Thank You, Next Book Tag – Tag Thursday

In this post I’m talking about books that taught me love, patience, and pain.

I saw this book tag a few weeks ago over on A Book A Thought and liked the idea of it. Click here to have a look at previous Tag Thursday posts.

Thank You, Next Book Tag

Name a book that you said “thank u, next” to, i.e. DNF’d (did not finish).

The most recent book I completely decided not to finish was for university and it was The French Lieutenants Woman. I already had my final essay planned and I knew I could be spending the time on better and more important things. I also had pretty much zero interest in the story, even though I was over half way through.

Name a book that taught you love (i.e. a book you loved).

City of Bones still has one of my all time favourite opening chapters. I always think about the impact it had on me when I was younger whenever I’m writing my own opening chapters to my favourite writing projects.

Name a book that taught you patience.

It isn’t one specific book, but the Game of Thrones series (A Song Of Ice And Fire) definitely taught me patience – not just in waiting for the next book, but also for reading. I did enjoy the series but it took a long, long time for me to read it.

Name a book that taught you pain.

Too many! I literally can’t think of any one in particular. I think all books should teach you something about pain, in an emotional sense.

Name a book that you loved at the time of reading but in hindsight you do not like as much anymore but which you still learned some other quality from.

This is an interesting category of book. There are definitely a lot of young adult books that I feel like this about, especially the contemporary books. I think I’m experiencing it to some extent with Harry Potter – I still like the world building and what it meant for my childhood, but I’m not a fan of J.K. Rowling any more and I haven’t been for some time.

Name a book you’re currently talking to, i.e. have the hots for.

I recently finished Woken Furies by Richard Morgan and I’m in love with it. I’m in the process of writing a review for it and the rest of the Takeshi Kovacs series!

Name the book that gon’ last – the book of you – the book that helped you love yourself a little bit more.

I don’t know if there is one specific book in isolation, but anything by Alice Oseman has a big impact on me. The Hunger Games was one of the big books that got me into reading and made me a lot of friends who were all fans of young adult.


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Author: Lottie @ LottieIsWriting

lottie / literature nerd from london / 20

9 thoughts on “Thank You, Next Book Tag – Tag Thursday”

  1. This is such a fun tag!!! I agree that GOT definitely taught me patience. One could also argue that it taught me pain…. A Feast for Crows was such a rough read for me lol. If you watch the show, how did you feel about the ending?

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  2. Haha omg what a fun tag

    However I felt this answer down to my soul:
    It isn’t one specific book, but the Game of Thrones series (A Song Of Ice And Fire) definitely taught me patience – not just in waiting for the next book, but also for reading. I did enjoy the series but it took a long, long time for me to read it.

    ^ ALL THE YES!!!!

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