I thought that after the extensive break that I took from blogging, I would do something fun for my first new post. So, I present to you the Social Media Book Tag.
This tag was created by faultydevices on YouTube, and I will link their video here. The categories that I will be using, however, are from Ariel Bissett’s video, which you can click here to watch. Alright, onto the tag!
1. Twitter- Your favorite short book.
For this I would have to say The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. This book was required reading for my class in the eighth grade, so naturally I didn’t want to read it. I think that we can all agree that when our teachers assign us a book to read everybody has the same thought. “This is going to be the worst book in the world and I don’t want to read it, somebody shoot me.” Then they pretend to shoot themselves in the head and they get in trouble. I had those feelings when I first started this book, but after I finished it, I looked back and realized how much I enjoyed this book. It really opened my eyes to the people around me, and made me think about all of the judgments I made about them without ever really speaking to them. The Outsiders was a fantastic novel and I recommend it to everyone, both teens and adults. Plus, it is less than 200 pages, which makes it a super fast read.
2. Facebook- A book everyone pressured you into reading
So I haven’t read this series yet, but it still hangs over me everyday and says “read me read me!” For me that series is Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. I am not going to go into a deep explanation as to why I haven’t read this, because I already gave my excuses in an earlier post. However, I will say that everyone pressured me into adding this to my summer reading list, so I did. I still don’t really know anything about the series because I haven’t seen the movies either, so I am starting fresh!
3. Tumblr- A book you read before it was cool
For this I picked I book that I read before I realized it was cool. I read The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey much earlier this year, and only found out how popular it was when I discovered Booktube (yes I am referencing the people who make videos about books on YouTube) . When I saw just how many people were talking about it, and I felt proud that I picked it up on my own. I just read the blurb, saw that it was SciFi and had aliens in it and was sold!
4. MySpace- A book you liked when you were younger, but you probably would not like now
This one is pretty self explanatory. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. Like I said, it explains itself. I think that the cheese touch jokes have worn off.
5. Instagram- A book that has the most beautiful cover in existence
I am picking a book that won’t be out until early November, but the cover was so beautiful I had to include it. I am choosing The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.
HOLY CRAP THAT COVER! It is gorgeous and explains the series perfectly. I am a huge fan of the trilogy and am looking forward to the final volume!
6. YouTube- A book you want to be made into a movie
Whenever this question comes up, I always say hands down The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. If you have read this book and its sequel you can see where I am coming from. When you read this book it plays just like a movie in your head. There are so many cool effects and action sequences that could be applied to a film remake of this book that would look absolutely stunning.
***Let me just say that if we are talking TV shows, however, somebody please put The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer on television. PLEASE***
7. Goodreads- A book you would recommend to anyone and everyone
It goes without saying that The Book Thief
by Marcus Zusak is a MUST READ for everyone. If you haven’t read it, stop reading this and go read it. Then watch the movie which is equally as good. Then come back and read my sign off. Okay, thanks.
So that is the Social Media Book Tag! I had a lot of fun doing this and think I might do more tags in the future. Let me know if that is okay with you guys!
Peace out for now,