2020, A thought? A question, Book challenge, Book Tag, ebook, Libby, New Author to me, personal, Tag, TBR, Uncategorized

The TBR Book Tag

I keep seeing this tag pop up. I haven’t been tagged but I wanted to get involved so here I am.

How do you keep track of your TBR?

I use Goodreads and since lockdown I’ve written more notes in a pad as to what I’m reading and dates especially if I’m part of a blog tour and where I’m trying to have my review up for publication day or as close to it as I can. I’ve loved being more organised and getting to read more books as I truly love escaping into another world.

Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

I have a variation. Since lockdown I’ve gone back to having a few more audiobooks – most Arcs are now On Netgalley although I have been sent a few plus was given a bunch at an event before lockdown. I’ve purchased a lot of ebooks with the Kindle sales and I’ve been using Libby I must admit I’ve used my library a lot more since lockdown with mostly audiobooks but I have also got an ebook which is diverse and I’m loving it.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

My TBR choices change at the moment I’m reading/listening to a few library books before I dive into the book that I’m on a blog tour for on 29th June. From 1st July I have another buddy read with Catriona we decided to wait until then as our last I managed to read first but we had both taken a lot longer than we anticipated. After reading Hello Again I was eager to read some short stories and that is what I did including the last instalment in the Meet Me at Pebble Beach series.

A book that’s been on your TBR the longest?

There are sooo many but I’m going to say Daphne Du Maurier Jamaica Inn. The worst thing is when I discovered and loved Daphne I bought a whole bunch and I actually have this one sat on my shelf mocking me.

A book that you recently added to your TBR?

Following reading Daisy Jones & The Six the rest of Taylor Jenkins Reid back catalogue has quite quickly been added to my ever expanding TBR.

A book that is on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?

I am swayed by a gorgeous cover but I don’t think I could say I’ve added one to my TBR based solely on the cover. (Sorry if that’s a cop out)

A book on your TBR that you never plan on actually reading?

This isn’t necessarily that I wouldn’t ever read them. Sometimes over the years I added books based on my reading during that time and later on those type of books never appealed to me again. If that makes sense.

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?

This is so easy to answer One By One By Ruth Ware she can literally do no wrong in my book and her last one I flew through and Our Story by the fantastic Miranda Dickinson yet again another go to author of mine.

A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you?

There’s a few Me Before You which I’m hoping to listen to via the library. The hate U Give which seeing as I’m literally almost done with On The Come Up seems apt and Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine. I have a copy from my time at the charity shop another book mocking me from my shelf.

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?

Literally all of the above oh and actually finishing the I Heart series.

A book on your TBR that you’re just dying to read?

My Darkest Vanessa I purchased a gorgeous edition from Waterstones which seems like months back and I still haven’t started it. I will get a few hardbacks read before work resumes oh and the newest Jodi Picoult another of my go to faves.

I’m not going to go through tagging but I challenge anyone who wants to take part in this fab tag.

Life has been pretty crazy recently and thankfully books, blogging and now running is taking my mind away, and challenging me both mentally and physically and I honestly think that’s been amazing for my sanity.

I’m one chapter left of On The Come Up and I definitely think it’s important for us to broaden our minds with different authors. Not only in race but in genre and in expanding our mindsets. So please feel free to send me over some more recommendations?

2018, Book Tag, Uncategorized

Book Tag: The Three Book Tag

Today is my last full day at the seaside and before I embark on the walk into town I thought I would get in early and get a post up. I posted late yesterday so if you haven’t already seen that you have a double whammy.

The lovely Nicki at The secret library site tagged me in the Three book tag. I always have the best of intentions and there are a few tags I need to finish and post so with this one I instantly put it in my drafts so I would get it done.

Three read once and loved

Three titles watched but haven’t read

Two of these are controversial I know. I’m a huge Nicholas Sparks fan and in discovering a lot more genres my reading in some parts has slipped. I have The Lucky One and Me Before You sat on my shelf. I’ve loved 13 Reasons I’m a little way through the second season and I’m hoping to listen to this on Audible.

Three characters you love – choosing only three is super hard.

Ed is one of those bookish boyfriends who will always linger…I loved having him back in I’ll take New York.

I’m in the midst of this as we speak and I’m truly a fan of the loveable Evie.

Jess needs a mention I just loved how she found herself in such a weird situation yet came out so much better for it.

Three series binged…

Although I still haven’t read Mockingjay as I didn’t want it to end so I lent it to a friend…I guess I should now.

Three unpopular bookish opinions

1. I have only read the first Harry Potter book.

2. I’m seriously behind on the I heart series I believe I heart Paris is the next one I need to read.

3. I like to form my own opinion on hyped up books. This will be my next read.

Three current fave book covers

Three goals for the year

1. To be better organised with my blog and reading – this has kind of started to happen.

2. To continue and maintain my healthier lifestyle and fitness. I’ve been away this week and I sure have missed my Fight Klub session more than anything else.

3. Get my finances in better shape.

I nominate Fabbookfiend

Bookish coffee blog

What’s better than books

And to anyone else who would like to join feel free and tag me in so I can see your answers.