Happy Thursday everyone! I was tagged by @ Mad’s Books and this looks like a really fun book tag.
Laying in bed — A book you read in one day
I read If I Stay in one sitting and it was such a sad book. My friend bought this for me for Christmas a few years ago because she absolutely loved it, and thought I would too. It was a good book but it isn’t one of my favorites. I have the sequel but I’ve never picked it up, it’s gathering dust on my bookshelf.
If you like The Fault in Our Stars I think you would like this book because it gave me the same kind of vibes. This one has a little bit of a happier ending though.
There’s also a movie that looked good, but I’ve never watched it. It has Chloë Grace Moretz in it, so I’m sure the acting is top notch, maybe I’ll watch it and do a movie review.
Snacking – A book that is a ‘guilty pleasure’ read
Honestly, I love Pretty Little Liars. The show and the books are way over the top and a little ridiculous, but they’re fun. I even got my boyfriend into the show with me.
If I need something to read purely for entertainment purposes, I’ll pick these up and take a read. These are the type of YA that all the pretentious readers talk bad about, but I think they’re great.
These books are also part of the rare few where I think the show is actually better. They got a great cast to play in that show and it totally outshines the books, but I still enjoy the books.
Who doesn’t love a good teen drama?
Netflix — A series that you want to start
I have had this book on my shelf for so long! It sounds really interesting I’ve just never picked it up. I’ve only heard good things about these books so I feel like I have to read them.
I was working at a bookstore when this series got really big, and they were flying off the shelves. I remember having to wait to get my hands on the first in the series because it had become so popular. But, for some reason it got lost in my bookshelf.
When I’ve beat down my TBR a little bit I’ll have to dust this one off. Or I’ll just add it to the massive TBR stack, because we all know that list will probably never get smaller 😅
Deep clean — A book that has been on your TBR for ages
This poor book has been sitting on my shelf for 3-4 years now. I actually read around the first 50 pages, but it was right in the middle of when I was taking finals, so I never got around to finishing it. It was a good story and the main character was a badass, but it got thrown to the wayside.
I think I’ll actually go find this one and pull it off the shelf, that way I’m forced to at least pick it up again.
It’s a retelling of Vlad The Impaler, I really shouldn’t need that much of a push to pick this one up again. This is the kind of historical fiction that I find most fascinating.
Animal Crossing — A book you recently bought because of the hype
The hype for The Power has definitely died down, but the fact that it was an Obama pick and it was held in such high regard by The New York Times definitely inspired me to pick it up.
I read this book and reviewed it. It definitely lived up to the hype. The Power is an important novel for this day and age, so if you’re thinking about picking it up, do it.
FaceTime — A book you were gifted
My dad bought me a copy of Severance because I asked him to. It was a mistake, I hate this book. Here’s a review and let’s pretend like I didn’t read it.
Self-care — What is one thing you have done recently to look after yourself
I’ve made sure that I stay sane, and blogging has been a really good outlet for that. I’ve been going a little stir crazy, but being able to reach out to the writing community has been awesome for my mental health. Blogging keeps me busy and I’m still able to retain a little bit of a social life through talking to other bloggers on Twitter.
BONUS — An upcoming release you are looking forward to
I’ve talked about The Only Good Indians a few times now, and I’m still so hyped for this book. There aren’t a lot of hyped up Native American authors, especially in the horror genre, and I am so excited for this.
I actually started reading Mongrels by this author and it is so good so far. It’s just making me more excited for The Only Good Indians.
I tag anyone who would like to participate.