The Book Love Tag | The Bookish Khaleesi

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Hello lovelies!! How are you all today? I still haven’t read anything this week and it’s stressing me out because I really want to! 😥

But oh well, I’ll just rewatch Gilmore Girls until motivation strikes me again. So I thought since I am not reading anything it was the perfect time to do a tag! Today’s tag was brought to me by Kat Impossible! Thanks so much again for the tag! Make sure to check out her post because it was so on point!

 

So without further ado…

Your favorite book couple.

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I am sorry that I always choose Claire and Jamie for every love related question but I just love them so dang much! They are perfect together and their love is so magical! You can feel it bleeding from the pages! It’s so strong and they are absolutely perfectttttt!

Your top 3 book boy/girlfriends

Okay this is going to be very difficult, but I’ll just mention my recent additions to my never-ending list of book boyfriends. 😉

  • Magiano (The Young Elites): Seriously, read The Rose Society and you’ll fall in love with him too.
  • Kaz Brekker (Six of Crows): Need I say more?
  • Khalid (The Wrath and the Dawn): ❤ I can’t get enough of him! I cannot wait for the sequel because I am dying without Khalid and Shazi!

Imagine your favorite book couple. Who would propose, and how? (If there’s already been a proposal: who would be more into organizing the wedding?)

But, I don’t wan to spoil anyone? Okay I guess if there was a proposal Jamie would totally pop the question and Claire would organize everything. And knowing Jamie, he’d sweep Claire off her feet!

Unpopular opinions time! Name a popular pairing you can’t stand.

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Bleh. I am not a fan at all of Thomas and Teresa (The Maze Runner). I just didn’t care for Teresa at all, and I am not saying I think he should be with Brenda at all. I just didn’t really believe Thomas’s feelings toward Teresa at all.

What’s your favorite and least favorite romance trope?

Favorite: I am taking Kat’s answer because I agree 100%.  Pretend/fake relationships that turn into something real. You already know those two are going to fall hard for each other because how can they not? Some of the sweetest love stories started out as fake and I loved them!

Least: INSTA-LUST! I think this is worst than insta-love, in my opinion. The “I can’t stand them, but oh-my-god I can’t keep my hands off them”I just don’t buy it at all and this is one of the reasons I get turned off from NA because they usually are always nothing but lust in the beginning and it’s tiring.

Do you ship non-canon couples often? Name some if you do.

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Yep. Dorian and Aelin (Throne of Glass) totally. This is still one of my biggest heartbreaks in YA! 😥 😥

Your opinion on love triangles. Go!

I usually don’t mind love triangles because they are very popular in YA, but I hate when there is just no need for another party to come along just to stir up trouble. Triangles done nicely are awesome and I can totally roll with them.

Favorite and least favorite love triangle?

Favorite: Will, Tessa and Jem from The Infernal Devices? Perfection!

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Jamie, Claire, and Frank from Outlander? Yes.

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Least: America, Maxon, and Aspen from The Selection. I am sorry but Aspen never stood a chance and it was annoying that Aspen was there like an annoying gnat that wouldn’t go away.

Sometimes romance just isn’t the way to go. Favorite friendship?

Juliette and Kenji (Shatter Me) will always be my favorite friendship! Kenji is just the awesome supportive best friend that you want by your side.

I am also going to mention Will and Jem because these two are the definition of parabatai

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What’s your favorite scene with your bookish OTP?

I can’t pick just one!! Oh my gosh this is madness! Okay, okay, here is one that made me smile 😀

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon –

“Where did you learn to kiss like that?” I said, a little breathless. He grinned and pulled me close again.

“I said I was a virgin, not a monk,” he said, kissing me again. “If I find I need guidance, I’ll ask.”

Imagine your favorite book couple again. Who’s most excited about Valentine’s Day (either ironically or genuinely)?

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I say Jamie because he’s such a softie and never misses a chance to let Claire know she’s loved by him.


Now It’s your turn:

And YOU if you’d like to do this tag!

*Please ignore if you’ve already done it or don’t want to 🙂


 

Well that’s it! Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you in my next post!

XXOO ❤

Until next time,
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Happy Book Birthday to Amanda Weaver!

HAPPY RELEASE DAY THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE BY AMANDA WEAVER!

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Click photo for My Review

I received this book from Netgalley and I absolutely loved it! Seriously, if you like New Adult Contempary, this is a book you must read. I loved everything about it and the story and message were just simply inspiring. It was so relatable and written so well. You’ll fall in love with these characters and their story because they just have a lasting impression. I couldn’t recommend it more! Go read it!


Synopsis:

Take a chance and change your life…

College was supposed to be where Hannah’s hard work paid off, but the major in honors chemistry she’s been working towards since childhood is slipping away. Worse, she’s not sure she wants it anymore. Salvation comes from an unlikely place—a used bookstore and Ben, the passionate college senior who works there.

Ben’s trapped in a life mapped out for him. Trapped in a future career as a lawyer to make his father happy. Trapped pursuing a girl he doesn’t even like because she fits into a world he doesn’t want, but can’t escape. But then he meets Hannah. And for the first time, he knows what it means to truly want something.

So he gives in to being her friend. Then to wanting her. Then to kissing her. And within the freedom of his impulsivity, both of their carefully planned lives begin to fall apart…


If you would like to read my review, click the photo above!

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August Wrap-Up!

This month I am very proud of myself. I read a grand total of 10 books! Which brings me 27 books ahead of schedule for my Goodreads challenge of 100 books! I did not think this was possible, but I am doing it! I am really doing it!

So without further ado, here’s what I read this month!

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Favorite book this month: definitely The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Least favorite book: 99 Days by Katie Cotugno. *Groans*

All of these books have a review uploaded already and you can find them in my “Reviews” page. The only one’s that I haven’t reviewed yet are the graphic novels (which I have on Goodreads) and The Scorch Trials because this was a reread before the movie comes out.

I feel really good about August, but I hope September is just as good reading wise! I don’t set a monthly TBR because I am a mood reader and I am 100% certain I will not stick to a TBR.

But what do you plan on reading in September? What was your favorite book this month?

This Book Will Change Your Life by Amanda Weaver

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Author: Amanda Weaver
Published by: Entangled
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Synopsis:

Take a chance and change your life…

College was supposed to be where Hannah’s hard work paid off, but the major in honors chemistry she’s been working towards since childhood is slipping away. Worse, she’s not sure she wants it anymore. Salvation comes from an unlikely place—a used bookstore and Ben, the passionate college senior who works there.

Ben’s trapped in a life mapped out for him. Trapped in a future career as a lawyer to make his father happy. Trapped pursuing a girl he doesn’t even like because she fits into a world he doesn’t want, but can’t escape. But then he meets Hannah. And for the first time, he knows what it means to truly want something.

So he gives in to being her friend. Then to wanting her. Then to kissing her. And within the freedom of his impulsivity, both of their carefully planned lives begin to fall apart…


Opinion:

*I received this eARC from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

I went into this book wanting a cute love story that was filled with adorable scenes that would make me laugh and smile…and that is exactly what I got! I absolutely adored this book. From beginning to end, it was exactly what I wanted and more. I loved the writing and its effortlessness. This story was really easy to get into and I couldn’t put it down. I was attached to this story and these characters. I felt them. I ached with them. I wanted to cry with them. This has quickly become one of my new favorite contemporary novels because it can be so relatable to so many college students.

Hannah and Ben are both struggling with their unforeseeable future. They both struggle with deciding what to do with their lives and not wanting to disappoint their families. I found this to be 100% accurate of many college students who are struggling with making the same decisions. I know I had a difficult time and it makes you feel so unsure when so many around you seem to have their life together and you don’t. I loved that Hannah didn’t want to work with Chemistry anymore, but felt like it was too late to change her major. She felt lost and alone trying to figure out what she wants and that’s the beauty of life. It’s never too late to do what you love. Ben and Hannah both fought for what they really wanted in the end and it was refreshing to see how strong this made them and how strong they made each other.

I loved Ben and Hannah’s relationship throughout this whole book. It was adorable and such a perfect example of how two people truly just get each other and are able to be there for one another all the while having their love grow deep into something magical. They had their problems and found their way back to each other to work and fight for what was important to them. It was realistic and believable.

In addition, the friendships in this book were pretty amazing too. I loved Jasmine’s friendship with Hannah. I even loved Adele’s relationship with both Ben and Hannah. They all became a family and shows you that family is so much bigger than just a blood bond.

This book is worth the read. I have to give it 5 stars because I felt such a strong connection with these characters and their story all the while relating to their insecurities and troubles. I wish I could read more about Hannah and Ben because I love them dearly. I wouldn’t mind walking around a book store for hours while Ben tries to decide which book will change my life.

I mean, how adorable is Ben?! Passionate about books? Handsome? Glasses? How can you not swoon over him?

Overall, this book is fantastic. If you’re looking for a cute contemporary, pick this one up!

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