Am I writing this while I’m supposed to be in class? Yes, yes I am. I just have been going through a really weird blogging slump lately. It’s not as much that I don’t have ideas to blog, is just that all the ideas I have are really complex and I’m too lazy to actually execute them.
Basically: I want to blog but I also don’t want to blog.
Yeah, it’s a struggle.
I settled for a tag, then, because it’s not as time-consuming and it still allows me to vent about some books I’ve been reading recently. I chose a High School Musical one, because High School Musical has literally been the only thing to put me in a brighter mood lately.
I saw this tag @ A Fictional Bookworm.
THE START OF SOMETHING NEW: A NEW FAVORITE GENRE/AUTHOR/SERIE
While it is definitely too early to call anyone a favorite author, I can for sure say that anything that Leah Thomas and Adib Khorram publish in the future will be read by yours truly. I loved their debuts so much and I think they developed so many relevant topics in a short amount of time with so much care. They’re just *ugh* amazing.
WHAT TIME IS IT?: BEST SUMMER READ
I’ve talked about 10 Things I Hate About Pinky numerous times and I do think it’s summer in a book. But recently, I also finished Fifteen Hundred Miles From the Sun and it’s also SO perfect for summer.
It’s not set around this time of the year, at all, but because it has Texas and California as landscapes, which are two locations I mostly associate with hot weather, I think it’s 100% worth reading.
WHAT I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR: A BOOK THAT HAS EVERYTHING YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED
I *wish* it existed. I really did. A book that has everything I want would probably be something like:
- theater kids
- asexual love interest
- found family
- rom-com references
Or something like:
- queer relationships
- music lyrics
Also include South American rep and I will be sold.
STATUS QUO: A STEREOTYPE DEFYING CHARACTER
I think Randy’s story is very much about defying stereotypes, while initially subscribing to them. He starts out the book trying to act out as the masculine, butch gay dude to impress this other guy he’s into at summer camp. But throughout the story, he learns that he doesn’t have to choose one thing over the other and that he can like sports *and* theater, short hair *and* painting his nails.
I loved how this book challenged stereotypes within the queer community A LOT.
FABULOUS: A BOOK WITH THE BIGGEST DIVA
Is it okay if I answer with my current read? Noah from Meet Cute Diary is legit a diva. He’s so self-absorbed is kinda funny actually, and genuinely believes that anyone who glances at him is obviously about to fall for him. He’s also very judgy and spends the 400$ on his parent’s credit card during his first WEEK away from them.
Name a bigger diva, I’ll wait.
BOYS ARE BACK: THE BEST BROMANCE
Honestly, it’s been A MINUTE since I last read a bromance that really swept me off my feet, made me feel all the things, etc.
So we’re going to have to take it back to the place that we know it all began:
EVERYDAY – IF YOU HAD TO LOOK AT ONE BOOK COVER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Here’s the thing: I love blue.
Any cover that has blue in it is 10x more likely to become a favorite.
And The Cost of Knowing’s cover is by far the PRETTIEST use of blue I’ve ever seen. I could 100% stare at it forever.
JUST WANNA BE WITH YOU: A BOOK YOU COULDN’T PUT DOWN
Recently, I finished The Sun Down Motel rather quickly. Once you get to the climax, it’s pretty impossible to put down and I did find myself reading over my page count for the day multiple times. I don’t typically read thrillers, so I totally did not expect just how much this book was going to grip me.
SCREAM: A CHARACTER THAT FRUSTRATED YOU
“Frustrating” is definitely an understatement, because the way I just flat-out hated all the characters in Wuthering Heights was intense.
But I do think that all my reading experiences of the past six months, Wuthering Heights is the one where I came the closest to screaming.
They were all so awful to each other and FOR WHAT. Seriously.
SPRING MUSICAL MEDLEY: THE HAPPIEST ENDING EVER
I just want to talk about Birthday, because the ending here is something I think about often.
It’s just beautiful and hopeful and makes me smile and leaves my heart warm.
It’s the ending I wanted, but it’s still so much better than I could’ve anticipated. After so much hurt, the ending of this book is all what they deserve.
How are you guys doing? Let me know honestly! And what’s your favorite song & movie from the HSM franchise? Also: tell me your favorite book cover of all times!