The Booksgiving Challenge

Almost two months of complete inactivity and now three posts in a week? Who even am I? Always a good thing to think about when I should be sleeping.

So it’s nearly one a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and I should probably go to sleep, but I’ve been anticipating writing posts lately. I’ve legitimately got posts planned and I want to write them, so you better believe I’ll take full advantage of that even if the timing is questionable.

Today’s post is one that I originally saw on Instagram stories, though I can’t remember the specific account, called the Booksgiving Challenge. I’m not actually sure if it was intended for your story or your feed, but it’s basically eight prompts and you list a book for each one – standard tag/challenge stuff. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the later I write the more eloquent I am.

Credit to @gallerybooks on Instagram for this challenge.

Book I recommend the most:

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell is somewhere in my top five books of all time. I like to say that it’s Six of Crows with time travel, and to recommend it if I’ve already recommended Grave Mercy.

Book that made me laugh out loud:

This might’ve been the hardest question, because while several books have amused me with their one-liners, not many have made me laugh out loud. So for this I’m going with The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee and the follow-up novella The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky.

Book I read in one night/very quickly:

I’m happy to say that the last time I sped through a book was actually not that long ago at all. The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding is the queer YA rom-com of my dreams, featuring a fat lesbian fashion blogger and a sapphic Mexican photographer navigating their internship and budding romance. It’s amazing and you should absolutely read it as soon as possible.

Last book that made me cry:

If you’ve been here for any length of time, you know I’ve got a heart of stone and have never cried over a book.


But I did read a book earlier in the month that had some heartbreaking scenes and almost made me cry at one point: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas. I can’t say anything else without spoiling, but if you’ve read it I’m sure you can figure out what I mean.

Book I’m most thankful for:

Would this really be my post if a Robin LaFevers book wasn’t mentioned? Surprise, surprise, my answer is Courting Darkness. It’s now almost two a.m. and I’m talking about my favorite series of all time, so prepare for a bit of Muenster cheese. That’s my favorite kind, if you were wondering. I’m so happy that there are going to be two more books in this world, with these characters and new ones, and that I got to read a digital ARC several months early. Thank you, Netgalley! I’m also ecstatic that a friend had a physical ARC that she was willing to pass on, because my collection is now one book bigger. Thanks Jill! ❤

Book that inspired me:

There are a lot of potential answers here, but I’m going with Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake because it’s half of my inspiration for a book I might be writing. 😉

Book whose twist I didn’t see coming:

I read Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes way back in February, but it’s the Falling Kingdoms series finale and of course, full of twists and turns. Another good choice would be The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty.

Book I wish was a movie:

I could honestly list a hundred books for this one, but I’m lazy and no one wants to read that so I won’t. Instead, I’ll say Timekeeper by Tara Sim and the other two books in the trilogy, because if you do one you need to stick with it. I would love to see this world and these characters brought to life, especially Danny and Colton. I’m just realizing how often I find a way to bring these cinnamon rolls into every post, haha oops. A couple of other books that come to mind are The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid and Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody.

Although I think my one condition would be that Netflix makes the movies, because To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before got an amazing adaptation and Dumplin’ looks like it’ll be good too. I could also accept the crew of Love, Simon.

Tell me: what book are you most thankful for? Which one would you love to see as a movie? I’d love to know! 🙂

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a fabulous day/night! ❤

Until next time…

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