End of Year Book Tag

I’ve seen this tag floating around booktube and the blogosphere and since it’s now the start of November I figured why not give it a go!

Picture1No, every book I have started this year I have completed. I will interpret this as series I started that I need to finish and for that I am going to go with the Falling Kingdom’s Series by Morgan Rhodes. I’ve read the first 2 books and I have 4 more to go!

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Picture2I do have seasonal TBR’s that are kind of like my guide for the next three months but I don’t really coordinate what I’m reading to match the weather… it’s currently Spring here in Australia and I’m planning to read a whole lot of fantasy books the last few weeks of this year, so I don’t know!

Picture3I am really excited to read Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan! I loved Girls of Paper and Fire when I read it back in March and I can’t wait to see where the story will go next!

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Picture4The three books I really want to read before the end of 2019 is The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily XR Pan and Vengeful by V.E. Schwab.

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Picture5Ever since I finished The Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima I have been eyeing off her spin off series The Shattered Realms which I believe is set in the same world but in the future! The first book in the series The Demon King was my favourite and I have a feeling the first book Flamecaster might top it!

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Picture6Lately I’ve just been taking it month by month and only reading what I’m excited to read. I think because I’ve been going so well with this method I will continue on the same way in the new year!happy-reading

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….

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📚