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My Life in Books Tag

Today I am doing the My Life in Books tag! I can’t find who exactly created the tag but I found it on Dreamland Book Blog

Find a book for each of your initials

S= Sustained by Emma Chase

H= Hotshot Doc by R.S. Grey

S= Space by Penny Reid

Count your age (21) along your bookshelf: What book is it?

Our Star-Crossed Kiss by Piper Rayne (I counted the books on my kindle as I do not have my bookshelf available at the moment.)

Pick a book set in your city/country

Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout is actually set on my college campus and It’s very weird to read about the places I go to daily.

Book cover of Didn't Expect You by Claudia Burgoa
https://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/53939286-didn-t-expect-you

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

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins My goal is to go to Paris one day.

Pick a book that’s your favorite color.

Didn’t Expect You by Claudia Y. Burgoa Pink, blue and purple? All of my favorite colors.

Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han It will always be this book. Finishing it, posting a picture about it and having the guy I like, like the picture? Can’t be topped.

Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley A book set in a book store? Should’ve been my new favorite! Instead the main character was awful and I just couldn’t root for him.

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

The Maddest Obsession by Lori Danielle because I keep putting putting it off for no reason. I wanted to read this one, but saw that there was a book before it. I lovedthe first book and I know I will more than likely love this one as well but I’m just not ready yet.

I hope you enjoyed the My Life in Books Tag. Do we have any of the same answers? Let me know!

Check out my other tags! The Folklore Book Tag, Reader Confessions Tag

Reader Confessions Tag

Today I am going to be doing a book/reader tag! This tag was created by the Unputdownable Books blog.

1.) Have you ever damaged a book?

By accident. I read my original copy of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han so many times the spine completely split in half. Besides that, I’ve cracked a few paperback spines but nothing major.

2.) Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

No because I don’t tend to borrow any books.

3.) How long does it take you to read a book?

It depends. If a book is good and I have time, I can finish it in a few hours. If I’m not feeling it or busy with school it may take me a little longer. At one point in time, before college and responsibilities, I would start a new book every other day.

4.) Book that you haven’t finished?

This is hard because I actually DNF a lot. I’m a mood reader and if the book hasn’t made me feel any happy emotions I drop it. A controversial one would be the first Harry Potter book. I’ve tried to get into them but it just isn’t for me. #noreaderguilt.

5.) Hyped or popular books you didn’t like?

Harry Potter as showcased above. I actually don’t care for a lot of the popular adventure, fantasy, type series.

6.) Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?

Wellllll I don’t think I’d hide the books I’m reading on purpose but sometimes I do hate when I get asked what I’m reading because of #readerguilt. I don’t want judgement that I’m not reading the great American novel.

7.) How many books do you own?

This is currently impossible to answer as I am at college and almost all my books are currently in bins waiting for the day I have my own place. I’d say maybe 200. Not including the many ebooks I own.

8.) Are you a fast or slow reader?

Both. Depending on what I have going on and if a book makes me not want to stop.

9.) Do you like to buddy read?

I’ve never tried it so not sure.

10.) If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?

Probably my signed copy of The Hating Game by Sally Thorne.

And that was the tag! Comment below if you have already done this or plan to!

Check out my other tags! My Life in Books Tag The Folklore Book Tag

The Folklore Book Tag

Today we have another book tag! As mentioned many times on my blog, I love Taylor Swift. I looked for a book tag about her newest album Folklore and found one! It was created by A Whisper of Ink.

And if my wishes came true

It would’ve been you

Taylor Swift

The 1- A book with an ending that left you speechless

  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. No spoilers, of course, but this left me speechless because of the direction it took. It would make a great movie.

 I knew you

Tried to change the ending

Peter losing Wendy

Taylor Swift

Cardigan-A book that makes you feel happy and sad all at once

  • Ghosted by J.M. Darhower. I love a good second chance romance and this one fits the bill to a t. I’ve read this three times and it still fills me up with so many emotions.

And in a feud with her neighbor

She stole his dog and dyed it key lime green

Taylor Swift

The Last Great American Dynasty- A book with a fascinating and extremely well-told story

  • Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven. This is book one in a duology about Cassie and Ethan. This second chance story was one of the first one’s I ever read and started my love of second chance romances. This story was my life for a week in the summer of 2016, it left me emotional but full of love.

I think I’ve seen this film before

And I didn’t like the ending

Taylor Swift

Exile- A book you wish you hadn’t read

  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I read this book in the time period where I was buying any young adult book I saw being talked about on YouTube. AKA I was reading books I wasn’t even sure I wanted to. I know I don’t like books about people with illnesses. I read it anyway and I regret it. Because of that book, I make sure I’m only reading what I actually want to.

You had to kill me, but it killed you just the same

Cursing my name

Wishing I stayed

Taylor Swift

My Tears Ricochet- A book that made you cry uncontrollably

  • Letters to Molly by Devney Perry. In the last year or so, I’ve gone through a stage where fictional stories make me cry very easily. Especially stories about people finding their way back to each other after time apart. I finished this one, balling with tissues around my bed, at 3:30 in the morning in July 2019. My dad was getting up for work and I was having chest pains because of my tears. Good times.

I’m still on that tightrope

I’m still trying everything to get you laughing at me

Taylor Swift

Mirror Ball- A book that feels like it was written just for you

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. This book started my love affair with YA books in high school. I related to Lara Jean a lot. And Peter Kavinsky reminded me of the guy I had a crush on which caused me to have unrealistic expectations.

Sweet tea in the summer

Cross my heart, won’t tell no other

Taylor Swift

Seven- A childhood book that makes you feel nostalgic

  • Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park This book series is the first one I stayed up past me bed time to read with a flashlight under the covers. Junie B. Jones Hawaii vacation is what started it all.

And then canceled my plans

Just in case you’d call

Back when I was living for the hope of it all

Taylor Swift

August- A book that reminds you of Summer

  • Beach Read by Emily Henry A book called Beach Read? It has to remind you of summer! Since I didn’t get to go to the actual beach this year, this book helped.

They told me all of my cages were mental

So I got wasted like all my potential

And my words shoot to kill when I’m mad

I have a lot of regrets about that

Taylor Swift

This is Me Trying- A book that deals with loneliness and sadness

Look at this godforsaken mess that you made me

You showed me colors you know

I can’t see with anyone else

Taylor Swift

Illicit Affairs- A book that gave you a book hangover

  • Wait For It by Mariana Zapata I was thinking about these characters for days after I finished it. I got my hair cut and thought of the main character (she was a hair dresser.) I still think about them from time and time and wonder how they are.

Time, curious time

Gave me no compasses, gave me no signs

Were there clues I didn’t see?

Taylor Swift

Invisible String- A book that came into your life at the exact right time

  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne I read this book right after my grandfather died and it got me out of a major reading slump. It also kickstarted my love for romance novels. I love you Lucy and Josh.

Every time you call me crazy

I get more crazy

What about that?

Taylor Swift

Mad Woman- A book with a female character you adore

Only twenty minutes to sleep

But you dream of some epiphany

Just one single glimpse of relief

To make some sense of what you’ve seen

Taylor Swift

Epiphany- A book that is haunting

She said “James, get in, let’s drive”

Those days turned into nights

Slept next to her but

I dreamt of you all summer long

Taylor Swift

Betty- A book couple that fills you with yearning

All these people think love’s for show

But I would die for you in secret

The devil’s in the details

But you got a friend in me

Taylor Swift

Peace- A book character you’d die for because you love them so much

  • Joshua Templeman by Sally Thorne was my first major book boyfriend. He created romance and I would die for him.

You know I left a part of me back in New York

You knew the hero died, so what’s the movie for?

Taylor Swift

Hoax- A book that you thought you were going to love but didn’t

And that was the Folklore Book Tag! Do we have any similar answers? Let me know!

Check out my other book tags: My life in Books tag, Reader Confessions Book Tag