I saw this tag on bookishthingsandtea‘s blog and I just had to give it a try myself.The basic idea is that you have categories that are inspired by the game, the Sims, and you relate books to it. I haven’t played the Sims in AGES, mostly because after like five hours in character customisation and one hour in the game, I get bored and remove the ladder to the swimming pool – but I do enjoy the game whenever I get around to playing it!
The Original Sims: Best Author Debut
Without a doubt, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I still can’t believe this is her first book. I’ve done a full review here but just to say, this might be my favourite book of the year!
The Grim Reaper: Saddest Character Death
Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a death I will never be over….
Sims Getting Stuck: A Character That Just Got In The Way
I don’t read a lot of books with love triangles or other things like that, so I decided to go with one of my favourite villains in literature that is constantly in the way: Iago from Shakespeare’s Othello!
Simlish: A Book With Amazing Writing
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi is just beautiful in the story that its telling and Chokshi’s writing style. They fit so well together and I can’t wait to start reading A Crown of Wishes.
Expansion Packs: A Series Where The Books Keep Getting Better And Better
I’m going to go with Rick Riordan’s books right now. From Percy Jackson to Heroes of Olympus to the Magnus Chase series, Riordan’s mythology inspired books are incredible. I have so many of them to catch up on but every time I read one, I remember why I enjoy reading his work!
Sims Romance: The Worst Case of InstaLove
Caraval by Stephanie Garber is a book I enjoyed quite a bit (my review can be found here), but one of my criticisms was the sudden bounding about of the ‘love’ word like they hadn’t actually known each other for less than a week.
Cheats: A Contemporary Book That Is Entirely Unrealistic
I only mention this because it still bugs me but Sense and Sensibility by Jane Auston. I will still find it ridiculous that a character almost dies because she wasn’t loved by her arsehole of a lord love…
Needs Fulfillment: A Character Who Makes All The Wrong Decisions
Edmund Pevensie in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Like, he’s a kid and I don’t blame him for being manipulated and tricked, but yeah. Wrong decisions glore up in here.
Error 12: A Series That Started Off Great And Went Downhill From There
I did enjoy Divergent by Veronica Roth when I read it a few years ago. But there was something about the second book that I didn’t like and I didn’t even bother reading the last one. It just fell apart for me.
The Sims Vortex: A Book/Series That Completely Engrossed You
Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee. Superheroes and gay girls are the reasons why I bought this book and found a world of corruption and intrigue. It has some of the most diverse casts I’ve read about, makes special focus on issues of being multicultural and immigration, of being part of a community alongside everything else. The next book, Not Your Villian, has a trans male main character and I’m honestly so hyped for more in this world!
…anyone who wants to have a go at this tag! It was so much fun to do and I highly recommend it!