Unpopular Opinions Book Tag!

Happy friggin Sunday followers! Hope you are all wonderful 🙂

Book Tag time….

Also, if anyone could recommend some more book tags to do as I’m running out, that’d be grand :)!

A POPULAR BOOK OR SERIES YOU DIDN’T LIKE

Twilight…I didn’t enjoy it as much as others I guess

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

Bring Me Back by BA Paris…a lot of people disliked it but I loved it!

A LOVE TRIANGLE WHERE THE PERSON ENDED UP WITH THE PERSON YOU DIDN’T WANT THEM TO

I can’t think of any!

A POPULAR BOOK GENRE YOU HARDLY REACH FOR

High Fantasy…I just…no

A POPULAR OR BELOVED CHARACTER YOU DON’T LIKE

Hermione pisses me off a bit.

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

Adam Silvera

A POPULAR BOOK TROPE YOU’RE TIRED OF SEEING

INSTA FUCKING LOVE or an author just not justifying how the two have fallen in love

A POPULAR BOOK SERIES YOU HAVE NO INTEREST IN READING

Any Sarah J Maas

WHICH MOVIE OR TV ADAPTATION DO YOU PREFER MORE THAN THE BOOK?

Nope, can’t think of one!

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BUDDY READS WANTED #bookbloggers

 

What up pimps.

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Hope you’re all good :)!

I’ve had my blog for almost a year now and I love having it. I love seeing everyone’s posts about all things book related and being able to engage with other readers who have similar tastes to me! Having said this, I think it’s pretty lame that I’ve been on here for almost a year and I’ve only had a couple of buddy reads so I’m recruiting 🙂 Also, I have this feeling that I need to smash through my TBR before the end of the year and I figured if someone was along for the ride (and nagging me)

The following books I would ideally like to finish before the end of this year, so if anyone is in the same position and would like to read with me…hit me up 🙂

  • A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman
  • Love, Simon- Becky Albertalli
  • Leah on the Offbeat – Becky Albertalli
  • Suicide Club – Rachel Heng
  • The Astonishing Colour of After – Emily X.R. Pan
  • A Thousand Perfect Notes – C.G. Drews
  • Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi
  • Eliza and her Monsters – Francesca Zappia

If anyone is tempted by any of these and would like to read along with me, do let me know either on here or my other social media accounts! Just drop a message/comment and let me know which book

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Quick Review – Fat Dad, Fat Kid- Shay & Gavin Butler

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Super quick read, listened to on Scribd.

This was okay, I had to only rate it 2 stars because it was incredibly repetitive. I mainly wanted to hear Gavin’s journey, but his story was about 10% of the book which annoyed me.

I used to watch the Shaytards every day before Shay’s embarrassing sexting with a web cam girl was exposed. Since then, I just don’t have time for him. I still love Colette and the kids, but listening to Shay preach about love, happiness and positivity, attempting to portray this wholesome family image to his audience when behind closed doors he’s cheating on his wife and relies on alcohol is just infuriating.

His fat loss story is hard to take seriously when he is the biggest yo-yo dieter around. Having said this, it was nice to see that him and Gavin did the ‘no sugar’ diet for a whole year together and successfully.

I post all my reviews on my Goodreads account too so add me on there :)!

Intimidating TBR Book Tag!

blah blah blah…… HAPPY SUNDAY 😀

Quick and Easy Book Tag Time.

A BOOK ON YOUR TBR PILE THAT YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED

Under The Dome by Stephen King

A BOOK YOU JUST HAVEN’T HAD THE TIME TO READ

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyami

A BOOK YOU HAVEN’T READ BECAUSE IT’S A SEQUEL

Gemina  by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

A BOOK YOU HAVEN’T READ BECAUSE IT’S BRAND NEW

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR YOU READ PREVIOUSLY BUT DIDN’T REALLY LIKE

Adam Silvera…didn’t understand the hype

A BOOK ON YOUR TBR PILE THAT YOU’RE JUST NOT IN THE MOOD TO READ

All of my classics 😦

A BOOK ON YOUR TBR PILE THAT YOU HAVEN’T READ BECAUSE IT’S ENORMOUS

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

A BOOK ON YOUR TBR YOU BOUGHT BECAUSE OF THE COVER

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

A BOOK ON YOUR TBR YOU FIND THE MOST INTIMADATING

Any Stephen King book….like, I can’t 😦

5 STAR TBR PREDICTIONS

Hey dudes! Seen a few of these posts flying around the book world and decided it was my turn.

About 70% of this list basically consists of books I have had for ages now and I know I should pick up, but for one reason or another are still sat on my on TBR shelf 🙂

CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi

For most books you can always find a pretty balanced reception on blogs and Goodreads accounts however this book really stands out to me as the feedback has been nothing short of amazing from the people I’m friends with and follow. Although fantasy is hit or miss for me, I really think this one may be a hit!

THE DRY by Jane Harper

I’ve seen people describe Harpers’ writing style and the imagery she uses as very similar to that of Gillian Flynn and hellll I’m down for it! Feels like a classic autumnal read so I’ll be diving in pretty soon!

ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS by Francesca Zappia

Read great reviews about this, fell in love with the cover and the premise, bought it. Also, I love finding books that are written in unusual and different formats from time to time. They’re especially good for reading slumps!

NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty

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I’d definitely say that Liane Moriarty is one of my favourite authors. I think I’ve read around 5 of her books which leaves me with 3 (including this new release) before I complete them all! I love the family/relationship dynamics she brings- it always feels like a soap opera!

A SPARK OF LIGHT by Jodi Picoult

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Jodi Picoult, apart from JK Rowling and the Harry Potter series, is one of the main reasons I ended up being such a bookworm and I always anticipate her next read eagerly!

Book Review – The Fear – C.L. Taylor

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4/5 stars!

This was a buddy read with lexlooksatbooks and it was equal parts fun and gruesome!

Go check her blog out here: lexlooksatbooks

Lou Wandsworth returns to her childhood home at the age of 32. A place which haunts her to this day as it is full of memories of her high school teacher who groomed her. When arriving back to her childhood home, not only does she find that he is still around, but he is grooming another teenager, Chloe. This story follows Lou on her journey trying to stop this from happening and bringing him to justice.

Some of the scenes in this book were so vividly and hauntingly described that it gave me the chills! Every exchange between Lou and Mike was so tense and you couldn’t help but feel incredibly uncomfortable. I was really rooting for Lou the whole time, hoping that she would be able to expose this monster and bring him down once and for all. There are obstacles all the way through this book and the author creates so much tension from start to finish that it is pretty much impossible to put down.

That last chapter though…that came as a complete surprise, I was not expecting it at all! I enjoy a book where the ending throws you off,; it left me thinking about it long after closing it and setting it aside.

I’d say that overall, this read contained everything I love in my thrillers. Any fellow thriller lovers need to pick this up if they haven’t already! Already gone and bought another thriller by C.L. Taylor, excited to start 🙂

 

 

Reader Problems Book Tag!

IT’S SUNDAY WHICH MEANS IT’S TAG TIME 🙂

 

1. You have 20,000 books in your TBR, how in the world do you decide what to read next?

Total mood reader, whatever I fancy at the time 🙂
2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?

If I’m not enjoying it at half way I’ll DNF most of the time

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re behind on your reading challenge, do you try to catch up? And if so, how?

Read any classic short stories I’ve not read yet!
4. The covers of a series you love do not match, how do you cope?

I don’t, this shit isunacceptable

5. Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?

Find someone on Goodreads usually :’)

6. You’re reading a book in public and you’re about to start crying. How do you deal?

I just cry.

7. The sequel to a book you loved just came out but you’ve forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to reread it?

Hmmm, depends how much I’ve forgotten.

8. You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?

Tell them I was JUST about to reread it :’)

9. You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?

The last two weeks I’ve been in a massive reading slump and to be honest, writing blog posts helps for me!

10. There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read, how many do you end up buying?

All of them.

11. After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them?

Haha, waaaaay longer than they should!

 

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