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Bookending Winter – 12 Days of Bookmas

I really enjoyed doing this tag! It made me have to go scurry around Goodreads to look for the right book. Here’s the Bookending Winter post for the last few!! days of the event.

Jeimy @ A Novel Idea (26th – 29th December)

Sunday 29th December

12 Days Of Bookmas

A fun little book tag that forces you to look at your TBR (self torture here we come!) Hopefully, it helps you rediscover books you’ve forgotten or even help you clear up some of the ones you don’t want to read anymore!

On the 12 days of Bookmas, my tbr gave to me: 12 oldest add dates. 11 3 star books. 10 books that are YA. 9 books with girls on the cover. 8 books with highschool settings. 7 books non-contemporary themed. 6 Golden Guy love interests (popular guy). 5 books with the same author. 4 books out of your comfort zone. 3 4 star books. 2 book recommendations. 1 book that you can’t wait to read

12 oldest add dates

I had to scroll and scroll to find a want to read book (I couldn’t just look in the want-to-read shelf as some are on my high-tbr – I have a system. Sort of). so:

All-American Boys by Jason Reynolds

Strange the Dreamer by Lani Taylor

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Tiger’s Dream by Colleen Houck – I haven’t TOUCHED this series since high school and probably have forgetten everything about this series (as this is the fifth book in this series) but whenever my friend and I see any of the series in a library or a bookstore we take a photo of it and send it to the other 😂

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – I thought I read this but apparently I DIDN’T but that’s FINE as it can be one of my first reads for 2020! Actually just got this out of the library, just in time for the first month.

Doors of Death by Patrick Rothfuss – We still have NO IDEA when this is coming out but I am STILL HERE for it.

The Disasters by M.K. England

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – I saw she made a cameo in the movie?? Which I didn’t actually know, so I should definitely watch the movie again.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – I think I might need to start the #startyourshelfathon (I think that’s what it’s called) because I’ve realised there ARE owned books of mine that I really want to read – speaking of THIS one right here!

Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee – I’m so amped to read this soon!

The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee – I definitely want to read this one – hopefully this year.

We Are Okay by Nina LeCour – Everyone shouts about this and I SO NEED TO READ IT.

11 3 star books

Body Swap by Sylvia McNicoll

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I read it such a long time ago and I think I didn’t like the narration? But I definitely need to pick it up again. Or well, since I only finished the first book, so haha.

Wither by Lauren DeStefano – I still need to write a review for this. I definitely think I should’ve read this when it came out as I would’ve liked it more.

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging – DO NOT watch the movie, it’s not good – sorry, had to be the one to say it. The books are weirdly funny – now of course if I look at it, they all look bad but I guess I had a different sense of humour then?

Marked by P.C. and Kristen Cast – So, I read this back in high school – well my sister and I read them both at the same time. We loved it, even though it is extremely cringey – it’s one of those shamelessly cringey books we keep around for the bad days. I think I might be able to get it on audiobooks so I want to try it out like that. Might wait for my sister and see if she wants to listen to it too.

Uglies by Scott Westerfield – I think I might put this on beat the backlist but there’s not guarantee I’ll read it this year (there’s always next year as well…)

Mechanical Dragons: Fire and Water by Bobbi Schemerhorn

The Cauldron Stirred by Judith Sterling

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Broadcast by Liam Brown

The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud – Also another series I’ll have to reread but as much as I can remember – I didn’t like the third books as much as I liked the other book as the third book – The Hollow Boy – had the main female character hating on the new female character and I did not like that so I’ll still carry on with the series but definitely look down for Stroud doing this.

10 books that are YA

Reverie by Ryan La Sala

Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds

Michigan vs the Boys by Carrie S. Allen

Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland

Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis

Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by Lev A.C. Rosen

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

American Panda by Gloria Chao

9 books with girls on the cover

Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian

Slay by Brittney Morris

The Guinevere Deception

Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters by Emily Roberson

A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Music From Another World by Robin Talley

8 books with high school settings

I hope that these are set in high school/have a high school setting.

The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen

We Used to Be Friends by Amy Spalding

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Date Me, Bryson Keller! by Kevin Van Whye

Stay Gold by Toby McSmith

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales – IT SAYS GREASE I’M THERE

7 books non-contemporary themes

Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz

The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner

The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

6 Golden Guy love interests (popular guy)

I read more bad boys than golden boys/popular boys it seems 😂

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger – I liked the movie but was upset at the change they made… Like I loved the book AND the movie but the movie felt like they were just inspired by the book and not an adaption.

The Selection by Kiera Cass – A prince counts as popular, right?

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – I’ve only watched the movie, but like, Peter is pretty popular, right?

5 books with the same author

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E. Schwab

4 books out of your comfort zone

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

The Life and (Medieval Times) of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton

The Friend Scheme by Cale Dietrich

The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson

3 4 star books

Little Witches by Leigh Dragoon 

Peter Darling by Austin Chant

Black Badge by Matt Kindt

2 book recommendations

The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin

Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

1 book that you can’t wait to read

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas


That was a really long tag so I hoped you enjoyed! Are there any books mentioned here that you’ve read and enjoyed? Any you think you want to get to next year? I want to hear ALLL of them!

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