Tag: Spring Cleaning Book Tag 2.0

Thank you to both Lori and Siobhan for tagging me to do the Spring Cleaning Book Tag 2.0! In case you’re interested, you can find a different Spring Cleaning Book Tag that I did last year right here!

1. the struggle of getting started: a book or series you struggle to begin because of its size

One series that’s on my “someday” list is The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson. Each book is more than 1,000 pages and right now at least nine books are planned. The series intrigues me, but I don’t have that kind of time right now.

2. cleaning out the closer: a book or series you want to unhaul

I loved Cathy Hopkins’ Mates, Dates series when I was in middle school. I still own all of the books, but I reread the first one a few years ago and honestly just cringed. It’s taking up a lot of space that I don’t really have anymore, so I think I’m going to take the series to the used bookstore on my next trip.

3. opening windows and letting fresh air in: a book that was refreshing

Huntley Fitzpatrick’s books are often refreshing, and What I Thought Was True is no exception. She writes her characters like real teenagers, not mini-adults or overgrown children. Their conversations, their situations, and the way they process their emotions always feels completely real, which is so refreshing.

4. washing out the sheets: a scene you wish you could rewrite

I wish I could rewrite (or ask the authors to rewrite) Tangled Like Us. This is the fourth book in a series that has (I believe) ten additional books that come before it, and the characters are like entirely new people. Their personalities have just completely changed. This was awful.

5. throwing out unnecessary knick-knacks: a book in a series you didn’t think was necessary

It’s not like I hated Hold Me Closer or anything (I gave it three stars) but any time a sequel comes out years after the original (standalone!) book, and especially when that book had its own perfectly adequate ending, it always feels unnecessary.

6. polishing doorknobs: a book that had a clean finish

I read Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart a good three years ago, so don’t quote me on this, but I’m pretty sure that it had a really satisfying ending.

7. reaching to dust the fan: a book that tried too hard to relay a certain message

While I appreciate the feminist sentiment of Burn the Fairy Tales, I think Whitmore tried way too hard to jump on a bandwagon and didn’t really succeed. (Like, at all.)

8. the tiring yet satisfying finish: a series that was tiring but satisfying to get through

Are you sick of me talking about the Void trilogy yet? Too bad. This is one loooong trilogy, but it’s so worth it! The story is incredible.

I’m not going to tag anyone in particular to do this one, but if you think it looks fun, please feel free! (And don’t forget to link back to this post so I can see your answers!) Which scene (or entire book) would you like to rewrite? What books or series are you ready to unhaul? Let’s talk in the comments!

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21 thoughts on “Tag: Spring Cleaning Book Tag 2.0

  1. On My Bookshelf says:

    The Stormlight Archive is a fantastic book series that I do recommend! It does take a bit of time to get through because they are all so monstrous but I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

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  2. Abi @ Scribbles and Stories says:

    I definitely want to have a go at this tag! I stalled during the final book of the Mistborn trilogy so I am very intimidated by the size of The Stormlight Archive. On the subject of epic fantasy, I’m so ready to unhaul A Song of Ice and Fire. I really tried but I just cannot get through that series!

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  3. Alex(BriennaiJ) says:

    I need to unhaul the Saddle Club series personally. I probably have 30-50 books just from that one series, maybe more once I look in all my old boxes. I’ll be donating them to places like Goodwill and Salvation Army so girls now can pick up the books for a few quarters and love them like I did. Great answers!

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    • Sara @ The Bibliophagist says:

      I’ve decided to unhaul A LOT of books on this next trip to the used bookstore. I realized recently that I have so many books I won’t ever read again that are just sitting in boxes. Like you said, I’d love for someone to get them and love them like I did. ❤️

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  4. EnderWatts says:

    I’ve definitely been wanting to read the Stormlight Archive as a co-worker of mine who is also a reader recommended it to me.

    I love Pete F Hamilton but have never read the void trilogy, I will have to check your list of reviewed books and find them and read your reviews.


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