I was tagged by the lovely Charvi over at Not Just Fiction to do this book tag, and I low-key love mangoes so I was immediately keen to do this one.
Make sure to check out Charvi’s answers to this tag too!
Rules of the Mango Book Tag
- Please tag a few friends to spread the mango love
- Please mention the inspiration behind this tag, The Tiger at Midnight series by Swati Teerdhala, in your post.
- Please link back to the original post so that Nandini can read your wonderful answers.
Your most anticipated release
It’s no secret that I’ve been excited for this book for years. Ever since I heard Victoria talk about Addie at YALC several years ago, I’ve been looking forward to it. It’s probably my #1 most anticipated release for the whole of 2020 and I can’t wait to read it.
The Longest Book on Your TBR
Banganapalli is a popular South Indian variety of mango that is nicknamed the ‘king of mangoes’ and for good reason. It is widely believed to be the most flavoursome and tasty mango available in India.
I think the longest book on my TBR is probably Mo Dao Zu Shi, weighing in at 1452 pages. I’ve yet to start this one, but I think I’ll have to read it in small bites over the course of a few months when I do!
A Hyped Book You Love
This is a hybrid variety that is popular for its sweet taste and is one of the most expensive varieties available in India. It is one of the most exported varieties as well and is well-known in foreign countries.
I read this book about 6 months after its release and it had already garned so much praise and hype. Needless to say, the stakes were high. But it lived up to all my expectations. And then some. I adored this book with my whole heart, and it’s probably make it to my all-time favourites list.
A Book with a Green or Yellow Cover
This is pretty self-explanatory since well most mangoes are green and yellow or a mix of both colours. The Totapuri mango is called so because it has a distinct shape that looks like a parrot’s beak. Parrot is ‘Tota’ in hindi.
This is probably my most recent read with a yellow cover and I really enjoyed it. It takes an incredibly powerful look at the treatment of women and young girls in Korea and the way sexism affects a lot of women’s lives.
A Rainy Day Book Recommendation
Mangoes = monsoon season in India.
Nimona is my ideal rainy day read, because it’s funny, tense, cute, and you can read it all in one day.
A Book That Makes You Feel Nostalgic
I discovered Naruto when I was about 13 and got very into the manga series. I collected 40 volumes of the manga over several years and watched some of the anime too, though I always preferred the manga.
Despite never actually finishing the series, it holds a lot of nostalgia for me because it reminds me of my teenage years, going to Forbidden Planet each weekend to buy a new volume.
A Feel-Good Book Recommendation
I read this book last month and wow was it feel-good. The body-positivity, slow-build romance, and positive, open attitudes to mental health all made me feel warm and gooey inside.
If they’d like to do this tag, I’m tagging: