Hello friends and fellow book lovers! With Top 5 Tuesday still on hiatus, I wanted to mix things up a little bit. For this week, I decided to do a tag and found the Golden Girls Book Tag. If you didn’t know, Golden Girls is one of my favorite shows of all time and I’m so excited that there’s a book tag for my favorite ladies.
Before getting started, I wanted to thank Josh for creating this tag. I was looking for a similar tag before he posted his video and thankfully, he made one. Anyways, I just wanted to make sure I gave him a shout-out so without further ado, let’s get into the tag.
Blanche: A book exploring sexuality and relationships
If you read my June wrap-up, then you won’t be surprised to see this book. It’s a “debut” by Brandy Bush who is Katrina Jackson. This book follows a girl who has some sexual adventures with her roommate’s parents. It’s basically just erotica but it also explores relationships as well.
Rose: A book that reminds you of where you grew up
The book I chose for this one is A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert. The main reason I picked this one was that Ravenswood is set in a small town where everyone knows everyone’s business. I grew up in a small town where everyone is in everyone else’s business. However, I absolutely love this book while my town isn’t as lovable in my mind.
Dorothy: A book that made you feel smarter
As weird as it might sound, I Wish You All The Best made me feel smarter. This is the first book I’ve ever read that featured a non-binary main character. I’ve never met anyone who was non-binary so it was nice to see an #ownvoices account of it and learn more about what being non-binary truly means. While I’m not an “expert” on it, I do think I felt smarter after reading this book.
Sophia: Picture it! A book featuring a character giving their life story
Is anyone surprised by this pick? The book I chose was The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo which basically features Evelyn Hugo’s entire life story. While we find out things aren’t what they seem, this book is absolutely delightful. It’s also a hugely popular adult romance book so I don’t want to give too much away. Either way, I enjoyed hearing about Evelyn Hugo’s life.
Stanley: A book you love to hate
This is one of those books where I was absolutely supposed to love it. It was supposed to be a new favorite and then it fell apart. I know that some people adore this book but I absolutely hated the ending and everything that happened from 75% on. I might read the second book but I will never attempt to read this book again.
Cheesecake: A book that you love to read over and over
I think I’ve reread this book twice now. It’s basically a yearly tradition for me to reread this book. Foolish Hearts is just my favorite thing and I can’t get enough of it.
Golden: A book exploring aging and the golden years
Of course, I had to feature Betty White’s book on here. I actually read two of her books this year and really enjoyed them both. She does talk a lot about her life when she was younger and now as an old woman. It’s truly incredible to listen to Betty narrate her own stories and see how she feels about aging especially in Hollywood.
Thank you for being a friend: A book featuring a strong friend group
If you’ve read anything by Rebekah Weatherspoon, you’ll realize that almost all of her books are set in the same “universe.” All of the main female characters in her books are connected to each other via a group chat because of their mutual friends. It’s such a unique way to intertwine all of her books and I wish more authors would take cues from her. Either way, I knew I needed to give this friendship a shout-out.
The last thing is to tag someone but I don’t know many Golden Girls fans. If you like that show or this tag, then consider yourself tagged. Either way, I really enjoyed this tag and I hope you guys did too. 🙂
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