Hello, everyone! This is The Opposite Books tag created by minhaestante over on Youtube. I was tagged by Stellah in The Little Book Nerd’s Life.
The first book in your collection and the last book you bought.
The earliest book I have in my collection right now would be Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary. I loved and still love the Ramona books to death. Those books are hilarious and heart-warming and the perfect series to hook a young mind to reading. The last book I bought would be Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I found it at Goodwill and jumped in joy. Jane Eyre is fantastic and one of my absolute favorite classics.
A cheap book and an expensive book.
Let’s see… I have bought A LOT of books from used book stores so I don’t know which one the cheapest is. My copy of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was only $0.25. The most expensive book would be Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan; it was $19.99 dollars of pain and disbelief. I regret buying that book to this day; it was highly disappointing and I refuse to take it as a legitimate conclusion.
A book with a male protagonist and a book with a female protagonist.
For male protagonist, I will choose I Hunt Killers series by Barry Lyga. These books are about Jasper Dent, the son of the most notorious serial killer in the world. Jasper is set on clearing his name when murders, very similar to the works of his imprisoned father, starts again in their area. These books are intelligent, violent and downright scary at times. I see Jasper as almost a teenage version of Sherlock (from the BBC show, not the books). For a book with a female protagonist (which is more than 90 percent of YA books these days)… I’m just going to go with a childhood favorite, Junie B. Jones. I have read every Junie B. Jones book, and if Barbara Parks chose to write more, I would still read them.
A book you read fast and one that took you long to read.
A book that I read fast… I think that would be the Twilight series which took me roughly a week and a half to read in the sixth grade. A book that took me a long time to read would be Game of Thrones; I love that book but it took me almost two months to get through that whole thing.
A book with a pretty cover and one with an ugly one.
I love the cover of A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. It’s a YA Sci-Fi, about Marguerite, whose physicist parents have made a machine that can take you to parallel universes.
Winger by Andrew Smith. I like this book, but the cover is awful. The boy has a bloody napkin stuffed in his nose!
A national book and an international book.
By national, I’m assuming it means United States (since that’s where I am). I guess I’ll go with Hunger Games since it is supposed to be a future United States. For an international book, I would choose Written in Stars by Aisha Saeed. It’s about a Pakistani-American teen names Naila whose very strict parents takes her back to Pakistan after they find out she has a boyfriend. I didn’t expect to like this book as much as I did.
A thin book and a thick book.
Hmm… the thinnest book I have read would be The Autobiography of An Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson. It takes place during the post-Reconstruction era in America, and follows the journey of a biracial man having to choose between being black in a openly racist society or passing as white and betraying his heritage. The thickest book I own (as in the book with the most pages), would be A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin.
A fiction book and a non-fiction book.
Seeing that 98 percent of what I read is fiction, I’ll go with my go to answer and say Harry Potter. One of my favorite non-fiction that I’ve read back in middle school is Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah. It’s about her experience growing up in China during WWII, in a family that considers her bad luck because her mother died two weeks after giving birth to her.
A way too romantic book and an action book.
I think, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi had too much cringe-worthy romance without needing to. Needless to say, I do not like those books. For an action book, I will say The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. It’s sci-fi/Fantasy in a world that has been taken over by aliens who look like humans. It follows Cassie who for a long time believes she is the only human left on the planet.
A book that made you happy and a book that made you sad.
I think a lot of the times, the same book makes me both happy and sad. In the Afterlight, the conclusion to the Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken, made me feel both extremely happy and very sad. It was the perfect conclusion, but as with all my favorite book series, I never wanted it to end.
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2 thoughts on “"The Opposite Books" Tag”
I also like this tag a lot! I loved a Game of Thrones, like you, but it also took me about two months to actually read because it is so long 😛 It makes me excited and dreading the second book at the same time. But when I have a holiday I will start it and whizz through! Like you, I also buy the majority of my books on cheap deals :3
Good luck with the second book! Took me even longer to read that one. 😀 I do love cheap books.