New Year’s Resolutions Book Tag

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Since I didn’t want to bombard you with two of those tags on the same day, here we are again a little later! I was tagged by Keira @Signing On to do the New Year’s Resolutions Book Tag (which was originally created by Embhulee Liest and Shivii @browneyesmusings) and again, I know that I am not super early with this in the year, but I also refuse to think that mid-January is too late. Keep those questions coming!


 

GET IN SHAPE – Name a book that doesn’t quite fit on your shelf correctly!

It’s not so much the shape, but more like the colour of a book that simply doesn’t fit. I have the entire Sookie Stackhouse series and I know that the last one is bigger because it is from a different publisher, but why is the penultimate book white? WHY!?

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EAT HEALTHY – Name a book you feel was good for you to read!

19501There were a couple of books in my lifetime that I think have tended to open my eyes and made me feel good or different afterwards, but the first one that came to mind now that the question was posed was Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. It made me realise that it’s okay to not know what happens next. It is okay to want something different and to take a step back to take a look at your life and find what’s missing. Also, it really sparked my wanderlust again!

READ MORE – Name a book you keep telling yourself to read but haven’t yet!

13974857A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens! I can’t get past the first sentence/paragraph and I have had this book for a while now. I sometimes feel like I just don’t have the patience or attention span for classics … maybe it would be better if I got it as an audiobook, but I am not sure.

QUIT SMOKING – Name a book you kept going back to even though you had finished it!

SAVE MORE MONEY – Name a book you got for a really good price!

My French copy of The Little Prince only cost me like 2 bucks! YAY! That was a real bargain, but it was also a used copy where someone had written some vocab on top of words. Seen as French is not my native language, not even really my second one, that didn’t really bother me at all, it was actually helpful sometimes!

BE MORE ORGANISED – How do you organise your bookshelf?

I wish I could answer that! My bookshelf is pure chaos! I vowed to reorganise it so many times, but there is nothing I can do. The books are in double rows by now, I sometimes forget what I even own. I guess there is still some room on top of the shelf, where my Cassandra Clare book reside at the moment, but I need a ladder to get up there and that’s just kind of annoying. Here are some snapshots of my shelf:

BE PUNCTUAL – Shortest time and longest time it took you to read a book!

I can’t remember which books they were exactly but shortest was a couple of hours and longest was several months.

GO OUT MORE – What book isolated you from reality?

The Night CircusAgain, I think a lot of books have managed to do that, but I feeling like I was on a different plane of reality after finishing The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. That book completely and utterly enchanted me and I know that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I was transfixed and didn’t want to leave that world. I am still hoping to read more about the circus one day, but it doesn’t seem like the author has a sequel in mind, so instead I am waiting for a movie!

BE UNIQUE – What was your favourite book of 2015?

BE MORE PERSONAL – What book are you most looking forward to this year?

25494343I am certain it is going to be a great year for books once more, but I cannot help but be drawn to the Shadowhunter world that Cassandra Clare has created, so I am going with Lady Midnight. It focuses on the parabatai bond and since that is an aspect of that particular universe that always intrigued me the most, I can’t wait to read about it!

REALLY, RESOLUTIONS – Which book do you promise to read during this year?

I just answered this the other day and would therefore like to refer you to that post. Just click here to see it!


If you feel like doing this tag, consider yourself officially tagged to do it! Also, leave a link below so I can see it!

79 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions Book Tag

    • I can only recommend The Night Circus! I love that book!
      The Inkworld trilogy is something I read when I was still younger, but I guess it still counts as YA and not a children’s book. It’s about a man who can read things out of books and his daughter inheriting that gift, but it turning out to have quite the consequences sometimes. The first book was definitely the best one.
      Thank you! I love my book wall but it’s definitely not as organised as it could be.

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  1. Oh no, it’s SO annoying when a book in a series stand out like that in your bookshelves! But your bookshelves are SO big and so pretty, this is my dream. I own a couple bookshelves back at home, but it’s not enough and they are kind of messy. One of my goals this year is to, wherever I live, have a pretty and organized bookshelf! 😀
    And The Little Prince! I really, really, love that book so much! ❤

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  2. I’ve got the same problem with Sookie novels 😀 only in Polish editions all covers are light gray with these great designs of faces, hands, fangs, all with specks of blood. But the 2nd book is black… with a picture from the TV show… Who thought that might be a good idea??? Why would people do that?
    oh and then there’s this Divergent trilogy… the third book’s title is a bit higher in then on other books
    but I’m still glad I have them all 😀

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  3. Oh I’m planning to read A Tale of Two Cities later this year for my Classics challenge. I barely have patience for Dickens but I’m trying to push myself this year!
    I swear I need to read the Mortal Instruments series but I think someone has loaned it from the library before me 😦

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      • Yeah I will probably read it with the audiobook to help me through it. I’ve read extracts from his others books and I was so lost! I hope I can get through this one.
        I’m planning to read the Infernal Devices this year around Feb-March. I’m having to organise when I buy books now so I don’t go overboard!

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      • I get that! Classics in general are really tough for me sometimes.
        That’s great! I can’t wait to hear what you are thinking of TID! I have to organise my book buying as well. I currently vowed not to buy another book, until I only have 2 more physical books on my current TBR. I am at 4 books at the moment, so I am not allowed to spend money.

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      • I can’t wait to read them. There is so much hype around them.
        That’s a good system! It looks like you got loads of books, so no wonder your trying to cut down on the buying. I haven’t even got that many books and there is no space! I whizzed through my TBR so I just treated myself to some more books 🙂

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      • I liked the first three books of TMI but I didn’t love them, so I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read TID, but then I adored them. I know it sounds lame, but they have the best love-triangle ever.
        I am slaying my TBR right now as well. I have already read 5 books this year 🙂 I do have a massive amount of books though, I’ve just always been a bookworm and I can’t part with any of them …

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      • I heard the TMI is an alright series why TID is amazing that’s why I’m buying the latter. And that’s good because I’m a sucker for love triangles.
        That’s great Kat! I think everyone is doing good with their TBR. I think it’s New Year buzz.
        You can create s library with the amount of books you have.

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      • TMI really picks up in the last third books of the series, but you are right, TID is generally considered as better 🙂 since it is sort of a prequel anyway, it isn’t a bad idea to start with it!
        Yeah, I think that may have something to do with it!
        Hahaha I don’t think I have THAT many books just yet. But if I ever earn enough money, I do intend to have a room in my house just for books.

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  4. Great tag! I haven’t read the Martian yet, but I’ve heard so many good things about it 🙂 I wish I could avoid re reading like you do. If I own a copy of the book, chances are I’ve read it more than once…

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  5. I think I read A Tale of Two Cities a few years ago, but I don’t think I finished it haha xD The story is actually great, but the language is a bit hard for me since English is my second language. I’m so so excited too for Lady Midnight! I didn’t finished TMI series, but I do love TID, so part of the reasons why I want to read Lady Midnight is because certain characters from TID. Anyway, hope you could accomplish all your resolutions 😀

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