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