I do recall it was amazing and I loved it. Had no idea it was part of a series, though, until the last few years. My local bookstore was not keen on stocking full series.

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    1. I had Sabriel and Lirael at the same time, but then I finished Lirael and realized there was another book afterwards that hadn’t come out yet. I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED when I couldn’t immediately keep reading. It was the worst!!! But then once Abhorsen DID come out, I was so so happy. The series ends SO well.

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      1. Ahh! I’ll have to pick the series back up! I had to check to see when they all came out and realized I didn’t know it was a series because the second came out after I’d moved on to adult books, so I thought it was a standalone. But it’ll be great to re-read the first and then finally finish the story one day.


  3. Aw.. This brought back memories playing animal crossing on my ds… And getting stung my bees when shaking the trees ๐Ÿ˜‚
    I consider myself a fantasy fan but I have barely read any of these fantasies ๐Ÿ™ˆ I am hoping to dive into Brandon Sanderson’s backlist soon… I’m glad all the characters feel well-rounded!
    Thank you for tagging me โค๏ธ I really liked reading your answers!

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    1. EVERY SINGLE I TIME I PLAY I get stung by those stupid wasps in the trees! It got to the point where I was carrying around the meds bc I just knew it was going to happen!

      I highly recommend Sanderson, so I hope you pick up some of his work and enjoy it!

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  4. Thanks so much for doing the tag!! Ahhh Garth Nix gives me so much nostalgia, I used to love his books (although I swear theyโ€™re some of the weirdest trippiest books out there). And Iโ€™m also not the biggest fan of classics, although sometimes I definitely feel pressured into reading them lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

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