The “Get To Know Ya” Tag!

I was tagged by Sam @ SleepySamReads to do this amazing tag! The prompts seem like easy questions, but I feel like these questions actually tell something about you. Anyways, I really enjoyed writing it and I hope others will too! Let’s go!

P.S.: I linked the reviews of all the books I have read and mentioned in this tag in case you don’t know the book. Ejoy!

Favourite Books of All Time:

What a question.. Well, here a list in no particular order:

Favourite Book From Five Years Ago:

Five years ago, I didn’t read beside school assignments (read why at ”What Book Most Influenced Your Life?” below) and I hated all the books I had to read for school, so yeah. No book here.

Favourite Duology/Trilogy/Series:

This is without doubt the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I can’t tell if it is because it was one of the first series I started reading or if  it is because you get really invested in a world after so many books. Regardless, I love this series and can’t wait to see it as a TV series some time!

Last Book You Read:

The last book I read is Heavenward by Olga Gibbs. I was reading it in preparation of the Heavenward Blog Tour I am participating in. My review will be up this Sunday, December 9th, but keep an eye on my or Olga’s (@olgagibbsauthor) Twitter for links to the other stops!

Last Book of Poetry You Read:

Oh, damn. That is some time ago. I haven’t read poetry in years, to be really honest. I do have a poetry book on my shelf, but haven’t gotten to it yet. The last poetry book I have read was something the big sister of my best friend from years ago wrote. Their parents were friends with mine so we got a free copy to read. It was really beautiful!

What Book Most Influenced Your Life?

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, for sure. My friend recommended this book to me as she got it on her birthday and this book was the one that got me back into the reading life. I have been a reader for most of my life, but when I went to middle school my free time, energy and mental health declined and I had no time or will to read. Eventually I just forgot about it. But this book helped me refind what I loved about reading and I am so glad I did. I have read about 70 books since that moment and I am very glad I have.

Reading improved my mood, but also helped me relax and clear my head before bed and helps me slee better. Overall, my mental health improved so much and I am glad to have my hobby back.

A Book That Made You Ugly Cry:

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. That book really crushed my heart. I was finishing it up in the car on my way home from holiday, so I was constantly in between wiping my tears, sobbing and trying to call down as I was in the car with my family (I felt so embarrased!). I want to re-read this trilogy in preparation of the next book in the series, but I am not sure I am ready.

A Book That Made You Laugh:

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. It is one of the few non-SFF books I have read and I loved this story so much! The characters are so sweet and I know there are ups and downs in this story, but I felt so good after finishing up this book. Truly amazing.

A Character You Would Like To Be For A Day:

Being a character for a day.. I am going to assume that is inclusive powers and talents. I am going for Feyre Archeron. Besides the fact she lives in the most beautiful city ever, she has a great variety of powers, including winnowing (basically teleportation) and flying! It would be an absolute dream to be her for a day.

A Book So Good You Dreamt About It:

Vicious by V.E. Schwab. My dream was from Sydney’s perpective and it was actually really fun to watch Victor and Mitch go about their days. Yes, ofcourse there was murder and a confrontation with Eli and all, but this dream was good.

A Book You DNF’D (Did Not Finish):

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. It is about a boy with Aspergers, and as I have Aspergers myself, this book was extremely confronting. The book was so focused on all the aspects of autism, especially what makes him different, and I have cried several times reading this book. The worst part, I had to read this book and another for a test at school. I had no choice, but to keep reading as it was for a grade. I got to about 3/4th of the book when my mental health forced me to stop. It was such an awful experience. I had hoped to recognize myself in Christopher and feel myself represented, but I only feel sadness and pain thinking back about this book. It was a horrible experience and I am not planning on finishing it ever.

What Books Are You Most Excited To Read?

I will separate this question in upcoming releases/books I am planning to buy and what is already on my shelf! These lists aren’t in any specific order and they aren’t ALL the books I am excited for, but I am not going to write down dozens of books.

Anticipated new releases/purchases:

  • The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
  • King of Fools by Amanda Foody
  • King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
  • Mooncallers: Shadows Burn by Leda C. Muir
  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  • We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Anticipated reads from my shelf:

  • A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
  • Everless by Sara Holland
  • Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith
  • Arthas: Rise of the Lich King by Christie Golden
  • Even The Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I hope you all enjoyed reading this tag! If you have read this and want to do this tag aswell, but aren’t tagged below, consider yourself tagged! Go ahead and make something beautiful out of it and link me so I can read it!

I am going to tag Melanie @ Fraser’s Fun House, Cat @ Like Herding Cats and Alyssa @ A Lovely Book Affair! These are a few of my Heavenward Blogtour buddies. The links on their names link to their stops, you should give them a read.


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