My exams got over today!! So I am hoping I’ll have a little more free time to devote to books and to this blog for a while before life catches up again (though to be fair I have managed my blog pretty well during this trying period. Scheduling ROCKS.)
I am always looking to diversify my content, and when I realized I haven’t done tags, awards or anything of the sort since quite some time, I thought I’d catch up! We have two tags in hand today, so let’s get started!
The 3 Bookish Things Tag
I saw this one on Madeline’s blog and it looks so much fun. I got lots of new recs from her post, so I am hoping you’ll get some from mine as well. As always, the cover images will take you to the goodreads page of a particular book!
- TJ Klune (Author of The House In The Cerulean Sea)
- Grace Lin (Author of Where The Mountain Meets The Moon)
- Markus Zusak (Author of The Book Thief)
- A Series Of Unfortunate Events (Well, still watching this one)
- The Babysitters Club (it was good, though a little over-dramatic, if I do say so myself)
- The Worst Witch (this was superb, but it did get a little repetitive after the first season)
Hmm I don’t really binge a lot of series (especially not in one day or one sitting) so there is only one answer for this. The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare
Just a clarification, I have chosen these three characters from recent reads, and they are in no way my only favourite characters. (had to say it in case any of them are reading this 👀)
- Glerk and Fyrian from A Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill (yes they are technically two but you can’t stop me)
- Julian from Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
- The “buffalo boy” from Where The Mountain Meets The Moon
- Under The Whispering Door by TJ Klune (this is my MOST anticipated 2021 release, and I am looking forward to reading it as soon as it comes out!)
- King Of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (I had ordered this a while back, and my copy arrived just yesterday…and omg it is even more beautiful in real life!)
- Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (This is the most beautiful book cover ever, you can’t convince me otherwise)
- A bookmark (duh)
- My finger/hand (weird and uncomfortable, but efficient. And I don’t lose my hand as often as I lose a bookmark)
- Those little tags on new clothes (honestly some of them are so pretty, once you cut out the barcode and price part ofcourse)
- Matthias Helvar from Six Of Crows isn’t as bad as most of the SoC fandom makes him out to be. Like he was raised in a stereotypical environment and sincerely wants to change?? In fact, he might have been one of my favourite characters in the duology (along with Kaz and Inej obviously)
2. The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman was infinitely boring. I totally get that the concept was cool, but did you not pay attention to the repetitiveness?
3. An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir is quite overrated. Of course, it was a decent book, but I don’t understand all that hype.
- To complete my GR goal of 65 books. I think I am doing pretty well on that, I am currently 7 books ahead of schedule.
- I was doing some stats the other day, and found that fantasy is making up more than 85% of my reading. So my goal is to read more of other genres too, especially sci-fi and historical fiction.
- Review at least half of the books I read, either on my blog, or on Goodreads.
The Feelings Book Tag
I was tagged for this by Rania @Rania’s Rambling Reads! Shout-out to her!!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and give a link to the blog.
- Answer the 5 feelings given to you.
- Write the reason in 5 to 6 lines of why does that particular book come under that feeling.
- Nominate between 5-12 other bloggers.
- Give your nominees 5 feelings too.
- Notify your nominees once you’ve uploaded your post.
A Book You Had To Stop Reading Because You Got Second Hand Embarrassment
Like I didn’t necessarily stop reading it as such, but omg, I got so much second hand embarrassment from Bloody Spade. We have this cat-boy Iori as one of our mc, and sometimes he reminded me of a bratty 10 year old (there was literally a scene where he throws a tantrum and runs away, only to come back a little while later) and made me cringe inwardly. But I still love him with all my heart.
A Book That Gave You Butterflies
We talking about happy butterflies? Or nervous ones? Or something else entirely?? Anyway, that pure tension and anticipation in Supernova definitely matches with this.
A book with a ship you will support till the day you die
Okay, that is quite intense. But if I had to choose, I’d say Kanej from Six Of Crows.
A book you knew you would love after reading the first chapter
I am cheating a little here because I knew I would love this book even before starting it. But still, it starts right in the middle of an action sequence, and for me that is the perfect beginning to any book.
A book you knew you would hate but read it anyways
Nope. I do not do that. However, I was to bend the prompt slightly, The Girl Who Drank The Moon was something I thought I’d dislike after reading the first few chapters, but I ended up liking it afterwards.
Here are my five questions!
- A book which blew your mind?
- A book which gave you nightmares?
- A book that made you think and reflect? (on existence, deeper meaning of life etc)
- A book you rolled your eyes at?
- A book that has been etched into your memory?
And the five people I tag!
What are your bookish goals for the year? Which is your most anticipated release of 2021? Let me know in the comments!