New York Times By the Book Tag

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I was tagged by Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts for the New York Times By the Book Tag. According to Joey, the tag was inspired by The New York Times’ “By The Book” feature. Maybe?

Thanks for the tag, Joey!


What book is on your nightstand right now?

It’s my Kindle. I’ll leave it at that because there are so many books on that thing.

What was the last truly great book you read?

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley is the last truly great book I’ve read. The last book I truly enjoyed reading is Paper Princess by Erin Watt. There’s a difference between the two, although I’m not sure how to describe that.

If you could meet one author (living or dead), who would it be? What would you ask?

This is so hard! Honestly, probably Colleen Hoover. I follow her on multiple social media platforms and she just seems like a really cool person. I think I would ask her what motivates her to live the life she does. That sounds really broad, but she does some amazing philanthropic work and it interests me.

What books might we be surprised to find on your shelf?

Joined at the Heart by Al and Tipper Gore. It’s not my normal reading material. My BFF dragged me to a signing of this book in Seattle YEARS ago. I still haven’t read it.

How do you organize your personal library?

Oh goodness. I have one large bookcase in our “office”. It’s all the books I’ve already read and own physical copies of. I have another half bookcase in our living room that has some random books I’ve read on it. On my kitchen counter is a stack of books that are my TBR. I also have some random books I haven’t read yet shoved in the top drawer of my nightstand. How’s that for organized?

What book have you always meant to read but haven’t gotten to yet?

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I own it. I’ve meant to read it. Someday!

Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you are supposed to like but didn’t?

Most recently, Modern Lovers by Emma Straub. I found it kind of boring and lackluster. Sorry. 🙁

What kind of stories are you drawn to?

Sexy ones. Lol.

Contemporary Romances. Specifically, New Adult ones.

If you could require the PrESIDENt to read one book, what would it be?

Well, I think President Obama seems to be pretty well read. I think he desperately needs a break, so I think he should get to read something a little smutty and probably sports related. Let’s go with The Deal by Elle Kennedy.

What do you plan to read next?

I’m not going to answer this because I have a long list to choose from and it would probably change from what I chose. It all depends on my mood at the time. 😉


I tag:

Betwixt the Pages
Calliope the Book Goddess
Caterina @ Trust in the Words
Claire @ Art and Soul
Esther @ Chapter Adventures
Jacquie @ Rattle the Stars
Jess @ The Mud and Stars Book Blog
Kelly @ Kelly’s Rambles
Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secrets
Lois @ My Midnight Musings
Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
Paige @ Page by Paige
Raven @ Dreamy Addictions
The Bookie Monsters
The Orang-utan Librarian

5 thoughts on “New York Times By the Book Tag

  1. I definitely agree with you that there is a difference between Truly Great and Truly Enjoyable books. That is why I have such a hard time rating books 5 stars. Just because I really enjoyed reading it, does not mean it’s a great book.

    • My problem is the opposite. I enjoy them, so I want to give them ALL 5 stars! I’ve had to rethink how I rate on several occasions.

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