I hope you are all doing just perky. This month I’ve got a school special book tag for you. Last year, I did one on school subjects, you can scroll through it here. It’s pretty fun, in my opinion. This year, I’m sticking it to extracurricular activities! All those fun extra, after school things. So, here we go!
A book involving sports in some way.
I’m actually going to go with a recent one I’ve read. Well, recent ones. The Royals series by Erin Watt incorporated football as the big sport on campus and it made the boys look like big shots. Cue my eye-roll. LOL. A fun and adrenaline rush of a series though that got my toes curling more than once.
A book that pepped you up!
This one was pretty easy. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman. Easy, but I should’ve added weird. LOL. I love a good apocalypse and everything about this book was entertaining and colorful and seriously got me all pepped up to watch an angel and demon team up to stop the end of days.
A book involving music in some way or that stems from a musical.
Siren by Kiera Cass is just about the only book I can imagine for this one. A girl with a powerful voice that can lure people to their deaths. Pretty deadly. A quaint and beautiful book in my opinion.
A book involving musical instruments.
Tommy Wallach’s We All Looked Up was a stellar piece of work where a group of teens were just looking for comfort before a meteor maybe-possibly striking Earth, and one of those teens was determined to get her spotlight and prove she more than some nothing-nerd. I praise that. It takes balls, especially at the possible end of existence.
A favorite play/musical.
I really enjoyed Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls. The comedy movie it stemmed from in honor of its anniversary was gold and this was even more hysterical.
A tech/machina sci-fi/dystopian book.
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card is by far my favorite right now. Heartbreaking and devastating. I just get the major feels as a battle between two races rages on and humanity rest on the shoulders of a boy, and his gaming skill, and he doesn’t even realize it.
A book that takes charge or contains leadership of some kind.
It’s in Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi that the main character, Zelie, is thrust into a position of leadership while on the cusp of a powerful but deadly war that looms over her homeland. While I understood how people felt like this sequel fell flat I understood and saw how difficult it is to be in the seat where all that lies before you are hard choices where somebody will always get hurt.
The hipster, artsy one. The one-of-a-kind book in your eyes.
A one of kind, unique book I loved was definitely (and there are many) was Valiant by Holly Black; book 2 in The Modern Faerie Tale trilogy. LOL, it’s the one that I’ve heard many people say they liked least, but not me. It’s perhaps my favorite because of how much loneliness it’s contains as well as desperation for comfort and determination to fight for the things that matter most and for yourself.
A timeless read.
Hands down. Pride and Prejudice is a big one. So many sighing moments filled with complicated feelings. Austen has a beautiful style of writing that really just sticks to your heart like honey.
Student Government/Debate Club
A banned book/controversial read.
To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the most popular books to be debated and argued over. It also happens to be on the banned books list. I still own the beautiful purple, mass market edition with the mockingbird flying from its little hole in the tree at twilight. This is an important book to read and gives insight on racism and how a child sees it in others and the effects it has. An eye-opening read.
A book you recommend to everyone.
Can you guess it? I bet you can. That’s right. The Morganville Vampires, baby! Fun, witty, and freaking vampires. Not you typical either. Inventive and fast-paced. Some magnificent originality for sure.
A book you started but didn’t finish.
I don’t like admitting to not finishing books. It feels like blasphemy. But, there have been a few. Very few, but still. Night Star by Alyson Noel that’s a part of The Immortals series was one of those. It was at this point that I was pushing—shoving myself through the series and I just couldn’t do it anymore. The series started out so good! By this point it just fell flat for me and that was so disappointing.
Feel free to give it a go, or not, no worries! It’s just a fun bit to share interests and if you do go ahead and take a fun spin with it then tag me because I totally wan tot see your awesome answers!
More to come soon…
What was your favorite activity to do in school? Let’s chat in the comments below! Have an awesome day!