Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag

So I’m a bit late on this one, but ah well. Better late than never!

The original tag was created by Chami (who’se video has apparantly been taken down).


1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017:
Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017:
Dark Angel by V.C. Andrews (re-read)

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to:
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year:
There’s Someone in Your House by Stephanie Perkins

5. Biggest disappointment:
RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

6. Biggest surprise:
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

7. Favourite new author (Debut or new to you): 

Angie Thomas

8. Newest fictional crush:
Levi from Fangirl

9. Newest favourite character:
Alex Craft 
from The Female of the Species, though re-reading Blood Red Road made me love Saba even more.

10. Book that made you cry:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

11. Book that made you happy:
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (re-watch but I haven’t seen anything new yet).

13. Favourite review you’ve written this year:
Honestly, no idea, haha.

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received):
Definitely The Deluxe edition of Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone, given to me as a gift from my husband.

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?:

From my 17 Books List: This is Our Story, Slice of Cherry, I’ll Give You the Sun, Rooms, The Dead House, Rage Within, Meg, & Hotel Ruby.

From Last Year: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Rebel Heart: The Dust Lands, Afterparty, Crank, & Smashed.

Series: Pretty Little Liars (Ali’s Pretty Little Lies & Vicious), Cahill Witch Chronicles (Star Cursed & Sister’s Fate), Jasper Dent (I Hunt Killers, Game, Blood of my Blood), Dust Lands (Rebel Heart, Raging Star).

Classics: The Jungle Book, Hamlet, Dracula, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, & Alice Through the Looking Glass.

So a good bit but I’m fairly sure I will get most of these read.
 I feel I’m doing a pretty good job so far.

 

If you want to do the tag, consider yourself tagged! Let me know you’ve done it so I can see how your reading goals are going!

 

 

July Writing & Reading Goals Check (August Goals)

Last month I decided to do a post with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in the coming month. Let’s see how I did.

GOALS FOR JULY

✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read The Two Towers for my classic book
✓ Work on Whispertown re-write for Camp NaNoWriMo (30K Goal)
✓ Read Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
✓ Read The Wrath and the Dawn
✓ Read Red Blood Road
✓ Read Vicious by V.E. Schwab
✓  Do Book Pics

I feel I did pretty good with this month’s goals even though I still haven’t gotten to The Wrath and the Dawn. That will be my next read for sure. And even though I haven’t done my Book Pics yet, I plan to do them tomorrow so I will be able to to mark that one off too. I got the rest of the books on my list read and actually managed to finish editing all 51K of Whispertown so I am very proud of myself this month.

Here’s my goals for next month:

GOALS FOR AUGUST

✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read The Jungle Book for my classic book
✓ Finish Whispertown edits from beta reader
✓ Read The Wrath and the Dawn
✓ Read I Heart Killers
✓ Read Rebel Heart (Dust Lands)
✓ Read I’ll Give You the Sun
✓ Read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them handbook
✓ Participate in Pitch Wars
Do Book Pics

Wish me luck! Did you have any goals for July? If so, how did they go?

 

jnc

 

 

June Writing & Reading Goals Check (July Goals)

Last month I decided to do a post with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in the coming month. Let’s see how I did.

 

GOALS FOR JUNE:

✓ Read at least six books
✓ Read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for my classic book
✓  Work on Whispertown re-write
✓  Read Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
✓  Read My Sweet Audrina
✓  Read Blood Red Road
✓  Read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
✓  Do #PitMad on June 8
✓  Finish Six of Crows
✓  Do Book Pics

It’s been a very hectic month but I’m glad I at least got this far. Guess I will have to tackle some of these goals later on!

 

Here’s my goals for next month:

 

GOALS FOR JULY

✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read The Two Towers for my classic book
✓ Work on Whispertown re-write for Camp NaNoWriMo (30K Goal)
✓ Read Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
✓ Read The Wrath and the Dawn
✓ Read Red Blood Road
✓ Read Vicious by V.E. Schwab
✓  Do Book Pics

 

If I have time, I might read and do a re-cap of Whitefern by V.C. Andrews (Andrew Neiderman). But only if I finish everything else.

 

What were your goals for June? Did you meet any of them? What are your plans for July?

 

jnc

 

 

May Writing & Reading Goals Check (June Goals)

Last month I decided to do a post with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in the coming month. Let’s see how I did.

GOALS FOR MAY

✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read Dandelion Wine for my classic book
✓ Work on Whispertown re-write
✓ Read Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
✓ Read Web of Dreams
✓ Read Stars Above
✓ Read Six of Crows
✓ Read The Forbidden Wish
✓  Do Book Pics
Web of Dreams recap

The only thing I finished for Whispertown was a new cover, which I reveal later on. I started Six of Crows near the end of the month but didn’t get too far so I guess I’ll finish that one for June. I planned to do my Book Pics today but I ended up having to cancel them for now. I’m hoping to finish them in a few days, though.

Here’s my goals for next month:

GOALS FOR JUNE

✓ Read at least six books
✓ Read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for my classic book
✓  Work on Whispertown re-write
✓  Read Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
✓  Read My Sweet Audrina
✓  Read Blood Red Road
✓  Read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
✓  Do #PitMad on June 8
✓  Finish Six of Crows
✓  Do Book Pics

What were your goals for May? Did you meet any of them? What are your plans for June?

 

jnc

 

 

April Writing & Reading Goals Check (May Goals)

Last month I decided to do a post with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in the coming month. Let’s see how I did.

 

GOALS FOR APRIL:

✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read Peter Pan for my classic book
✓ Read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for my TBR
✓ Read Gates of Paradise for my TBR
✓ Read The Crown for my TBR
✓ Read Toxic (PLL) for my TBR
✓ Finish Creeper for Camp NaNoWriMo (30K Goal)
✓ Do Book Pics
Do Gates of Paradise Recap for blog

I’m still in the process of finishing up my Gates of Paradise Recaps but since I’ve started, I decided to cross that goal off. I’m a bit behind on posts because of Camp NaNoWriMo. I am pretty amazed that I managed to get everything I wanted done this month.

 

Here’s my goals for next month:

 

GOALS FOR MAY

✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read Dandelion Wine for my classic book
✓ Work on Whispertown re-write
✓ Read Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
✓ Read Web of Dreams
✓ Read Stars Above
✓ Read Six of Crows
✓ Read The Forbidden Wish
✓  Do Book Pics
Web of Dreams recap

 

I’m going to mostly work on reading this month, though I feel like it would be a good time to work on Whispertown considering the subject matter.

 

What were your goals for April? Did you meet any of them? What are your plans for May?

 

jnc

 

 

March Writing & Reading Goals Check (April Goals)

Last month I decided to do a post with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in the coming month. Let’s see how I did.

GOALS FOR MARCH:

 

✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read Little Women for my classic book
✓ Read Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban for my TBR
✓ Read The Heir for my TBR
✓ Read Deadly (Pretty Little Liars) for my TBR
✓ Read Fallen Hearts by V.C. Andrews for my TBR
✓ Read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before for my TBR
✓ Do book pictures for the month
✓ Work on Creeper re-write
✓ Participate in #PitMad on 23rd

 

I did great with my reading goals and actually ended up reading 8 books! I haven’t been doing so hot with writing this year but I am hoping to change that in April.

GOALS FOR APRIL:
✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read Peter Pan for my classic book
✓ Read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for my TBR
✓ Read Gates of Paradise for my TBR
✓ Read The Crown for my TBR
✓ Read Toxic (PLL) for my TBR
✓ Finish Creeper for Camp NaNoWriMo (30K Goal)
✓ Do Book Pics
Do Gates of Paradise Recap for blog

Wish me luck! Do you have any goals this month? How did you do with your goals for March? Is anyone else participating in Camp NaNo?

 

 

 

 

February Writing & Reading Goals Check (March Goals)

Last month I decided to do a post with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in the coming month. Let’s see how I did.

 

GOALS FOR FEBRUARY

✓ Read at least 6 books


✓ Read The Princess and the Goblin for my classic book


✓ Read Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (illustrated) for my TBR


✓ Read The Wrath and the Dawn for my TBR

✓ Read A Court of Thorns and Roses for my TBR


✓ Read Dark Angel by V.C. Andrews for my TBR


✓ Read When You Came Back for my TBR/review book


✓ do book pictures for the month


✓ Work on Creeper re-write

✓ Enter Pitch Madness on the 24th

I ended up reading 7.5 books for February. The half comes from a book I decided to read instead of The Wrath and the Dawn, a decision I came to regret when I ended up not enjoying the replacement (Roseblood by A.G. Howard). I ended up DNFing it halfway. Since I invested so much time into it, I decided that I am still counting it as a half book. I am bumping The Wrath and the Dawn to a book I read for sure this summer.

Tomorrow I will do my book pictures. The plan was to do them today but that didn’t happen. So I am still going to count that goal since I know I will have it done by the end of the day tomorrow.

I just haven’t found made the time to write lately. There’s little inspiration for it and that makes me sad. I was sure that Valentine’s Day would inspire me to work on Creeper considering the part I’m on was written near Valentine’s Day (and contains elements of it) when I first wrote it. Hopefully I will be able to make time to work on it in March.

Thankfully my de-cluttering of my apartment is almost complete so I won’t have to spend so much time on that and hopefully more on writing.

I also submitted Not My Fault to Pitch Madness. We’ll see if anything comes of it. And now, my goals for next month!

 

GOALS FOR MARCH

✓ Read at least 6 books

✓ Read Little Women for my classic book

✓ Read Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban for my TBR

✓ Read The Heir for my TBR

✓ Read Deadly (Pretty Little Liars) for my TBR

✓ Read Fallen Hearts by V.C. Andrews for my TBR

✓ Read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before for my TBR

✓ Do book pictures for the month

✓ Work on Creeper re-write

✓ Participate in #PitMad on 23rd

Wish me luck! Do you have any goals this month? How did you do with your goals for February?

jnc