I’ve been clueless about how to write a book tag for a long while.
You’d think it can’t be so hard, right? Just get a fun one, answer the questions, and you’re done. But! I never found one that worked for me, and they sort of make me feel like I’m just taking other people’s ideas, even if that’s EXACTLY what tags are made for. I know, I make no sense. Moving on.
Today, I decided to finally give it a try! So I went ahead and borrowed the Mountain Book tag from Elise @ Roaming Reader (you can see her post rightttttt here).
This is how it works: You take the 5 longest books you’ve ever read and the 2 longest on your TBR, and talk about them while rappelling down a mountain (or just name them after the tallest mountains in the world, it’s somewhat easier).
But since I’m really bad at following rules*, I changed the number of books, hiked a mountain chain, went to Mars, and found out the number of corpses on Mt. Everest. As one does. This should be fun!
1. Ghost Mountain
Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo
Page count: 1,232 pages
So, about this one… A teacher gave me an adapted copy once, that was about less than a fifth of the actual book. And I liked it a lot, so when I found out my mom had the two gloriously long volumes of the real one… I just had to read them. And I tried! Then a few very detailed chapters about a priest’s cassocks, candlesticks and every day strolls kept me from it. I really wanted to like it, buuut I’m not good with plots that take description lunch breaks. I get boreddd, no matter how good the story.
And since I’ve sort of read it, but mostly not, I’ll call it Ghost Mountain. Which is a real mountain, I checked. No, wait… 6 mountains! At least. It’s a popular name.
2, 3, 4, 5. Mars and The Himalayas
The next 4 books are all Harry Potter, so I’m going to put them together in the Himalayan mountain chain. AND, Olympus Mons, which is not in the Himalayas, but on Mars, and is the largest mountain in our solar system. I’m so random sometimes.
Here we go then:
- Olympus Mons: Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix (#5), 870 pages
- Mt. Everest: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (#7), 759 pages
- K2: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (#4), 752 pages
- Kangchenjunga: Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince (#6), 652 pages
It’s been such a long time since I read the Harry Potter series, but they’re among my most favorite books. And there are over 200 corpses on Mt. Everest, which is quite fitting for the Deathly Hallows, if you ask me.
6. Tirich Mir
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4), by Sarah J. Maas
Page count: 648
The highest mountain outside the Himalayas and 6th longest book I’ve read. Throne of Glass is one of my favorite series ever, but it changed quite a bit from the third book on. So I don’t really love it as much as I used to, and there are things about it I just don’t like at all… Leaving that aside, though, it’s still a great series and still freaks me out all the time. I really love how you never know everything about anything, and it’s all a shock when you find out. Also, Celaena is amazing. Is it weird to say that about a killer??
Queen of Shadows is the last of it I’ve read so far, and since it’s number 4, I thought, why not take 4 whole months to read it? And did just that*.
*No, not really. It was entirely unplanned. And there was another book in the middle, and so much life busyness, and… Yeah, it’s bad.*fake embarrassed face*
7. Kongur Tagh
Inkspell (Inkworld #2), by Cornelia Funke
Page count: 635
Next up! The sequel to Inkheart. It took me a while to find out it even existed (which is what happens when you’re young and goodreads-less and get book presents with no cliffhangers), and I loved it when I finally got my hands on it. Writing this reminded me I started the third book and never finished it… I should get on with that sometime. But do you see that TBR falling on me? It’s a mountain in its own right.
8. Mount Gongga
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3), by Sarah J. Maas
Page Count: 565
Back to Throne of Glass. This is the book where the series started changing, yet it’s greaaat. I really didn’t get what Manon Blackbeak had to do with anything, but she makes more sense now. She’s sort of cool in a weird, cold, murderous, flower-sniffing-wyvern-loving kind of way.
Mystery Mountain and Stormy Mountain (TBR 1 & 2)
Untitled (Throne of Glass #7), Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5)
Page count: 702 and 693
And, Throne of Glass again. Some authors like to write big books… and I like big books. It’s a good match. I’m really hoping these two will be good, maybe even better than the last two were.
So that’s it! My slightly wild list of book mountains. And since I still have some breath left after all that climbing, here’s the awesome people I’m tagging. I’d love to see your take on this! Also, to anyone who gives it a try, let me know in the comments so I can check your post out.
Amber @ The Literary Phoenix
Cait @ Paper Fury
Sophie @ Blame Chocolate
Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink
Do you like big books? What’s the longest one you’ve ever read? And what do you think about these crazy mountain names? Should chocolate be a random thing you add to any conversation?