Tag: Mid-Year Book Freak Out

I saw this tag on The Sassy Book Geek and I realized that I haven’t done a wrap-up post for the first half of the year. This was originally created by ReadLikeWildfire and elyjane on YouTube. There are 15 questions and I like that it makes you think about what you’ve read. I actually did this last year as well, so it’s definitely interesting to see the books there that I still haven’t read… but that gives me more motivation. At this point in the year, I have read 15 books and my Goodreads goal is 30.

Best book you’ve read so far in 2017



Atonement by Ian McEwan
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2) by Sarah J. Maas

This has to be a tie between Atonement and Crown of Midnight. They both broke my hear in different ways, but for similar reasons, and I love the way both were written. For being two completely different books, I love that there are some similarities between them that makes them such emotional reads.

Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2) by Sarah J. Maas

When I finished Throne of Glass, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be continuing with the series right away, but I ended up reading the second book immediately and it solidified that I have to continue reading the series.

New release you haven’t read yet, but want to
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I mentioned this in Wednesday’s post as a book I want to read this summer.

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Tag: The Goodreads Book Tag

Happy Monday! Last week, I was tagged by Heather from The Sassy Book Geek to do the Goodreads Book Tag. Thanks so much for tagging me! I love doing these things and it’s always nice when someone thinks you should do one. This is a tag that I did almost a year ago, so I thought an update of my answers would be fun to do. Goodreads is one of my favorite resources as a book reader.

What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi – ★★★★

What are you currently reading?
Once and for All by Sarah Dessen – This was on the top of my TBR list from the moment I knew it was going to be released this year!

What was the last book you marked as ‘TBR’?
Desire (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #4) by P.T. Michelle – Technically it has been on my TBR for a while, but I finally put it on my Goodreads.

What book do you plan to read next?
Good question! I haven’t thought too much about this yet. I may continue reading I Hate Everyone But You or pick something else. 
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Tag: Reading Habits

In an attempt to post more about my reading style, I’ve decided to go with the Reading Habits tag today. I’ve seen a lot of people do this, but I’m not sure who created the tag. If you know, please let me know. I would love to give them credit.

This tag consists of 11 questions. They really encompass the entire reading experience.

Question #1: Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I usually read on my bed, but sometimes I read on the couch. Something I am wanting to do is make a reading corner in my bedroom with a chair and my bookcases.

Question #2: Bookmark or a random piece of paper?

Bookmark! Sometimes I’ll use a random piece of paper, especially if I get a book from the library or a used book store and there’s already something in it.

Question #3: Can you stop reading anytime you want or do you have to stop at a certain page, chapter, part, etc.? 

I try to stop at the end of a chapter. I at least try to find the ending of a section of the chapter. Some books make this difficult. I’m looking at AtonementRead More »

Tag: R.I.P. It or Ship It (YA Edition)

Here’s a tag that I have seen a lot, most recently in a YouTube video, but I hadn’t thought to do it myself until yesterday! I decided to start with a YA edition, but I am planning on doing a Classics/Adult one and also a TV one. If you have any character suggestions for another YA or one of those other topics, please let me know! This could be a fun tag to do from time to time. I tried to pick characters that I like and dislike, as well as characters in some of my favorite book ships, so this should be interesting for my heart!

Here’s how you can play this game:

  1. Write down characters from books on slips of paper
  2. Put them in a jar/bowl/hat/mug and pick 2
  3. Decide if you ship it or R.I.P. it (R.I.P. it means you don’t ship them, but not necessarily that you want them dead)


Marcus Flutie from Jessica Darling series + Elizabeth Wakefield from Sweet Valley series

What an interesting combination to get this started! I chose Marcus because he’s one of my favorite male characters and the Jessica Darling series is my all-time favorite series, but I was nervous about putting him in the jar. I am a die hard Jessica/Marcus shipper. But this is a good one. Surprising. I chose Elizabeth specifically from the SVH: Senior Year series, and in that way, I think these two could work because Marcus is a bit similar to Connor and Elizabeth and Jessica Darling (not Wakefield) have their own similarities. SHIP IT Read More »

Blogger Recognition Award


It has been a long time since I’ve posted an award! Thanks to the wonderful Jen from A Bookish Peach for nominating me.


  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How My Blog Started:

While I was in college, I didn’t have much time to myself to read what I chose since I was taking a lot of English and Film History/Criticism classes that involved a ton of reading, but I was following several book blogs. That meant that my TBR list was getting longer and longer. I was also taking a creative writing class in my last semester and one of our assignments for the semester was to keep a blog where we would write our thoughts on the short stories we were reading for class. That’s when I realized that it was a nice outlet of sorts to keep my book thoughts, so a few years after college, I decided to start my own blog.  Read More »

Tag: End of the Year Survey (2016)

It’s time for my first post of 2017. Unfortunately I didn’t do a great job on my blog in 2016 and it wasn’t my best year reading wise, but I’m hoping to do a lot better with both in this new year. I’ve joined the Goodreads challenge as I usually do (with 20 books to start) and I’ve already rearranged my two book cases, one for read books and one for unread books. I’m hoping that will keep me on track. And the 2016 End of the Year Survey started by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner seems like the perfect place to start this year’s blog posts.



Number of Books Read: 26. My original Goodreads challenge goal had been 30, and I realized that would be impossible around Christmas. I changed it to 25 when I was on my 26th book. I hated the idea of failing too much to leave it at 30.

Number of Re-Reads: 0. I had planned on a couple of re-reads, but that didn’t happen. It would be pretty cool to listen to some audiobooks of some old faves, though.

Genre You Read The Most From: Looks like there was quite a mix of genres in the books I read. I have some thrillers, historical fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels.Read More »

Tag: The Classics Book Tag

I was directed to this tag through a Book Blog Post Ideas post on Viva Tramp and knew it would be perfect for my blog. The original post is from It’s a Book World.

An over-hyped classic you really didn’t like:
For me, reading this at another time would have probably been better. It put me in an odd mental space.

Favorite time period to read about: Tudor era and Victorian era

Favorite fairy-tale: Fairy tales are something that I don’t know too much about, but I would like to read more of them one day. The Little Mermaid was one of my favorite stories growing up.

What is the most embarrassed classic you haven’t read yet:
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