Hey all, Dani here.
I’m popping in today with a quick and fun little book tag. I saw this a few weeks ago on the Little Blind Book Finds blog so you can check out Krista and Dawlyn’s post here. But anyway, there have been a few variations on this tag since its creation. The basic concept of the original tag was to look at your five most used emojis and select a book for each one.
My top five emojis are: smiling eyes emoji, heart eyes emoji, blushing emoji, winky kiss emoji, and the nerd emoji. The only two of those that weren’t in the version of the tag I saw on Little Blind Book Finds post were the winky kiss and the nerd emojis, so I’m going to add those in at the end. Otherwise I’m going to do the tag as written.
Let’s jump into it.
Rolling Eyes Emoji — Okay, wow, let’s just jump into this. My pick is going to be ACOWAR by Sarah J Maas.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed this book. But there were so many points where I found myself asking if a certain event or a certain dialogue or whatever was actually happening. Some of it just felt a bit ridiculous and I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. My spoiler free review can be found here.
Blushing Emoji — I don’t think I really blush while reading books, but then again, I’m not exactly looking at my face while I read. Nevertheless, for this one I’m going to go with Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward.
I haven’t been reading many steamy romances lately, but this one has been one of my most recent/favorite. Since meeting Butch in the first book of the series I was intrigued by him as a character, so finally getting his story was fantastic. I really need to jump back into this series because I decided to take a break after this one. I still have plenty to read in order to catch up.
Cool Emoji — So a book that I’ve read this year that I thought had a cool concept that was executed well was Heartstone by Elle Katharine White.
It is a reimagining of the classic Pride & Prejudice tale, but with the inclusion of dragons, wyverns, hobgoblins and more. I was so intrigued by this book and how it portrayed the characters. This is a book I will definitely reread in the future. You can check out my review as well if you’d like to find out more.
Super Angry Emoji — For this one I have to pick The Awakening by Kate Chopin. I’m not even tossing a picture of this classic piece of literature into this post. I had to read this book twice at university and both times I very much disliked it. The main character aggravated me and her decisions by the end of the story just made me mad. This is probably the only time in my life I’ll actually admit to hating a book. Hmm…well, I could probably throw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child into this category as well.
Astonished Emoji — I love those times when a book just astounds you and blows you away, just like when I read All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis. This book is out now and I highly recommend it.
I picked up an ARC of this at BookExpo and very quickly devoured it, despite being terrified of the possible future it portrays. This definitely ranks as one of my favorite books of the year and you can read my review if you’d like to know more.
Laughing Hard Emoji — I haven’t really read any books that really made me laugh hard this year, but for this tag I’m going to pick Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh. This book is funny and heartwarming and sad and just relatable in so many ways. Plus the artwork is pretty amusing too.
Cry Hard Emoji — Okay, so to be honest, while this book made me cry, it did not make me cry as much as some other past reads, but as much as possible I am trying to choose from books I’ve read in 2017, so They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera.
This book is out now, so again I definitely recommend it. Following the last day of the two main characters was a beautiful emotional rollercoaster. Adam Silvera gets me in the feels every time. You can find my review here.
Smiling Eyes Emoji — This was an easy pick because I enjoyed this book (technically this series) so much. It was just fun and cute and I couldn’t help but smile throughout. My pick has to be the Scott Pilgrim series.
I loved all the adorable nerdiness of this book, and the occasional self-awareness and breaking of the fourth wall by some of the characters. It was just such a fun experience and I devoured the whole series. My series review is also up on my blog so feel free to check it out.
Emotionless Emoji — This is a book that disappointed me. I wanted to like it because it sounded good but I was left just feeling meh about the whole thing… Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza.
I really liked the cover and the summary sounded really cool, but then I was let down by so much of the book, including the fact that it was shorter than I would have expected. You can find my review here.
Heart Eyes Emoji — Hands down this one has to go to Geekerella by Ashley Poston. Such a cute book.
First there’s that cover, then there’s the concept of a Cinderella retelling that focuses on fandom, and then there’s just everything that is contained between the covers. I adored this book and it made me such a happy little fangirl. Of course you can find my full thoughts of the book here in my review.
Okay, so now we are at the two emoji categories that I am tossing in here just because I can.
Winky Kiss Emoji — This one goes to another adorable and sort of geeky YA contemporary, and that is Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett.
This book features some summer fun, as well as a couple characters who are big fans of a number of movies and spend a lot of time discussing them. I really enjoyed this book and you can read all about my thoughts and feelings here.
Finally, Nerd Emoji — Now for this one there are so many books I can recommend, whether that would be You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost) by Felicia Day, or even Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. Both are great nerdy reads, but I’m going with a book I definitely need to reread soon, and that is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
All of the references to books, TV shows, movies, video games, and more from the 80s was just an amazingly nerdy experience and I so loved this book. I’m also very much looking forward to the movie coming out next year.
Okie dokie then, well that’s it for today’s post. If you would like to do this emoji book tag then by all means, consider yourself TAGGED! And if you do write up your own post, please let me know because I’d love to check out your answers.