Goodreads Was Wrong Book Tag

I seen this tag on Way Too Fantasy and I just had to give it a go!!

1. What is the highest rated book that you gave a low rating? (Sort your books in Goodreads based on Average Ratings and find the highest rated book you gave a low rating).

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi – average rating is 4.38 I gave it ⭐️3 stars

2. What is the lowest rated book that you gave a high rating? (Sort your books in Goodreads based on Avg Ratings, in reverse order, and find the lowest rated book you gave a high rating).

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart – average rating is 3.30 I have it ⭐️4 stars

3. What is the most popular book you disagree with the avg rating? (Sort your books in Goodreads based on number of Ratings, and find the first book you disagree with the avg rating)

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – a little overhyped I gave it ⭐️3 stars it has an average of 4.12

4. What is the least popular book you disagree with the avg rating? (Sort your books in Goodreads based on number of Ratings, in reverse order, and find the first book you disagree with the avg rating)

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi – I didn’t really like this book I gave it ⭐️2 stars and the average rating is 3.44

5. Choose two books that have an average rating of 3/5 stars but you gave a higher rating.

Well Played by Jen Deluca – average rating of 3.53 I gave it ⭐️4 stars

Wilder Girls by Rory Power – average rating of 3.54 I gave it ⭐️4 stars

6. Choose two books that have an average rating of 3/5 stars but you gave a lower rating.

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan – average rating of 3.35 I gave it ⭐️2 stars

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu – average rating of 3.72 I gave it ⭐️2 stars

7. Choose two books that have an average rating of 4/5 stars but you gave a lower rating.

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard – average rating of 4.01 I gave it ⭐️3 stars

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – average rating of 4.03 I gave it ⭐️3 stars

8. Choose two books that have an average rating of 2/5 stars but you gave a higher rating.

I haven’t read any books since I’ve been on Goodreads that are below a 3.12 average

9. Do you tend to agree or disagree with GR average rating and do you use GR as a guide for books you want to read?

I would say overall absolutely.. the majority of my rating coincide with the average! I will typically look to see what the average rating is before I start a book, but it doesn’t sway my opinions at all.

Books I’m Unhauling

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is a spring cleaning freebie and I’m going to be interpreting that quite literally and listing the books I am going to be unhauling from my collection and why!

The books I’m Unhauling are:

The Tales of Beedle the Bard – I have two editions of this book which I don’t need

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – Multiple copies not needed

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – did not care for this at all!

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – multiple copies

The Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi – DNF, will never read again, don’t need to own!

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi – didn’t like this book

Series DNF’s

I don’t really DNF a lot of books or series, simply because I am a bit of a completionist so when I start something I am just compelled to finish it. However, there are a couple series that I read the first or second book and I was just so ambivalent towards or I didn’t like enough that I won’t be finishing them off with no qualms, which I thought I would list for you today.

Wayfarers Series by Becky Chambers

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Simon Snow Series by Rainbow Rowell

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Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

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The Darkest Minds Series by Alexandra Bracken

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The Last Series I abandoned

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is the last 10 books I abandoned. As somewhat of a completionist I have a tough time DNFing a book or not completing a series when I am already a few books in. I would just kind of prefer to force myself to finish off the book/series and then put them back on my shelves and never think about them again. However, there are two instances where I have started a series and have no intention of every finishing them which I thought I would share with you today!

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The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi – I read the original trilogy a couple of years ago now and I liked the first book and gradually my attention span and interest just dwindled as I continued through the series.  This was around the time that Restore Me was first released and before I had even read any of the series I bought a brand new hardback copy because I was sooo sure I was going to love this series as much as everyone else, alas it is sitting on my shelves unread and I have no interest in continuing on!

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Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore – I started this series right around the time the movie was first released which was nearly ten years ago now and I think at the time only 2-3 of the books had been published. Over the next couple of years I did end up picking up each of the books as they were released but eventually my interest and my reading preferences changed and I gave up on ever completing this series!

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Book Cover Redesigns I Loved!

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is book cover redesigns that I either loved or hated. So when I looked up all the covers that I knew had been redesigned I found that I mostly loved all the changes that were made.

So this is my 10 Book Cover Redesigns that I Loved:

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart – I think these are both striking but I personally love the plain cover with the blue background and the pieces of cut hair. I think it works so much better with the premise of the book and intrigues me so much more than the smudged face.

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Royals/Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins – I’ve spoken about this cover a few times on my blog but this was the perfect opportunity to say what a great job they did with the new concept for the cover/title of this book. The Royals cover just looks tacky and juvenile and I am drawn so much more to the Prince Charming!

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – I never liked the original cover for Throne of Glass! I always thought she just didn’t embody who Celaena is. She just looks too innocent and docile to me, the illustrated version is sooooo much more aesthetically pleasing to my eyes.

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – as much as I love the original cover the other two books in the series don’t match it and it is soo frustrating to have them next to each other on my shelves being all different sizes and colors. Which is why I think I prefer the new paperback editions as they all match!

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Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima – similar to An Ember in the Ashes, I quite love the original cover for Flamecaster, but the rest of the series match the new cover which make me more inclined to like it more because they all match.

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The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson – I’ve always thought the original cover for this was a little too busy. There’s a whole lot going on and it all just looks a little unfocused. However, the new paperback edition is clean and still in keeping with the concept of the story so I like it a lot more!

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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – This is an example of a little change with a big impact. Have the VA overlapping the face with the color change is so much more effective in my opinion. The original cover doesn’t really age well either.

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – When I first seen the new cover for Shatter Me I thought it was beautiful and so much better than the original. I thought it was highly original for the first 3 books and then as she kept releasing more they all started to look a little too similar.

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Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson – I actually love the first cover so much. I thought when it first came out that it looked super original and very pretty, but it doesn’t really give any indication of what the book is really about so I can appreciate the new cover more, especially when Mila is front and centre!

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab – There isn’t particularly anything wrong with the original cover of Vicious, but I just love the new edition so much more! Its simple yet effective and had I never heard of this book before I would immediately pick it up just because of the cover!

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