Tag: Bare Your Bookshelf

Thank you Lily Anna for tagging me in this one! Since this is about my bookshelf, I’ll only be talking about books I own that are on my actual physical bookshelf.

This tag was originally posted by Cait @ PaperFury.


1) BOOK YOU OWN BUT HAVEN’T READ YET

I was just thinking about this the other day and I believe that, between ebooks and physical books, I currently have 135 books that I haven’t read. I have a whole TBR page if you’re interested, but I haven’t updated it in a couple weeks.

2) BOOKS YOUR FRIENDS LOVE

Let’s see… Daniel is trying to get me to read The Wise Man’s Fear ASAP. (And I will, once I get a little bit more caught up.) I know a lot of people have really enjoyed Lifel1k3 too, so that’s pretty high on my TBR. 🙂

3) BOOKS BY AN AUTHOR YOU LOVE

I’m pretty decent about reading books by authors I love, but two books on my shelf by authors that I love that I haven’t read yet are Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray and In the Woods by Tana French.

4) BOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR TBR

There are some books I got for free at BookCon that are pretty close to the bottom of my TBR. One of those books is Lone Wolf Lawman by Delores Fossen.

5) BOOK WITH COLOUR IN THE TITLE

The Astonishing Color of After!

6) BOOK SET SOMEWHERE YOU’D LIKE TO VISIT

Steig Larsson’s Millennium trilogy is set in Sweden and I would love to visit!

7) MOST COLLECTED AUTHOR

Definitely Tamora Pierce. I have so many of her books.

8) MISMATCHED SERIES

Most of my series are mismatched! Using the Diviners series as an example, I have the first book as an audiobook, the second book as an ebook, and the third book as a hardcover. I guess it would be nice if they matched, but I’m not really that picky.

9) BOOK YOU LOVE BUT DON’T REMEMBER WELL

I honestly hardly remember anything about Beauty Queens other than I absolutely loved it.

10) HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU HAVE? + IS YOUR SHELF EVERYTHING YOU WANT IT TO BE?

I’m not even sure how many books I have. A lot. And no, my shelf is nowhere near where I want it to be, but I’m hoping that next time I move, I can arrange my books in a better way. (And hopefully I’ll be moving soon.)


If you think this tag looks fun, please consider yourself tagged and link back to me so that I can see your answers! ❤ Have you read any of these books? Are any of them on your TBR? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Book review: Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West

Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Links: AmazonTBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: May 29, 2018
Source: Borrowed

Talking to other people isn’t Kate Bailey’s favorite activity. She’d much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school’s podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she’ll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible.

But to Kate’s surprise, she turns out to be pretty good at the hosting gig. Then the podcast gets in a call from an anonymous guy, asking for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate is pretty sure that the caller is gorgeous Diego Martinez, and even surer that the girl in question is Alana. Kate is excited for her friend … until Kate herself starts to develop feelings for Diego. Suddenly, Kate finds that while doling out wisdom to others may be easy, asking for help is tougher than it looks, and following your own advice is even harder.

Kasie West’s adorable story of secrets, love, and friendship is sure to win over hearts everywhere.

I actually requested an ARC of this book at the beginning of the year and was denied because… that’s just what usually happens to me. After reading this book, I’m actually okay with it. This is going to be a very short review because the biggest emotion this book made me feel was disinterest.

Last year, I read (and actually enjoyed) The Distance Between Us. I am admittedly very hard on romance novels right now, and this one is no exception. I have four main complaints:

  • the whole book felt underdeveloped,
  • the characters were flat,
  • the plot was predictable,
  • and absolutely nothing happened.
None of that is to say that this is necessarily a bad book. It’s cute in that way that YA contemporaries usually are. It’s pretty low on the angst scale, although it’s ridiculously high on the misunderstanding and miscommunication scale. I expected something more than that, and just ended up being disappointed. Also, the synopsis gives away literally the entire plot.

#mm18: new or old


Have you read Listen to Your Heart? What’s the best romance you’ve read recently?
Let’s talk in the comments!


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