Pokemon Book Tag (Gotta Read Em All)

I’ve always loved Pokémon! Every time a new game comes out I have to buy it. My nephew just recently got very invested in Pokémon cards which I was low-key proud of, and I took him to watch Detective Pikachu which is now his favourite movie EVER! So when I saw this tag I knew I had to give it a go!

normalFavourite Contemporary

Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

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firea hot fire romance

Fix Her Up by Tessa Gray

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watera flowing, easy to read book

Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins

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electrica book that kept you buzzing long after finishing

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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grassyour favourite first book in a series

There’s too many …. from my recent reads I would have to say

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

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Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag 🏷

What is the best book that you’ve read so far in 2019?

The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima – This was an absolutely amazing conclusion to the Seven Realms Series and I have been obsessed ever since I finished this book!

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What has been your favourite sequel for the first half of the year?

Legendary by Stephanie Garber – Caraval was just a little bit meh for me. I wasn’t all that invested in the characters and the magic system felt lacking to me. Then I picked up Legendary and the story was just elevated to another level.

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Is there a new release that you haven’t read yet that you’re really excited to?

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang – I read The Kiss Quotient a few weeks ago now and LOVED it and I knew immediately that I needed to pick up The Bride Test and see how it compares!

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What is your most anticipated release for the second half of the year?

Dark Dawn by Jay Kristoff – Godsgrave ended with a massive cliff-hanger, I need to know what is going to happen next! I am super excited to see what the outcome will be.

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What is your biggest disappointment so far?

Circe by Madeline Miller – It just bored me…

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What is your biggest surprise so far?

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – from the way that people explained the plot and the hype surrounding this book kind of turned me off from wanting to read it, but when I saw my local library had a copy I picked it up, read it and ended up really enjoying the book!

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What is your favourite new to you or debut author?

Adrienne Young – I just recently read Sky in the Deep and I absolutely loved it! There were so many moving scenes in this book and I was super invested from the start.

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What is your favourite fictional crush from this year?

Aeduan from the Witchlands Series – Bad/dangerous characters are my vice!

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What is your new favourite character?

It changes constantly, right now at this moment I would probably say Nona from Red Sister. She’s had to deal with so much in life already, yet she won’t give up!

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A book that made you cry?

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – how could you not cry reading this book?

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A book that made you happy?

Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend – I loved this book, it very fast paced and I was entertained from the first chapter to the last. The premise of the book is so unique and the execution was very well done! I had a smile on my face throughout the entirety of this book!

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Your favourite book to movie/TV show that you’ve seen so far?

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before! – It was a great adaptation in my opinion. Both the book and the movie were super entertaining, a little bit cringey and very fast paced. They do tackle some deep emotional topics that are very current in today’s society which I thought made both the book and the movie very relevant.

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What is your favourite post that you have written so far this year?

I love my monthly books stats posts!

January Stats    |    February Stats    |    March Stats    |     April Stats    |    May Stats 

What is the most beautiful book that you have bought?

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – foiled/shiny covers are my favourite and this book is the epitome of everything I love!

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What are 6 books that you want to read by the end of the year?

I actually have a post coming out soon so stay tuned….

Avengers Book Tag 🏷

I saw this tag over on both Sara the Bibliophagist and Kristin @ KristinKravesBooks blogs and since Endgame is all everyone has been talking about the last few month I figured I would give it a go as well.

 *Fun Fact* I haven’t seen any of the Avenger movies… 🤷🏾‍♀️

IRON MAN: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry – Michael was actually super witty in this book and there were a few instances where I caught myself laughing at one of his jokes.

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: A BOOK THAT SENDS A POSITIVE MESSAGE

Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – The overall message about loving and accepting yourself for who you are really shone from this book!

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THOR: A BOOK WITH A CHARACTER’S STRENGTH YOU ADMIRE

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – Nuna had to endure so much in her short life and it feels like she doesn’t get a reprieve at all throughout the course of the book.

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BLACK WIDOW: A BOOK WITH A KICK-ASS FEMALE PROTAGONIST

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson – I loved Spensa’s character in this book! She refuses to give up on her dreams even though she is shunned by literally everyone!

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HULK: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU INCREDIBLY ANGRY

Circe by Madeline Miller – Not really angry more so disappointed. This book was so incredibly hyped and acclaimed but I was just bored by this book!

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HAWKEYE: AN UNDERRATED BOOK YOU THINK MORE PEOPLE SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young – I just read this book recently and absolutely loved it! It did come out last year and I may have missed the memo but I haven’t heard a lot of people talk about it.

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*BONUS* LOKI: A BOOK WITH A TWIST OR SURPRISE THAT TRICKED YOU

The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware – I definitely had my predictions as I progressed throughout the book but lo and behold I was completely wrong!

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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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