Roaring 20s Book Tag

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After announcing I was going to start doing Top 5 Tuesday in my last post, you may have expected one to go up today. Not so. Why? Because there’s no topic this week.

The good news is I came across this tag on Booktube. Created by Sara of SaraWithoutAnH, Monica Kim, & Emma of EmmmaBooks, this tag was originally inspired by The Diviners by Libba Bray. As such, the tag bases its questions on all kinds of fun slang from the 1920s. I thought it was neat and knew I had to give it a try. So let’s jump right into the tag!


  1. Roaring 20s: A 2020 release you can’t wait for
Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
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Gideon the Ninth has easily been one of my favorite books I’ve read so far this year, so obviously I need the sequel immediately. Tor Publishing liked my tweet linking my Gideon review, so I’m trying to convince them to send me an ARC. Wish me luck!


  1. That’s the Berries: A new release you loved
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
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I’m so glad I gave Seanan McGuire a second chance because this book was everything I’d hoped her Wayward Children series would be. As I said in my review, it’s inexplicable in the best way.


  1. Now You’re on the Trolley: A series that took a book or two to get good
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
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I actually didn’t love City of Bones or City of Ashes the first time I read them. I didn’t get into this series until City of Glass. I can now look back and see the merits of the first two books (and forgive them for their issues being Clare’s first two books), but they took me forever to get through the first time. Had I not been so determined to like this series, I would’ve missed out on so much good in the overarching Shadowhunter Chronicles.


  1. Bluenose: A book that put you in a reading slump
Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi
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To be fair, I was probably in a slump because I was depressed about my broken ankle. But I had so much trouble getting into any book after I finally got through this one. It’s not bad, per se. It just wasn’t as good as I’d hoped.


  1. Hotsy Totsy: A book with a beautiful cover
Viper by Bex Hogan
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I only just found out about this book and fell in love with the cover. It’s even prettier in person, covered in metallic tones. The story sounds pretty cool too, a pirate trying to steal her father’s place as Viper. I’ll definitely be giving this book a shot.


  1. Let’s Blouse: A book you DNF’d
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
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I know, I know. How dare I? Look, I think it’s more of a me issue than anything. I’ll get more into it when I write my October Wrap-Up, but I don’t care for how this book is more of a mystery/thriller than a fantasy. I also felt like the characters are being held at a distance from the reader. It’s not a bad book, just not my cup of tea. I bummed about it too.


  1. Zoozled: A book that caused an epic book hangover
Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
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Seriously, it was so hard to take any other book seriously after I finished this book. It made them all seem worse in comparison. I still think about it every day. Everything I said in my review still stands. Fantastic series finale.


Do you have any answers to any of these questions? Let me know in the comments or try your own hand at this tag!

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