The Book Courtship Tag


One of my resolutions for this year was posting frequently, but I guess I failed at that 😉 It’s been almost two weeks since I posted?! Reading hasn’t been too great either; I finished The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima and I am currently reading Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas and loving it.

Initial Attraction

A book that you bought because of the cover

I’ve added this book recently on my TBR. I admit it was mostly because of the cover, but I do plan on reading it because the premise of the book sounds so intriguing. Time travel books always confuse me but I’ll give this one a try.

First Impressions

A  book that you got because of the summary

An alien apocalypse. Doesn’t that sound like the most interesting book ever? The movie came out yesterday, January 15, so that is even more motivation to read it! The second book, The Infinite Sea, is even better.

Sweet Talk

A book with great writing?

All the Bright Places

Not necessarily great writing, but I like the writing style and it fit in well with the book. There are so many beautiful phrases:

“I know life well enough to know you can’t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can’t stop people from dying. You can’t stop them from going away. You can’t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough to know that no one else can keep you awake or keep you from sleeping.”

First Date

A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)

“It totally lived up to the hype. It was so unpredictable and I kept catching my breath, not wanting to know what horrors awaited, but I couldn’t not turn the pages. I flew through the book—it was captivating.” My feels have been laid out in this review.

Late Night Phone Calls

A book that kept you up all night?

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

It might be because I read this during a readathon and I wanted to read it fast, but this book is really amazing. The characters are the best part and even though the story is a retelling of the Arabian Nights, it has a nice plot twist and a strong story line that I enjoyed. Plus, Shazi is unbelievably clever and snarky.

 

Always on my mind

A book you could not stop thinking about?

If you’ve read my review of this book, you know that I went totally crazy about it. I loved every single part of this book and I might even start learning programming just because this book is so freaking COOL!

Getting Physical

A book which you love the way it feels?

  

I don’t own many books, but the hardcover of Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella feels really smooth and nice. The letters are beautifully embossed and it is such a vibrant colour! And the two coffee cups on the back are so cute 🙂

Meeting the parents

A book which you would recommend to your family and friends?

I would recommend all the books on this page, but mostly Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. It is a brilliantly written book that covers many themes like politics and manipulation that I think everyone should be aware of.

Thinking about the future

A book or series you know you will re read many times in the future?

  

I would have liked to say Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff for this one too. I love the Throne of Glass books so far too and people have so many great things to say about them. Also, The Infernal Devices.

Share the love

I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this but I’d love to tag some people. If you have already done this tag, you can ignore this but go ahead if you’d like to 🙂

Giovanna @Book Coma

Brittany @The Grisha Lieutenant

Beth @Reading Every Night

Prima @Panda Hearts Books

Okay, okay, I agree. This was a lousy post and most of my answers feel like I wrote them in my sleep. Is this a blogging slump? I hope not. But anyways, I promise I’m not abandoning you guys 🙂

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag


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It’s definitely not the middle of the year anymore. We’re way past that, but I figured I couldn’t do it around the end of the year either, and this was the only close-to-decent time to do this tag. I’ve read 45 books this year up until now, so I don’t have a lot of options for the categories below 🙂

Thanks to Calliope the Book Goddess for tagging me to do this! You should check out her blog—it’s awesome!

Best book you’ve read so far in 2015

 

Such a hard question. So it’s a tie between the two most hyped books of the year, of course. My reviews are linked here and here, respectively.

Best Sequel You’ve Read in 2015

The whole trilogy was so good I devoured it. And Raffe just adds to the charm of it all.

New Release that You Haven’t Read Yet But Want to

So I need to read basically every thing Sarah J. Maas has written. You don’t want to know how many times it’s been recommended.

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)

I’m currently almost done with Cress, and I can’t wait for the last book in the series! This book’s set to come out on November 12th, and that’s only a month away, but it seems so long 😦 But fear not bookworms, together we will overcome this.

Biggest Disappointment

Miss Mayhem (Rebel Belle, #2)

I loved Rebel Belle, but this book just fell short. Literally, too, because I believe there were a few less pages than the first. I probably will still read the next book, just out of pure curiosity, but it definitely will not be a priority.

Biggest Surprise

I didn’t expect a fairytale retelling series to be as good as this is. Meyer adds so much more depth and life to her characters and entwines them in such an intricate way, it’s absolutely amazing. The storylines are really complicated too, in a good way.

Favorite New Author

Maybe it isn’t fair to come to this conclusion with only having read one of her books, but this book really makes me want to devour all the YA fantasy books in the world. I used to read mostly contemporary, but now I’ve changed my preferences 🙂

New Fictional Crush

The Selection by Kiera Cass

I don’t want to mention all the books again and again, so I pick Prince Maxon from The Selection. He’s a really sweet, naive guy who although gets hurt easily, is also strong and a good leader. I don’t know what America thinks she’s doing, but she must be blind to even thinking of picking Aspen over cute Maxon!

Newest Favorite Character

Shazi from The Wrath and the Dawn is just so determined, witty and sassy. She’s like my bookish idol, along with a few other female protagonists. I want to be more like her, giving quick witty answers to even the most complicated questions.

Book That Made You Cry

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven didn’t make me cry, exactly, but I came pretty close. It was a beautiful book, but the end.. I’m going to stick to fantasy books now, at least they don’t make my heart crunch.

Book That Made You Happy

It was so cute! Lara Jean and Peter had the sweetest moments together and it’s a great mood booster 🙂

Favorite Book to Film Adaptation You Saw This Year

 

Jurassic Park is a novel. So therefore I reason that Jurassic World, the third sequel to the movie, is also a book-to-movie adaptation. It’s my favourite movie of the year too, so bonus points! And Chris Pratt. That should be all you need to know.

Favorite Book Review You’ve Written

https://theenchantedbook.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/an-ember-in-the-ashes-by-sabaa-tahir/

Yeah, it’s An Ember in the Ashes again. What can I say? There were a lot of feels, okay?

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year (Or Received)

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I received Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine as an ARC thanks to Penguin Random House. The cover is really interesting and it looks like an old volume!

What Books I Need to Read by the End of the Year

        

There are so, so many. More than I can actually read in a couple of months, but I’ll try to read as many as I can 🙂

I tag:

Britanny @ The Grisha Lieutenant

Lara @ katnisspotterbooklover

Meriem @ Fanatic Bibliophile

Stefani @ I Read Books

Sumaya @ Sue’s Reading Corner