Thanksgiving Feast Book Tag || Happy Thanksgiving!

I came across this tag over at Elley the Book Otter page and thought lets do this! So here’s the Thanksgiving Feast Book Tag!

Turkey: The centerpiece of any Thanksgiving Feast, but it’s always dry and actually isn’t that great… – A book that everyone likes, for some reason that completely escapes you.

You by Caroline Kepnes. I’ve tried to read this book a couple of times now, and I just can’t seem to get into it. I think this one is just not for me. (Also, I haven’t watched the show yet, but I do want to check it out)

Stuffing: Warm and filling, and best when smothered with gravy – A comfort read.

For me, this would be the Shadowhunter books by Cassandra Clare! At this point I’ve reread them multiple times(at least The Mortal Instruments), and I still feel like I’m finding things that I missed. And each time, I get sucked back into the world!

Potatoes: Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew – A book that’s great in any format – hardcover, digital, audio…

I believe the A Good Girls Guide to Murder books by Holly Jackson are perfect in any format! I’ve read the first two books, three ways. I listen to the audiobook for both, while reading the hardcover for the first book, and the ebook for the second! I enjoyed them each way.

Green Bean Casserole: the obligatory side dish that you have to have… whether you want it for not. – A book that you were obligated to read (for school, for a book club, because it was a gift…)

There were a lot of books that I had to read for school that I didn’t enjoy, but they’re also some that I did. So I thought I’d share one that I did enjoy. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. I will admit, it has been awhile since I’ve read this, but I remember being so surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. I do wonder if I were to reread this, what I would think of it now.

Jello Salad: Look, this is dessert, how on earth does jello with bits of fruit and marshmallows and whipped cream get classified as ANY sort of salad? – A book that is really bizarre.

I honestly can’t think of a really bizarre book that I’ve read off the top of my head…hmm…

Cranberries: Do you serve real cranberries, or canned cranberry jelly? A book that is highly divisive – and you have strong opinions about it.

I’m going to have to steal her answer and say Twilight! It gets a lot of flack, and I really don’t think it deserves it. Of course it has it’s flaws, but I think it’s a series that will always be important to people!

Pie: Whether it’s pumpkin, apple, pecan, or French silk, it’s not Thanksgiving without pie – A book you can’t live without.

I’m going to have to repeat an answer and go with the Shadowhunter series as a whole. I’ve been reading these books for a very long time, and I just can’t imagine what it be like to not have this series, and these characters! I absolutely love this series!

November “TBR”

So this past week I’ve been in this mood where everything I pick up is just not grabbing my attention. Even if it’s a book I know I’ll enjoy, I just can’t seem to focus. Usually I keep trying until I find something that does, or I just ride it out until I’m back in the reading mood. So this is a very short and simple TBR. And who knows if I’ll even get to it!

I’ve put two books on my TBR list for this month, and considering this weird reading mood that I’m in, we’ll see how it goes.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon || Wrap-Up

Another readathon over. As always, I had a lot of fun participating in this one!

This time, it was a very laid back readathon for me.

I started with everyone’s an aliebn when ur an aliebn too by Jomny Sun. It was a fun and definitely thought provoking read.

I then picked up The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee. This is a novella set inbetween books one and two of the Montague Siblings series. I had the absolute best time reading this story! I found myself laughing so much!

Lastly, I started Final Girls by Riley Sager. I got about 30 pages into this one before I called it a night. I’m definitely intrigued by this story so far, but I think I’m going to wait to continue until I can get the audiobook for this. I think the audiobook may be the way to go for this! (Currently on hold at the library)

And that’s it! Did you participate in this readathon? What did you read?

Currently Reading

The Anthropocene Reviewed is John Green’s recent book. It’s a nonfiction novel, which is not what I normally read, but I do enjoy his novels and have heard really good things about this one. I figured why not give it a shot. I’m almost finished with this one, and am happy to say that I am liking it!

I’m also reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and am enjoying this story SO MUCH! At this moment, I’m absolutely loving it and can’t wait to see where it goes!

What are you reading at the moment?

Want To Read || September 2021

A few books that I really want to get to this month!

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

I’ve had this on my TBR for quite some time now and I’m in the mood to read this type of story! So I’m hoping to get to it this month!

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

This is not a genre that I read a lot from. But I do enjoy John Green works. And I’ve heard good things about this one! I’m hoping to get the audiobook from my library!

Heartstopper Volume 1 by Alice Oseman (reread)

This is a reread for me. I read the first two volumes earlier this year and absolutely loved them. My library FINALLY got volume three in, so I plan to reread the first two volumes again!

Currently Reading

Come on, Bayview, you know you’ve missed this.

A ton of copycat gossip apps have popped up since Simon died, but in the year since the Bayview four were cleared of his shocking death, no one’s been able to fill the gossip void quite like he could. The problem is no one has the facts.

Until now. This time it’s not an app, though—it’s a game. Truth or Dare.

Phoebe’s the first target. If you choose not to play, it’s a truth. And hers is dark.Then comes Maeve and she should know better—always choose the dare. But by the time Knox is about to be tagged, things have gotten dangerous. The dares have become deadly, and if Maeve learned anything from Bronwyn last year, it’s that they can’t count on the police for help. Or protection.

Simon’s gone, but someone’s determined to keep his legacy at Bayview High alive. And this time, there’s a whole new set of rules.

GoodReads

Dewey’s Reverse Readathon Wrap Up

Dewey’s 24 Reverse Readathon is over and I feel very happy with myself. I was able to read two books and had a lot of fun participating in sprints, and seeing people’s updates online.

I started the readathon with Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin Van Whye. I thought this would be a fun and quick read for this readathon and I was right! I was really enjoying this one.

I decided to change it up and pick up an audiobook. I went with Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll because I also had a physical copy of this so I could follow along. I got about 40 pages into this and was just not feeling it so I put it down. I still wanted an audiobook so I jumped onto Libby and chose Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. This was a good choice. It was quick, but also very engaging!

The next day I spent the rest of the readathon finishing Date Me, Bryson Keller.

Overall, I completed two books, a total of 642 pages in 24 hours. I’m happy with that! It was a fun and relaxing readathon and I’m excited for the next one!

Did you participate in the Reverse Readathon? If so, how did you do?

Reverse Readathon 2021

It’s Dewey’s Reverse Readthon this weekend, so I figured why the hell not join in? So a 24 hour readathon will be happening on Friday August 6th at 8pm EST to Saturday August 7th 8pm EST! Check out Dewey’s website for more information and to find out what time the readathon starts for you!

Honestly, I’m not sure what I want to read at the moment. I’m kind of in the thriller mood, but also a romance mood. I also have a couple library books on my kindle that I need to get to as well! So honestly, we’ll see what the mood is for the weekend! As of now some options include:

  • Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
  • Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin Van Whye
  • Final Girls by Riley Sager
  • There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  • Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo

What do you guys plan to read?

Romance Books To Read This Summer

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

I recently read Red, White & Royal Blue by this author and really enjoyed it. So I’ve been wanting to read another story by them!

Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

I’ve been hearing nothing but good things about this series, so I’ve been wanting to check it out asap!

Beach Read by Emily Henry

This book has been on my radar for a while now!

Mango Summer by Agay Llanera

Honestly, I haven’t heard of this book before. I just randomly came across it and the synopsis sounds very cute so I decided to add it to my to be read pile!

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

I keep borrowing this book from my library, but never get around to reading it before I have to return it! I hope to get to it this summer!

These are just the romance books I want to get to this summer. I also have a list of other books as well that I will probably share soon! What romance books do you have on your summer list?