book tag

The Ultimate Recommendations Book Tag

ultimate recs pic 0

The Ultimate Recommendations book tag was created by Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx and its a fun tag where you recommend some of your favourite books. I wasn’t tagged for this but I thought it’d be fun to do anyway and I couldn’t stick to just one answer for some of the questions.

QUESTIONS:

1) Recommend a book from one of your favourite genresThree Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie and House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

ultimate recs pic 1

2) Recommend a short bookEvery Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire and This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

ultimate recs pic 2

3) Recommend a book-to-screen adaptation – I can’t think of a specific answer for this question. Some tv series I’ve loved are based on books that I haven’t read yet so I don’t think I’ll pick them for this question. Catching Fire would probably be one of my favourite book to screen adaptions so I’ll pick that.

cf

4) Recommend a book out of your comfort zoneIn the Company of Killers series by J.A. Redmerski – This is a dark romance contemporary series about a group of killers/hit-men who are all very morally grey and the first book is about Sarai who has been held captive for a lot of years, she escapes and then ends up crossing paths with the group of killers.

cok.png

5) Recommend a book seriesThe Diviners by Libba Bray and the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews

ultimate recs pic 4

6) Recommend a standaloneCinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron and The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles

ultimate recs pic 3

7) Recommend a book you don’t talk about enoughMirage by Somaiya Daud and The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams

ultimate recs pic 5

8) Recommend your ‘staple’ bookCity of Bones by Cassandra Clare – I don’t know if I’d call this a ‘staple’ book but I love the Shadowhunter world. City of Bones was one of the first books I read when I got into reading (after Harry Potter and Twilight) and I’ve been reading a Shadowhunter book almost every year since then.

cob

9) Recommend the book/s that got you into readingHarry Potter by J.K Rowling, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis and Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

ultimate recs pic 6

10) Recommend 3+ bloggers who recommend great booksOctavia @ Mermaid Reads, Emma @ Never Judge a Book by its Cover and Sofii @ A Book A Thought.


I’ll not tag anyone but if you want to do this tag you should just do it because who doesn’t love recommending books? What books would you recommend?

book tag

Summer Vibes Book Tag

summer vibes book tag pic1

I’ve seen this fun summery book tag going about and I thought I’d do it, the original creator is Deanna @ The Comfy Reader. So let’s get onto the questions:

QUESTIONS:

THE BEACH – a book set somewhere tropical

uads

Under a Dancing Star by Laura Wood – This book is set in Italy in the summer and I remember there being a few descriptions of how hot the weather was.

MUSIC FESTIVAL – a book with a focus on music

tayb.jpg

The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles – The Air You Breathe is about two girls who come together through music and grow up seeking a career in music and the hardships they each face along the way, it’s a beautifully written story.

WATERMELON – a book with a juicy secret

evelyn+hugo.jpg

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – Evelyn Hugo’s story definitely has some juicy secrets in it.

WATER PARK – a book set near or on the water

itdd

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant – This book takes place on a ship and it is about investigating what went wrong on a previous deep sea voyage of the Mariana Trench.

ICE CREAM – a book or genre that is a guilty pleasure

I couldn’t really think of a book or genre for this question.

PICNIC WITH FRIENDS – a book about friendship

pof.jpg

Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer – The main theme of this book is rekindling an old friendship and it’s over the course of summer so it’s perfect for this tag.

ROAD TRIP – a book that takes you on an adventure

ehad.jpg

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire – I feel like all the books in the Wayward Children series take you on an adventure because they also have different worlds within them that the characters explore.

SUNBURN – a book that you regret reading

tbtif

To be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers – It’s not that I regret reading this book, it’s just that the story sounded very interesting but I ended up being disappointed because I found the story and characters to be boring.

SUMMER DRESS – a book that is light and cute

pumpkinheads

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks – This was such a light and cute graphic novel.

MOSQUITO – a book with an annoying character

sd

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin – I really didn’t like Reid, his whole attitude was very annoying.

 

Have you read any of these books? What would be some of your answers to these questions?

book tag

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2020

mid year book freak out 2020-1

The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag is always one of my favourite posts to do, I love reflecting on how my reading is going so far within the year. I chose multiple answers for some questions because I just couldn’t narrow it down.

QUESTIONS:

1) Best book you’ve read so far in 2020

mid year pic 3

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas and The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu
I couldn’t just pick one for this question because I loved them both.

2) Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020

toll

The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Schusterman
The Toll is the last book in this trilogy and I loved how this ended. The whole book felt so epic and I loved seeing all the threads in this trilogy come together in The Toll.

3) New release you haven’t read yet, but want to

asbw

A Song Below Water by Bethany C Morrow

4) Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

asos

A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood
I recently made a post about my most anticipated releases of the second half of the year that you can find here but I decided to pick just one from that list for this question. I’ve loved both A Sky Painted Gold and Under A Dancing Star by Laura Wood and I know I’ll love this book.

5) Biggest disappointment

cd

Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers
I loved the His Fair Assassin trilogy and Courting Darkness is a spin off series from that trilogy so I expected to love it just as much but I was disappointed in the characters and I thought the overall story didn’t flow as well as the His Fair Assassin trilogy.

6) Biggest surprise

bq

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
I was very surprised at how much I liked this book.

7) Favourite new author (Debut or new to you)

mid year pic 2

Laura Weymouth
I’ve read both The Light Between Worlds and A Treason of Thorns this year and I really liked them both especially the writing of them so I can’t wait to read what the author writes next.

8) Newest fictional crush

I rarely have crushes on characters and this year I haven’t had a fictional crush.

9) Newest favourite character

Bryce (House of Earth and Blood) and Tori (The Guild Codex: Spellbound) – I love these two characters and I couldn’t pick just one of them, their personalities are so strong and I loved reading about them both.

10) Book that made you cry

hoeab

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

This is definitely an emotional read.

11) Book that made you happy

tgc1

Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #1) by Annette Marie
The Guild Codex is a series I started this year and I’ve really enjoyed every book I’ve read so far. The characters and their interactions together are so fun to read about and I’m very glad I picked up the first book in this series.

12) Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year

I’ve decided to change up this question to favourite tv show adaptation I’ve watched this year and for this question I chose two shows that were adapted from books but I don’t know if they’ll count for this question since I haven’t actually read the books they’re based on but I thought I’d talk about them anyway. I watched The Expanse and The Witcher this year and loved them both, I do plan on reading the Expanse books sometime this year.

13) Favourite review/post you’ve written this year

I did a spoiler-filled post of House of Earth and Blood where I just talked about all my feelings for the book. I usually don’t do spoiler reviews but this book was the exception.

14) Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

tlbw pic

The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth

I actually received this book for Christmas last year but I didn’t read it until this year. I love the cover and the spine as well as the inside of it.

15) What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

mid year pic 1

Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay Kristoff, Renegades by Marissa Meyer and Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey.

 

What are some of your answers to these questions?

 

 

 

 

book tag

Spring Has Sprung Book Tag

spring has sprung book tag pic

I thought it’d be fun to do a Spring book tag and I have seen this one going about so I thought I’d do it. This book tag is called ‘Spring Has Sprung’ Book Tag and the original booktube video can be found here.

QUESTIONS:

1. Flowers: All the flowers we remember are blooming again. Pick a book that’s a fresh take on a retelling.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – I haven’t read many retellings so my options were limited for this question.

2. Cadbury Mini Eggs: Obviously the superior springtime candy of choice. Pick a book that you consider to be a sweet treat.
A Sky Painted Gold and Under A Dancing Star by Laura Wood – I’ve cheated by picking two books for this question but I enjoyed these books a lot and I think the stories in them are sweet and beautifully written and I’d highly recommend them.

3. Allergies: Seasonal allergies often make your eyes water. Pick a book that made you cry.
The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles – I loved this book and it was one of my favourite reads of last year. I feel like I’ve heard no one talk about it which is a shame since it’s such a great book with emotionally charged writing.

4. Spring Cleaning: Out with the old and in with the new. Pick a book to unhaul.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – I have the first three books in this series and although I liked the first one, I didn’t enjoy the others as much.

5. Spring Break: It’s the perfect time for an adventure. Pick a book involving a road trip.
The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu – This book isn’t centred on a road trip but Alec and Magnus do travel a lot in it so I think it counts for this question.

6. Mating Season: It’s that time of year in the animal kingdom to make some babies. Pick a book with some smutty delights.
Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost – I loved this series, it’s a great adult urban fantasy series and one of my favourite vampire series’.

7. Rainbows: I just feel like Spring is made of freaking rainbows. Pick a book featuring an LGBTQ+ character(s).
The Diviners by Libba Bray and I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman – Again I cheated by picking two books for this question but I couldn’t help it, I loved both these books.

8. Spring Awakening: Pick a book that’s also filled with completely dysfunctional characters.
In the Company of Killers series by J.A. Redmerski – The characters in this series are cold blooded killers and they are all so dysfunctional but they also make the books so interesting to read.

9. In like a lion, out like a lamb: Pick a book series that didn’t get better as it progressed.
Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet – I liked the first book in this series and thought it might be a new favourite series of mine but I felt like the sequel wasn’t as good.

10. Fun in the Sun: Tag some Friends!
I tag whoever feels like doing this tag! 😀

What would be some of your answers to these questions?

book tag

The Christmas Carol Book Tag

christmas carol book tag

Christmas is nearly here so I thought I’d do another Christmassy tag. The original video of this tag can be found here.

QUESTIONS:

1) The Ghost of Christmas Past – A book that was a childhood favouriteThe Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

2) The Ghost of Christmas Present – A recent book that you think will become one of your all time favouritesThis Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal- El Mohtar and Max Gladstone. I read this last month and loved it, it’s definitely one of my recent all time favourites.

3) The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come – A book coming out next year that you’re most excited aboutThe King of Crows (The Diviners book 4) by Libba Bray, Crescent City by Sarah J Maas and Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu. I couldn’t pick just one.

4) Bah, Humbug! – A book that everyone else loves that you just can’t standSerpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin.

5) Bob Cratchit – An old dependable that you always recommend – I didn’t know what to choose for this question but I decided to choose some series’ that I’ve consistently loved for years. So I picked the Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews and the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.

6) Tiny Tim – An underhyped book that you think deserves more loveThe Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven.

7) Today? Why it’s Christmas Day! – What’s a book that always gets you in the mood for Christmas (apart from A Christmas Carol)? I don’t have a specific book in mind for this because I don’t read much Christmas themed books so I think I’ll go for the obvious choice of Harry Potter.

8) The Muppet Christmas Carol – Your favourite film adaptation of a book – The Muppet Christmas Carol is my favourite Christmas movie but I’ll not pick that since it’s already mentioned in the question. Instead I’ll choose Catching Fire.

9) Tag some people! – I’ve decided not to tag anyone since it’s so close to Christmas.

snowman

Do you like A Christmas Carol? What would be some of your answers to these questions?

Merry Christmas!

 

book tag

Christmas Cracker Book Tag

christmas cracker book tag
I found this christmassy tag and I thought I’d do it since it looks fun! I think the tag has been around for a lot of years so I don’t know where the original is.

QUESTIONS:


1. Pick a book with a wintry cover.
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
wao.jpg

2. Pick a book you’re likely to buy as a present.The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
evelyn+hugo.jpg

3. Pick a festive themed book.Home for the Holidays (Night Huntress book 6.5) by Jeaniene Frost
hfth

4. Pick a book you can curl up with by the fireplace.Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
hp

5. Pick a book you you want to read over the festive period. – I plan on rereading the His Fair Assassin trilogy by Robin LaFevers this year.
gm
6. Pick a book that’s so good it gives you the chills.This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
tihylttw1

7. Pick a book going on your Christmas wishlist.The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth
tlbw

 

What’s a book that’s on your Christmas wishlist?