Hey everyone! Today I’m *finally* doing the stay at home book tag. Thank you so much to Azrah from Az You Read, Ellie from Eleanor Sophie Writes and Sofi from A Book A Thought for tagging me!
Before starting, I want to do a quick reflection on what these months of quarantine have been for me. I definitely have read more than usual, doing as much as 11 books a month in my best reading month since I have lots of free time. I have also seen that some of you haven’t felt the motivation to read, and some might even be reading less, but that’s totally okay. Everyone is coping in the way they can, and please don’t feel bad for reading less despite having more free time. Mental and physical health will always, always, come first.
Okay, after that little ted talk, let’s start with the questions!
Laying in bed: A book you read in one day
Other Words For Home by Jasmine Warga – This is a beautiful Middle Grade and novel-in-verse about a Muslim girl that moves to the US from her native country to escape the horrible bombings happening there. It addresses not only immigration, but xenophobe and race issues. I highly recommend this one.
4Snacking – A book that is a “guilty pleasure” to read
I don’t consider any of the books I read guilty pleasures… except for the smutty ones, lol. I don’t have one in particular, though.
Netflix – A series that you want to start
You’re going to think I’m a cavewoman but I haven’t seen series in ages so I’m not very updated on these things…
Deep clean – A book that has been on your TBR for ages
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – I have this book since probably 2016 and haven’t read it. I love retellings but since I’m not a sci-fi fan, I’ve been holding back.
Animal Crossing – A book you recently bought because of the cover
Daughters of Nri by Reni K Amayo – Have you SEEN that cover??? It’s honey for the eyes.
Productivity – A book you learned from or had an impact on you
With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo – This book made me learn a lot about what being a teen mom might be like. It really gives you an insight on the sacrifices you have to make for your child, how people look down on you for giving birth being so young, etc.
Facetime – A book you were gifted
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – My parents gave me this one earlier this year. I cannot stress enough that you need to read this series ASAP.
Self-care – What is one thing you have done recently to look after yourself?
I took so long thinking about what to answer that I realize now that I need to practice more self-care. I’ll go with cooking because it’s something that makes me feel happy and less stressed, and I can take my mind off things that upset me.
BONUS – An upcoming release you are looking forward to
The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley – This book is coming out on December 1st, and the premise of the book sounds like something I’d love. As you can see in Goodreads, this book promises a “secret rendezvous, deadly stage props, and a wealth pining from afar” plus it’s an #OwnVoices LGBT book so make sure to check it out!
Three of my favorite posts
- Are book bloggers underappreciated? See how much a book blogger earns.
- Concerns of a book blogger (+the importance of feedback)
- REVIEW: Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathrun Purdie (my first review on the blog!)
- Destiny @ My Honey Reads
- Leah @ Leah’s Books and Cooks
- Mari @ tirilu
- Hannah @ This Hannah Reads
- Vee @ Ramblings of a Neurotic Writer
That’s all for this post! I hope you liked it. What have you been doing in quarantine? Have you read more or less during these times? Let me know in the comments!