The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag 2.0

I’ve been giving a lot of two stars to books as of lately so I’m just gonna cleanse my hate. I wasn’t tag so oops.

A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT YOU DIDN’T LIKE

Alright so I read books 1-2 and I actually enjoyed myself reading these. Chaol was my everImage result for throne of glass seriesything and I was looking forward to Heir of Fire. Hell, I bought the book at Barnes and Noble and that shit was expensive. But when I read like the first quarter I was B.O.R.E.D. Then I tried reading the Assassin’s Blade and I was like “why does this exist?” I took a break and then like 3 years later I still never continued, I got rid of the books, and I don’t miss it because I heard the author shits on all the OG characters so nope I’m good. I didn’t really like anybody but Chaol anyway :/ Also, the author’s rep isn’t that good anymore too so yup bye.

25701463I had very high hopes for this one but was extremely disappointed. The main character loved girl hate way too much and was petty for no reason.

 

 

 

A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO HATE BUT YOU LOVE.

26025580This has under a 3.5 star rating on Goodreads and I’m not sure why. Do I give Gillian Flynn too much credit for her work? Perhaps. But I loved this little short story. I read it super fast and I was wrong about the plot twist. I love how GF makes fun of the paranormal genre in this book. I would recommend but I feel like I’m the minority in this one yikes

 

A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn people for spoilers) OR an OTP that you don’t like.

13597723I can shit on this series for days. The love triangle in this is soooooooooo dumb. I hated the main character, I hated both of the guys, both sides were full on insta love. I usually don’t mind love triangles and insta love but god damn this was all trash.

 

 

POPULAR AUTHOR THAT YOU CAN’T SEEM TO GET INTO.

Sarah J Maas and John Green (old answer but still true)

A Genre You Hardly Reach For

This always changes. I feel like I haven’t been reading a lot of fantasy or at least any good fantasy. I also don’t read a lot of historical fiction. I wanna change that though so any recs for fantasy and historical fiction would be nice!

A POPULAR BOOK TROPE THAT YOU’RE TIRED OF SEEING

I have so many okay okay. The Ineffective/Horrible Therapist like bye. We should not be promoting that thank you very much. Also, Love Cures Mental Illness. Gee why am I majoring in Psych if mental illness already has a fucking cure. Also, I still hate the whole characters withholding information crap to protect other characters. SO unnecessary. I basically hate all the black tropes {my post here}.

A POPULAR SERIES THAT YOU HAVE NO INTEREST IN READING.

Image result for a court of thorns and roses seriesMy friends in the real world keeps telling me to read this but I’m like NOO THIS DOESN’T INTEREST ME LEAVE ME ALONE YOU CAN READ AND LOVE THIS AND I’M GLAD YOU DO BUT STOP FORCING THIS SHIT ON ME THANK YOU

 

TAG YOU’RE IT…YEAH YOU!

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Febuary Wrap-Up|No Bad Books Month

I had a pretty bad month when it comes to my mental state but I still ended up reading 4 books. Despite me wanting to read more, I’m still happy because I read somee awesome books

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GENERAL

Favorite Book: Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World

Least Favorite Book: Tiny Pretty Things (gave it 3 stars though)

New Authors ReadMia McKenzie  Sona Charaipotra  Dhonielle Clayton  Benjamin Alire Sáenz

New Authors I want to continue reading: All of them!

READING CHALLENGES

Number of “Diversity” Books Read: 4

Number of #OwnVoices Read: 4

Number Books Completed for Classic Life Challenge: Nada oops

WHAT TYPES OF BOOKS DID I READ

Number of Kids/Middle Grade: 0

Number of YA: 2

Number of Adult/Lit Fiction: 0

Number of Classics: 0

Number of Short Stories/Novellas: 0

Number of Short Story Collections: 2

Number of Realistic Fiction Stories: 2

Number of Fantasy/Paranormal/Science Fiction: 0

Number of Mystery/Thrillers: 0

Number of “Other Books” (Historical, etc): Nada

Book REVIEWS

Here We Are| Tiny Pretty Things|Black Girl Dangerous

Mini Reviews

Nada

TV/Movie Reviews

Nada:(

Goals For Upcoming Month

  • Read at least 2 books
  • Blog more like WAY more
  • Do my 200 follower giveaway

 

Well that’s it! How was your reading/blogging month?

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Types of Memes Book Tag

Is it bad that I remember all these memes when I was younger? Thank you @Icebreaker694 for tagging me in their original tag. This tag was meant for me since I’m a lover of memes (if you follow me on twitter, that’s all is on my personal feed)

Rules:

  • Pingback to creator (Icebreaker694) ALWAYS!
  • Link back to the person who tagged you and thank them.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Provide a meme for each question.
  • Tag 7+ people, don’t kill the tag!

GRUMPY CAT” —A BOOK YOU HAVE NEGATIVE FEELINGS ABOUT.

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

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Ugh, I have several reasons why I despised this book including the characters, the cheating, the slut shaming, the possessiveness. Definitely not a great reading experience  .

 

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“WHAT IF I TOLD YOU” — A BOOK YOU SPOILED FOR YOURSELF.

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 

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I was a bit late to the Hunger Games hype and so after I finished reading Catching Fire, I was kind of over it and looked up what happens on Wikipedia (despite the fact that I read it anyways).

 

 

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“I DON’T ALWAYS MAN” — A BOOK YOU DON’T ALWAYS LIKE, BUT WHEN YOU’RE READING IT YOU DO.

The Ramona Quimbly Series by Beverly Cleary

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Reading these as a kid, I absolutely adored these books. I believe I read them all. However, thinking about it now, these books were just okay and Ramona was kind of a brat.

But I still enjoy this series because it’s ridiculous and entertaining!

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“90’S SPIDERMAN” — A GOOD CLASSIC OR RETRO BOOK THAT’LL NEVER GET OLD.

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

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When I’m at home, I always go look at the passages and quotes I tabbed. I don’t know why but I really love this book and it’s one of my all time favorites. The themes of innocence and death colliding is haunting but compelling.

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“MARCHING BAND MEMES” — A BOOK THAT’S VERY RELATABLE.

Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford

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I was really at a dark time when reading this and I related to the main character a whole lot. Although it’s humorous, all what the character went through in the book is what I went through and still struggling with.

 

 

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“DEMOTIVATIONAL” —A BOOK THAT YOU’VE SEEN ALMOST EVERYWHERE.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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I mean, the book hasn’t even come out yet and it already has a 4.7 rating on Goodreads. This is everyone’s most anticipated book, including mine, and I can’t wait to read it!!!

 

 

 

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“YOU DON’T SAY” —A PREDICTABLE BOOK.

The Perfect Chemistry Series by Simone Elkeles

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An okay YA contemporary series I read years ago.

 

 

 

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“ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY” — ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY BINGE READ THE ENTIRE BOOK. (A BOOK YOU BINGE READ.)

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

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Again, every tag I do, I mention my queen. I read Dark Places in one sitting and I love love LOVED it. It’s my favorite by her because I love stories about controversial cases. Libby was such an intriguing character and so were the side characters that we were introduced to. Highly Recommend!

 

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“CHEMISTRY CAT”— A BOOK THAT TAUGHT YOU SOMETHING NEW.

None of the Above by I.W Gregorio

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I learned a lot about intersex from this book. It’s extremely educational and the author clearly put in a lot of research. Not the best story plot wise, but if you wanna learn what intersex actually is, I recommend None of the Above.

 

 

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“PET MEMES” — A BOOK THAT’S JUST REALLY ADORABLE.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by  Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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I just recently finished this book and I’m still thinking about how amazing Aristotle and Dante were. I just loved their relationship. I read this on audiobook and I’m pretty sure people gave me weird stares since I was smiling A LOT (listen to this on my way to classes)

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TAG YOU’RE IT

Charlotte @charlotteannelise.

Emma @theyahunt

ZeZee @zezeewithbooks

Nicole @bibliophilium

abookathoughtblog

Keeana @keeanareads

Jess @beaucoupbooksblog

And anyone else who wants to do this tag!!!

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January Wrap-Up|Success!

Well, this month was a pretty good reading month for me. I read a total of 10 books!

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GENERAL
Favorite Book: Difficult Women by Roxane
Least Favorite Book: The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
New Authors Read: Roxane Gay, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, R.J. Palacio, Meredith Russo, I.W. Gregorio, Alice Pung
New Authors I want to continue reading: Roxane Gay, Alice Pung

READING CHALLENGES
Number of “Diversity” Books Read: 7
Number of #OwnVoices Read: 5
Number Books Completed for Classic Life Challenge: Nada oops

WHAT TYPES OF BOOKS DID I READ
Number of Kids/Middle Grade: 1
Number of YA: 6
Number of Adult/Lit Fiction: 3
Number of Classics: 0
Number of Short Stories/Novellas:1
Number of Short Story Collections: 2
Number of Realistic Fiction Stories: 6
Number of Fantasy/Paranormal/Science Fiction: 2
Number of Mystery/Thrillers: 2
Number of “Other Books” (Historical, etc): Nada

Book REVIEWS

Falling Kingdoms Books 1-3|None of the Above|If I Was Your Girl|Wonder|The Naturals|Lucy and Linh|The Thing Around Your Neck

Mini Reviews

The Bad, The Good, The Great|#Diverseathon Wrap Up

TV/Movie Reviews

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Goals For Upcoming Month

  • Read more Mystery/Thriller books
  • Read Books by Black Authors and Books with Black protagonists (black history month)
  • Read a classic from my Classic Life Challenge {here}
  • Keep up with blogging at least 3x a week (I did everyday in January!)

 

 

Well that’s it! How was your reading/blogging month?

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Rapid Fire Book Tag

Hello all,

I’m here to do another tag today! I was tagged by @thebookcovergirls

Let’s get right to it!



Image result for ebook photoEbooks or Physical Books?

Ebooks… overdrive is my best friend

Paperback or Hardback?

Paperback. Cheaper and easier to read from

Online or in-store book
shopping?

In-store. Shopping at Barnes and Noble prevents me from binge buying because it’s expensive. I usually only buy one paperback.

Trilogies or series?

Series.

Image result for voldemortHeroes or villains?

Villains.

A book you want everyone to read?

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

25695574Recommend an underrated book.

Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung {Review}

The last book you finished?

Shadowshapers by Daniel Jose Older

Weirdest thing you used as a bookmark?

I don’t use a lot of bookmarks (I dog ear books whoops call me guilty!). The only weird thing I can think of is a pencil.

Used books, yes or no?

Yes, I love cheap books

Top three favorite genres?

Mystery/Thriller, Fantasy, Philosophy (I don’t know if that counts we will just go with it)

Borrow or buy?Image result for overdrive

Borrow. Like I said, Overdrive is my best friend. Free books, new and old and I get to keep them for 21 days! Best app ever!

Characters or plot?

I need a plot lmao.

Long or short book?

Short.

Long or short chapters?

Short. I hate long chapters

Image result for and then there were noneName the first three books you think of.

Dark Places,

And Then There Were None

Crooked Kingdom

Books that make you laugh or cry?

Laugh, I love a giggle.

Our world or fictional worlds?

Fictional

Image result for audiobooksAudiobooks: yes or no?

Not a fan but has used them a couple of times

Do you ever judge a book by its cover?

Yeah. If a book cover

Book to movie or book to TV adaptation?

Movie

Image result for percy jackson seriesSeries or standalone?

Series


TAG YOU’RE IT

@slipintobooks

Louise @geniereads

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The Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

Yay, tag time! I was tagged by Beth over at readingeverynight.You can find here post {here}. Thank you so much for tagging me! I love Disney and The Beauty and the Beast (and I’m so excited for the live-action film aaaah).

The creator of the tag: @Kirstyandthecatread

RULES

  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Mention the creator; Kirsty at Kirsty and the Cat Read.
  • Match a book to each of the songs/characters below.
  • Tag as many people as you like.

 

“Tale As Old As Time”
A popular theme, trope or setting you will never get bored of reading.
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)

Power Hungry trope and the Love/Hate Trope

I don’t know why, but I love fantasy books where there’s characters fighting for power, a crown etc. This all began with me watching Reign and then I started seeking out books with this same premise, Falling kingdoms, Mistborn, etc. I also love slow burning love/hate relationships because it reminds me of a childhood ship I used to have from Total Drama Island, DuncanxCourtney. Books that had these are Falling Kingdoms, Mistborn (sort of), Poison Study and basically every other YA book out there lmao.

Dark PlacesBelle: A book you brought for its beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside too.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn.

Okay okay maybe I wouldn’t define this story to be “beautiful” BUT perhaps “hauntingly beautiful?” I love this cover and this story.

 

 

10956Beast: A book you didn’t expect much from but pleasantly surprised you.

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. 

Wow, I really didn’t expect to love this book but it became easily one of my favorites of all time. My senior year english teacher made us pick and read a modern lit book and I chose this one simply because it was the only one I owned from the list. Best decision ever! The book explores the themes of innocence, superficial vision and isolation and I really enjoyed reading those topics. The books was sad and a tad but peculiar, but I highly recommend (I’ll probably include this in my mini review series!).

The Naturals (The Naturals, #1)Gaston:
A book everyone loves that you don’t.

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Yeah, this was not my cup of coffee. Compelling plot with trashy characters *sigh*. A lengthy review will be up shortly regarding this book!

 

 

Lefou:
Tales from the Shadowhunter AcademyA loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart.

Simon from the Mortal Instruments. 

Honestly, I think Clary is garbage and I wish the series was just in his point of view.

 

Jane EyreMrs Potts, Chip, Lumière & Cogsworth:
A book that helped you through a difficult time or that taught you something valuable.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre was such a beautiful story. The book made me contemplate the idea of marriage and what it really means to both man and especially woman. Although set in the Victorian era, the messages it sends on the  formalities of woman being married is so relevant today. A great feminist read!

 

TAG YOU’RE IT

Megan @bookslayerreads

@jessicamarie493

AND YOU

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Mini Reviews| The Bad, The Good, The Great

I don’t write a review for every book I read for a couple of reasons. Some of those reasons being that I don’t have the time, the book is too short to review, sequel to a series so I don’t want to spoil, read too long ago to even do a full review or perhaps I just don’t want to spend an ample amount of time constructing one. 

So, instead, I write 3-5 mini (emphasis on the mini) reviews for the books that didn’t make my “prestige” full book review list.

 

The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys, #1)The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
Published: October 12th 2011
Page count: 260 pages
Rating:★

Ashton is getting tired of being good, of impressing her parents and playing ideal girlfriend to Sawyer Vincent. Sawyer is perfect, a regular Prince Charming, but when he leaves town for the summer, it’s his cousin Beau who catches Ashton’s eye. Beau is the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, and even though he’s dangerous, Ashton is drawn to him.

Beau loves his cousin like a brother, so the last thing he wants to do is make a move on Sawyer’s girl. Ashton is off-limits, absolutely. That’s why he does his best to keep his distance, even though he’s been in love with her forever. When Ashton wants to rekindle their childhood friendship in Sawyer’s absence, Beau knows he should say no.

Ashton and Beau don’t want to hurt Sawyer. But the more they try to stay away from each other, the more intense their urges become. It’s getting way too hard to resist….

Review: The first sentence of the plot summary should have been a deal breaker but I was in the middle of my first semester of college, I was stressed, pimples kept getting plastered on my face and I just wanted to read something cheesy to relieve my stress. Somehow, this book made me more stressful. Both characters were shitty which I should have known from the get go since cheating is romanticized (which this could have been avoided by, well, I don’t know, BREAKING UP WITH HIM???)  Ash was dull and frustrating, Beau was trash and everyone else and the plot was irrelevant.

20821614YOU by Caroline Kepnes
Published:September 30th 2014 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Page count: 422 pages
Rating:★★★★

When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

Review: I read this almost a year ago and I have to say, I still think about this book. No, it’s not spooky, it’s not too thrilling, but it’s no doubt extremely compelling. Being in Joe’s head, knowing his every move, knowing what he’s thinking always grabbed my attention. The second person narrative absolutely enhanced the overall experience of the story.

The Grownup

The Grown Up by Gillian Flynn
Published: November 3rd 2015 by Crown
Page count: 64 pages
Rating:★★★★★

A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the “psychic” visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it.

Review: Honestly, I rate 5 stars anything Flynn writes. Once again, Flynn left me in shocked by the end of the short story. Her characters are always complex yet beautiful and her writing definitely never lets me down. Highly recommend if you’re looking for something short yet engaging.

 

Read any of these books? Let me know down below!

 

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