Spring Cleaning Book Tag 🏷

I saw this tag over on Sara @ the Bibliophagist’s blog and it looked like fun so I thought I would give it a go!

The struggle of getting started: a book or series you struggle to begin because of its size

The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks – I will definitely be getting to it sometime this year but it’s such a commitment and undertaking to get started that I’ve been king of putting it off for a while now.

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Cleaning out the closer: a book or series you want to unhaul

The Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore – Way back when the movie came out for I Am Number Four and I found out that it was actually a book series I bought all of the books and now I am not interested at all and probably will never re-read this series so I will be unhauling them very soon.

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Opening windows and letting fresh air in: a book that was refreshing

Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins – I’ve been reading a lot of dark and intense fantasies and multiple books series lately so it was nice to just get into a quick, fun, quirky read that can just cleanse my reading palate!

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Washing out the sheets: a scene you wish you could rewrite

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh – Shazi’s first meeting with the Sheik where she refused to relinquish her weapons and demanded the guards to let her go. The whole exchange felt totally out of character to me and got on my nerves.

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Throwing out unnecessary knick-knacks: a book in a series you didn’t think was necessary 

I have a thing about novellas… sometimes I feel like they are really not necessary. This isn’t always the case, I’ve read a few that I found integral to the overall plot line but they’re usually a hit or miss. E.g. a Court of Frost and Starlight, very underwhelming and did nothing for me even though I am trash for this series…

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Polishing doorknobs: a book that had a clean finish

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – The first one I thought of honestly. Everything just wrapped up so nicely, all my questions were answered and I was just super content when I finished this series the first time!

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Reaching to dust the fan: a book that tried too hard to relay a certain message 

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – Unpopular opinion but I think this book just tried too hard overall! It felt like I had read this story countless times before but it was always going that extra step above and beyond to try and be different, if that makes sense. Didn’t gel to me.

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The tiring yet satisfying finish: a series that was tiring but satisfying to get through

Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas – I’m kind of glad I only got into this series after 6 of the books were already out. Had I started way back when Throne of Glass was first published I would have been very impatient but luckily I was able to marathon the series and only wait a few months for Kingdom of Ash to come out last year. Seven books is a lot to get through in a series and I was deeply satisfied when it ended!

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Books I WANT to read, but don’t want to READ Tag🏷

I seen this Tag floating around a few different blogs and thought why not I haven’t done a Tag in while!

Please see the original tag  for the rules!

1: A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – I didn’t actively pursue this book but because I had seen it on my social media soooo much as soon as I seen the physical book in a bookstore I had to buy it immediately!

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2: A book that’s really long

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks – this is the longest book on my physical TBR, 629 pages seems like a lot to most people but as a high/epic fantasy reader this is kind of average sized. Very excited to get into this series though!

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3: A book you’ve owned / had on your TBR for too long

The Host by Stephanie Meyer – I seen it on sale at a thrift store and I thought hmm I have all her others book, why not? That was about 5 years ago now and I still haven’t touched it!

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4: A book that is ‘required’ reading

(eg, school text, really popular classic – something you feel obligated to read!)

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – Never got around to it, but I still want to read it just to be included in the conversation lol.

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5: A book that intimidates you

The Diviners by Libba Bray – simply because this series is very well loved and I don’t know if I’m going to love it as much as everyone else.

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6: A book that you think might be slow

The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood – I’ve been meaning to read this for a while now and it’s on my TBR for this month but I have a feeling it’s going to be very slow paced!

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7: A book you need to be in the right mood for

The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan – From what I’ve heard about this book it deals with a lot of grief, and I really need to be in the right mindset to get into those kinds of books.

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8: A book you’re unsure if you will like

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – I’ve heard the synopsis and I’ve seen a couple of reviews already and this book just isn’t my style, but I still think I have to read it.

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Netflix Book Tag🏷

I’ve seen this tag floating around a lot and it looked like a lot of fun so I figured why not give it a go!!

Recently Watched (The last book you finished reading)

The last book I finished was Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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Top Picks (A book/books that have been recommended to you based on books you have previously read)

One I have been recommended heaps and have every intention of reading sometime this year is The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

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Recently Added (The last book you bought)

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

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Popular on Netflix (Books that everyone knows about 2 you’ve read and 2 you have not read)

Two I’ve read are the Cruel Prince by Holly Black and Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare and two I haven’t read are Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo and The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

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Comedies (A funny book)

I don’t remember actively laughing out loud to any books in particular but if I had to choose one I would have to say probably Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson.

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Dramas (A character who is a drama queen/king)

From what I’ve read recently I would have to say Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

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Animated (A book with cartoons on the cover)

All I could find in my collection was Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.

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Watch It Again (A book/book series that you want to re-read)

I’ve just posted this recently but I want to get around to rereading the Grisha Trilogy again very soon!

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Documentaries (A non-fiction book you’d recommend to everyone)

I don’t read a lot of non-fiction and nothing immediately springs to mind…

Action and Adventure (An action packed book)

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas, definitely one of the most action packed books I’ve read in a while!

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New Releases (A book that just came out or will be coming out soon that you can’t wait to read)

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi, highly anticipating this book!

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Max: Tag some people!!

I tag anyone who wants to give this tag a go it was a lot of fun!

No Disclaimers Book Tag 🏷

I thought I would have a little fun and do the No Disclaimers Book Tag! I love doing tags, I’ve seen this one a few times before and thought why not give it a go!

Which trope(tropes) in books annoy you the most? I think a super placid, naïve, underwhelming female protagonist. The one who always needs to be rescued or can’t function without a man by her side…

Which writer or writers do you feel are overrated/over hyped? I would have to say Holly Black, I’ve only read The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King by her and I was underwhelmed.

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What are your least favourite books you’ve read since blogging? I’m going to have to say The Darkest Minds series.

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A terrible ending that ruined an otherwise quality book? I read the Raven Cycle last year and really enjoyed the build-up of anticipation over the course of the series but the ending in The Raven King was a little stale.

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What fictional character(s) you wish were not killed off? I’m still low-key not over Professor Dumbledore and Fred Weasley … 

What are some of your bookish pet peeves? When someone borrows a book and doesn’t return it! Ugh!

What are some books you feel should have more recognition? Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson, I really enjoyed this book but I feel like not a lot of people talk about it!

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If you haven’t done this tag yet feel free to give it a go!

Happy Reading📚

Bookish A-Z Tag🏷

Thank you to BUNnerBooky for tagging me!!! 

If you haven’t done this tag yet feel free, they are always so much fun to do!

Author you’ve read the most from: Probably J.K Rowling

Best Sequel Ever: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas…best in the series!

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Currently Reading: Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab

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Drink of choice while reading: Water or Coffee

E-Reader or Physical Books: I could do with either, but would slightly prefer physical books

Fictional character you probably would have dated in high school: I didn’t really date a whole lot in high school…I did have a lot of crushes though so a fictional character I would have had a major crush on would probably be Kai from the Lunar Chronicles.

Glad you gave this book a chance: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – I didn’t like the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series so I put this book off for the longest time, but I ended up loving it!

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Hidden gem book: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson, went into this not really expecting to like it but it was great!

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Important moment in your reading life: Mid-August when I decided to start my blog! Made me refocus on why I love to read.

Just finished: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (It was AMAZING)

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Kinds of books I won’t read: Not that I wouldn’t enjoy them but I never read autobiographies…

Longest books you’ve read: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson 1087 pages

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Major book hangover because of: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo…this story was so beautiful and entertaining and not what I was expecting. I was not ready for that ending!

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Number of bookcases you own: 2

One book you have read multiple times: The Da Vinci Code – Robert Langdon is one of my favourite male fictional characters ever!

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Preferred placed to read: My bed!

Quote that inspires/gives you all the feels from a book you have read: Nothing immediately springs to mind…

Reading Regret: No regrets!

Series you started and need to finish: The Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner, I read The Thief and really enjoyed it but haven’t continued on yet.

Three of your all times favourite books: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Name of the Wind & Words of Radiance

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Unapologetic fangirl for: Kaladin from The Stormlight Archives!!!

Worst bookish habit: Dog-earing my books

X marks the spot: start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

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Your latest book purchase: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

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Zzz-snatcher book (last book that kept you up way to late): Ironically it was Nevernight by Jay Kristoff… I was entranced!

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