My bookish life from A, to Z

Hi friends! I hope you’ve been doing well. I’m back today with a fun and light blog post chatting about books I’ve read, books I’ve loved and so on, I hope you’ll have fun reading this!

I was tagged by the wonderful Rita @ Bookish Rita to do the A to Z Book Tag and, if it’s a fairly long tag, I also found it very, very fun to do and I hope you will too! Let’s get to it!

|A| ☂️ author you’ve read the most books from

Hmmmm I think it might be Sara Shepard from the Pretty Little Liars series, since I’ve read over 12 books…before giving up because this was getting way too long.

|B| ☂️ best sequel ever

A Torch Against The Night was a pretty pretty solid sequel. It was a roller coaster of emotions and I’m still not ready to read the next book.

📖 read my review

|C| ☂️ currently reading

As I’m drafting this, I’m currently reading Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune. It’s a lovely debut and it’s making me so, so, so very hungry.

|D| ☂️ drink of choice while reading

Tea, always tea, I’m made of 99% of tea or something.

|E| ☂️ e-reader or physical copy?

A couple years ago, I would have answered this question with a physical copy, always and forever but now… I’m not so sure. My love for physical copies, holding the book in my hands, cuddling it and ugh I will always love that so much, but my e-reader is so practical to carry around all day. Physical copy, I’d say, still, but… well it’s a close one.

|F| ☂️ fictional character you would have dated in high school

I’m going to talk about the wonderful Lincoln from Girl Out Of Water, that adorable, endearing, encouraging character I really fell for.

📖 read my review

|G| ☂️ glad you gave this book a chance

I’m going to say This Savage Song, by Victoria Schwab. If I loved all of Schwab’s books before, I was a little nervous getting into this one, because it’s a darker fantasy than I’m used to. I was surprised by how invested I was in it all though and I ended up really enjoying it. Thank you Kat!!
📖 read my review

|H| ☂️ hidden gem book

Nothing Left To Burn, by Heather Ezell. WHY AREN’T YOU READING THIS BOOK. It debuted last year and I adored it with all of my heart, it was intense, incredible and such, such a great read.
📖 read my review

|I| ☂️ important moment in your reading life

I think I might say when I first started blogging, but in order to be really more fitting with that question, I’d say when I found out and read my first books dealing with mental health and especially with anxiety representation, because I felt so seen and it was both terrifying and incredible.

☂️ Related blog post: 10 YA books dealing with anxiety.

|J| ☂️ just finished

I finished reading The Dazzling Heights recently and… I think it’s safe to say now that I’m trash for this series. It’s a mess and it’s dramatic over the top and I don’t know I’m just loving it anyway okay.

|K| ☂️ kind of books you won’t read

I don’t think I’ll ever venture into the horror genre too much, as I’m way too scared for that kind of books.

|L| ☂️ longest book you have ever read

I talked about that one recently, I think Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix has to be the longest book I’ve gone through. I’m a little terrified of big books okay.

|M| ☂️ major book hangover because of…

Evelyn Hugo. Always and forever Evelyn Hugo. Do you ever randomly think about Evelyn Hugo and want to cry? Because I do.

|N| ☂️ number of bookcases you own

At the moment, I have two bookcases at home and a mess of books lying around everywhere else, too. Might need more bookshelves, or more likely a little spring cleaning, but… I don’t know, it’s hard to part with books?!

|O| ☂️ one book you’ve read multiple times

I don’t re-read a lot of books, but one I’ve read multiple times is Delirium, by Lauren Oliver, one of my favorites of all times. I loved it just as much the second time as the first time.

|P| ☂️ preferred place to read

I’d read anywhere I can be left alone to bury myself into the pages, but I think my preferred place to read might be on my couch.

|Q| ☂️ quote that inspires you

“Maybe there’s something you’re afraid to say, or someone you’re afraid to love, or somewhere you’re afraid to go. It’s gonna hurt. It’s gonna hurt because it matters.”
John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

I have this quote printed and plastered on my wall and it’s been there for years and I just love it.

|R| ☂️ reading regret

Does not having enough time to read count as a reading regret? I also wish I could read fast? Okay. A reading regret, hmmmm… most likely these books I had to read for class that I didn’t love?

|S| ☂️ series you started and need to finish (all books are out)

Oh oh. Do you really want to go down that rabbit hole? I’m not certain I want to haha. Off the top of my head right now, there are all of the Marie Lu series (Legend, The Young Elites, Warcross), The Thousandth Floor series, the Flame in the Mist series, The Reader (AH I NEED THIS), This Savage Song

|T| ☂️ three of your all-time favorite books

This question is the worst of the lot. Three isn’t a lot of books, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO PICK THREE. Okay, off the top of my head, let’s say Emergency Contact, Eliza and Her Monsters, I Was Born For This.

|U| ☂️ unapologetic fangirl for

Everything Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegmund-Broka write. I’m just, I just need everything they write and will scream about their books forever and always.

 

|V| ☂️ very excited for this release

Oh let’s talk about PERMANENT RECORD. I need this book, I want this book I’m going to breathe this book and adore it and can you tell how excited I am about it???

|W| ☂️ worst bookish habit

Hm…. I cry in public while reading books? I have been focusing on new releases way too much this year and need to care about my backlist books a little more.

☂️ Related blog post: Are we too into new releases?

|X| ☂️ x marks the spot: start at the top of your shelf and pick the 27th book

The 27th book on my shelf is… Insurgent. I guess that I feel a little conflicted about this series. I enjoyed the first book, but now I don’t really have the best memories of how the series continued and ended.

|Y| ☂️ your latest book purchase

I recently pre-ordered Red, White & Royal Blue because of all the hype around it, because it’s royalty and romance and I hope I’m going to love this.

|Z| ☂️ zzz-snatcher book (the last book that kept you up way too late)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was one of these books that had me hooked right from the start. The gorgeous writing, the intriguing storyline, the characters, I loved everything about this series. I still need to continue with the Noah Shaw’s series… but I’m not that convinced about that one…

I’m tagging – no obligation, obviously!

And YOU! If you feel like doing this fun tag!

Copy the questions below!

⭐️ |A| author you’ve read the most books from ⭐️

⭐️ |B| best sequel ever ⭐️

⭐️ |C| currently reading ⭐️

⭐️ |D| drink of choice while reading ⭐️

⭐️ |E| e-reader or physical copy? ⭐️

⭐️ |F| fictional character you would have dated in high school ⭐️

⭐️ |G| glad you gave this book a chance ⭐️

⭐️ |H| hidden gem book ⭐️

⭐️ |I| important moment in your reading life ⭐️

⭐️ |J| just finished ⭐️

⭐️ |K| kind of books you won’t read ⭐️

⭐️ |L| longest book you have ever read ⭐️

⭐️ |M| major book hangover because of… ⭐️

⭐️ |N| number of bookcases you own ⭐️

⭐️ |O| one book you’ve read multiple times ⭐️

⭐️ |P| preferred place to read ⭐️

⭐️ |Q| quote that inspires you ⭐️

⭐️ |R| reading regret ⭐️

⭐️ |S| series you started and need to finish (all books are out) ⭐️

⭐️ |T| three of your all-time favorite books ⭐️

⭐️ |U| unapologetic fangirl for ⭐️

⭐️ |V| very excited for this release ⭐️

⭐️ |W| worst bookish habit ⭐️

⭐️ |X| x marks the spot: start at the top of your shelf and pick the 27th book ⭐️

⭐️ |Y| your latest book purchase ⭐️

⭐️ |Z| zzz-snatcher book (the last book that kept you up way too late ⭐️

Did you read any of the books I’ve mentioned here? Do you want to read them?

What was your latest book hangover? What about your latest book aquisition you’ve been excited about? I’d love to hear from you in comments!

 

 

 

 

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62 thoughts on “My bookish life from A, to Z

    1. Thank you so much my sweechie!! YAY for all the tea, we’d have a great time together on a couch, being lazy with our endless supply of tea and books haha 😀

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  1. if you get to finish any of the series please let it be the young elites and legend. i feel like marie lu’s books so good as a series, together, rather than individually. and aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe has given me such a book hangover…i cant stop thinking about it. very recently got we hunt the flame and im v excited about it!

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    1. Duly noted! I was actually planning on, hopefully if they’re not too expensive, getting the rest of the series on my e-reader sometime soon, sooooo I’m hoping to continue with them in the next couple of months. I’m excited/nervous!! 😀
      Ahh, hope you’ll love We Hunt The Flame, I’ve heard so many great things about this book 😀
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment ❤ ❤

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    1. Ahahha I get that, the new and shiny books are always calling out to us, it’s hard to resist! I hope we’ll be able to get to more backlist titles soon, fingers crossed haha 🙂
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❤

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    1. AHHH yes, you should. I was so nervous to read it, because of all the hype and I regret not having read it sooner. I can’t stop thinking about it haha 🙂

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  2. I need to read more Victoria Schwab books– I think I want to start with the ADSOM series but then I think I will read This Savage Song.
    Yes I still think about Evelyn Hugo even after finishing it a while ago!! I think the book that gave me by latest book hangover was The Kings Men by Nora Sakavic!!
    Ahh… that John Green quote is amazing!! It’s gonna hurt because it matters 😍😍 and I love that it is on your walls!!
    Ooh… I didn’t know about permanent record– I still need to read Emergency contact!! But wow the cover is just as beautiful!! 😍
    Thank you so much for the tag!! 💛 I look forward to doing it!! 💕 (and thank you for having the questions to copy– that is so handy and a genius idea 😁)
    Great tag!!! 💕

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    1. Ahhh yes you do, Schwab is incredible, I love her books and her writing and world-building skills and ahh. ❤ I hope you'll give her stories a try, I'd recommend ADSOM since I liked it a little more 😀
      I can't get over Evelyn Hugo haha I loved it so, so much. ❤
      I can't wait to read Permanent Record, it sounds so incredible!
      You're so welcome, I can't wait to see your answers! ❤ ❤

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  3. Loved your answers! I’m glad you enjoyed The Savage Song! I enjoyed reading that book! I’m hoping to binge Shades of Magic series this year. I haven’t finished Young Elites either! I loved the Flame In the Mist but I didn’t love the sequel. I hope you enjoy it! Our dark duet was a great conclusion but I must warn you it has a bittersweet ending.

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    1. Ahhh thank you so much Raven! ❤ I hope you'll get to read the Shades of Magic series this year, I loved it so much 🙂
      I…. well, I'm kind of aware, unfortunately, of what happens in Our Dark Duet (stupid spoilers), which is probably why I have been putting off that book for so long haha 🙂

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    1. It really was! Feel free to take part in it if you’re inspired, I’d love to read your answers! 😀
      I can’t wait to read Red, White and Royal Blue, it’s my next read so I am very excited!! 😀

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    1. You’re so welcome, I hope you’ll have fun with it! (if you decide to do it, no pressure! <3)
      I KNOW right?? I feel like I need to scream about this book way, way more, it needs all of the hype. I'm so happy you read it and enjoyed it as well!! ❤ ❤

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  4. This is so fun! I loved reading all your answers. 🙂 I have to say that Order of the Phoenix is definitely the longest book I have ever (and probably will ever) read, haha! I remember feeling so accomplished when I finished it for the first time, lol.

    I saw a lot of books you mentioned that I really want to read! I need to get on reading If I’m Honest because I enjoyed Always Never Yours a lot. Also, Heartstopper! Because Radio Silence was one of the best books I’ve read all year and I’m STILL thinking about Aled. (The fact that I remember his name from this long ago is a good sign alone.)

    Wonderful post, Marie! ❤

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    1. Ahh thank you Olivia! ❤
      If you liked Always Never Yours, I'm confident you will like the authors' sophomore novel, it was SO good, I had such a great time with it 😀 and Heartstopper just makes me sooooooooooo happy. ❤ ❤
      Thank you so much!! ❤

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  5. MARIE!! It feels like I haven’t been on your blog in forever, but I’m so excited to see you do this tag. I honestly laughed at your first answer because I completely agree with Pretty Little Liars. At first, I was so determined to finish it and figure out who A was, but then the books just going on and on with no end in sight(!!) which is also why I ended up DNF-ing it. I’m also a major tea drinker. I love the smell of coffee, but it makes me way too jittery. :O I also absolutely love that we can be unapologetic fangirls for IF I”M BEING HONEST and ALWAYS NEVER YOURS together ❤

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    1. Oh thank you Tiffany, you’re too sweet! ❤ I got so mad by the end of it all, it was… well, endless so I gave up as well, I wish it weren't that long!
      AHH YES we can ALWAYS fangirl together about If I'm Being Honest and Always Never Yours ahhh I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH ❤

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  6. Yay for tea drinkers! That and water are my drinks of choice as well! And I stay far, far away from the horror genre! Me and scary stuff don’t mesh well at all! I also love, love, love that quote! I’m very bad at finding quotes while I read, but I love seeing which quotes stand out to others. And Red, White, & Royal Blue was my most recent purchase as well! Although, I have gotten some other books since then, but they were all arcs, so I obviously didn’t purchase them.

    I also love how you put the tag questions at the end of the post! That’s super clever and I think I’m going to try doing that in our future tags as well to make it convenient for whoever we tag!

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    1. I feel like I should make more of an effort to remember quotes of books, sometimes some sentences just, stick with me when I read and… after, well I end up forgetting about them and I’m mad haha. 🙂
      I can’t WAIT for you to read Red, White and Royal Blue! I just started it today and I can feel it will be good 😀
      Thank you so much, Malka! I find it so useful too ahah so I’m glad if it can help anyone 😀

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  7. ahhh so many books!!
    okay, so this savage song was amazing and you definitely need to check out the sequel because it’s equally good!! I also wanna cry while thinking about Evelyn Hugo (i actually would love to get a physical copy and re-read it and mark my favourite parts), and e-books have made their way into my heart because yes, they’re so practical. I’ve been wanting to read I was born for this for so long, so it’s nice to see it on your favourites!! ^^

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    1. I need to check out the sequel yeees! I’m just a tiny little bit mad because I got spoiled for it and…. well. It’s kind of ruined for me haha. Still, I want to read it someday 🙂
      Ahh, Marta, I really hope you will be able to read I Was Born For This someday, I love this book SO much ❤
      Thank you!! ❤ ❤

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  8. Great answers Marie! I too love real books but GAHHH my ereader is so much more practical. And I just read faster so I get to more books! (How can this be a bad thing?!) I was happy to see Emergency Contact on your favorite list. I was really happy to read that this year and found it amazingly realistic. I still need to read Delirium. It reminds me of you everytime I see it. I just need to jump in a do it! ❤️

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    1. Ahah I get that, I LOVE my physical copies, but carrying one around every day when I’m going to work is… a little annoying and SO MUCH heavier than my e reader hahaha. 🙂
      Ahh this makes me happy, Dani, I hope you’ll get to read Delirium sometime and will love it. I adore it SO much ❤

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      1. Yeah, even if you know what happens, it’s so interesting to see what the circumstances do to the characters and I still strongly believe that there is a HUGE opportunity for a spin-off series someday (why else introduce a bunch of new characters in the beginning, I am telling you!)

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  9. I love this tag, Marie!! I relate so much to not planning on reading the horror genre — I’m barely able to read thrillers and those aren’t even half as scary as horror books! (And my mind will just imagine the worst possible images at night 🙈) And I mean… I want to say I wish you didn’t know how the rest of us feel about Evelyn Hugo, because all it means is you know what pain is, but… I’m so glad you can finally join us in our weeping over that beautiful book!!

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    1. Ahh thank you, you’re so sweet! ❤
      I get that – I do a little better with books in the thriller/mystery genre than movies, because images forever stuck in your head, but still…. it's not something I like to read, I'm too scared haha!
      I AM STILL WEEPING, this book just destroyed me. I love it so much I can't stop thinking about it.

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  10. Oh I had such a hangover after Finale!! It’s SUCH A GOOD SERIES omg I can’t stop thinking about it and wishing there were more books. Also I love that Will Grayson quote too. And you’re going to adore Red White & Royal Blue 😍it’s so heartfelt and also hilarious! I don’t even read a lot of adult romcom, but that??? Perfect.

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    1. Ahhh maybe this means I need to continue with this series…. 👀
      I LOVED red white and royal blue so much??? I understand all of the hype, it’s such a soft, sweet yet important book too and I laughed so many times. LOVED it! 😀
      Thank you so much, Cait! ❤

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  11. I now really regret not buying the Mara Dyer books when I saw them on offer! I was trying to be good as I already have so much to read… I’ve also always been in two minds about reading Evelyn Hugo but I keep seeing wonderful things about it so I guess I should try to read it soon.

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    1. Ahhh well… there are so many mixed reviews about the Mara Dyer series, to be honest I’m always nervous about recommending it because of that. I personally LOVED it so much, the writing and the story and mystery of it all, I hope you’ll give it a try 🙂
      EVELYN hugo is so good I can’t stop thinking about itt. I hope you’ll read it 😀
      Thank you for your sweet comment, Charlotte! 😀

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      1. Yeah I have noticed that about the book but then I did have a look with the ‘first look’ feature on Amazon and the series definitely does look intriguing to me. Doesn’t Cassandra Clare recommend it on the cover too? Unless I’m completely mis-remembering which is definitely possible. I’ll keep an eye out for it as I’m sure I’ve seen it on offer quite frequently for Kindle. It does sound like the sort of book that I’d enjoy so I’ll definitely try to check it out soon (:
        I’ve seen several people saying that recently so I’ll have to add that to my TBR too. I don’t get why I’m so skeptical about picking it up – unless it’s just because it’s not really my usual genre – as I find the idea of reading about fame and learning the backstory to Evelyn’s seven husbands fascinating.
        Its fine, I enjoyed reading your post (:

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      2. I… I think so, I’m not sure about Cassandra Clare’s recommendation , but… I’m recommending it hahahaha. I hope you’ll love it 🙂
        If you love stories about fame and Hollywood drama, you should LOVE Evelyn Hugo, really hope you will! 🙂

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      3. I just looked, she calls it ‘haunting and dreamlike’. Thanks (: hopefully I will as it definitely sounds like my sort of story.
        Thanks again, I’ll make sure I check it out soon.

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