Books I Want to Read But Dont Want to Read Tag

Hi everyone! Another book tag today and I’m really excited about it because I just love talking about my book anxiety *inserts extreme sarcasm here*… but no seriously, I’m not ashamed of sharing my list of books I’m probably never going to read… but I want to! Let’s just get right into the tag.

A Book You Feel You Need To Read Because Everyone Talks About It

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Simonverse, #1)

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

Honestly, the whole series applies to this question but mainly this first book. I bought this book about 2 years ago and I read 5 pages and had to ask myself the question: “Do I even really want to read this, or am I reading it just because everyone else has?” I then decided that I only really picked it up because of the hype and wasn’t actually interested in it.

A Book That’s Really Long

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) – J.K. Rowling

UGH! I want to continue on with the series so bad but, 870 pages?! I just find it absolutely ridiculous. Just the audiobook alone is 27 hours. My god! I really want to continue on, but should I even bother? I don’t know. I am still deciding on whether I’ll take the plunge and try and finish this series.

A Book You’ve Owned/Had on Your TBR For Too Long

Love & Luck (Love & Gelato, #2)

Love & Luck (Love & Gelato #2) – Jenna Evans Welch

I really want to read this book, but I don’t want it to ruin the first book’s experience I had. I have high hopes for this series, even though I don’t see it get too much hype. I DO want to read this, I swear… it’s just taking so much strength for me to take the plunge.

A Book That Is ‘Required’ Reading

Lord of the Flies

Lord of The Flies – William Golding

Yes, technically I have in fact read this. Honestly, while read this in high school, I kind of just skimmed the book and didn’t actually really pay attention when reading it. I would love to read it again, but I have been definitely putting it off. Hopefully I can get to it this week at some point.

A Book That Intimidates You

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

This book seriously intimidates the hell out of me. It’s a giant and I know there a lot of complex parts about it. I bought it so I could push myself towards reading it, but I’m still in that stage where I don’t really know if I want to read it just yet.

A Book That You Think Might Be Slow

Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #1)

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy – Leigh Bardugo

I’m not that big into fantasy that much anyways, so a book like this would be slow for me. I know there’s a lot of hype, a lot of people have read it… but I feel like for me it will take me a super long time to get through one of these books, let a lone a whole series.

A Book You Need To Be In The Right Mood For

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All The Way Down – John Green

This is a book you definitely have to be in the right mood/mind-set for. Pretty much any hard-hitting contemporary you have to be in the mood for, or at least in my opinion. A book like this where it deals with such heavy topics, you have to be in the right mood to be able to deal with all of that.

A Book You’re Unsure If You Will Like

Radio Silence

Radio Silence – Alice Oseman

I really want to read this book, and honestly all I have heard is amazing, good things. I’m nervous, but I do want to try this. Will I ever get to it though? Who knows.

I am tagging anyone who wants to go ahead and try this to go ahead and give it a shot! Tag me in your posts so I can see what some of your answers were as well!

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Books I Want To Read In 2020

(1) The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren

The Honey-Don't List

(2) Book #5-7 in the Harry Potter series

(3) The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient

(4) Blitzed (Playbook #3) – Alexa Martin

Blitzed (Playbook, #3)

(5) The Hunger Games series – Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

(6) The Selection (The Selection #1) – Kiera Cass

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

(7) Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) – Marissa Meyer

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

(8) Heartless – Marissa Meyer


(9) Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1) – Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1)

(10) Turtles All The Way Down – John Green

Turtles All the Way Down

(11) Twilight (Twilight #1) – Stephanie Meyer

Twilight (Twilight, #1)

(12) Love & Luck (Love & Gelato #2) – Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Luck (Love & Gelato, #2)

What are you excited to read in 2020?

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Welcome To Blogmas and December TBR | Blogmas 2019

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday and Happy December 1st! Yes, the year is almost over and we have some fun things planned this month. For starters, if you couldn’t already tell by the very obvious title, I am participating in Blogmas this year! Fun, right? I already post 5 days a week, so I figured an extra two days wouldn’t really be all that crazy to do, just for a few weeks I suppose.

I have some pretty fun posts planned for the holiday season that are bookish, and of course end of the year updates for my reading. I have been looking forward to this all year, I have been reading for an entire year, keeping track of monthly stats, for the simple reason of being able to re-cap a lot this month, so make sure to pay attention to that!

What is Blogmas you may ask? Well, Blogmas is the time in December where you blog everyday (or vlog, or BOTH) from December 1st all the way up until Christmas, which is December 25th.

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Typically, you want to do Christmas-y themed posts, but we are rebels and won’t necessarily do that the entire month. I’ll still be doing WWW Wednesdays and Top Ten Tuesday’s guys. There will be Christmas themed stuff, but I’ll mix it up a little bit because can we really type 25 Christmas themed posts? No, no I cannot.

I am so excited for Blogmas guys and I hope you are too! Leave links below in the comments if you are also participating this year! I would love to read your guys posts as well.

Let’s get into the second part of this post now, my December TBR!

So I really don’t plan on getting too much reading done, since it is one of the busiest times of the year with all the holidays, blog wrap-ups, and it’s also the start of my busy season at work. As much as I would love to finish the Harry Potter series this year, I really don’t think it will happen. I would love to have at least started book 6 by the end of the year and finish the series at the beginning of 2020. We will have to see.

The Kingdom – Jess Rothenberg

The Kingdom

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

and then hopefully… Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)

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November 2019 TBR

Hello everyone! I have decided that this month I will be participating in NaNoWriMo. I am pretty confident I can do this and I am just so excited! It’s my first year trying this so fingers crossed! I don’t have much of a TBR planned due to this, so this month I’m doing something a little different.

This month, we are doing a…. TBR JAR!

Yes, I’m doing it. I have found a lovely jar, I have written names of books on tiny pieces of paper and put them in my jar, so that throughout the month, I can pick the names and ta-daaaa, that’s the book I will have to read. I don’t expect to get to a lot of them, but even if I finish at least two books, I’ll be happy.

Okay so, there is one book that will be a definite read and that is Supernova (Renegades #3) by Marissa Meyer. I have been waiting all October for this book and I am just really excited for this.

Supernova (Renegades, #3)

Okay so… I think that’s it. I think just for this month, I will post TBR Jar Journal’s every Saturday and also NaNo updates as well, just so people can kinda follow along with where I am at.

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Book’s I’ve Recently Added To My TBR

Hello everyone! How’s everyone enjoying the month of September so far? Last month was a tough reading month for me, but this September I plan to get myself back on track. I’m in the mood to really read some new books that 1) I haven’t heard of and 2) that aren’t so hyped or popular. I’ve added these books to my TBR recently, and I’d love to show you guys what I have added. So let’s just jump right in!

(1) Wild and Crooked – Leah Thomas

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In Samsboro, Kentucky, Kalyn Spence’s name is inseparable from the brutal murder her father committed when he was a teenager. Forced to return to town, Kalyn must attend school under a pseudonym . . . or face the lingering anger of Samsboro’s citizens, who refuse to forget the crime.

Gus Peake has never had the luxury of redefining himself. A Samsboro native, he’s either known as the “disabled kid” because of his cerebral palsy, or as the kid whose dad was murdered. Gus just wants to be known as himself.

When Gus meets Kalyn, her frankness is refreshing, and they form a deep friendship. Until their families’ pasts emerge. And when the accepted version of the truth is questioned, Kalyn and Gus are caught in the center of a national uproar. Can they break free from a legacy of inherited lies and chart their own paths forward?

(2) We Regret To Inform You – Ariel Kaplan

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Mischa Abramavicius is a walking, talking, top-scoring, perfectly well-rounded college application in human form. So when she’s rejected not only by the Ivies, but her loathsome safety school, she is shocked and devastated. All the sacrifices her mother made to send her to prep school, the late nights cramming for tests, the blatantly resume-padding extracurriculars (read: Students for Sober Driving) … all that for nothing.

As Mischa grapples with the prospect of an increasingly uncertain future, she questions how this could have happened in the first place. Is it possible that her transcript was hacked? With the help of her best friend and sometimes crush, Nate, and a group of eccentric techies known as “The Ophelia Syndicate,” Mischa launches an investigation that will shake the quiet community of Blanchard Prep to its stately brick foundations.

(3) Hot Dog Girl – Jennifer Dugan

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Elouise (Lou) Parker is determined to have the absolute best, most impossibly epic summer of her life. There are just a few things standing in her way:

* She’s landed a job at Magic Castle Playland . . . as a giant dancing hot dog.
* Her crush, the dreamy Diving Pirate Nick, already has a girlfriend, who is literally the Princess of the park. But Lou’s never liked anyone, guy or otherwise, this much before, and now she wants a chance at her own happily ever after.
* Her best friend, Seeley, the carousel operator, who’s always been up for anything, suddenly isn’t when it comes to Lou’s quest to set her up with the perfect girl or Lou’s scheme to get close to Nick.
* And it turns out that this will be their last summer at Magic Castle Playland–ever–unless she can find a way to stop it from closing.

Jennifer Dugan’s sparkling debut coming-of-age queer romance stars a princess, a pirate, a hot dog, and a carousel operator who find love–and themselves–in unexpected people and unforgettable places.

(4) Everything is Just Fine – Brett Paesel

Coach Randy is working mightily to keep it together, and not simply with his vaguely unhappy wife, distant child, and a new boss who’s eliminating half the sales force. This season’s soccer parents are a demanding bunch. Diane’s wine-fueled group e-mails are almost unintelligible; team mom Jacqui’s enthusiasm for the league verges on manic; a divorced couple can barely conceal their murderous rage at each other; and another mom is laser-focused on schooling everyone on what constitutes a healthy snack option.
All the secrets and lies bubbling below the surface of their membrane-thin civility threaten to combust when Alejandro, a young, foreign assistant coach refuses to play by the Beverly Hills code, which is to mind your own business and don’t look too deeply into anyone’s soul. Especially your own.
Brett Paesel brings hilarity and huge heart to a world that looks enviable and shiny on the outside but is, in truth, filled with aching for connection on the inside. In the vein of Perotta and Semple, everyday life in Paesel’s deft rendering is anything but.

(5) Teen Titans: Raven – Kami Garcia

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When a tragic accident takes the life of 17-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom—and Raven’s memory—she moves to New Orleans to recover and finish her senior year of high school.

Starting over isn’t easy. Raven remembers everyday stuff like how to solve math equations and make pasta, but she can’t remember her favorite song or who she was before the accident. And when impossible things start happening, Raven begins to think it might even be better not to know who she was before.

But as she grows closer to her new friends, her foster sister, Max, and Tommy Torres, a guy who accepts her for who she is now, Raven has to decide if she’s ready to face what’s buried in the past… and the darkness building inside her.

(6) Don’t Date Rosa Santos – Nina Moreno

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Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat.

But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about.

As her college decision looms, Rosa collides – literally – with Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon?

(7) As Many Nows As I Can Get – Shana Youngdahl

As Many Nows as I Can Get

In one impulsive moment the summer before they leave for college, overachievers Scarlett and David plunge into an irresistible swirl of romance, particle physics, and questionable decisions. Told in non-linear, vivid first-person chapters, As Many Nows As I Can Get is the story of a grounded girl who’s pulled into a lightning-strike romance with an electric-charged boy, and the enormity of the aftermath. Cerebral, accessible, bold, and unconventionally romantic, this is a powerful debut about grief, guilt, and reconciling who you think you need to be with the person you’ve been all along.

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Top Ten Tuesday #23 – Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding and Why

Hello everyone and it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday!

This was an idea created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules basically go a little like this:

  1. Jana creates a new topic every Tuesday to make your list, and you create your own Top Ten (or three, or five, or twenty, however many you choose!)
  2. Link back your posts to That Artsy Reader Girl so when others read your post, they’ll know where to go to get more info about future upcoming topics.
  3. There is a linky widget on Jana’s Top Ten Tuesday post so other’s can see your post as well as you being able to check out everyone else’s! So definitely leave your links!
  4. Don’t be afraid to add your own twist to it!

This week’s topic: Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding and Why

(1) 13 Reasons Why

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I think it’s kind of obvious why I’m avoiding this one but I really wish I would just do it! I loved the first season of the show, but I’ve heard so many negative things about the book and the outcomes of it, I feel like I would only have to read it for enjoyment and not review it? Then again, that probably will change after I read it. This isn’t so much of a rush to read as some of these other ones are, but definitely want to get on it soon.

(2) The Sun Is Also A Star

I loved Nicola Yoon’s first book, Everything, Everything, so I think that’s why I’m a little shy of reading this book. I’ve heard mixed reactions so I’m hoping to get to this by the end of the summer so I can watch the movie.

(3) Daughter of Smoke and Bone (DOSAB #1)

(4) The Selection (The Selection #1)

A dystopia based on The Bachelor?? Sounds like just the right amount of drama I need. But why am I avoiding it? Well.. I don’t really want to purchase all of the books in the series, and I know my library doesn’t own the entire series. I’m afraid if I read this first book and love it, what’s going to happen when I want to read the rest? Ya know what I’m saying?

(5) Harry Potter #5-7

I actually surprisingly really loved books #1-4. I didn’t know if I’d enjoy the series starting the books at 20 years old… but I did! I think the size of the last 3 books are just making me want to avoid them more and more.

(6) Strange The Dreamer (STD #1)

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(7) Girls of Paper and Fire (GOPAF #1)

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