Book Tag Thursday: NY Times Book Tag

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Today’s Topic: NY Times Book Tag

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1) What Book is on your nightstand now?

Drums of Autumn

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

This is gonna a be a summer long-read since it’s well over a thousand pages. I rushed through the first couple of Outlander books in haste to watch the TV show. Now that I know each season is based on each book, I’m taking my time to leisurely read them.

2) What was the last truly great book you read?

The Girl From Everywhere

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

It’s one of my top favorite reads for this year. Put pirates and a time-traveling ship together and you have a fantastic story! Heilig is such a great writer and I can’t wait for the next installment in the series which is set to be published next year.

3) If you could meet any writer – dead or alive – who would it be? And what would you want to know?

Maya_Angelou

Maya Angelou! I love her poetry and what she stood for as a civil rights activist. I would love to just sit down and talk to her and learn more about her life as well as her inspiration for writing poetry.

4) What books might we be surprised to find on your shelf?

Nothing in particular, I have an eclectic reading taste so I have all sorts of genre that fill my shelves.

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5) How do you organize your personal library?

Alphabetically!

6) What book have you always meant to read and haven’t gotten around to yet?

carry on

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

I pre-ordered this book last year and I still haven’t read it. So hopefully I’ll get to it this year!

7) Disappointing, overrated, just not good: What book did you feel you are supposed to like but didn’t?

for the record

For The Record by Charlotte Huang

Don’t get me wrong, this was still an enjoyable book, but I felt a bit let down after I actually read it. The plot was very predictable and the main character was very annoying.

8) What kind of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?

I’m usually drawn to stories about self-discovery or any that involve traveling to a foreign place/fantasy world. I’m not a huge fan of non-fiction books that are “deep thought” or deal with very heavy topics. Mainly because I read to escape from the daily grind.

9) If you could require the President to read one book, what would it be?

americanah

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I think it’s relevant to a lot issues happening in America and worldwide because it deals with the issues of race, immigration, and today’s society. I liked characters, plot, and I think it gives an eye-opening experience of seeing America through the eyes of a foreigner.

10) What do you plan to read next?

Santa Muerte

Santa Muerte by Lucina Stone

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3 thoughts on “Book Tag Thursday: NY Times Book Tag

  1. All these books are awesome!
    I plan to buy Carry on this weekend. Well either Carry On or Simon Vs. The Homosapiens Agenda. It’ll be a tough choice.
    I have Santa Muerte too. It sounds fascinating by the back blurb. I’m excited to read it. 😀

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