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 🙂

Fall Time Cozy Book Tag


The best part of fall? Lattes, chilly morning, rustling leaves, pumpkins.. and hoodies! I’m a practical sort of person and let’s be honest, I wear yoga pants/sweats and hoodies most of the time, so you bet I’m wearing one now. And sipping hot chocolate because I couldn’t be bothered to head out for a latte 🙂

Thanks to Charley @ Booksandbakes1 for tagging me! She has an awesome blog 🙂

Crunching Leaves: The world is full of color – choose a book that had reds/oranges/yellows
on the cover

This book is everywhere! The hype! It sounds like a journal or collection of stories like a file? Anyways, so so cool. I’m definitely reading it as soon as I get the hold from my library.

Cozy Sweater – It’s finally cold enough to don warm cozy clothing: what book gives you the
warm fuzzies?

I am so predictable, I know, I know. But seriously, Etienne St Clair makes me have mini heart attacks. He is just so.. not sweet, but lovable? Um, hot? Why is that only now I realize that I can’t really describe him?

Fall Storm: The wind is howling & the rain is pounding – choose your favorite book OR
genre that you like to read on a stormy day

Again, predictable. But I haven’t read this for a long time: 4 years. And if I do reread it, it will be my first time rereading it. This one just seems like a fall/winter series.

Cool Crisp Air: What’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?

Percy Jackson. Can I just be him? Or better yet, can I be his friend? That would be the second most coolest thing, right next to me having to never get out of the comfy clothes that I’m wearing right now. We’d surf the waters, swim and have fun together and life would be awesome. Percy and Parneet, oh look it even sounds good!

Hot Apple Cider: What under hyped book do you want to see become the next biggest,
hottest thing?

This is a pretty well-known book, but I think it’s really great and everyone who enjoys YA should give it a try. I believe I gave it a 5 stars and I don’t know why I haven’t read Winner’s Crime yet, but this book was so good! (Can you tell that I’m running out of adjectives?)

Coat, Scarves, and Mittens – The weather has turned cold & it’s time to cover up – What’s
the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?

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I don’t own this one and I don’t want to. When I read the first book, it was okay. Not great, but bearable. But after the second book, it got so hard to even get through it. What are these books? I’d die of embarrassment and shame if someone ever saw me holding it, but I wouldn’t do it in the first place.

Pumpkin Spice: What’s your favorite fall time comforts food/foods?

I had this a couple of days ago, so no, I wouldn’t have again this season, but it was still great. A bit too sweet for my taste—I would have preferred a bit spiced—but worth having nonetheless!

Now usually I’d just say I tag everyone, but this time, I tag everyone who loves the fall season. It could be anything about it, spiced pumpkin lattes or fuzzy socks 😀

Oh this was a short, sweet post! I’m currently writing a series review for the Grisha trilogy so you can expect that post to be up sometime soon 🙂 Anyways, have a great day!

March Wrap-Up and April TBR


I just realized that I haven’t explained myself and why I was missing—I was on a trip to Cancun, Mexico. The wi-fi in the hotel room was slow so I could not post anything, and besides, it was a very busy time. But I’m happy to be back, and if all goes well, there should be some good posts coming up soon 🙂

Other Updates

I did not read any books for my reading challenges this month. I started My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins but I couldn’t finish it—I don’t know, maybe because it was an anthology. I just wasn’t motivated to read it as the stories ended in a few pages.

I read Anna and the French Kiss, which I had planned on reading, but could not fit in any of the other books mentioned in the last wrap-up.

MARCH WRAP-UP (click on the books for the reviews!)

I read 4 books this month! Now, this is not a good reading goal, not even for me, but I’m happy because all the books I read were high on my TBR pile. Hopefully April will be better, because otherwise I’ll fall very behind on reading 😀

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Made For You by Melissa Marr

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Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins [review coming soon]

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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski [review coming soon]

APRIL TBR 

Along with the books mentioned below, I’m also going to be reading Miss Mayhem, that is, if my ARC copy arrives in the mail. It hasn’t come yet and I’m worried!

I again have 30 days to do this. Fingers crossed.

Top Ten Tuesday #3: Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR List


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Top Ten Tuesday is a book-blogger meme that is created and hosted by the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. There are top ten lists for every Tuesday, that we bloggers fill our ideas and opinions with.

Have you ever thought, even once, how hard the life of a book lover is? Trying to decide between book boyfriends when playing Book MASH, picking favourites from endless 5-star books, and now, choosing ten books for a TBR list? Oh, the struggles… *cringes*

Well, here goes, in no order:

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)Miss Mayhem (Rebel Belle, #2)The Selection (The Selection, #1)Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)

Eleanor & ParkA Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

There are so many more that I’d like to add, but sadly, I’ll have to stop myself right here. *lists off the remaining 1, 000, 000 TBR books in head*

Are any of these on your to-be-read list? (Don’t try to hide; I know that at least a half dozen of you have at least a half dozen of these books on your list.)

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