The premise of this tag is the hypothetical situation in which I become the ‘Ruler of Books’ and I have the ability to choose what books people can read, what they can’t read, etc., so for this tag I have to say what books I would choose and why. I’m really excited for this tag because I love seeing all of the answers that people come up with and it looks really fun. So, without further ado, let’s get into the tag!
1. What book would you make everyone read?
I would definitely make everyone read City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I’ve fallen in love with this series and all of the characters within it so I would probably make everyone read this book for selfish reasons, such as me wanting to fangirl over it with them.
2. What would you abolish in book construction?
I wouldn’t abolish anything during book construction! I think that every book deserves a chance to be read and people should be able to read whatever they want, no matter what my opinion is regarding certain books.
3. What author would you commission to write you any book?
For me, there’s really only one author that I can use as an answer for this question — Tahereh Mafi. She is, hands down, my favorite author of all time. Her style of writing is beautiful, intricate, and I’ve found that reading her novels calm me in a way that I can’t even explain. Her words envelop me completely and I always, always become fully engrossed within whatever story she is telling.
4. What book would you demote to the
library basement to make room for new books?
I would probably demote some books that have been out for awhile and have been read by practically almost everyone…? So I guess I would probably go with the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer or maybe the Divergent series by Veronica Roth.
5. What cover artist would you commission to make a mural?
I would definitely pick the cover artist that designed the Shatter Me series covers, Colin Anderson. Those covers are absolutely gorgeous so I would definitely commission him to make a mural.
6. What character’s face would you put on a coin?
This one is a toss up between Jace from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare and Rhysand from the Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. Maybe I’d have their faces on opposite sides of a coin. (I love how I’m finding ways to incorporate more than one answer into these questions.) I feel like they would both appreciate seeing their own faces on a coin so… yeah.
7. What book would you award the “Ruler of Books” 2016 Prize to?
While it isn’t the end of 2016 yet, I’m fairly sure that I’d still give this answer at the end of the year — A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. This book was everything and it definitely deserves the “Ruler of Books” 2016 prize because it’s honestly one of the best books that I’ve ever read.
And that’s the end of this tag! This was so much fun to participate in. Comment below and tell me what book you’d award the “Ruler of Books” 2016 prize to!