I was tagged by the wonderful Marina @ Books of Magic for The Rainbow Tag, and if you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you know I can’t pass up the opportunity to do a tag!
Note: the original tag included turquoise in between blue and purple, buuuut I took it out cause it made the colors flow weird and I didn’t like it. Feel free to add it back in if you do this tag!
- Thank the lovely person that tagged you!
- It must be the dominant color of the cover not the spine!
- It has to be a book you own and/or has to be the exact copy you read (E.g. There are two copies of The Hate U Give, choose the cover of the copy you read)
- If you do not own a book of the certain color, choose one that has the color somewhere on it.
- Tag some people to do it! Whether they are bloggers, bookstagrammers, or booktubers. Spread the love!
- Make it a game or do the tag as originally intended.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
A boy on the autism spectrum attempts to solve the murder of his neighbor’s dog.
Have you read this book? Why haven’t you read this book?? It’s genuinely amazing and one of my absolute favorites. It’s beautifully written and such a striking tale. Though you’ll be hard pressed to find a used copy with the doggy on the cover still intact. Speaking from experience. It’s always torn.
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A dystopian world of the future run by criminals.
Another one of absolute favorites. I actually have like… 7? copies of this book. I always wanted to lend my copy out to people who haven’t read it, so a friend of mine got me a ton of extra copies as a Christmas present. Problem is, they’re all different versions, and now I still don’t want to lend any out! I’m a book hoarder, I know. But only for my favorites!
Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs
A collection of true stories from “nicotine gum addiction to lesbian personal ads to incontinent dogs” (Goodreads).
I haven’t read this one, but I have read another book by Augusten Burroughs (Running with Scissors) and it was so good. I believe all of his books are memoirs, and they’re so interesting and hilarious. He’s had a crazy life, and it makes for a great read.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
A non-fiction account of a shooting in Savannah, Georgia.
This story absolutely does not read like a non-fiction book. It’s so, so good, and Berendt does an amazing job of keeping it interesting. There are so many unique characters intertwined in this murderous tale. Plus, it’s set in Savannah, which is a beautiful old city (the oldest in Georgia!).
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
A 500-and-something page history lesson on, well, everything, from the creation of the universe to the rise of civilization.
Bill Bryson is an absolutely hilarious writer. I mean, hell, he even makes history entertaining! And I’m usually not one for history (despite loving historical fiction novels… I know, it doesn’t make sense). This book is exactly what the title suggests, and it’s fascinating. Very educational, as well!
Nightmares! by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
A creative tale about a boy, his step-mother who he’s sure is a witch, and the nightmares that plague his life.
I wrote a review on this book not too long ago, and I really enjoyed it. I love Jason Segel as an actor, and he’s pretty good at writing children’s books as well! This is a really cute and unique book with a great message about grief and depression.
Masters of Science Fiction by a collection of sci-fi authors
I have a confession to make. At one point in time, I was obsessed with grabbing every crazy, cheesy, 70s looking sci-fi book out there. I used to see them all the time at used book sales, and I’d just load up them because the covers were so hilarious and ridiculous. But I would just never read them! I like sci-fi, but I don’t like it that much. So I ended up donating all of them except this one and a few others. I figured an anthology would be better than keeping a billion old sci-fi books no one wants. (I still haven’t read this one, lol).
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
A collection of true stories told with humor and, usually, a bit of darkness.
I LOVE David Sedaris! I love him so so SO much. He’s absolutely hilarious and really intelligent and snarky. The perfect combo! I haven’t read this one yet, but I have read quite a few of his other collections, and they’re all amazing. Like Augusten Burroughs, he mainly writes memoirs. Can you tell I love memoirs (when they’re written well)?
1984 by George Orwell
A story about a futuristic dystopian world where Big Brother watches you 24/7, and the one man who tries to break free.
I’ve mentioned this a billion times already, but dystopian fiction is my favorite. I know a lot of people don’t like this book because they were forced to read it in school, but I think it’s great!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
A dystopian novel where children are forced to fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses.
Yet another dystopian novel, I know. I just love them so much! I just finished this book and posted a review last week, so you guys probably already know how much I love it. It’s so good, and so horrifying. But that’s my type of book!
I feel like I’ve been tagging people a lot lately, so I’ll give you guys a break for now and not do any additional tagging. If you want to do this tag, feel free to steal it from me! You can mention that you got it from me if you like, or just say I tagged you. 😀