Chocolate Book Tag

Hey guys. So, I like chocolate just fine, but I wouldn’t say I’m crazy about it. I sometimes feel like I need it, but I’m perfectly fine just eating a couple of small squares ūüėČ . Either way, I was tagged by Daniela @My Name is Daniela and Little Great Reads¬†to do this tag, so thank you girls.

Without further ado, let’s jump into it.


Dark Chocolate: A book with a dark theme/content

I absolutely loved Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie, but as you can predict by the title, this book deals with addiction, and it’s full of dark themes throughout the whole book, and it doesn’t even have a happy HAPPY ending ūüė¶ . I still loved it though.


White Chocolate: A light-hearted/humorous read

Nothing is more humorous than Blake Riley!


Milk Chocolate: A book with a lot of hype that you are dying to read

I’m going with¬†The Upside of Unrequited¬†by¬†Becky Albertalli, because I loved her first book, and I’m dying to read this one as well, and I’ve heard nothing but good things.


A Wafer-Free KitKat: A book that surprised you lately

I wasn’t expecting to enjoy¬†The Butterfly Project¬†by¬†Emma Scott¬†as much as I did. But I loved it.


Chocolate With a Caramel Centre: A book that makes you feel gooey on the inside

THIS ONE! Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde.


Snickers: A book you are going nuts about

I read Trust by¬†Kylie Scott, and I still have this book stuck on my head. I loved it so much. Yeah, it wasn’t perfect, but I just loved the hell out of it, you know?


Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and Marshmallows: A comfort read that you turn to again and again

I’m going with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, because it’s one of my faves and I want to re-read it this year.


Box of Chocolates: A series that has something for everyone

I’m currently reading my 5th book on the Forbidden Men series, but so far, each book was different, and had elements that would please different kinds of romance readers. I’m loving going through this one.


I Tag:

Kat @Life and Other Disasters
Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much
Daniela @Daniela’s Bookshelf
Hannah @Mortal Reader
Sara @Freadom Library
Deanna @A Novel Glimpse 

Mid-Year Freak Out Tag (2017 Edition)

Hey guys! We’re halfway through the year, which means it’s time for the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag¬†again, eheh! Check here the previous editions, 2015 and 2016.


BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ YET IN 2017

This one is hard this year, but I think Making Faces by Amy Harmon has definitly won my heart. This book was gorgeous and amazing, and I just sobbed like a baby, and stayed up until 5 a.m. to finish it, while crying my eyes out.


BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2016

A sequel that truly took me by surprise was What I Need by J. Daniels. I really liked the whole series, but this book was just amazeballs. I couldn’t get enough of it.


NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO

Oh boy, so many. But I truly want to get to When It’s Real by Erin Watt soon, because I loved The Royals, and I need to read more of this collaboration.


MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR

No many! Fallen Heir by Erin Watt,¬†Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers, #4)¬†by¬†Sarina Bowen Bountiful (True North, #4)¬†by¬†Sarina Bowen, WAGs #3 by Sarina and Elle Kennedy,¬†Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn,¬†The Chase by Elle Kennedy,¬†LEGS by Kelly Siskind, …


BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

I had high hopes for¬†Undeclared¬†(Burnham College #2)¬†by¬†Julianna Keyes, because I had loved the first book so much. Unfortunately, this book was just not what I expected and it didn’t work for me.


BIGGEST SURPRISE

One of my biggest surprises this year so far was¬†Words in Deep Blue¬†by¬†Cath Crowley, I absolutely loved this book, and I wasn’t quite expecting to love it as much as I did. You should all grab a copy of it, and start reading it today!


FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR

        

Hmmm. Jen Wilde?¬†Cath Crowley?¬†Krista and Becca Ritchie?¬†Amy Harmon? … so many…


NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH

Again, so many, especially because I read so many romances, eheh. Either way, I think I’m going with¬†Blake Riley, from Good Boy, because this guy is just amazing, almost too much. And so darn hilarious.


NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER

I still haven’t finished¬†Trust¬†by¬†Kylie Scott, but I’m going with Edie for my new favorite character. This girl is all kinds of awesome. She’s insecure, and snarky and fun, and so herself. I love her.


BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

Nothing made me cry quite like Making Faces by Amy Harmon. I never cried so much while reading a book.


BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde made me beyond happy. This book was AMAZING! Everyone should read it now!


FAVORITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION

Hmmm, I think I only saw one book to film adaptation this year, and it was Everything, Everything, and I do think the movie was very well achieved.


FAVORITE POST YOU HAVE DONE THIS YEAR

I’m skipping this one. I have to admit that I’ve been a bit down about blogging. I haven’t been posting as much, and I haven’t done a discussion in ages…


MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT THIS YEAR

Definitely Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. This cover is GORGEOUS!


WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR

                                              

I want to read¬†Nimona¬†by¬†Noelle Stevenson pretty soon. I have it on my night stand taunting me. I also really want to read¬†With Every Heartbeat¬†(Forbidden Men #4)¬†by¬†Linda Kage, because I’ve been loving this series, and I really need more of it. Another book on my future TBR is¬†Full Tilt¬†(Full Tilt #1)¬†by¬†Emma Scott, because I loved one other book by this author, and I’ve heard good things about this one.


I tag EVERYONE who wants to do this tag, because I need to know how you are all doing so far this reading year ūüôā .

The GoodReads Book Tag

I’m not sure I’ve ever done this tag before, but I was tagged by¬†Katlyn @Everything Under the Sun¬†and I thought it was fun to do it now.


What was the last book you marked as ‚Äúread?‚ÄĚ

The last book I marked as READ was Hot Shot by Kelly Jamieson, and I loved it.


What are you currently reading?

I am reading 4 books at the moment: Noteworthy by Riley Redgate, Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson, Something I Need (xoxo Nashville #1) by Lena Lowe  and Royally Matched by Emma Chase.


What was the last book you marked as TBR?

I don’t usually add books to my TBR on goodreads, but these were some of the last I added, so I just didn’t forget I wanted to read them soon.


What book do you plan to read next?

Next I’m reading¬†Flame in the Mist¬†by¬†Ren√©e Ahdieh and¬†Cheater’s Regret¬†by Rachel Van Dyken.


Do you use the star rating system?

I do! I rate my books from 1 to 5 stars, in 1/2 stars intervals.


Are you doing the 2017 Reading Challenge?

I sure am! I set the goal for 150 books, and I’m over half of it, and 23 books ahead of schedule. ūüėÄ


Do you have a wishlist?

I don’t have a wishlist on goodreads, but I’m showing here the last 4 books I’ve added to my shopping cart on Book Depository.


What book do you plan to buy next?

See the picture above? Yeah, so those 4 books are my priority at this moment. The first one I’ll buy will probably be Becky’s book.


Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.

¬†¬†I’m actually going to share a few quotes from Making Faces, which I LOVED!


Who are your favourite authors?

Hmmm, so Elle Kennedy, Sarina Bowen, Becky Albertalli, Lauren Blakely,¬†Ginger Scott, Colleen Hoover,¬†Rainbow Rowell,¬†Meghan Quinn,¬†Kelly Siskind,¬†Cassandra Clare, Sarah J. Maas, …


Have you joined any groups?

Yep. Here are some of them: Book Traveling Thursdays, New Adult Book Club, 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge, Top 5 Wednesday.


I Tag:

EVERYONE!!!
If you haven’t done this tag and want to give it a go, please consider yourself tagged ūüėÄ .

Anything But Books Tag

Hey guys, I’m doing another TAG this week, and this time C√°tia @The Girl Who Read Too Much¬†tagged to do the Anything But Books Tag, and I thought it was pretty cool. So¬†obviously I’m doing it… here we go ūüôā .


1. Name a cartoon that you love.

When I was younger, I had a few shows that I loved, as in, I was totally obsessed with!¬†As¬†Sailor Moon, X-Men,¬†Rurouni Kenshin,¬†Ace wo Nerae!,¬†Attacker You!, …

2. What is your favorite song right now?

Oh, this is such a hard question. Maybe Scars To Your Beautiful by  Alessia Cara, still, because this song just makes me so happy and I love it so much.

3. What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?

Sleeping?! Eheh. Does sleeping count? No? Damn. I guess I could easily watch movies or series for hours if I’m in the right mood. But truth be told, I haven’t been in the right mood for that for quite some time now.

4. What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

Ahhh, I’m not sure I could actually surprise anyone with my hobbies, because I think about all of them. But well, in case you’re new and you don’t know me that well, I’m gonna say 3 things I love and I wish I had time to do more of: BAKING, KNITTING and¬†SEWING.

5. What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?

Is anything truly unnecessary to learn? I don’t think so. I can tell you that I love cooking shows and home remodel shows. But most of all, I kind of dig to learn about politics of late.

6. What is something unusual that you know how to do?

Probably the thing where I actually extract genetic material from bones and teeth? That’s a bit unusual, right?

7. Name something you made in the last year and show us if you can.

I honestly don’t feel like I did that much this past year. On a personal note, I found 2 jobs and I’m determined to finish my PhD as soon as possible. But that doesn’t feel big enough. So, I’m going to stamp here a big accomplishment for PORTUGAl… we won the EURO 2016!

8. What is your most recent personal project?

I actually started a new job 3 weeks ago, and I’m truly loving it. I was a bit scared at first, because it was so out of my comfort zone, but I’m loving everyone working with me, and I love the project.

9. Tell us something that you think about often?

Traveling. I think about packing my bags and going somewhere every single day!

10. Give us something that is your favorite.

MATCHA! Anything with matcha, I love!

11. Say the first thing that pops into your head.

“I hope Sporting wins tonight!”

Do you want context? Sporting is my soccer team, and they have a huge game tonight, with their biggest rival, and I hope they do well, and nothing bad happens on the stadium, because I have family there at this moment.


I Tag:

Bookish Book Lover Tag

Hey guys! So, I’ve actually done this tag before, in the summer, and you can check out that post here, but because I’ve been tagged again, and this particular tag is very fluid, I’m doing it again. I was tagged by¬†Deanna @A Novel Glimpse,¬†Luci and¬†Mariana @Book Is Glee. Thank you girls! The Bookish Book Lovers Tag was¬†originally created by Shantelle @A Writer‚Äôs Heart.


What book are you currently reading?

At this moment I’m reading 3 books:¬†Could You Love An Apple? by Becky Jerams,¬†Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner (which I’m buddy reading with C√°tia and Kat) and Where I Belong¬†by J. Daniels (highly recommended by Deanna).


What’s the last book you finished?

I’m doing the last 3 I finished, OK?! So, they were:¬†Definitions of Indefinable Things¬†by Whitney Taylor,¬†Addicted to You¬†by Krista Ritchie and¬†Becca Ritchie and¬†Co-Wrecker by Meghan Quinn.


Favourite book you read this year?

Yeah… I have to say Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde. This book just earned the highest place in my heart. I just can’t shake it.


What genre have you read most this year?

So…. looking at my read books, I have to say that I mostly read contemporary romances, either YA, NA or adult…


What genre have you read least this year?

Non-fiction, in this case biographies and memoirs. I’ve read¬†The Best We Could Do¬†by Thi Bui, which is an amazing graphic novel, but I want to read more of the genre this year.


What genre do you want to read more of?

I want to read more Sci-Fi and Fantasy, because I’ve been lacking this year so far, and I’ve only read 2 books in this category, and I have so damn many of them on my TBR.


How many books have you read this year, and what’s your goal?

My goal for this year is 150 books, and I’m past the 1/3 of the goal, because I’ve read 52 books already. Yeah… I’m 19 books ahead of schedule…


What’s the last book you bought?

I had to go to amazon, but here they are: Only A Kiss by Ines Bautista-Yao,  After Hello (You Had Me At Hello #1.5) by Mhairi McFarlane, Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat (Wingmen #2) by Daisy Prescott, and Body Shot (Last Shot #1) by Kelly Jamieson.


What book are you saving up to buy next?

I can’t wait to get¬†The Upside of Unrequited¬†by Becky Albertalli, also Six of Crows and Gemina, and I don’t think those need any explanation whatsoever.


How many books did you check out last library visit?

I usually don’t use libraries, for obvious reasons, aka, they don’t have books in english that I would like. Either way, the other day I had to go to the Humanities library of my university in Barcelona, because I needed some references for my thesis, and this was one of the books I read. It translates to “The severed heads of Ullastret. Violence and ritual Iberian world“, and it’s pretty cool and about some skulls and remains I worked on ūüôā .


What’s a book you can’t wait to read?

I bought¬†Alexander Hamilton¬†by Ron Chernow awhile back and I’m dying to have some time to actually start it, because I’m sure this will take me MONTHS!


What’s a series you’d recommend to everyone?

Instead of series, I’m doing stand-alones, because the series you can find on my previous tag, ok? These are 3 books I LOVED this year, and I think everyone should get to them.


Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?

MARLEY JACOBS! She has to write more books, because I really liked her debut novel, Goodnight, Nic, and I loved loved loved how she writes dialogues.


A few books your heart adores?

Some of my favorites of 2017 so far… ūüôā


What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?

I don’t know… I’ve been reading a lot of contemporary series, and they sometimes have spin offs, so…


What books are on your wish-list?

Here are some…


I Tag:

EVERYONE!!!

The Shocker Book Tag

Hey guys! It’s time for another book tag ūüėÄ . Ari @The Daydreaming Bookworm tagged me for The Shocker Book Tag, so that’s the one I’m doing today.


A BOOK YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO LOVE BUT ENDED UP HATING

Hmmm, I sometimes have some pretty nasty surprises and they always make me sad… oh well…¬†The Movie Version¬†by Emma Wunsch.I just didn’t like this book at all.

The main character was nonsensical and the plot made no sense to me. This girl was always more worried about how she was losing her “cool” brother, than about her brother’s health… I just… NO NO NO.


A BOOK YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING HATE BUT ENDED UP LOVING

Dude, I’m not gonna read a book I think I’m gonna hate. That’s just not logical!

But hey, I get the meaning.

So, I thought I wouldn’t like¬†Anything You Want¬†by Geoff Herbach as much as I did, because it had such bad reviews. But I ended up loving it!


A BOOK FROM A GENRE OR INCLUDING A TROPE YOU GENERALLY DON’T LIKE THAT YOU LOVED

One of my most hated tropes is the “oh gosh, I got pregnant, had your baby, but I’m not gonna say a word until the kid is at least 4 years old“. I really hate this trope =/ .

So, imagine my surprise when I read The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid, which has that trope, and I actually loved the book? And I liked the plot! And I gave this book 4.5 stars!!


A COVER THAT TOOK YOUR BREATH AWAY (CAN BE FOR GOOD OR BAD REASONS)

I have to geek out on this one!!! I requested this book because the pink cover took my breath away. I love it! Look at it, it’s pink and it’s gorgeous and I’ve been wanting to dye my hair pink all week because of it.

I loved Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde. I loved this book so so much, that I’m hereby saying that it took my breath away, in all the good and great ways possible.


A CHARACTER WHO YOU HATED AT FIRST BUT YOU GREW TO LOVE

Oh boy, the first character that came to mind? Two characters actually, are Reed and Easton Royal from The Royals series by Erin Watt. When they first appear in the book, they’re both obnoxious and they treat Ella terrible. I just wanted to slap the hell out of them.

But then somewhere along the line I fell for these two boys, and they’re actually awesome. I love Easton the most though ūüėČ .


A BOOK WHICH YOU ARE SHOCKED IF ANYONE HATES

Probably The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui.

This is such an amazing illustrated memory, and so beautiful!

Have you guys read it yet?

WHY NOT????


A BOOK THAT IS SO UNDER-HYPED YOU FEEL LIKE THE ONLY ONE WHO’S READ IT AND YOU WOULD BE SHOCKED IF SOMEONE TOLD YOU THEY HAVE

I’ve been trying to get you guys to read The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis for over 2 years!!!!

Why haven’t you guys read it yet?

This book is so good, and the writing is gorgeous, and everyone should be reading it.


A BOOK WITH A PLOT TWIST THAT SHOCKED YOU

Oh gosh… So, A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott threw me for a loop at the end there.

OMG, that ending was cruel to read, without having access to book two right away. How are we supposed to wait for the summer to read the second part?


A BOOK YOU’RE SHOCKED YOU HAVEN’T READ YET

I have to say that I’m shocked that I haven’t read¬†I’ll Give You the Sun¬†by Jandy Nelson.

Are you guys shocked that I haven’t read it yet too?

I really should though, because I’ve heard nothing but great things about it. I’ll try to get to it soon-ish


I tag:

Disney Princess Book Tag

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A while back I did a tag called¬†THE DISNEY BOOK¬†TAG, which I thought was the same as this one, but it turns out, it isn’t! So, C√°tia @The Girl Who Read Too Much tagged me for this one ages ago, and it has been sitting on my endless list of to be done posts. This¬†tag was originally created by Soudha of Stacks and Cups.


My Disney Princess Facts:

  1. Growing up, my favorite Disney movie was Pocahontas. This only changed when Tangled was released.
  2. Tangled is now my favorite, and that has a lot to do with the fact that the “prince” in this story is heavily involved, and their interactions are awesome.
  3. I never liked Aurora and Snow White, probably because I always hated those two movies. I always found Sleepy Beauty and Snow While and the Seven Dwarfs boring as hell.

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I Tag:

Ari @The Daydreaming Bookworm
Shannon @Clockwork Bibliophile
Lily @Pages and Tea
Aira @Aira Reads
Kat @Life and Other Disasters
Sara @Freadom Library
Inês @MsCarrowl
Bianca @Ultimate Fangirl
Deanna @A Novel Glimpse
Flo @flowlessbooks
Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books
Fadwa @Word Wonders