Day 2: 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (Round 3)

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Thank you to Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf for tagging me for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. If you would like to read her quotes, check out her post here.


The Rules:

*Thank the person who nominated you.

*Post a quote for three consecutive days.

*Nominate three new bloggers each day.


Quote #2:

“Don’t judge each other. We all have our own shit. Keep your eyes on yours and your nose out of everyone else’s unless you’re invited in. And when you get the invitation, help, don’t judge.”
― Kim Holden, Bright Side


This is something I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older. Everyone has a story. Everyone has feelings. There is a way they’re the way they are. We just don’t always know what it is.

I know this tag has been going around a while, so I’m going to tag some newer to me bloggers and hope they haven’t done it yet or want to do it again. 😉

I tag:

Joyce @ BOOKSHOARDERGAL

Ann: The Girl With The Books

Millie @ Millie’s Compendium

 

Day 1: 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge Tag (Round 3)

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Thank you to Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf for tagging me for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. If you would like to read her quotes, check out her post here.

I’ve already done this tag twice, but I love quotes and there’s always new favorites popping up. I hope you enjoy!


 

The Rules:

*Thank the person who nominated you.

*Post a quote for three consecutive days.

*Nominate three new bloggers each day.


 

Quote #1:

“Just when you think you know someone, they change. Or you change. Or maybe you both change. And that changes everything.
― Kim Holden, Bright Side


This is so true. People are constantly changing. In relationships, you’re either changing together or apart.

I know this tag has been going around a while, so I’m going to tag some newer to me bloggers and hope they haven’t done it yet or want to do it again. 😉

I tag:

Jennifer @ Wonderland Review

Sheri @ Read in a Flash

Jacquie @ Rattle the Stars

Totally Should’ve Book Tag

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Thanks to Joey, the genius behind Thoughts and Afterthoughts, for tagging me for the Totally Should’ve Book Tag. I’m totally excited to give my thoughts on what should’ve gone down with some of my favorite or not so favorite books.


3798703Totally Should’ve Gotten A Sequel

 This will probably be an unpopular opinion, but I would like a sequel to The Spectacular Now. The ending was totally frustrating and I would like to find out how life turned out for both Sutter and Aimee.


18807019 Totally Should’ve Had A Spin-Off Series

Waiting on the Sidelines had a sequel (Going Long), but I would totally like to see a spin-off series about secondary characters Sean and Becky. I think it would be fun to watch their relationship unfold.

 


13528340 Totally Should’ve Ended Differently

Can we just turn back time and erase the last third of Daughter of Smoke & Bone so I can forget about Madrigal and enjoy Karou again? Maybe then I’d totally read the rest of the series.

 


23253863 Totally Should’ve Had A T.V . Show

Hello, Kurt Sutter, I think you totally need to adapt Nine Minutes into a T.V. show. It would make your next Sons of Anarchy-ish show. And if you could also cast Charlie Hunnam as Grizz, I would be soooo happy with you. Pretty please?

 


 

18246727  Totally Should’ve Had A Film Franchise

I think Mud Vein would be a totally killer movie. It’s would make a gritty thriller. I can already picture it all dark and disturbing.

 

 


 

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1) Totally Should’ve Had One Point of View

One point of view I totally loved in Pivot Point. The other I hated. I get why both were written but I wish it had only had the one. It would have been much more pleasant to read.

 


26045052 Totally Should’ve Had A Cover Change

I don’t know if you can tell by the small picture, but the cover model has this totally weird smile on his face. It’s kind of creepy, part smirk or something. The smile just didn’t fit Reckless Temptations for me.

 


 

Allegiant_DemiJacket_WetProofTest.indd Totally Should’ve Stopped Reading

I totally should have stopped reading the beginning and just skipped to the end of Allegiant because the first two-thirds of it was so boring and drawn out.

 


6567017 Totally Should’ve Kept The Cover

I’ve seen a couple of other covers for Will Grayson, Will Grayson and none of them are as good as this one. They totally shouldn’t have changed it.

 

 


23253863 Totally Shouldn’t Have Pre-judged

And I’m back to Nine Minutes again! Look at this cover. It’s not the most eye catching. The description also didn’t necessarily make me want to read this book. I only did it because I was heavily encouraged to do so. Now, it’s totally my favorite psychological thriller series out there.

 


I don’t know why I felt to include totally  in every answers. So silly.

Totally Tagged:

Ari @ The Daydreaming Bookworm

Arec @ Rainy Thursdays

Ashley @ What’s She Reading?

Beth @ Betwixt These Pages

Carrie @ Reading Is My Superpower

Claire @ Art and Soul

Kelly @ Kelly’s Rambles

Maren @ The Worn Bookmark

Maria @ Big City Bookworm

Raven @ Dreamy Addictions

Sara @ Freedom Library

The Orang-utan Librarian

and anyone else who would really, really wants to do this tag!

 

 

 

 

This or That Tag

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Thank you to The Orang-utan Librarian for tagging me for the This or That Tag. It looks like so much fun! If you haven’t checked out The Orang-utan Librarian, do it now!


The Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  • Choose one of the options, you don’t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do them if you want to.
  • Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!

One: Reading on the couch or on the bed?

I actually read in a recliner. Sometimes, I will read in bed before I go to sleep.

Two: Male main character or female main character?

I like both. I can, obviously, identify with females easier. But males tend to be funnier.

Three: Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?

Sweet, for sure. Although, lately I’ve been into popcorn.

Four: Trilogies or quartets?

Can I say standalones? I guess quartets. Usually they aren’t about one main character but four different ones.

Five: First person point of view or third person point of view?

I love first person when it’s done well. I also like multiple first person POVs so I get to know both sides of the story.

Six: Reading at night or in the morning?

Night. It’s when I actually get to sit down and do it. But I’m good with any time.

Seven: Libraries or bookstores?

Both! I like free books, so library. But I love looking around bookstores.

Eight: Books that make you laugh or make you cry?

The best are books that can do both. Otherwise, it depends on my mood.

Nine: Black book covers or white book covers?

Black ones look really cool, but I’m more about the description of a book than the cover. Unless it has hot guy abs. 😉

Ten: Character driven or plot driven stories?

I have to fall in love with a character before I can fall in love with a plot.


 

I don’t think I did a good job choosing in this one. Sorry, not sorry! 🙂

I tag:

Ashley @ What’s She Reading?

Claire @ Art and Soul

Carrie @ reading is my superpower

Jesse @ Books at Dawn

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts

 

Pixar Book Tag

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I think I’ve watched more animated films and television shows in the last eight years as a mom than I have my entire life. Some of those films have definitely been from Pixar. I’ve seen the Toy Story movies and Monsters, Inc. more times than I can count! So I have to thank Lois @ My Midnight Musing for tagging me for this fun Pixar Book Tag. If you haven’t checked out Lois’ blog, please do. It’s a lot of fun. 🙂


TOY STORY: A BOOK WHERE YOU WANTED THE CHARACTERS TO COME TO LIFE.

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I really, really want Kate to be my BFF.


A BUG’S LIFE: A CHARACTER WHO GOES THROUGH A TRANSFORMATION.

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I’m going to say Lou Clark. I think she learned a lot about herself.


MONSTERS INC: A STRONG/SCARY CHARACTER DEVELOPS A SOFT SIDE FOR SOMEONE.

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Mean scary motorcycle gang member Grizz is all soft and sweet for Ginny.


FINDING NEMO: “P. SHERMAN, 42 WALLABY WAY, SYDNEY.” A BOOK THAT HAS AN ADDRESS OR QUOTE THAT’S BURNED INTO YOUR MEMORY FOREVER.

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“You’ll never find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”

-Colleen Hoover, November 9


THE INCREDIBLES: COOLEST BOOK FAMILY.

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The Garretts. I love all of them!


CARS 1,2,3: A BOOK THAT KEEPS GETTING SEQUELS YOU FEEL ARE NOT NEEDED.

The Mortal Instruments Boxed Set: City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #1-3)

I have to agree with Lois on this one. There are way too many books in this series. I wish it would have ended after book 3. It would have been an awesome trilogy.


RATATOUILLE: A BOOK FEATURING A NON-HUMAN/HUMANOID.

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One POV is a squirrel. Another is a bench. It’s incredibly cute.


WALL-E: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU LONELY.

Gus (Bright Side, #2)

If you want to know why, then you need to read Bright Side first.


UP: A BOOK WHOSE CHARACTERS MADE YOU QUICKLY BECOME EMOTIONALLY INVESTED IN.

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Cass Owens and Tyson Preeter. They each had their own handicap to deal with, and their individual and combined strengths sucked me in.


BRAVE: NAME A BOOK WITH A STRONG MOTHER/DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP.

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I love the bond Murphy has with her mom…and her dad.


INSIDE OUT: NAME A BOOK THAT COULD BE ONE OF YOUR CORE MEMORIES.

The Phantom Tollbooth

I can remember my 4th grade teacher reading this book to our class. I can picture the room in my head and where I was sitting and listening.


I TAG:

Ashley @ What’s She Reading?

Claire @ Art and Soul

Carrie @ reading is my superpower

Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secrets

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

Raven @ Dreamy Addictions

The Orang-utan Librarian

Seasons of Book Blogging Tag

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Happy Monday! I was tagged by Arec @ Rainy Thursdays for the Seasons of Book Blogging Tag. Thanks, Arec!

 

The Seasons of Book Blogging Tag was created by Jordyn @ J. Bookish for the end of her Tag Week. You might remember that I actually did this tag a while ago. I was one of the lucky bloggers to be tagged in the original post. I decided to go ahead and do the tag again because it was so much fun and I’m sure my answers have changed. 😉


Rules:

  • Thank the creator and the person who tagged you.
  • Begin with the month in which you have been tagged and move forward from there!
  • State the best gift you’ve ever been given after you answer the question for your birthday month.
  • Tag whomever you’d like when you’re finished.. or else you’ll be “it” forever.
  • Have fun, of course!

March is the month for luck and new beginnings. Name a book or series that you would like to re-experience as if you’d never read it.

This book shocked me. I would love to have the experience all over again.


April is a spectacularly ordinary month. Name a book that was so over-hyped that it just could not live up to your expectations.

No book has ever been more over hyped for me than this one.


May is the month when the flowers start to bloom. Name a book that was a pleasant surprise to you.

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I knew it would be good. I just didn’t know it would be that good.


June is the time to take a break. Name a book or genre that you like to read when you just need to check out.

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I love a good contemporary romance when I want to check out. It can be NA, YA or adult. I especially love ones that make me laugh like MacKenzie Fire did.


July is the time to celebrate your independence! Name a book that made you see fireworks. (Figuratively. Please don’t light books on fire.)

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BLEW.MY.MIND.


August is the hottest month of the year. Pick an up-and-coming author that you think will be the next hottest thing.

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Emily Martin. She makes you empathize with characters you want to strangle half the time.


September is time for students to go back to school! Pick a book you read for school that you actually enjoyed.

Um…It’s been way too long since I read anything for school! The only books I remember reading in college weren’t that enjoyable.


October is time to celebrate Halloween! Pick one character that you would love to dress up as for Halloween.

It would be fun to have my daughter be Mal and to be Maleficent. Or we could be Evie and the Evil Queen. My daughter would love that.

Oh, and the best gift I’ve ever been given. Hmm…Is it cheesy if I say my family? That would be it. Or I did get a really cool Electra beach cruiser bicycle for Christmas one year. That was awesome!


 

November is the month when we’re reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Choose one book you’re grateful for having read and give a shout-out to the person who recommended it!

22669832I would have to say thank you to my Goodreads buddies who told me I had to read this one.


December is a time when friends and families come together and celebrate. Name one book you would give as a gift.

The truth is I have already given Ugly Love twice as a gift. I gave it to both of my best friends. They both loved it. I would give it to any of my other friends that love to read.


January begins a new year. Name a resolution you made this year and if you’ve kept it or not!

I didn’t make any this year.


February is the month for relationships. Name your favorite book relationship: romantic, platonic, or familial, your choice!

Bright Side kind of encompasses all of those relationships. I love the friendships in this book. If I could be friends with any book characters, it would be the ones in Bright Side. I also love the familial and romantic relationships in it.


I tag:

Anyone who hasn’t done this one yet, but wants to!

 

The Book Sacrifice Tag

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Thank you to Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts  for tagging me for The Book Sacrifice Tag. If haven’t yet, you need to check out his blog. I love reading it and I bet you would, too!

I used to have a problem with getting rid of books. I was kind of a book hoarder. But then my shelves started overflowing and my husband bought me a Kindle for one birthday. He was tired of seeing the piles. I started selling my non-favorites to a used book store and used the money to buy new e-books. 🙂 So, I wouldn’t have problems following through on the book sacrifices I’ve listed.


1. An Over-Hyped Book:

Situation: You’re in a store when the zombie apocalypse hits. The military informs everyone that over-hyped books are the zombies only weakness. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you disliked do you start chucking at the zombies?

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I didn’t hate The Girl on the Train, but I definitely did not love it. It was WAY over-hyped. It was not the “next Gone Girl“. It was slow and the main character was so annoying. It would make a great zombie defense mechanism.


2. A Sequel:

Situation: torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?

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I feel like my time would have been better spent using Allegiant as an umbrella in one of Seattle’s downpours than reading it.


3. A Classic:

Situation: You’re in English class and your professor raves about a Classic that “transcends time”. If given the opportunity to travel back in time, which Classic would you try to stop from ever publishing?

On the Genealogy of Morals

Honestly, I’m horrible with choosing anything classic. I don’t read many. I do remember reading a bunch of them in a Humanities class in college. One of them was by Nietzsche. I’ll just go with it. It was pretty boring.


4. A Least Favorite Book:

Situation: apparently global warming = suddenly frozen wasteland. Your only hope of survival for warmth is to burn a book. Which book will you not regret lighting?

Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light

A book about the evolution of artificial light should put off more heat, right? I would have no problem burning this book. It had a lot of interesting information, but it made my worst college textbook the most exciting read of the century.


I tag:

Amy @ Curiouser and Curiouser

Ann @ Ann: The Girl With The Books

Ashley @ What’s She Reading?

Claire @ Art and Soul

Carrie @ reading is my superpower

Giselle @ Utopian Boulevard

Jessica @ Mud and Stars

Jordyn  @ J.Bookish

Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secrets

Lois @ My Midnight Musing

Maria @ Big City Bookworm

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

Michelle @ Chelles Life in Books

Raven @ Dreamy Addictions

Sarina @ Cookie Break

The Orang-utan Librarian

 

The OTP Book Tag

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I’m back with yet another tag. 🙂 This time I was tagged by Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions for The OTP Book Tag. Thanks, Cristina!

Now, get ready for some relationship love.


17788403 1. AN UNPOPULAR OTP THAT YOU SHIP

**SPOILERS AHEAD** Ridge & Sydney. Before you scream at me about the fact that 1) Sydney is a hypocrite and 2) Ridge is a cheater, let me explain myself. Yes, both of those points are true. I don’t think either of these parties is blameless or perfect. What they did was pretty crappy. They didn’t fight their attraction as hard as they should have. They should have taken themselves out of the situation before anything happened. Several people got hurt. They got hurt. This kind of thing happens in life all of the time. It doesn’t change the fact that I think they’re right for each other. Wish it would have happened differently, but it didn’t. I think the multiple points of view may have swayed me on this cheating story more than others because I could hear their thoughts.


18807019 2. AN OTP THAT YOU DIDN’T SHIP BUT NOW YOU DO

Nolan & Reed. I blaming Reed for this one. He got off on the wrong foot with me and just kept being a dumb jerk. It took a really long time for me to love him. Nolan, on the other hand, I loved from the beginning.

 

 


69363821 3. YOUR MOST HATED OTP

Or the one that makes me a hypocrite.

**SPOILERS AHEAD** Anna & Étienne. He has a girlfriend. She knowingly pursues him despite this fact. He then cheats on his girlfriend. So how is this different from Maybe Someday? I’m not sure if I can even really explain it well. I guess it comes down to intent. Anna was purposefully chasing Étienne despite the fact he had a girlfriend. Sydney was trying not to act on her feelings. It’s not the best reasoning, but it’s all I’ve got.


 

15858248 4. AN OTP THAT TOOK WAY TOO LONG TO GET TOGETHER

Caroline & Simon. Okay, I’m kind of lying because I loved the way the story played out. But I did want them together from the very beginning, which they weren’t. So that counts, right?

 

 


27242522 5. YOUR FAVORITE NON-CANON OTP

Jake & Bridget. They were so darn cute together. I wouldn’t mind a book about them. (Hint, hint – James Ramos!)

 

 

 


272527176. YOUR FAVORITE BROTP

I have to agree with Cristina on this one. My favorite BROTP is the relationship between Garrett, Logan, Dean and Tucker from the Off-Campus series. I love the easy friendship these Briar University hockey team players have.

 

 


10818853 7. AN OTP YOU ADORED IN THE BOOKS BUT NOT AS MUCH IN THE MOVIES OR TV ADAPTATION

Ana & Christian. Ugh. I hate admitting this. It’s worse than admitting you love Twilight. People JUDGE if you say you liked Fifty Shades of Grey. I am going to admit that I loved this OTP while reading the book years ago. The movie? Not so much. Actually, not at all. Ick. I’m not sure if it was the actors or the fact you don’t get the emotions behind it all? I’m sure it would have been better if Charlie Hunnam would have been Christian. Just saying.


30904658. A POPULAR OTP THAT NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY YOU JUST CAN’T SHIP IT

Edward & Bella. This is actually kind of new and funny to me. I enjoyed reading all of them years ago. Well, except for Breaking Dawn. I didn’t like that one. I know Stephenie Meyer made it all work out for everyone in the end, but I still can’t past the vampire thing. Edward is dead and cold. Like a dead fish.


25686927 9. YOUR FAVORITE LGBT+ OTP

Jamie & Wes. I love these two guys together! It’s such a great story of friendship and love. And it’s a more mature look at things since it’s a New Adult rather than Young Adult romance.

 

 

 


 

22669832 10. YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE OTP

Kate & Keller. I love them. I wish I could have more of them.

 

 

 

 


This tag was harder than I thought it would be!

I tag:

Ashley @ What’s She Reading?

Claire @ Art and Soul

Carrie @ reading is my superpower

Jesse @ Books at Dawn

 

The Coffee Book Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely Raven @ Dreamy Addictions for The Coffee Book Tag. This tag is perfect for me coming from the land of Starbucks. So thank you, Raven!


 

Black: A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.

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It’s an amazing series, but there are so many characters to keep track of and so much going on it can be daunting. I’ve had a couple of friends give up on it pretty quickly. They just watch the HBO show instead.


Peppermint Mocha: A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.

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I read this book when it came out a couple of years ago, but I always see it pop back up on people’s blogs during the holiday season.


Hot Chocolate: A favorite children’s book.

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I love a lot of children’s books. I’ve read so many of them in the past eight years. I can’t decide which I love the most. One of the most fun to read out loud is Wet Dog. The pictures are great, too. My daughter still loves it.


Double Shot of Espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

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This book was so intense for me that I kept having to put it down to take breaks.


Starbucks: A book you see everywhere.

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I feel like I’ve been seeing Truthwitch all over the blogosphere lately.


That Hipster Coffee Shop: A book by an indie author (a shout out)

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Ginger Scott


Oops! I Accidentally Got Decaf: A book you were expecting more from.

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I thought it would be more upbeat and funny. I loved the first book in the Cocktail series, Wallbanger, but it’s sequel was a little lacking.


The Perfect Blend: A book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.

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I loved Left Drowning. It was heart wrenching and beautiful.


Green Tea: A book or series that is quietly beautiful.

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This one kind of snuck up on me. I didn’t know it would be so amazing.


Chai Tea: A book or series that makes you dream of far off places.

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Hawaii is my personal paradise. 🙂


Earl Grey: A favorite classic.

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It was published almost ten years ago, so I’m making it my favorite “classic”. I don’t read much classic literature.


Grab a cup:

Ashley @ What’s She Reading?

Claire @ Art and Soul

Carrie @ reading is my superpower

Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions

Dimple @ enthrallingdimple

Jesse @ Books at Dawn

Jordyn  @ J.Bookish

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts

Lois @ My Midnight Musing

Michelle @ Chelles Life in Books

 

 

 

The Alphabet Book Tag

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I was tagged by Jesse @ Books at Dawn for The Alphabet Book Tag. If you haven’t checked out his blog, you should. It’s a lot of fun to read. Thanks, Jesse!


The Rules:

Pick a book that is on your shelf or one that you have read in the past and fill out each letter of the Alphabet. The idea is to use books that you have either read or that are on your TBR list.

The books that are underlined are books that I have read and the rest are books that are on my TBR. I tried to pick books that I love and enjoyed that I haven’t talked about much on my blog or TBR books that I am dying to pick up soon.


 

A

Abel by Elizabeth Reyes

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B

Bared to You by Sylvia Day

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C

Carolina Home by Virginia Kantra

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D

Dare to Love by Carly Phillips

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E

Easy by Tammara Webber

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F

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

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G

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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H

His to Guard by Elizabeth Reyes

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I

Isn’t She Lovely by Lauren Layne

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J

January by Audrey Carlan

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K

Kick Push by Jay McLean

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L

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

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M

Mackenzie Fire by Elle Casey

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N

Never Never Part 3 by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

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O

Out of Time by Beth Flynn

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P

Pivot Point by Kasie West

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Q

Yeah, I got nothing for Q. Sorry.


R

Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton

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S

Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

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T

There is No Light in Darkness by Claire Contreras

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U

Us by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

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V

Vendetta by Catherine Doyle

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W

Waiting on the Sidelines by Ginger Scott

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X

Hmm…Again, nothing.


Y

You and Everything After by Ginger Scott

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Z

Zali Luna: Movie Star by Emma Jamvold

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I Tag:

Ashley @ What’s She Reading?

Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions

Jessica @ Mud and Stars

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

Raven @ Dreamy Addictions