You may have seen the Taylor Swift tag floating around on the internet. When I took part in it and tagged Andi at Andi’s ABCs it got the two of us talking about creating our own tag. With both of us being from New England, there was one group we thought of immediately…the New Kids on the Block. So much like the Taylor Swift Book Tag we took NKOTB songs and made them relevant to a book. All you have to do is pick a book to do with the title/description and post away using the hashtag #NKOTBBookTag. So without further ado, we give you The NKOTB Tag.
All Down by Cora Carmack (my review) – I wasn’t expecting to like this book, I was expecting to just suffer through it until the end as I waited for the third book to be released. But oh my stars did this book take me by surprise! Silas was so much more than I ever expected and his love interest was a perfect match for him. This book had so many feels and I am so very glad that I read it!!
Simon vs. the Home Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (goodreads)– This book just sounds so good and like such a me book that I am super excited to be able to dive into its pages.
I may not have liked Spintered by AG Howard (Goodreads) much but I do love the cover of this book. Its part of what drew me to the story in the first place. Who ever said you can’t just a book by its cover is wrong because if I judged this one by its cover alone it would be an A+. Alas, its pages would be graded as an F. I just wasn’t a fan.
Scarlet in AC Gaughen’s series of the same name is one wicked strong heroine and while I love her character in all the books in this series her strength really shines in Lady Thief (my review). This is the second book in the series and the struggles that she and her friends go through are large and traumatic and oh my stars was this an amazing read!
The twist in Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead (goodreads) totally shocked me and took me by surprise. It was so unexpected and traumatic and just so utterly perfect at the same time. The follow up, Blood Promise (Goodreads) was equally good and amazing and just left my heart aching and tears falling.
If I’d been reading a print version of The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan (goodreads) I’d totally have tossed it across the wall. But as I read it on my kindle I had to satisfy myself with just yelling at it and its characters in frustration.
Something Like Normal by Trish Dollar (my review) is a book where the characters have stayed with me long after I closed the final page. Their story lived on in my head and every time I read this book they just become more and more real.
I love books set in the future and space and this was a hard one to pick just one book for this catagory. But one book, Loop by Karen Akins (my review) does stand out as one of my favorite reads of 2014. It was smart and snarky and I loved me some Bree and Finn!!
Standalones, of standalones….how I love thee so! It sometimes seems like every book that comes out is part of a series and so it can be very refreshing to read a book that is all self contained in one volume. Although, when its a good book its really sad to hit the last page so its a total Catch-22 situation. There are many standalones that I love but for this one I decided to go with my favorite read of 2014, Open Road Summer by Emery Lord (my review). Oh what an amazing book this was filled with friendship and romance and just so many emotions!!
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers (my review) is by far my favorite book of hers to date. These girls are so mean but the emotions and the power of this story are beyond words. This book kept me up way way way past my bed time and I babbled incoherently a bit to Summers on twitter before passing out for a short bit before having to get up for work.
This is another one that is hard to settle on just one book for there are so many books that I would love to see made into a tv show or movie. Though at the same time it terrifies me every time I hear that Hollywood is looking at one of my favorite reads because what if they get it wrong? And we all know just how often they get it wrong. That said I would love to see a movie adaptation of The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (goodreads, review to come). I would love to see Wil in action and then of course there is that kiss!!!
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord – I just loved this book so much that as soon as I was done with it I rushed over to the internet to pre-order a copy. The finished book will be mine!!
If you know anything about me you know that I hate endings and I’ll often not read the final book in a series just to ensure that it will never end. But one series I did finish and am sad to see end is the Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins. Isla and French Kiss (my review) is the long awaited and the final book in that series. It was a book I dreaded to read but then was so glad that I did. I had missed the world and the characters and this was just a perfect end to a wonderful series.
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