End of the Year Book Tag

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

I don’t think there is because I must have stopped reading that book for a reason, and didn’t get into it. If there is something I began to read and still has kept my interesting, I will most likely pick it up in future.

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

No, I kinda just read on how I’ve been feeling and I only read one book in fall, and wouldn’t necessarily put it in this category.

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

I still haven’t bought Queen of Air and Darkness yet, but I asked for it for Christmas. If somehow I haven’t received it for Christmas, I will certainly buy it after that and read it.

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

Queen of Air and Darkness, Battle Royale, and G’morning, G’night

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?

Honestly, maybe Battle Royale. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the novel, and I’m excited to read it but I don’t know if the genre or the style of writing will be for me, but it’s possible a new favorite book.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2019?

I haven’t. After I took basically a semester off of reading, I don’t want to force myself to read books as I have in the past. Since my mental health hasn’t been very good this semester and end of summer, I try to tell myself, “One day at a time.”

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Tag

I’m going to be civil while answering this and give other books a chance instead of saying that one book over and over for multiple questions

51stviwczzl-_sx338_bo1204203200_1. Kenny from Camp AKA your first book love

As you should already know this answer, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

 

41qA7M5LzGL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_2. John Ambrose McClaren AKA the book that got away (a book that may not be your all-time favorite now, but you’ll always love it)

Restore Me, I think after not reading the series for even a few months prior to reading this sequel, I feel as though it returned the love I felt for the series in it of itself, that there is just so much I rekindled with.

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3. Lucas from Homecoming AKA your GBF (your favorite LGBTQ+ character or book)

I think this has to be Percy or Monty from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

 

46670244. Josh Sanderson AKA the book next door (a book that you’ll love no matter how many times you read it)

I haven’t decided to a re-read once since on my reading journey as of now, but I feel like if I read The Help again, I think I’d fall in love once again with it

 

51VFrzslYiL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_5. Peter Kavinsky AKA your one true book love

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, once I read it, I was in love and I’m so happy I took a chance and read this book

Out of my Comfort Zone Tag

CREATE A RULE: Choose one genre/category of books that you frequently talk about in tags and don’t use ANY books from that genre for answers. I plan to use books that I have talked about before, and not use them in this tag.

Print1. A book that is an exception when it comes to genres or elements in books that you don’t typically like.

Every Little Bad Idea – I usually don’t like reading books in verse, it’s just a good fit. I picked up this book and thought this was going to be an easy, boring read, but it wasn’t it was really good!

 

2. A book you enjoyed from a genre you previously held some stigma about.27833670

I don’t remember putting Dark Matter in any of my tags, so I’ll put it here. I typically don’t like science fiction, and my sister had just finished reading this and she loved it, and so I gave it a try, and I basically read it in two sittings because it was so compelling and so good!

 

51ryTHrc7gL._SX334_BO1,204,203,200_3. A book you didn’t know was actually out of your comfort zone until you started reading it.

What Ever Happened to Interracial Love? I didn’t really like this story, it’s told in different short stories, and I feel as though the stories were supposed to connect somehow, and then they didn’t, so to me, it felt random, and it didn’t really have a point to them.

 

4. Pick a friend or BookTuber that motivates you to pick up books you might not normally be interested in. What is one book out of your norm that they convinced 51EstVXM1UL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_you to give a try?

One of my friends had referred me to read Lord of the Rings. I started it a long time ago, and never got into it, but the book still has caught my attention to read, so maybe I’ll pick it up sometime in the future.

 

51JKV0OgV3L5. A book that is out of your comfort zone that you would like to read.

The Nightingale, I love learning about history and different aspects of it, but for some reason, I can’t get into historical fiction novels as much as I would like to.

 

 

6. A book or genre so out of what you normally read that you’ll probably never give it a(nother) chance.

I’d have to say either short stories or playwrights, but I might read more playwrights in the future, but more so the whole short story concepts, which means a collection of short stories combined into one.

Unpopular Opinion Book Tag

220px-Throne_of_Glass_series51mwJJKf4GL._SX345_BO1,204,203,200_1 – A Popular Book or series that you didn’t like.

Hmm, I still kind of like this series, but Throne of Glass because every time it’s brought up, and I’m, ehh, nope. Or also The Raven Cycle, I don’t like this series,  I only read the first two, and cannot continue with it.

 

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2 – A Popular Book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love.

This is popular, and some people do like it, and some don’t but it’s either Shatter Me or The Mortal Instruments. I feel like more and more people are saying they don’t like these series, but I love them so much.

3 – A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn ppl for spoilers) OR an OTP that you don’t like.

I honestly cannot think of a couple or love triangle, so I guess I have to skip this one.

4 -A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for.

Science Fiction, I just have never really gotten into the whole concept, even with movies and tv shows, there’s just no appeal.

$_575 – A popular or beloved character that you do not like.

Oooh, this is a hard one. I think the character that I don’t like all too much is, Isabelle from the Mortal Instruments. She has her moments, but her character doesn’t really do much for me.

 

6 – A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.

Maurene Goo, She’s a newer author, I’ve only read one book from her, and although I’ve heard good things about the newest book, I have a feeling her writing hasn’t changed all that much.

7 – A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing. (examples “lost princess”, corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.)

I think Insta-love, I used to read all kinds of books with that trope, but now it doesn’t make sense, it always seems rushed and typically it isn’t written well. I will say that some authors can write Insta-love very well, but now it’s rare that it happens.

8 – A popular series that you have no interest in reading.

There’s a few that I don’t plan on reading which are, The Maze Runner, The Selection, and Beautiful Creatures. They just don’t seem all that appealing to me.

71mzsqke5aL9 – The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?

This movie is one of my all time favorite movies, which is, The Longest Ride, originally written by Nicholas Sparks. I read the book after watching the movie, and I don’t think that has any effect on why I liked the movie better. I think the movie didn’t a much better way of showing the old man’s life than the book. I have read a few other novels by Nicholas Sparks, and I think the movies are typically better than his writing.

Meh Book Tag

1 – What is your “Meh” book rating

About 3 stars. Meh is more of “It wasn’t terrible but wasn’t good either” so it gives a rating basically in the middle.

81tWhFdQroL2 – Book series that started “Meh” but ended up being really good

I think for this one would be Shatter Me because I read the first book and it was okay, and the more I read, the more I wanted to read the next books, and since I haven’t read Restore Me, I guess I can’t exactly say that it’s entirely good, but I have high hopes for the next one.

 

220px-Throne_of_Glass_series3 – Book series that started good but ended “Meh”

This book series isn’t officially finished, but it almost is. I would say Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas because it was promising but her books are very long, and dry. It’s detailed and well written but it’s so tiring reading them. I haven’t picked up Tower of Dawn because I’m not a fan of Chaol, and trying to read a whole 700 pages book that if it continues the cycle of dryness, it will be so hard for me to read.

4 – An overhyped author you think is just “Meh”

Honestly, probably Sarah J. Maas. She has really good writing and plot ideas, but sometimes there isn’t enough character personality to it, or vice versa. I don’t think it’s consistent. I’m hoping as I continue on with the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, that it isn’t a let down of Throne of Glass.

9780525478812_custom-7eb6cc16a8a3f2266865895e1718ac9e9d6232e0-s6-c305 – A book others think is “Meh” But you love

The Fault in our Stars is considered over-hyped and not that good because the way the characters talk is unrealistic with their metaphors. I loved this book when I first read this, and maybe I would change my mind if I read it now, but since I haven’t I’m sticking with that current opinion.

 

 

awake-by-natasha-preston.jpg6 – A book so “Meh” that you forgot the plot

I think for this one I’ll say Awake by Natasha Preston. I read this book a while ago and I think this book was a little messy, and at points, I would forget what the whole point of her going to the camp or whatever it was called.

7 – A “Meh” character that could easily be replaced

I know I keep referring to Sarah J. Maas’s books, but I guess I have just good examples. I think Manon or Chaol could be replaced. Or maybe just have different character personalities. Manon, I didn’t really see a point in adding her into the plot at all, so I never really cared about her story. And Chaol is just not good.

51stviwczzl-_sx338_bo1204203200_8 – An amazing book with a “Meh” cover

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things; I don’t particularly like this cover but I have no idea what it should be changed into.

Campfire Book Tag

I’m sorry for not posting a book tag last week, my laptop was having some issues and wanted to get them fixed before I go back to college so I didn’t have it for a week. I’m back now and decided to give all of you a somewhat exciting tag!

download1. Build the tent: a book you had to read that ended up being a drag.

This answer isn’t technically that I had to read but have wanted to for some time, and that was Perks of Being a Wallflower. If you’ve seen other posts of mine, you have seen that I quite dislike this book, it was a drag but also a disappointment

 

97815951480322. Build a Fire: A book you were proud of finishing

The Ember in the Ashes, I enjoyed this book a lot, but I thought this book was very slow paced that I felt as though it was really hard to push through the book, so I’m glad that I finished it

 

 

71Ha8X7iAjL3. Roasted Marshmallow: a mushy sweet book you couldn’t help but devour

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, I read this book in one sitting, and I loved it, and it was a very good LGBTQ+ novel about life and relationships

 

27833670 4. Gone Fishing: a book that had you hooked by the first chapter.

Dark Matter; This is a book I don’t think I’ve really dwelled upon on this blog, but I found this book very fascinating and mind compelling that I was immediately sucked into this story

 

 

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5. Skipping rocks: a book or series you DNF’d

The Raven Cycle, I read the first couple books in the series and decided this series is definitely not for me.

 

 

51stviwczzl-_sx338_bo1204203200_6. Campfire songs: a book so good you are always found singing it’s praise 

This is my all time favorite book which is, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. This book is way underhyped and needs to have more people read it

 

 

915XZDoqAQL7. The Night Sky: a book that made you think deeply about an aspect in the world

All We Have Left; I think this book opened my eyes more to how the world has really changed from the 9/11 attack and how society views different races, and other people’s way of living, and how it’s fairly negative in the aftermath.

 

51VFrzslYiL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_8. The Teardown: a book that’s ending was bittersweet

This is a recent read for me, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. This ending was how it should have been, it wrapped up nicely, but also left me feeling like I needed more, even though there wasn’t going to be.

Last Ten Books Tag

41LPBRNaVCL._SX355_BO1,204,203,200_ 1) The last book you didn’t finish? 

I think that has to be The Hunger Games, otherwise, I finish the books I start

 

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2) The last book you re-read?

I don’t think that I have fully re-read a book recently enough for me to remember, but I have read a few chapters in, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things.

51S--ZQ9+RL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_3) The last book you bought?

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

 

 

4) The last book you said you read but didn’t?

I don’t think I’ve said I read a book and actually didn’t unless it was in high school when I didn’t read many of the assigned books

5) The last book you wrote in the margins of?

I never wrote in the margins of a book before, unless it was a textbook, but I have annotated a book using tabs, and the last book I did that too, was The Perks of Being a Wallflower

6) The last book you had signed?

I’ve never gone to get a book signed, but I want to eventually

7) The last book you lost?

I would remember that, but If I lost a book, I probably wouldn’t remember about it if it wasn’t in my eyesight

31741934._SS1708_8) The last book you had to replace?

Three Dark Crowns, I had bought this book but as I took it out of the box, it was damaged so bad it would have been impossible to read

 

9) The last book you had an argument over?

I don’t think I’ve ever officially had an argument with someone about books because I don’t have people around me that read, but once I find a book I dislike, I rant about it for a while

10) The last book you couldn’t get hold of?

I can’t think of anything for this question