BTT: Back to School Tag

I found this book tag and it instantly became my choice for my Book Tag Thursday post this week! School is back in session–so what better time to do a Back to School Book Tag? It just so happens my brain is utterly fried after just one week of classes. The questions consist of/relate to various subjects in school. Throwing it out there–thank goodness I am finished with all of these, and they are currently in my past. I would love a million English classes over one Math or History class. No. Thank. You.

Without further ado:

English/Language Arts – Name your favorite author’s (or books) writing style

I have said it before and I most likely will say it again, LAUREN OLIVER. Her language is phenomenal no matter what book she writes. Flawless.

Honorable Mention: J.K. Rowling (Because, come on?)

Math – A book that made you frustrated!

I’m going to generalize and go with every ending to a series that I adored all the way up to the final book. How frustrating is it to make it to the end of a series you loved and then they fall flat? Not that the endings per say were bad, just that the journey to the end was not my favorite.

Couple examples: The Death Cure (The Maze Runner Series), Allegiant (The Divergent Trilogy), and/or Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga)

Science – A book that really made you think or question things.

One of my new favorites from my recently read pile…Unwind by: Neal Shusterman. This book tackles the subject of Abortion in a completely new light. My mind was blown. It’s eerie and a little creepy but completely opens your eyes. Great read.

Social Studies/History – Your favorite book from a different time period.

I am loving the Infernal Devices by: Cassandra Clare. I thought I loved Mortal Instruments, but there is no comparison. I’ve never loved the 1800s more!

Art – Your favorite book with pictures.

Is this a question? Winnie the Pooh by: A.A. Milne is GORGEOUS. No matter what book in the series, I could just stare for days.

Drama – A book you would love to see turned into a movie.

Before I Fall by: Lauren Oliver, although it gets a bit graphic (not to mention quite a bit of language) if it were cleaned up, I think it would be fabulous. Sam relives the same day over and over, in a Groundhog Day sort of manner. But it’s an incredible take on suicide and how our actions affect others.

Music/Band – Name a character you think (or know) would have the same musical taste as you.

I’m going with Owen from Sarah Dessen’s Just Listen, I think we could both recommend some great music to each other. As I am an avid 80s Rock listener, I think he would enjoy some of my choices!

Lunch – A food from a book you would love to try.

I have heard PHENOMENAL things about Colleen Hoover’s books, and I have not read a single one them. I’m thinking Hopeless would be a good start? If you have a favorite, please let me know!

[I obviously missed the food section of this question the first time through–albeit my new answer has GOT to be any and all of the feasts that are included throughout Harry Potter. Are they not mouthwatering?!]

Bus Ride Home – A book or author that is relaxing.

I just read It’s A Mall World After All by: Janette Rallison, and I have to say it was hilarious and heartfelt at the same time. Definitely a break from my series and emotionally heavy books that have been plaguing my read pile.

Extra Credit – A book someone else told you to read and you ended up enjoying it.

If I Stay by: Gayle Forman — This one is pretty general because EVERYONE was talking about how much they enjoyed it, so I picked it up last year before I saw the movie. I was NOT disappointed. This is a great read!

BTT: Playing With Your Emotions

Hey all! Today I’m going to do the Playing With Your Emotions Book Tag, I read this one over on Books, Biscuits, and Tea and had to snatch it up. I get super emotional over everything, just because you know those feels get to me. Say Something STILL reminds me of If I Stay, making me all teary eyed every time it comes on. Just to name one example, and believe me there are about a million others. Oh the feels. But what would be reading without them?! Without further ado, here we go:

The book that makes me HAPPY…

For this one I’m going to go with Attachments by: Rainbow Rowell, super witty characters with some incredibly awkward happenstances that I found completely relatable.

The book that makes me SAD…

My final decision is The Best of Me by: Nicholas Sparks. This one had me bawling my eyes out (not the only book that resulted in this reaction) at my kitchen table, while my family shook their heads at me…although the writing is beautiful and the ending was just plain poetic. My heart can’t handle this.

The book that makes me ANGRY…

Allegiant by: Veronica Roth. Just to clear things up the ending actually isn’t why this book makes me angry. I really like the ending…don’t throw stones at me. But I hated the direction the series went, the first two books are INCREDIBLE and this one fell really short for me.

The series that makes me NOSTALGIC…

Is this answer anything but Harry Potter? LOVE.

The book that makes me SCARED…

Unbreakable by: Kami Garcia. I don’t read horror or even many mysteries but this series has ghosts and seances and all things haunted. Great book…still slightly terrifying.

The book that SURPRISED me the most…

I’m going with City of Bones by: Cassandra Clare. I’ve said this time and time again…who does this to their readers?! Took me completely off guard!!

The book that DISAPPOINTED me the most…

I don’t get too disappointed with my books often, but I’d have to go with The Casual Vacancy by: J.K. Rowling. She did tie up all the loose ends by the last page, in that precise, intricate way Rowling does that was literally flawless. But the journey to getting there was not my favorite. A little too crude and graphic for my taste.

The book that made me feel DISTRESSED…

Looking for Alaska by: John Green. I was stressed, frustrated, and a little pained at reading this. Just not my cup of tea. The entire time whilst reading I kept thinking about how much everyone raves about this one, I just couldn’t see it.

The book that CONFUSED me…

I just finished This One Summer by: Mariko Tamaki, and granted this was my first take on a graphic novel but I was SO CONFUSED. I got to the end, and I couldn’t figure out if there was a moral of the story or what. The scenes jumped around, and back and forth. Sorry…maybe I’m just not meant for graphic novels!!


Book Tag Thursdays: A-Z Bookish Survey

I have decided to take up the weekly challenge Book Tag Thursday. Over the last month or so I have discovered the wonderful world of Booktube–how I did not know about this phenomenon I don’t know. Needless to say, I’m addicted! So here I am with my very first book tag. I figured I needed to start with something particularly epic, so here is the A-Z Tag!

Author you’ve read the most books from:
Meg Cabot has been at the top of my list for some time now (she’s a rock star), but I do believe Sara Shepard just by passed her. My curiosity got the best of me and I dove into the Pretty Little Liars series this past year!

Best Sequel Ever:
Catching Fire by: Suzanne Collins….My Heart.

Currently Reading:
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by: Mildred Taylor

Drink of Choice While Reading:
Coke, Pepsi, or Dr. Pepper

E-reader or Physical Book?
Physical Book, no question!

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Julian Fineman from the Delirium Trilogy is my bookish love, and in my head if we went to high school together we would have been madly in love…so I’m going to go with Julian.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
The Fault In Our Stars by: John Green, I put off reading this for so long because everyone was OBSESSED with it. When I finally picked it up, I was not disappointed.

Hidden Gem Book:
Jurassic Park by: Michael Crichton, one of the many books I had to read in school and it is one of my all time favorites!

Important Moment in your Reading Life:
The Twilight Series–the first series I read outside of Harry Potter that I read and loved, it was all down hill from there. There are so many series that I have fallen in love with since then.

Just Finished:
And We Stay by: Jenny Hubbard

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Erotica & Horror…no thanks!

Longest Book You’ve Read:
I believe that honor goes to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Major book hangover because of:
City of Bones by: Cassandra Clare…who does something like that to their readers?!

Number of Bookcases You Own:
Three

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
The Great Gatsby by: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Preferred Place To Read:
On the couch

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
Oh the feels…I don’t know how I can pick just one. But as far as full fledged feels, I have to go with:

I must have loved you a lot. ~Mockingjay by: Suzanne Collins

Reading Regret:
Not reading more when I was younger…I had a number of years where I didn’t read too much–such a mistake!

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
Beautiful Creatures
Lunar Chronicles
The Testing Trilogy
Heather Wells Mysteries

Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Harry Potter…no shame!!

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
The next book in Kami Garcia’s Legion Series

Worst Bookish Habit:
This is weird but I don’t use bookmarks (I make mental notes of the pages), but whilst refinding my spot I get snippets of forthcoming scenes…sometimes I peek…but only a line or a paragraph here and there.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Champion by: Marie Lu

Your latest book purchase:
Hunted by: Missy Kalicicki and Abi Ketner

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Clockwork Prince by: Cassandra Clare