This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books I Would Hand to Someone Who Claims to Not Like Reading. I don’t really have a list of books I think everybody should read/would enjoy. I usually curate lists for non-readers or people who struggle to find books they like based on their interests or something they read in the past and enjoyed. So instead, I’m going to do a fun tag I found on A Book Wanderer a while ago and kept forgetting to do.
Bread- What book is purely fluff, and has no real plot line?
I’m not sure a book can exist without a “real” plot line, but there are plenty of “fluffy” reads out there where the plot line isn’t as important or defined. Somewhere Only We Know by Maureen Goo is a super cute fluffy read. There is a plot line, but a lot of the book follows the characters wandering around Hong Kong at night so it isn’t a super crazy plot line.
Turkey- What book made you want to fall asleep?
I don’t think I’ve ever fallen asleep while reading a book because of the book. It’s usually because I’m tired for other reasons. There are books, however, that while reading them make me feel tired. A recent book that made me feel this way is A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos.
Gravy- What book makes the whole series worth reading?
There are so many series where book one is okay but you have to read it in order to get the full arc/story and the sequels are so much better! One series that came to mind is the Blood of Kings trilogy by Jill Williamson. I liked book one enough to continue the trilogy, but books two and three are so freaking amazing. So as a whole the trilogy is a favorite!
Stuffing- What book is stuffed full of action scenes?
The Renegades trilogy by Marissa Meyer has a lot of action. Of course it does! It’s about superheroes!
Mashed Potatoes- What book looked good, and then wasn’t?
Lost in the Never Woods by Aidan Thomas has such a great cover and is an interesting take on the Peter Pan story, but the writing just didn’t work for me. It was too much telling and boring and nothing happened for ages.
Cranberries- What book has the sweetest romance?
There are so many great books with sweet romances, but I will always love the romance between Laura and Almanzo in These Happy Golden Days.
Corn- What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?
I absolutely love corny things. I find them funny even if they’re ridiculous or over the top. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl comics are super corny and full of so many puns, and I love it.
Green beans- What book is too long and needs to be shortened?
The Count of Monte Cristo. Ha-ha! It’s just so much talking and talking and talking. If there was more action in the book like the movie it might have been worth that many pages. But it’s just too long.
Pumpkin Pie- What book do you read to get out of a reading slump?
I don’t read any specific book to get out of a slump. If I’m in a slump, I’ll just switch to a different genre or length of book to see if that jolts me into a reading mood.
Dog/Cat- What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food that you would steal from the table?
I love mashed potatoes!