It’s been a while since I’ve done a tag, and this one seemed like the perfect way to say goodbye to 2017, especially since I just finished my Goodreads challenge! I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I saw it on kristinkravesbooks‘ site and thought it looked fun, so definitely check out her post! Let’s get started!
1. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
I’m honestly hiding my face in shame right now, because I started A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab over my spring break back in March, put it down to read lighter books during the semester, and then….never picked it back up. I honestly don’t know what’s stopping me because I love this series! Maybe it’s the size? Who knows, all I know is that I need to stop making excuses and just finish it already! My goal is to finish it over winter break before the end of 2017, but who knows!
I am a huge fan of fairy tales. I love reading different versions of each story, and learning about the cultures they came from and how they were passed down. I even took a class on them last semester! I just think they’re really fun and interesting, and I love seeing different adaptations and retellings of them. Disney movies, more subtle adaptations, I love them all! Retellings have been big in YA the past few years, and I have been loving it! There are so many creative way authors have expanded on classic stories, but I feel like there are still so many more that we are missing out on in the retellings department. Obviously, I don’t want a word-for-word retelling with the characters aged up or anything, I just think these stories leave so much room for expansion and creative retellings. And retellings don’t always have to be fantasy-based, some of my favorite retellings are contemporary!
(Side note: if there are YA retellings for these stories that I don’t mention, it means I probably don’t know about them so PLEASE tell me about them in the comments! I would love to read retellings of all of these tales!)
Hi everyone! I hope you’re all having a good week. College has been hectic for me, and I apologize for my sporadic posting. I’ve been looking for an excuse to do this tag for ages, and now that Taylor is releasing new music, I’ve decided to celebrate by finally posting this! Let’s get started!
Fall is pretty much the best time of year for book releases. There always are new books out that I want to read almost ever week each fall! I truly cannot believe that I’m already making this post – It feels like summer just started! However, fall coming means we are that much closer to the releases of these amazing books. My list is only going to include books that I haven’t read yet or don’t have ARCs of yet (because I was lucky enough to acquire many of my most anticipated fall releases at Bookcon or through trading!), otherwise it would include ones like Warcross by Marie Lu, They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera, Follow Me by Sara Shephard, and other fall releases that I was lucky enough to get to read early! In order of release date, here are my Top 5 most anticipated Fall 2017 releases:
1. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Release Date: September 19th, 2017
What it’s about (from Goodreads): Viv’s mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.
I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this book. It sounds like a fun, feminist story about girls fighting back which is right up my alley. I’ve been wanting to read it for ages, and I’m so excited for it to finally be released!
I wasn’t tagged in this, but I saw it on bibliojessi‘s blog a few weeks ago and thought it would be fun to do to delay packing for moving back to school, lol. Definitely go check out her post, she has some great answers! This tag was created by Emmmabooks on Youtube. Now let’s get to it:
1. Totally should’ve gotten a sequel
I will forever be salty that The Host by Stephanie Meyer never got a sequel. I know she was going to write one at one point but I think she stopped, because I haven’t heard anything about it in ages. This book was so good and I’m always gonna be wanting a sequel.
I’m sure everyone here has had the experience of finishing a book series and still wanting more. Even if the ending is satisfying, it’s hard to let that world go! However, sometimes, the ending just isn’t satisfying at all and you know that there is so much more room in that world for more stories. The series I’m listing here are ones where the ending didn’t satisfy me, and I know there is realistically room for more. Of course, I may want 80 more Bloodlines books, but I know that’s just not realistic and I was satisfied with the ending. These series left me hanging and desperate for more books that sadly aren’t coming:
I absolutely love Goodreads, so I thought it was finally time for me to do this tag! I wasn’t tagged by anyone but I’ve seen it on so many people’s blogs recently (such as lifeofaliterarynerd and yadaily) so definitely go check out their posts as well. You can find me on Goodreads here & please feel free to add me! I love seeing everyone’s reading updates!
What was the last book you marked as read?
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerry Maniscalco was my most recent read! It’s been a while since I’ve read a mystery novel and this one was everything I wanted it to be and more. I was hesitant to pick it up because of James Patterson’s name on the cover (I’m not a huge fan of his) but thankfully I listened to everyone raving about it and I gave it a shot. I really loved this one!
I am so flattered that Danielle @ Life of a Literary Nerd tagged me in this!! Go check out her blog, it’s fantastic!
WHAT IS THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.
HOW DOES IT WORK:
Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.
A+ on the test: A book or character that makes you smile?
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken never fails to make me smile, I love this book so very much! I have an ebook edition on my phone that I open up and re-read my favorite scenes when I need a pick-me-up or when I’m just stuck somewhere and bored. The characters and road trip vibe are just so great, and this book holds such a special place in my heart.