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 “read?”

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 Renée 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. 😀


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 ThursdaysNew Adult Book Club2017 New Adult Reading ChallengeTop 5 Wednesday.


I Tag:

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

Anything But Books Tag

Hey guys, I’m doing another TAG this week, and this time Cátia @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 🙂 .


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-MenRurouni KenshinAce 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’s 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 Cátia 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 🙂 .


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… 🙂


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 😀 . 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 😉 .


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, Cátia @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

The Amsterdam Book Tag

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Hey guys! Michelle @The Writing Hufflepuff created the amazing The Amsterdam Book Tag awhile back and tagged me to do it. I’m finally coming around to it and I’m excited 😀 . I have never been to Amsterdam, though I really want to. And yes Michelle… I LOVE CHEESE!


Why do we have so many cheese stores in one street: A Cheesy Read

I love cheese! I love all kinds of cheese.

So, this was one of my favorite reads of last year, and it’s cheesy, but the best kind! Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase.


Canal Parade: A Book that Celebrates the LGBT-Community

Oh gosh… I’ve read a few LGBT novels, but one that I feel that celebrates it?

Hmmm, I’m going to go with the obvious answer here and say Simon vs the Homo sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.


Anne Frank House: A Book that Made you Cry

I’m a cryer. I cry a lot while reading books. It doesn’t have to be particularly sad for me to open the floodgates. I sometimes cry when there’s a scene between a parent and their child. I’m that kind of person. Either way, I cried with the book that I finished yesterday, so it’s only fair that I share that: A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott.


amsterdam_tagRed White Blue: Recreate the Dutch Flag using Books

I do not have my physical books with me to snap a picture 😦 , but I’m improvising either way and doing it with 3 sweet and good YA contemporaries.

   


Museum Square: An Artsy Book

This is a pretty easy one, given that I reviewed one just yesterday!

Eheh… You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner it’s pretty artsy 🙂 . Even though I had some issues with this book, it was still pretty awesome and highly diverse.  


Pigeons, Pigeons Everywhere: An Annoying Character

You know those characters that are annoying as hell most of the time, but are still pretty awesome and you love them? Both main characters of Right by Jana Aston are like that for me. I love Everly and Sawyer though, even if they’re just too much sometimes.


I Tag:

The Lunar New Year Book Tag

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Hello, it’s time for another book tag! A few weeks ago Joey @Thoughts and Afterthoughts tagged for The Lunar New Year Book Tag, created by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit and Joey,  for Chinese New Year (Yeah… I know I’m late…).

All the banners can be downloaded here.  And if you do this tag, add your post and visiting other tag posts here:


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I will keep insisting on this one: The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis, because this book deserves a lot more love than the one it has gotten so far. And look at that new gorgeous cover!!


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Niel from Because I Love You by Tory Rigby is one of the strongest characters I can remember. He’s 100% sure of what he wants and what is right and wrong, and he follows it, always.


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Down and Out by Kelley R. Martin addresses something that I find super important, that even if you don’t explicitly say no, even if your body reacts, it doesn’t mean it’s not rape, and it’s definitly not your fault.


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The Hard Count by Ginger Scott definitly has a super sweet romance.


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OMG, this is a cute one! Obviously I’m gonna use Royally Screwed by Emma Chase, which is cute and awesome.


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Have you guys read Progress by Amalie Silver? It’s a good, albeit weird, book, but Jesse, the guy, is one of the most manipulative characters I recall.


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Any standalone? I actually thought this would be easier when I saw this theme, but then I realize that most of my books are not entirely standalones. But Ready Player One definitely is.


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One of my favorite owned covers is Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.


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Everly from the Wrong series, for sure! She provides a lot of comic relief in Wrong, but her own book, Right, is even better.


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At this moment, probably The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, because I loved Simon and I just need Becky’s book ASAP.


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Hmmm, probably the Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy, but more Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy, because Jamie and Wes are life. ❤


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OMG, this is so obvious!!! BOOK BLOGGING! It always takes up a lot of my time, though I love it, so I can’t really complain much.


I TAG:

Aira @Aira Reads
Kat @Life and Other Disasters
Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much
Daniela @Daniela’s Bookshelf
Cath @Trust in the Words
Inês @MsCarrowl
Bianca @Ultimate Fangirl
Nathasya @Sweater Weather
Samantha @Dream by Day
Flo @flowlessbooks
Fadwa @Word Wonders
and YOU!!!