The Real Neat Blog Award

Real Neat Blog Award

I’m super excited that Paige over at Page by Paige tagged me to do this! This is a tag but I am going to just quickly answer the questions she asked. I wish I had more time to keep up on tags and to complete them in all their glory, but school needs to take a higher priority today!

Paige’s Questions:

  1. What book first got you into reading?

I have always loved reading but when I started reading as heavily as I do now I was in a book club at my high school. We read things like Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, we also read Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. In terms of books that I loved reading when I was younger, I was really into the Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park.

2. What is your favorite genre and why?

I’ve been a really strict YA reader for while now but I just started branching out to more genre’s. I’ve been reading a lot of New Adult and also enjoying more fantasy.

3. What up-coming book-to-movie adaptations are you most excited for?

I can’t answer anything except for the highly anticipated Mockingjay Pt. 2. All of those films have been amazing and I can’t wait to watch the conclusion!

4. What is your favorite book of all time?

I dread this question. It is so hard to pick one particular book. I’ll pick a few! I really love Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass, Every Day by David Levithan, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

5. How do you picture yourself in 20 years?

Well, in 20 years I will be getting close to 40 years old. I hope to be stable in a job back in my home area. Hopefully happy with my family. Also, I hope to have a much larger personal library by then!

6. Paperback, hardcover, or e-books?

For a really long time I cherished hardcovers. I am now more of a paperback girl, they are so much cheaper and easier to read. While hardcovers do look good on the shelf I think paperback are just more realistic. I am a book collector too so I don’t tend to read a lot of e-books, I will occasionally though.

7. If you could be best friends with any author in the world, who would it be?

Rainbow Rowell. I am initially picking her because I would want to inside scoop on books, but she also does have a really great personality. I follow her on Twitter and often get a kick out of her tweets!


Want to Read October 2015 (TBR?)

I’m not setting myself to the confines of a TBR this month but I thought I’d share some of the books that are on my radar! These are things that I am very inclined to read right now.

  • Black City (Black City, #1) by Elizabeth Richards
  • Dangerous Deception (Dangerous Creatures, #2) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
  • Phoenix (Black City, #2) by Elizabeth Richards
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
  • P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #2)
  • Saga, Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  • Noggin by John Corey Whaley
  • The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) by Marie Lu
  • City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare
  • Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1) by Rachel Hawkins
  • Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) by Veronica Rossi
  • Wine to Water by Doc Hendley – School reading
  • Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – reread
  • Fall with Me (Wait for You, #4) by J. Lynn

I might get to a lot of these this month or I might get to just a few and read other things! If you have read any of these please tell me what you thought! Also, what is your most anticipated read this month?

September 2015 Wrap Up

I was surprisingly able to keep up a really good reading pace in September even though my classes started! It was a lot of just getting into my courses and my most difficult class actually just started this past week. My reading should be declining in October but I’m hoping to still keep up a little.

I completely abandoned my TBR fairly early in the month. I’ve been discussing how I don’t think TBR’s are right for me and that I am going to be picking my books throughout the month more freely. I did still get to a few of the books on that original list because I did want to read them!

I read a total of 10 books again in September (the same as August!). I will link all of these books to their respective Goodreads pages and I rated all of these books on a 5-star scale!

  1. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead. 4 stars.
  2. Another Day by David Levithan. 5 stars.
  3. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas. 5 stars.
  4. The Hiding Place by Trezza Azzopardi. DNF (60 pages). 1 star.
  5. Selp-Helf by Miranda Sings. 4 stars.
  6. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. 3 stars.
  7. Stay with Me by J. Lynn. 4 stars.
  8. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. 3 stars.
  9. The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre. 5 stars.
  10. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. Audiobook. 2 stars.

I read a total of 3,555 pages and had an average rating of 3.6!