My Year of Reading | 2019

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This was a really great reading year for me. The past two years, I’ve averaged around 30ish books but this year, I finished my reading challenge and read more than I was planning!

Here are some of my stats:

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Here are all the books I read this year:

  • Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
  • Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh [REVIEW]
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama [REVIEW]
  • Saga vol. 9 [REVIEW]
  • This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins [REVIEW]
  • Again, But Better by Christine Riccio [REVIEW]
  • What Makes Girls Sick and Tired [REVIEW]
  • City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
  • Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid [REVIEW]
  • Where I End & You Begin by Preston North [REVIEW]
  • the Great Alone by Kristin Hannah [REVIEW]
  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
  • We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar [REVIEW]
  • the Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
  • Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
  • When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri
  • Anne Frank’s Diary: the Graphic Adaptation
  • Book Love by Debbie Tung
  • Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune by Roselle Lim
  • She Must be Mad by Charly Cox
  • Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  • Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
  • Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina vol. 1
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren [REVIEW]
  • Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
  • My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell [REVIEW]
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom by Sylvia Plath
  • Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky [REVIEW]
  • If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood [REVIEW]
  • Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
  • Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
  • Why I March
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  • Carrie by Stephen King
  • The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  • Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer [REVIEW]
  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  • To Drink Coffee with a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: the Illustrated Edition
  • Generation Friends by Saul Austerlitz
  • Opal by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition
  • Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini
  • Love Com vol. 1 by Aya Nakahara
  • Frankly in Love by David Yoon
  • The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • No One is too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thungberg

How many books did you read this year?

 

 

 

Find any of these at your local bookstore!

 

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WWW Wednesday | September 18th

This is essentially a tag created by Taking on a World of Words! You just answer the three W’s:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

So, let’s get into it!

  • What are you currently reading?

Right now, I’m currently reading Nevernight by Jay Kristoff! Everyone seemed to be reading it so I wanted to join in on the fun. My audiobook pick right now The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas!

  • What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished the Testaments by Margaret Atwood and I loved it! I ended up giving it five out of five stars.

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  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Hopefully, Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff!

Autumn/Fall Book Tag 🍂

Rules should you choose to accept this tag… 🍂

  • Thank the lovely person who tagged you
  • Please link back to Bionic Book Worm, as the creator of this tag!! She wants to see your answers!!
  • Use the graphics – if you want 🙂 (like me, as they’re amazing)
  • Have fun!

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Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks! I just read this not long ago and it felt like a breath of fresh air. Truly a lovely graphic novel set during the Fall. You can find my review for it here.

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Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky literally blew me away. I was left SPEECHLESS after reading this book. It’s not my usual type of read but wow, it was worth it! It’s not out yet and I’ll have a review for it soon. It was genuinely so fun to read and it was full of twists and turns. I have a mini review of it on Instagram here!

Am I allowed to say Pumpkinheads twice? Because it’s Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks. JUST READ IT ALREADY!

34810320. sy475  Sadie by Courtney Summers! I read this book last month and it was so good. I listened to the audiobook and I’ve never loved an audiobook experience more. It has an entire cast that reads and since part of this book is a podcast, they recreated the podcast! It’s by far the most entertaining audiobook I’ve ever read and I think anyone would enjoy listening to it. I got it through my library but I’m sure it’s on Audible or Scribd as well!

 

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab! This is the finale to the Shades of Magic trilogy and it was insane. I want to re-read these books already because I love them so much. This book was one of the best finales I’ve ever read, I swear. There was absolutely nothing disappointing about it. If you’re looking for an amazing, well-rounded Fantasy series, definitely check these books out!

I am so excited to finally get my heads on Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell. I’ve been waiting for this book since the moment I finished Carry On. It wasn’t even announced that there was a sequel but I was waiting for it anyway because I loved it so much. It comes out SO soon (a week from today!) and I am so ready. I’ll be disappearing off the internet on it’s release date just to devour it completely.

 

 

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the “Lover” Book Tag

I have no idea if someone has already done this. I tried to check but didn’t see anything. So, here it is! A book tag based on Taylor Swift’s new album, Lover! If you end up doing this tag, please tag me. I want to see your answers!

Here are questions with no answers:

  1. I Forgot That You Existed ↠ What’s a book you wish you forgot?
  2. Cruel Summer ↠ What’s your favorite book set during the summer?
  3. Lover ↠ What’s your favorite romance trope?
  4. The Man ↠  Who’s your favorite feminist character?
  5. The Archer ↠ Since this song discusses being imperfect, what’s an imperfect book you love?
  6. I Think He Knows ↠  What character do you know very well?
  7. Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince ↠ Favorite book set in high school?
  8. Paper Rings ↠ What bookish OTP you want to get married?
  9. Cornelia Street ↠ What’s a book set near or where you live?
  10. Death by a Thousand Cuts ↠ Who’s your favorite character who’s been through a lot?
  11. London Boy ↠ Listen, I can’t help it. Who’s your favorite British character?
  12. Soon You’ll Get Better ft. the Dixie Chicks What’s a book that’s made you incredibly sad?
  13. False God ↠  Since this song talks about her relationship being greater than them, name your ALL TIME favorite book?
  14. You Need to Calm Down ↠ What’s your favorite LGBT+ book?
  15. Afterglow ↠ What’s a book you think you rated too harshly the first time you read it?
  16. ME! ↠ What’s your favorite uplifting book?
  17. It’s Nice to Have a Friend ↠ What bookish character do you wish was your best friend?
  18. Daylight ↠ Since this song is already underrated, what’s your favorite underrated book?

And now for my answers:

Continue reading the “Lover” Book Tag

Mid Year Book Freakout TAG

We’re already half way through the year! I’ve read 21 books so far this year. I’ve been quite satisfied with the books I’ve been reading which is exciting. Here’s a little tag to talk about all the books I’ve read 🙂

 

1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2019?

I’m gonna have to give this one to Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid! I really loved this book and how it was written. It’s different from what I usually read but I think that’s what makes it so good. I’m so excited for the adaptation! I have a review for it here.

 

2. Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2019?

Saga Vol. 9 was SO amazing. I am highly anticipating the next Saga release even though it won’t be for a while. I can’t believe they decided to go on hiatus after that ending! I have a mini review here.

 

3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To?

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff! I recently bought it and everyone has been talking about it so I’m so excited to finally get around to it.

 

4. Most Anticipated Release For Second Half of 2019?

  • Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  • Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks

  

5. Biggest Disappointment?

It’s probably Vengeful by V.E. Schwab. I really enjoyed Vicious but I wasn’t really a fan of this sequel. It was just okay. I love V.E. Schwab so much and I can’t believe there’s a book by her that I didn’t quite enjoy.

 

6. Biggest Surprise? 

the Great Alone by Kristin Hannah honestly might make my top five for this year. I didn’t know what to expect going into this book but it really stuck with me.

 

7. Favourite New Author?

Helene Dunbar! I recently read We Are Lost and Found by her and I absolutely LOVED it. I’ll have a review for it soon!

 

8. Newest Fictional Crush?

Kel from A Darker Shade of Magic. It’s not necessarily new but I love him SO much. Also, Holland.

 

9. Newest Favourite Character?

Would it be weird to say Eli from Vicious? I really like his character!

 

10. Book That Made You Cry?

We Are Lost & Found by Helene Dunbar! I cried so hard at the end of this book.

 

11. Book That Made You Happy?

Book Love by Debbie Tung. It was literally the cutest thing I’ve read all year

 

12. Favourite Book To Movie Adaptation You Saw This Year?

I actually haven’t seen one yet!

 

13. Favourite Review You’ve Written This Year?

I’ve never thought of a favorite review but maybe Daisy Jones & the Six?

 

14. Most Beautiful Book You Bought So Far This Year?

I pre-ordered Pumpkin Heads and I already know it’s the prettiest book I own.

 

15. What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of The Year?

Too many. Too many.

 

the Breakfast Club Book Tag

I found this tag over at the Bibliophagist‘s blog but it was originally created by Bibliomaniac Bookworm! Thank you to both for letting me find this insanely cute tag. 🙂

  • the Princess ➵ a book that is very popular and pretty on the outside, but you thought was uninteresting on the inside.

I recently read Autoboyography by Christina Lauren and I just don’t understand the hype. I wish I liked it more but it fell so flat for me. I hated the love interest and I thought the bi rep was questionable. The cover is beautiful, though.

  • the Criminal ➵ a book that looks/sounds rough and bad, but ended up completely stealing your heart.

a Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab doesn’t seem like a bad book but it was intimidating at the time. It’s my favorite series now, though.

  • the Brain ➵ a book that made you think.

I would have to say Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. I thought about this book for days after I read it. I think it was the last book to have such an affect on me. I have a review for it here.

  • the Basket Case ➵ a book that people would call you crazy for reading.

I think maybe Priory of the Orange Tree by Samatha Shannon? I’m waiting for the paperback to come out but whenever I talk about wanting to read this book, people always mention the size of it and are surprised.

 

I tag whoever else wants to do it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMPTY VERSION:

the Princess ➵ a book that is very popular and pretty on the outside, but you thought was uninteresting on the inside.

the Criminal ➵ a book that looks/sounds rough and bad, but ended up completely stealing your heart.

the Brain ➵ a book that made you think.

the Basket Case ➵ a book that people would call you crazy for reading.