Get to know us with… books! (obviously)

My sister is my best friend in the entire world. I know she’s going to blush when reading this and I don’t even care, you know me, I’m a marshmallow, so… I’m owning it.

A little while ago, we started doing collaborative blog posts on the blog and we’re happy to be back for another round today!  I know I (Marie), as the creator of this blog, take a whole lot of place here. But if you’re curious and interested to hear my sister’s voice a little bit, feel free to check out her category and her posts on the blog, too! She has some fantastic posts and recommendations that will make your TBR even more murderous. You’ve been warned.

If there’s something I don’t talk about much on the blog, it’s, well… myself. As you might have noticed it – or not, if you’re new reading this, hello and thank you for stopping by, I already love you -, I am not too fond of talking about myself. If I and my occasionally very awesome co-blogger and sister Nyx have been sharing more personal posts every now and then…. well, today, we decided to do one together with this fun “get to know us” kind of post….

By talking about books.

 

You’re not going to know our blood type or random quirks today and honestly… do you care? I mean, we all know we’re here for THE BOOKS. I know I am, at least for today. So let’s do this and LET’S TALK BOOKS.

Thank you so much to the lovely Consu for tagging us in the Get To Know Ya Book Tag. You’re a sweetheart and if you’re reading this, check out her awesome blog!

Favorite Book of All Time


Marie: If I say Looking For Alaska, well… don’t say you didn’t see this coming. Always my favorite book.

Nyx: Oh my…getting right into it huh? I think I’ll go with I’ll Give You The Sun. It gave me FEELINGS. But seriously I could choose at least 10 favorite books…

Favorite Book Five Years Ago

Marie: Five years ago, I discovered the Mara Dyer series and became obsessed with it all. Like, really. The writing, the compelling story, the creepiness ahhh, I lived for this series so much.

Nyx: I was really into the Pretty Little Liars series. All the drama and the twists… I was hooked! I remember that I devoured all those books on summer vacation.

Favorite Duology/Trilogy/Series

Marie: You can’t be asking me to pick a favorite series. I think I know what my sister’s going to pick, so I’m going to do differently and talk about The Wrath and The Dawn. I fell in love with this series, the gorgeous writing and the incredible characters.

Nyx: Why are you so cruel??! I’m going to pick Uglies (I’m pretty sure my lovely sister knew that, I’m so predictable I need to do something about it haha…). It’s my all time favorite and it’s this series that got me into dystopia. Can I at least mention all my other loved ones? Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and The Lunar Chronicles, I ADORE you!

Last book You Read

Marie: The last book I finished reading was Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies. While I had a really fun time reading it and it was overall entertaining, it is just a 3 stars because it was missing depth and emotions for me.

Nyx: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing! It was a great mix of contemporary and science fiction, I really enjoyed it. It was well-written, the characters were complex, the issues like fame and social media were well-depicted…and damn it… all the twists!!

Last Book of Poetry I’ve Read

Marie: I ….. I honestly can’t recall. I don’t read poetry a whole lot. Any recommendations?

Nyx: Like my sister, I’m not really a poetry person.

What Book most influenced your life

Marie: I’m not too sure of which book to pick out, there, there are so many books, and so many books have had a significant influence in different ways. I’m going to pick Eliza and Her Monsters for that one. I’m not going to talk about my personal thoughts on mental health (did so here), but Eliza just made me feel seen and it hurted, but it was also beautiful.

Nyx: I’m going to say Starfish. This book is a pure gem! It deals with anxiety and it just felt good to have a great mental health representation. I felt connected to the character, it made me feel less alone in my struggle with anxiety. It was a really empowering story.

Book That Made You Ugly Cry

Marie: There are LOTS of books that make me cry and, honestly, I am kind of seeking them out, too, because I love books that make me emotional for some reason. For the last book that made me cry, I’m going to go with The Astonishing Color of After, since… well, by the time I finished reading it, I just wanted to sob. Like, really, ugly sob or something.

Nyx: The Serpent King. It was such a heartbreaking story with a powerful and hopeful message about taking control of your own life. If you have a heart, it WILL make you cry.

Book That Made You Laugh

Marie: I don’t remember if there’s a book that really made me laugh, out loud, but I’m reminded of Down and Across right now so I’m going to go with that one. This is such a fun, underrated read and a fantastic coming of age and debut that I’d definitely recommend. I know it made me happy.

Nyx: American Panda? It didn’t actually make me laugh…but I don’t know if any of the books I’ve ever read was really that funny? Do I need to read more funny books?! Anyway, American Panda made me giddy, it made me smile, it put me a good mood, does that count?

Character You’d Like to Be For A Day

Marie: I’m going to mention Everything Leads To You, because it’s such an underrated and adorable book that everyone should read. Also I’d totally take Emi’s place for a little while to see what it’s like to work on movie sets.

Nyx: Katniss so I can be with Peeta? But I’ll have to compete in the games and face Snow…hum…I think I’m going to with Hermione from Harry Potter (DUH…). I would LOVE to wander the halls of Hogwarts and be that smart, brave and loyal girl. I would love to be best friends with Harry and Ron. I would love fly on a broom and make potions.

Book So Good You Dreamt About It

Marie: So I can’t recall if I ever dreamed of a book one day…. but I’m currently reading The Dark Vault, it’s a special edition of the Archived series by V.E. Schwab and that world, that imagination. I could dream of that for sure. It’s so good.

Nyx: We Were Liars. It was a freaking roller coaster and I loved it! I just left my mind running wild so yeah…not surprised that it made it into my dreams. Go read it people!

Book You DNFed

Marie: I actually can’t recall the last time I DNFed a book.

Nyx: I’ve never DNFed a book. Yeah… you read that right. Thanks to my sister’s amazing taste and your awesome recommendations, all the books I read are great and totally match my tastes.

Marie: Awwwwwwww. That was a very marshmallow-y moment.

What Book are You Excited to Read

Marie: There are SO many books I’m REALLY excited to read, it’s torture to pick only one. But I will try and mention Laura Silverman’s incredible looking book, You Asked For Perfect, releasing next year. I’ve been SO impatient to read that one and I really can’t wait. Perfectionism and academic pressure and this is so a me book.

Nyx:  We Set The Dark On Fire! The plot is original and refreshing. I bet it’s going to be action-packed with awesome character development. I just can’t wait to get my hands on it!

We’re going to tag some awesome people, because we’d love to read your answers! Feel free to skip this tag if you’re not interested in doing it at all! And feel free to join in if you want to take part, but haven’t been tagged, too!

We’d love to hear from you!

Do we have some books in common? Are you spotting any favorites here? By the way, can YOU pick one favorite book? Or favorite series? (Impossible, right?)

What’s one book you are the most excited to read? (Whether it’s already released, or not?) Let us know your thoughts in comments!

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63 thoughts on “Get to know us with… books! (obviously)

  1. Ahh this post is so wonderful, and heart-warming, and I may have teared up when I read your introduction, Marie. :’)

    I 100% agree with you guys on Starfish, TACOA, and You Asked for Perfect – I’m dying to read it, and I relate so much to the main character as well, so I hope it’s amazing – and I really need to get to Everything Leads To You asap now. ❤

    Such a lovely post, thanks for brightening my Sunday. ❤

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    1. Aww Lily I’m so happy you enjoyed it, thank you so much for your sweet words, this means a lot ❤ I hope you’ll get to read Everything Leads To You soon, it’s such an adorable, quick read, I loved it ❤

      Thank you so much, you’re too sweet! ❤

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  2. this is such a sweet, fun, cute posttt 😭😭😭 siblings are literally the best aww im so glad to hear you two are so close ❤ ❤

    yayyy for the wrath and the dawn being the favourite duology. i love it so much, the characters the atmosphere, everything's so beautiful i wanna reread now lol

    👏👏👏 for both eliza and her monters and starfish, i AGREE so hard bc both those books hit me so closely i loved them sm. you both have such great taste in books bc YES AMERICAN PANDA WAS ADORABLY FUNNY and also so real and relatable.

    i love this post, it made me feel all the marshmallow-y feels, so i think your job was done well lol ❤

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    1. Aww thank you so much, I’m so, so happy you enjoyed reading this ❤
      I love the wrath and the dawn so, very much, just writing about it makes me want to reread it too, somedaaaaaay we will, we have to! it’s too beautiful!

      Aww thank you so much, I’m so glad ❤ I loved Eliza so much and I agree that American Panda was so much fun to read!! ❤

      Thank you so much, yay job done, join us in the marshmallow club haha ❤

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    1. Yeeees, Harry Potter is awesome! It’s this series that really got me into reading, I’ll always be in love with all those characters and that magic world 😍 Aww, that’s sweet thank you! 😘 Yaaay, sisters are awesome 💞

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  3. This is such an awesome tag with awesome picks! 💖

    I’ll give you the sun was my favourite book around two or three years ago and I still love it SO much, i actually want to reread it soon, hopefully in January. I really need to read Starfish and Eliza as well as a few other books on here 🙈

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you liked it! 😘 Yeees, I really want to re-read it someday too 😍 Oh yeees, you really need to! Starfish and Eliza are amazing, hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did. 😊

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  4. These are great answers for this tag. 🙂 I definitely saw your favourite book being Looking for Alaska Marie, I would have been more surprised if there’d been a different answer for that question. I’ll Give You the Sun is one of my favourite contemporaries, I really want more from Jandy Nelson but until then I’ll settle for the two amazing books by her I always own! 😀
    I don’t really read poetry either, although I have a few poetry books on my TBR list, and oh The Dark Vault is a great read. When it comes to world building and unique concepts V.E. Schwab is one of the best!
    Again great post and great answers. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Beth! ❤ Ahah, I couldn't not mention that book, I love it way too much 🙂 and we need more Jandy Nelson books!! I love everything she writes and can't wait to read more of it ❤ ❤
      I am loving The Dark Vault so far, really, such a brilliant read. I had to know though, Schwab never disappoints 😀

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  5. I am not at all surprised to see some Hank and John Green in here hahaha but it was lovely to read your answers! Thank you for tagging me as well, I am sure this is going to be fun to answer to (even if I don’t think I have just one book for each of the questions …)

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  6. Aww, I love this post so much! You dolls are so sweet! I love the Wrath and the Dawn duology, We Were Liars, American Panda, and Eliza and her Monsters! Thank you so much for the tag! It was so great learning more about your fav books through this post, Marie and Nyx! ❤️

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  7. Love this post, Marie & Nyx!! 💞 It’s so great seeing how close you two are; it really makes me smile. ☺️

    I love The Wrath and the Dawn too, as you know, Marie!! I really need to read The Rose and the Dagger soon and finish up this incredible duology. 😍 I love that you two said Eliza and Her Monsters & Starfish as the books that have most influenced your lives; I related to Eliza and Kiko a lot, too.

    And omg yes!! I’m SO incredibly excited to read You Asked for Perfect as well; I just know that it’s gonna resonate with me so much as a (very) stressed student. Anyway, wonderful post as always!! I loved learning more about the books you both love. 💖

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    1. Oh thank you so much Dezzy, this makes me so happy, I’m glad you enjoyed it 💖
      I can’t WAIT for you to read The Rose and the Dagger, I adored it so, so much. It’s such a gorgeous series 💖

      YES! You asked for perfect sounds like the book I needed years ago haha, as I’m not in school or university anymore. It sounds amazing and SO promising! 💖

      Thank you so much!! 💖

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  8. Ahh, this post was so wonderful to read! Talking about books with your sister must be one of the best feelings ever.🤗

    I was screaming at so many books I love that were mentioned in this post- Starfish, American Panda, Harry Potter, Everything Leads to You, We Were Liars. THEY’RE JUST ALL SO BEAUTIFUL.

    Thank you so much for the tag!❤️I will definitely do this soon, and I look forward to it.

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  9. What a lovely post! I love that books about mental health inspired you both, I actually didn’t know Starfish was about mental health!
    Also, I recently got a copy of American Panda, but had been putting it off, but now that it was funny I am super excited to read it! The books that made me laugh the most are Sway by Kat Spears (SO FUNNY) and Get Happy by Mary Amato. They’re both really funny.

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it 😊 Yeah, we were also surprised that we picked the same kind of books for that question! You should really read Starfish, it’s such a great story 😊 Oh yeees, you’re going to love American Panda. It’s sweet and funny, a perfect read if you’re feeling down! I need to check those out. I realized that I don’t really read funny books, that’s a shame. Thanks for the recs 😘

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  10. ahhh I love this post so muchhh???? My sister is my best friend as wellllllllll, I force her to read everything I read and then force her to fangirl w me XD
    ++You Asked For Perfect is so good!!! I read the ARC and it was the most relatable thing in this world, the struggles the MC goes through to be perfect academically was like a mirror to my high school/current college life klsjdflkdsjflksj

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    1. Ahhh thank you malanie you’re a sweetheart, I’m so glad you liked it 💖💖
      AND YAY FOR SISTER READING, sister reading is the beeeeeest thing ever, isn’t it 💖
      You’re so lucky you got to read the ARC, I’m so happy you loved it so much! I can’t wait to read it 😀
      Thank you so much! 😀

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  11. This is such a lovely post, Marie and Nyx 🙂 Loved your introduction part. I wish I could do something like this with my sister 😛
    Thank you for the tag. I would like to do it as soon as possible.

    I have read only a couple of books from this list but absolutely want to read all of these. I always trust your recommendations.
    Can’t agree more about Starfish. It is such an important and great read. Everyone should read it.

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    1. Thank you, so happy you liked it 😘 Yeees, you really should it’s such a fun tag to do! Aww, that’s so sweet 😳 Hope you’ll enjoy them all 😁 YEES, Starfish is amazing. You’re absolutely right, everyone should like it!

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    1. Aww thank you, I’m happy you enjoyed it 😀
      Oh there were so many PLL books, I ended up stopping after a while as well haha. And YOU HAVE to read The Retribution at some point, I’d love to hear what you think of it 😀

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  12. Aww this is such a lovely post!! 😀 I really agree with you about eliza and her monsters. And I want to check out starfish and the astonishing colour of after. And Serpent King made me ugly cry too. Glad American Panda made you smile. And Dark Vault sounds amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it 😊 Eliza is such an amazing book 😍 You’re going to love Starfish! Oh my god yes, The Serpent King was SO emotional 😭😭 American Panda is such a cute read, it’s perfect when you’re feeling down! Thanks for stopping by 😘😘

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  13. What a lovely idea to give a little bit about yourselves! I don’t do much personal sharing either. However, I will tell anyone about all the books that I love, too. You have me excited to read Looking for Alaska because it is on my TBR for next year. I can’t believe that I haven’t read it yet and the fact that it is your favourite book is amazing. 🙂

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  14. I loved the Mara Dyer books so much when I was younger! I’ve been debating reading the new Noah Shaw books, but I’m worried it’s been too long since I read the original series and I’ll feel lost. Have you read those by any chance?

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    1. Yay, I’m so happy to hear that ❤ I adore that series SO much. ❤
      I have read only the first book in the Noah Shaw series (I think the second one has released yesterday or something? I haven't had the chance to read or buy it just yet). To be honest, I wasn't as swept away as I was with the original trilogy. I still liked the writing and atmosphere, but, I don't know, the feeling wasn't the same and it didn't feel just as great. maybe it's also because I didn't read the original trilogy before reading that one and felt a bit lost hahaha. Do you thiink you'll give these books a try? 🙂

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      1. I’m still not sure. I was honestly a little disappointed when they were announced because even though I loved Mara Dyer, I felt like the series had a really good ending so I was ready to see something new from Michelle Hodkin. Still, I adored Noah in the originals, so perhaps someday I’ll give them a shot.

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      2. I agree with you 200%! I really liked the ending of the original series and thought that the author could have left it at that.
        I hope to hear your thoughts whenever you want to give them a try 😀

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  15. Hi Marie and Nyx ❤
    Thank you for the tag!!! Wow, favourite book of all time, what a cruel question!!! I might go with The Book Thief, since it is also the book that made me ugly cry the most hahahaha 🙂
    I also enjoyed Looking for Alaska (which I actually read because of Marie's recommendation!) I've been wanting to read Starfish and Mara Dyer! Glad to hear that these made your list, which makes me want to read them even more 🙂

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    1. Hi Sophie!! ❤️ you’re so welcome, I hope you’ll enjoy doing it if you ever want to! 🙂
      I haven’t read The Book Thief – I’m not sure it would be for me, but I’ve heard so many great things about it 😀
      I hope you’ll give Starfish and Mara Dyer a try someday, I love both so much ❤️
      Thank you!! ❤️

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  16. This is such a great tag!! ❤ And I loved reading both of your answers. Choosing Katniss’ life would have so many glorious advantages like spending time with Peeta, but competiting in the games would be too much. Maybe choosing a Post Mockingjay Katniss would be the best option❤
    You Asked for Perfect is amazing and you’ll adore it, Marie! I can absolutely guarantee that 😊

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    1. Tell me about it, I spent SO much time looking for the answers 😅 It was still a lot of fun 😁 I’m going to check it out! Thanks for stopping by 😘

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  17. It’s so sweet that you did this with your sister! The list you guys made here is definitely going to my Goodreads Want to Read list especially the Dark Vault and Eliza and Her Monster. Such a great book list! can’t wait to hear for more of your suggestions! xx

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