Tag: Life in Books

I saw this tag over at Thrice Read and it looked like so much fun that I had to do it!

1. Find a book for each of your initials

Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman
Kallocain by Karin Boye
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

2. Count your age along your bookshelf – what book is it?

The 28th book on my shelf is (currently, until I reorganize again) In the Blood by Lisa Unger!

3. A book set in your city/country

Books that I’ve read:

  • Krista & Becca Ritchie’s Addicted series, although it’s not an accurate depiction of the town at all
  • The Quantum Labyrinth by Paul Halpern, which is set just down the street

On my TBR:

  • Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger, which I know I have a copy of somewhere but have yet to find since I moved last April

(and now, with a slight bit of detective work, you all know where I live!!)

4. A book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to

Traveling stresses me out so much, but there are so many places I want to go!

South Korea: The Vegetarian by Han Kang (read in 2017, really freaked me out)
Portugal: Blindness by Jose Saramago (have not read)
Spain: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (read in 2010 I think?)

5. A book that’s your favorite color

6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

I have such fond memories of reading Pride and Prejudice with my best friend in high school. And then watching the BBC adaptation and the more famous one with Keira Knightley. (The BBC adaptation is far superior.)

7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

Like, all-time hardest book to finish ever? Probably The Master and Margarita, which I read for a Russian lit class in college and I hated it so much. I’d still be bitter that I wasted my time on it if it hadn’t come up one night at pub trivia. (Which I used to do back in the good old days of 2012 when I actually had a social life… and actually got carded at bars… why am I so old now…)

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

Probably The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson! I’ve been meaning to read it for years but it’s just so huge!!

I wasn’t actually tagged to do this, so I’m not going to turn around and tag anyone else either! But if you think this tag looks fun and you want to do it, please link back to me so I can see your answers!

Top Ten Tuesday: Best books of 2018 (so far)

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s theme is best books of 2018 (so far) and I’m not really sure what I’m going to do at the end of the year, because I couldn’t even narrow this list down to ten books. LOOKS LIKE IT’S A TOP 16 TUESDAY TODAY.

  • Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey | a steamy enemies-to-lovers romance featuring a whole heck of a lot of sexual tension!
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang | a Pretty Woman-inspired romance featuring a heroine with Asperger’s and the male escort she hires to teach her about sex!
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff | a teenage girl heads off to assassin school so that she can avenge her father’s death!
  • The Beau & the Belle by R.S. Grey | a romance featuring a reunion between the heroine and her (much older) childhood crush!
  • We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson | an absolutely heartbreaking story about a teenage boy who is alternatively bullied and abducted by aliens!
  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater | my favorite (I think) of all the Raven Cycle books!
  • Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen | a teenage girl’s life falls to pieces after her beloved brother goes to jail!
  • Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi | an adorable romance develops through many, many texts!
  • Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren | another heartbreaking book, this time about childhood friends-turned-lovers who break up and then are reunited many years later!
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng | an amazing character-driven novel about two suburban families, set in the 90s!
  • Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett | internet friends end up living in the same city but the main character isn’t sure if they should meet up!
  • Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett | friends-turned-lovers-turned-enemies end up stranded together in the woods and have to overcome their issues!

What are the best books you’ve read so far this year?
Help me drown in my neverending TBR by leaving me some recommendations!