The End of the Year Book Tag // lots of Shatter Me and Tahereh Mafi feat. other books which aren’t thAt important (just kidding)

Do y’all know the feeling of not being able to keep up with your endless list of pending tags and if you try to keep up, you simply don’t know which of the many awesome tags to choose???

That’s cool BECAUSE I DON’T.

I’m the kind of person to choose to do a tag THAT I WASN’T EVEN TAGGED IN.

Because I love having a loooooong list of pending tags! And I love how the list just looms over me! And how the pages in my blog journal are haunting and taunting me everytime I open it! Clearly I must love myself!

You can tell how lazy and just overall incompetent I am when it comes to managing things and maintaining order in my life, right???

I am in complete control of my life!!!! #sarcasm

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A couple weeks ago, I saw that Ariel Bissett was doing this tag (she created it too!) and it seemed like a lot of fun! And you guys know I love talking about books I’m anticipating!

Oh and what I love even more is talking about books that I HAVEN’T read while pretending to know everything about said books and recommending them left and right! As I said, incompetent.

So if you haven’t guessed it by now, I’m doing the End of the Year book tag created by Ariel! I absolutely loved her video and how she tried on different glasses with every new question—and I thought it’d be fun to answer these questions myself!

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Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

I just checked my Goodreads and the only book I’ve put on hold this year was Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

I started this around the middle of the year and I got around 50 pages in, but I honestly can’t tell you what the book is about. It’s like I “read” those 50 pages without ACTUALLY reading them—if you know what I mean????

I definitely want to pick this book up in the future, but I don’t know if it will still happen this year—probably not!

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Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

Can I say Shatter Me??? No??? Huh, #weird.

Shatter Me is like my go-to series to transition into ANY season (ignore the fact that I’ve only read the series twice in my life lol). I could honestly reread it every month and not get tired of it BECAUSE I LOVE MY BABIES SO MUCH.

And I miss them every second of every day.

Anyway, let’s be serious for a minute (although what I just said WAS pretty serious);

What even is an autumnal book. Everyone probably has different definitions and stuff but my “autumnal book” would be The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

I haven’t actually read the book but it gives off whimsical and atmospheric vibes and I feel like it’s a perfect read for when you’re curled up in bed on a rainy day, drinking tea and you just want to be immersed in this magical world. I’ll definitely be reading it around the Fall time!

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Is there a new release that you’re still waiting for?

Ummmmmmmm……… YES???????????????????????????

Do you even know who I am.

My absolute fave Tahereh Mafi is coming out with a companion novel to her Middle Grade story Furthermore—it’s called Whichwood, it comes out on November 14th AND THE COVER IS EVEN MORE GORGEOUS THAN THE PREVIOUS BOOK.

It’s a story about a girl who washes dead bodies for a living and if THAT doesn’t make you want to pick up the book already, or you know the fact that my gorgeous mother Tahereh Mafi wrote it, then get out of my sight. How could you disrespect me and my queen Tahereh like this. Just unfollow me right now.*

*i’m kidding. (no i’m not) (maybe just a little)

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What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

If I hadn’t read Six of Crows a couple of days ago (AND FINISHED IT YESTERDAY DJHFFSJGBSHJSJHGJSHGGSJF), IT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE FIRST BOOK ON THIS LIST.

However, there are still countless of books I want to read but I don’t know if I’ll manage to get to all of them! My four (yes, I cheated!) potential books to read before the end of the year are:

These are in no particular order but I will briefly explain why I want to read each of these:

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: HOWWWW HAVE I STILL NOT READ THIS ONE. Everyone is talking about it, it’s been a NYT Bestseller for MONTHS and my lazy ass just can’t get herself to pick it up. SOON THUG, SOON.
  • Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: I’ve been meaning to read this one for AGES. I started it in April but I ended up quitting after the first chapter because I just couldn’t stand to read the ebook on my phone. I finally have the physical copy and I hope to get to it soon ❤
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon: This was one of my MOST (!!!) anticipated books of the year and I had it pre-ordered for months—but I still haven’t read it. Shame on me.
  • 27 Hours by Tristina Wright: Another one of my MOST (!!!) anticpated books of the year because of the queer cast!!! I’m still excited to read the book, however, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding it lately because of the problematic depiction of colonisation and questionable PoC rep and it’s just… meh. IDK.

As I said, these are POTENTIAL reads. I’ll probably only read one of these, if any at all *oops*

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Is there a book that you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of 2017?

Does Shatter Me count lol.

I think Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda has the potential to become one of my favourite books of the year, as well as The Hate U Give. But I honestly don’t know.

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Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

Do I look like I make plans……… and stick to them…………

No.

However, I’d still like to compile a list of my potential plans for 2018:

  • reread Shatter Me (whenever I say Shatter Me i’m talking about the series btw)
  • cry over how much I love Warner
  • and Juliette
  • and KENJI
  • read Restore Me once it comes out IN MARCH I’M ABOUT TO FLING MYSELF OFF A CLIFF IT’S SO SOON BUT SO FAR AWAY AND I HAVE SO MANY FEELS
  • most likely reread Restore Me the second I finish it BECAUSE I AIN’T FINISHED YET AND I NEED MORE
  • probably become very emo after rereading Restore Me because NOW I HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR FOR THE NEXT BOOK TO COME OUT
  • AND THERE AIN’T EVEN A TITLE OR RELEASE DATE FOR THE NEW BOOK YET
  • BYE
  • probably reread Shatter Me + Restore Me again at the end of the year because #nostalgia and to prepare myself for the NEW BOOK THAT COMES OUT IN 2019 LMAO FUDJKFGDNXKV

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I feel like this post said a lot about me, specifically my feelings about Shatter Me and Tahereh Mafi aka the queen of YA (don’t waste your breath to try and correct me because these are no prints, just FAX).

Would I hype up and buy every single book that she publishes? Yes. Would I let her name my firstborn? YES. Would I die for her? Hell yes.

Now that we got that out of the way, let me know what your answers to these questions would be!


What release are you still anticipating? Did you read any autumnal books to transition into the end of the year? Have you already made reading plans and goals for 2018? WHICH AUTHOR WOULD YOU DIE FOR (if any)??? AND HOW FLIPPING EXCITED ARE YOU FOR RESTORE ME?????????????? Let’s have a loooong chat about this in the comments!

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42 thoughts on “The End of the Year Book Tag // lots of Shatter Me and Tahereh Mafi feat. other books which aren’t thAt important (just kidding)

  1. Your post made me want to continue the Shatter Me series, it’s so nice to see people write about series they are so passionate about! Loved your answers (and I had the same issue with Persuasion, I thought it was me not being able to get into it, but now that you had the same issue, I’m starting to think that maybe the book hasn’t the right pace).

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    1. Oooh you totally should continue with the series! It gets so much better with each book 🙂 thank you so much ❤ And I think so too! There was just something about Persusasion that didn't sit right with me and it might have been the pace! I may give it another try in the future but we'll see 🤷‍♀️

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      1. I will have to put it on my TBR sometime soon, then! Yeah, same here! I really loved Pride and Prejudice, but I don’t seem to get into another Jane Austen book and that makes me very sad. 😦

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  2. Hahahaha, I loved this post! Especially your reading plans for 2018! I feel like there is a BIT of a trend going on there, but I can’t quite put a finger on it. xD

    Also, can I yell at you to read the first three of the four books you mentioned??? Because they were all awesome AF and you need to get on them already. Like, right now.

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      1. Wow sorry for replying to this so late, I’m the worst BUT OMG DID YOU SEE THE SIMON VS SNEAK PEAK PHOTOS????? PLUS THAT ONE CLIP OF BRAM ON HALLOWEEN???????? Wow, I’m already so obsessed with the characters—I can’t wait to actually pick up the book now! 😭

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  3. those are some,,, nice plans for 2018 😂😂 anyways HOW MANY TIMES ARE YOU GOING TO REREAD SHATTER ME??

    oh and i read thug last month (or the month before, idk) and it was SUPER good!! definitely something everyone needs to read, whether it be this year or the next. and simon vs. is one of my fav contemporaries ever you better read it or else

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    1. heyyyy thanks, they’re fab plans i know 😂😂😂 AND PROBABLY LIKE 3 TIMES IDK I’M OBSESSED

      oooohhhh how did I not notice you read THUG??!??!! i’ll try to read it (and Simon vs) soooooooon i promise! I’ll do it for you since you’re reading shatter me for me <3333333

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  4. Ahahah, I love just how much you’re talking about Shatter Me in this post… your love is EVERYWHERE and I love it ahah 😛
    I haven’t read the MG series by Tahereh Mafi just yet, but I reaaaaaaaally am curious about it – I’m hoping to read it soon, Whichwood sounds SO good 🙂
    I hope you’ll read Simon vs. and The Hate U Give soon, both are SO good 😀

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    1. Oh man, sometimes I feel like I’m annoying everyone with my love for Shatter Me, but on the other hand…… I just can shut up about it!!!!!

      Oh yes, Whichwood sounds fantastic! I’d have picked it up even if it hadn’t been my fav author that wrote it XD and I plan to read those two soooooon, I promise ❤️

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  5. ;laskdfja;sdklfj;alkdjf;laksj

    I am not prepared for 2018 okay. AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING,,,, there’s like TWO MONTHS left of the year?? That’s 1/6!!!!

    I AM ANTICIPATING BATMAN (but you already knew that) and autumnal books? UMMMM An Enchantment of Ravens seemed very fall-y but IT WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT, so. Yeah.

    I WOULD DIE FOR… um… actually I don’t want to die please thanks.

    I AM EXCITED FOR RESTORE ME although the cover is.. so so… not that pretty tbh. BUT I LOVE ThE COVER OF SHATTER ME DON’T KILL ME???!?!?!

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    1. DUDE I’M NOT PREPARED FOR 2018 EITHER HOW IS IT IN 2 MONTHS ALREADY????????

      Yesssss Batman ❤️❤️❤️ and it sucks that it was a disappointment man, I HAD SUCH HIGH HOPES FOR IT. I might still read it but… meh

      Ok that’s relatable

      I PREFER ALL THREE SHATTER ME COVERS OVER RESTORE ME like whyyyyy did they make it all white kdjdjkf but I’m glad they kept the eye thing!!!! ANYWHO it’s the content that matters and from what we got in the excerpt?????? DUDE IT’S GONNA BE THE BEST BOOK OF 2018.

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  6. Shatter Me (the whole series of course) is on my TBR for the rest of the year! Hopefully I can get to them before Restore Me 😉
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    You’re queen may be Tahereh Mafi………..mine will always be Marissa Meyer (also #facts)

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    1. Yeeeeessssssss, I am hoping and praying that you’ll read Shatter Me before the end of the year or at least until March! The Restore Me excerpt was FABULOUS so it shall me very exciting 😂

      Hehehe we can’t always agree on things but I’m glad to hear you have your very own queen XD I still haven’t read anything other than Cinder but I really wanna continue with the series!

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  7. Great post, Jackie! I always enjoy your enthusiasm, especially when it comes to Shatter Me hahaha
    Persuasion, Whichwood, The Night Circus… They’re all on my TBR so they’re pretty awesome answers 😛
    Loved this tag and good luck with accomplishing all those goals!

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  8. Love this tag! I can pretty much understand your obsession with Shatter Me because I’m also obsessed with it too. I’m so excited to binge read the first three books once again. I actually wanted for a spin-off series with kenji as a male lead but it’s okay. I’m so glad that we’ve got to meet Juliette and Warner once again. I haven’t read Tahereh Mafi’s middle grade books yet but I’m looking forward to read it.

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    1. YES RAVEN, I’m so happy that you can relate to my Shatter Me obsession 😂 I’m currently rereading Shatter Me and I love it even more! Oooohhhh I would have LOVED a Kenji spin-off series but Tahereh said there’ll be loads about him in the new trilogy and also lots of backstory AND I’M SO EXCITED.

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    1. WHAAAAAAT YOU SHOULD TOTALLY READ SHATTER ME. LIKE RIGHT NOW. I’ve only just buddy read it with some bloggers friends but if I had known, I would have invited you along!
      Exactly! I also make like 10 to-do lists a day but I never actually DO what’s on there XD

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  9. Jackie this is such a fun post and I love how much you love Shatter Me and it’s author! Now I need to read that other series of hers with the cool covers…! I’m reading Daughter of the Burning City to transition from ARC land into HYPE land and it’s going okay (though it’s NOT my favorite 😭)… ♥️

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    1. Thank you Dani ❤️ oh yes, I still need to read her other series too! I think Whichwood is coming out this week so I gotta be quick! Oooh, I’ve been meaning to read Daughter of the Burning City because I looovvve the purple cover! Let me know if you end up liking it 💖🤞🏼

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