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2017 Mid Year Freak-Out Book Tag

Well, we’re 8 days into August and there’s only 5 months left of the year. Let me be the first person to say I absolutely cannot wait for 2018 to make its presence because I am hella over 2017.

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This year, I have been stressed to the breaking point what with my intense grad-school classes, intense wedding planning, health issues, and other personal issues. The only thing I’m regretting about 2017 is how little I’ve read so far this year. Despite that, I’m here to share with all of you the amazing books that I have managed to fit into my busy schedule through the Mid Year Freak-Out Book Tag. Here we go:

1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far: Definitely Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo! I so need to get my hands on Crooked Kingdom like now!

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2. Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far: Well, I haven’t exactly read any sequels yet but I will soon…eventually…

3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet: There are soooo many, but number 1 on my list is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. A close second is Because You Hate to Love Me.

The Hate U Give

4. Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of 2015: It’s not my most anticipated read but I think I’ll like Blight by Alexandra Duncan. I haven’t finished her Salvage duology yet but I remember really liking it.

Blight Alexandra Duncan

5. Biggest Disappointment: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin. I have been looking forward to reading this book for months, but I came to find Charles Lindbergh to be the most insufferable man to ever be brought to life in a historical fiction novel.

The Aviator's Wife

6. Biggest Surprise: I’m really surprised I liked A Court of Thorns and Roses as much as I did. But what can I say, I fell in love with Feyre and Tamlin.

Court of Thorns and Roses

7. Favorite New Author: Easily Leigh Bardugo! Again, Six of Crows has become my favorite book of the year and I LOVE her writing style.

8. Newest Fictional Crush: Nikolai from The Crown’s Game. I was floored by how the story ended and how much I found that I was rooting for Nikolai. I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel to this one as well!

the crown's game

9. Newest Favorite Character: Inej from Six of Crows. She is my child and needs to be protected at all costs.

10. Book That Made You Cry: While the World Watched, a memoir by a woman who survived the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, AL. She watched her friends die in the worst way possible and lived with so much survivor’s guilt and depression. This was a hard read, but I’m extremely glad I read this one.

while the world watched

11. Book That Made You Happy: A Court of Thorns and Roses because it ended up (semi) happily and it gave me soooo many feels.

12. Most Beautiful Book You’ve Acquired: Because You Love to Hate Me. That book cover is gorgeous! I love the simplicity of the blue rose with the black ink spilling out of it against the purple background. Love it!

Because You Love to Hate Me

12. Books You Need To Read By the End of the Year:

  • Because You Love to Hate Me
  • The Chronicles of Elantra series
  • every Brandon Sanderson book ever
  • When Dimple Met Rishi
  • The English and Their History
  • The Next Together
  • The Gemma Doyle trilogy
  • more 2017 releases….

Well, there you have it, most of the books I have read (and want to read) in the year 2017. It seems like I finally have time to get some reading done this weekend so I fully plan to get to it!

 

 

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A – Z Bookish Survey

This tag was created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner. And let’s get to it!

  1. Author you’ve read the most books from:  Probably Ann M. Martin. I was completely obsessed with the Babysitters’ Club series. I read 79 books in the main series, plus the mysteries, Super Specials, Super Mysteries, and the Little Sister and Friends Forever spinoff series.  I was hooked! An honorable mention is probably the Sweet Valley Twins series. Image result for stacks of babysitter's club books
  2. Best sequel ever: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I liked the first book in the series, but Catching Fire is the book that really sold me on the trilogy. It’s also when I first started hardcore shipping Katniss and Peeta, so it will forever be in my heart. 6472227
  3. Currently Reading: Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow by Juliet Grey and Disney after Dark by Ridley Pearson.
  4. Drink of Choice While Reading: I don’t really have a drink of choice while I read. I’ll drink whatever’s around: water, juice, coffee, tea, soda, wine. Any of those really. Odds are I’ll be too into a book to really notice what I’m drinking. (I almost drank baby oil that way.)
  5. E-reader or Physical Book? BOTH! I love the feel (and smell) of a physical book, and I also love carting around hundreds of books with the Nook app, Kindle app, Overdrive app, Hoopla app, and the Audible app. I’m in book heaven everyday!
  6. Fictional Character You Probably Would have Dated in High School: Peeta!!! He’s sweet and he can bake me things when I’m sad.
  7. Glad You Gave This Book a Chance: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. At first, I was kind of turned off by the IM format when it was advertised, but I quickly got over it and ended up devouring the book. 23395680
  8. Hidden Gem Book: The Keeper’s Vow by Francina Simone. 30625328
  9. Important Moment in Your Reading Life: Once upon a time, five-year-old Ashley was taken to the library and received her very first library card. That card opened up multiple doorways and she hasn’t looked back in 21 years.
  10. Just Finished: Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey.
  11. Kinds of Books You Won’t Read: Horror. I’m a big scaredy-cat and will not read any horror books. Especially horror books that include clowns…looking at you, It.
  12. Longest Book You’ve Ever Read: Chesapeake by James Michener. This book clocks in at 1,001 pages. 1212583
  13. Major Book Hangover because of…: Enough said.23437156
  14. Number of Bookcases You Own: Only one. I want more, but there’s no point in buying them now because I’m planning on moving out soon.
  15. One Book You’ve Read Multiple Times: Probably Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It’s my favorite book in the series and I’d read it everyday if I could. Actually, I’m pretty sure I’ve read the entire series at least 15 times.
  16. Preferred Place to Read: Once again, I don’t really have a preference. I’ll read anywhere that’s comfy!
  17. Quote that inspires You/Gives You Feels: “I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity…You gave me forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful” – The Fault in Our Stars
  18. Reading Regrets: I regret that I can never seem to finish series, but I’m working on that flaw. I also pretty much regret being a really hardcore Twihard.
  19. Series You Started and Need to Finish: I have sooo many, but the one I’m trying to finish this year is The Mortal Instruments series. I’m planning to tackle this one when I have to go to Virginia for two weeks during the summer.
  20. Three of Your All-Time Favorite Books: How dare you ask me to choose between three of my babies?!! I guess I’ll choose Fall of Giants by Ken Follett, Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling, and The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
  21. Unapologetic Fangirl of: ALL OF THE BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  22. Very Excited for This Release: Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows. 28524058
  23. Worst Bookish Habit: I have two! One is (again) my not being able to finish a series and the second one is probably my ability to spoil myself accidentally on purpose…
  24. X– Marks the Spot – 27th Book on Your Shelf: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  25. Your Latest Book Purchase: Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson. 7969594
  26. Zzzz-Snatcher – Book You Stayed Up to Read: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. 21853621

I tag anyone who hasn’t done this bookish survey yet! It was so much fun to fill out and already tag posts are becoming my favorite thing to do!

Until next time, bookworms!

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The Goodreads Book Tag

What was the last book you marked as read?

The Keeper’s Vow by Francina Simone, one of my favorite BookTubers! I actually really liked it which surprised me because I haven’t read paranormal romance novels since I was, like, 18.

What are you currently reading?

Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey. It’s going okay so far and I should be finishing it in a few hours actually…if I stop being lazy.

What was the last book you marked as to-read?

Zenith by Lindsey Cummings & Sasha Alsberg, another one of my fave BookTubers!

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Do you use the 5-star rating system?

Of course! I mean, the site hasn’t exactly given us any other option.

Are you doing the GoodReads 2017 Reading Challenge?

Kinda. I put myself down for 10 books for this year, because every time in the past when I tried to read 100+ books, I always ended up failing miserably. I’ve also been pressuring myself to read not as many bigger books so I can read smaller books that add up to my challenge total. So this year, I decided to focus on reading for myself and not to reach a stupid goal. If anyone reading this is doing though, you do you, boo!

Do you have a wishlist?

Hmmm, I do if you count the 851 books on my TBR list…*nudge, nudge*

Do you have any favorite quotes?

“KISS ME, HARDY! Kiss me, QUICK!” – Code Name Verity

“Kaz leaned back. “What’s the easiest way to steal a man’s wallet?”
“Knife to the throat?” asked Inej.
“Gun to the back?” said Jesper.
“Poison in his cup?” suggested Nina.
“You’re all horrible,” said Matthias.”
Six of Crows

Who are your favorite authors?

I have quite a few favorite authors! I love J.K Rowling, Sarah J. Maas, Lalita Tademy, and many, many more awesome writers!

How many GoodReads shelves do you have?

Too many, haha! I have 5 main ones: read, currently reading, TBR, did not finish, and to be finished later, but I also have about 100 that are broken down into different genres, time periods, and stuff.

Have you joined any groups?

I have, but I haven’t kept up with any of them since about 2013. I should probably get on that…

Well, there you have it! The Good Reads Book Tag! I tag anyone who hasn’t done this yet!