Book Blogger Confession Tag

This is a super cute tag that I thought was really unique and different! So, I couldn’t resist giving it a try! And I was tagged by the amazing Jasmine @ Jasmine’s Reading Blog! 💗


1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish?

I’m so going to jinx this, but I’ve only DNFed one book in 2018 so far, and that was Moonlight Sins (de Vincent #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout back in January! I got through 8% before I had to tap out.


2. Which book is your guilty pleasure?

You all know I hate this expression, probably because I read so much New Adult that always gets classified as “guilty pleasure” reads, but I guess if I had to pick one I’d go with Corrupt (Devil’s Night #1) by Penelope Douglas, just because it is very much on the problematic side. Also, because a few of my friends recently read this and didn’t love it as much as I did when I picked it up.


3. Which book do you love to hate?

Truly? None. I hate to hate books, and I hate to ever make anyone feel bad ever, but especially for their reading choices, and extra especially if they recognized the problematic content inside the book. But my most controversial dislike of a book that everyone else loves is easily The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.


4. Which book would you like to throw into the sea?

You all, to each their own. If Night Film by Marisha Pessl is your favorite book, then I’m truly happy for you. Trust me, I know it’s beloved by many people, including some I consider my best friends. But I’m just sick of constantly seeing it, and people never bringing up the problematic things within this book’s pages!


5. Which book have you read the most?

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling, every time. From childhood, to my teenage years, to adulthood, this is the book I pick up every time I’m feeling down, slumpy, or just craving it. Always and forever.


6. Which book would you hate to receive as a present?

Is this really a question? I mean, I guess something offensive would be pretty bad, but I don’t even want to prompt anything like that by even showing an image of it on my blog. But I guess I’ll go with anything by Karina Halle because she’s the only author that I refuse to read or buy anything from that hasn’t done anything “bad” within the book community.


7. Which book could you not live without?

Okay, now I feel like I’m just picking apart these questions, but I truly could live without any one specific book, without question. But my world would be a lot sadder if I was never able to read The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss. Especially since I feel like it has inspired so much of the fantasy I love that has been created in the last decade.


8. Which book made you the angriest?

A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet, without a doubt, but only because the comments on my Goodreads review for it have been so hurtful and malicious. Like, to the extent of people writing reviews just about my review. This book and everything surrounding it has easily been my worst experience in the book community. I wish I never picked it up.


9. Which book made you cry the most?

This one probably has to go to The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson, because I was such a damn mess through 75% of the book, and then I was just weeping at the ending, too. So good, so perfect, so beautiful. Still the best ending of any trilogy ever.


10. Which book cover do you hate the most?

Okay, I can’t really think of an answer, especially for “the most hated” but I truly dislike the US cover for The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. And this is an extra salty answer, because the color is close to my favorite color of all time. But like, I just think the boring illustrated people really do the content of this book a disservice.


I tag:
Lilly @ Lair Of Books
Amber @ Escape Life in the Pages
Justine @ Milkz’ Bookshelf
Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky
Becca @ The Book Eater

Okay, loves! I hope you enjoyed! I also hope you’re having an amazing Friday and start of the weekend! And as always, I’m wishing you all the love, happiness, and good books! 💗

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59 thoughts on “Book Blogger Confession Tag

  1. I’m sorry you had such a bad experience with A promise of Fire. I’ve never had anyone saying hurtful coments or responding badly to my reviews but I can imagine It being difficult to deal with. Screw them, Melanie. 💕💕

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    1. Awh, thank you, love! You are so kind and this comment made me smile so big! And it’s okay, I promise. I just hate hurting others… and the whole situation just makes me feel ewwie! BUT I hope you’re having the happiest of reading, love, and thank you again! 💗xx

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    1. Awh, thank you, love! And it is honestly my all-time favorite. I think most people will easily fall in love with it, too! You have to let me know when you do pick it up… so we can gush together! Happy reading! 💗xx

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  2. I feel the same way about Harry Potter. :’) & ahh I’m so sad to hear you didn’t like The Night Circus! It’s one of my favorite books I’ve read this year.

    Also, I’m so sorry you had to deal with that on Goodreads, I’ve had that happen to me as well, and it’s the worst. I just try to keep in mind that whatever those people write has nothing to do with me, and everything to do with themselves. I hope you didn’t let those comments and reviews get to you! 💞

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    1. Lily, this legit makes me want to go back and try The Night Circus. I DNFed at 50 pages… so it’s not fair of me to say I didn’t like it… but I feel like we like SO many of the same books… I might have to pick it back up!

      And thank you for your kind words, love. So thankful Goodreads brought me your friendship! Happy reading, love! 💗xx

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  3. Ahhh I can’t wait to do this! Thanks for tagging me

    That’s too bad about the feedback on one of your reviews. You’re completely entitled to your opinion and other people should respect that! I also agree with you about The Hating Game. I don’t hate the cover, but it was such a fun book and deserved something a little more unique!

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  4. Thanks for the tag! Every time I see A Promise of Fire I swear I’ll be thinking of the healing…thing lol. I didn’t cry when I read The Hero of Ages, but I was heartbroken when I finished and wanted certain things to not be true ><. My brother is reading The Well of Ascension and he is so not prepared!

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    1. Hehehe, I’m put that terrible image into your head! I’m so sorry! Hahaha! And not to get spoilery but when SOMEONE said “that was my reason for living” GIRL, i lost my shit. All the shit. I was the hottest mess! Hahaha!

      Happy reading (and posting!), love! 💗xx

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  5. Love your answers! I’m sorry Moonlight Sins was a DNF for you. I want to read it but the mixed reviews are making me hesitate. Corrupt is on my TBR list and I’m so glad to hear that you loved it. I haven’t read Night Circus yet but it’s been gathering dust on my Shelf for a very long time. I’ve heard great things about The Name In the Wind. I think I really need to give it a shot!

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    1. You soooo need to give The Name of the Wind a shot! You will love it, I truly believe! And you have to let me know if Moonlight Sins was worth it, and if I should have powered through! Happy reading, Raven love! 💗xx

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  6. Awe, we all have that one book that everyone else seems to love but we hate. I like the Night Circus, but I also heard some people really disliking it. Hope that’s a bit of a comfort. My controversial book that I don’t like is Legend by Marie Lu 😦

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    1. I always feel like I should repick up the Night Circus and try it again… but… life’s too short, you know? haha! And this makes me super curious about Legend, just because I always see people obsessed with it! I’ve never picked up a book my Marie Lu before… I can’t believe it! Haha! But happy reading, Kat love! 💗xx

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  7. I love your choices Mel! specially The name of the wind which I haven’t picked up yet but I have seen you mentioning it many times now & I want to read it now even more!

    I just saw your review for A Promise of fire and wow! How can people be this mean to you?! you are the nicest reviewer on GR ever! Just keep doing what you do best Melanie 😀

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    1. Awh, you are just too kind! Hehe! And I can’t wait for you to pick up The Name of the Wind. I just know you’re going to love it! And… you have to gush with me about it… forever! Haha! Happy reading, love, and thank you for your kind words! 💗xx

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      1. you’re welcome & I am not too kind, I am just good at telling the truth! I will get a copy and read it soon because my cousin recommended it too and I keep seeing it everywhere and it looks amazing 🙂
        can’t wait to start talking non-stop about it! Happy reading too Xx

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  8. I am sad to hear about your bad review experience 😦 It sucks when people start feeling offended by a negative opinion. I don’t understand this kind of thinking. I always find different opinions interesting.

    I have to agree with you on ‘The Hero of Ages’. It blew me away, even more so than the previous books and remains one of my all-time favourite conclusions 🙂

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  9. Aw thanks for the tag! I’m planning on reading The Night Circus sometime this year so I’m super curious to see what the hype is all about. And I have never heard of the Night Film until now but I read your spoiler section and am happy to say that it’s probably something I never want to read! 😀 The representation of PoC and women is just….YIKES.

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  10. And sorry, meant to put this in my first comment. People are bashing your review for A Promise of Fire!? Seriously? I cannot believe people. I’ve had plenty of awful comments towards mine but I’m pretty harsh with reviews and don’t really care anymore if my opinion doesn’t mesh with someone else’s. But you write your reviews so eloquently, you take the time to point out both the flaws and what makes it good, you make sure to inform people of triggers and you do it all so professionally, fun, and I can’t believe people are such babies. Rant over haha

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  11. Awesome picks for these questions! I feel like people either love or hate The Night Circus, but it’s nice to see you being honest about it all, and super open-minded about those who actually loved it. I also have Night Film on my TBR, but it has been on there for years! I’m even more curious about it now. 😀

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    1. Now I’m the super curious one if you will like it or not! Hahaha! You’ll have to let me know! I always feel like I should go back and give it another chance, but… life is short, you know? But I hope you’re having the happiest of reading. And thank you for your kind words, always, love! 💗xx

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  12. You’re not alone on your feelings of Night Circus. I read it after Caraval because I wanted to give magical realism another go…but I didn’t love it. It was written beautifully and uniquely but I just couldn’t get into it like I wanted too.

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