BOOK TAG: Two Truths and a Lie!

Book Tags

I was tagged for this by Comfort Reads!

Rules:
      • Create a post with your two bookish truths and one bookish lie – but be sure to keep it a secret so your readers can guess
      • Reveal the lie in a spoiler at the bottom of your post (you can use this HTML code:
        Reveal the Lie

        PUT YOUR LIE IN HERE!

        ). Get rid of the extra spaces between the

Guess which of these three is a lie!

1. For a period of time when I first started college, I stopped reading.
2. I’ve read through the entire Harry Potter series three times.
3. The most books I’ve read in a year (since I started tracking) is 175.

Ready for the lie?

Number two! I keep trying to reread the Harry Potter series but can’t seem to get past number four. It’s a goal for this year though!

 

I tag:
Jami @Jamishelves
Stephanie @Stephanie’s Book Reviews
Jordyn
Steff @Reader Fox
Aurora
Acquadimore
Angelica @The Book Cover Girl
Melissa @The Ramblings of a Jedi Librarian

BOOK TAG: The Pixar Book Tag

I was tagged by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse. I honestly feel like I’ve done this tag before…but then I couldn’t find it on my blog so I guess I haven’t.

TOY STORY: A BOOK WHERE YOU WANTED THE CHARACTERS TO COME TO LIFE.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I’m still not fully convinced that these characters aren’t real.


A BUG’S LIFE: A CHARACTER WHO GOES THROUGH A TRANSFORMATION.

In the most literal sense, Karou from the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor.


MONSTERS INC: A STRONG/SCARY CHARACTER DEVELOPS A SOFT SIDE FOR SOMEONE.

I don’t want to spoil anything…so I’ll just say a certain character from the Madman’s Daughter trilogy by Megan Shepherd.


FINDING NEMO: “P. SHERMAN, 42 WALLABY WAY, SYDNEY.” A BOOK THAT HAS AN ADDRESS OR QUOTE THAT’S BURNED INTO YOUR MEMORY FOREVER.

Sherlock Holmes. Is there even another option?


THE INCREDIBLES: COOLEST BOOK FAMILY.

The Chathams from Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen. One of the coolest book families that I’ve ever read. They’re so welcoming and relaxed and it just seems like a really nice atmosphere at their house.


CARS 1,2,3: A BOOK THAT KEEPS GETTING SEQUELS YOU FEEL ARE NOT NEEDED.

I’m just going to say Cassandra Clare in general. Don’t get me wrong, I like her books and I’m excited to read Lady Midnight, but did she really have all this planned before she started making $$$? Maybe, but maybe not.


RATATOUILLE: A BOOK FEATURING A NON-HUMAN/HUMANOID.

Iko from the Lunar Chronicles. Easily my favorite non-human character EVER.


WALL-E: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU LONELY.

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord or any other book that features a group of close girlfriends. I’m always just like, “Why didn’t I have friends like that in high school???” Don’t get me wrong, my friends were great, but we just never achieved that level of friendship, you know?


UP: A BOOK WHOSE CHARACTERS MADE YOU QUICKLY BECOME EMOTIONALLY INVESTED IN.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Right away I was sucked in. That poor kid.


BRAVE: NAME A BOOK WITH A STRONG MOTHER/DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP.

Kissing in America by Margo Rabb. Maybe not at the beginning, but I think the relationship evolves into a strong one.


INSIDE OUT: NAME A BOOK THAT COULD BE ONE OF YOUR CORE MEMORIES.

Green Eggs and Ham. I seriously loved that book when I was little.


As always, I tag anyone who is interested in participating!

 

BOOK TAG: This or That Book Tag

I was tagged by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse!

The Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  • Choose one of the options, you don’t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do them if you want to.
  • Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!

One: Reading on the couch or on the bed?

Usually bed, but sometimes couch. Really, I like to read anywhere.

Two: Male main character or female main character?

For the most part, female.

Three: Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?

Sweet! Sometimes I’m in the mood for salty, but I always enjoy a nice mug of hot chocolate or a slice of cake or something like that with my books.

Four: Trilogies or quartets?

Trilogies. Quartets seem kind of awkward…

Five: First person point of view or third person point of view?

Third person point of view. I didn’t think I had an opinion on this, but I JUST finished a book written in the first person and I did NOT like it.

Six: Reading at night or in the morning?

At night usually. I like to read in the morning too, but I just don’t have as much time.

Seven: Libraries or bookstores?

Libraries! Don’t get me wrong, I love bookstores too, but I like libraries because you tend to be just left alone to browse. I always feel like someone’s coming up to me and trying to sell me something at bookstores.

Eight: Books that make you laugh or make you cry?

Laugh for this one. I don’t usually like reading books that I know are going to make me sad. There are times though when I just need a good cry. That’s when I’ll pick up Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson.

Nine: Black book covers or white book covers?

Uhhh…black? I don’t really care, but I guess white book covers might be hard to keep clean?

Ten: Character driven or plot driven stories?

Definitely plot-driven, but the characters also have to make sense. Plot is a little more important though.


It was fun to think about my different answers to all of these questions! I tag anyone else who wants to participate!

BOOK TAG: The OTP Book Tag

I was tagged by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse.

1. AN UNPOPULAR OTP THAT YOU SHIP

I seriously cannot think of anything for this one. Sorry!

2. AN OTP THAT YOU DIDN’T SHIP BUT NOW YOU DO

****SPOILER IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE ENTIRE SELECTION SERIES****

America and Maxon. I really liked Aspen at first and was kind of ticked when America started to have feelings for Maxon. In the end, though, I really like them together.

3. YOUR MOST HATED OTP

Etienne St. Clair and Anna from Anna and the French Kiss. If you’ve been following my blog, you already know why.

4. AN OTP THAT TOOK WAY TOO LONG TO GET TOGETHER

Cinder and Kai. We all knew it was going to happen, so Cinder just needed to let it happen!

5. YOUR FAVORITE NON-CANON OTP

****POSSIBLE SPOILER IF YOU HAVEN’T READ P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU****

I don’t know if this counts since it was part of the love triangle, but Lara Jean and John Ambrose. I like them together WAY more than Lara Jean and Peter.

6. YOUR FAVORITE BROTP

Ryan Chase and Max from  The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord.

7. AN OTP YOU ADORED IN THE BOOKS BUT NOT AS MUCH IN THE MOVIES OR TV ADAPTATION

Four and Tris from the Divergent series. I don’t particularly care for these movies in general (even though I really liked the books) but their relationship in the movie just feels really stiff and fake to me.

8. A POPULAR OTP THAT NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY YOU JUST CAN’T SHIP IT

Alice Garrett and Tim Mason from The Boy Most Likely To. Okay, I don’t know if this is actually classified as “popular”, but it’s all I could come up with. I just don’t really like these two together.

9. YOUR FAVORITE LGBT+ OTP

I guess Alec and Magnus?

10. YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE OTP

Cress and Thorne. Do I even have to say anything else?


 

I tag anyone who wants to participate!

BOOK TAG: The Wine Tag

I was tagged by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse! I don’t actually drink wine (or at all) so I don’t really get these references…but who cares! I love a good book tag.

Box Wine – a book people will judge you for liking but you like it anyway!

I’m going to go really broad on this one and just say YA. Obviously this community isn’t judging like that, but there are A LOT of people in this world who judge adults who like to read YA.


 

wolf-by-wolf-ryan-graudin-e1442880525579Organic Wine – a book that doesn’t have any added crap in it and is just written perfectly.

We all knew I was going to bring this book up, right? Yes. Wolf by Wolf is so perfect. There is some romance, but it’s not the focus of the book and it doesn’t seem artificially added. Also, there isn’t any added drama or frustrating miscommunication. This story is all real with beautifully lyrical writing and an intriguing plot that really drives the story forward (even during flashback scenes).


 

Gluehwein – a really spicy, wintery read.7741325

Would I describe Dash and Lily as spicy? Yes and yes. Obviously this book is wintery (it’s set in New York during Christmas break). Dash and Lily are both super fun characters and Lily in particular has some extra sass added in. Now, just a reminder, I listened to this as an audiobook and the woman who read Lily was SO PERFECT.


51NcMaqTCsL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Sauvignon Blanc – a really sharp and aggressive read that you couldn’t put down.

This is only partially true. The story was definitely sharp and aggressive, but I also didn’t have a hard time putting it down. Something about the way it was written or the plot didn’t really compel me to continue reading. But still, very sharp and aggresive.


 

cvr9781416990680_9781416990680_hrPinot Noir – a book you didn’t expect much from but ended up getting blown away.

I was going to use a different book for this one, but then I saw Second Chance Summer on my Goodreads “Favorites” list and thought, “Yes. YES, THAT ONE.” Going into this, I knew that I’d liked Matson’s Since You’ve Been Gone, but it wasn’t anything super spectacular. I thought this book would be kind of similar. IT WAS SO MUCH MORE. If you’d like to feel all the feels, then read this book.


 

344637Chardonnay – a good summer read that was super zesty.

I think the Casserole Queens invented the word “zesty”. I loved so much about this book and it really is the perfect summer read. It has a little bit of everything in it. Hanging out, summer jobs, late night hijinks, and even a roadtrip.


 

downloadRose – a book that has a little bit of everything in it.

Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic world. Romance. Love Triangles. Aliens. Mystery. Several different settings. Multi-cultural Characters. This story really does have a little bit of EVERYTHING.


 

20550148Shiraz – a full-bodied book that is dark and juicy.

The characters in this one could have been a little more complex than they were, but I think “dark and juicy” is a pretty good way to describe it. Dark for sure, at least. There are so many times when this book is just a little bit disturbing–but I still had to finish.


 

austenland-bookMerlot – a smooth, easy read with a soft finish.

Oh Austenland…the book is great, the movie is great. This book is such an easy read because we all know what’s going to end up happening. Despite that, we’re still so happy when it finally does! This is a book that I will for sure return to when I just need a light, easy read.


 

Champagne – your favorite book.

Why is this even on here? I can’t choose just one!


 

Tags

As per my usual…I tag anyone who wants to do this!

BOOK TAG: Blog Most Likely To…Talk Too Much About the Characters

I was tagged for this by Joey @Thoughts and Afterthoughts. In anticipation of the upcoming release of Huntley Fitzpatrick’s new book The Boy Most Likely To Penguin invited bloggers to share their own superlatives in the feature “The Blog Most Likely To…

First off, super excited for Huntley Fitzpatrick’s new book. I absolutely LOVED her first two books so I’m very eager to get my hands on her latest release.

Okay, now on to the book tag… This was actually super hard for me to come up with, but I would have to say my blog is the blog most likely to…talk too much about the characters and not enough about everything else.

What can I say? Characters really have the ability to make or break a book for me, so I tend to spend a lot of time thinking about them. I think that definitely comes across in my blog. Characters don’t have to be likable for me to enjoy them, but they do have to make sense. They have to have virtues and flaws. They have to make reasonable decisions. They have to react to things in a way that feels real. Even if I don’t agree with their actions, I want to at least be able to understand where they’re coming from. I don’t like when authors include characters who feel like a stereotype or a cardboard cutout. Give me characters with depth and conflicting emotions! Give me an individual!

So, yeah. I talk about the characters a lot, but just because that element of the story is really important to me.

As usual, I tag anyone who wants to do this! Make sure to link me in so I can check out your superlatives as well 🙂