Get to Know Ya Book Tag

I saw this tag over on Thrice Read’s blog and decided to give it a try.

FAVORITE BOOK OF ALL TIME?

This is a tough one. To Kill a Mockingbird was my favorite for years but I think I can give this title over to Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.

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FAVORITE BOOK FIVE YEARS AGO?

I wasn’t even in high school (secondary school for my international friends) five years ago. I was obsessed with Percy Jackson at the time but I had also read The Book Thief that year and I absolutely loved it.

the book thief

FAVORITE DUOLOGY/TRILOGY/SERIES?

I’m not big on series but this has got to be one of my all time faves.

lightning

LAST BOOK YOU READ?

I read this last week for Booktubeathon.

fat kid

LAST BOOK OF POETRY YOU READ?

Black Movie by Danez Smith was the last book of poetry I read.

black movieWHAT BOOK MOST INFLUENCED YOUR LIFE?

There are so many to name. The Color Purple, All American Boys, and The Hate U Give have had a huge influence on me in recent years.

BOOK THAT MADE YOU UGLY CRY?

I am no stranger to tears. I cry during movies, while reading books, and even while watching TV shows. But, there are some books that make it too difficult to continue reading through the haze of tears. For me, these books were: The Color Purple, The Book Thief, and The Boy in the Black Suit.

BOOK THAT MADE YOU LAUGH?

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist. I love Sundquist’s writing and the humor he finds in the most precarious situations.

love and first sight

CHARACTER YOU’D LIKE TO BE FOR A DAY?

I think I would want to be Mindy Kaling from Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? for a day if that counts. She’s hilarious and successful.

mindy kaling

BOOK SO GOOD YOU DREAMT ABOUT IT?

I don’t think I’ve ever dreamt about a book. I’ve probably dreamt of reading, but not a specific book.

BOOK YOU DNFD?

If I start a book and I’m not really into it, there’s a good chance I won’t finish it. The Diviners by Libba Bray was a little too creepy for me so I never finished it.

the diviners

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO READ?

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo is on the top of my TBR right now. I need to go out and buy a copy, the audio book will not do.

the poet x

I tag all who are interested in doing this. It was a fun way to reminisce on how much reading has meant to me in the past and present.

Are you going to try out the Get to Know Ya Tag? Let me know down below and be sure to tag me so I can see it!

Author: Rachelle Saint Louis

Rachelle Saint Louis is a Haitian-American writer, born and raised in South Florida. She received a 2018 Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her poem “Red Blood Cell.” She is currently a Psychology and English double major at Florida Atlantic University. Her poetry has been published in Rigorous Magazine. Rachelle has been writing poetry since the 7th grade and you can often find her performing Spoken Word at local open mics.

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