The NY-Times By The Book Tag

I was tagged to do this by the amazing Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews. Make sure to give her post a read and follow her blog if you’re not already because it’s fantastic.

The NY-Times By the Book Tag was originally created by Marie Berg and you can watch her original video here.

broken heartsWhat book is on your nightstand right now?

I have Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn currently sitting half-read on my bedside table. I was super excited when I found out Katie Finn is actual a pseudonym for Morgan Matson who wrote Since You’ve Been Gone, which I loved.

What was the last truly great book you’ve read?

I think the last truly great book I read was Marissa Meyer’s Winterwhich you can read my review for here. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read a lot of amazing books since, but Winter was such an epic finale to The Lunar Chronicles Series I can’t help but brag about it.

If you could meet any writer – dead or alive – who would it be? And what would you want to know?

I’ve been asked the whole meeting a dead person question before and my answer is always Jane Austen. She is the queen of literature, strong female characters, great love stories, and sass. I’d maybe ask her how she feels about all the spinoff books and shows her writing has generated, or what she thinks about Collin Firth walking out of that fountain. I don’t know, I’d just really like to have a conversation with her.

much adoWhat books might we be surprised to find on your shelf?

I think I’ve mentioned it before but I have a lot of Shakespeare on my shelf, which I think would surprise a lot of people. While I’ve bought the plays for class, there are a handful that I actually enjoy—mostly his comedies.

How do you organize your personal library?

My personal library is a little bit of a mess right now. I’m in the process of looking for/buying a new bookcase because the one in my room is way too small. It doesn’t fit everything so I have stacks of my new books laying on the floor. Once I do get a new case though, I plan on organizing by genre—so like contemporary on one shelf, fantasy on another—author, and look.

What book have you always meant to read and haven’t gotten around to yet?

I’ve alway meant read The Other Boleyn Girl—a used copy is sitting on my shelf—but I’ve never gotten around to it. I don’t know why, I love historical fiction that involves royalty and court.

Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you are supposed to like but didn’t?

I haven’t read anything lately that I think was overrated. Let me know any popular books that you think are overrated in the comments so I can steer clear of them!

What kind of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?

I tend to lean toward contemporaries—especially ones with cute romances. But I also read a lot of fantasy and dystopian stories. I’m pretty open and will try everything at least once.

milk and honeyIf you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?

I think everyone should read Rupi Kaur’s collection of poetry milk and honey. It’s so real, inspiring, and heartbreaking. Words can’t describe and I’m usually not even into poetry. You can read my review for milk and honey here.

What do you plan to read next?

I’m actually heading out on vacation soon and plan on bringing Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell with me. I wanted a fun contemporary to bring to the beach and I’ve heard great things about Fangirl. Besides that, I plan on starting The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.


Like always feel free to skip this if you don’t want to do it or if you’ve already done it ! And if I didn’t tag you but you want to do it feel free!

Joey @ Another Afterthought  Cara @ Periods and Semicolons  Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secrets  Sara @ Freadom Library  Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much  Jaed @ The Bibliophile Blogs  Sarah & Sophie @ The Little Contemporary Corner  Vivian @ Inked In Pages  Fadwa @ Word Wonders  Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads


4 thoughts on “The NY-Times By The Book Tag

  1. Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews says:

    I’m hoping to start The Lunar Chronicles soon! I’ve heard lots of great things about Cress and Winter. I’m also hoping to read Fangirl and The Unexpected Everything soon too. And I added milk and honey to my TBR! It sounds really interesting.


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