2017 Reading Survey


How many books did you read? Did you meet your goal? 128. I bypassed my goal.
Most read genre? m/m romance
Longest and shortest books you read. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire & Getting Hitched
Favorite book published in 2017? Tate by Ella Frank it was a beautiful ending to the story.
Favorite debut book in 2017? One Us is Lying Karen McManus
Favorite book not published this year? Crossroad by Riley Hart
A book that lived up to the hype. The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
A book that did NOT live up to the hype. Honor Girl
Book that felt like the biggest accomplishment? Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I never thought I would get through this book but I finally di it this year.
Favorite character. Logan from the temptation series. He is just humorous and straight to the point that I simply loved him.
Least favorite character. the grownups in Honor Girl
Most shocking book/moment. Hunted by Megan Spooner.
Favourite couple/OTP. Eve Dallas and Roarke from the in death series
The best written book you read this year. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Book that you pushed the most people to read in 2016. Him by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Favorite  book cover of the year. Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
Favorite adaptation. Wonder
What book made you cry the most? The Others by Ann Bishop
What book made you laugh the most? Off Campus by Elle Kennedy
A new favorite author you discovered this year. Jenn Bennett
Guilty pleasure read of the year. Darker by EL. James
Favorite book you re-read this year. The Prisoner of Azkaban
Were you happy with your reading year? What will you do different in 2018? My best year yet and hoping that I’ll get another great reading month.

Book Tag: How I Choose My Books


I was looking up some bookish tags and found this one so here is the How I Choose My Books Tag enjoy..

1-Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book? Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

2-Thin of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but why did you read it in the first place? One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

3-Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick up a book at random. How did you discover this book? I don’t have bookshelves or my books so I can’t really choose one.

4-Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it. Dearest Clementine by Lex Martin. A friend on Goodreads finished this book then recommended to me. It was .99 cent so I got it and was totally addicted to it. I actually need to reread it soon because I just remember really enjoying it and not much else.

5-Pick a book that you discovered through YouTube/ book blogs. Did it live up to the hype? I have two for these because I have a disliked and one I love one so here we go.

Loved Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo which I’ve been putting off because I didn’t want to be disappointed and yet ended up loving and reading the second book right after.

Disliked Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins. If you watch BookTube on the regular than you know who the booksplosion group is. Well they choose this book and I wanted to participate and ended up hating it.

6-Find a book on your shelves or e-reader  with a one-word title. What drew you to this book? Enclave by Ann Aguirre I was drawn to this book because I just finished another zombie book and was in the mood for more.

7-What book did you discover through a film/ tv adaption? Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion I watched the movie multiple times before I even realized there was a book. Which is so much better than the movie less romance based and more of the zombies vs. the people.

8-Think of your all-time favorite book(s). When did you read these and why did you pick them in the first place. Is this even a question because I’ve talked about this series all the time. The 45th book comes out in  September and that’s the In Death series by J.D. Robb. 45 books not including the novellas yeah am addicted. I discover this series from one of those if you like this then try this type of situation.

So hope you learned a little about how I choose book where in honesty its always a guessing game. If you really want to know how I choose books its kind of like try a chapter except sometimes I go through a lot of books before finding one. Even then I haven’t been good at finishing them.

So yeah let me know how you choose books in the comments below and I’ll try and blog again soon.

Book Tag: Jingle Bells


I haven’t done a tag in a good while. Plus this is to get into the Christmas spirit since its next week. So hope you enjoy my rumbles to the answers provide toward this.

all I want for Christmas is you.. What book do you want to see under the Christmas tree?

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the book set of Six of Crows. Though my family haven’t brought me books in forever.

2.Simply having a wonderful Christmas time… want book that you have read this year have you enjoyed the most?

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 I didnt think I would like these book and so glad it I was wrong. Now I’ve became kind of obsessed.

3.it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… which book has the most festive look to it?

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You can not tell me that this beautiful cover doesn’t remind you of a winter wonderland.

4. elf…what book unleashed your inner child? alcatraz series by Brandon Sanderson. I started the first two books and love how childish these books are. I need to continue on this series soon.

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5. the Grinch..your favorite villain? is there really a favorite villain. because if that true i guess mine would be Levanna. She makes me want her death sooner than later.

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6.the holiday..name your favorite two couples..

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Tucker and Clara from the Unearthly series.

Roake and Eve from the in death series.

These two are my top OTPs and everyone should read to understand my love for them.

7. What book would you like to give as a present to your followers?

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 My favorite books with beautiful covers.

So yeah I got a tag done and probably do more Christmas themed for the rest of December we shall see. Hope you enjoy this and can agree with my choices. Then let me know how you may answer these questions.

Pokémon Go Book Tag


Creator: Read At Midnight

So to celebrate the fact that the #READTHEMALLTHON starts tomorrow here’s a tag that goes along with the Pokemon theme. Here we go:

STARTER: the book that started your love of reading. I’ve always had a love of books since I was a kid. So trying to pick one book is super hard and makes my head hurt.

PIKACHU: and ironic classic that you’ll always love. While most people will say Harry Potter my is Little Women. I remember this being one of the first book I’ve read by myself so I could watch the movie.

ZUBAT: a book you lost interest in because its literally everywhere. Ever book every. Throne of Glass, and The Red Queen are to of my top choices.

DITTO: a book that reminds you of other books (tropes) but you still love anyway. Passenger and Ruby Red they have similar time traveling storylines.

SNORLAX: a book/series you have not started because of sheer size. the Bone Season is just a big book and through I’ve heard good things about it the size turns me off.

GENGAR: a book that kept you up at night. The Ask and the Answer and The Queen of the Tearling was two current reads that this happened to me.

NIDOKING/QUEEN: your bookish OTP. I love my OTPs my top one is Clara and Tucker from Unearthly.

RAPIDASH: a fire-hot, fast paced read. All Souls series by Deborah Harkness I finished those books right after the other.

EEVEE: series you’ll never get tired of seeing spin-offs for. I just want a series where my favorite side character’s  get there own stories.

MAGIKARP: a book/series that was surprisingly awesome. The Lunar Chronicles even though I haven’t finished the last book. I didn’t like Cinder and wasn’t sure I wanted to continue but so glad I did.

LEGENDARY: an overhyped series you’re still excited to read. I want to give a Court of Throne and Roses a chance since I love my retellings.

MEW & MEWTWO: a collectors edition you wish you owned. I want the Six of Crow box set because of the color pages.

POKE-EGG: a debut novel you’re excited for. Heartless because its a retelling and Marissa Meyer. Yes please.

LURE MODULE: an auto-buy author. Morgan Matson I have read all her books and can’t wait to see what else she writes.

SERVER’S DOWN: a book release you’ve been waiting on forever. Its funny I couldn’t wait for Forever Doon even though I haven’t finished second book yet. I just wanted them all together.

TAG:The Sims Book Tag


Creator: Hails Hearts Nyc

I loved the Sim and played 1-3 before losing them and my computer not being able to work it right. So though I haven’t played the game in years. Sims will always have a special part in my heart. Anyway now done with memory lane here are the answers to some very Sim like questions.

1. The original Sims: the best author debut. Legend by Marie Lu I loved this book and though I haven’t read  past Legend I still remember how much I enjoyed it.

2. The grim reaper: the saddest character death. My Sister’s Keeper has one of the saddest ending. Oh and its not the movie ending if you want the true ending that Jodi Picoult wrote then read the book. Its still heartbreaking as hell.

3. Sims getting stuck: a character that just got in the way. Christian from the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand. He bugged me because he doesn’t take hints very well and wouldn’t leave Clara alone.
4. Simlish: a book with amazing writing. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a beauty touching story told by Death during WW2.

5. Expansion packs: a series where the books kept on getting better. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. For I didn’t like Cinder and couldn’t decide if I want to keep reading or not. So glad I did even if I haven’t finished Winter yet.
6. Sims romance: the worst case of insta love. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi I hated how Adam and Juliette relationship was in this first book. It was annoying to see how they were so in love when they just meet.
7. Cheats: a book that was entirely unrealistic. The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Her life could not be that predictable and repeating like it is in each book.
8. Needs fulfillment: a character who made all the wrong decisions. Sky from Hopeless by Colleen Hoover just kept doing stupid things. She will say one thing and do another and you couldn’t trust her.
9. Error code 12: a series that started off great but went downhill from there. Now before I say which series I just want to say that I love this series. It’s just when it came to the Study trilogy by Maria V. Snyder the other two books didn’t live up to the first one.
10. The Sims vortex: a book/series that completely engrossed you. I actual had three series that I engrossed in days like the Night Huntress by Jeanie Frost, In Death by J.D. Robb,  and Shadowfalls series by C.C. Hunter. I don’t read series right after the other but I feel in love enough to continue.

So what did everyone think and what would be your answer for series that started off good but went downhill. Plus which book was unrealistic to you while reading. Let me know in the comments I would love to know.

Book Tag: Intergalactic Book Tag


1. Space: Name a book that is out of this world – that takes place in a world different from our own. The Martian by Andy Weir

2. Black Hole: Name a book that completely sucked you in. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

3. Lightspeed: Name a book you are anticipating so much that you wish you could travel at lightspeed to get to it. Everything Everything by Morgan Matson 

4. Nebula: Name a book with a beautiful cover. Newsouls trilogy by Jodi Meadows

5. Multiverse: Name a companion set or spinoff series you love. Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

6. Gravity: Name your favorite romantic pairing that seems to have gravitational pull to each other. Roarke and Eve Dallas from In Death by J.D. Robb for life.

7. The Big Bang: Name the book that got you started on reading.  Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

8. Asteroid: Name a short story or novella that you love. The Iron Fey novellas by Julie Kagawa

9. Galaxy: Name a book with multiple POVs. The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

10. Spaceship: Name a book title that would be a great name for a spaceship. Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Hamilton Book Tag


Creator: Maureenkeavy

I love the musical thanks to my brother and friend. And when I seen there is a tag I knew I was going to do it. So see me struggle through these questions. FYI if you haven’t to the musical you should the music is so good and addicting.

THE QUESTIONS:
1. The Room Where It Happens: Book world you would put yourself in. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephaine Perkins. 
2. The Schuyler Sisters: Underrated Female Character. Peabody from J.D. Robb.
3. My Shot: A character that goes after what they want and doesn’t let anything stop them. Celaena from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.
4. Stay Alive: A character you wish was still alive [warn for spoilers!] forever and ever I’ll say the knife of never letting go by Patrick Ness. 
5. Burn: The most heartbreaking end to a relationship you’ve ever read [warn for spoilers!] the end of Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
6. You’ll Be Back: Sassiest villain. Levanna from the Lunar Chronicles by Merissa Meyers. 
7. The Reynolds Pamphlet – A book with a twist that you didn’t see coming [warn for spoilers!] Sea of Shadow by Kelley Armstrong 
8. Non-stop: A series you marathoned. Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter 
9. Satisfied: Favorite book with multiple POVs. The Lunar Chronicles by Merissa Meyer.
10. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: A book/series you feel like will be remembered throughout history. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

BONUS QUESTIONS:
1. Helpless: A relationship you were pulling for from the very start. Tucker and Clara from the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand. 
2. Ten Duel Commandments: Favorite fight scene. 
3. Say No To This: Guilty pleasure read. 50 shades trilogy by El James
4. What Comes Next: A series you wish had more books. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi I need another ending.
5. Right Hand Man – Favorite BROTP. Will and Jem from the Infernal Device by Cassandra Clare
6. What’d I Miss: A book or series you were late to reading. All of them. 

Don’t know why I do this for the fact that I always struggle for answer but I have a new love for the musical so I decide to do this tag.

Time of Day Book Tag


Created by: ChrisToria2027

1. Time to wake up: a book that opened your eyes to a genre you didn’t previously read. Rot and Ruin by Johathan Maberry. It was my first zombie like book and feel in love. 

2. No time for breakfast: a book that has been sitting on your shelf for ages. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons. I have had this book since I started collecting book. 

3. Time to travel to work: a book you read while traveling. I got through two in death audiobooks on a trip from New York to Virginia.  

4.You’ve had a hard time at work: a book you struggled to get through. Daughter of smoke and Bones I still haven’t finished that book and it’s taking me months to do so. 

5.Lunch time: a quick and easy read. Anna and the French kiss by Stephaine Perkins. All those books are quick cute contemporaries. 

6. Time for your performance review: a book you brought because of a review you read/watched. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. There is a lot of hype around this and now want to read it.  

7. Time to travel home: a book that follows a character on some kind of journey. Hobbit is all about the traveling bare foot and food. 

8. Dinner time and conversation: a book you don’t hear people talk about much, but you loved. I don’t know 

9. Time to zone out in front of the tv: your favortie book that has been turned into a movie or tv show. I loved Fault in Our Stars by John Green. The movie made me cry. 

10. Bedtime: the book that is currently on your nightstand. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Not far in it for am in a in and out reading mood. 

11.Night time: a book you couldn’t put down so you stayed up way to late reading it. On the Fence by Kasie West. I love her books and finishing them in one night with no sleep. 

There you go that was Time of Day Book Tag. If you didn’t know ChrisToria2027 are booktubers couples. Life goals. 

Disney Princess Book Tag


This is an old tag however since I don’t usually do tags I decided to pick a some what easy one. However I still had to think a bit on these so enjoy.

Snow White: Name a favorite classic romance.

why is this a repeat question for Snow White and Aurora. So instead I will name the my favorite couple every and I need to reread it soon. The Bride by Julie Garwood its set in Scotland with two hardheaded people trying not to fall in love.

Cinderella: Name a book that kept you reading past your bedtime.

So pretty much all of them. In these case I will say The Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong. I loved the whole story and how much action happened separately to the sisters.

Aurora: Name your favorite classic romance.

I haven’t read the books however the movie Pride and Prejudice I love the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth. I mean who doesn’t love how there relationship went from hate to love.

Ariel: Name a book that’s about sacrifices and fighting for your dreams.

The Winner Curse by Marie Rutkoski I believe that Krestel made plenty of sacrifices in the first book. And since there is two more books I believe she’ll make more in the next ones.

Belle: Name a book with a smart independent female character.

Eve Dallas in the In Death series. She is a strong women and has a hard time asking for help. Though  Eve has proven that she can take care of herself.

Jasmine: Name a book whose character challenges the social conventions of their world.

Ana from the Newsouls trilogy by Jodi Meadows. She was the first newsoul among old ones. So she had to fight since day one. However its beautiful to see Ana’s process throughout the books, and how she stand up for herself and the other newsouls.

Pocahontas: Name a book whose ending was a roller coaster of emotion.

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken because though the first part wasn’t exciting the ending made up for it. In cliffhanger form. Now I really want to know how she is going to take that ending and continue it in the next book.

Mulan: Name a book featuring war or battle.

His fair assassin by Robin LaFevers. Love how’s there’s war, battles, backstabbing and of course assassination. These books are so much fun and I really need to read the last book to know how it wrapped up.

Tiana: Name a book featuring a hardworking, self-made character.

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd. Juliet Moreau has lost everything and has to live with a bad family rep. So now Juliet has to survive in London by herself.

Rapunzel: Name a book featuring an artist.

Fall with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Roxanne is a painter who also works at a bar. Plus me wishing that I had her confidence and talent in painting.

Merida: Name a book with a mother- daughter relationship.

Wings by Aprilynne Pike Laurel and her mother are really close and though Laurel is different plus not her own. Her mother really loves her.

Ana and Elsa: Name a book that features a great relationship between siblings.

Doon by Casey Corp and Lorie Langdon Mackenna and Veronica are technology not blood but love each other like they do. They made Doon for me more than the romance and I think them for it.

So this is me and which books go with each question. I need to find more tags because they are fun. Even though they do give me some stressful moments. Thanks for reading until tomorrow.

2015 End of Year Book Survey


 

2015 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 67
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: YA

               BEST IN BOOKS

1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
(If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2015 release vs. backlist)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Dearest Clementine Lex Martin

The Martian by Andy Weir

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

In Death series by J.D. Robb (1-23)

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2015?

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2015?

My mom asked so these are some of the books she read from my bookshelves. The Mara Dyer trilogy, if I stay duo, poison study trilogy, and Outlander.

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

Maria V. Snyder

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

In Death series is a romance/crime

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

The Winners Curse by Marie Rutkoski. So that I can remember for the other two.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

Andrew from The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

On the Fence by Kasie West.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?

Not A Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis.

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?

Defiance by C.J. Redwine

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?

“am pretty much fucked”-and lots more from The Martian by Andy Weir.

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

shortest: Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi

longest: Cress by Marissa Meyer

17. Book That Shocked You The Most
(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

Visions in Death by J.D. Robb

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

Eve and Roarke from the In Death series

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Vee and Kenna from the Doon series

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

Dearest Clementine by Lex Martin

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?

Frank from Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

haven’t read any

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

The Luna Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

On the Fence by Kasie West

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?

Not a Drop to Drink

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Up from the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

The Winner Curse by Marie Rutkoski

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

The Luna Chronicles by Marissa Meyer for the Queen.

YOUR BLOGGING/BOOKISH LIFE

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?

No new ones but Paper Fury, Heart Full of Books, Falling Down the Book Hole, and Alex in Bookland. Are some of my favorites.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?

The Martin by Andy Weir

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

Confession: I Rage While I Read

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

didn’t get to that this year.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?

When I kept up to my blogging

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

Bout of Books 13 post

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

all of them would be nice.

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

Amazon Marketplace and Book Outlet did not help my TBR pile.

10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

No but I will try more this coming year.

               LOOKING AHEAD

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine (its a book about books why wouldn’t I)

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?

First by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

P.S. I Like You Kasie West

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?

Forever Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon

Roses and Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?

To make a schedule to put out more post

6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

have not read any yet