Hello, fellow readers! I don’t remember where I saw this tag, but I saved the prompts in a draft and completely forgot about it until now! Netgalley is one of my favorite ways to request ARCs, even though sometimes I’m denied for an eARC and will get the physical ARC if I request it from the publisher. *shrug* I have written a series on requesting ARCs if you are interested or have not heard of Netgalley before.
I missed this tag back in June. Apparently it was going around during the 21st anniversary of the release of Harry Potter. Crazy to think that twenty-one years ago, I was a fourth grader attending the Scholastic Book Fair. I bought Harry Potter because my favorite teacher was reading it to her son at night. So I really have her to thank for introducing me to Harry Potter!
Due to my demanding schedule these days, I am reading far less than I did during the summer. Therefore, I have less reviews to write, but I would like to stick to my current posting schedule. Every Tuesday will now be Tag Tuesday! Thriller Thursday will continue with book discussion/lists or reviews on Sunday posts as well. There are so many wonderful book tags out there. If you find a tag you would like me to do, please reply in the comments!
Let’s get started!
So basically the idea is to clean up your Goodreads TBR because we are all guilty of adding books to Goodreads and before you know it, there are 200 books on your list and you don’t even remember what a third of them are about!
How it works:
- Go to your Goodreads want-to-read shelf.
- Order on ascending date added.
- Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
- Read the synopses of the books
- Decide: keep it or should it go?
I think I will be doing this monthly and will try to read at least one of the books that I kept on my TBR shelf that month. So hopefully by December, my Goodreads account will be a little more organized and have a more manageable TBR! So let’s get started!
August has been a hard reading month. I’ve been back at work for three weeks, so I’m finally in the swing of things but I am in a reading slump. I’ve read four of the five books on my TBR for the month. I am supposed to read A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell, but I’m not sure that is what I am in the mood to read. So I thought it would be fun to finally do the “Try a Chapter Tag” that I’ve seen in the bookish community!
So just in case you aren’t familiar with the tag, you are supposed to gather up some books, usually 3-5 in the vidoes and posts I’ve seen, and read the first chapter of each book. Then you choose your next book based on the first chapter that you read.
So let’s get started!
I have been seeing this tag everywhere on booktube, so I thought it would be fun to do on my blog! Here are all the books I have read this year:
Best book you’ve read so far in 2018?
This is so hard! I am going to go with You by Caroline Kepnes because it captured my attention from beginning to end.
Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2018?
I have not read a sequel yet.
New release you haven’t read yet, but want to?
So many to choose from! I’ve heard The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware is her best work so far, so I need to read that.
Most anticipated release for the second half of 2018?
I am looking forward to The 7 and 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I hated it so much.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I did not expect to like a book about faeries.
Favourite new author?
I will read anything with Ruth Ware’s name on it.
Newest fictional crush?
I don’t have one.
Newest favourite character?
Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before!
Book that made you cry?
I do not read sad books.
Book that made you happy?
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. SO cute!
Favourite book to movie adaptation you saw this year?
I have only seen Annihilation and Electric Dreams, but I haven’t read the source material for either.
Favourite review you’ve written this year?
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
Most beautiful book you bought so far this year?
I really like the cover for Stalking Jack the Ripper.
What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
Too many to name! I really want to try a Sarah J. Maas book, but there never seems to be enough time! I’ve also been meaning to read The Night Circus.
That’s it for the mid-year freak out tag! I would love to hear some of your most anticipated reads. Thanks for reading!