I’ll just start off by saying that this tag is probably way overdue. Like Chinese New Year was on 25th January but here I am almost 2 months later… But it looks like so much fun, so I thought why not. Thank you so much to Isabelle @Nine Tale Vixenfor tagging me 🙂
CHINESE NEW YEAR TAG
- Answer the questions and share your zodiac animal (Only if you’re comfortable with it! If you don’t know, you can look it up online based on your birth year!)
- Pingback to the creator of the tag (hammockofbooks) and whoever tagged you so we can read your responses!
- Tag some of your friends! (But not four because that’s unlucky!)
So Isabelle took it as a challenge to use only books by Asian authors and/or with Asian main characters for this tag and I’m going to follow her suit 🙂
My Zodiac Animal
I was born on 23 April in 2001 and after some googling, I’ve found out that I’m a Snake.
Snake signs are supposedly the most enigmatic and intuitive.
Snakes tend to act according to their own judgments while remaining private and reticent. They are determined to accomplish their goals and hate to fail.
Snakes represent the symbol of wisdom. They are intelligent and wise. They are good at communication but say little. Snakes are usually regarded as great thinkers.
Apparently, there are sub-divisions to a snake and I’m a Gold Snake but yeah, I guess that’s enough information.
New Year: A book with a phenomenal beginning
I fell in love with Harley In The Sky after reading just a couple of lines so yes it has an absolutely beautiful beginning and an equally enchanting rest oof the book. I know I’ve been talking a lot about this book so I’ll shut up right now and let you read my review.
Related Post: Harley In The Sky: Happy Book Release!
Chinese New Year: A book by an Asian author
It’s no hidden fact that I’m a huge Sandhya Menon fan and her latest book Of Curses and Kisses absolutely stole my heart. As usual. It’s a desi Beauty and the Beast retelling with a touch of magic, that too at a boarding school with royals! I mean every part of that line sounds like music to my ears and the story really does deliver.
Lunar New Year: A book that takes place in space
A Spark of White Fire is the best book set in space that I’ve read. I mean a book that is a retelling of Mahabharata and includes space? Sangu Mandanna is basically spoiling us you all. This is really one of the best sci-fi books I’ve ever read, the characters are amazing, the plot is intricately designed with quite a few twists and I just can’t recommend it enough, okay?
Zodiac / Year of the [Rat]: An animal sidekick
So Poonachi is basically a story about animals, well goats primarily so I guess this would be considered under the category of side-quick. I absolutely love Poonachi, it’s hard-hitting and had a huge impact on me in so many ways. So much so that I gave up eating goat meat. Perumal Murugan has a gripping writing style which is simple and eloquent and has managed to write a story the sort that I’ve never read before. I’m honestly miffed that it didn’t win the JCB prize but that’s a whole different story.
Lucky Color Red: A book with a red cover
I haven’t read The Wangs Vs. The World yet but it’s on my TBR and it has an absolutely gorgeous cover with such vibrant shades of red! It’s pitched as a funny debut but honestly, it sounds like a whole family mess and drama and I’m totally into that.
Firecrackers: A book exploding with action
Ignite the Stars is an amazingly jam-packed book with a lot of action and emotion and all sorts of thrilling spaceships. It’s just a piece of art that every sci-fi reader will absolutely worship. SO yeah, if you’re into space and found families then go for it.
Red Envelope: A book you can’t wait to open
I mean for me to open and read Yes No Maybe So it would have to be delivered at my house first despite the fact that I pre-ordered it ages ago and it’s been more than a month since it released. I’m extremely salty. And about to contact book depository and demand my book.
Delicious Food: A book that made you so hungry
There was such a lot of casual mention of food in It’s Not Like It’s A Secret from both Japanese and Mexican cuisine and I’m just drooling all over my phone. (I was listening to it in audiobook format).
It’s not like food was a huge integral part of the story but it really caught me off-guard and yet again I’m craving chocolate custard. Sigh.
Gathering With Family: An amazing fictional family
I mean who doesn’t love the Covey family? To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a soft and heartfelt story made even fluffier thanks to the amazing family Lara Jean has. My personal favourite character is sassy little Kitty who likes to stir up trouble. I mean don’t get me wrong, having a little sister like her would be hell. But she’s certainly fun to read about!
I’m not tagging anyone for a change so whoever would like to do this tag can feel free to consider themselves tagged 🙂
Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned?
Which is the latest book that you read by an Asian author?
More importantly, do you find yourself naturally inclined towards books by POC authors or do you make an external effort?