Meme Book Tag

The Meme Book Tag was originally created by Books are my Social Life & Dylanthereader5! I was tagged by  Melanie over at Meltotheany who has an AMAZING blog & EPIC reviews! ❤ ❤ ❤ This tag had me giggling quite a few times, thank you Mel for tagging me 🙂

Crying Kim Kardashian – A book that made you cry.

My last real tear jerker was The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw (RTC) this book made me ugly cry at the very end *sobs*

 Salt Bae – A book that needed a little something more

Having just finished Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young, I’d say this book could’ve used a bit more in terms of plot. Well at least I would’ve appreciated a not so straight forward plot youknowwhatImshayin’ *CardiB voice*?

Guy thinking – A book that made you think

Easy! Furyborn by Claire Legrand & in such a satisfying way! This book is formatted so that the reader is following two timelines 1,000 YEARS apart! I buddy read it with some amazing bookworms & it was fun theorizing along the way 🙂

 Confused guy – A book whose hype you don’t understand

SMH…this one is kind of mean no? haha! Ok If I’m answering honestly that would have to be The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. I went in fully expecting to love it cause it had all the ingredients to be a hit in my corner. Ultimately it came down to this book not really being what it came across as…the Grim Fairy tales are there but they’re at the very end of the book. Still looking forward to the follow-up which I hear will be about the Hinterland…YASSSS! ❤

Evil Patrick – A guilty pleasure read (whatever you consider guilty pleasure to mean)

*giggles* I don’t feel guilty at all about this read but it is a genre I’m new to and am enjoying inhale reading cause they’re just that good & easy to digest. Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas was innnneresting haha! & perhaps not the book to read in public #jussayin

Meryl Streep – A book that you’re always hyping up 

Ok…I really hadn’t realized how hard I push the Winternight trilogy until several bookworm buddies told me they’d read it & loved it after seeing me gush about. Whelp, the second book came around & it was even better than the first which meant I had to go on another round of promos cause it’s Katherine Arden & I friggin love this human!

The Bear and the Nightingale

The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy #2)

Successful baby – A book (whether you liked it or not) that you felt accomplished after reading

For this one I’m going with my first venture into Adult Fantasy, cause I had always been intimidated for a number of reasons. I think the complex world building worried me the most in terms of remembering everything. Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence however proved me so wrong! this is another series I will gush about til’ the ink runs dry. I recently reviewed the sequel Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor #2) & it was also a 5 star read! Mark Lawrence really thinks about his readers & the world building is laid out in such a way that feels organic & won’t overwhelm.

Pennywise – A book with a promising concept/a book that you had high expectations for, but ultimately let you down

The hype was real on this one because of this authors last work. I never read Andy Weir’s The Martian but the love for that book wasn’t missed by this bookworm. So much so that I haven’t watched the movie cause so many of my closest bookworm buddies have said to read the book 1st! haha! I still plan to but I decided to get his latest Artemis & sadly it just didn’t work for me. I had such high hopes & was determined not to let the train leave the station w/out me but ultimately there were some problematic thangs in this one.

 Headphones guy – A audiobook that you enjoyed

The Serpent king by Jeff Zetner cause it hit me all in the feels & I’ll never be over that ending! *sobs for days* seriously this book is all about friendship & grieving and gahhhh! my book babies, love them so much! ❤

 Distracted guy – Two books; one you’ve been neglecting on your TBR for a long time and a new one that’s distracting you/peaking your interest. 

hmmm…not sure if I’m neglecting this one but I sure am willfully NOT reading it at the moment haha! with reason! I’m a big fan of Laini Taylor so much so that the wait in between books is brutal & can leave me slumping hard sooo…

Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Promise I’ll be reading this one in the VERY near future)

As for the book that continues to make me break my neck every time I walk by my bookshelf…

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black  (I won this from a NOVL giveaway & I doubt I’ll be able to hold out for much longer cause y’all know those who read The Cruel Prince, that ending! smh)

 Cash me outside girl – A book that tried to be something that it’s not (pretentious, didn’t live up to what it was marketed as, etc.) 

Like Melanie, I’m also not fond of this meme. I had to dig through my Goodreads shelves & I did come up with one that really wasn’t what I expected. Wintersong (Wintersong#1) by S. Jae-Jones which I rated 3.5 stars at the time but would probably take my rating down to 2.5 stars now that I’ve had much time to think about it. Pitched as a Labyrinth re-telling, Wintersong is great when we’re with the Goblin King in the underground. Otherwise the heavy use of Classical music terminology all throughout really made me feel like a real outsider with scrunched eyebrows lol. Less Labyrinth, more something else…

Dog in fire – How many unread books do you own? 

Well this got awkward hella fast…I honestly couldn’t tell you since I own 2 large bookshelves in my living room & 3 medium sized ones in my bedroom and I don’t keep my unread books separate from the rest. Anywhere between 70-100 SMH (working on it) I know…I Know…

 BONUS – Pick a meme that wasn’t featured in this tag and pair a book with it 

My Question: A book with an ending you didn’t see coming…

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3 words…The Cruel Prince! Holly Black legit shooketh the house with THAT ending & it took me a minute to recover. Twisted up more than ya fave pretzel haha! 🙂

I tag…

Flavia @Flaviathebibliophile

Ashley @SociallyAwkwardBookworm

Raven @DreamyAddictions

Sarah @TheCleverReader

Regina @Bookishinbed

Amy @ACourtofCrownsandQuills

Rebecca @BookishlyRebecca

Larkin @WonderfilledReads

Amanda @PeaksandPages

This was a fun tag &was a labor of love! haha (Thanks Mel for sharing the links to the memes). I invite everyone who is interested to take a stab at it 😉 also, friendly reminder when tagging a fellow blogger, choose one of their posts to link back to so that they get a ping aka notification letting them know you tagged them or were tagged by them <3’s


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42 thoughts on “Meme Book Tag”

  1. Oh great answers for this tag Lilly. I definitely agree with you on Wintersong, I think it was a decent read but I just wasn’t a major fan of it the way everyone else seemed to be and I think it just missed the mark overall. I really really hope you love Strange the Dreamer (and The Wicked King, wow congrats on winning that giveaway) and you’re definitely one of the bloggers who convinced me to read The Bear and the Nightingale. I was seeing so many amazing reviews but I think your review was one of the first and the one that got me to put that book on my radar (and I’m glad because wow it was amazing!)
    Great post, and again great answers for this tag. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thank you Beth! OMG this has to be one of the BEST comments I’ve received in a very long time! thank you my friend! The Bear and the Nightingale is one of the MOST beautiful books I’ve read & it will be bittersweet to see it come to an end later this year. Thank you, I def was shocked to see that I’d won a copy of The Wicked King smh still am. Wintersong was def not what I expected, I appreciated the writing but go thing up on other parts that really took a toll on pacing & connecting with the characters. I have a feeling, I’m going to LOVE Strange the Dreamer so much cause it’s Laini! ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. That’s all right, and yes it really is. I was hearing so many amazing things but the book ended up being just as amazing as everyone said. Oh I know the feeling, but I still have to read the second so I have a way to go still. 🙂 Oh I get what you mean, the writing was good but it was the characters and the story I couldn’t connect with.
        Ha, yeah I have a feeling you will too. 😀 ❤️

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      2. I’m so glad you enjoyed The Bear so much! I’m hoping Katherine Arden attends any of the NYC Cons this year for a signing 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 Happy Reading Beth! 💜💜💜

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  2. Thanks for the tag! This is going to be a really fun one to do, haha!

    Also, how can you not have read Strange the Dreamer yet?!?!?!?! Girl, you will love it! And I will admit to not having read any of the Winternight trilogy, even though I own the first book…. OOPS!

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    1. Larkin! how dare you ignore The Bear and The Nightingale? I’ve gone on & on about it LOL! jk & it has taken alllll of me to not read Strange the Dreamer but now that we are approaching Muse of Nightmares, GIRRRRRL I’m in there! haha 🙂

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  3. This tag is hilarious! I loved all your answers! Pretty sure The Cruel Prince would be my choice for shocking ending as well. Like, whoa. I’m “re-reading” it right now by listening on audio, as I do my daily chores. lmao. You must read The Wicked King soon so you can tell me all your thoughts! Eeeee. Thanks for the tag, Lilly! ❤

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  4. Yay yay yay!!!! I’m so glad you tagged me for this because memes are my everything. I’ve been hoping someone would tag me soon!!!! Thank you so much ❤ ❤

    I completely agree with your last answer…The Cruel Prince had me shooketh. I still can't believe that happened and The Wicked King isn't in my hands yet!

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    1. This makes me so happy! I never want anyone to feel like they have to do a tag but it’s always fun when they want to 😄💕 you’re so welcome! 💜

      & YASSS to The Cruel Prince, legit left us thirsty for more 😂😂😂 I can’t wait to see your answers, if you link back to any of my posts I’ll get a ring when you post yours ☺️💕


      1. I love tags, they’re one of my favorite posts to write 🙂

        I still can’t believe we have to wait until January for it. It feels like it’s been years since I’ve read The Cruel Prince haha. Yessss I’ll have to pingback to you 🙂


    1. Thank you Resh! ❤ haha! I had fun doing this one & I will always profess my love for The Bear an the Nightingale to anyone willing to listen (and maybe some unwilling) LOL! The 3rd book is right around the corner & I'm just not ready to say goodbye but I need that book in my life haha! 🙂

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    1. I’ve actually started to come across more bookworms who didn’t love Illuminae, I loved it but can understand why some may not 😉 LOOOOOOE The Iliad and the Odyssey!!! glad you enjoyed Ashley 🙂


  5. What a fun tag, and I loved your answers here, Lilly! I don’t think I’ll ever be over The Serpent King, that book just destroyed me haha. I didn’t know that The Wicked Deep had a crying-sort of ending?! I already have this book on my TBR and… strangely, I’m even more eager to read it, knowing it gave you all the emotions haha 🙂

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    1. OH GOODNESS MARIE!!!!! *on my knees pleading* PLEASE READ THE WICKED DEEP! haha! ugh it broke me but gahhhh beautiful atmospheric writing! I MOST def will re-read when the time for the Netflix series approaches. Please let me know when you do start it, I’m on Twitter & Insta, I’m gonna be pushing this book all year lOL! happy reading, I owe you a visit so I’m heading over now 🙂

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      1. OH YES there is a netflix series as well??? I NEED to read it as soon as I can now hahaha, I’ll let you know for sure when I can get it. I can’t WAIT 😀


  6. Love reading all your answers! I’ve heard mixed reviews about the hazel wood but I might give it a someday. Congratulations on winning the wicked king. I haven’t read the first book yet but I hope you enjoy the sequel. I’m pretty excited about furyborn, and sky in the deep. I hope I get to them soon.
    Thanks for the tag! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Raven! ❤ I say go for it, the writing was good in Hazelwood, I just wish it was less contemporary & more Fantasy as promised. I'm still going to p/u the companion book cause it's focused on the hinterland 🙂 Thank you, I was super shocked & excited all at once LOL! I can't wait to see what you think of Furyborn & Sky in teh Deep *eeeeK* haha! Happy reading! 🙂


  7. OMG, this tag is amazing! HAHAH. Thanks for tagging me! I can’t wait to do this one. I need to set a time to finally get to all of my tags that I have drafted, haha. The Serpent King….so much ugly crying. I want to listen to the audiobook, but I feel like it’ll destroy me even worse than when I read it by myself LOL. So jealous you won’t The Wicked King, ahhhh. I need to know what is going on! OMG, girl, I would LOVE to have 70-100 unread books. I actually just updated my list yesterday and I have over 500 unread books (DEAD). 245 unread kindle books and 294 unread physical books. hahaha. I am drowning.

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    1. Omygahhhhh! I nearly choked on my water when I read 500 Unread books?!?! Ashleyyyyy😩😂 I’m trying so hard to manage my book spending a bit better and it has improved now that I’m starting to get arcs from some publishers. I’m dyiiiiiiing to read The Wicked King but I’m buddy reading it so I’m trying to not even look it’s way 😰😂 no worries on the tag Ashley, I have a planner where I’ve just been writing them down but you’ve actually drafted some up so you’re already #winning 😂💕

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      1. I want to cry every single time I think of all the unread books I own, haha. I think I may have to do an unhaul again. Can’t wait to see what you think about The Wicked King when you finally get to it! I have quite a few tags drafted, so I don’t forget them. Now I just need to get around to filling out the answers, haha. Cool that you keep them in a planner to help you remember!


  8. Thank you so much for tagging me in this. I do love doing tags. So many of these books I want to read. I have been hearing a lot of people say they didn’t like The Hazel Wood so I’ve been iffy about picking that one up. I also really need to read Strange The Dreamer. I own it, I’ve just been slacking.


    1. Oh you’re so very welcome! ❤ ❤ ❤ I feel ya on Strange the Dreamer cause I've been doing the same smh, I'm sure I'll be gently kicking myself when I finally get around to it haha!

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      1. I saw there was a buddy read for it going on Twitter but I completely forgot about it and missed out. 😦 I feel you. I’ve heard nothing but good things so I’m sure I’ll be doing the same lol.


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