Ok, confession time. I was tagged for the ‘Spring cleaning’ book tag by Steph – LAST YEAR. I have shame. Honestly, I had started to draft up this post and then time got away from me and it was no longer Spring and therefore no longer seasonally appropriate. So I’m finally doing it now that it’s Spring once again! Thank you Steph for the tag ❤
The Struggle of Getting Started: A Book or Series You Struggle to Begin Because of its Size
It used to be A Song of Ice and Fire but I successfully ticked that off my list. Now it’s probably Outlander. Or the Cassandra Clare books. There are so many books in the Shadowhunter world, I’m probably never going to bother with them, let’s be real.
Cleaning Out the Closet: A Book or Series You Want to Unhaul
Following on from my previous answer, I’ve had the Mortal Instruments boxset sitting on my shelf for a few years now and I’ve never once felt inclined to crack it open. I think the time has probably passed for me to get interested and I honestly can’t be bothered to try and catch up now. So as Marie Kondo would say, thank you but you do not bring me joy. Please don’t hate me, Cassie Clare fans!
Opening Windows and Letting in Fresh Air: A Book That Was Refreshing
Honestly, I can’t think of an answer for this one? I don’t know that I’ve ever finished a book and thought “oh, that was refreshing”. What does this even mean?!
Washing Out the Sheets: A Book with a Scene You Wish You Could Rewrite
I don’t know that I’ve ever wished I could rewrite a scene. They all contribute something to the story, even if they don’t take things in the direction I was hoping for. I guess I’d stop certain characters from being killed? Particularly a certain somebody in the Harry Potter series!
Throwing Out Unnecessary Knick-Knacks: A Book in a Series You Didn’t Think Was Necessary
Definitely The Empress by S. J. Kincaid. The Diabolic worked perfectly well as a standalone; the sequel changed all of the characters into people I didn’t like and whose motivations I couldn’t understand. There has been no information about the third book so I don’t know if it’s even still happening, but I’m probably not going to read it.
Polishing Doorknobs: A Book That Had a Clean Finish
I really loved the way Muse of Nightmares ended. It tied everything up nicely and answered my questions but also left me with the hope of potential future books set in the extended universe!
Reaching to Dust the Fan: A Book That Tried Too Hard to Relay a Certain Message
The Surface Breaks tried so hard to tick all the feminist, #metoo, body positive boxes (and more besides) that it just ended up not tackling any of the topics with the sensitivity required. I’m still upset about this book.
The Tiring Yet Satisfying Finish of Spring Cleaning: A Book Series That was Tiring but Satisfying to Get Through
I guess I’ll go full circle and refer back to my first answer in this post. For so long, I was intimidated by the A Song of Ice and Fire series but I took the plunge and loved it! It took me months to get through the books but I thoroughly enjoyed every single one of them.
What did you make of my answers? Have I mortally offended anyone by saying I’m not interested in Cassandra Clare’s books?! Leave me a comment below! x