I was tagged by Jill and her amazing blog Rant And Rave About Books for the Book Sacrifice Tag.
For once, I think this will be a rather easy one, so let’s get on with it and tackle this. These are the books that I’m willing to sacrifice in order to survive several extreme scenes involving zombies, glacier ice age etc.
1. An Over-Hyped Book
Situation: You’re in a store when the zombie apocalypse hits. The military informs everyone that over-hyped books are the zombies only weakness. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you disliked would you start chucking at the zombies?
Ha the idea alone of chucking books at zombies, it would be easier in any case than using a stake. Well this one is easy. The Girl on the Train, of course. I don’t know why this was hyped, it was rather slow and it held no real surprise for me. I could see how it would unravel from early on, simply by elimination and logical thinking. I mean there are not even that many characters in the book. Maybe this is a great book for an occasional reader but not for a ferocious reader who has a well-developed sixth sense.
2. A Sequel
Situation: Torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?
I’m choosing to give up After You. I loved Lou in Me Before You and gave that book 5 stars but I had a feeling that the sequel was made only to ride on the success of the first novel. The story was told and it should have been left as a standalone because this novel did not add anything really.
3. A Classic
Situation: You’re in English class and your professor raves about a Classic that “transcends time”. If given the opportunity to travel back in time, which Classic would you try to stop from ever publishing?
I know little about the classics. I have not even read Pride and Prejudice but this is one that pops up very often and I’m kind of tired of hearing about Mr. Darcy. I haven’t even been able to sit through the whole movie, just saying.
4. A Least Favorite Book
Situation: Apparently global warming = suddenly frozen wasteland. Your only hope of survival for warmth is to burn a book. Which book will you not regret lighting?
I had high HIGH hopes for After by Anna Todd. It was also a hyped book but there is really not very much going on in there. Tessa is just so stupid to put up with Hardin’s behaviour and it’s a constant pull and push between the two of them. He’s just not worth it in my opinion. Needless to say, I did not continue this series.
I don’t want to nominate anyone but I hope someone wants to do this tag ! Please, anyone?
Finally, a big thank you for reading my selection. Let me know if you think I’m crazy nominating these, I can take it ;-)!