The Spring Cleaning Book Tag

I was tagged by Heather at The Sassy Book Geek, and this seemed like such a fun spring tag that I wanted to do it right away!

1. The struggle of getting started:

a book or series you struggle to begin because of its size

Definitely Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss! I got this one as a birthday gift last October, and I know I’m gonna love it, but it intimidates the hell out of me for some reason!

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

2. Cleaning out the closet:

a book or series you want to unhaul

I’m soooort of cheating, because I’m actually going to name some books I recently unhauled (as in, this past weekend): Goosebumps! I grew up on the series and loved the books as a kid, and wanted to pass them on to my son, too, but all of my copies were so old and tattered that, a few days ago, I finally decided to let them go and I’ll get new copies later on.


3. Opening windows and letting fresh air in:

a book that was refreshing

This one is perfect for a very recent read of mine: Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson. I just read this last week, and I loved it so much. I’ll have a full review going up on May 2nd for a blog tour spot, but let me just say that it is hilarious, clever, and full of girls supporting girls and subverting tropes, and I loved it so much!

Undead Girl Gang

4. Washing out the sheets:

a scene you wish you could rewrite

I know I’ve mentioned this before on my blog, and if you’ve read the book, you might already know what I’m talking about, so no spoilers… but there’s a scene at the end of A Court of Wings and Ruin that I felt like ended a little too happily, to be honest, and I would’ve rewritten it just for more emotional “kick”. (No, it’s not about page 666!)

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

5. Throwing out unnecessary knick-knacks:

a book in a series you didn’t think was necessary

Definitely books 4 and 5 of Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein series. It was originally written as a trilogy, and I love the ending of book 3. The author himself went on the record saying that, if you liked how book 3 ended, you should not read books 4 and 5 because they took it in a totally different direction, and I wish I had listened, because I ended up DNFing book 4! Now I just pretend 4 & 5 don’t exist. 😉


6. Polishing doorknobs:

a book that had a clean finish

I had to think about this one for a minute, but went with The Raven King. I would’ve been content to read 100-200 more pages, but let’s be real: the ending was exactly what it needed to be, and left me feeling satisfied and pleased with everything. ♥

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)

7. Reaching to dust the fan:

a book that tried too hard to relay a certain message

I thought about this question for way too long before finally deciding to just shrug and leave it alone. I can think of books that tried too hard in general, but not for the purpose of relaying a certain message.

8. The tiring yet satisfying finish:

a series that was tiring but satisfying to get through

Okay, we all know that I’m horrible at finishing series, right? Like… awful. I have so many ongoing series right now that it isn’t even funny. It’s just sad. That said, I have to go with Harry Potter for this one. I was so sad by the end, and so sad to see it go, but so satisfied with the ending. (Until the epilogue. I hate the epilogue.)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)


It’s nearly 2am at the time that I’m writing this, and I’m tired, so… I’m going to be lazy and just let you guys tag yourselves in this one. 😉



17 thoughts on “The Spring Cleaning Book Tag

  1. RedRocketPanda says:

    “I recently unhauled (as in, this past weekend)… I finally decided to let them go and I’ll get new copies later on.” I think you’d missed the point of unhauling Destiny 😉 ❤ ❤


    • Destiny @ Howling Libraries says:

      Nahhh. They were copies that needed to be recycled, and I got them off of my shelves, and won’t be replacing them until my son is old enough to read them – so, probably not for a good 6-8 years! That counts as an unhaul if you ask me! 🙂


  2. Justine says:

    I think I know what scene you’re talking about in ACOWAR,and I’m pretty sure I feel the same way lol. I’m also intimidated by The Name of the Wind because it’s long and because if I love it I will be salty about it just like I am with A Song of Ice and Fire and my fantasy loving heart can only take so much! lol…


    • Destiny @ Howling Libraries says:

      Haha yeeeeah girl, you know which one I’m talking about! 😛 I don’t HATE it, but it kind of… I dunno, took away the “meaningful” aspect a little bit, if you ask me? 😦 It was bittersweet. And I’m so glad I’m not alone on NotW, lmao. That’s another big reason I haven’t started it yet! Knowing that everyone has waited SO LONG for book 3… geez. And did you hear about Pat saying recently that it’s just the PROLOGUE to ANOTHER series?! *dies*

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