The TBR Book Tag

I was tagged for this meme by the lovely Bree over at In Love & Words¬†all the way back at the start of June. Make sure to check out her blog if you haven’t already ūüėä.

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How do you keep track on your TBR list?¬†Goodreads! Like many people in the blogging sphere, I rely quite heavily on Goodreads to keep track of my TBR (in terms of books that I don’t own but want to). For books I do own, I just look at my bookshelf.

Is your TBR mostly print or e-book? For books I own, definitely print as I have at least 50 novels in my bookshelf currently waiting to be read and no unread eBooks (well, really no eBooks full stop).

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?¬†The problem is that I often read books that aren’t on my TBR but that I find randomly in my local library. When I do pick an unread book from my bookshelf, my decision will usually be based solely off my mood, or the kind of book I feel like reading at that time.

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A book that has been on your TBR the longest.¬†Heidi or What Katy Did. I’ve had these books for around 5 years (it could be longer honestly) and still haven’t gotten to reading them yet.

A book that you recently added to your TBR list?¬†The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth was recently added to the list of books that I don’t own but still want to read. It’s supposed to be great book & I’ve heard really good things about it.

A book on you TBR list strictly because of its beautiful cover. 

A book on your TBR that you never plan on actually reading.

In terms of my physical TBR, maybe Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sarah Pennypacker. I didn’t enjoy this book when I started reading it early last year & despite planning (at the time) to pick it up later, I am starting to think that I never will.

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for. 

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A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you.

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A book on your TBR everyone recommends you.

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The Illuminae series has been recommended to me numerous times.

A book on your TBR you’re very excited to read.

Any of the 3 books pictured above (but especially A Lady’s Guide!).

The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf.

To read: 333

Read: 129

What books do you have on your TBR? How do you keep track of the books you want to read?

2018 Mid Year Freak Out Tag

Is it just me or has this year gone super fast (so far)? We’re officially more than halfway through 2018 & I simply can’t believe it. So far, I’ve read 41 of the 80 book goal that I pledged to read for my Goodreads challenge which is certainly promising. I was never tagged for this meme, however I saw it over at Hammock of Books.

  1.  Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2017? Moonrise by Sarah Crossan. This was a beautifully written book that made me cry (& cry & cry). I would recommend this novel to anyone.
  2.  New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want to? Where I Live by Brenda Rufener was one of my most anticipated reads of this year and I am disappointed to not have found a copy by now. it was released on 27th Feb.
  3. ¬†Most Anticipated Release of the Second Half of 2018?¬†The Lady‚Äôs Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee.¬†I’m hopeful that the next instalment in the Gentlemen’s Guide duology will live up to it’s hype.
  4. ¬†Biggest Disappointment?¬†806 by Cynthia Weil.¬†I didn’t necessarily have super high hopes for this book yet it still bitterly disappointed me.
  5. ¬†Biggest Surprise?¬†The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane.¬†I wasn’t sure about this one at the start, however, by the end I was well and truly won over.

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  1. Favourite New Author? Agatha Christie! I read And Then There Were None a couple of months ago and loved it so much that I immediately went out and found 2 more Christie novels.
  2. Book That Made You Cry?¬†Definitely¬†Moonrise by Sarah Crossan. You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando¬†&¬†History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera¬†are on the list as well.
  3. Book That Made You Happy? Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Overall, a super cute book that made me smile.
  4. Newest Fictional Crush? Max from Dreamology by Lucy Keating. A great book with an adorable love interest. *swoon*.
  5. Favourite Review You’ve Written This Year? Most likely The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace- Review.

Are you excited for the 2nd half of the year? Have you read any of the books mentioned above? What did you think of them? Feel free to tag yourself & take part in this tag if you haven’t done it yet! ūüôā

Top Ten Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early| TTT 01/05/18

Top Ten Tuesday was hosted by ¬†The Broke and The Bookish but has recently moved to¬†That Artsy Girl. This week’s topic is all about the books that you’d do Anything to get early. Anything. I’m super excited for this list as I have a fair few new releases on my TBR and haven’t ad the opportunity to discuss them in depth yet.

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  1. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzie Lee. Oh my, I absolutely cannot wait to read the next instalment in the Guide Series. Felicity was one of my favourite parts of the first book so a whole story about her seems too good to be true!
  2. 35396511.jpgWhat If It’s Us by Adam Silvera & Becky Albertalli. I read History is All You Left Me earlier this year and thought it was super sweet. This book is getting a lot of hype so I can’t wait to see how good it really is.
  3. From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon. When Dimple Met Rishi was adorable ¬†so I can’t wait to read more of Sandhya’s work.
  4. The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas. A YA psychological thriller is always a very welcome addition to my reading pile and this one seems especially intriguing (it’s giving me serious People Like Us vibes).
  5. The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace. Don’t even get me started on how much I love Amanda Lovelace’s work, I read both of the other books at the start of this year and would do almost anything to get my hands on a copy of this next book.
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    Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch. 
    From the author of Love and Gelato, this one seems like a super cute read.
  7. If Only by Jennifer Gilmore.¬†This book seems fresh and original, plus, the blurb reminds me of a book that my friend and I started writing last year so it’ll be interesting to see how that works out.
  8. Freak ‘N’ Gorgeous by Sebastian J. Plata.¬†A fun sounding story about a town where the gorgeous suddenly become the hideous and vice versa
  9. This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by¬†Kheryn Callender.¬†I don’t know too much about this book, however the synopsis and title sounded fun so Ithought it was worth adding.
  10. An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by¬†Virginia Boecker.¬†While I’m a little worried this is just going to be a bad copy of Gentlemen’s/Lady’s Guide, it does sound interesting in its own right.

What books would you do anything to get early? Do you have any of these books on your TBR? Leave a link to your TTT and I’ll make sure to stop by.¬†