Happy Monday Storytellers!
I am in deep into the book reading/sneak reading at work (I think my slump is going away!) so while I am reading away and dodging my boss’ eye, I thought it would be fun to give y’all a tag since it’s been a super hot minute since I’ve done one! Thank you so much to Bex @ Becca Leighanne for tagging me in this one forever ago (hoarding is real fam)!
Grab some popcorn, get comfy, and lets do the alphabet!
a | author you’ve read the most books from:
I actually have no clue and Goodreads sucks and removed the most read author data BUT if I sort my read shelf by author it looks like Jennifer L. Armentrout takes the cake with 34 books!
b | best sequel ever:
Hands down its, A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. There is just so much depth both in the characters and in the plot that it is almost genius.
c | currently reading:
Currently trying to get my ARC TBR under control so I’m devouring:
- The Witches Touch by
- All That Compels The Heart by Erin Bowen
- Faking Ms. Right by Claire Kingsley
d | drink of choice while reading:
I typically don’t drink while I read because wow, that a mess waiting to happen. But on the rare chances I do, its totally cranberry-grape juice.
e | e-reader or physical book:
Both! I literally love both so you cannot make me choose!
f | fictional character you would’ve dated in high school:
LMAO, all of them.
g | glad you gave this book a chance:
That Kind of Guy by Talia Hibbert. My lovely friend Destiny recommended this author to me over and over again, but I was hesitant because most (if not all) of her work is told in third person and I have never really had the greatest luck with romance told in that perspective. But I am happy to report that ya girl has been converted and am in love with this author. She is a bop, a queen, and I absolutely need more.
h | hidden gem book:
Is it a hidden gem if I keep yelling about it? I don’t know but This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada needs more hype than what it got and that is the tea.
i | important moment in your reading life:
I think the moment I finally allowed myself to read the books I loved to read in private/secretly (i.e. romance) out in public was probably the most important moment. I felt like it was a step towards me living more of my truth and being completely me instead of keeping on that path where I chose to hide and not be outspoken about the things I love due to not wanting to deal with the judgement and stigma that comes with people finding out you read romance.
j | just finished:
The Lying Hours by Sara Ney! Much entertainment that one brought! You can read my full review here!
k | kind of books you won’t read:
Historical fiction. Even though there are a few (and I mean few) exceptions, I really can’t get into the genre as a whole.
l | longest book you’ve read:
According to Goodreads the longest book I’ve read is Les Miserables by Victor Hugo which sits at a nice 1, 463 pages.
Yeah I’m shocked at High School me too.
m | major book hangover because of:
Well lets start a list shall we?
- The Mortal Coil Series by Emily Suvada
- The A Court of Thrones and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas
- The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
n | number of bookcases you own:
None. Currently in the process of moving so my crappy walmart bookcases were thrown away cause wow were they hella warped and bent, and all my books are now in boxes in a storage unit.
o | one book you’ve read multiple times:
According to Goodreads the book I have re-read the most is a tie between The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata and Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer which both are at 10 re-reads. However, Eclipse does take the cake because I have read that book for a fact 21 times since it’s release to now as GR only recently started up with the re-read feature.
- Eclipse: 21
- WOWAM: 9
p | preferred place to read:
My bed! So much comfy! So many positions!
q | quote that inspires you/gave you all the feels from a book:
I HAVE TOO MANY SO HERE ARE A FEW:
“There is not one of me–I am no single voice in the darkness. I am a chorus. A symphony of code and violence, driving a knife into each of their hearts.”
Emily Suvada, This Cruel Design
“He thinks he’ll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury
“The day my internet was hooked up was better than having a hot guy check out my butt and ask for my phone number.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian
r | reading regret:
Picking up the entire collection of the fallen series by Lauren Kate before reading the first one…and then reading the first one.
So much regret.
s | series you’ve started and need to finish (all books are out):
The Mortal Instrument series/shadowhunter chronicles! I literally own almost all of them, but ya girl is still at the City of Fallen Angels. Truly a time.
t | three of your all time favorite books:
Now you are just wrong for this. HOW CAN I CHOOSE ONLY THREE?!??!
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
- Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
- Elsie’s Impossible Choice by Martha Finley
u | unapologetic fangirl for:
Rhysand and Feyre. Forever will they be endgame.
v | very excited for this release:
Most people would probably be embarrassed to land themselves back in their hometown and working at a pizzeria after an ugly divorce.
It’s home, and I have one last shot to make Wren Daniels see me as more than just her brother’s best friend.
When the opportunity to show her what’s been right in front of her this whole time presents itself, I take it, holding nothing back this time.
Wren thinks we’re pretending, but there’s nothing fake about the way I feel.
After all, she’s always had…a pizza my heart.
Sign my the duck up!
w | worst bookish habits:
I buy more books than I read. I SWEAR I DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM.
x | x marks the spot! start at the top left of your bookshelf and pick the 27th book:
So I don’t have a shelf, and ya girl isn’t at home so we are going to use good ol kindle shelf on my phone….
A fierce young female adventurer battles time itself to claim her destiny in a sweeping new fantasy saga from the author of the Hundredth Queen series.
Everley Donovan is living on borrowed time. The lone survivor of her family’s unexplained assassination, she was saved by an ingeniously crafted clockwork heart. But the time she was given won’t last forever. Now, every tick-tock reminds her how fragile her existence is and hastens her quest to expose Killian Markham, the navy admiral who shattered her world and left her for dead. But Everley’s hunt for justice will be a long and hard-won voyage.
Her journey takes her to a penal colony on a cursed isle, where she will be married off and charged to build the new world. It is here, and beyond, that hidden realms hide, treasures are unearthed, her family secrets are buried, and young love will test the strength of her makeshift heart. When Everley discovers Markham may not be who he seems, her pursuit for truth is bound to his redemption, her tragic history, and her astonishing destiny.
y | your latest book purchase:
I was stressed and they were on sale today on the kindle…I SWEAR I DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM!
z | zzz-snatcher book—last book that kept you up way too late: