The New York Times “By The Books” Book Tag

Hey everyone! What is up! How has your day been? So I am back with another book tag because I sort of feel like I am in the middle of a reading slump but at the same time, I’m not. I am back with another book tag and I hope you all enjoy! I saw Beth @ Reading Every Night do this tag and I have been wanting to do it since. If you haven’t been reading this blog, you have to go and check it out. But let’s get back into the tag AFTER you check out Beth’s blog. 

What book is on your nightstand now?

I don’t like having books on my nightstand. I have two bookshelves. I have room for all my books on my shelves. I think it is sort of annoying to have books on a nightstand. I always knock things over with my pillows, since I have a million and ten of them on my bed, so things other than my phone, my glasses, a photo, and a candle, are the only things up there.

What was the last truly great book you’ve read?

Homecoming (The 100, #3)

I might love books and give them a 5 out of 5, but the last book I was in love with was Homecoming by Kass Morgan. I might not have given this book a 5 out of 5 but it was amazing. This book made me smile and so happy to be in The 100 world. And a Bellarke shipper. Kass Morgan is just amazing. 

If you could meet any writer – dead or alive – who would it be? And what would you want to know?

There are a few of them on this list but I think I would love to meet Sarah J. Maas. I have gotten the chance to see her on her Tower of Dawn tour but I wasn’t one of the lucky 50 who got to meet her. But I would feel like my life would be 100 times better. There would be two very important questions that I would have to know which were: 

1 – How is it that you make me feel like I am in love with the bad boys in every single one of your books?
2 – Do you prefer Clexa or Bellarke better (from The 100)?

What books might we be surprised to find on your shelf?

A big book of scholarships and a practice SAT book. I don’t take the SAT until next year since I am still a Junior but after talking to the College Advisor with my friend, I might take it before then. I couldn’t find any other room that would make sense than to put them on my shelf. 

How do you organize your personal library?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You just made a funny joke! You think I have a style of organization of my books? I do, but it is always changing. The most popular styles are either by size of the book (paperback, hardback, etc) or by author last name. I have it organized by the last name right now but I am getting tired of looking at it. I at least change it a million times a year. 

What book have you always meant to read and haven’t gotten around to yet?

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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth. I have had it on my shelf since it was released and it is still sitting there. I keep telling myself to read it but it has yet to happen. It is going to happen on of these days! 

Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you are supposed to like but didn’t?

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Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes. God did I not like that book. There are so many people who talk about this book and how much they love it but I just didn’t. And since so many people love it, I feel like I should have. 

What kind of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?

Drawn To: 

  • YA Novels of any types
  • Books that Authors I like enjoy
  • Any book that was written by one of my favorite authors

Drawn Away:

  • Books with faces on the covers (I know but I am counting it)
  • Sex Filled Books
  • Zombies 
If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?

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I don’t know! This is a pretty hard one. I guess maybe Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. It sort of deals with branding people and giving certain people rights while others get nothing. That was actually pretty hard for me to think of! 

What do you plan to read next?

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Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas. I have been wanting to read this book for so long and I still haven’t! Since I have had this book in my hands, I have planned on getting to it soon. I actually planned on reading this book at the beginning of this month. It still hasn’t happened. 

I Tag:

Anyone who really wants to do this tag can go ahead and do it. If you wanna, go ahead and do it. 

Have you read any of these books? What did you think about them? Which ones do you agree or disagree with any of these answers? Why do you? What are you currently reading? Is it any good? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

Happy Reading,

5 thoughts on “The New York Times “By The Books” Book Tag

  1. Great answers for this tag. 🙂 I’m going to be seeing Sarah J. Maas on her Tower of Dawn tour as well when she comes to the UK, even if I don’t get to meet her it will still be incredible to see her in person you know.
    I hope you manage to make it around to Carve the Mark one day, and I really hope you enjoy Tower of Dawn as well. I won’t be reading that myself until after I’ve met SJM. 🙂
    Again great answers for this tag! 😀

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    1. I’m glad that you liked my answers! I hope you are one of the lucky 50 who get to meet Sarah J. Maas! Good luck anyway! I keep looking at Carve the Mark and it sounds so good but I just haven’t gotten to it! I hope you enjoy Tower of Dawn as well!

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      1. I’ll keep my fingers crossed but even if I’m not just going to the event and seeing her in person will be enough. 🙂
        Thanks, and yeah I get what you mean. Carve the Mark does sound interesting here’s hoping the book itself is as good as it sounds right? 🙂


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