*cue the x-files theme*
I haven’t seen every episode or quite frankly the newest season since Gillian Anderson is leaving and I just can’t care about watching it without Dana Katherine Scully. But I still love X-Files, especially the monster of the week episodes. I also kind of ship Mulder and Scully A LOT. I saw that Pages and Pugs did this tag, so why not give it a shot?
Also the covers for each book go to the Goodreads pages for each book in case you want to find out more and add these books to your TBR. 🙂
Fox Mulder || Fox is known to have some “out there” beliefs, so name a book that you believe in despite everyone/ratings/reviews tell you perhaps isn’t that great
This apparently has an average rating of 3.6 on Goodreads, which isn’t necessarily bad but most ratings around that area most people consider to be books that are a) divisive or b) average reads. So far I’m loving it and there’s nothing anyone can say about its lack of plot that can stop me from enjoying this.
Dana Scully || Just like the resident FBI skeptic, name a book that you’re skeptical of (because of hype, sketchy cover, etc.)
This book was very hyped last year and is also still very hyped. I also really like the cover, but I’m just kind of torn about reading a M/M romance by a straight white woman when its still very hard for gay men to get their Own Voices stories to garner attention.
I Want to Believe || What book do you believe, just like the famous tagline, will be your next 5 star/crown read off of your TBR?
There are many other books that I could possibly see myself rating a 5 stars (or well in my case a 10/10) but I think this one for sure will rate super high. I’ve seen a lot of 5 star reviews for this on other blogs. I also recently read How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blakeand I LOVED IT SO MUCH. I enjoyed her writing and the way that AHB writes about very sensitive topics. I also tend to place contemporaries that deal with hard to talk about issues like this one very high, especially if they are done well.
Aliens || Name a book that on your TBR that is from a genre that seems out from another book world to you but still sounds super good.
I’m not even sure how to answer this one because I read and want to read just about any genre of book imaginable no matter how bizarre the description may sound. But I just recently added Jade City by Fonda Lee to my TBR and its description is pretty wild but I’m absolutely here for it.
FAMILY IS DUTY. MAGIC IS POWER. HONOR IS EVERYTHING.
Magical jade—mined, traded, stolen, and killed for—is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. For centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance their abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion.
Now the war is over and a new generation of Kauls vies for control of Kekon’s bustling capital city. They care about nothing but protecting their own, cornering the jade market, and defending the districts under their protection. Ancient tradition has little place in this rapidly changing nation.
When a powerful new drug emerges that lets anyone—even foreigners—wield jade, the simmering tension between the Kauls and the rival Ayt family erupts into open violence. The outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all Green Bones—from their grandest patriarch to the lowliest motorcycle runner on the streets—and of Kekon itself.
Jade City begins an epic tale of family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of jade and blood.
This sounds so unique and I can’t wait to get my hands on this.
The Lone Gunmen || Name a book that comes along with an epic team just like these three hacking men
I don’t think I’ll never NOT take an opportunity to talk about The Divinersseries by Libba Bray. While not a complete team in the first book, the second book in the series, Lair of Dreams, really shows how great of a team that the characters can become if they put their minds together. Also I love their interactions.
Walter Skinner || Skinner is the boss that forever teeters on the edge of good and evil, so name a conflicting character for you (whether the character is just conflicted or you’re conflicted about your feelings for them).
Since I mentioned HTMAW earlier, and I saw this realized that I could talk about some here as well. The MC of HTMAW is Grace, who is conflicted between deciding whether she should focus on her own life and break away from her neglectful mother, Maggie. The conflict that Grace faces in this book is done so well and handled perfectly by the author. It was a very difficult read for me but I liked feeling validated by a lot of the discussion this book brought up about dealing with neglectful and toxic parents.
Cancer Man/ Cigarette Smoking Man || Name the worst book villain you can think of just like this smoking fiend who refuses to stay dead.
Okay lol this kind of a cop-out answer for me because I literally couldn’t think of a villain that I’d compare to the Cigarette Smoking Man and also I don’t remember much from this series since I read it in middle school. I read the first 4 books of the PLL series, I just remember how much A annoyed me. Apparently A just found several ways to come back whether they were found out or not. So I’d have to go with A for this one.
Thanks for reading and EVERYONE who sees this is free to do this tag as well!