Growin’ Up Book Tag


This past month I turned 23 and I’ve been feeling nostalgic. I found this tag and I’m in love with it.

Creator: Possibly Literate on YouTube.



Pre-school: It’s okay to admit it, you’re just in it for the pictures. What’s your favorite illustrated book?




Kindergarten: NAP TIME! What’s a book that put you to sleep?

I don’t really get bored of books too easily.  I can’t think of a book off the top of my head that put me to sleep.



Elementary School: Recess and story time and jungle gyms–SO MUCH FUN. What’s a book or series that’s just plain fun? 




Middle School: The awkward and embarrassing years… What’s a book or series that you’re embarrassed you used to be a huge fan of?

I don’t think there’s any certain book or series that I’m embarrassed of! I embrace my passion for all the books I like! There was a book I was obsessed with in middle school because I thought it would cure all of my breakups haha!




High School: The popular girl, the jock, the nerd, the loner–these are all stereotypes, but people are more than they appear!! Who is a character that you initially wrote off as a trope/stereotype but grew to love?


Sawyer is definitely a love/hate character in this book. He’s the ultimate bad boy who runs away from his problems. But, I grew to like him and his decisions toward the end.



College: Out on your own, forging your own path, making your own schedule. What is your favorite coming-of-age story?



Ah, I loooove coming-of-age stories. I can’t just pick one so here’s a few good ones!


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Adulthood: Taxes and retirement accounts and car payments OH MY. All depressing, but you still have a sense that the world is your oyster. What is a book that’s pretty depressing, but also has a sense of optimism to it?


This is a cancer story about two teens, it’s my favorite!! Definitely sad but has comic relief!



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If you’re feeling nostalgic and want to do this tag, I consider you tagged!

Netflix Book Tag

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Hello everyone! Happy Friday TGIF! I hope you all have a nice Easter weekend, if you celebrate. I’ve been wanting to do a tag and I thought this would be a good one. I’ve always wanted to do it, but never got around to it. I may make Tag Friday a thing… So, if you have tagged me in a tag let me know!

This tag was created by A Darker Shade Of Whitney on YouTube.

Recently Watched: What is the last book you finished?


The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – I have a review of this book, I loved it a lot. If you’re looking for a new diverse book, pick this one up for sure.

Top Picks: Books Recommended to you based on another you’d read.

Based on having read IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo, I was recommended THE ART OF BEING NORMAL by Lisa Williamson. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was really good and I loved the transgender representation. However, it is not own voices but it reads like an own voices book. The author worked in Gender Identity Services. I also recommend this if you liked IF I WAS YOUR GIRL.

Recently added: Last book you bought?

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I just bought this last night on Amazon. I wanted to buy a beanie, but I always feel uneasy buying just one thing and so I have to buy two. So, I bought this book because there was one left, I’ve been wanting to buy it and my library doesn’t have it and B&N never has it. So, it was time.

Popular on Netflix: List 2 books you have read and 2 that you have not that are getting the HYPE.

I don’t really know what books are HYPED right now. But, I chose A List of Cages by Robin Roe and Literally by Lucy Keating. I have read, How to Love by Katie Cotugno and You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner and I really loved them, both.

Comedies: A Funny Book


This book had me laughing-out-loud so much. It’s hilarious! This book definitely needs comic relief because it’s a heavy read. I highly recommend it. Here’s one of my favorite lines: “Maybe Dracula wasn’t a vampire, just a raging alcoholic who was constantly hungover” (115, Sutherland). 

Drama: Character that is a drama king or queen?

I have two for this. I always feel that Jennifer E. Smith has dramatic characters. See my review of This Is What Happy Looks Like  haha, Ellie bothered me, a bit. Belly from The Summer trilogy, she’s just dramatic af! But, she’s supposed to be.

Cartoons: A Book with a cartoon on the cover.


I haven’t read this yet, but I want to. It’s so cute and I have heard great reviews!

Watch Again: A series book you want to read again.


Fun fact about me. I’ve only ever read about three series. The Selection, The Summer I Turned Pretty – I think those are the only ones?? Dreamology by Lucy Keating. Her second novel just came out and I’ve been seeing people reading this which makes me so happy because it’s a great, cute book. I’d re-read it again.

Documentaries: A nonfiction you’d recommend to all.

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This is my favorite memoir. It’s funny and it’s so genuine. If you’re in your 20s, I highly recommend this. It’s about Katie, who has never been kissed and her crazy somewhat-dating journey.

Action & Adventure: An action packed book.


If you’ve read this, you’re probably like “what??” or you’re not. I think this was pretty action-packed for me. Especially toward the ending. However, I just don’t read action-packed books because I read little contemporaries don’t judge me.

New Releases:What is a new release you’re excited about?

Connor Franta’s new book is coming out on Tuesday 4/18, I can’t wait. I pre-ordered it, I really loved his first book. This is more of a artsy book but nonetheless I love Connor’s work. Also, the last Lara Jean book is out May 2nd and my heart isn’t ready but I can’t wait to see where it’s going to end. If you don’t see me for a while, the book has broken my heart and I cannot go on aka a book hangover.

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So, tell me. What are you currently watching on Netflix? I decide to start F.R.I.E.N.D.S. I have watch so many episodes of Friends, but I want to watch it from the beginning to the end.


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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I hope you spend today with your book boyfriends, I know I will be! This is the Valentine’s Day Book Tag is from Epic Reads.

Here are the questions:
1. First Book Crush – Chris Abley from The Clique Series! I mean, when I was in sixth grade I definitely wanted to ride horses with him…

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2. What book would you want as your Valentine? 


3. Candy Hearts or Chocolate?

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4. What book would you gift to your true love? Not If I See You First, because I want everyone to read it!!


5. Favorite Rom-com


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6. Best Valentine’s Day gift you ever received (or want to receive)

I don’t know the “best” but a memorable one is that in high school, my boyfriend at the time gave me a very, very large Valentine’s Day card. I’ll never forget lol! I feel like Valentine’s Day isn’t about gifts, nor do I care about the gifts, but I wouldn’t mind a book!

7. Favorite thing about Valentine’s Day (if you love it) OR favorite thing to do on Valentine’s Day (if you hate it)

I really like reading on Valentine’s Day and spending time with my family!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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2016 End of the Year Survey

Today, I’m doing the End of the Year Survey created by Jamie at Perpetual Page Turner! I did this last year and I love doing it. Through this survey, you’ll know more about my reading year! If you want to do the survey, click here to go to Jamie’s post.

Number Of Books You Read: 40
Number of Re-Reads: None
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+



1. Best Book You Read In 2016?


I believe Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin was my favorite book of the year. Nothing else really topped it!


2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?  Acr297196509774415983

I was so excited for The Haters by Jesse Andrews to come out and I was so disappointed when I picked it up and my expectations weren’t met. It wasn’t the road-trip I imagined and the dirty humor just got annoying with time rather than funny anymore. Also, the fact that Corey lied about having a peanut allergy threw me off.


 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  I was surprised I enjoyed this because I wasn’t sure how I would feel not having known anything about Sherlock. But, I loved it!


 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

I’ve been pushing Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin on EVERYONE since I read it this summer. I only know one to two people who have gotten it because of me. But, that’s okay!

 5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?

This wasn’t my year for series, but I did start Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs!

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?25486998

OMG!! Kasie West. I started P.S. I Like You, her 2016 release and I loved it. It led me to the Distance Between Us and now I want to keep binging all of her books! Thank goodness for more Kasie books in 2017! Update: I have read all of her Contemporary and now I am sad.

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

This is the hardest question for me, I’m going with Heartless which I just finished for my book club, the Story Squad. I listened to it on audio and it was the best way to read it! It was soo good!! I haven’t ever read Marissa Meyer – this is my first retelling ever.


 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

With Malice by Elieen Cook, though it’s on my Most Disappointing Reads of 2016 list, I really enjoyed the pace and thrill of the book! I read it until 3am one night to finish because I couldn’t stop.

 9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

I’ll probably re-read The Sun is Also A Star, I want to listen to the audiobook!

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Dreamology by Lucy Keating, gorgeous!

11. Most memorable character of 2016?

Parker from Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom! She’s the bomb and I will never forget her. She is very memorable, I’ll never forget her!

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?

To be honest, I don’t think I read many books that I thought were written nicely or anything! Most of the books I read were just easy to read.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon because in this book you’re faced with thinking about fate and destiny and really what you would do in Natasha & Daniel’s situation.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read? 

I really read many debuts and new releases this year. But, I can’t believe I didn’t read (well I listened to) Mindy Kaling’s book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? until 2016! It was funny and I loved reading about her life before The Office/The Mindy Project.

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?

I really don’t have any quotes that have stuck with me throughout the year.

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?

Shortest: How To Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman (11 pages, to be fair it’s a short-story)

Longest: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (519 pages)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

HEARTLESS BY MARISSA MEYER. This book had me SHOOK. I had to stop listening to the audiobook and walk around my house. Haha.


18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

Gideon and Kyle from Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall. They were so cute, I loved them. 23854755

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom. Just this book in general, we see less romance in Parker’s life and get to know her.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously


21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure: 

9781250078407Everyone was recommending this book and so I had to see why! And, it really met the hype!

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016? Nick is my new fictional crush, he was so cute! I really didn’t have many crushes this year :O


23. Best 2016 debut you read?


24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?


25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?


This book was super fun and made me smiley! I literally screamed of feels on my couch.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?

Haven’t found the book to make me cry yet! But, The Sun is Also A Star AHH I WAS SO CLOSE NICOLA WHY

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?


I mention this book any time I get. It’s just so good and I want more people to read it!

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Not many, actually. I mean leaving me with a book hangover – yep. Probably The Sun is Also a Star for this too. I’m sorry!!

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?


30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)? 26153925

I love/hate this book because just UGHHHH. But, it was so good thrilling wise!


1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?

Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews!! I love her!

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?

ARC Review: My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

My Dream Author Panel – Eventbrite

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

BOOKCON, of course! I had a blast this year. I flew to Chicago and I met my Booktube friends. Some for the first time!!

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016?

I loved having Danika Stone this year as my first guest post! BLOG TOUR & Guest Post: Danika Stone – Top 10 Things You Will Find in All the Feels!

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

I just didn’t read as much as I did in 2015. I really had a slump!

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?  My most viewed review is Book Review: Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts [spoiler free]


8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

I guess my Blog Tour posts, I’ve done a few this year and I don’t think I even get a comment on them!

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)? 

Bookstagram has been my new thing in 2016, I’ve been more active which means I’ve found so many new shops on Etsy for bookmarks! My personal fave is NerdyGrlDesigns, they have Gilmore Girls bookmarks that I got and I love them!

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

My Goodreads reading challenge initially was 60 books but I changed it to 40 in the summer because I was slow with my reading. I accomplished 40 books on New Years Eve (morning!)


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2016 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?

I’ve started 100 pages of this and I started the audio of it this year and I just need to make time to sit down and read it!

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?

Follow Me Back (Follow Me Back #1)3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger – Omg, I just found out about this book when I was on Edelweiss and I was like, “Woah” when  I finished reading the synopsis!

Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…

Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.

When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…

Told through tweets, direct messages, and police transcripts, this thriller for the online generation will keep you guessing right up to the shocking end

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?


*cries* I can’t believe this is going to really be over but I’m so excited!!

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?  

I set my Goodreads goal to 20 books to make it simple but I do want to do Diversity Bingo and I made a post about these challenges I’m doing: 2017 Reading Challenges: Diverse Reads & Contemporary Romance!


6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

I haven’t read any 2017 releases, yet!


I’d love to read your End of the Year Survey’s if you have posted them! Happy New Year, everyone!

❄️🎄The Bookmas Book Tag ❄️🎄

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This tag was created by Sophie’s Series on YouTube. I recently did her Booksgiving Tag for Thanksgiving. I also posted this tag on my channel.

The Lovebirds: Which two characters would you like to see under the mistletoe?  Peter Kavinsky and Lara Jean Covey, my main OTP. (tatbilb)Image result for gif tumblr mistletoe
The Mismatched: Which unlikely pair of characters would get stuck under the mistletoe?   Toby and Wyatt from The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. Wyatt would die if Toby got him under the mistletoe! 17838528
The Grinch: Which character would spend the day with their face in a knot? I’m picking Lily in this sequel.. I haven’t finished it because tbh she was annoying me. But, she’s been a Grinch in this book. 26258306
The Naughty List: Which character has angered so many people that nobody felt like getting them a gift? I feel bad, but I always use Martin from Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli for these kind of questions. But, he did a lot of people in Simon’s life wrong!! Image result for simon vs the homosapien agenda
The Fraud: Which character would assign a fake date to the gathering, just so they don’t appear alone?  Norah from Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Just from the book, Norah asks Nick to be her boyfriend for a night. So, I think she’s perfect for this question.

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The Caroler: Which character does everybody have to yell at to stop singing Christmas songs?  This question was really hard since I don’t know too many characters that would be super Christmas AF. I chose Harriet from Geek Girl. I think she would get wrapped up in the spirit of Christmas and singing her little heart out! Image result for christmas caroling gif
The Klutz: Which character accidentally knocks over the Christmas tree? Ben from Paper Towns, I could see it. He’d be talking to Lacey and take too many steps back and the tree would be all over! Image result for knocking over christmas tree gif tumblr
The Snooper: Which character would ruin all of their surprises by trying to figure out what all the gifts are? Kitty from TATBILB. 

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Merry Christmas “Eve” Eve! & Happy Holiday’s, everyone! Like my last tag, here I leave you with Niall Horan in a Christmas sweater. You’re welcome, again.

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It’s National Ugly Sweater DAY!! And it’s just perfect to do the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book Tag created by Angela @ Angie’s Epic Reads.


  1. It’s time for your annual Ugly Sweater party! Choose five characters to invite. Lara Jean Covey, Peter Kavinsky ;), Simon Spier & Lily Abbott. 
  2. Your guests are on their way over. What book are you likely to gift this holiday season? I already gifted this and it’s my favorite of the year! Everyone needs to read it!22692740
  3. Someone spiked your punch. Choose a book that gave you a book hangover. I tried to get into two books after reading this and I PHYSICALLY CAN’T! So, I’m currently reading The Distance Between Us by Kasie West. IT’S SO GOOD!! 25486998
  4. You must prevent coaster stains from your awesome coffee table! Choose a book you really don’t care if it gets used as a coaster. This was an “eh” sequel and I wouldn’t mind it resting as a coaster :p23492671
  5. The guests are hungry! Pick a book/world whose food you would serve your guests. This is so obvious, Harry Potter of course! I’d love to have Christmas dinner there. Image result for harry potter gif feast
  6. It’s time for presents. Choose a book you are most excited about getting this Christmas. I helped my mom order this, so I know I got it haha. I’m so excited!! Image result for hamilton the revolution
  7. Things start getting out of hand and suddenly your books are EVERYWHERE! Choose a book/series you would save AT ALL COSTS! I have to save my babies! 9781442426702_p0_v5_s260x420
  8. After a long night, you need to unwind with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book. What book calms you down?  Kasie West is my new author obsession, so she’s been my go-to read. But basically, any quick and cute contemporary! 

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The Booksgiving Book Tag

Happy Thanksgiving! SophiesSeries on YouTube created this awesome book tag just in time for Thanksgiving! I love it so much and I just have to do it! Feel free to answer any of the questions in the comments.


The Wrangler/Savior: What character would be most likely to chase after a turkey and what character would be most likely to save it?  I’m going with two characters from Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, Enoch would chase after the turkey, and Olive would want to save it. Image result for thanksgiving gifs

The Drama King/Queen: What book character would be most likely to start an argument at the table?   Celeste from the Selection Series, this is just her personality and she would make everyone angry during dinner by saying something rude.

The Space Cadet: What character would accidentally set the oven on fire? Clark from The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson, I could definitely see him going off to his office or something and forgetting that he put something in the oven! 

The Loner: What character would most likely be a loner on Thanksgiving? (because, let’s face it, no one wants them there). – Martin from Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda because he’s just not the best person and everyone probably hates him.

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The Perfectionist: What character would be too preoccupied making sure that everything at the event is absolutely PERFECT? Lara Jean and Margot from TATBILB! They are both always organized and making sure everything is the best it can be. Their Christmas party was perfect, I’m sure they’d even pull out the piano again and make thanksgiving themed cupcakes!

The Embarrassment: Which fictional character has a littleee too much (AKA a LOT) of the holiday spiced apple cocktail? James from True Letters From A Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan. James tends to drink a lot, so much that he ends up saying things he shouldn’t.

What book are you least thankful for this year? I’m not least thankful for any book because I’m thankful for books.

What book are you MOST thankful for? I am thankful for many books, especially the books I’ve read this year. But, I’m really thankful to Jenny Han for writing my favorite soon to be series, To all the boys I’ve loved before, it means so much to me. 

Name one random thing that you’re thankful for 🙂 I’m thankful for my cats because they always make me happy when I need it the most.