The “I Should Have Read That Book” Tag

Well, Danni at _forbookssake tagged me to do the “I Should Have Read That Book” tag and since lately I haven’t been reading, this is perfect to make sure I do some blogging! Thanks, Danni!

Beth at Book’s Nest created this tag.

The Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
  • Link to the creator’s blog ( in your post
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 10 others to take part

The Questions

1 – A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read

In all honesty, I’m the friend usually telling others to read a book, not the other way around. Although my roommate Sarah is a reader as well, and she has been bugging me to read a series of books called the Tennis Shoes series. It’s a young adult or middle grade series of books that has to do with a kid who goes back in time to different stories in the Book of Mormon.

2 – A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up

The entire Bone Witch trilogy. I own the entire trilogy, but haven’t even bothered to read the first one yet.

3 – A book in a series you’ve started but haven’t finished yet

Well, let’s see. I’ve started the Harry Potter series at least 4 times, but have never read past half-way through The Goblet of Fire. One of these years…

4 – A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. I love creepy, gothic horror like that. I read Dracula a few years ago, but still haven’t read Frankenstein.

5 – A popular book it seems everyone but you has read

The Priory of the Orange Tree. It just doesn’t really seem all that interesting to me. Plus, lately, a book that’s over 1000 pages long just isn’t going to work for me.

6 – A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet

The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars…. yeah….

7 – A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet

Nevernight, Godsgrave, and Darkdawn…. I did have Nevernight from the library, but didn’t get very far into it.

I am tagging – no one. I don’t know who to tag to be honest. So I guess if you haven’t done the tag yet, consider yourself tagged. LOL


The Guilty Reader Book Tag

I found this book tag over on Misty’s Book Space, but it originated with Chami at Read Like Wildfire on YouTube. So on with the questions.

Question 1: Have you ever re-gifted a book that you’ve been given?

I actually don’t tend to get books as gifts, I usually get gift cards to Barnes & Noble or Amazon instead, so no, I haven’t.

Question 2: Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?

Yes and no. I’ve said I’ve read a book all the way through when I haven’t, but I haven’t said I’ve read a book that I’ve never even started.

Question 3: Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?

Yes, but not intentionally. The first time, the book fell out of my bag at school and it was never found. The second time, I was getting ready to move and the people helping me pack weren’t paying attention and packed the books. The final time, I actually had returned the books and was even able to find them on the shelf, but the library still didn’t believe that I had returned them. That one ticked me off because the library only owned one copy of each of the books I was accused of never returning and it was clear that the copies I’d found on the shelves were way too old to have been the replacements.

Question 4: Have you ever read a series out of order?

Not on purpose. I have when I haven’t known it was a series that had a specific order, but I’ve never purposely read them out of order. In fact, I often wait until I know that the series is done to start reading them.

Question 5: Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

I have on accident because I was reading along with someone and they’d been less than honest with me about where they were in the book. We were discussing the book and she finally admitted she hadn’t read as far into the book as I had. She wasn’t mad though, she was curious to see exactly how everything went down. We also spoiled the book at my book clubs because people will literally show up not having read the book yet.

Question 6: Have you ever dogeared a book?

Yes. I do it quite often with paperbacks. I’m talking those little mass market ones that fit in your purse. Half the time I don’t have a bookmark with me when I read one of those, so I tend to dogear those pages. I don’t dogear my hardcovers or my “full size” paperbacks though.

Question 7: Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?

On accident, yes. I’ve had books that I’ve forgotten about and I’ve also had part of a series and forgotten which books I own and which ones I don’t. I’ve told someone I don’t own book one in a series when I don’t own book two. Things like that.

Question 8: Have you ever skipped a chapter or section of a book?

I often skip the acknowledgements and notes from the authors. I don’t really care about them, even though they’re in every book. I just don’t care who helped the author write or edit the book. But if the chapter or section is part of the story, no, I don’t skip those.

Question 9: Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?

No. If I’m bad mouthing a book, it’s because I didn’t like it. I might tell things I didn’t like about a book I loved, but I’m not going to bad mouth the book. There is literally no point in bad mouthing a book that I enjoyed. And contrary to popular belief, you can find something in a book problematic but yet still like the book.

I Tag:

Anyone who wants to do it. I’m lazy. I don’t feel like going through my favorite book bloggers at the moment, so I’m going to just let everyone do it if they haven’t and they want to.


Down the TBR #2

The Books:

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Kingdoms will collide.

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.

With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

In this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what—and who—to sacrifice if she’s to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.

Another Throne of Glass novel, so it’s gotta go.

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

A glorious empire . . .
A desperate quest . . .

Chaol Westfall and Nesryn Faliq have arrived in the shining city of Antica to forge an alliance with the Khagan of the Southern Continent, whose vast armies are Erilea’s last hope. But they have also come to Antica for another purpose: to seek healing at the famed Torre Cesme for the wounds Chaol received in Rifthold.

After enduring unspeakable horrors as a child, Yrene Towers has no desire to help the young lord from Adarlan, let alone heal him. Yet she has sworn an oath to assist those in need—and will honor it. But Lord Westfall carries shadows from his own past, and Yrene soon comes to realize they could engulf them both.

In this sweeping parallel novel to the New York Times bestselling Empire of Storms, Chaol, Nesryn, and Yrene will have to draw on every scrap of their resilience if they wish to save their friends. But while they become entangled in the political webs of the khaganate, deep in the shadows of mighty mountains where warriors soar on legendary ruks, long-awaited answers slumber. Answers that might offer their world a chance at survival—or doom them all . . .

*sigh* Another Throne of Glass on the TBR that just needs to go.

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

The final battle is here.

Aelin Galathynius has vowed to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. The knowledge that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, but her resolve is unraveling with each passing day…

With Aelin captured, friends and allies are scattered to different fates. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever. As destinies weave together at last, all must fight if Erilea is to have any hope of salvation.

Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas’s New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an explosive conclusion as Aelin fights to save herself―and the promise of a better world.

Fortunately, with the way you set the TBR list, this is the last one of the Throne of Glass series for a while. Bye-bye.

The Selection by Kiera Cass

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Not interested. I tried once and just, no. I don’t even know why they’re still on my TBR.

The Prince by Kiera Cass

Before thirty-five girls were chosen to compete in the Selection…

Before Aspen broke America’s heart…

There was another girl in Prince Maxon’s life…

Don’t miss this thrilling 64-page original novella set in the world of the New York Times bestselling novel The Selection. Also features a teaser to The Elite, Kiera Cass’s hotly anticipated sequel to The Selection.

Nope… just nope. Again, I tried the series – in fact this was the first one I tried. But it just wasn’t for me. Bye-bye.

As I’ve said before, just because I remove it from the TBR doesn’t mean it won’t make an appearance on the TBR later on. Although some books may never return.

What do you need to get rid of?


WWW Wednesday #1

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Taking on a World of Words. It works like this : Each Wednesday you post the answers to three questions starting with W:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

So here we go…

What are you currently reading?

The Hive by Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden

I’m kind of stalled on this one. I need to get it read, because I owe both Edelweiss and NetGalley reviews for it, but I keep getting stuck on it.

The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

I’m listening to the audiobook of this one and I like it a lot so far. Now, if only Libby hadn’t put me back to the very beginning instead of leaving me 2.5 hours in like I was in the first place.

Donn’s Shadow (The Soul Searchers Mysteries #2) by Caryn Larrinaga

This is the sequel to Donn’s Hill, and I really want to get it read, but I got distracted. I do that a lot. LOL But I owe NetGalley a review for it, so I need to get it read pretty soon here.

People of the Lake by Nick Scorza

Another Edelweiss review that I need to get going on. I think the problem is the book hasn’t been the most exciting so far. I think I need to just open it up and push through it.

Dollhouse (Dark Carousel #1) by Anya Allyn

I picked this one up for free on my Nook app. It sounded like a perfect, creepy read for this time of year. I just got distracted as usual.

Two Dark Reigns (Three Dark Crowns #3) by Kendare Blake

Another book I got distracted from. It’s the third installment in the Three Dark Crowns series and I really want to get this one read because I love, love, love this series and I can’t wait to see what happens!

Year One (The Chronicles of the One #1) by Nora Roberts

I haven’t read a Nora Roberts novel in years, but I always loved her writing. This one reminds me a bit of The Stand by Stephen King but with a twist. I can’t wait to get further into it. I’m 32% of the way done and I really need to hurry and finish it because I borrowed it from the library. LOL

What did you recently finish reading?

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

I loved this book. It wasn’t particularly creepy or scary to me, but… the twist near the end gave me the chills. Trust me, if you haven’t, you really, really need to read this one!!

Donn’s Hill (The Soul Searchers Mysteries #1) by Caryn Larrinaga

This one was a great read and pretty quick too, if you don’t get distracted by something else. I really liked it and honestly, if you want a full understanding of Donn’s Shadow, you should probably read this first, although I don’t think it is entirely necessary.

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Love, love, love this book. I hope Stephanie Perkins writes more of these horror/mystery/thriller books because this was just plain awesome.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

I need to get this read because I bought it to read for the Barnes & Noble Book Club for November. But it’s been on my “I can’t wait for this book” list since I found out it was coming out. So yeah. Time to read this one.

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

This one is the Barnes & Noble YA Book Club book for November, so I need to get started on this one as well. I’m not quite as excited about this one as I am Ninth House, but I’m trying to get better about actually reading the book club books and attending the book club.

So there you have it, my first WWW Wednesday. Let’s see if I can keep this up! LOL