Bookish Naughty List Tag

I found this fun tag on Jenn, Eden and Caitlyn’s blog Thrice Read. Check out their post here.

So this tag, you are supposed to check off the bookish things that you are guilty of.

  • Received an ARC and not reviewed it 
    Oh I am so guilty of this! I have 26 unread books on my Netgalley shelf and at least 2 physical ARCs.
  • Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley 
    I’m on 70% *smug face*
  • Rated a book on goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did) 
    I’ve found a couple where I’ve done this and I’ve ended up either doing a mini review, or completely blagging it.
  • Folded down the page of a book 
    I do this on my non-fiction books, never on my fiction babies.
  • Accidentially spilled on a book 
    There are quite a few books with tea stains and a couple have been dropped in the bath…
  • DNF a book this year 
    Kind of. I have every intention of coming back and reading 1984 and Perfume but just wasn’t loving either of them.
  • Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it
    No, I usually tell myself that I will read it eventually.
  • Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework) 
    Mainly when I’m meant to be planning or sleeping.
  • Skim read a book  
    Yes. Turns out I enjoy dialogue. If it’s more than 2 pages without dialogue I begin to skim read.
  • Completely missed your Goodreads goal 
    No 🙂 I always set it around 50ish but I mainly look at the pages rather than number of books.
  • Borrowed a book and not returned it 
    Accidently. I borrowed about 7 books from a friend at once. I returned 6 of them and we both assumed that I had returned the 7th. I found it when I was packing everything for Uni.
  • Broke a book buying ban 
    Again, half. I’, very good at restraining myself from buying books. Netgalley on the other hand…
  • Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about 
    Yes… especially 3* and 5* books. 3* can be quite so-so while 5* I’m trying to think of either something new to say or how to write it without completely fan-girling.
  • Wrote in a book you were reading 
    All the time in highschool and uni. I have post-it-notes and tabs for my fiction books.
  • Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads  
    When I first started using Goodreads I would forget all the time. Now I’m pretty good at adding everything.



The Coffee Book Tag

I’m personally not a coffee drinker (it sends me way too hyper) I’m an avid tea drinker. Like, 8 cups a day avid. However, I had a lot of fun doing this tag – so thank you Beth at reading every night for tagging me! Go and have a look at her answers by clicking on the link!

The Coffee Book Tag

A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans

The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutoski: I have completed the first book (review to come soon) and am halfway through the second. Kestrel isn’t for everyone but I find her very intriguing. The series is insanely popular at the moment.


Peppermint mocha:
A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year

This one threw me off a bit! The only thing I can think of is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens or The Grinch by Dr Seuss but mainly due to the films rather than because I / others read them at Christmas.


Hot chocolate:
A favourite children’s book


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling: If you know me at all, you will know that I am crazily slightly obsessed with Harry Potter. I began reading it when I was seven and have read the entire series at least five times over. I own a ridiculous healthy amount of merchandise and have been to the Harry Potter Studio Tours twice 😀


I got to open the doors!

Double shot of espresso:
A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish

Into the Darkest Corner

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes: It is just so chilling!


A book you see everywhere

Lady Midnight  by Cassandra Clare: Every bookstore I go into there are loads of her books. There was an entire table covered in just this one i the last Waterstones I entered. I tell myself I won’t read another of hers and yet I can’t help myself. It’s currently sitting on my coffee table ready to be read (It’s ridiculously big!).


That hipster coffee shop:
A book by an indie author (a shoutout)

Riyria books by Michael J. Sullivan: A sarcastic theif/former assassin and an idelistic mercenary/brilliant swordman join forces. The results are amazing!


Oops! I accidentally got decaf:
A book you were expecting more from

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare: I invested so much into The Mortal Instruments series and this final one was ultimately just a fan pleaser.


The perfect blend:
A book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying

The Magicians' Guild (Black Magician, #1)

The Black Magician Series by Trudi Canavan: Just could not put them down!


Green tea:
A book or series that is quietly beautiful

One by Sarah Crossan: I read this over the summer and it was an instant 5*. Definitely under appreciated.


Chai tea:
A book or series that makes you dream of far off places

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss: I love this book so much. The library just sounds amazing.


Earl grey:
A favourite classic


Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll: I own the beautify copy above by the Folio Society. Another thing that I also own a huge amount of merchandise for – mainly cups.


Who do you tag?

The Book Llama






If there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.