Hi everyone! Today, because I don’t have any book reviews to post and because I haven’t done a tag post in a while, I’m doing the Time of Day Book Tag. You can find the original tag on YouTube here, but many, many people have done this tag since it originated. Here is my take on it!
1. Time to wake up!
A book that opened your eyes up to a genre you didn’t previously read.
There have been a couple, actually. The summer before I started high school, I read Twilight, and that opened me up to the paranormal genre and vampire-esque books. Also, after reading Gone Girl, I was introduced to the thriller genre.
2. No time for breakfast.
A book that has been sitting on your shelf for ages.
Honestly, there are way too many to name, but here are a few.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
The Beautiful Creatures Saga by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
The Mortal Instruments Series (minus City of Heavenly Fire) by Cassandra Clare
3. Time to travel to work.
A book you read while traveling.
I can’t read books while riding in a car. Unfortunately, I’m the kind of person who gets car sick. So, whenever I travel with my family, I always bring a book and read during rest stops or while we stop in hotels on the way to our destination. So, one book that I read recently while traveling was the third book in the After Series by Anna Todd, After We Fell.
4. You’ve had a hard time at work.
A book you struggled to get through.
Seriously, as a college English major, there have been so many. Here are a few that have bored me to tears. I apologize if these are your favorites. They honestly put me to sleep.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe
And the list goes on and on…
5. Lunch time!
A quick and easy read.
Literally every single book in the Beautiful Series by Christina Lauren. I read each of the full length novels in about a day or two, and the novellas in a few hours. Those books are amazing and fun and some of my favorites of all time!
6. Time for your performance review.
A book you bought because of a review you read/watched.
I bought Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry after watching Grace from Grace with a Book in Her Face (gracewithabookinherface) on YouTube talk about it. Even though she hasn’t read it, she gushed about the premise, and she seems to have great taste in books, so I went and bought it two days later! The cover is gorgeous, and it’s a western—something I’ve never read before! I’m pumped about it.
7. Time to travel home.
A book that follows a character on some kind of journey.
I hate to put the obvious answer, but the entire Harry Potter Series follows every single character on a journey. Literally every character. And it’s phenomenal.
8. Dinner time and conversation.
A book you don’t hear people talk about much, but you loved.
When I was in middle school and high school, I loved Rachel Hawthorne’s books. They were the perfect balance of fluff and romance, and they really introduced me to YA books. Some of my favorites include Love on the Lifts, Thrill Ride, and The Boyfriend League. I’ve never really heard of anyone talking about these, but they are sweet! Even though I haven’t read Stephanie Perkins, I imagine that Rachel Hawthorne’s books would resemble hers in content and style.
9. Time to zone out in front of then TV
Your favorite book that has been turned into a movie or TV show.
I don’t exactly have a favorite book anymore—I have many. I love The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and the movie adaptation is fantastic. I also love The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, and while the movie was different, it was just as amazing in its own way. I also really enjoyed Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, and the movie is being released in June I believe. I’m not sure I’ll actually watch the movie, but I imagine it’ll be great!
The book that is currently on your nightstand.
Right now I’m reading Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, and I’m addicted! I’m falling in love with Dimitri!
A book you couldn’t put down so you stayed up way too late reading.
There are so, so many. The one recently that I can remember is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. My family and I were in Orlando, and the next day we were getting up at 7 a.m. to head to the Disney parks. I got invested in this book, telling myself I’d only read a few chapters then go to bed. However, I stayed up until 3 in the morning reading this, and then another hour crying! I couldn’t put the book down. It was terrific, and needless to say, I was exhausted the next day from a lack of sleep.
And that’s it! I tag anyone who reads this to participate if you haven’t done this already! I hope you enjoy this. See you guys soon!