Awards/Tags is the tagline to store random posts that don’t really belong elsewhere. They may involve tags, awards, challenges, and other book blogging nonsense.
Totally Should’ve Book Tag
Thanks to Thomas at Intro to Blurb for tagging me — he’s a newer-ish male book blogger to the book community. oh shit.
Totally Should’ve Gotten A Sequel
Quiet YA/MG in David Lomax’s Backward Glass — where kids travel forward and backward in time stepping into mirrors. It’s pretty nerdy when you can see the technology downgrade into shit in earlier years to the extent of like 10 years ago, you see retro gaming for the first time etc.
Totally Should’ve Had A Spin-Off Series
“Bloodfall” featured in The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. You won’t understand this choice unless you’ve read (and cried) while reading this contemporary book by Zentz.
Totally Should’ve Ended Differently
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. Sigh. If you’ve read this, I’ll speak to you in the comments LOL.
Totally Should’ve Had A Film Franchise
I don’t really think this would play out well on film but I’m interested to see how they’d adapt the constant “noise” in Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking Trilogy.
Totally Should’ve Had A T.V. Show
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo features a diversely skilled team that’s akin to a show that I stopped watching but did appreciate the nerdy merits of intelligence: Scorpion. I think it’d see success to have them steal shit for other people on a weekly basis with stewing character development arcs therein. And slow burn romances. Have I sold you on it?
Totally Should’ve Had One Point of View
I love most multi-POV stories soooooo. If there’s one I wish I didn’t read, it would be Four’s inclusion in Veronica Roth’s Allegiant. I laughed at his whining. Did I read his book? No lol.
Totally Should’ve Had A Cover Change
This might be an unpopular opinion but can I just say that while I get why people enjoy the dresses on Rutkoski’s Winner’s Trilogy, I actually don’t appreciate the suddenly topographical change from book 2 onward? It’s the change from being written vertically versus horizontally that’s like….whhhhyyyy?
Totally Should’ve Stopped Reading
This Is Where It Ends by Marike Nijkamp. I didn’t particularly enjoy the vilification of the “antagonist/school shooter” without even giving him a POV voice to actually sell the story. Plus everything that happened had this cinematic tone to it that just didn’t work for me. You can read my rage review here.
Totally Should’ve Kept The Covers
Re above with Winner’s Trilogy PB edition, I guess? (Do know that I speak of all this Winner’s nonsense despite not having read the books LOL.)
Totally Shouldn’t Have Pre-Judged
The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood is one of those academic study books you read and think “bleh, reading books for school is garbage” — or maybe I’m just projecting my thoughts onto you. Either way, the actual story (and ending) was like a big “…huh?!” in the best way possible.
Amy @ Watcher Books
Casey @ Adopt a Book AUS
Caitlin @ Weezled
Cherry @ Read Forevermore
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions
Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse
Geraldine @ Corralling Books
Hufsa @ Bad Geek Reads
Isabella @ Gryffindor Books
Jasmine @ Jasmine Pearl Reads
Jesse @ Books at Dawn
Jonas @ Other Things
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Kat @ The Impossible Girl
Kelly @ Stellar Scrutiny Book Blog
Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads
Liam @ Liam’s Library
Mahnoor @ Musings of a Girl
Melissa @ In A Bookish World
Summer @ Xing Sings
…and you! (Tagging everyone is difficult)
This tag also opens up the Totally Shouldn’t Of…Have? Ugh, English.