End of the Year Book Tag | 2018

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful day filled with unconditional love and a good book! And I hope each and every single one of you knows how thankful I am for your friendships! But I can’t believe that it is going to be December in a little over a week from now! So, I figured that I would do this tag because I saw Myonna’s Reads do it! And I want to let you all know a few things I hope to read by the end of 2018, because it is coming up too damn quick! 🧡

➽ 1. Are there any book you started this year that you need to finish?

I put My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren to the side at the very end of September, and I still haven’t picked it back up! I’ll be honest, it is just not that good. But I will for sure make sure I finish and review before the end of that, and probably before the December 4th release date!

➽ 2. Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

Honestly? Not really. But this December 17th – 19th me and my dear friend Julie are doing a buddy read for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis!

➽ 3. Is there a new release that you’re still waiting for?

Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare

➽ 4. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

The three ARCS I know I will get to very soon are:
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi
The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S.A. Chakraborty

➽ 5. Is there a book you think could still shock you & become a favorite of the year?

I’d be as bold as to say that I predict How Long ’til Black Future Month?: Stories by N.K. Jemisin will make my best of 2018 list! And it comes out this Tuesday!

➽ 6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2019?

Oh yes! I am going to be a little vague, but I promise announcements are coming soon for two different buddy read groups! And I will for sure do another five star prediction post featuring twelve books that I plan to read in 2019!

Okay, friends! That’s it! Again, I hope you are all having an amazing day! And if you do this tag, please tag me so I can see all the other books I need to make sure I read before the end of the year! Happy reading, lovelies! 🧡

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Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Books I’m Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Hey, loves! This Thursday in the US is Thanksgiving! And what better way to celebrate than for me to take this random Top Ten Tuesday topic to talk about the ten books I am most thankful for in my life, all of which have changed my life forever! ✨

Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales #1) by Holly Black

I’m thankful because this is the book that ignited my love for all things Fae.

Black Iris by Elliot Wake

I’m thankful because this is the book that made me understand that I am pansexual.

The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin Chupeco

I’m thankful because Rin Chupeco and her stories makes my Filipino heart so warm.

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

I’m thankful because it taught me that carving out your own corner of the internet, and filling it with love from fandoms and friends online is valid and worthy and real.

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin

I’m thankful because I will never stop moving forward, and I will never stop fighting for a better world, against white supremacy, bigots, and people who will never recognize their internalized racism, because no one ever gets to decide who gets to be people.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers

I’m thankful because this book proves that finding a found family that gives unconditional love is the most powerful force in the galaxy.

Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire

I’m thankful because it taught me that it is okay to be different, and feel differently, and even if no one is looking for you, it doesn’t mean you are less deserving of being found.

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

I’m thankful because it healed so many wounds that I constantly open up about my biraciality and my white-passingness.

Bloody Rose (The Band #2) by Nicholas Eames

I’m thankful because this is the first book I was ever in the acknowledgements for and I still can’t believe it. So thankful and so blessed.

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

I’m thankful because this book proved that ownvoices queer, Asian stories can be New York Times Best Sellers!

Okay, friends, this was a little personal, and actually made me cry while writing up, but I hope you enjoyed! I also just want to mention that even though most people in the US celebrate Thanksgiving by just being grateful for everything they have and for the family they are able to celebrate with, I don’t want to ignore that this day also marks the genocide of America’s indigenous people. It is heartbreaking and not okay and I don’t want to make light of that whatsoever. November is also Native American Heritage Month in the US, and I’d much rather celebrate that with my loved ones. But I hope you’re all having a safe and happy day, that is filled with a good book or two. ✨

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Bookish Thanksgiving Tag

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American followers! You guys will never know how thankful I am for each and every one of you! I hope you all have an amazing day with your family, and good food, and even better books! 🍂🦃💛

I wanted to just do a little tag blog post to celebrate! And I know I’m going to be busy today with my family, so I thought this would be a fun thing to update! This tag was created by Fangirlscity over on BookTube!

1. Bread – What book is purely fluff, and has no real plot line?
Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt, and the rest of the series. Like, they are so addicting, but you’ll finish and be like “what did I just read?” after you close every single book.

2. Turkey – What book made you want to fall asleep?
The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court #1) by Richelle Mead, and honestly anything else recent by Richelle Mead. I’m still in shock how low her quality has dipped, because she used to be such an auto-buy author for me.

3. Gravy – What book makes the whole series worth reading?
Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse #1) by Leigh Bardugo. I honestly only thought Siege and Storm was just okay, and I blatantly disliked Ruin and Rising, but Shadow and Bone was honest perfection.

4. Stuffing – What book is stuffed full of action scenes?
Traitor’s Blade (Greatcoats #1) by Sebastien de Castell! Seriously, it’s a nonstop, action-filled, hilarious ride that I never want to get off. I can’t recommend this entire series enough.

5. Mashed Potatoes – What book looked good, and then wasn’t?
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness. Such a beautiful atmosphere, such an enthralling synopsis, so much potential, and just… nothing.

6. Cranberries – What book has the sweetest romance?
Lazlo and Sarai from Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, hands down. So beautiful, so pure, must protect them at all costs. I’m not crying right now, you are crying right now.

7. Corn – What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?
Okay, hear me out, I think Geekerella by Ashley Poston is corny, but in the best way possible! It’s geeky, and predictable, but oh so sweet! Such a fun read.

8. Green beans – What book is too long and needs to be shortened?
You all are going to kill me, but every single Sarah J. Maas novel. If I end up giving one of her books one star or five stars, it doesn’t matter, I always think those books are so long winded and could so easily be condensed!

9. Pumpkin Pie – What book do you read to get out of a reading slump?
Harry Potter, any and all, always.

10. Dog/Cat – What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food that you would steal from the table?
First off, this is a random transition question, but okay… stuffing, also always stuffing.

And that’s the tag! I hope you guys enjoyed, and I hope you guys are having a fantastic Thanksgiving! Happy reading, lovelies! 🍂💛 🦃

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