«My favorite books» – Book tag

Today I could have been writing my review of The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase #3). But, instead, I chose to torture myself with this bookish tag created by Pocket Jeunesse (that’s a French publishing company, btw).

So today, I’m gonna be talking about some of my favorite books. And before I even begin this tag, I already know it’s gonna be a tough one. So, a little disclaimer: for each of the following questions I have so many answers and I’m only gonna be able to squeeze in a few. Just know, these are some of my favorite books, not all of them.


📚 Favorite stand-alone?

Ok, so first question and already this is hard. I’m gonna go with the first thing that came to my mind… The Host by Stephenie Meyer. But there are sooo many others (such as Carry On by Rainbow Rowell or every Colleen Hoover book ever).

📚 Favorite series?

I have to go with The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare. And yeah, I know this isn’t a series but rather an entire universe full of series. I just don’t care (#cheater) 🤷‍.

📚 Favorite author?

So, I’ve already managed to mention Cassie Clare and I know I’ll be talking about Sarah J. Maas in the next question (spoiler alert). So for this one, I’m gonna say Rick Riordan. And I’m proud to say that, in 2017, I’ve finally got caught up on all of his books  💪.

📚 Favorite book of the year, so far?

I’ve read a lot of great books this year, but none had the impact that A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas had. This book completely wrecked me, and that’s why I love it.

📚 A favorite book you didn’t see coming ?

I wasn’t expecting much before I started reading Vampire Academy and Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. And yet, both of these books completely won me over. This universe is amazing, and I wouldn’t mind more of it.

📚 A book you think everyone should read?

This is the most cliché answer ever, but it’s the truth: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Because this series is everything. And because my kids will be Potterheads whether they want to or not ⚡🖤.

📚 Favorite book as a child?

When I was younger, I loved The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot (as well as all of her other books).

📚 Favorite book in a genre you don’t typically enjoy?

I’m not particularly picky when it comes to genre. But I never thought I would love a mystery novel as much as I loved One of Us is Lying. This book was just perfect, and now I need more books like that one.

📚 Favorite book that isn’t that well known?

Well, this is a tough one… I’m pretty much a follower when it comes to bookish trends. I guess I’d say Making Faces by Amy Harmon, cause this book is beautiful and has been very successful in France. But I don’t see it that much in English.

The Goodreads Book Tag

Since I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately, I haven’t been posting much and I am sorry about that. So make it up to you, I thought I would do a tag, and found one I really liked. So today, I am doing the Goodreads Book Tag.

As a bookworm, Goodreads is one of my favorites websites and I pretty much use it on a daily basis. Do you?  This Tag has twelve questions based on the current state of my Goodreads account. So let’s get started.


1. What was the last book you marked as ‘Read’?

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One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

2. What are you currently reading?

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – I’m actually listening to the audiobook of this one, but that still counts.

3. What was the last book you marked as ‘To Read’?

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi – A few days ago I added this one as well as a couple more books, coming out in 2018 in the Rick Riordan Presents collection. This one is the first of a four book series based on Hindu Mythology.

4. What book do you plan to read next?

I have no clue. Seriously. I almost never know what book I’ll be reading next until I actually pick one up. I guess you’ll have to add me on Goodreads to find out.

5. Do you the star rating system?

Yes, always. Although I would love being able to give a half star. It would just be much more precise.

6. Are you doing a reading challenge this year?

Yep, for the third year in a row. I don’t have a really high goal, but I raise it a bit each year, to challenge my self. goodreads tag - le book corner

7. Do you have a wishlist?

Not on Goodreads no… I do have an endless wish list on Amazon though!

8. What book do you plan to buy next?

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo – This book is at the top of my list since it comes out real soon, but I can’t say for sure this will be my next bookish purchase.

9. Do you have any favorite quotes?

I am not good with quotes, but there is one I particularly love from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

“Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

10. Who are your favorites authors?

My top three are Cassandra Clare, Sarah J. Maas and Rick Riordan. But there are many other I adore.

11. Have you joined any groups?

I’ve only joined one group, The Book Club of Notre-Dame, which was created by my friend Clara (@thebookwormofnotredame).

12. How many shelves do you have on Goodreads?

I created eight shelves on Goodreads, most of which I use to follow future book releases for the coming years. For instance, there are already 31 books on my ‘Coming our Way – 2018’ shelf.


If you’ve enjoyed this tag, feel free to do it yourself and let me know if you did so in the comments.

Enjoy your reads,

Gaëlle

Social Media Book Tag

Hello, today I am doing the Social Media Book Tag, which was recommended to me by the lovely Audrey from Liberteasite. 
As always you can do this tag yourself and if so, let me know in the comment section below so I can check it out.

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►Your favorite short book (under 200 pages)

I don’t consider novellas to be a full book, usually, we get a bind-up. So, I have to go with We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. This book completely caught me off-guard and surprised me, so I really enjoyed it. 

 

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► A book that everyone pressured you to read.

For this one, I have to pay tribute to Audrey, the French Emberling Queen. She loves An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir so much. She’ll make you want to read it for sure. And I loved that book so thank you love.

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A book you read before it was cool.

Let’s be honest here… when it comes to books I am more of a follower than a trendsetter. So that one was tough. But I remember reading Carry On by Rainbow Rowell as soon as it came out, and I would still recommend it to everyone. It’s just that good.

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► A book that you liked when you were younger, but you probably would not like now.

I can’t really know for sure without rereading them, but I used to love books by Meg Cabot. Now, I think they might be too childish for me.

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►A book that has the most beautiful cover in existence.

Right off the back, I have to say Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi… I have many beautiful books, but this series is blessed with truly stunning covers.

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► A book that you wish was made into a movie.

I don’t always love book to movie adaptations but if there’s one book I’d like to see turned into a movie, it would be Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

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A book that you would recommend to anyone and everyone.

What… just one book? Well, that’s a tough one. I usually recommend authors like Sarah J. Maas and Cassie Clare, cause I love them so much. But if I could only recommend one book, it would be It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. Everyone should read this book. It’s an important one, on a difficult topic and it moved me.

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Unpopular opinion book tag

I’ve been seeing this tag on booktube a lot and thought I’d give it a go, so here’s my unpopular opinion book tag.

1. A Popular Book or series that you didn’t like.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken – Don’t get me wrong I had a nice enough time reading this series, but looking back it just wasn’t that good for me. I could never get into the story, and I was honestly kind of bored.

2. A Popular Book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love.

The Selection by Kiera Cass – This series is my guilty pleasure, I adore it. And even though I get why people might not like it, I loved all five books of this series.

Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas3. A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – It took me a while to find an answer for that one and I’m kind of cheating because I’m actually happy with the current ship in this series, it’s just not what I had in mind at first.

4. A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for.

I am really not a fan of the New Adult genre… I often find it unnecessarily graphic and not always well writen.

Aristotle and Dante - Le Book Corner5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.

Aristotle from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Sáenz – I wouldn’t go as far as to say that I don’t like Ari, but I didn’t really connect with this character the way everyone else apparently did.

6. A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.

Laini Taylor – It’s not that I can’t get into this author it’s that I’ve never given her a chance. Truth is, I’m a little scared of her books.

7. A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing.

Instant love is something that really gets on my nerves… there’s nothing that pisses me off more than a couple who met three chapter ago and is already planning the wedding.

8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.

Fifty Shades – Just no. Not happening.

9. The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?

Mockingjay from the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – This trilogy is one of my favorites, but the first half of the last book was kind of slow and so I was worried about the movie. But, as it turned out, I loved it.


So that was my unpopular opinion book tag, and I’d love to see yours, so let me know if you’ve done it in the comment section below.