Gilmore Girls Book Tag 2.0


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I recently filmed the Gilmore Girls Book Tag 2.0 and I loved every minute of it! If you didn’t know, I’m the biggest Gilmore Girls fan and I also created The Gilmore Girls Book Tag back in 2014 when it released on Netflix in the US.

Pink Lemonade Reads on Booktube created this tag and I hope you guys will share it! I did the tag on my Booktube channel but I released I didn’t do all of the questions? The footage must’ve gotten lost or something…Maybe I’ll film a part two. But for now here is the tag in written form!

I had so much fun filming and editing this video!! I love Gilmore Girls so much and this was a great tag. I’ll be doing my OG one closer to the revival date! *SPOILERS FOR GILMORE GIRLS* 


1. I JUST GOT HIT BY A DEER – character having the worst day ever 

I’m going with Hank from My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul. Hank promposes to the girl of his dreams by writing the word P-R-O-M out in sparklers. This results in her house *almost* catching on fire. So, I guess we could say he had a pretty bad day.rory-deer-gilmore-girls-6515

2. STARS HOLLOW – wildly eccentric cast

I just recently read The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson and it has a vast cast of characters. Andie’s friend group is pretty large and I loved how they all had their own personality and felt like real characters rather than just side characters.Image result for tumblr stars hollow
3. COFFEE – a book you’re addicted to/a character w/ an addiction

In my video, I mentioned an author I’m addicted to and I chose Rainbow Rowell because I’m so addicted to her writing, I’d read anything by her!

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4. SOMEONE DEVIL EGGED BY CAR?! – great act of revenge
Okay, can I just say I’ve ALWAYS wanted to devil egg someones car? Like, it’s on my bucket list. A book that features revenge is Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan  this book is about a prank war and a group of “The Breakfast Club” like teenagers who are trying to expose The Chaos Club at their school. So many pranks and much revenge!tumblr_nd3i3bu52t1qzcyzso8_1280
5. MR. MEDINA – an illicit affair

I really don’t have an answer for this! I don’t know that I’ve read any books featuring an affair. Image result for max medina gilmore girls
6. KIM’S ANTIQUES – a world you’d be afraid to enter

Dystopian is a genre I rarely read. But, I think the Divergent world is one I wouldn’t survive in. I’m totally in Amity but I just wouldn’t like to live in a world that Jeanine rules and the blood? no thank you!

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7. HARVARD VS. YALE – character who needs to make a life-changing decision

In Landline by Rainbow Rowell, Georgie McCool makes a life-changing decision. She is able to call her husband Neal from 15 years in the past through her old rotary phone. She can either fix things or change them entirely.
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8. LUKE’S DINER – a comfort read

In my video, I chose Anna and the French Kiss (collection) by Stephanie Perkins. Her characters and writing is so fluffy and just makes me feel comfy while I was reading!

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9. AM I CRYING OR LAUGHING? – a book that messed with your emotions
A book that gave me all of the feels? BEEN HERE ALL ALONG by Sandy Hall. IT KILLED ME IN THE FEELS. AWH IT WAS SO CUTE.

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10. EMILY – the HBIC (Head Bitch in Charge)

I can’t even think of a character that tops Emily Gilmore!

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11. LORELAI AND RORY – favorite family dynamic

My favorite family is the Spiers from Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. This  is a family I would love to be in. I mentioned this in my Top 5 Wednesday Fictional Family post. They’re big fans of The Bachelorette and are just very accepting and fun!anigif_f13b0852ba95f07b029d7945b0fff937-24
12. I PUSHED HIM IN THE LAKE! – a book you’d throw in a lake

Okay, does anyone else just replay this scene over and over? It was hilarious!! I love Luke  and Jess’ relationship.  A book that I would throw in a lake is Elsewhere by Gabrielle Ziven. I don’t dislike books very much but this was one I really disliked. I just didn’t agree with the world and the character was very very annoying. anigif_enhanced-buzz-14033-1363392192-10
13. 1000 YELLOW DAISIES – favorite romance

So many romances to pick…I’m going to go with a recent romance from In Real Life by Jessica Love. Nick and Hannah were SOOOO cute! Despite Hannah running away from her problems…I really like how their story ended! Internet romance is adorable.

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14. JESS – an unpopular opinion
I’m #TeamJess forever and I’m not ashamed! I love Jess and his character so much and his character development was so great. An unpopular book opinion of mine is The Haters by Jesse Andrews, it was definitely a disappointing read this year and I’m sad because I really wanted to like it and I was looking forward to it. The humor wasn’t for me and it wasn’t much of a road trip book like it was said to be.

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15. FIRST SNOW – snowy or holiday read

One of my favorite holiday reads is Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan! I read it just last December and I can’t wait for the sequel!Image result for snow gilmore gif
16. HEP ALIEN – book centered around music

Would it be wrong if I picked Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist? Well, I am. I just read it this summer via audiobook and I loved it! It’s so close to the movie it was like I was listening to the movie. Image result for hep alien gif
17. HE’D BETTER HAVE A MOTORCYCLE! – your book crush

Lately, I’ve been torn between the #1 book boyfriend spot. Levi from Fangirl and Peter K from TATBILB are fighting for the top. But, it’s been Peter K a lot recently. So..I’m not going to pick 😉

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18. IT’S REPETITIVE AND REDUNDANT – a book that could have been shorter

I read short books to begin with because Contemporary is usually short. But, I’m going to say The Selection Series for this. I really loved this series though I feel like the Elite wasn’t needed! It could’ve been a standalone or duo! Image result for gilmore girls repetitive and redundant
19. KIRK – the weirdest book you’ve ever read

A weird book I’ve read is From A Distant Star by Karen McQuestion. You can read my review, it’s a sci-fi contemporary book in my opinion. I enjoyed it however the story was definitely weird! Image result for gilmore girls kirk gif
20. IT’S A LIFESTYLE. IT’S A RELIGION – that one book that means more to you than any other. 

Did I really do a book tag if I didn’t fully mention To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han? This book means the world to me. It’s one of my favorites, I’ve read it 4x and I’m going to be a mess when the third book comes out. If you haven’t read it, I really suggest it. 
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So, there is the Gilmore Girls Book Tag 2.0! I loved these questions. Go watch my video and the OG video! I don’t know who all are Gilmore Girls fans so I tag everyone!!

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LGTBQIA RECS! #PrideMonth


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June is #PrideMonth! So, in honor of Pride Month I am sharing with you some of my favorite LGBTQIA reads that you should read if you haven’t already! Or.. re-read? Fine by me!

  1. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – This is my favorite LGBT book, ever!  It follows the internet relationship of Simon Spier and Blue, they met through Tumblr and the book is written in some of their emails which are adorable! The friends, family & relationship in this book is so great, I can’t express enough how much I love this book.

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3af15-wgwg2. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan & John Green – This is such a great book that features LGBTQ characters. The book starts off with Will Grayson (#1) and his online relationship which leads to him meeting another LGBT character. This book is hilarious, uplifting and you will love the characters. Also suggest the musical companion to this, Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper story by David Levithan

3. Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley – This is one of my favorite books of the year, I highly recommend it. This book deals with Solomon Reed and his agoraphobia and severe panic attacks. He isn’t openly gay, but his family is supportive nonetheless.

4.24464110 Signs Point To Yes by Sandy Hall – Sandy Hall is one of my favorite contemporary authors and I just read this book last month. In terms of LGBTQ, there is Margot who is not openly bi-sexual. We see her in the stages of wanting to come out to her parents, who are very strict. This story is a great summer read, set in the summer with triple POV. Following Margot’s sister, Jane who picks up a summer babysitting job and becomes friendly with their brother. Great read with a bi-sexual character with a road trip involved! MY REVIEW.

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5. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – This is a book I will always recommend because it’s quirky and fun! In this story, Lola Nolan is the daughter of two fathers – Andy and Nathan. They’re so funny and great parents to Lola! We also see Lola’s love life!

43270666. Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – This book is a classic in my opinion, it’s so great and forever one of my favorite books. We follow Charlie, who is a freshman in high school through letters he is sending to a hypothetical “friend” throughout his first year of high school. In this book, LGBT is incorporated so nicely and I loved it.

 

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What are some of your favorite LGBTQIA books? I’m always looking forward to reading more, it’s one of my favorite genres! I love being educated on the LGBTQIA community!

Top 5 Wednesday: FIVE BOOKS I WANT TO READ THIS SUMMER


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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and created by Lainey @ Gingereadslainey with different bookish topics for each week.

If you’re interested in joining in, see the Goodreads group!

Today’s topic: Summer Reads
— These are the top five books that I want to read this summer! — Also, I’m blogging this Wednesday b/c my voice is very raspy and sounds terrible!


 

  1. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith – I need more Jennifer E. Smith reads! I’m hosting a Goodreads read a long; Summer of Smith — reading Jenn’s books! 15790873
  2. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell– I need to finish this book. Seriously, how haven’t I finished it? I haven’t had time 😦23734628
  3. Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider — My Booktube bestie, Sabrina and I are planning to buddy read this! I’m excited b/c I loved The Beginning of Everything. 23149128
  4. Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn – This is such a summery cover and I’ve had this for a year now, I think it’s time to finally read it! 22718793
  5. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill – Definitely a short read I want to get to this summer. I’ve been meaning to pick it up but haven’t had the time. 11721314

What is on your SUMMER TBR??

 

April Wrap Up // MAY TBR


April was a busy month…I had finals to turn in and write, so that took up more of my time. I participated in ARC April and managed to read two ARCs. My APRIL TBR was a success! I read 3/4 books on my TBR! Here are my thoughts & ratings on them! As well as my May TBR!

 

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My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul — 4 stars! Here’s my spoiler free REVIEW!

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro – 4.5 stars: A Sherlock and Watson retelling; Charlotte Holmes + Jamie Watson are the great-great-great grandchildren of Sherlock and Watson. It was awesome! my review 

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood – 3.5 stars. Read my review and enter my giveaway to win a copy of the book!


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I have a bit of an ambitious TBR but I will definitely be moving it over to June, too! I’m also participating in the Book Buddy A Thon (May 7-13) so that TBR is in here too!

 

Hope you all have a good reading month for May! I’ll be at Bookcon on the 14th in Chicago & I’m turning 22! May is such a good month! 😀 Happy reading ❤

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March Wrap Up + April TBR!


Spring is here!! Though, I heard tomorrow is going to be 20°F…what. I had a pretty decent reading month. I read some good books, a short story & finished a “series” (I’m not sure if I call it that).

I’ve decided to focus on what I want to read and to put my TBR Jar on hold because I just simply can’t do it right now. Hopefully, in the summer I’ll pick it back up!

Also, I’ve been going to the library more! 😀 Here’s my reading from March!


 

 

1.) How To Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman – This is a short story that I found on Neil Gaiman’s website, there’s the text or you can listen to him read it. It was hilarious and I enjoyed every minute of it! Basically, it’s about these two guys who go to a party they were invited to, but they end up at the wrong party. Omg, it’s hilarious and really good!

Read it here.

 RATING: 5 stars.

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2.) Never Never Part 3 by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher– I was really glad to have finally picked this up. I was going on a car ride and needed a short read. This was perfect. However, I was very disappointed with this. It was suspenseful and some questions were answered. I went into this thinking “Yes! I’m going to figure out why they lost their memory! I hope it’s something really good!!” NOPE. I was not satisfied!! The ending really disappointed me 😦

2 stars.  

 

 

 

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3.) Don’t Get Caught by Kurt DinanSee my review w/ giveaway. 

I really enjoyed this!! It was a prank filled, fun read! & the character development was great!!

4 stars.

 

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4.) The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion – In Decemeber, I read The Rosie Project and I really enjoyed it!! This was the sequel and I didn’t like it as much. I really had issues with Don & Rosie’s relationship, there was no communication in their relationship and I really hated how Rosie didn’t really want Don in the baby’s life, she was selfish. Don also annoyed me, as well.  Though, I did like getting back into their lives & that more of the side characters from TRP were in this more. Sequels just are hard for me.

3 stars.

 


 

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What did you read this month? Anything good?

 

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February Wrap Up & TBR Jar Challenge


 

HAPPY LEAP YEAR! Today, I’m sharing my book wrap-up from February. I’m pretty sad that I was only able to read two books this month; mainly b/c I’m trying to figure out a school reading schedule. I tried to participate in 2 readathons and failed..I picked the books up but didn’t finish them. Although, I did read some good books this month.

In this post, I’m just talking about my TBR jar challenge & the books I read.

My TBR challenge for Feb. was to read a dystopian.


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1.) Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts – I was reading this at the end of January and finished it mid way through February. I really enjoyed it and I’m so glad I finally read it! I have a spoiler free review, if you’d like to know more about it!

 

 

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2.) Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – This is my first high fantasy read and it really took me a while to read. I read this with my book club, The Story Squad. We read bi-monthly. Also, I went to a Truthwitch signing in my area and picked this up. Susan was super nice! I enjoyed Truthwitch, but I didn’t fully understand it because I’m not used to high-fantasy and it was slow in the beginning. However, I did like the characters and the female power.

Truthwitch signing. Met up with my Booktube friends. (left) Brynn @ brynnsbookshelf, (right) Danielle @ SimplyThoughtfulBooks

Truthwitch signing. Met up with my Booktube friends. (left) Brynn @ brynnsbookshelf, (right) Danielle @ SimplyThoughtfulBooks

Truthwitch signing 02/13/16 me & Susan Dennard - SCARF TWINS.

Truthwitch signing 02/13/16 me & Susan Dennard – SCARF TWINS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

TBR CHALLENGE.

I knew from the beginning the TBR challenge for this month wouldn’t work. Since I knew I’d be reading a high fantasy, I knew a dystopian would really confuse me more if I read them both at once. So, I’m moving this challenge to March.
23438288I’ll be trying to read Flawed by Cecila Ahernthis is an ARC I was sent by MacMillan THANKS!! :DD I’ll definitely talk about it more leading up to the release date (April 5th). This is indeed a dystopian, according to Goodreads.

 

 

 

I12027870 also picked a challenge out so that I keep on track. This was to read a book about a roadtrip. With this challenge, I have You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith. I’m really excited because I love roadtrip books!!

 

 

 

There’s my February reading! What did you read this month? Anything good?

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RYSBAT Progress & Wrap Up


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Hello! I participated in the ‘Read Your Bookshelf A Thon’ from Tuesday, Jan. 19 – yesterday, Jan. 25th. It was my first time participating and I really enjoyed participating. Here is my progress for the days:

 


 

tues, day 1: 102 pgs of every you every me by david levithan

total pgs: 102 pgs

notes: this book is very fast paced & mysterious!! my heart is racing.


 

wed, day 2: 138 pgs of every you every me + 15 pgs of Elsewhere Zevin

books read: 1

total pgs: 255 pgs

notes: I finished Every You, Every Me and I rated it 4/5 stars. It was really good, but the ending was “meh” to me.


 

thurs, day 3: 12 pgs of Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

total pgs: 267 pgs

notes: I hate saying this but..this book is ridiculous.


 

Friday day 4: 149 pgs of Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

total pgs: 416

notes: This book is OK. But, I don’t like the world & Liz is SO ANNOYING.


 

Saturday, day 5: 115 pgs of Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin [finished it]

books read: 2

total pgs read: 531 pgs

notes: Snowed in! So, I finished Elsewhere! I rated it a 2/5 stars. This wasn’t my type of book. I posted a GR review with my feelings.


 

Sunday, day 6: 36 pgs of Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts

total:  567 pgs

notes: This book reminds me of the show, Red Band Society. I’m really enjoying Zac’s character!!


 

Monday, day 7: 74 pgs of Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts

total: 641 pgs

notes: IT’S OFFICIALLY I’M OBSESSED W/ THIS BOOK.


 

Overall, I read books this week & I’m satisified! Sadly, they weren’t the greatest books. Every You, Every Me was definitely different and I missed David Levithan’s writing/stories!

Did you participate? How did you do??