I know astrology is a social construct, but like I’m really stubborn like a Taurus // or the astrology book tag

This book tag was created by Rebecca @ Peace, Love, Veggies and while I was not tagged, I found this tag through the lovely Sahi @ My World of Books Anyways, I think astrology and zodiac signs are interesting things and even though I know in many ways they are a social construct, but sometimes those memes/zodiacs really resonate with based on my zodiac sign, which is Taurus.

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Name a book you’ve read that was full of fire, desire, and passion

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

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This book burns with a level of sophistication and beauty, despite the dark nature of the story, and I found it enthralling. Both the main characters are very passionate about their friendship and it’s beautiful and powerful.

The Zodiac Sign Taurus Symbol - Personality, Strengths, Weaknesses

Name a book that was beautifully-written

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

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When I say this is beautifully written, I mean it but do realize that this book is also painful, in the best and most beautiful way possible and I cried at least three separate times while reading it.

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Name a book that you’ve read that featured twins

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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This is mostly Drapaudi’s story, but we do get to meet her lovely twin Dhrishtadyumna or Dhri as I prefer to call him. They are one of my favourite siblings in literature and myth. Bonus, two of Drapaudi’s five husbands are twins, and they are both lovely as well.

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Name a book you read that was a real tear-jerker

Like A Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

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I didn’t necessarily cry reading this, but it did make me feel emotions, and easily it could make someone cry, especially if you’ve experienced similar things.

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Name a book that you’ve read that features courageous characters

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

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This may not be a kick-ass fantasy, but April May is brave. The internet can be a scary place, as well as the world, and yet she persists. Also, bisexual solidarity.

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A book that is pure perfection

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

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This book is so good in the softest and most emotional way possible. All hail Adib Khorram.

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Name a book that you read that was neither good nor bad

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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This was very very very mediocre, and honestly, at this point, I’ve lost interest in this series.

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Name a book you read that was dark or mysterious

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

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This series is literally called something dark and holy, which is pretty darn mysterious if you ask me. Also, it’s fantastic.

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Name a book that you read that was full of adventure

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

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I mean when I think of adventure I think of demons with daddy issues and stopping Lord Shiva from doing his cosmic dance of destruction that will end time, but that might just be me.

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Name a book that you read that made you think

The Body Myth by Rheea Mukherjee

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This book made me think because the narrator is kind of unreliable and also it features of queer polyamorous relationship which I’ve never read about before. It talks a lot about mental health, sexuality, morality, and love.  Deep, good, and a little confusing, but in a good way.

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Name a book that you’ve read that was quirky

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

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Name something quirkier than a bunch of old Punjabi ladies writing erotic stories, I’ll wait. But don’t like don’t let that turn you away. It’s amazing and actually, it’s pretty tame.

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Name a book that you read that was very imaginative

A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee

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This is a sequel, but honestly, this book is so much better than the first one, so I’d honestly just say that reading the first one is mostly worth it so you can read this one. And Sam Wyndham is the wokest white man ever. Regardless these are really good historical mysteries and there not repetitive or easily solved and Mukherjee really captures India in the 1920s. Highly recommend.

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What’s your zodiac sign and do you think it’s an accurate description of you?

Petyr Baeish Books  © 2020 by Tova Portmann-Bown

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