The TBR Book Tag

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When was the last time that I did a tag? Like… last month, I guess? And I have been such a horrible person for not attending to all the tags that you guys have been tagging me to do. But first, life update.

  1. My thoughts are drained. Yet why am I blogging? Because I need a time out. Everything is just so darn stressful. Even though I am done with the most parts (and this is just our midterms), I still feel really out of balance.
  2. Everything is on a whirlwind of thoughts. I am almost at the point where I will scream at people to “Shut up.”.
  3. I think this is just the summer heat talking.

Nevertheless, I am here to put a smile on your face as you read my shenanigans regarding my oh-so lovely TBR. I was tagged by Ari at The Daydreaming Bookworm eons ago, and I feel really bad for not doing this tag soon enough. Thanks for the tag, Ari. It means a lot to me.

Now regarding my TBR, it is simply chaotic. Well, what did you expect from a neurotic reader? To further explain, let’s get going with the tag.


How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I don’t.

Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?

It depends. Every ebook that I have is practically a TBR, because I want them in print form. What is sense?

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

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Simply put, the neurotic minds picks what it wants. Which is why the books on my goodreads page can go to “currently reading” and then to “to-read”. Then a book that was not on my TBR at all will suddenly go to “read”. It’s fantastic.

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

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If I Stay by Gayle Forman. I have been wanting to read this since I was in high school, and I am already an incoming Junior next semester. So when will I read this book?

A book you recently added to your TBR?

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The Brilliant Light of Amber Sunrise by Matthew Grow. I saw it at our local bookstore and I was immediately intrigued by the blurb at the back which said, “The boy version of The Fault in Our Stars.” And of course, being my usual self, I added it on my TBR because it’s the guy who narrates. FBCYA duties, because I must always be on the look out for books that feature male leads.

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

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Crystal Crown (Air Awakens #5). BRUH. COME ON. LOOK AT THAT GORGEOUS THING.

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

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The Stone of the Tenth Realm by Eva Gordon. I have no idea how this ended up on my Goodreads to-read shelf.

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

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GEMINA BY AMIE KAUFMAN AND JAY KRISTOFF. HYPE HYPE HYPE.

A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?

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Everyone has practically read the Throne of Glass series, right? Well, I have yet to read the second book. Well, me.

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?

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I usually do the recommending. Yet, everyone is recommending Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Why?

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

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The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. No, I’m reading something else still.

How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

112 was the last tally. And I just added a few more because some my Goodreads friends reviewed a lot of promising books.


So now, who to tag? Well, I have been out of touch lately, so I’ll gladly give this one as a freebie. Consider yourself tagged, my friends. ❤

I will probably post a lot more next week. It’s this lay low week where we just chill, and then the finals will make us cry even harder. Oh well.

Is it obvious that I was not in the zone? My answers were ridiculously short and sarcastic, that I don’t even know what to even do. Now I want to know: what are the craziest books on your TBR? Are you a neurotic reader like me? I’ll welcome you with open arms 🙂

P.S. Let’s be friends on Goodreads! Link’s on the sidebar and down below ❤

Brb

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Let’s get down to business. This top ten tuesday is all about books that I want on my spring TBR. Most of these can be found on my priority list/reading challenges for the year 2016, right up there on the menu.

Brief background: I live in the Philippines. We do not have spring season here. We only have two seasons (and Filipino bloggers would testify to this), hot and hotter. Hotter is basically summer. Which is apparently starting already while you guys are all celebrating spring. So to fix this dilemma, what you guys will essentially be reading this spring, I will be reading this summer. And as Sasha Alsberg from abookutopia said, summer is definitely the reading time where you just want to gobble up contemporaries.

Let’s get to the books:

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

And last but definitely not the least, I have been waiting for this book for so long. I want it so bad that I want April to come sooner. Bad that I will go on a mental rampage if a bookstore near does not have this on April 5, 2016.

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That is The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. Why? I have never read anything from Richelle Mead before. But this book has something in it that I have been wanting for in a book for so long. This fangirl needs some history in her system. I want it so bad. Did I mention that?

Brb

January Wrap-Up + February TBR

 

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Goodbye January, hello February! As much as I hate to say it, but January is already over. I mean come on! Why did you have to come by so fast? I don’t want to take my final exams yet! You were a good month, January. I was so productive, even without a new year’s resolution. But darn, I actually smell a hiatus in February. Even though I am only practically on the verge of my 2nd year, I already have my thesis. And I am already panicking. 😦

Nonetheless, January gave me a lot of books to read during my spare time and it was delightful just to stare at them. But, I am not proud of the things that I have done with a certain books.



Books In The Freezer aka February TBR

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The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

I believe my e-book sickness has been cured thanks to this book. I just cannot put this book down. Literally, my phone needs to be charged 24/7 just for this one. I am too lucky to be granted an ARC by NetGalley! ❤

The Academy: Alignment by David Davis and Andra St. Ivanyi

Definitely one of the books that I hope can satisfy my craving for fantasy.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

This is the first read of the Fanboy Book Club! I am so excited to finally discuss it with people!

It’s Kind of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

I’m actually halfway through this baby already. I have been wanting read it before I got into book blogging but it was only available at Fully Booked so I never got the chance to request for it. And now I have it, I’m just gobbling it up. I am in love with Craig and all of his imperfections.



Books I Read

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Rating:

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I know a lot of you guys love this series so much. But I don’t think my reading experience with this book was healthy and very… primeval in the sense. It’s not that I didn’t like it because I was infatuated with the writing style. It’s just that the characters were really frustrating me. Except for Kenji and James. Because they make the sense happen.

Slippery Things by Lane Baker

Rating:

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Read my full review here

It was a refreshing read, but it lacked certain qualities that did not hook me up that much. I loved the family aspect and genuity of the heroine though.

Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford

Rating:

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Okay, I’ll just let it out. This book deals with certain that I cannot fathom with. The book made me realize some things, but it also hooked me up so bad that Jeff started to go to my head and let me be. I don’t regret knowing about the book for so long and but never reading the blurb properly. Jeff had a really nice voice for a character, which proves my point on why I’ve always loved male leads. Also, sneak peek. This book deals with LGBT topics. Although, I don’t really advise younger readers to read it. While I was reading, I had to double-check if I was 18. Luckily, I am. 😀



Book Haul

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Book Reviews

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Slippery Things by Lane Baker


 Well that’s a wrap everyone! I’m just here crossing my fingers and I am praying so hard because I really want to read and ace my finals all at the same time. Hope you had a lovely January 😀

Brb