Book Tag | New York Times by the Book Tag

Hello, everyone! I stumbled upon this tag while googling book tags the other night, and I thought it looked fun! I found it on this website, so feel free to peruse their other book tags for inspiration.


1. What book is on your nightstand right now?


I actually don’t keep books on my nightstand because I rarely read in my bedroom. I have a special reading/bookshelf room that I call an office where all my books stay. So, the book currently next to my reading chair is Furious Hours by Casey Cep. It’s the Books-A-Million president pick of 2019 and an enthralling true crime story, so I had to check it out.

2. What is the last truly great book you read?


As I’ve said a billion times recently, I’ve been in a slump. The last book I read was the only one I’ve read so far this year, so I guess it counts? Granted, it was a pretty great read. Props to my good friend, Jonathan, for making me finally pick this one up.

3. If you could meet any author – dead or alive – who would it be? What would you ask them?

This one is pretty tough. I’ve been pretty lucky because I’ve had the opportunities to meet many fantastic authors – Stephanie Garber, Sarah J. Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Marissa Meyer, Naomi Novik, Alexandra Bracken, Tahereh Mafi, and Laini Taylor to name a few. As much as she’s annoyed me lately, I’d love to meet J.K. Rowling just to fulfill a childhood dream of mine. But, I’d also be super pumped to meet George R.R. Martin so I could try and bribe him into telling me the actual ending of Game of Thrones.

4. What books might we be surprised to see on your shelves?

Honestly, there’s nothing truly surprising. I have mostly fantasy books, which isn’t really a shock to anyone.

5. How do you organize your personal library?

The bookseller in me can’t have bookshelves without them being alphabetized by author.

6. What book and/or series have you always meant to read but haven’t gotten around to yet? Anything you feel embarrassed to never have read?

I’ve always meant to read the Throne of Glass series, but I never make it passed the second book – Crown of Midnight. It’s not because the books are bad or anything, I actually really enjoy them. I just can’t seem to get myself into the series. I’m not really embarrassed by the fact I haven’t read a certain book, but most people are shocked that I’ve never read a Stephen King book or most classics – like To Kill a Mockingbird or Catcher in the Rye.

7. What book did you feel like you were supposed to like but didn’t?


Damsel by Elana K. Arnold. This book won multiple awards, and a lot of other people really love it. For me, I was more confused than anything. I went in expecting this feminist take on the old damsel-in-distress cliché, but what I got rubbed me the wrong way. I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone, but if you’re into that sort of thing, check out this Goodreads review for all the spoils.

8. What kind of stories are you drawn to? What ones do you avoid?

I’m drawn more to fantasy stories, and I usually avoid nonfiction. I’ve been getting more into nonfiction with the recent hype around true crime stories, but that’s usually the extent of my interest.

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

I really don’t want to talk to him at all, and I doubt recommending something will change  him into someone I can actually respect, but I feel like he should read The Hunger Games. I feel like we’re heading toward that kind of world, so maybe it’ll help him realize that’s bad?

10. What do you plan to read next?

Probably either Finale or The Storm Crow. I really want to see how the Caraval series ends, and I have a release day review scheduled for Storm Crow!


Feel free to do this tag yourself and let me know your answers!

Until next time,



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