As two millennials who deeply loved Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album, SOUR, we definitely could not turn down the opportunity to do the SOUR book tag once we happened upon it! Okay, and by “happened upon it” I mean, we looked every few weeks to see if someone had in fact created a SOUR tag. So, thank you Ashmita!!
- List the rules.
- Show some love to the one who tagged you.
- Mention the creator (Ashmita @ the Fictional Journal) and link it back to the original post.
- Nominate as many people you want and notify them by commenting on their posts.
- Name a song that you have been listening to on repeat.
- Have fun!
a book with a lot of teenage angst
Bree: Heartstopper: volumes 1-3 by Alice Oseman – but the teenage angst is the cute, fluffy type.
a book that broke your heart, but you still keep going back to
Bree: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Tree: I have read Daisy Jones & the Six like five times and I cry at the ending every time. It’s getting bad because I cry earlier and earlier each time.
a book that helped you grow/ become who you are today
Bree: It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini – It was impactful for me as a ~youth~
Tree: I always say The Princess Diaries series because they are the reason I ended up reading YA and falling in love with YA contemporary and romance.
𝟙 𝕊𝕋𝔼ℙ 𝔽𝕆ℝ𝕎𝔸ℝ𝔻, 𝟛 𝕊𝕋𝔼ℙ𝕊 𝔹𝔸ℂ𝕂
a book which was slow paced, but so addictive that you just couldn’t stop reading it
Bree: 7½ deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton – like the longest book EVER but I NEEDED TO KNOW!! ALL THE THINGS!!! So much frustration!!!
Tree: This question almost seems contradictory to me as when I’m “addicted” to a book, I tend to fly through them. Slow paced books are rarely ones that I get super addicted to. But, I would say The Dutch House by Ann Patchett as it is a pretty slow read, but I was very invested in the story. A big part of this was because of the audiobook which is narrated by Tom Hanks. See my review here.
a book that makes you nostalgic
Bree: The Selection series by Kiera Cass – idk this series has BIG HIGH SCHOOL ENERGY for me.
Tree: After watching The Baby-sitters Club on Netflix and crying in almost every episode I realized how much nostalgia I have with these books. Highly recommend the show because it’s adorable. Also, I got rid of my copies when I was young, but just repurchased used copies this week and I’m so excited.
𝔾𝕆𝕆𝔻 𝟜 𝕌
a book you almost DNF’d but it became your favorite
Bree: I really cannot think of an instance where this has happened to me. I can usually tell whether or not I’m going to like a book. So, if I get anywhere near DNF’ing something, it’s not a good sign.
Tree: I was not vibing with Love Lettering and almost set it down during the first chapter, but then stuck with it. I am so glad I did because I adored this one and have loved all of Kate Clayborn’s other books. She has become one of my favorite authors and if I set this one down, I would not have read anything else by her.
𝔼ℕ𝕆𝕌𝔾ℍ 𝔽𝕆ℝ 𝕐𝕆𝕌
a book that lived up to your incredibly high expectations
Tree: I was highly anticipating The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood and IT LIVED UP TO THE HYPE. It doesn’t release until September, but I was lucky enough to get an eARC and I’ve already read it twice. This one is definitely going to become a comfort read. I’ll be posting a review at some point and y’all will get to read all my excited rambling.
a book/series which cause a book hangover
Bree: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – OW. I went into a 2 week slump after that trauma.
Tree: I didn’t fall into a reading slump per se after finishing this Volume Two of Check, Please but I definitely was not ready to leave this “world” and could not stop thinking about Bitty and his teammates. You can see my thoughts here.
a world you would sell your books to be a part of
Bree: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS OBVIOUSLY. I have wanted to be a demi-god since I first read this series over a decade ago.
a favorite series, but a really disappointing last book
Bree: The Divide series by Elizabeth Kay – like, WHAT was that ending?? I was a very upset child in the wake of finishing this series. The trauma has apparently stayed with me all these years too lol.
Tree: I was a big fan of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series, but the last book was not my favorite. I honestly don’t remember anything about it, but it was not great.
ℍ𝕆ℙ𝔼 𝕌ℝ 𝕆𝕂
a book that healed you/ your comfort book
Bree: THE FOLK OF THE AIR SERIES IS AGGRESIVELY MY COMFORT SERIES. I don’t make the rules.
Tree: One of my favorite comfort reads is I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. I have no idea why. I read it every couple of years and just love it so much.
Thanks for reading! What’s your favorite Olivia Rodrigo song?
xoxo, Bree & Tree