This tag was originally created by Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
Today I am going to be doing the Stuck at Home book tag, as it feels like so long since I’ve done a good old book tag. I also just had to do this one after I saw Ally @ Ally Writes Things give it a go, as it looked like the perfect tag for the current circumstances whilst also being a fun and interesting way to share what we’ve all been doing and reading over the past few months.
So here is the Stuck at Home book tag!
I am currently continuing my way through Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, a book I have been reading for probably over a year now! I’d love to say that I’m finally going to finish this one, but in all honesty I just dived back into this one to stop me starting a new book so that I can dive into A Ballad of Songbird & Snakes as soon as my pre-order arrives.
This definitely has to be jigsaw puzzles, because I can not tell you how many I have completed during lockdown. For me its the perfect activity to do whilst watching TV, becoming my regular hobby whilst I get through my latest Netflix show, so its no surprise that I have done so many puzzle swaps during these last few weeks just so that I don’t just have to redo all of the same ones again and again.
There are so many books I could say for this one, but this time I’m gonna say The Muse by Jessie Burton as this is one of two books that I predicted I would give five stars nearly four years ago now, so its insane that I still haven’t read it yet.
I have always been intimidated by long, big books, and so The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson is definitely one I have been putting off for exactly that reason. I’ve also heard that Brandon Sanderson books, whilst highly loved, can take a while to get through, something else which unfortunately puts me off picking this one up in favour of other books.
As I am usually a huge mood reader, I don’t tend to have books on the top of my list to read next, because knowing me once I finish my current read I’ll no longer want to dive into any of those ones next. However, there are a few I wouldn’t mind getting to soon…
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell is one that I would love to have read by the end of lockdown.
The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman is a sequel I am likely to dive straight into as soon as humanly possible.
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes has been on my TBR for way too long, and so now seems like a good time to finally get around to it.
I don’t tend to read really short books, and so for this I am going to say Legend by Marie Lu, which at 305 pages isn’t a particularly short book for most people, but is on the shorter side of books for me. I also think that this book is one you will fly through because of how addictive the story is, and so it is perfect if you want something to just dive into that you won’t be able to put down until you finish it.
Similarly to the last question, I’m not someone who regularly reads really long books – for me anything over 500 pages is a long book. With that said, I have to recommend Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi which is the perfect fantasy adventure with a world that you can get lost in and characters you just want to follow through everything that comes their way.
Whilst I am definitely of the mindset that there should be no pressure to be productive during a global pandemic, there is a part of me that wishes I had used this time to start learning a new language. Since finishing language lessons at school, I’ve also been super interested in trying to learn one on my own, and have even tried to a couple of times, so lockdown seems like the perfect time to restart that.
As you can probably guess from my answer to the first question, I am definitely going to be picking up A Ballad of Songbird & Snakes by Suzanne Collins as soon as it arrives on my doorstep. The Hunger games is one of those books that will always have a special place in my heart, and so getting another story in this world is something I am insanely excited about.
As I loved the way Ally Writes Things tagged people, I am going to steal his from her and say that anyone who has been in lockdown recently or needs a little respite from the world at the moment is tagged!