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The 2021 Book Tag

Today I’m bringing you another tag! A 2021 inspired one, which I was tagged in by the creator, Phoenix @ Books With Wings, so thank you Phoenix, and let’s jump right in!

Disclaimer from the creator: As I, Phoenix, live in the United States of America, the events that these tags reflect are mainly based off of my own experience of things happening directly around me. Therefore, I won’t be including significant events that have happened elsewhere in the world in this tag. HOWEVER, if you are from another country and think of an event that was impactful around you, feel free to add another question to this tag that you think goes with that event!

Here are the rules and announcements for this tag!

  • Link back to the original creator, Phoenix @Books With Wings
  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Answer all the questions
  • Tag at least 3 people
  • While the events covered in this tag are mainly centered around the going-ons in the United States of America, if you live in another country feel free to add another question or two to this tag that you think goes with an important event that happened elsewhere!
  • PLEASE NOTE: While this tag discusses events that happened in 2021, it does not at all need to be completed in 2021. This is NOT a time-restricted tag and you may do it whenever you want (you also do not need to talk about books that you read in 2021! It can be books you read whenever!)
  • Some of these questions are rather vague; these are totally up for interpretation!

I’ve included the full list of questions down below.

Questions

1) A sequel that did not live up to expectations

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell. I was really looking forward to this since I loved Carry On but sadly I was quite disappointed with this one and it put me off reading the third book in the series, which I still haven’t picked up.

2) A book where everything immediately went badly

How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao. In the very first chapter, there’s a murder that kicks off the story, so you could say it all goes wrong right away.

3) A book where things seemed to change for the better

I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver. This book deals with harsh topics but there’s an overall positive vibe surrounding it. There are many changes in the book, which at first might not be perceived as positive, but they end up being for the better.

4) A book where science/some kind of sci fi thing plays a major role

I sincerely cannot think of anything, as I haven’t read a sci-fi book in the longest time. So, I’m just going to go with a comic instead. X-Factor by Leah Williams, which is filled with sciency stuff.

5) A book where the characters get a reprieve

I’m going with the book I just finished, How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days by K..M. Jackson, because the entire book is a bit of a break from routine for our protagonist.

6) A book about sports/centered around competition

The All for the Game trilogy by Nora Sakavic. I don’t talk about these books all that much, but they became my entire world for about a month after I finished them. So, despite their many problems and ridiculous plots, I love them.

7) A book with a terrifying plot twist

People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins. I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily an unexpected twist, but it’s still horrible and it leaves you feeling quite uncomfortable.

8) A book with awesome behind-the-scenes characters

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston. I might have enjoyed some of the secondary characters more than the protagonist… August’s friends were just really sweet and interesting and I love every single one of them.

9) A book where there are HUGE consequences to an event/action/etc.

This is quite an obvious answer, but I’m going with The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. I don’t think I need to point out what the consequences to that one specific action are.

I tag:

As always, do this only if you want, but I’d love to read your answers!

Questions:

  1. A sequel that did not live up to expectations (general 2021)
  2. A book where everything immediately went badly (Attack on the USA capital)
  3. A book where things seemed to change for the better (President Joe Biden’s inauguration)
  4. A book where science/some kind of sci fi thing plays a major role (Vaccines)
  5. A book where the characters get a reprieve (general, middle of the year)
  6. A book about sports/centered around competition (Summer Olympics 2021 2020)
  7. A book with a terrifying plot twist (Delta Variant)
  8. A book with awesome behind-the-scenes characters (eg side characters) (THANK YOU ESSENTIAL WORKERS)
  9. A book where there are HUGE consequences to an event/action/etc. (supply chain backups due to covid)

15 thoughts on “The 2021 Book Tag

  1. What an interesting tag! I’ve never seen this one done before but it looks like fun (despite the events that correspond to the questions not being fun lol). I still have to read I Wish You All the Best but have been intrigued by it since it came out—I love the cover and title so much! Also, the cover and title for People Kill People have me super intrigued. I’m gonna have to check the book out 🙂 Great answers!

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    1. I Wish You All The Best was such a lovely read, it had me feeling so good and warm. People Kill People is definitely an interesting read, but I really enjoyed it. It’s also quite a quick read (some parts are in verse) so it’s worth checking out!

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  2. Ahh I’m so scared to read the song of Achilles (knowing how it ends in the myth, I’m pretty sure the book’s painful) and I do agree that the side characters of one last stop were very interesting!!
    hope you have a fabulous year ahead ❤❤❤

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    1. Let’s just leave it at there are a lot of feelings to be felt reading The Song of Achilles… And yes!! Those characters were soooo interesting and I fell in love with all of them despite how little time they had on the page. You have a lovely new year too, Jan!

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  3. Aaah I loved reading your answers! I’m so glad to hear that you think that Wayward Son was a disappointing sequel – my friend and I think most people in general loved it, but I really was not into it. As someone who has read the third book, I think it’s better than Wayward Son but definitely not as good as Carry On.
    And haha my brain really must be turned off these days because I really did have to think for a minute about the consequences in Song of Achilles 😅 whoops!

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