Ice Cream Sundae Book Tag

 

This is a tag Jessica from Reading with Jessica, and I came up with together. It was super fun collaborating with her, and bouncing around ideas! Thanks for the awesome graphic Jess! Check out our prompts, and my answers below. And then feel free to do the tag yourself (while giving credit to the two of us, of course). 🙂

 

Ice Cream Sundae
A book with squad goals.

The Deal by Elle Kennedy – I love these hockey boys, and I can’t wait to finish the series soon. Be prepared for some serious swoons…

 

Ice Cream
A favorite book that’s first in a series.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – This entire trilogy is super cute, and if you haven’t read it yet, get on it ASAP!

 

Caramel Sauce
A character who gets into a sticky situation.

Harry Potter (Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling) – Without giving anything away to people who haven’t read yet, let’s just say there’s always something happening…usually to Harry.

 

Chocolate Sauce
A book with rich world building.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – Ravka is a magical land, and I could picture myself in it as I read. Plus I’d love to go anywhere that has The Darkling. *swoons*

 

Whipped Cream
A book that whipped up the feels.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – I loved this book so much! It had witty banter, great characters, and some swoony romance.

 

Nuts
A character who has a tough exterior.

Zsadist (Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward) – This is book three in a large series about a group of vampires (Black Dagger Brotherhood) who defend their race. All the brothers have to be tough, but I think Zsadist is the toughest.

 

Sprinkles
A book with multiple POVs.

This is War by Kennedy Fox – Multiple POVs are usually a hit or miss for me. This one was a recent read via audiobook, and I enjoyed the dual POVs.

 

Cherry on Top
A book with a red hot romance or a fiery character.

Hooking Up by Helen Hunting – This is another recent read of mine. I think it has both a red hot romance, and a fiery character. So yay on both accounts! I thought it was a standalone when I read it, but it’s book two.

 

I’m tagging anyone that wants to do this!

The NetGalley Tag

 

I was tagged by Danielle from The Introverted Book Nerd. Thanks for the tag! Here we go.

 

RULES
Link back to the tag’s creator: Kourtni at Kourtni Reads.
Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites or places where you get books!
Tag a few people to do this too!

 

AUTO-APPROVED: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they are about?

Kind of cheating, but I’m listing two (hey this is great self-control because I could list MANY more): Emery Lord and Morgan Matson.

 

REQUEST: What makes you want to request a book on NetGalley?

Mostly it’s based on if I’m excited to read the book.

 

FEEDBACK RATIO: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?

I was kind of bad for a while there about reviewing since I was on a blogging hiatus. But I’ve been trying to get back into the habit of reviewing every book again. Although there’s a couple here and there that I still don’t review because I can’t think of enough to say, or it was a short read.

 

BADGES: If you could create one badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?

Most improved? I went from a blogging hiatus (and not even blogging regularly before that) to blogging like every day. And even scheduling posts a couple weeks ahead for a bit there.

 

WISH FOR IT: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?

The Cruel Prince is one of them.

 

2017 NETGALLEY CHALLENGE: What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed? If you’ve never received an ARC, what’s the last book you reviewed?

The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey. You can read my review here.

 

I’m tagging whoever wants to do this!

Reading Habits Tag

 

I was tagged by Jessica over at Reading with Jessica. Thank you for the tag! I have no idea who created the tag, so I can’t give credit where it’s due.

 

1) Bookmarks or random piece of paper?
It really depends. When I put things on hold at the library, they put a slip of paper in each item with my initials. Sometimes I’ll just use that while I’m reading to hold my place. Other times I’ll bring out a bookmark.

 

2) Stop reading randomly or after a chapter/certain amount of pages?
I prefer to stop at the end of a chapter, but if I have to, I can pretty much stop wherever.

 

3) Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Usually my bed, but sometimes the couch.

 

4) Do you eat or drink while reading?
I drink water, and then sometimes I’ll snack with one hand while holding the book with the other. I have to be careful not to get food on the book!

 

5) Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
I can watch TV, or listen to music, while reading. But with that said, I usually prefer silence so the book has my full attention.

 

6) One book at a time or several?
Several at a time. As hard as I try to focus on just one book, my mood reading makes me pick up a few books at a time. I’m usually reading at least one physical at home, and listening to one audiobook at work.

 

7) Reading at home or everywhere?
Mostly at home, but I’ll listen to audiobooks at work and on road trips.

 

8) Reading out loud or silently?
Silently unless my brain isn’t grasping what’s on the page, and then I might try reading it out loud.

 

9) Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
I have issues with this one haha. As hard as I try not to skip ahead, my eyes seem to gravitate further down on the page, or even to the next page. I need to stop myself and go back to where I left off.

 

10) Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
KEEP IT LIKE NEW! I don’t like when my books have a physical defect like a broken spine, although sometimes it’s unavoidable unfortunately.

 

11) Do you write in your books?
NO WAY! I know some people do, but I just can’t do that to my books.

 

12) Who do you tag?
Shawn @ the Bookish Librarian
Sarah @ Book Hooked Nook
…and anyone else who wants to do this tag!

 

The Anything But Books Tag


I was tagged by Jessica over at Reading with Jessica. Thanks for the tag girlie! This tag was created by Katie at Reador Rot. Let’s get to it!

 

1. Name a cartoon(s) that you love.
Well I haven’t watched actual cartoons in years, except some with my niece…which I don’t particularly love. I do watch animated adult shows/Disney movies though. But for actual cartoons, one of my favorites as a kid was Rugrats.

 

2. What is your favorite song right now?
Probably Halsey – Bad At Love, or MAX – Lights Down Low feat. Gnash, or Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes.

 

3. What could you do for hours (that isn’t reading)?
Watch TV shows/binge movies, write, listen to music…

 

4. What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?
Write novels? Play video games? That’s about it.

 

5. What is your favorite thing to learn about?
To be honest, I don’t like learning about much nowadays. My school days are over. I guess learning more about writing, plot structure, etc. would be my answer for this. Or learning more about cooking, because I’m trying to eat healthier lately.

 

6. What is something unusual you know how to do?
I can make fart noises with my knees (like people do with their armpits). Thank my cousin I don’t talk to anymore for that useless skill haha.

 

7. Name something you’ve made in the last year (and show us, if you can).
A middle grade novel. I can’t really show it to you, but below is the novel aesthetic I created.

 

8. What is your most recent personal project?
I’m debating doing an #ownvoices novel during NaNoWriMo about being bullied, and a bit about what high school was like for me. Not sure I have the mental capacity for that deep/dark of a novel right now though. We shall see.

 

9. Tell us something you think about often (maybe while staring out of windows).
What my life is going to look like in the future. Novel ideas. Books in general.

 

10. Tell us something that’s your favorite, but make it something oddly specific. (Not like your favorite food, but like your favorite food when you’ve been studying for hours and forgot to eat, etc.)
I don’t know. If I crave something, it’s usually pizza. I think I could eat it every single day. Not kidding.

 

11. Say the first thing that pops into your head.
See below for the gif-y goodness of what I thought of first.

 

Tag, you’re it! Feel free to do this tag if you’re so inclined. 🙂

Get To Know Me Tag

 

I was tagged by Jessica over at Reading with Jessica. Thanks for the tag girl! I have no idea who created this tag, so I can’t give credit. Okay, let’s get started!

 

BOOKS:
Can you stop reading at any time, or does it have to be a certain page or chapter?
I can stop reading at any time, but I prefer to stop at the end of chapters when possible.

Do you eat or drink anything whilst reading?
More so drink than eat, but I will snack sometimes if I know I won’t get the book dirty.

Can you read listening to music or watching TV?
I can do both, but I usually prefer silence while I’m reading. Less distracting.

One book at a time or several at once?
Several at once. I’m using reading a physical book, listening to an audiobook at work, and then sometimes an ebook to switch things up a bit.

Reading at home or everywhere?
Reading at home like 98% of the time, except when it comes to audiobooks. I listen to those mostly at work, or in the car on road trips.

Reading out loud or in your head?
In my head.

Do you read ahead or skip pages?
As much as I try not to, my eyes sometimes read ahead. Like something further down on the page catches my attention, and I go see what it is before realizing what I’m doing.

Breaking the spine or keeping it new?
Keeping it new, if possible.

Do you write books or just read them?
I also write books. YA (young adult) and MG (middle grade) contemporary so far. I might try other genres, and age categories, eventually.

Five favorite books:
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider

The last book that you read?
It Started with Goodbye by Christina June


ABOUT ME:
Name: Nicole
Name meaning: Victorious people, people’s victory, people and victory
Named after anyone: No, my mom just liked the name
Hair color: Light brown
Hair length: Mid-back?
Eye color: Hazel
Birthday month: December
Height: 5’2.5″
Star sign: Well it was Sagittarius, but I think I’m supposed to be whatever the heck that new sign is that they discovered. But I feel like a Sagittarius.
Best feature: Lips?
Piercings: 4 (1 in each ear lobe, 1 in ear cartilage, and 1 nose piercing)
Tattoos: None, but I want several eventually. It’s just deciding what, and where, that I’m having trouble with…
Righty or lefty: Righty
Pets: None, but only because my apartment building doesn’t allow them. I’d love a dog.
Siblings: 1 older sister
Kids: None
Married: Nope
Hobbies: Reading, writing, binging shows on Netflix, baking, etc.


FAVORITES:
Movie: Pretty much any romantic comedy ever made, along with some action, and straight up comedies.
Song: The Chainsmokers – Closer ft. Halsey, Rihanna – What’s My Name? ft. Drake, Julia Michaels – Issues, Machine Gun Kelly, Camila Cabello – Bad Things, Logic – 1-800-273-8255 ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid, Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry, ZAYN – Still Got Time ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR, Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls, Halsey – Bad At Love, Lil Wayne – Popular ft. Lil Twist, Camila Cabello – Crying in the Club, August Alsina – No Love ft. Nicki Minaj, etc.
TV shows: Gilmore Girls, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire/P.D./Med, Mom, The Mindy Project, Law & Order: SVU, Hart of Dixie, The Bold Type, Breaking Bad, etc.
YouTubers: I don’t really watch YouTubers. I mostly just listen to music…
Food: Pizza, tacos, spaghetti, fries, quesadillas, chips, cheesecake, etc.
Drinks: Diet Pepsi, iced tea sometimes, chocolate milkshakes, water, etc.
Restaurants: Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Outback, Mama Mia’s, etc.
Shops: Half Price Books, Barnes & Noble, Target, Kohl’s, etc.
Animals: Dogs, horses, cheetahs
Perfume: No specific brand. I’ve tried this and that, and never stuck with one.
Colors: Blue and black
Music: Hip hop, r&b, some pop


DO YOU:
Believe in love at first sight?
I always wondered, but lately I’m leaning towards no.
Believe in ghosts?
Yes
Believe in aliens?
No
Believe in soulmates?
Not really anymore…
Believe in heaven and hell?
I’m still deciding.
Believe in yourself?
Occasionally


WHAT:
If you won the lottery, what would you buy?
First I’d pay off debts, buy my car, and then I’d buy a house…with a library straight out of the Beauty and the Beast movie.
Your favorite/worst subject in high school?
Favorites were English and Psychology. Worst I guess was Biology. I refused to dissect things, so I paired up with guys haha.
Something you wish you were talented at?
Being comfortable in front of a large group of people? Playing instruments? I only played the saxophone for one year. I’d love to learn guitar and piano.
First thing you notice about people?
Faces? Then their personalities if we talk long enough.
On top of your bucket list?
Being a published author, getting a tattoo, buying a house
Your biggest accomplishment?
Graduating college with honors
Something you look for in a partner?
Not really looking. I gave up on love for the time being. But honesty, loyalty, and a sense of humor are big things for me.
Something you dislike?
Liars, cheaters, backstabbers, fake people, etc.
Favorite fairytale?
Beauty and the Beast. I relate to Belle on so many levels AND that freaking library is my dream.


RANDOM FINAL QUESTIONS:
Season?
Summer
Furthest you’ve ever been from home?
Sarasota, FL (several times for work)
If you could live anywhere in the world, where?
I guess where I live now? I always wanted to move back to Columbus, OH, but I don’t know if I’d have the guts to do it on my own.
Sweet or savory?
Sweet
Last time you cried?
Last week, or the week before that?
If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
Yes.
Scary movie or happy ending?
Happy ending.
How would you describe your fashion sense?
Super casual, except at work where I have to be a little dressy.
Are you competitive?
YES!
Describe yourself in a single sentence.
I’m an introvert who’s extroverted around people I know well, and I’m nice…almost to a fault.
Who is your role model?
I don’t know.
If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
Stop letting people walk all over you.

 

I’m tagging anyone that wants to do this.

Reader Problems Book Tag

 

I wasn’t tagged to do this, but I wanted to do it anyways. The tag was created by Tiffany. Here we go:

 

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
Whatever I’m in the mood for, which is more often than not a contemporary romance. I try to make a TBR, and it usually never works out. #moodreader

 

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
I’d probably quit it. I used to feel bad about not finishing books, but there’s limited time to read, and if I don’t love it, I don’t want to waste my time.

 

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?
Try to listen to more audiobooks at work, and read shorter books/graphic novels. And probably watch a little less TV. 🙂

 

4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
Throw things? Just kidding. I really don’t like when things don’t match, but I’ll survive. It’ll irk me for a bit, but then life goes on.

 

5. Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
If everyone doesn’t love it, I’m probably going to be alone with my feelings. That’s okay though. I’ll write a review to express my thoughts before moving on.

 

6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
Put the book down ASAP, and try to think of something else. I really hate crying in public.

 

7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!?
Depends on the book. If I loved previous books, I might re-read (like I’m doing with ACOTAR & ACOMAF before reading ACOWAR). Otherwise I’ll probably try to find a review that summed up the book better than a Goodreads synopsis. Sometimes if I think I remember previous books, I’ll just go right into the sequel.

 

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
No one really asks me thankfully, but if they did ask, I’d probably say I misplaced the book…or didn’t have a copy.

 

9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
Take a break from reading if trying another format, like audiobooks, didn’t work. I’d binge some shows on Netflix/Hulu, or write.

 

10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
More than I should, although I’ve cut back on buying lately, because I’m broke. I’ll get a couple here and there, especially if there are pre-order incentives.

 

11. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?
Ummm, can I refuse to answer this? Haha. Lots of books stay on my shelves way too long after I buy them. I have such good intentions to read them right away, but then I’m usually not in the mood.

 

I tag anyone that wants to do this.

The Fall Book Tag

 

I was tagged by Danielle from The Introverted Book Nerd. Thanks for the tag! This was created by Shanah from Bionic Book Worm. All graphic credits goes to Shanah! Now let’s get started:

 

 

Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward is book 3 in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, but I thought it was the most unique with the plot so far. I’d highly recommend these books for vampire lovers that love some alpha males who aren’t afraid to express their feelings.

 

 

 

 

 

I’d have to say probably We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I was not expecting the twist in this book at all. Like 98% of the time, I’m never surprised by what happens in books, but this one shocked me, which is super hard to do.

 

 

 

 

I’m going with Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Like I seriously can’t get over how freaking cute this book is. I stayed up way too late on a work night so I could finish it in one sitting. I almost never do that, so that should tell you how amazing this book was. Prepare for all the feels.

 

 

 

 

I haven’t read Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes yet, but I’ve seen a lot of great reviews about it, so maybe I’ll get to it soon. It’s got all the colors mentioned, so I thought it would be a nice choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m going with Saga by Brian K. Vaughan (writer), and Fiona Staples (artist). I still have to read the latest volume (7), but I looooooove the storyline so far. It’s super entertaining, although it’s definitely for a mature audience.

 

 

 

 

I could literally pick like a billion books, including King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. But since that one doesn’t have a cover yet, I’m going with The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I’ve heard great things so far, and what I’ve already read from this author, I’ve really enjoyed.

 

 

 

I’m tagging the below people and anyone else that wants to do this:

Jessica @ Reading with Jessica

Rapid Fire Book Tag

 

I wasn’t tagged for this one, but I saw my friend Jessica do it over on her blog, so I wanted to give it a go. This tag was created by Kate at GirlReading.

 

E-book or Physical Book?
Definitely physical. I can only handle so much screen time without getting a headache/migraine, and I use screens the entire day at work.

 

Paperback or Hardback?
I prefer hardcover, but I do have lots of paperbacks since they’re cheaper…and some books only come in paperback.

 

Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
When it comes to pre-orders and sales/cheap books, I go online. But I’ll hit up my local used bookstore occasionally for some good deals.

 

Trilogies or Series?
If I really like the books, then series, because I love the characters. Some books should be over after book one though.

 

Heroes or Villains?
Both, but I’ll pick villains. I love me some misunderstood bad boys: Rhysand, The Darkling, Draco Malfoy, etc.

 

A Book I Want Everyone to Read
I’m just going to say the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Those books meant so much to me as a preteen/teen. And they’re what gave me my first foray into creative writing via HP fanfiction.

 

Recommend an Underrated Book
Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider is one of my absolute favorites. The writing is amazing. I really don’t know how it’s only got 269 reviews on Goodreads. READ THIS BOOK PEOPLE!

 

The Last Book I Finished
Broken Prince by Erin Watt. I enjoyed it more than book one in that series. I wouldn’t say they’re favorites/high quality material, but they’re fun, entertaining reads.

 

The Last Book I Bought
The last physical book I bought was Save the Date by Morgan Matson. I found out she was signing all the first edition copies, so I pre-ordered that baby right away.

 

Weirdest Thing I’ve Used As a Bookmark
Post-it note? I don’t think I’ve really used anything weird lol

 

Used Books – Yes or No?
Of course! A previous answer mentioned a local used bookstore that I frequent sometimes. As long as the book isn’t moldy/destroyed, I’m all for used books.

 

Top Three Favorite Genres
Contemporary/romance
Fantasy
Historical maybe?

 

Borrow or Buy?
I want to buy all the books, but I’m not a billionaire, so I borrow a lot from the library. Although lately I’ve been trying to read books that I already own.

 

Characters or Plot?
Characters for sure! I mean the plot can’t be super slow/boring, but characters are what make a book enjoyable. If you hate a character, it doesn’t matter how good the plot is.

 

Long or Short Books?
Um can I say somewhere in the middle? Haha. I don’t like super short books, but I have such a bad habit of putting off 450+ page books, because they’re soooo long. My perfect length book is about 300-400 pages.

 

Long or Short Chapters?
Probably short. I feel like I’m accomplishing more, and then if I have to stop reading, I can easily finish a chapter before putting the book aside.

 

The First Three Books I Can Think of
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

 

Books That Make You Laugh or Cry?
Lots of them? I seriously can’t remember all of them that made me laugh and/or cry.

 

Our World or Fictional Worlds?
Fictional worlds. Our world sucks right now, and book boyfriends are so much better than real guys.

 

Audiobooks – Yes or No?
Yes, especially on road trips, or at work. I love that I can read during times that I normally don’t get anything done. Although if I’m super busy, I can’t concentrate and have to replay parts.

 

Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
Yes, who hasn’t?

 

Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
Um probably book to movie. I feel like the budget for movies is bigger than TV, but I’m not sure. It’s easier/cheaper to own movies than TV series too.

 

A Movie or TV Show I Preferred to its Book
Maybe it’s an unpopular opinion, but the Nicholas Sparks books I’ve read don’t compare to the movies. *shrugs*

 

Series or Standalones?
Both, but if I love the characters, of course I want more of them. Although standalones are nice sometimes, because you don’t have to worry about cliffhangers.

 

I’m tagging the below, and whoever else wants to do this:
Sarah @ Book Hooked Nook
Cody Levi @ The Bookworm In Me

To Be Read Tag

 

I was not tagged for this, but I wanted to do it anyways. I have no idea who started this tag, so I can’t give credit where it’s due. So without further ado, here we go:

 

Q1: How do you keep track of your To Be Read pile?

Goodreads. I honestly don’t know what I did before I found that amazing website.

 

Q2: Is your To Be Read mostly print or E-books?

There’s a lot of books I don’t even own, but of the TBR books I own, mostly print. I gravitate towards printed books because I get migraines, and the less screen time a day, the better.

 

Q3: How do you determine which book from your To Be Read to read next?

Whatever I’m in the mood for, or whatever I’m going to buddy read with someone.

 

Q4: A book that has been on your To Be Read the longest?

On my Goodreads TBR shelf, it’s Family Pictures by Jane Green. I added it on January 4, 2013.

Q5: A book that you recently added to your To Be Read?

One book that I recently added that I’m super excited about is Fraternize by Rachel Van Dyken. I got an eARC from Netgalley, so I’m hoping to read this one soon.

Q6: A book on your To Be Read strictly because it has a beautiful cover?

I never add books just because it’s got a pretty cover. It’s got to have an interesting sounding summary too. But one book that has a beautiful cover that drew my attention is Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. This one I was debating on adding for a while, but the cover—and other people’s reviews—finally made me add it.

Q7: A book on your To Be Read that you never plan on actually reading?

I got rid of most of these when I deleted books from my TBR, but I guess maybe The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager’s Story by Dave Pelzer. I read his other books before this one was published. I’m just not in the mood for depressing stories when the world is a garbage fire. I need happy things right now.

Q8: An unpublished book on your To Be Read that you’re excited for?

There’s a long list, but I’ll go with The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. What I’ve read by her, I’ve really enjoyed.

Q9: A book on your To Be Read that everyone else has read but you?

Um maybe Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead?

Q10: A book on your To Be Read that everyone recommends to you?

Off the top of my head, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. I’m newer to fantasy (besides Harry Potter), and that one has been recommended many times.

Q11: A book on your To Be Read that you are DYING to read?

Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey. My friend Jessica just finished it, and LOVED it. Therefore I want to read it ASAP.

Q12: The number of books on your To Be Read?

2,416. Don’t judge. Last year I had 7,000+ books on my TBR before I went through and got rid of a lot of them.

 

I’m tagging the below people, and whoever else wants to do this:
Jessica @ Reading with Jessica
Paige @ Books And Belle

Throne of Glass Book Tag

 

This book tag was created by Hannah from So Obsessed With and Alexa from Alexa Loves Books. I was tagged by Jessica from Reading with Jessica.

 

      

 

Lysandra | A book with a cover change you loved
I’m going with Anna and the French Kiss (the entire series) by Stephanie Perkins. I love these books, and these matching paperback covers are super cute.
Abraxos | A book that’s better on the inside than it looks on the outside
I get the purpose of the cover for None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio, but it doesn’t really draw my eye. However, the story is an amazing diverse read. I highly recommend this one.
Erilea | A series with great world-building
I haven’t read a ton of fantasy yet, and my go-to would be Harry Potter, but I’m using that for another prompt below, so I’ll go with The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. I love The Darkling! I also love the new covers for this series as well.
Rifthold | A book that combines genres
According to Goodreads, this is dystopian and fantasy, so I’m picking Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. It wasn’t my favorite book by any means (sorry, not sorry), but it wasn’t terrible either. I’m listening to Glass Sword now. I’ll probably get around to King’s Cage eventually.
Damaris | A book based on/inspired by a myth/legend
I absolutely loved The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I was trying to find a book for this one, and I realized I haven’t read many books inspired by myths/legends. I need to work on that. I started book two, but I put it down because it wasn’t holding my attention.

 

        

 

Kaltain Rompier | A book with an unexpected twist
One book would definitely be Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I didn’t expect the twist that came along at all, and I’m usually pretty good at guessing what will happen in books.
Assassin’s Keep | A book with an unreliable narrator
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart definitely has an unreliable narrator. I won’t tell you all about it; just read it. It’s another book with a plot twist that I didn’t see coming.
Asterin Blackbeak | A book that’s got SQUAD GOALS
The boys in The Deal (and the other Off-Campus books) by Elle Kennedy are so tightly knit. They are roommates, and teammates. I finished books 1 & 2, and need to read the other two ASAP.
Terrasen | A book that feels like home
How could I not pick Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (well really the entire series) by J.K. Rowling? These books have been my companion since I was young. The only fanfiction I wrote was HP related, and I just love the world, the characters, etc. Hogwarts will always feel like home to me.
Aelin Ashryver Galathynius | A book with the power to destroy you
I’m going to go with My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Her writing is amazing, and this book (along with a lot of her others) blew me away. She focuses on controversial topics, but without being preachy.

 

       

 

Manon Blackbeak | A book that intimidated you 
I’ll pick The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I watched the movie (loved it!) before reading the book. The book is pretty gigantic, and it kind of dragged on too much. But overall, it was pretty entertaining. I think this is one instance where I prefer the movie though.
Rowan Whitethorn | A book that makes you swoon
Um I’m going with A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. My baby Rhys is in it, so obviously I’m picking it. He’s sexy as heck, so amazing, etc. I absolutely loved this book, and I plan on re-reading it soon before reading A Court of Wings and Ruin.
Chaol Westfall | A book that challenged you to see things differently
I picked Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow. This book could also be used for the power to destroy you prompt. I had to take breaks while reading because my heart hurt. I think that everyone should read this book. It reminds us how lucky most of us are…and how hardships are hopefully possible to overcome with a little help from friends.
Fleetfoot | A book that you received as a gift
One of my absolute favorites, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, I won in a giveaway. I hadn’t read anything by her before this, and I ended up finding a favorite author. I’ve only read this and Eleanor & Park, but both are amazing. I can relate soooo much to Cath in this book. She’s basically me in a book. No joke.
Eye of Elena | A book you found right when you needed it
I’m picking The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. I’m pretty sure I was in a huge reading slump (yet again grrr), and someone suggested I read this one. It’s one of my absolute favorites.

 

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