The Warning Labels that Should Accompany Books

Friday, March 27, 2015


Sometimes, I think my reading life would be so much easier if certain books came with warning labels. Sometimes I'm not prepared emotionally for a really good book. Or books wreck me so thoroughly that I become a book polygamist afterward not finding a book that lives up the amaizingness that was the book that tore up my emotional abilities. Therefore, I think books should come with warning labels.

So I've decided to label a couple of books with my own warning labels:





Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover 

Warning: 
Do NOT read in public! This book will make you blush fiercely and cry buckets of tears.











The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Warning:
This series will make you fall madly in love with a tyrannical villain.







The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Warning:
Do NOT read this book in public unless you don't mind laughing until your sides hurt in front of complete strangers.









Warning: 
This series will make an English Major's heart flutter and make their fingers itch for a highlighter and a pencil







The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

Warning:
This book will be a walk down your past romantic lane and will remind you of the heartbreak of your first love.







Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi

Warning:
This series will wreck you in ways you didn't know possible. You will also come out of this series with the king of OTPs.










Warning:
This book will make you drool over world building and sexy Fae rulers.





What books would you give warning labels to and what would those labels say? 
Do you think reading life would be easier with labels?

26 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I totally love this idea, but I also love that books come without warning labels and everything is a surprise.

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  2. I agree with everything! I hapenned to listen to the audiobook of Ugly Love when I was on the bus, thus crying silently. A nice lady thought I was after a breakup!

    As for Laini Taylor, I really want to see more books from her!

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    1. Oh my gosh! i bet the audiobook was utterly heartbreaking!!! *tears*

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  3. haha i love it, totally agree with percy jackson, people look at me weird, but i have friends who read Percy too and know why my inappropriate laughs in the bus o coffee shop xD

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    1. ahhaha right? Percy is just hilarious, especially if you know Greco-Roman mythology.

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  4. Loved this post! It actually made me add half of them to my TBR pile just from the warnings alone!! This is a cute idea, you could always do the warnings now with each book review you complete!

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    1. You know what's hilarious? I NEVER thought about that but what an amazing idea!!! I think I might start doing that from now on! :)

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  5. This is cool. Love the warning for Percy Jackson! I recently just read that series and I defiantly had many lol moments, and in public. Lot of stares.

    Daughter of smoke and bone is one of my favorite series to, and lot because of the beautiful writing.

    These are some great warnings I am gonna have to check out the books I haven't read yet, and now thanks to you hopefully I will be prepared :)
    -Amanda

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    1. Right? Percy is hilarious! I love it so! And DoSaB is gorgeously written. It was a stunning piece of literature. Hope this post gave you a few good recs! :)

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  6. The only one of these I've read is the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, and I agree with that warning label 100%!

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    1. As an English major, it sounds like I must pick up the series soon.

      Warning label for TFiOS: This book will make you buy stock in Kleenex.

      Terri M., the Director
      Second Run Reviews

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    2. Ah yes! I marked up Daughter of Smoke & Bone like I did my copy of Frankenstein (which I've written over 5 papers for lol).

      FANTASTIC TFiOS warning label! It's SO true!

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  7. THIS IS SO PERFECT. I laughed and died at the one for Daughter of Smoke and Bone. AND ZOMG YES TO ACOTAR. That book was too beautiful, although severely bloody at the same time. *cries because it ended*

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    1. hahah!!!! RIGHT?! I fell so deeply in love with ACOTAR! Sigh... waiting is going to be painful like it is every time I have to wait for an SJM book.

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  8. YES I NEEDED THAT LABEL FOR UGLY LOVE! I was so happy I was the only one in the office when I was reading that one; I blushed so much the entire time I was reading it O_O

    Ahhh the Laini Taylor books <3 I need a reread, to be honest. I gave the first book three stars, but I think I'd love it more the second time.

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    1. bahahhahaha! I made sure to read that book while I was in bed and no one could see how fiercely I blushed. That would have been so embarrassing hahhaah!

      I feel like Daughter of Smoke & Bone isn't for everyone. At first, I didn't care for it, but her prose was beautiful and there were so many thought provoking themes. I still have yet to read the rest of the series though.

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  9. Love this! And if highlighting in a physical book didn't make me cringe, the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series would be covered in marks.

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    1. haha it used to make me cringe too until I studied it in college, and after that, I was lost to annotating. I really try to refrain though when it comes to my YA books, but I couldn't help myself with this one!

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  10. Thanks for the Ugly Love warning! I just got this from the library. lol I agree with you on The Girsha Trilogy and The Percy Jackson books always make me laugh.

    Love the warning labels! Great idea! :D

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    1. Ah it's soooo good! I hope you enjoy it! :)

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  11. So true! Warning labels could definitely help with some sticky reading situations - especially those ones about reading in public. I've had many moments where I was sitting in a public place, trying to hold back tears!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Oh I know!!! And it can get so embarrassing if your makeup starts running haha!

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  12. I love that there are no real warning labels for books! I know sometimes people say there should be warning for trigger-y stuff, but I like that everything's a surprise. The non-spoilery ones that people make up like in this post are totally cool though! I like the Days of Blood and Starlight one haha. Sometimes I want to highlight something in a book, but I just can't get myself to soil the pristine pages. :D

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