Hi everyone! It’s time for a book tag. Thank you to Ashlee at Books Are 42 for tagging me last week. Everyone should go check out her blog!
1. Post the rules in your post.
2. Answer all the questions and if you’ve never heard any of the songs, listen to them before you answer the questions.
3. Link the creator and the person who nominated you (Moi @Bookish Blunders).
4. Nominate 8 people. Only 8. (Why? There’s no Symphony no. 9, so…)
5. Use the featured image I’ve posted on this tag. (It’s drawn by Moi, and she’d like some recognition.)
Beethoven–Moonlight Sonata: A book you read that had an unexpected plot twist near the end.
Since I just finished reading Wendy Heard’s She’s Too Pretty to Burn last night, that’s the first book that comes to mind. I don’t read a lot of thrillers, and I definitely was not expecting what happened in the last half of the story.
Lizst–La Campanella: A book that you couldn’t even finish.
Hmm… This one’s hard, because I often force myself to finish books even if I’m not having a good time, just in case. The only (sapphic) book I can think of is Olivia by Genevieve McCluer. Based on the description, it should’ve been a perfect fit, but I couldn’t get past some fairly obvious issues. Unfortunately, I had to DNF it on NetGalley.
Rimsky-Korsakov–Flight of the Bumblebee: A book that was crazy and chaotic that you couldn’t even figure out what was happening.
I don’t know that it was crazy or chaotic, but Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth definitely had a lot going on. It had a large cast and multiple timelines and subplots, and was over 600 pages.
Mozart–Rondo Alla Turca: A book that is so over-recommended that everyone and their grandma has read it. (It’s still good, though.)
Apparently the only not strictly sapphic book I’m willing to talk about on this blog is Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. In my defense, June and Nora are definitely sapphic, as well as Amy and her wife. Since its release, this book has been recommended by literally everyone I know, and if not, I’m the one recommending it to other people. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: RW&RB is the perfect rom-com.
Beethoven–Für Elise: A book that has been on one of your favorites for ages.
I’m just… going to point you to my previous answer.
Chopin–Fantaisie-Impromptu: A book that is high up on your to be read list.
I guess it’s just a Casey McQuiston-heavy day. I’ve had One Last Stop on my “desperate to read” list before the title and release date had even been announced, I’m pretty sure.
Beethoven–Sonata No. 17 “Tempest” 3rd Movement: A book that you love but isn’t that well-known.
I don’t know if it’s not that well-known, but it doesn’t have that many ratings on Goodreads. The Lost Coast by A.R. Capetta is one of those super quiet, atmospheric witchy books full of magic and whimsy, and I absolutely adore it.
Mozart–Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: A book that is extremely long, but you still like it.
What are we calling extremely long, here? I think the longest book I’ve ever read is probably Plain Bad Heroines, as I mentioned earlier. Otherwise… I’m not actually sure. I read on my Kindle a lot, and it’s hard to gauge length that way!
Debussy–Clair De Lune: A book that was wonderful from start to finish.
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron is the first book I thought of! I L O V E fairy tales and retellings, and I just feel like this is a perfect reimagining of Cinderella.
Nadia at The Journeying Bibliophile
Soph at Soph’s Book World
E. at Local Bee Hunter’s Nook
I Can’t Read Straight
J at The Midnight Book Blog
Becca at Toastie Books
Althea at Althea is Reading
Mel at Cotton Candy Book Witch