I wasn’t tagged to do this tag, but when I saw
The Buzzfeed Unsolved book tag was created by Sarah @ The YA Room. Click on the link to watch their video on YouTube! Lauren added some awesome bonus questions, which I’ll be answering as well!
I’d like to think I’m a Shaniac, but when it comes to ghosts, I’m more of a Boogara. I don’t want to believe in them, but everything scares me!
SHANIAC: A book you don’t think is deserving of its hype.
Look. Look and listen. If you love The Secret History, I’m glad you did because I really expected to as well! That said, I was so bored while reading this! I feel like I read a different story; I don’t understand why this is popular. You can read my spoiler-free review here.
BOOGARA: A book that chilled you to the core.
I could go with I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, but that’s more fitting for a different question. The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule about Ted Bundy, however, is equally chilling, though I wasn’t as scared. Despite so many signs, people closest to Bundy never expected he was the serial killer police were looking for. Even while reading this book and knowing about his horrifying crimes, I understand why people were charmed by him.
SHITFISH: A book you’re not sure where you stand on.
I agree that The Miseducation of Cameron Post is an important novel. That said, I can’t say I enjoyed reading this. The pacing was odd and I didn’t feel attached to Cameron, despite the entire book being from her point-of-view. You can read my spoiler-free review here.
HEY THERE DEMONS, IT’S ME, YA BOI: A book that kept you up at night.
Lately, I fall asleep as soon as I hold a book in my hands, so it’s been a while since one kept me up at night. I’m currently reading Burial Rites, however, and because of the multiple perspectives, this is quite a page-turner. Usually I’m not in the mood to read once I’m lying in my bed, but Burial Rites is helping me get out of that slump.
(WHEEZE): A book that made you laugh out loud.
Undead Girl Gang was the perfect amount of fun for me! I don’t tend to like books that are mainly light and fluffy, so I liked the combination of humor and… death. I can’t wait to see what this author writes next! You can read my mini-review here.
MOTHMAN: A hyped fave.
Ever since The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was released, it has received tons of hype! I always wanted to read it, but couldn’t afford to buy a copy and had to wait until I got it as a gift for my birthday in February. Since, I’ve read it twice and it’s one of my favourite books of all time! Whenever anyone mentions old Hollywood, I’m like “Did someone say Evelyn Hugo?? 👀” You can read my spoiler-free review here.
HOLY WATER: A book you’d protect with your life.
There are several books I love very dearly, one of which is Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake. Oh, how I sobbed while reading this! This is without a doubt a difficult read for sexual assault survivors, but in my opinion, it’s worth the pain. At the end of the day, this book made me feel seen; I’m not alone and only I can decided whether I tell someone and who I tell. Anyway, you can read my spoiler-free review here. I definitely plan on re-reading this someday.
DEMONS: A book you’re too scared to read.
While demons aren’t the reason why I’m afraid to pick up What If It’s Us, I’m wary to read it. Don’t worry, I will ASAP because it’s on my November TBR. That said, Leah on the Offbeat was one of my most disappointing reads of the year and What If It’s Us has received mixed reviews as well.
BUT FOR NOW, THIS MYSTERY WILL REMAIN… UNSOLVED: A book you needed more from / didn’t want to end.
This is a difficult question to answer, because I actually prefer standalones and rarely wish there was more to them. That said, many people weren’t satisfied with the ending of Sadie, which I understand. I thought it was realistic, but I totally get it. You can read my spoiler-free review here.
BUZZFEED UNSOLVED POSTMORTEM: A book you still have questions about.
In I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, the identity of the Golden State Killer was still unknown. Shorty after the book’s release, however, the killer was finally caught. I have so many questions: what made him stop? Was he at any time a suspect before familial DNA incriminated him? You can read my spoiler-free review here.
HOT DAGA: A trashy fave.
Obviously, I love Harry Potter. That said, it has a lot of issues, the main one being author J.K. Rowling. I wish she would just let it go and forever shut up about this universe. Yes, I know she created it and can do whatever she wants, but she’s ruining it!
I used to re-read the Raven Cycle all the time, it was one of my favourite series. Many readers have talked about its many problematic aspects though, and I agree. Additionally, Maggie Stiefvater’s behaviour is very similar to that of J.K. Rowling, which is unfortunate.
HOLLY HORSLEY: A favourite crime/thriller book.
I don’t like repeating the same answers, but I can’t lie: this book is f*cking amazing. I want to read everything Ann Rule wrote and am constantly looking for more true crime recommendations!
RICKY GOLDSWORTH: A character you love with your entire being but they could potentially want to kill you.
I love a great number of characters, but most of them aren’t the types to kill, unless you really, really deserve it: Sansa Stark, Evelyn Hugo, Remus Lupin, etc. I thought of Ronan Lynch because he’s a bit of a bad boy, but a killer? I’m not sure.
So I’m going with Cersei Lannister instead. She’s incredibly flawed and selfish, but I f*cking love her. I’d be her ally, except she can’t be trusted and I’d like to think I’d care more about the common folk than she does. So yeah, she’d probably kill me, but I’m okay with that 😀
THE GHOUL BOYS: Your favourite BuzzFeed Unsolved episode.
I’ve seen all the Buzzfeed Unsolved True Crime episodes, but only a handful of the Supernatural ones. I’m sorry, but like I said in the beginning, I’m SCARED. Hell, even the true crime episodes scare the shit out of me. I’m so much better at reading about or listening to crime stories as opposed to seeing footage.
Anyway, I really can’t tell which one’s my favourite at the moment. It’s been a while since I’ve seen them, so I guess it’s time for a re-watch!
If you want to do this tag, consider yourself tagged by me! Do you watch Buzzfeed Unsolved? Which episode is your favourite?
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