Alphabet TBR Tag

Ok, so this whole posting every single day thing is HARD. You may or may not know that I’ve decided I will post every single day for the month of May. Should have probably chosen a month when I don’t have exams to do this, but I started now and I’ll be damned if I don’t see it through. This was just a really long winded way for me to say I have another tag today because I couldn’t think of anything more original to do. So I stole another tag from Kristin. I’m pretty sure I stole my last tag from here too. So check her blog out.

Anyway, I’m gonna try to use books on my physical TBR in an attempt to motivate me to read them. But I may not have one for each letter.


A: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

american gods

I actually have so many books starting with A on my TBR. But I chose this one cause I actually started reading it and then I stopped, I don’t remember why, I was enjoying it. But I never continued and I want to finish it.

B: Black Prism by Brent Weeks

black prism

Another one that I started and never finish. I didn’t really like the MC, which is why I stopped, but I want to give this series another try because I wasn’t in the best headspace when I started it, so that may have contributed to my lack of enjoyment and everybody seems to love this series.

C: Cress by Marissa Meyer

cress

Yet another one that I started and set aside. I kind of have an excuse for this one. I took it with me when I was travelling for archery. I went to a competition. So I put it in my archery bag and didn’t get to read much during the competition. But I don’t unpack my archery bag, because it just has my archery stuff in it. And I forgot I’d put it there. I forgot that I had it, actually. Which says something about the amount of books I own, but that’s another story.

D: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

dreadful tale of prosper redding

Are you surprised? I started and haven’t finished this one was well. I don’t really have an excuse for this. I just wasn’t loving it. But I don’t want to DNF it because it’s not bad and I already read like more than half of it. But I just wasn’t loving it.

E: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

25526296

I actually don’t own this one, but I didn’t have an E book on my owned TBR. But I’ve been wanting to pick this series up forever and I’m hoping to get to it soon.

F: The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis

51tjax5so7l

Another one that I started and almost finished, but now quite. I don’t even know why. I just haven’t been in the mood for philosophical reading I guess.

G: The Gift by Alison Croggon

the gift

I’ve been eyeing this series for a while now and I spotted the first book in a thrift store and bought it.

H: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

the handmaid's tale

One of my friends got it for me over a year ago and I still haven’t read it. So I need to get on with it.

I: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

the immortal life of henrietta lacks

The same friend got me this at the same time and I haven’t read it.

J: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

20898092

I only have an electronic copy of this, but this is a classic that I’ve been interested in reading for a long time, so I need to get to it.

K: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

kingdom of ash

It’s the finale! Why haven’t you read it Romana? Shame! SHAME! Just read it!

L: Looking for Alaska by John Green

looking for alaska

Remember that friend who got me those other two books? Yeah… he got me this one as well. Have I read it? Nope. Do I want to? Yes! Then why haven’t you read it Romana??? WHy? I don’t know, ok. I just don’t know.

M: Mark of the Thief by Jenniver A. Nielsen

mark of the thief

I loved her other series, The False Prince and I want to give this one a try.

N: Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

ninefox gambit

This is a very complicated and confusing sci-fi. I started reading it and was like ?????????????? And I’m used to reading complicated and confusing SFF books. I do want to give this another try, because I hear that once you start understanding what’s going on, it’s pretty good.

O: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

obsidio

I’m about a third through this book. I wan’t to finish this series already. I’m not enjoying this book as much as the other two, but I still want to finish it.

P: The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

37913584

I didn’t have an owned P book that I wanted to share, so here’s one that I’m hoping to get to soon. I actually don’t know much about it, but I think it’s inspired by Chinese history and stuff and it sounds cool.

Q: Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

queen of air and darkness

Another finale that I’ve yet to read.

R: Relativity: The Special and the General Theory by Albert Einstein

23528929

I started reading this because I really love physics and I wanna know more. But I’ve yet to finish it. It’s not exactly bedtime reading at least for me, so I do need to concentrate. Which means that it’s slow going. But I do want to read it.

S: Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis

s-l2251

If I read this and finish The Four Loves, I will have read every C. S. Lewis boo that I own. So I’m hoping to get to both of them this summer.

T: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

turtles all the way down

Second John Green book on this list. I just haven’t been in the mood for contemporaries in over a year. And they’re just sitting there, waiting for me to want to read a contemporary.

U: Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner

25446297

Another letter without an owned book. But I’m interested in this series. It sounds cool.

V: Viper by Bex Hogan

viper

I recently read one chapter of some of my TBR books  and this is one of the ones I decided to keep.

W: What If? Serious Scientific Questions to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

what if

I’m almost done with this. I think I have less than 100 pages left. So I’m hoping to finish it soon. But it’s one of those books that I’m never really actively reading. More like a chapter or two every now and again, just because of the nature of the book. I am however enjoying it a lot.

X: No luck 😦

Y: Y: The Last Man Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

156534

I don’t yet own this, but it’s probably going to be the next graphic novel series I read. I actually do have it on Kindle, but I don’t like reading graphic novels on Kindle.

Z: Better luck next time :-/

Do I Have That Book Challenge

I saw this tag on YouTube and I thought it was fun, so I’m gonna do it. I will link to the creator’s video.

This tag has 20 questions about what books I own. I feel it works better in video format. But Whatever, I still want to do it.


1. A book with deckled edges

YES. I may have more than one, but the one that comes to mind at the moment is Jesus Freaks by DC Talk.

21cehzhkh-l-_bo1204203200_

Couldn’t find a picture where you can see the deckled pages, but it’s got them. I promise.

2. A book with 3 or more people on the cover

YES! A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle. Has 3 people on it.

22878833

3. A book based on another fictional story

Do I? Do I really? How about The Wrath and the Dawn? Arabian nights retelling. Percy Jackson? Magnus Chase? ACOTAR? Cruel Beauty? Could go on, but you guys get the point. I have A LOT of retellings.

 

4. A book with a title 10 letters long

I’m gonna say it has to be 1 word, just to make it more difficult. And I’m gonna go with Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.

nevernight

5. A book with a title that starts and ends with the same letter

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Starts and ends with a T. And just because I know some people are going to be picky about me including the article, here’s another: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

6. A mass market paperback

Yes. All of my Lord of the Rings and one of my copies of The Hobbit.

the hobbit

7. A book by an author using a pen name

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll. His real name was Charles Dodgson.

 

8. A book with a character’s name in the title

Looking for Alaska by John Green. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury. The main character is named Sorrow. Weird, I know. Marissa Meyer’s books also. Could probably go on, but we’ll stoop here.

 

9. A book with two maps in it

Probably have loads of these as well, but I’m too lazy to check so we’ll go with Elantris by Brandon Sanderson because I’m currently reading it. And it has not two, but three maps in it. Wait… does that mean it doesn’t fulfill the challenge? Like does it have to be 2, no more no less? If that’s the case, I will go with A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas.

10. A book that was turned into a TV show

A Game of Thrones by G. R. R. Martin.

game of thrones

11. A book written by someone who was originally famous for something else?

Relativity by Albert Einstein. Cause he was famous for science. So, I’m counting it.

23528929

12. A book with a clock on the cover

This is going to take some thinking. Just One damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor. That’s kind of a clock. If you don’t like that, I got Clockwork Angel that’s got Big Ben in the background. No one can argue with Big Ben.

13. A poetry book

I have several, but I’ll go with Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur because I’ve read and loved it.

milk and honey

14. A book with an award stamp on it

Ok, I’m bitter about this question because I have loads of books that have won prizes. But the stickers/stamps annoy me, so I tend to buy editions that don’t have them. I’m going to have to delve deep for this one.

I have The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin. It’s not actually a sticker, nor is it a stamp. It’s just printed on the cover. But I’m going with it.

15. A book written by an author with the same initials as you?

I actually don’t. 😥 My initials are RP and I have no books written by an author with the same initials. I do have books written by a PR. But no RP. So I’m gonna give myself half a point for this, cause the right letters, just wrong order and go with The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

name of the wind

16. A book of short stories

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo.

34076952

17. A book between 500 and 510 pages.

Pfft, easy. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. Exactly 510 pages (just got it in a subscription box yesterday and I SQUEALED!).

36642458

18. A book that was turned into a movie

I have like 20. But I’ll go with The Lord of the Rings because that’s my favourite adaptation.

lotr deluxe

19. A graphic novel

Indeed I do. Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel. 

artemis fowl graphic

20. A book written by two or more authors

This was a long tag. I do indeed have several books that are co-authored. Including Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

illuminae

This was fun. I got 19.5 out of 20 points. So… not bad. Let me know what you guys got!

 

My TBR Shelf

I’ve never had a designated TBR shelf before. I usually kept read and unread books together. But I recently moved to a new flat and I have this little shelf right next to my bed, so I decided to put my unread books on it. These aren’t all of my unread owned books, because they wouldn’t all fit, so I kept my unread non-fiction books separately.

A great photographer, I am not, but this is what the shelf looks like at the moment.


20181029_213325.jpg

The books on here aren’t actually sorted in any particular way except that the hardbacks are at one end and I kind of grouped the white books, but other than that I just shoved them on in whatever order. The little shelf at the top holds the books that I’ve already started but have yet to finish.

In case you are for whatever reason curious as to what books are on my TBR shelf, they are as follows:

Top shelf (started but not yet finished)

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas – I’ve legit been reading this for a year now. Since it came out last year. I’m just really not enjoying it, mainly because I cannot stand Chaol. I just want to get through it so I can get to Kingdom of Ash. I’m almost halfway through it (I know, I hate Chaol that much).

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks – This is another one that I just couldn’t really get into. I was actually expecting to enjoy this book and series as I’ve heard great things about it from people I trust. And I am intrigued by the plot and the world, but again, I dislike the main character and it just puts me off reading it. Every time I pick it up, I read a few pages and I put it back down. I’m 135 pages into this one.

Looking for Alaska by John Green – I started reading this at the start of September, but then I just really haven’t been in a contemp kind of mood, so I haven’t been picking it up much.

The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis – This is the non-fiction that I’m currently reading and as usual with Lewis’ books, I’m really enjoying it. Though I have to say at least so far, this one is my least favourite of his books that I have read.

What If? Serious Scientific Answersto Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe – This is another non-fiction that I’m reading, though not as actively as The Four Loves. Because of the nature of this book, this is what I pick up when I have only 5 minutes and want a quick pick me up as each chapter is very entertaining and usually quite short.

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch – You can’t actually see the spine of this one, but it’s the one with green pages. This is my meh book of the moment. Am I the only one who has a book that’s just kind of mediocre that you read when you’re too tired for anything that requires more than a quarter of a brain and you don’t want to read a book you love because you won’t be able to focus, but you want to read? Or when you just finished an awesome book and you know you won’t be able to focus on a new one, but you also want to keep reading? No? Just me? Anyway, this is my second Sara Raasch book and I didn’t really like the first one either.

The Bat by Jo Nesbo – Final book on the little shelf. I’ve been reading this book even longer than ToD. I’m debating just admitting that I’m never going to finish it. But… it was recommended to me by someone special and I just really wanted to like it.

Bottom shelf

I haven’t actually read any of these, so I don’t have much to say about each one. I’ll just list them, from left to right:

Hardbacks

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas | Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton | Turtles All the Way Down by John Green | The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett | State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury | Vengeful by V. E. Schwab

Paperbacks

The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund | Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pincola Estes | Elantris by Brandon Sanderson |A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by G. R. R. Martin | Origin by Dan Brown | Down River by John Hart

Wild Embers by Nikita Gill | The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab | The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett | Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu | Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen | A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas | Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel | American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Book Haul

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi | A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin | Wonderwoman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo | Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wyne Jones | The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Looking for Alaska by John Green | The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot  | The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie | Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake | Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks | Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman | Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart | The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson | A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Meant to Read in 2017 but Didn’t Get To

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. And yes, it’s Wednesday, but whatever.


The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

miniaturist

I bought this book early in 2017 and was totally planning to read it. But I just never got to it for some reason. I need to.

The Bat by Jo Nesbo

the bat

Got this about the same time I got The Miniaturist and still haven’t read it. I’ll get to it this year. I hope.

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

6547260

I honestly thought I’d have read the whole series by the end of 2017. But I didn’t even get to the second one.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

dreams of gods and monsters

I really thought I’d finish this series, but I just keep not picking it up. I don’t know why cause I love the series. 2018’s the one.

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

31450852

I thought I’d read this right away. I even pre-ordered it. But here we are 4 months after its release and I still haven’t read it.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

35504431

A new John Green book? I was sure I would read it as soon as I got my hands on it. But nope. It’s been sitting on my shelf for months now.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

13206760

I thought I’d have read this book two years ago. But I still haven’t continued with this series and I need to do it already.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

this savage song

Any Victoria Schwab book, really. How have I only read 2 of her books last year, when I love her so much? I just need to get on with it.

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

red rising

Another one that I have been meaning to read for ages and I keep saying I’ll do it and then I never do. Let’s hope this is the year.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

slow regard of silent things

How have I not read this yet? I love this series so much, it’s one of my favourites. I think it’s just that once I read it, I’ll have no more Kingkiller books to read until the next one comes out.

October & November 2017 Book Haul

October is my birthday month, so I kinda went crazy with the books I bought… I think only one of these was actually bought in November.


Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch | Letters From a Skeptic by C.S. Lewis | Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis | The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis |The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis

Miracles by C. S. Lewis | The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis | Surprised by Joy by C. S. Lewis | The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis | Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss | Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes | Uprooted by Naomi Novik | Relativity: The Special  and General Theory by Albert Einstein | Classical Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum by Leonard Susskind and George Hrabovsky

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green | Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Down the TBR Hole #13

his meme was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story

Stats:

Previous post

Books: #121-130

Last week’s final number: 357 | Current number: 366 | This week’s final number: 362 | Total books removed so far: 48 | Total books kept so far: 80 | Books added since I began: 84 | Books read from my TBR: 15


Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle

This sounds like a very cutsey contemp romance collection that I feel like sooner or later around one Christmas, I’ll be in the right mood to read.

Verdict: Stays

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

This is a book that I am interested in reading, however I haven’t yet read To Kill a Mockingbird, and since this is a sequel to that, I don’t see the point of crowding my TBR with it until I’ve read the first book.

Verdict: Goes

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

This book has very mixed reviews and I was never really that bothered about it anyway. So I don’t think I’ll be reading it.

Verdict: Goes

Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis by Michael Ward

I think I just added this book because I saw Narnia and C.S. Lewis. But it’s literary analysis, which is not something that I’m particularly interested in. So I doubt I’ll read this book anytime soon.

Verdict: Goes

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

This sounds pretty cool.

Verdict: Stays

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I feel like I won’t pick this up anytime soon, but I do want to read it at some point.

Verdict: Stays

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

I don’t know. I’ve read some of the reviews for it and as far as I can tell, people either hate it or love it. I kinda want to make my own mind about it, and it’s not very long. So I’ll give it a try at some point.

Verdict: Stays

Ice Study by Maria V. Snyder

I kind of want to re-read the entire study series because I feel like it’s really underrated and even I didn’t appreciate it as much when I first read it as I would now.

Verdict: Stays

Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder

As I said before, I don want to re-read this entire series before continuing on.

Verdict: Stays

Night Study by Maria V. Snyder

Although as I said, I intend to continue with this series, I think I’ll only leave the next one to be read on my TBR list, just for decluttering purposes and then subsequently add the books one at a time, as I read.

Verdict: Goes

Dow the TBR Hole #12

This meme was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story

Stats:

Previous post

Books: #111-120

Last week’s final number: 355 | Current number: 360 | This week’s final number: 357 | Total books removed so far: 44 | Total books kept so far: 74 | Books added since I began: 73 | Books read from my TBR: 13


Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

While I feel like I might want to read this book at some point, I don’t see myself doing so anytime soon, so I think for now I’ll remove it for decluttering purposes.

Verdict: Goes

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

I find the themes of this novel to be interesting, but I don’t think I would have the patience to read it just because it feels like the kind of book that doesn’t have much of a story. It’s more a presentation of what society was like then. Which is interesting, but personally I get really bored reading those kinds of books. I assimilate this kind of story much better in a film format, which is visual and also doesn’t take as much time. Im sure there must be film based on the book which I might check out, but I doubt I’ll ever read the book.

Verdict: Goes

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

This is one of those books that I’m either going to really love or I’m not going to like it at all. But I do want to give it a go and see which one it’ll be.

Verdict: Stays

Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas de Quincey

This is a book that really interests me. I’m very interested in addiction and the psychology behind it and this sounds like a very candid snapshot into the psyche of an addict.

Verdict: Stays

Persuasion by Jane Austen

I want to read this one. You probably already know that I love Pride and Prejudice, but I haven’t actually read any other of Austen’s books. So I would like to.

Verdict: Stays

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I’ve said it before that Dostoyevsky intimidates the heck out of me. But at the same time, his books seem so insightful and interesting, I really do want to read them. It’s just a matter of me getting over the intimidation. So I’m going to keep it.

Verdict: Stays

Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

Erm… I was a bit on the fence with this one. It has a pretty cover. And involves archery, which are bonuses. Also, it’s a standalone YA dystopia which is not something you really see. Buuut… it is YA dystopia, and I have very low tolerance for that genre these days and top two reviews on Goodreads are 1 star reviews… which isn’t a good sign. If the top reviews were all good, I might have kept it, but I don’t think I will.

Verdict: Goes

The Odyssey by Homer

I do want to read this at some point. I actually own it, I don’t know why I haven’t read it yet. But I’m gonna. Eventually.

Verdict: Stays

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Definitely want to read.

Verdict: Stays

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

I’ve actually started reading this book and the only reason I haven’t finished it is because I don’t actually own it. I should really remedy that situation.

Verdict: Stays

 

Top 10 Authors I Would Like to Meet – Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Authors I Would Like to Meet – Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top 10 authors you’d like to meet.

I haven’t done a top 10 Tuesday in agessss! Yeah, okay it’s not Tuesday, but that’s beside the point. I’ll do authors I would like to meet and have not yet met.


1. J. K Rowling

chnwbky1

I think most people have her on their bucket list. I would love to meet her some day. She seems like a lovely woman and I mean… Harry Potter.

2. John Green

27751319994944g

I love John Green. I love his books and I love the vlogbrothers and I would really, really love to meet both him an Hank some day (so sad I can’t go to VidCon Europe this year. Hopefully they’ll do it again next year and I’ll be able to go then.)

3. Patrick Rothfuss

250px-patrick-rothfuss-2014-kyle-cassidy

The Kingkiller Chronicle has become one of my favourite series ever and I would absolutely love to meet Pat and have my books signed and ask him questions he’s probably had to answer 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times before (like WHEN IS BOOK THREE COMING OUT?!)

4. Victoria Schwab

71a6cvxy6pl-_ux250_

I have fallen in love with her Shades of Magic series and her writing and her stories and I can’t wait to read her other books and I want to meet her so badly akfjdjllkhgskdla;iw!

5. Laini Taylor

laini taylor

I think Laini Taylor has the most beautifully magical writing style I have ever come across and i absolutely adore it. I love her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series so much, it’s just… magical (even though I still have no read book 3. Goddammit! I have to get on with it!). I am so, so, SO excited about her new book, I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

6. Eoin Colfer

4981

I have said it before and I will say it for as long as my lungs can draw breath and my fingers can type: Artemis Fowl is unfairly underrated and it NEEDS more recognition because it’s amazing! I would absolutely love to meet Eoin and tell him how much I love his books and have them signed.

7. Leigh Bardugo

r2526r

The Six of Crows duology destroyed me and I just NEED to have those books signed. I just… I need to. *sobs*

8. Suzanne Collins

suzanne-collins

The Hunger Games is the series that got me into YA. I owe many, many hours of amazing books to this lady. I would love to meet her.

9. Rick Riordan

rick_riordan_c_michael_frost

As a child, I was obsessed with mythology, and particularly Greek mythology. I loved it so much and I still do, but these days, I’m too old to read anything but children’s books. Rick Riordan sustains me.

10. G. R. R. Martin

4-grrm-talk-w529-h529

Yeah… I have some questions for Mr. Martin as well (WHEN…). Intelligent (…IS…), pertinent (…THE…), insightful (…NEXT…) questions that I’m sure he will be delighted (…ONE…) and pleased (…COMING…) to answer and discuss with me (…OUT?!). Mhm, yep.


Oh, look. I got 5 men and 5 women. Didn’t even plan it this way, but it pleases me. Nice and even. Cassandra Clare and of course, the QUEEN Sarah J. Mass would have obviously made it on this list, except that I have already had the privilege of meeting these lovely ladies.

This or This Book Tag

This week was specifically designed to torture me. I have so much work to do that I barely have time for anything. So naturally, I’m writing a post instead of working. I was tagged by Louise @ Geniereads a while back. Thank you Louise! Also, sorry it’s taking me so long to do tags. I’m quite behind. But I’ll get to all of them! So anyway, getting to it.

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blog who tagged you and link back to them
  • Your first book is the last book of the person who tagged you
  • You have to follow the list of books that the person who tagged you gave you, and then you’re going to do something like “book 1 vs book 2”
  • As soon as you have a winner, you choose seven more books and blogs to answer to this tag

Okay, well I’m not sure if these instructions are very clear, but you’ll get it once you see it done.


The winner of Louise’s tag was To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han and the first book on her list is All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

I have not read either of these books. But I did read the summary of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and I do want to read it… eventually. So I’ll go with that.


The second book on the list is The Young Elites by Marie Lu.

Now this one, I’ve actually read. And I really loved it, so I’m going to pick it.


Book number three is Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.

Another one I have not read. I don’t read that much contemporary in case you haven’t noticed. So TYE wins again.


Fourth book is The Selection by Kiera Cass.

Ugh. If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know I really hated The Selection. So once again… you guessed it, TYE wins!


Book five is Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.

Yeah, haven’t read this one either. So TYE. Are you noticing a pattern?


Number six is Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

Finally, another one I have read! Although I liked TYE more, so that one STILL wins. Jeez.


And the final book is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

Okay, I loved TFIOS. I think this one wins out over TYE. Just barely. But I feel like since it got a more powerful emotional response out of me, it should win.


So there you have it! The winner is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

the_fault_in_our_stars

Now for my list, I’m just going to pick the last 7 books I read. I have reviews for most of them, so you can just click on the titles if you’re interested.

  1. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  2. 1984 by George Orwell
  3. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  4. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
  5. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  6. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  7. Surviving the Angel of Death by Eva Mozes Kor

And now for my nominees, here are some of my most recent followers.

stephanie @ sbwritingsite

Ana @ NerdyBookWormSite

Sorcery of Words

icebreaker694

Desiree @ Desiree’s Reads

Kaitlyn @ Me Myself and Everything Else

Debbie @ Debbie’s Library