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BOOKLOVER SURVIVAL TAG | xreadingsolacex [CC]

BOOKLOVER SURVIVAL TAG | xreadingsolacex [CC]


Hello you gorgeous individuals, it’s Kav
here and today I’m going to be doing the booklover survival tag. I was
tagged to do this by Christina from proudbooklion and I will link her
channel in the description below and I highly, highly recommend that you all
follow her because she is a lovely human and she genuinely does deserve all of
our support. Essentially, for this tag, you choose five to eight books, and I
chose eight of course, that you would take with you if you were to be stranded
on a deserted island. These can be any eight books, there’s no requirements – you
can choose all of your favorite books, you can choose all new books – but these
are essentially the only five to eight books that you will have with you on
that island. I promise that they’re not all Cassandra Clare books because I know that’s what most of you are thinking and let’s just get started! The first book I have is Tales from the
Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson and, Robin Wasserman. I promise you they are not all Cassandra Clare books, but this
first one is one because of course I had to choose at least a few of her books to
take with me. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy is a collection of ten short
stories about Simon Lewis who is one of the main characters of The Mortal
Instruments series and I can’t exactly tell you about this because it takes
place after the last book of The Mortal Instruments and I don’t want to spoil
anyone. I do have a full review of it up from a really long time ago, I don’t know the
quality of that review, but I will link it either up there or down there for you
all to check that out if you would so desire. I chose this book because
generally Cassie’s books are extremely heart-wrenching. In all of her books,
there’s some sort of emotional impact it will have on you, that’s just how her books are. They are a culmination of everything you could ever want in a book and that’s
partially what I love about them, but it also does mean that they all
definitely do bring out the emotions in you. This book is no different. There are
certain short stories that are sad, but overall there are also some short
stories that are happy and I feel like I wouldn’t want to take one of her most
emotional books which is why I haven’t actually chosen Clockwork Princess for
this because though it is my favorite book of all time, it is very heart-wrenching and sad and I don’t think that if I was stranded on a deserted island
that’s exactly what I would want with me, I think I’d want something a
little bit more upbeat and this book is just great and we get to see Simon in a
really new way and I really love that, so yeah, I really enjoyed this book and I
would definitely take it with me. The next book on my list is 27 Hours by
Tristina Wright. This is a recent YA sci-fi release and I really, really
enjoyed it. I have a full spoiler-free review of it up, so I will link that
either up there or down there if you would be interested in checking that out.
I really enjoyed it and I am lucky enough that Tristina is actually a friend
of mine and I am very glad that I have the opportunity to support her because I
think that she is a very talented author. The thing that really gets you about this
book is the cast of characters and they are a very diverse cast of characters
which is always a plus and I feel like if I was on a deserted island what I
would want would be a strong cast of characters that would kind of make me
feel like I’m not alone anymore and this book definitely has that quality because you will definitely be drawn to and get attached to the
characters and that’s exactly what you need – if you’re going to be stuck alone,
you need a book that will give you some company and this book definitely does
that. And as I said, the cast of characters is also very diverse,
so that’s an extra bonus and the plot is interesting and the writing is well done,
so all of those also contribute to why I would take it with me. The next book I have is City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. This one is my favorite book of The Mortal
Instruments series. I highly, highly enjoyed it. I think this is the book from
The Mortal Instruments that I’ve read the most times – and you might be
wondering how have you read one book of a series more times than the rest? – it’s
possible. I love this book. I like it for a number of reasons – I think that Cassie
is extremely good at writing third books, those are always her best book – City of
Glass, City of Heavenly Fire, and Clockwork Princess are my favorite of
her books in terms of the shadowhunters universe – and that’s because they are all
the third book and I think she has a real talent with that and I don’t
exactly know how she does it, but it’s something I’ve noticed by continuously
reading her work. City of Glass was the first time I read one of her books that I
fell in love with because in all honesty, City of Bones and City of Ashes are not
the best books out there – yes they’re part of my favorite series, but like
they’re, you know, her first pieces of work, they’re definitely nowhere near as
good as Lord of Shadows is now – and City of Glass was the first time I read one
of her books and was like “ohmygod I need more.” Because of that, I chose this
one, but I also chose this one because two of my all-time favorite
relationships in Cassie’s work, and if you know me then you will know what
those relationships are, but I’m not stating them because I don’t want to
spoil anyone, definitely get extra attention in this novel and that of
course makes me really happy and Isabelle’s character gets a very powerful
story arc in this novel and, as she is my second-favorite
Cassandra Clare character of all-time and my favorite female Cassandra Clare character of all-time, it definitely means a lot to me that she gets a powerful story arc in
this, so there’s a number of reasons I would choose it. It is more
heart-wrenching than Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, but it’s not as
heart-wrenching as City of Heavenly Fire or Clockwork Princess, so I decided to
choose this one. The next book I have with me is I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak and this is the author of The Book Thief. I am the Messenger is one of my
favorite books of all-time, but I don’t talk about it much on my channel because I read it quite a while ago, but I do have a full review of it up and, again,
it’s from a long time ago, so I’m not sure the state of it, but I will link
that either up there or down there if you are interested in that. The one issue
I think I would have with taking this novel with me is that I read it really
fast. It is based on suspense and mystery, so I get through it really fast because
I want to know what happens – and I have read it multiple times and the multiple
times I’ve read it, I’ve read it really fast because it’s so interesting, but I
also never get tired of reading it because of how interesting it is. This is
kind of unlike most of the books I talk about on my channel because it is
so heavily based in suspense and mystery and I genuinely think that it’s best to
go into this book with no information – unless, like me, you’d be re-reading it.
Going into it with no information is how I originally went into it and I finished
it that day itself, so I know that I would love taking this book with me
because it is such a favorite of mine honestly. The next two books I’m taking
I’m taking with me kind of for the same reason, so I’m gonna share them together
and that is Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann and When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. I have chosen these two books because both of these books have
repped me for the first time in a different way. When Dimple Met Rishi is the first time I have ever seen representation as an Indian-American teen and Let’s
Talk About Love is the first time I’ve seen representation as a biromantic asexual teen. Both of these books are two of my favorites of all-time,
so it kind of fits that I would take them with me and Sandhya also happens to be one of my favorite people of all-time. I’m also fortunate enough to be friends
with her and every interaction I have with her is like a blessing because she
is just so sweet and so lovely, so I would be honored to take one of her
books with me as I was on the deserted island. I just love both of these
books so it makes sense that I’d take them with me. The last two books I have are
the only two books that would be new reads for me and please don’t kill me
for saying I haven’t read this yet, but it is the Six of Crows duology by Leigh
Bardugo and I haven’t read it yet, please don’t kill me I really want to. These
books are absolutely gorgeous, I mean just look at them, so that’s actually why
I picked them up, I chose the book by its cover. Since then I have heard so many
wonderful things about this novel and about Leigh herself and I have actually met her once and she is (a) beautiful person inside and out, so I would love to take
this duology with me. It’s kind of big, so it might take me a little bit of time
to get through it and it’s one that I have wanted to read for so, so long, so I
think I would really enjoy reading this duology…yeah that’s why I chose it.
So, those are the eight books I would take with me if I was stranded on a
deserted island. I would like to know what books you would choose if you were
to be stranded on a deserted island, so definitely leave those in the comments
below. that is all I have for this video, but
before I go I am going to tag some people. I’m not exactly sure as to who has done
this tag already, so I’m just gonna tag people that I think of right now. The
people I’m gonna tag are Trina from betweenchapters, Gabbie from
Gabriela Pop, Dylan from dylanthe reader, and Maddy from MaddyLeeReads. So, like I said, if you’ve already done this tag then ignore this, but if you haven’t
then go ahead and do it yourself and if you are sitting there watching this
video and you’re like “well I want to do this tag,” then I tag you as well, so
go ahead and do it. I hope you all enjoyed this video – if you did, please
give it a like and subscribe because that stuff makes me happy. Thank you all so much for watching. I hope you are having a lovely day or night
whereever you are. Please remember that you’re beautiful and you deserve the world
and I will see you next week with a brand new video. Goodbye!

2 thoughts on “BOOKLOVER SURVIVAL TAG | xreadingsolacex [CC]”

  1. Not all Cassandra Clare begins with CC book I am not surprised xD
    Cassie Clare's third books ARE THE BEST QoAaD will ruin us!!
    I am the messenger is soo good! <3 Zusak is what got me into the community actually 🙂
    OMG TRY TO READ SOC as soon as possible!! You'd love it!!

  2. for a hot sec there seeing the intro i got worried about your coffee consumption,but then i realised that i had accidentally set the speed on 2x without realising
    pretends to be shocked
    these are all such quintesentially Kav books,it's beautiful

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