Recently, I was tagged by Raine Reads to do their original Fall Out Boy Book Tag. If ya’ll follow me on Twitter or read my seasonal wrap-ups and favorites posts, ya’ll know I absolutely love Fall Out Boy. I was so excited to be tagged in this because Fall Out Boy + books? It had my name all over it.
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Take This to Your Grave
A book that’s a little rough around the edges but you love it anyway
The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin
This was a Kindle book I got for free as part of Amazon’s Kindle First program. As ya’ll can read in my full review of the novel, there are definitely some critiques I have of it, but I have to admit I had so much fun reading this! Despite it’s flaws, I’m really looking forward to the sequel. (Check out my full review here.)
Sugar, We’re Goin Down
A book that lives up to the hype
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
There was so much hype surrounding this book that I almost didn’t read it because I figured there was not a chance it could possible live up. I was horribly mistaken. The characters! The emotion! The romance! The action! The betrayal! I cannot wait for book #2! (And I just realized I never wrote a review for this? What??? Gotta get on that ASAP!)
A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More “Touch Me”
A book with pop culture references
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This was an easy one. The Hate U Give is full of pop culture references, from music to Vines. I mean, the title it’s self is a reference to Tupac Shakur’s Thug Life. (Review)
Thnks fr th Mmrs
A book that you changed your opinion about
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
I went through lots of emotions with this book that had little to do with it’s content. I didn’t like this book at all when I read it for the first time way back in middle school. When I read it again for college, I really appreciated the story and characters, as well as what it did for the foundation of YA in the classroom. However, this was amidst the author’s not-so-great response to readers speculating about some of the characters’ sexualities, and it makes me look at the author’s work a bit differently. Sigh. A mess.
What A Catch, Donnie
A character that you want to take care of
Ya’ll, I have so many characters I want to take care of that I keep a list in the back of my book journal. I definitely have to say Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater, who I feel would not let me take care of him but probably needs it. The second is Wylan van Eck from Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows, who I think can’t ever get too much love and protection.
Just One Yesterday
A book you wish you could read for the first time again
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
This was another easy one for me. I picked up The Raven Boys because I loved Stievfater’s Shiver Trilogy so much years and years ago, and I didn’t anticipate how much the book (and whole series) would come to mean to me. I wish I could go back and experience it all from the beginning, and maybe appreciate experiencing it for the first time.
Hot To The Touch, Cold On The Inside
A book that you were excited to read but ended up being a disappointment
An Absolutely Remarkable thing by Hank Green
I was so excited to read this, especially after seeing so many high reviews. Unfortunately, it was not my cup of tea. It certainly wasn’t what I expected it to be and there was definitely more about it I disliked than liked. I go into depth more about it in my recent review if you wanna get the details.
A book you see everywhere but are afraid to read
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
I have seen some people say this is their favorite novel of all time and some people rate it 1-star with a ranting review and hardly anything in between. To be honest, the premise of it doesn’t sound very interesting to me (in fact, it sounds like the same kind of story I’ve read a dozen times already), which makes me wonder why it has so many high ratings. I have to admit my curiosity is piqued, but the one-star ratings point out all of the things I was afraid the story would have. I may get around to picking it up, just to see what all the fuss is about. (I will also admit that this book has a gorgeous cover.)
Ghost Busters (I’m Not Afraid)
A new take on a classic story
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
If ya’ll follow me on Twitter or have been reading my recent reviews, you know I have been all about Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles. I had so much fun reading this series, and Cinder is my favorite classic or fairytale retelling to date! It’s also one of my favorite YA series I’ve ever read, and it reminded me of all the reasons I fell in love with YA in the first place. You can read my full review of Cinder here.
Young and Menace
A controversial book
I simultaneously can think of a hundred books that could fit this and none at all. I feel like I constantly see books being called out for this or that, but I also can’t think of any books I’ve read that I would really consider controversial… (Can I use Uprooted again? Does that count as controversial? Nah, don’t quite think so.)
And that’s it for the Fall Out Boy Book Tag! I want to thank RaineReads again for tagging me in this super fun book tag!
I never do direct tags when I do a book tag, so I want to tag anyone who is a Fall Out Boy fan. If you like tying together your love of books and music, this is a great tag to do!
Thanks for reading, ya’ll!