Well, I love emojis, and I love book tags, so there’s no way I’m waiting for anyone to tag me for the Emoji Book Tag!
The idea of this tag is that you take your five most used / most recently used emojis and find a book that goes with them. It was originally created by InkBonesBooks on YouTube. (I think. It turns out there’s quite a lot of videos on YouTube that say they are the original tag.)
I decided to go with my most recently used emojis:
The cocktail emoji.
For this, I chose a story famous for its cocktails: Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell.
This actually isn’t a great book if you’re a fan of the TV series, since they’re very different. However, it’s a nice easy read and funny in places.
The shocked emoji.
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan.
If you’ve read it, you know why! This has a pretty big cliffhanger ending, as do most of Riordan’s books – but this one was particularly exciting as it revealed something AWESOME about the next book.
The smiley emoji.
For this, I chose a book that just makes me smile whenever I think about it, and that book is Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green. This is such a sweet, heartwarming book and I think everyone should read it!
The sad emoji.
There are a lot of books that make me sad, and Wonder was my first thought, but that made me cry oceans for about a week and this emoji is only a little bit sad. Instead, I went for War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. This does have sad moments but isn’t heart-wrenching.
The sad but also slightly pissed-off emoji.
Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill.
I have mixed feelings about this book. It was well-written and had a very important message behind it but I also had problems with the language and the characters. It did make me a little bit sad at the end but if the characters had felt more real, then it would have affected me much more deeply.
Laura at Bookworm in NY
Jess at The Mud and Stars Book Blog
And anyone else who wants to do this! Thanks for stopping by!