Thursday, November 5th 2020

end of the year book tag

  • Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish? Yes. I would like to finish The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. I did not start it that long ago, but I am in a reading slump and am concerned I won’t finish it this year.
  • Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year? Yes. For me, I like to spend a good chunk of the dark half of the year in reflection and reading books on Paganism and Witchcraft. Right now I have two I am reading, Year of the Witch and Utterly Wicked.
  • Is there a new release you’re still waiting for? Nothing comes to mind right away. I was dying to get my hands on The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires but a friend bought it for me and I read it immediately.
  • What are three books you want to read before the end of the year? I would like to read some books that have been on my shelves for some time. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, The Revenant by Michael Punke, and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.
  • Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year? I don’t think so. Right now my top favorites are The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller and Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford.
  • Have you already started making reading plans for 2021? Yes and no. I have not set a goal for next year, but I am trying to come up with a better way to prioritize the books on my TBR.

Wednesday, July 8th 2020


Q: What is the best book that you’ve read so far in 2020?
A: Oof. This is always a hard question. I am going to go with Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert. It was cute, funny and hot at times. I loved it and want to re-read it.

Q: What has been your favorite sequel of the first half of the year?
A: A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare. This one is by far my favorite book in the series. Highly recommend if you like historical romance.

Q: Is there a new release that you haven’t read yet but you’re really excited for?
A: I am dying to get my hands on The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix.

Q: What is your most anticipated release for the second half of the year?
A: Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer. I just saw a little blurb about this book today and I love Marissa Meyer so of course, I really want to read it.

Q: What is your biggest disappointment so far?
A: Witches: The Transformative Power of Women Working Together by Sam George-Allen. It was not what I thought it was and honestly, it was boring.

Q: What is your biggest surprise so far?
A: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. I was intimated by this book. I thought it was going to be super dense and boring. But it was not that at all! I had a hard time putting it down and I was sad when it was over.

Q: What is your favorite new to you or debut author?
A: Christina Lauren. I finally read a book by them, The Unhoneymooners and I loved it. It was so cute!

Q: What is your new favorite character?
A: Chloe Brown from Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert. I can relate to her.

Q: A book that made you cry?
A: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. I got too attached to a character.

Q: A book that made you happy?
A: I mean, all the romance novels that make me giggle make me happy.

Q: What is the most beautiful book that you have bought?
A: I have actually gotten a few middle-grade books this year to read and I love the covers! They are all illustrated and colorful.

Q: What books do you want to read by the end of the year?
A: There are sooo many. But here is a short list: Saving Savannah by Tonya Bolden, Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak, Midnight Chicken by Ella Risbridger, You Should See me in a Crown by Leah Johnson, The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune and We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer.