The Lunar New Year Book Tag


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:


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!!


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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!!!

The Sims Book Tag


Guys, do you love The Sims? I do, so when Deanna @A Novel Glimpse tagged me to do The Sims Book Tag, I jumped at the chance. Also, now I kind of want to lose myself in my Sims… I must not!

This tag was originally created by Hailey in Bookland.

The Original Sims – the best author debut

Why oh why have you not read Marci Lyn Curtis’ The One Thing? I’ve been telling you to do so for over a year. And look at that gorgeous new cover!

The Grim Reaper – the saddest character death (SPOILER!!!)

So… there is a death in Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, and I can’t even believe I’m telling you as much… sorry!

Sims Getting Stuck – a character that just got in the way

Definitely Mary, Elliot’s sister from A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart. Read this book!

Simlish – a book with amazing writing

Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan for sure has amazing writing. Again… read this book, you won’t be sorry.

Expansion Packs – a series where the books keep getting better


The Stroked series by Meghan Quinn gets better with each book 😀 .

Sim Romance – the worst case of insta-love

Worst case of insta-love EVER!!! ugh…

Cheats – a book that was entirely unrealistic

I couldn’t believe anything about Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, and it ended up being one of my least favorite books of 2015.

Needs FULFILLMENT – a character that made all the wrong decisions

Amelia from The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch makes all the wrong decisions throughout the book. ALL OF THEM!

Error Code 12 – a series that started off well but went downhill from there


This was a tough one, but ultimately I’m saying the Frosh series by Mónica B. Wagner. Frosh: First Blush was cool and fun, but book 2, Frosh: Second Chances, just didn’t quite make it.

The Sims Vortex – a series that completely engrossed you


A lot of them. I’m a sucker for series… but I guess the True North series by Sarina Bowen is a good example of that, given that I read the book one right after the other and I loved them all.

I Tag:

Shannon @Clockwork Bibliophile
Ayunda @Tea and Paperbacks
Lily @Pages and Tea
Aira @Aira Reads
Kat @Life and Other Disasters
Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much
Daniela @Daniela’s Bookshelf
Cath @Trust in the Words
Sara @Freadom Library
Inês @MsCarrowl
Bianca @Ultimate Fangirl
Nathasya @Sweater Weather
Samantha @Dream by Day
Justine @Bookwormaniac
Rogan @Signing On
Flo @flowlessbooks
Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books
Fadwa @Word Wonders
and YOU!!!

Book Tag: Kiss, Marry, Kill


It’s time for a book tag people! I was tagged by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse to do the Kiss, Marry, Kill – Book Characters tag, and I’m jumping right into it.

I’m following Deanna’s lead here on how to pick my books: “randomly select three book characters for each tag from my “read” books on Goodreads for each round“.


Kiss: I have to kiss Noah… it’s the only way…
Marry: Of course I’m gonna marry Ryan, because he’s the best!
Kill: I’m sorry, but I can’t see Cabot as an adult. He’s just so young 😦 .


Kiss: Kashmir all the way! (Yes, I’m totally ignoring age on this one…)
Marry: Jem Carstairs! He was my first book boyfriend, so of course I would marry the dude!
Kill: Sorry Max 😦


Kiss: I’m gonna go ahead and kiss Benton here, because, well…
Marry: Declan is just too amazing to pass. Also, this book has a special place in my ❤ .
Kill: OMG, I’m sick of killing such awesome dudes. Sorry Houston 😦 .


Kiss: Charles! This is the easiest round yet.
Marry: Archer all the way 😀 – GO READ THIS BOOK!
Kill: Yeah, no remorse here…


Kiss: I would kiss Asher, because he’s just the cutest.
Marry: I would most definitly marry Tuck because he’s just AWESOME!
Kill: Again, I don’t want to kill Eli, he’s great, but I have no choice.


Kiss: I would kiss the hell out of Chase 😀 .
Marry: Is there even a question here? Dean Holder all the way!
Kill: Sorry Mack. He’s great though 😦 .


Kiss: I would kiss Gavin, because he’s so yummy!
Marry: I would have to marry Crosbie, because he’s just the perfect combo of sweet and hot.
Kill: Sorry Chase…


Kiss: I would kiss Magnus Bane, because OBVIOUSLY I WOULD! 😀 😀 😀
Marry: This one was tough, but Wyatt wins at marriage.
Kill: What the hell, this game is mean 😦 . Sorry Noel.


Kiss: Raffe would be my kissing choice 😀 .
Marry: I would marry Kyle, because he’s quiet, shy and super amazing, and I love him.
Kill: Bah, this sucks… sorry Wes.


Kiss: I would obviously kiss the hell out of Hollis!
Marry: Mason… he’s just the kind of guy who does ANYTHING for the people he loves…
Kill: This has a logic! I think that Julian belongs with Emma, so no point in trying to bring him to my side, right?


Shannon @Clockwork Bibliophile
Ayunda @Tea and Paperbacks
Lily @Pages and Tea
Aira @Aira Reads
Kat @Life and Other Disasters
Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much
Daniela @Daniela’s Bookshelf
Cath @Trust in the Words
Sara @Freadom Library
Inês @MsCarrowl
Bianca @Ultimate Fangirl
Nathasya @Sweater Weather
Samantha @Dream by Day
Justine @Bookwormaniac
Rogan @Signing On
Flo @flowlessbooks
Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books
Fadwa @Word Wonders
and YOU!!!

The Bookish Alphabet Tag (Romance edition)


Hey guys! So, I was going through my drafts, some as old as 2 years, and I saw that Emma @Emma the Book Lover had tagged me awhile back to do the The Bookish Alphabet Tag. So, I’ve decided that I’ll do 2 versions of it, one for YA books and another for Romance, because I have a lot of those too. The Bookish Alphabet Tag was created by Mariana @FireHeartBooks. Keep in mind that ‘The’ is mute!

I’m using New Adult and Romance books for this tag, and every time possible, I’m using less known books. For the YA edition, go here.


A: Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
B: Back Check (Aces Hockey #4) by Kelly Jamieson
C: Chasing Crazy by Kelly Siskind
D: The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy
E: Extreme by Lark O’Neal


F: Finding London (Flawed Heart #1) by Ellie Wade
G: The Girl I Was Before (Falling #3) by Ginger Scott
H: Hustler by Meghan Quinn & Jessica Prince
I: In Your Dreams (Falling #4) by Ginger Scott

J: Just One Moment (Black Alcove #4) by Jami Wagner
K: The Keeper by Jillian Liota
L: Lessons in Gravity (Study Abroad #2) by Jessica Peterson
M: More Than Music (Chasing the Dream #1) by Elizabeth Briggs
N: Never Stop Falling by Ashley Drew


O: Outside the Lines by Caitlin Ricci
P: Price of a Kiss (Forbidden Men #1) by Linda Kage
Q:  I have no book starting with a Q
R: Right Where You Are (Second Chances #1) by L.E. Bross
S: Stay Until We Break (Hub City #2) by Mercy Brown


T: Three Simple Words (Kingston Ale House #3) by A.J. Pine
U: Us (Him #2) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
V: V-Card (Sharing Spaces #1) by Alicia Michaels
W: Waking Olivia by Elizabeth O’Roark
X: I have no book starting with a X
Y: You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross & Mark Perini
Z: I have no book starting with a Z


Whoever wants to do this one :D.

Give a shout out to your favorites.
Promote your reviews.
Promote indie books and diverse reads.
Have fun with it.

The Bookish Alphabet Tag (YA edition)


Hey guys! So, I was going through my drafts, some as old as 2 years, and I saw that Emma @Emma the Book Lover had tagged me awhile back to do the The Bookish Alphabet Tag. So, I’ve decided that I’ll do 2 versions of it, one for YA books and another for Romance, because I have a lot of those too. The Bookish Alphabet Tag was created by Mariana @FireHeartBooks. Keep in mind that ‘The’ is mute!

I’m using YA books for this tag, and every time possible, I’m using less known books. And click on the titles if you’re interested in reading my review of the book in question.


A: Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman
B: Because I Love You by Tori Rigby
C: Crystallum (The Primordial Principles #1) by Laney McMann
D: Did I Mention I Love You? (The DIMILY Trilogy #1) by Estelle Maskame
E: End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3) by Susan Ee


F: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
G: The Girl From Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere #1) by Heidi Heilig
H: Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
I: The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher
J: I have no book starting with a J


K: Kisses on a Paper Airplane by Sarah Vance-Tompkins
L: Life After Juliet by Shannon Lee Alexander
M: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
N: Night Owls by Jenn Bennett
O: The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis


P: Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1) by Katie McGarry
Q: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
R: The Romantics by Leah Konen
S: The Secret Life of a Dream Girl (Creative HeArts #4) by Tracy Deebs


T: Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers
U: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
V: Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling
W: The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen
X: I have no book starting with a X
Y: Your Voice Is All I Hear by Leah Scheier
Z: I have no book starting with a Z

I Tag:

Whoever wants to do this one :D.

Give a shout out to your favorites.
Promote your reviews.
Promote indie books and diverse reads.
Have fun with it.

2016 End of Year Survey


Hello guys! I did this last year, and when I saw this survey around again, hosted by Jamie @The Perpetual Page-Turner, and I thought I just had to do it again. Ready?!


Number Of Books You Read: 218

Number of Re-Reads: 6

Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary Romance for sure. Most likely New Adult.


1. Best Book You Read In 2016?

(If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2016 release vs. backlist)


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


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


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


5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?


6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?


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


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


9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?


10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?


11. Most memorable character of 2016?


12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?


13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?


14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read? 


15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?


16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?


17. Book That Shocked You The Most


18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)


19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year


20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously


21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:


22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?


23. Best 2016 debut you read?


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


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


26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?


27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?


28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?


29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?


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



1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

2016 was generally not a good year for me in terms of following people and being active, I’m sure I found amazing blogs in the first half of the year, but I honestly don’t remember… Ooops. I think I did start following Cait @Paper Fury in 2016 though, so I’m going with that.


2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

Again… WOW. Guys, do you know that I wrote over 210 reviews on my blog during the year of 2016?! That’s too many for me to remember… I’ll leave 2 very different ones here:

   lessonsoftheheart  bigrock

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

I’ve written a few posts that fit this, but again, I’m leaving a few here:


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

I did a couple of blog tours, but I’m not gonna count them… so, nothing?!

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016?

I guess reaching 1000 wordpress followers and hosting my first giveaway.


6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

I’ve read a lot this year, but my blogging kind of fell a bit. I still posted almost everyday, multiple times really, but my time and patience reduced a bit, so I had a lot of problems in blog hopping and keep up to date with other people’s blogs.

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

     readingchallenges        discussion_2

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?


matchmakersreplacement   keepsake

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

Nothing! Damn… eheh.

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


YES! I upped my goodreads challenge a couple of times during the year, but I managed to read even more than I marked the last time, so I’m happy. However I did not finish the PopSugar Reading Challenge, because I decided to read whatever I wanted and that challenge was not a good fit for me.


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?


2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?


3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?


4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?


5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?

This year I want:

  • To reach 2000 wordpress followers
  • Be more active on twitter and the bookish community
  • Read more fantasy and Sci Fi than last year
  • Read my backlogged ARCs from Netgalley

6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:


Ringing in the New Year Book Tag (2017 Edition)


Happy New Year!!! In the spirit of the new year of 2017, I’m doing the Ringing in the New Year Book Tag again. If you want to check out the 2016 tag, go here.

The Rules:

  1. Link to the original post (Bookmark Chronicles)
  2. Answer the questions below
  3. Tag 3-5 friends!

Best book/series that you’ve read in 2016


Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year


Most anticipated book turned movie?

best2016_3I’m not even sure both these movies will be out in 2017 or 2018… and I don’t care! I’m excited for both adaptations of Everything Everything and Simon Vs.

Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)


What’s on your TBR for 2017? (Top 5 will suffice if IT’S an extremely long list!)


How many books do you hope to read in 2017?

I’ve read over 200 books this past year, so I’ll aim for 150 on my goodreads challenge? Or do you guys think I should aim higher?

Will you participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge (or any others)?

I most certainly will. The goodreads is a mandatory one for me, though as you can see above, I’m still not 100% sure on what my number will be. Then I’ll do the 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much. You can check it out here.

Any New Year’s Resolutions? (bookish and otherwise)

I will leave you a link to my Resolutions blog post, because it just seems silly to repeat myself :P.

Once again, Happy New Year! I hope that 2017 will bring you everything you guys wish for. I will tag whoever wants to do this fun tag ;).

Bye bye 2016 & 2017 Resolutions Tag


Hey guys! Last year I did the 2016 Resolutions Book Tag, and I thought that it would be cool to actually check how that went, and write something up for the upcoming year of 2017…

“4 topics only. Not a fan of multiple questions, sorry! No rules. Give whatever. No right or wrong. You’re your own boss!”


Bookish Resolutions

In 2016, I will…

1. Request less books from Netgalley. I’ve been overdoing it for a couple of months now, and it has to stop, or at least slow down, because my To Read for Review pile is ginormous. – I sort of failed at this for most of the year… I requested a LOT of books from Netgalley, but I did reach 80%, so I’m considering it a win!

2. Read more books from my shelf. I won’t impose myself a book-buying ban or anything of the sorts, but I do want to get through some books that I already own and that I didn’t get to this year. – Hmmm, I sort of did?! Maybe?! Maybe not as much as I should have…

3. Buy a second bookshelf and put away all my books. The trouble with living in 2 houses is that I have books everywhere, and each time I come home from Barcelona, I don’t have the space to put away the books I brought with me. This will be better once I get my second shelf. – I did accomplish this!!

Book Blogging Resolutions

In 2016, I will…

1. Keep posting at least 5 times a week, ideally every day. I like it! I like to have something to say every day, and if I keep reading at the pace of the last few months, this won’t be a problem. – I did post every single day, except for 3 days in August/September, because I was working during the day, and I was super tired. But I did post almost everyday and I most times, multiples times a day, so hurray!

2. Stop blog hopping while at work. This one is important. I need to stop with this bad habit. – Yeah, I did manage this, but I have to admit that my blog hopping habits are not good… I went a bit from 800 to 8, I need to blog hop more now…

3. Be more active in social media and make more blog friends 😀 ! – Maybe this was a fail?! I was a bit absent from the overall community this year…

4. Do some discussion posts. I only did one so far and I really liked it, and I want to keep doing them, maybe create a one a month kind of thing… I think that would work for me. – I did a few discussion posts this year, though not as consistently as I would have liked… still, I think I did good.

Career/ Academic Resolutions

In 2016, I will…

1. Finish my PhD! I know this one is a big point, but it is the main goal for 2016! – Yeah… Still working on it. I will have to finish it until September of this year though.

2. Find a job. With or without finishing my PhD, I need to get a job or paid position soon, because my grant ended this month and now I’m officially unemployed and just a student again, and that sucks.– I did have 2 paid jobs this year, so yay?!

3. Do a short stay in another lab, mainly to learn a couple of techniques that are important for my future job in my area (whatever it turns out to be). – Damn, this one went wrong :(, I would still like to go though…

Personal Resolutions

In 2016, I will…

1. Stop slacking on my Gym attendance…. seriously! – Cof cof… no…

2. Get out of my comfort zone (I’m stealing this one from Kat). – I think I did… a tiny bit…

3. Meet new people. I’m terrible at meeting new people, but I want to change my place of work, and it would be a good opportunity to be a little more sociable. – Again… smallish thing, but yeah, I’m counting this one as a YES.



In 2017 I will…

1. Read from my shelves. Again… I need to read the books I already own, so I vow to read from my physical and kindle library.

2. Read more fantasy. This year I mostly read New Adult, it allowed me to read a lot, and I loved it, but there are a lot of Fantasy books that I left behind this year and I want to get to them.

3. Respect my TBRs and reads my Netgalley books ON TIME! This one is pretty self explanatory, right?!

4. Read diversely. I actually think I already read pretty diversely, but I’ll try to do even better. With everything going around on the community now, I do think it’s important to pay attention.


In 2017 I will…

1. Be better at blog hopping. I need to get back on track and keep tabs on the community’s blogs.

2. Change my blog color scheme. Guys, I need a change, and I’m thinking it will happen soon. I love my mint/pink palette, but I want something more sober, you know? Mainly because I did change my reading habits in this past year, and I want my blog to reflect that.

3. Reach 2000 WordPress followers. I’m not that far, I’m past the number 1750, so let’s see how long it takes…


In 2017 I will…

1. Finish my PhD, obviously! As stated above, it really has to happen before September, otherwise I’ll have to change my plan of studies and I don’t want to do that.

2. Find a job… OMG, these are the same as last year, it’s like no time at all has gone by! For real now, I need a job now, before I finish my PhD, so I can actually finish it.

3. Apply for some career making jobs. I’m not talking just to make some money until I finish my degree… I mean post docs in my area, or maybe go on another direction entirely. I’ve been kind of toying with the idea of applying to work at the UN, maybe because the world has gone apeshit… idk…


In 2017 I will…

1. To not be sick! I’m sorry, this is kind of a joke, eheh. I’ve been sick since before Christmas, and I’ve been feeling terrible, so for the New Year I want to feel normal again, because this flu attacked my lungs and it has not been pretty.

2. Find some self control. This means I need to learn to calm myself, because I can’t go crazy each time Trump or some other asshole does something despicable, or someone says something like “he’s not entirely wrong”… yeah… let’s just say that last time someone told me this I almost took his head off…

3. Travel. This past year I didn’t travel for pleasure, and I missed it. I need to get on a plane and just go and enjoy, because traveling is my favorite thing and I need it to feel 100%.

This is it, I’m done with my resolutions! Now, what about you? What are your resolutions for the coming year?

✨✨✨ Happy New Year!!!! ✨✨✨

Seasons of Book Blogging Tag (2016 Edition)


Once again, I’m repeating a post from last year, because why not, right? The Seasons of Book Blogging Tag was created by creator J @J. BOOKISH, and you can check my 2015 post here.


  • Thank the creator (so she can see all of your answers!) and the person who tagged you.
  • Begin with the month in which you have been tagged and move forward from there!
  • State the best gift you’ve ever been given after you answer the question for your birthday month.
  • Tag whomever you’d like when you’re finished.. or else you’ll be “it” forever.
  • Have fun, of course!


Ohhh, so many!!!



Well, I did a few tags with resolutions, and lets keep it blog related, shall we? I vowed to write discussions’ posts, reach 1000 followers, keep posting at least 5 times a week… I did all of those, ho YAY?!


I think one of my favorite relationships this past year was the friendship between all the guys of the Off-Campus Series bt Elle Kennedy. In general, I feel like friendship has a stronger role in NA than in YA, which is sad and shouldn’t happen. But somehow, friendships with teens are always more fickle.



Probably ACOMAF and Archer’s Voice.



The two books I’m gonna show here weren’t exactly over-hyped, but they were talked about a lot, and were everywhere for a while, and I really didn’t enjoy them. I read both South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf  and The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel as ARCs.



Again… SO MANY!



Definitely contemporary, and I seem to need to check out almost every day of the year, because that’s most of my reads.


Are you fixating on all those abs? You should :P, but these books are amazing on their own right!



No clue to be honest… I know Angie Thomas will be in high demand because of The Hate U Give. I’m super curious about this book… I did request it from Edelweiss, but I was denied… like always!


No, I’m not doing that. It was ages ago and the books generally sucked, or were too portuguese to actually put here (you would get it if you had to study them). So, I’m using a book that inspired my superior studies, how’s that? The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes made me want to go to Anthropology and populations’ genetics.


I really don’t like Halloween, and I can’t think of one character I would like to dress up like. Maybe Kestrel from The Winner’s Curse? Only because those dresses should be magnificent.


So, I want to thank Deanna @A Novel Glimpse, because it was there that I saw Him and she made me want to read it. Then I want to thank Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much for recommending and LENDING November 9 to me… you know how much I loved it. Thanks to Regina @the bibliotheque I became aware of Archer’s Voice and oh wow! Last but not least, because Kat @Life and Other Disasters raved about The Martian for so long, I finally read it and loved it.


I Tag:

Here are the questions:

  • December is a time when friends and families come together and celebrate. Name one book you would give as a gift.
  • January begins a new year. Name a resolution you made this year and if you’ve kept it or not.
  • February is the month for relationships. Name your favourite book relationship: romantic, platonic or familial- your choice!
  • March is the month for luck and new beginnings. Name a book or series that you would like to re-experience as if you’d never read it.
  • April is a spectacularly ordinary month. Name a book that was so over-hyped that it just could not live up to your expectations.
  • May is the month where flowers start to bloom. Name a book that was a pleasant surprise to you.
  • June is the time to take a break. Name a book or genre you like to read when you just need to check out.
  • July is the time to celebrate your independence! Name a book that made you see fireworks.
  • August is the hottest month of the year. Pick an up-and-coming author that you think will be the next hottest thing.
  • September is the time for students to go back to school! Pick a book you read for school that you actually enjoyed.
  • October is a time to celebrate halloween! Pick one character that you would love to dress up as for halloween.
  • November is the month when we’re reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Choose one book you’re grateful for having read and give a shout-out to the person who recommended it!

12 Days of Christmas Book Tag (2016 Edition)


Hello guys! It’s Christmas time, so why not another book tag to celebrate it? Once again, I’m recycling a tag from last year, and you can read the 2015 edition here. So, let’s do this! By the way… I’m only using books that I’ve read during the year of 2016!

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: a partridge in a pear tree.

The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favourite stand alone?

Ugly Love was definitly one of my favorite books of 2016, so it deserves to be here.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: two turtle doves.

Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?


OMG, how can I pick just one?! Yeah… I kind of can… Jamie and Wes all the way!

On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Three French Hens.

In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?


I didn’t read many trilogies this year… and even using the True North series is cheating, because there will be more books, but what the hell… this series is just amazing!

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: four calling birds.

Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favourite series?


My favorite New Adult series is definitly the Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy. These boys are everything!

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: five golden rings.

One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

AIDEN from Illuminae for sure!

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: six geese a laying.

Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favourite world/world-building?


I love the world building in The Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare, and the world of A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: seven swans a swimming.

Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favourite animal sidekick?

CLIVE from Wallbanger most definitly! Clive is the most wonderful and sassy cat ever, and he’s a delight to read about.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: eight maids a milking.

Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level? 

Have you read Carry On? Simon sure talks a LOT about food… eheh.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: nine ladies dancing.

Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favourite kickass female lead?


I love these two ladies! Reese from Price of a Kiss by Linda Kage is just wonderful. And Kestrel from The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski kicks some ass… with her brains.

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: ten lords a leaping.

How about your favourite leading lad?


I love Mark Watney from The Martian, he’s a hoot. And Taco from Anything You Want grew on me a lot… I love that boy. And Solomon from Highly Illogical Behaviour is just plain amazing.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: eleven pipes piping. 

What is your favourite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)


I loved these 3 books that have a music theme: Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers, Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover and Stay Until We Break by Mercy Brown.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 drummers drumming. 

Drum roll please…what is your favourite read of this year?


I couldn’t do just one…

I’m done!

I tag EVERYONE who wants to do this one 😉 HAVE FUN and happy hollidays!!!!