Samstag, 6. August 2016

NY-Times By the Book Tag

This tag was created by Marie Berg over on her YouTube channel. Check out the original video here:
This is just a fun little Tag to discuss a few books, what I am currently reading, how I organize my books etc. I hope you guys like it! :)

1. What book is on your nightstand now?
Right now it’s Prince’s Gambit by C.S. Pacat. I usually keep more than one book on my nightstand, since I mostly read two or more book at the same time, but right now it’s just this one.

2. What was the last truly great book that you read?
This is kind of hard to answer. A “truly great book” has to be something special, something I loved through and through, and had no problems with whatsoever. But when I thought about this question, there was one book in particular that always just came to my mind: Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat. This book/series did something with me. I find myself thinking about these characters at completely random times during the day, and that is what really convinced me that this was a truly awesome book! As I am reading the second book right now, I am just falling in love with this series, the world, and especially the characters more and more. (But seriously, can I get my own Damen? Please?) 
Captive Prince Review:  HERE

3. If you could meet any writer – dead or alive – who would it be? And what would you want to know?
This is so hard for me to answer, as I have so many favorite authors (seriously, like thousands), but I think I would love to meet Becky Albertalli one time. I wouldn’t necessarily ask her a lot of things, but just chat about her book, (and her upcoming book to see if I can get anything out of her) and of course about our shared love for Oreos!
(rather old) Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Review: HERE

4. What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?
I am usually not a big New Adult reader, so it might surprise people that I actually have the Fallen too far series by Abbi Glines on my shelf. This is the only NA series I have, and I guess that will stay that way for sometime now, as I am more of a fantasy reader.

5. How do you organize your personal library?
I do not really have a system for organizing my books, but I like to keep similar genres together. Dystopian ties into Fantasy, which ties into Fairytale-Retellings and so on.
6. What book have you always meant to read and haven’t gotten around to yet? Anything you feel embarrassed never to have read?
Shame on me, I have not read the whole Harry Potter series. *Tomatoes get thrown onto the stage* BUT WAIT LET ME EXPLAIN! I meant to read this series for ages, and I actually wanted to finish it this May, but then University got in my way, and I didn’t have the time or the energy to finish it. However, now that I have holidays, I shall conquer the last three books that are remaining! I promise!

7. Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you were supposed to like but didn’t? Do you remember the last book you put down without finishing?
I actually never DNF books, because I think that I am only able to fully judge a book when I completely finished it. The last book I didn’t really LOVE was A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I went into this book FULLY expecting to love it (since one of my best friends is a huge fan of the series, and we usually have the same reading taste), but I guess the writing and the characters just weren’t for me, sadly.
A Court of Thorns and Roses Review: HERE

8. What kinds of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?
Fantasy is my favorite genre, and thus I guess I would always feel more drawn to fantasy stories. I love to get sucked into a completely fictional world, and just get lost in it. Anything where the main character has a supernatural power, or anything set in a medieval setting (or both combined) is the best thing in the world for me! However, I also do like contemporary stories once in a while. Technically you can say that I read everything in the YA genre. What I never reach for though, are Thrillers and Detective stories. I don’t know why, I am just not interested in those kinds of genres. And another one I hardly reach for, as I mentioned earlier, is the NA genre.

9. If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?
I have to be honest with you: I do not really read a lot of non-fiction books, or classics, which I think would fit a president best. One book I would make everyone read however, also the president, would be More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. And I will not stop until everyone on this planet has read this book!
(Rather old) More Happy Than Not Review: HERE

10. What do you plan to read next?
I have huge reading plans for August actually, but first I have to finish the Captive Prince series, so I will continue with Kings Rising, after I’ve finished Prince’s Gambit, probably.

I had so much fun doing this tag, and I really hope you guys enjoyed reading this post! What book is currently on your nightstand?
See you guys next time!

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