Selena Gomez Book Tag and Outstanding Blogger Award

Does what it says on the tin! A big thanks to Lost In Neverland for both nominations – go check out their site, its gorgeous. Hope you enjoy, there’s some really fun questions 🙂

The Outstanding Blogger Award

Rules:

  • Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5)
  • Answer the questions provided.
  • Create 7 unique questions.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
  • At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

The Questions

Have you had a five star read this month?
At the very very start of January, I read More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer and it was sooo goood. I also finally read From Blood And Ash which was brilliant – I should have a review of it coming up next week, so keep an eye out for that!

Do you have any reading or blogging goals this year?
I’m trying to read 80 books but I’ve started reading ARCs and now I have DEADLINES so I think it will be more than that!

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What’s a genre you don’t like?
In a word: non-fiction. *shudders*

Do you like morally grey characters?
Ahhhh, I try and avoid books with morally questionable charatcers because it kind of ruins the book for me. So, whilst I have to admit I haven’t read that many morally grey characters… no.

Do you like to read classic books?
Some classics are classics for a reason and are so timeless and awesome – that’s the type I love. But then there’s the other type of classics that you are forced to read for school and feel borderline racist? Yeah. Not so great.

Have you got a book recommendation for me?
Ummm, recommendations are so hard to give depending on the person but I’ve been thinking of rereading What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silverra because… it’s Becky Albertalli and Adam Silverra! So if you’re in the mood for an adorable love story, go try it!

Do you have a comfort book, if so what is it?
Noooo of course nottt!

*Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda and Carry On glare accusingly from my shelf*


My Questions

  • What’s the longest book you’ve ever read? (aka the ones that could double as weapons)
  • Your favourite post?
  • What’s a popular book that you feel like you’re never going to read?
  • Your least favourite trope?
  • Your favourite trope?
  • What’s a character that will always cheer you up?
  • What’s a book to film adaptation that you think was done really well?

Nominations

No pressure! I’ve linked in the blogs, go and check all of them out – some great blogs and bloggers 🙂


The Selena Gomez Book Tag

I’m not the biggest fan of Selena Gomez but I thought I’d give it a go!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the tag: Nehal @ Books and Words
  • Answer the prompts.
  • Tag at least 5 people.
  • Just have fun!

The Prompts!

Love You Like A Love Song: A romance novel that is cliché but you still love it
I’d like to say that I’ve moved on from chic-lit teen books… but Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins will always have a special place in my heart. The entire series is just adorable.

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Rare: A book with a female protagonist unlike any other
Both Gideon and Harrow are unlike anything I’ve ever read before. In short, these are some badass bone nuns (are you intruiged yet? Find my review of Gideon the Ninth here and Harrow the Ninth here. This is a series like no other).

Look at her now: A character who suffered a lot (physically/mentally) but eventually recovered and is now at the better end of life
This was quite a hard one to pick – I think I read too many traumatic books without happy endings haha – but I’m going to go with Zachary from the Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. As the reader, you were always rooting for him to keep going and I need a sequel to this book so badly.

Find my review of this book here

Wolves: A book that got you out of a reading slump
The Language Of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo reminded me why I love reading so much. Plus… it’s Leigh Bardugo so I knew it was going to be brilliant!

Check out my review of these feminist fairytale retellings here.

It ain’t me: A character you used to like but not anymore
This is a tricky one! This hasn’t really happened to me before, but I guess I used to love Cardan in the Cruel Prince but now I’m seeing stuff about how he’s a bully so I’m not sure what to think. Although, him being a bully… is kind of one of his main traits? It’s called the Cruel Prince for a reason. I’m not sure. What do you think?

Find my review of this book here

Feel Me: A character you can’t bear to see with anyone else but you
99% of the time, I think the main charatcer would go much better wiht the love interest than with me… either because they’re perfect for each other, or because the MC would drive me mad because they’re so annoying.

The heart wants what it wants: A book you regret finishing because you miss reading it a lot
It Only Happensa In the Movies is the sort of book I can look back at on my shelf and smile because it was so. Freaking. Good.

Find my review of this book here

Same Old Love: A book with an unoriginal and unrealistic romance
Recently, I read Letters To The Lost and I remember thinking that it would have worked better if they stayed friends. Which is interesting because usually it’s other way around!

Find my review of this book here

Back to you: A book you read again and again even though you have other books on your TBR pile
Nopt quite the same thing (I kinda answered this in the other tag) but I’ve been meaning to reread They Both Die At The End for a while… before putting it off because a book with that title probably isn’t what I need at the moment!

Find my review of this book here

Hit the Lights: A book that just made you forget everything else
I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver was one of those magical books that made me forget everything else. Including homework. But reading should be a good excuse! It’s educational…

Find my review of this book here

Tell me something I don’t know: A book people keep recommending you which you already have it in your TBR pile
So many people have recommended You Should See Me In a Crown that I’ve bought it and am so excited to read it!


Nominations

No pressure! If you are a fan of Selena Gomez and want to try this tag, let me know in the comments and I’ll link your site 🙂


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I’m a teenager (and a Hufflepuff) from Manchester. I like oversized jumpers, music that isn't on the radio anymore and books. Pretty much any book I can get my hands on but my favourites are Young Adult, fantasy and science fiction. One day, I decided to share some of my opinions on some great - and not so great - books to people around the world. And here it is! I really enjoy it and I hope you do too. The aim is hundreds and thousands of book reviews (see what I did there?) but I’m not quite up to that. Yet.

14 thoughts on “Selena Gomez Book Tag and Outstanding Blogger Award

    1. I haven’t really thought about that! Hating the villain is always very fun haha, it’s just when the love interest is the morally grey character that I begin to think that it gets a bit questionable. Because the main character will often forgive them because… they’re the love interest! While I’m sitting reading thinking ‘realllyyy?’…

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      1. Yes! Like they’re so against something, but as soon as the love interest does it they drop their morals? I’m just sitting here like why do you even like them to begin with? Why bother have morals to begin with then? I have yet to see a book where the main character ditches the love interest because they’re morally grey, now that would be a great story 😜

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