Hello, everyone~ How are you!
Today we are completing the wonderful ‘Goodreads Book Tag’! I found this tag just browsing a ‘to complete tag list’, so I’m not exactly sure who created this, so if you do know, comment down below and I would add it in so give credit, as it was such a fun tag to complete! Shout out to them!
Anyway, read on~
What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?
Title: The Bunker Diary
Author: Kevin Brooks
Genres: Young Adult; Thriller; Horror; Fiction; Mystery; Contemporary
Goodreads Rating: 3.81 / 5
I can’t believe I fell for it.
It was still dark when I woke up this morning.
As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was.
A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete.
There are six little rooms along the main corridor.
There are no windows. No doors. The elevator is the only way in or out.
What’s he going to do to me?
What am I going to do?
People are really quite simple, and they have simple needs. Food, water, light, space, privacy. Maybe a small measure of dignity. A bit of freedom. What happens when someone simply takes all that away?
What are you currently reading?
Author: Isla Morley
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genres: Fiction; Science Fiction > Dystopian; Young Adult; Apocalyptic > Post Apocalyptic
Goodreads Rating: 3.43 / 5
I am a secret no one is able to tell.
Blythe Hallowell is sixteen when she is abducted by a survivalist and locked away in an abandoned missile silo in Eudora, Kansas. At first, she focuses frantically on finding a way out, until the harrowing truth of her new existence settles in—the crushing loneliness, the terrifying madness of a captor who believes he is saving her from the end of the world, and the persistent temptation to give up. But nothing prepares Blythe for the burden of raising a child in confinement. Determined to give the boy everything she has lost, she pushes aside the truth about a world he may never see for a myth that just might give meaning to their lives below ground. Years later, their lives are ambushed by an event at once promising and devastating. As Blythe’s dream of going home hangs in the balance, she faces the ultimate choice—between survival and freedom.
What was the last book you marked as TBR?
Publisher: Teresa Mummert
Genres: New Adult; Romance; Dark; Contemporary; Romance > Contemporary Romance; Sociology > Abuse
Goodreads Rating: 3.70 / 5
I was young enough not to understand that my life was different. Colin became the one person that I could count on to protect me. He suffered for the both of us by carrying the burden of our secret.
We were the lucky few that got a chance to start over. A fake family, a new home and a pretty little life built on lies. But while our lives continued to intertwine, we were put on very different paths. Now it was only a matter of time before they collide and the beast behind the beauty is exposed.
What book do you plan to read next?
Title: The Grace Year
Author: Kim Liggett
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genres: Young Adult; Science Fiction > Dystopia; Fiction
Goodreads Rating: 4.16 / 5
No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.
In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive.
Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life—a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear. It’s not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other.
With sharp prose and gritty realism, The Grace Year examines the complex and sometimes twisted relationships between girls, the women they eventually become, and the difficult decisions they make in-between
Do you use the star rating system?
Of course, I do! If you go to the front page of my blog you can see all of the recent novels I have completed and the ratings I have given them! It’s fabulous because when you rate a novel each time you complete them, it adds up, and supports the author! So it’s a win for everyone.
Are you doing a 2020 Reading Challenge?
Uhm, yes. I have a personal challenge to complete. Last year I set several goals and failed every single one and this year I will not fail. I am behind goal already but I will not fail! It’s 2.5 a month! give or take a bit, I’m terrible at math, truly, but my heart is in the right place, so that’s all that counts~
Do you have a wishlist?
I do! However I’m not sure if Goodreads has a selective system where they have a wishlist box, but I do use Goodreads to choose my books for my wishlist, and my goodness it is quite large. I’m not exactly sure how many books are on there, but each time I make a blog post containing featured words with ‘books I want’ in it, then it just adds up. One day I’ll have my own personal library… I hope.
What book do you plan to buy next?
I’m not exactly sure as I have quite a few books I need to read, and even have a few comics on the list. With that being said, my priorities for my ‘to-buy’ isn’t exactly high on my mind. Perhaps another novel like Shatter me or Slated, I quite enjoyed those and they have been on my mind recently.
Do you have any favourite quotes? Share a few.
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” ― Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“When the lows are so immense, victories are small. But they are there despite it. You just have to know them when you see them, little pockets of light and hope hidden away in darkness.” ― Cecelia Ahern, Flawed
“Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” ― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass
“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ― Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Courage does not take over, it fights and struggles through every word you say and every step you take. It’s a battle or a dance as to whether you let it pervade. It takes courage to overcome, but it takes extreme fear to be courageous.” ― Cecelia Ahern, Flawed
“Never trust a man who sits, uninvited, at the head of the table in another man’s home.” ― Cecelia Ahern, Flawed
Who are your favourite authors?
Have you joined any groups?
Personally, no I haven’t! I didn’t even know there were any groups on there! However, now that I do, I feel a thought I have to do some research.
That is all for today~ This took so long to complete and I tried so hard to make it as fun to read as I could, but regardless, it was so much fun to complete. My favourite part was creating the author section as I love putting together little pictures to illustrate my answer. It really ties the post together.
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