The Productivity book tag
Good morning bookworms!
A few weeks ago I had the beautiful Destiny @ Howling Libraries tag me in this one, and then this week gorgeous Cassie @ Let’s Get Galactic tagged me as well, and now I’m FINALLY getting to it!!
- Answer the prompts
- Tag some friends
- Link back to this post, and be sure to mention the creator (Sam @ Fictionally Sam)
- Have fun!
Planning – a book that is completely thought out
I feel like if I don’t say Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo here, then this will be a very big missed opportunity!! It’s not just the heist aspect, but the little teeny tiny intricate details at the end, where you’ve been putting two and two together and have realised that while you’re getting 4, Kaz Brekker is getting 64 and making a much bigger profit than you are.
Focus – a book that kept your undivided attention
The last four books that I read in one sitting were all romance novels… so that what you will from that. But the actual last one was Parental Guidance by Avery Flynn. It was cute, and I really liked it. I’m also looking forward to the rest of the ‘Ice Knights’ series (because who knew I liked romance and sports? Oh, Nora Sakavic did…)
Delegating – a book that should have been a series
Oh, I am definitely picking The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang for this, but only because I could have read 17 more volumes of it. I mean, seriously, between the cute love story, the outfits and the sneaking around (and then the parents), I could read this forever!
Small goals – name a book below 150 pg that you loved
Almost Midnights is a compilation of two short stories by Rainbow Rowell (and they are two of my favourite short stories ever). The first is Midnights, about two teens who grew up together and you only see glimpses of their lives through New Years Eve parties, and the second is Kindred Spirits, and is a Star Wars themed story about finding your person with the nerds.
Peak hours – a series you could only read at a certain time
I know everyone else in the world reads The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater in November every year. And if you live in the northern hemisphere of the world, then you definitely should. The books actually starts with “It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.” However, November is pretty warm where I live, and the setting of Thisby is cold and brutal so I prefer to read it in-between May-July.
Lists – a book that you finally crossed off your TBR
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo!! I mean, I don’t really need to say more than that, do I? (Thank you for pushing me Sofii!!)
Proactive – a book that is/was ahead of its time
Definitely Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody. It’s this amazingly epic YA dystopian fantasy where a group of misfit children (who have special abilities) are drawn into a prophecy that tells the story of how the world will be reborn. But only if the Destroyer doesn’t do his part first. There’s telepaths and beast-speakers and all the technology of the world destroyed it in the ‘beforetime’. It’s actually a really poignant story and I highly recommend it!
Declutter – a series you wish you could unread
I mean, if it’s so I could read it again for the first time, then I have to go with The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. The story is so magical and poetic and I loved it so much!
If it’s because I wish I could have picked something better to read at the time, then definitely Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.
Multitasking – books that you read at the same time
Technically I’m not actually a multiple reader, despite what my current TBR says. Buuut, I have been known to start a book, then put it down for a while (sometimes a LOOOOOONG while) and then come back to it. Usually when I do it’s across genres though!
Amy @ Bookish Heights | Sarah Jane @ Weaving Fiction | Rebecca @ Bookishly Rebecca
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books | Kristina @ Books and Daschunds
Katie @ Never Not Reading | Malanie @ Malanie Loves Fiction
Aww that’s so cool that you read The Scorpio Races in November!! Such a good idea!
Thanks Holly!! Have you read it? I highly recommend it if you haven’t ?
Yes!! It’s so good!!
Kay | Hammock of Books
Lovely post! I definitely agree for Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom!
Thanks Kay!! ?
Lovely answers for this tag! I haven’t read The Prince and the Dressmaker, but it is on my TBR and I’m definitely looking forward to reading it now 😀
Thank you so much for tagging me! 🙂
I hope you read it soon Marie! It’s a really sweet story!! ?
Let's Get Galactic
I loved reading your list! I have a few Leigh Bardugo books but haven’t read them – now I’ll have to remedy this!!
The earlier ones are actually pretty good. Six of Crows is better, and you can tell she has grown as a writer, but I’m still enjoying the early ones.
Never Not Reading
Thanks for the tag! This is a fun theme. 🙂
You are most welcome!! ?
I can only read ALL of Maggie’s books at a certain time of the year, it’s the worst! The Raven Boys has always been a very spring book for me, and Shiver a winter one, so without fail, I’m always craving those when their seasons come up.
OMG YES!!!! I totally get that. Shiver is definitely a winter series!!!
Great post!! totally agree with six of crows and is the prince and the dressmaker sexual-content-free? 🙂
It is sexual content free! There might be a kiss? But, from memory, I think it’s more about deep friendship and acceptance.
aww ok I have to read it then!!
Veronika @ Wordy and Whimsical
I agree about SoC! I adore THE RAVEN CYCLE, and would love to read it all over again – I definitely need to reread it soon-ish. I love rereading and do a lot of it, but it’s hard to reread a whole series when there are so many new books waiting for me. I read the whole HUSH, HUSH series – and my god, it was bad, would appreciate if I could unsee it. I’m always reading multiple books, haha, I’m reading four right now.
You finished Hush Hush?! What happened with the war? Should I just finish the last 80 pages? (Why do I have FOMO now?! ?)
Veronika @ Wordy and Whimsical
I honest to god don’t remember haha, I read it ages ago – AND I actually liked it at first. *hides*
No, it’s fine!! If I had read it when I was younger I probably would have loved it too!! ??
Destiny @ Howling Libraries
Ahhh, I love these answers. Especially:
W O R D
We stan Kaz’s foresight forever
???? SO TRUE THOUGH!!