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Today I’ll be doing the 2021 book tag, since I figured what better way to start off 2022, than to bid adieu to the previous year (This is my first tag of the year)! This tag was created by Phoenix @Books with Wings and I was tagged by Madeline @The Bookish Mutant. Both of them have amazing blogs, so do go give them a follow!
Let’s get to the tag!
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!
- 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!
While we do not have to mention books we’ve read in 2021, I thought it would be a fun twist to do that, so well, that’s what I am doing- all books mentioned are ones I’ve read in 2021!
- A sequel that did not live up to expectations (general 2021)
Majesty- the second part of American Royals wasn’t as good as the first part, so that’s what I am going with!
- A book where everything immediately went badly (Attack on the USA capital)
Can I say Crooked Kingdom? I mean it kinda does make sense, right?
- A book where things seemed to change for the better (President Joe Biden’s inauguration)
I would say Loveless, because like our MC does change for the better, and so do all the other characters! They are definitely better versions of themselves!
- A book where science/some kind of sci fi thing plays a major role (Vaccines)
Does Midnight Library make sense? I mean, it does right- alternate realities and lives and stuff.
- A book where the characters get a reprieve (general, middle of the year)
I’ll go with Well Met, because like the MC does get a reprieve from life in general.
- A book about sports/centered around competition (Summer Olympics
I pick The Winning Ingredient for this- it’s not exactly about sports only, it’s about baking as well!
- A book with a terrifying plot twist (Delta Variant)
The Silent Patient. I mean the end- if you know, you know.
- A book with awesome behind-the-scenes characters (e.g. side characters) (THANK YOU ESSENTIAL WORKERS)
I pick The Art of Running Away- the side characters were *chef’s kiss*
- A book where there are HUGE consequences to an event/action/etc. (supply chain backups due to covid)
Hmm… I choose The Girl Least Likely to for this one, since one fake ID card, leads to the entire book.
What was your favourite and least favourite part of 2021? Let me know in the comments!