Goodreads Book Tag!

Hello everyone! It’s finally March. That is insane! February went by so fast and so much had happened during that month. But it was time for a fresh start.

Today, I have a book tag to start the month off with. I saw this tag on Abigail’s Books, and I really liked the idea!

What was the last book you marked as read?

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It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han! I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to finish the last book in the trilogy!

What are you currently reading?

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We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson and Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall. Both books are ones that have been hyped for a long time in this community so I am finally getting around to them!

What book(s) do you plant to read next?

The House by Christina Lauren and We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han. Like I mentioned before, I really want to finish this Jenny Han trilogy, so I will definitely be picking up that book soon. As for The House, I have recently discovered a love for thrillers/mystery novels, so I want to read this soon!

Do you use the star rating system?

Yes, I do. I think it is a great way to keep track of books, and especially as a book reviewer, it really comes in handy to summarize your thoughts. I do wish you could give 1/2 stars though!

Are you doing a 2018 reading challenge?

Sort of. I have my goal set to 1 because I don’t want to focus on the quantity of books I read this year. Reading became a competition for me, so this year I am just focusing on quality.

Do you have a wishlist?

Yes! I am always hoping to get my hands on books so when I am at a bookstore, this helps me decide what to buy next. Otherwise I would get distracted by so many other books!

What book do you plan to buy next?

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I really want to buy Gemina soon because I read Illuminae so long ago and I loved it. Plus, with Obsidio coming out this month, I would love to be able to read that soon as well.

Do you have any favorite quotes?

I have a few favorite quotes from so many books! The recent one that comes to mind is from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas:

“Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared, Starr,” she says. “It means you go on even though you’re scared. And you’re doing that.”

Have you joined any groups?

I have joined a few, but I don’t really contribute anything to them. I would love to get more involved once I find a group I really like!

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Leave me a link to your post if you’ve done this tag before! I would love to check it out :)

Also!!

I am looking for someone to host either a read-a-thon with me, or a monthly book club! If you are interested, please leave a comment down below, or DM me on Twitter!

Thanks for reading!

Xo, Jessica

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the book blogger test

Hello everyone! I am here with a book tag today because I haven’t done one in a really long time. I wasn’t tagged to do this but it seemed like fun so I just couldn’t resist! I’m not sure who the original creator of this tag is, but I saw it over on Drizzle and Hurricane Books.

The Questions

Describe your perfect reading spot:

I would love to have a comfy seat in a corner of a room near a window. It would need lots of pillows and a big comfy blanket. Currently, I just read in my bed, but I would love to have a spot like this in the future.

Tell us 3 book confessions:

  1. I write in my books- Please don’t hate me!!
  2. I read multiple books at a time
  3. I get in reading slumps pretty often

When was the last time a book made you cry?

I believe it was Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. That book really touched me and I fell in love with it. The parts where Aza has thought spirals was really difficult to read and it made me so upset.

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How many books are on your bedside table?

Surprisingly, it is only 1 right now. It is usually 2 or 3, but I cleaned my room and moved some from there. The book is This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills.

What’s your favorite snack to eat while you read?

I rarely ever eat while reading, but I would have to go with pretzels or cheez-its. I prefer to have something to drink, like tea, lemonade, or hot chocolate.

Name 3 books you would recommend to everyone:

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee- hands down my favorite book
  2. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour- definitely recommend this
  3. Caraval by Stephanie Garber- it was a quick but amazing read

Show us a picture of your favorite bookshelf on your bookcase:

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This one is my favorite because I went with a blue theme for the shelf. It is one of my two TBR shelves so I haven’t read any of the books on it. I just really like how it looks.

Describe how much books mean to you in just 3 words:

Can’t live without.

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And that’s the end of the tag! I hope you enjoyed it :)

I’m going to tag a few people down below, but anyone can do this tag!

I tag…

xo, Jessica

popular books i haven’t read

Many of you are going to be shocked that I haven’t read some of these books yet, but please don’t be offended! There are so many books that I have been dying to read, but with my TBR list constantly growing, it would be impossible to get to them all.

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The Sun is Also a Star

This book hasn’t been out for too long, so that is my excuse for not reading it yet. I swear I will get to it soon because it sounds really good. I read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon and I really enjoyed it. I just have too many books to read right now and this is not at the top of my list.

Heartless

I am not a huge fan of fantasy books to begin with, so that is why I never really got around to reading this. It has been on my TBR list for a really long time but I don’t know if I will ever even read it. I don’t really have the desire to anymore.

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Out of the 5 books on this list, this one is at the top of my priority reads. I can’t believe that I still haven’t purchased a copy of this book. I need to get around to it really soon because I don’t want to watch the movie until I read it.

Eleanor and Park

I used to want to read this so bad back when everyone was extremely obsessed about it. However, I am not really interested in reading this or any of Rainbow Rowell’s books anymore (sorry don’t be mad at me).

The Night Circus

I have heard about this book for such a long time now on Booktube and book blogs. Especially during the time that Caraval was hyped, everyone was talking about it. I really enjoyed Caraval and everyone compared it to this book, so I know I want to check it out soon.

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Did any of these books surprise you? Let me know if I absolutely need to read any of these books on the list!

xo, Jessica

books i will probably never read tag!

A really hyped book that you’re not interested in reading

 

I was super interested in these books a few years ago, but I kept putting them off. Now that I have grown up, I don’t think these books will be as interesting to me and I won’t relate to them as much. I have a little regret about not reading these when I was in my prime fangirling phase, because I don’t think I will ever read these now.

A series you won’t start/won’t be finishing

 

Passenger was such a boring book to me. I could barely get through it, and although there was a cliffhanger at the end, I don’t see myself ever picking up the next book. Red Queen was alright, but just too slow for me. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped, and I don’t really want to read the rest.

A classic you’re just not interested in

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I honestly don’t know much about this book but it has never appealed to me and I really don’t see myself ever picking this up on my own.

A genre you never read

I don’t read a lot of historical fiction I realized, because I tend to lean towards books that are set in modern times. I am not a history person in general, so I don’t pick these books up often. I also don’t read a lot of Non-fiction, but I am hoping to start reading some more!

A book on your shelves you’ll probably never read

 

I bought both of these without realizing they aren’t the first books of the series. I haven’t had the desire to buy the rest of the series of either of these books, so I probably won’t be getting to them anytime soon (if ever).

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What are some books you probably won’t read? Let me know in the comments!

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automatic read authors

I saw this topic on numerous Youtube videos, and I thought it was incredibly interesting. I am not one to read every single book by one author, but recently there have been many I tend to pick up more.

  1. Colleen Hoover- She is the first adult fiction author I read and enjoyed a couple of years back. Since the first two books I read, Maybe Someday and Ugly Love, I have fallen in love. I read two more of her books after, and I own a ton more that I have yet to read.
  2. Nina LaCour- I LOVED Everything Leads To You by Nina so I had to check out We Are Okay a few months later. While I didn’t like it as much as the Everything, it was still amazing. I know I will read the rest of her books soon.
  3. Stephanie Garber- She only has one book out (Caraval), but I really really liked it and I can not wait for the second book to come out. I know I will pick it up.
  4. John Green- Everyone knows who he is, and chances are you have read one of his books. I haven’t read all, but I enjoy his writing, and I can’t wait to read his new book.
  5. Tamara Ireland Stone- Again, I have only read one of her books, but Every Last Word spoke to me on such a deep level, and I really want to get my hands on more of Tamara’s books.
  6. Amanda Lovelace- Of course she has to be included in this list. She is a poet who wrote The Princess Saves Herself In This One. I own both her self-published book, and the one published by Andrews McMeel. If you haven’t read Princess, give it a shot before her next book comes out (which I will be reading the day it comes out!).

Thanks for reading! Let me know who some of your favorite authors are in the comments.

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The Book Blogger Insider Tag

I saw Marie over on Drizzle and Hurricane Books do this tag and I loved it. I am a nosy person, so naturally I was curious about her answers to these questions, and I wanted to do it myself.

Rules:
– Answer the questions
– Credit the creator: Camryn- The Writing Crafter
– Tag 5 people

  1. Where do you typically write your blog posts?
    Usually at my desk in my room. I have everything that I need right in front of me and it’s not too cluttered. If I am feeling a little lazy, I go to my bed instead. But, I feel and think better at a desk.
  2. How long does it generally take you to write a book review?
    It typically takes me about an hour to write one. This is because I re-read a synopsis of the book, plan out what I want to write and include, and then I begin actually writing. I edit the post right after usually, because it doesn’t always make sense right away. Sometimes my words get jumbled up as I’m spilling them onto the page, so editing can take 1/2 an hour, give or take.
  3. When did you start your book blog?
    Ok it’s time to get a bit technical. I began my blog almost 2 years ago, but it was mainly fashion and beauty. I only began book blogging about 3 months ago. I have been reading for as long as I can remember, though.
  4. What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
    The worst thing about having a book blog is that my urge to buy new books is never ending. I see bloggers raving about a book, so I feel like I need it. I spend way too much money on books now.
  5. What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
    The community. Everyone is so nice and welcoming.
  6. What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
    Probably the “My Life In Books Tag.” I enjoyed picking out the books and putting thought into my answers. And the photography was fun, too.
  7. What is your favorite type of blog post to write?
    This is hard because I don’t write the same type of blog post very often. I think my favorite is writing a monthly TBR because I like to set goals for myself. This keeps me on track and gives me something to follow.
  8. When do you typically write?
    I typically write in the morning. On the weekends when I wake up, I try to start on blog posts as early as possible because that is when I have the most lighting (for photography) and I generate the best ideas. I rarely write a full blog post late at night, but if I get a random spark of inspiration, I could be up until 3 am writing.
  9. Do you review every book you read?
    No, definitely not. I would not have time to do that, and some books just aren’t worth reviewing. This does not mean that the book is bad, just that it has probably been out a long time and many reviews have already been written. Or the book just hasn’t affected me enough to want to write about it.
  10. How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of tea/coffee? With Netflix? Cuddled with your pet?
    I can not have the distraction of Netflix, but I sometimes like to have music playing. I almost always have some tea and a little snack with me.
  11. When do you write your book reviews? Right after reading the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
    I try to write them right when I finish so that it is still fresh in my mind. But, I do take notes on the books I plan to review, so sometimes I don’t get around to it for a week and can still talk about everything I wanted to.
  12. How often do you post?
    I try to post every three days. Sometimes my schedule is too busy though, so I only get one post up in a week.

I tag anyone who wants to do this! I know that tagging someone makes them feel forced to do it, so this is up to you.

XO, Jessica