Happy Lunar New Year! It’s the biggest celebration in Chinese culture. This is the Year of the Rooster! (If you want to find your Chinese zodiac animal, go here.) To celebrate, I’ve joined this blog hop with Tiff at MostlyYaLit and Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts to bring you the Lunar New Year Book Tag! If you want to join, go HERE! (Now!) 🙂
This is how it works: in Western astrology, Chinese culture has its own zodiac, based on the year you were born and a corresponding animal. There are 12 animal signs and they each represent different personalities. We’ve created a book tag based on those.
And here they are….
Okay, so I could choose a couple of books such as #Famous (Jilly Gagnon) or Once and for All (Sarah Dessen), but if I’m being truly honest, the book I’m most anticipating this year is….MINE! My debut YA CHASING EVELINE releases this summer. I’m rooster proud!
The House on Mango Street is such a comforting read for me. It’s short, so I’m not stressed out about finishing it. And there are so many lines that I see myself in. This book gives me all the feels!
I really cannot think of anything other than…all my books. I could so easily go to the library and read books for free. But I. MUST. OWN. THEM. I guess so I can turn down pages and return to them later for inspiring quotes.
I simply adore the book Feeling Sorry for Celia. I never hear it talked about or see it on any lists. It’s not a recent book, but it’s just so darn fun to read!
(This is my Chinese zodiac sign!) Lost Girl Found has a very strong heroine. Poni lives in Sudan and struggles both as she walks to a refugee camp and then tries to survive in a refugee camp. Poni is a brave survivalist who wants a better future, one in which she does not fear for her life but also one where she gets to go to school.
Wonder is an uplifting story about a kid with a facial deformity. It’s a serious topic but a book with both laughter and tears.
I’m not sure it would count as a sweet romance, but a romance I thoroughly enjoyed (read the whole book in one day because I couldn’t get enough of this couple–more more appropriately, I couldn’t get enough of this hot boy) was Perfect Chemistry. I liked this couple so much that the subsequent novels in this series were all a disappointment.
Okay, I’m sorry…the only book I’ve read with royalty is the obvious one: Princess Diaries. But ooooh, how I loved this series. Mia is the Queen of hilarity.
This was a tough one for me. I couldn’t really come up with anything other than Ty from Stolen. This is a book with a very unique premise.
Most of the books I read are standalone books. One of my favorites is Wednesday Wars. This was such a great story. Holling Hoodhood is a great kid.
I can’t really put my finger on it, but this is a cover that grabbed me right away. Maybe it’s the soft blue background with polka dots. (I love polka dots). Or maybe it’s the font of the title. Or maybe it’s the 3-D look of the box. Or maybe it’s all of it! I just love it.
I love to laugh. A lot! By far, my favorite humorous character is Georgia Nicolson from Louise Rennison’s series. She is a hoot!