This tag was originally created by Shawn The Book Maniac but we found it on My World of Books.
And now, let’s get started … !!!!
1. The second-last book you read
Bree: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Tree: The Accidental Beauty Queen by Terri Wilson
2. The second book from the top of your TBR
Bree: What TBR? I’m such a huge mood reader I usually never have a defined TBR. But the second to last book I marked as ‘to-read’ was The Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke.
Tree: The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott is the second to last book I added to my TBR.
3. Two 2-star reads
Bree: Here There are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé & The Dating Game by Kiley Roache
Tree: Of Curses & Kisses by Sandya Menon. I wasn’t a huge fan of this one sadly.
4. Two great books by the same author
Bree: The Kiss Quotient & The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
Tree: From Lukov with Love & The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
5. Two bails or two books you wish you’d bailed on or two books you hated
Bree: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart & Kiss Me in New York by Catherine Rider
Tree: I just posted all the books I DNF’d this year in a separate post, but here are the books I wish I bailed on
6. Two favorite reads so far this year
(Our TOP reads will be in a separate post)
Bree: Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson & Slayer by Kiersten White
Tree: All American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney & Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
7. Two new favorite BookTubers
Bree: I don’t really watch BookTube, bu I do follow WhittyNovels & EmmaBooks on other social media.
Tree: WhittyNovels & BooksAndLala
8. A book you’ve read twice
Bree: The entire Folk of the Air series by Holly Black
Tree: The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
9. Two fabulous quotes from books you’ve read recently
Bree: These are both from Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi, which I recently devoured and loved. You can see Tree’s full review of this book here.
“The worst part about driving anywhere in Los Angeles was that even once she’d gotten there, she still hadn’t really arrived, no matter what a map might declare. No, a girl still had to find parking. This was why Sana hated to drive. She could be somewhere and not actually be there at all. She could be on time and also arrive late. She was Schrödinger’s dinner date.”
“The nice thing about life, and not the movies, is that there’s no curtains, no The End. You can always write your own story. You can always start over and begin again. It doesn’t have to make sense or go in a straight line. It happens. You make it happen. And while you don’t get a do-over, if you’re still alive and stick kickin’, you do still have time ahead of you. You never know how much, of course. But time is still ahead of you, no matter how much more you get.”
Tree: I honestly am so bad at quotes. I see them in a book, think “oh this is nice” and then forget all about them. But, here are a few that have stood out to me and I actually was able to find on Goodreads. This reminds me that I have to get better about marking quotes.
“Fate or not, our lives are still the results of our choices.” – Taylor Jenkins Reid, Maybe in Another Life
“Men often think they deserve a sticker for treating women like people.” – Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & the Six
“He was a book, and he was holding his final pages, and he wanted to get to the end to find out how it went, and he didn’t want it to be over.” – Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King
xoxo, Bree & Tree
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