The Liebster Award // Get to Know More About Me!

Hello, I’m trying to catch up on the humongous pile of things I’ve been tagged in.

Thank you so much to Laura @ Laura Herondale for nominating me for this award! She nominated me back when she was still posting, so you can guess how long overdue this post is. Anyways, please go follow Laura even though she’s on hiatus. Her content is god tier amazing, and she has the most iconic personality!!

The Rules

1. Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gave you.
3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination.
5. Give these blogs 11 questions to answer.

Whatโ€™s your most anticipated release of next month?

There are so many good books to be released on October—help me I’m drowning in the books I need to read! (The bookish deities didn’t make me a fast reader because they knew I’d be too powerful. ๐Ÿ˜ž)

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One book that I’m really excited for is The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao—which Iโ€™m part of the blog tour for! I received a physical arc of it earlier (my first physical arc!!!), and I can’t wait to dive in, because I feel like I’ll relate to it a lot, but also have a fun reading experience. Plus, I haven’t read a middle grade in such a long time.

Whatโ€™s a genre youโ€™d like to read more of?

Hello, 911, this question just called me out. I really need to diversify the genres I read. I usually pick the books on my TBR based on my certainty on whether I’ll like it or not. That means that the books I read are usually fantasy.

I want to read more contemporary books, because I know that the genre has a lot of things to offer. I particularly want to read more hard-hitting ones that focus on deeper themes, like Darius the Great is Not Okay, Don’t Date Rosa Santos, A List of Cages, The Boy Who Steals Houses, Starfish, and With the Fire on High, just to name a lot a few.

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I also would like to read more mystery/thriller, though admittedly not in the YA category, because I feel like adult mystery/thriller books are where it’s at. From the way some people talk about thrillers, the twists in them can really make you question your existence, and as someone who is really bad at guessing twists, I’m excited to see what mystery/thrillers will put my mind through!

If you had to choose just five books to read for the rest of your life, which books would you choose and why?

I’m pretty sure Laura asked me this same question in my 200 follower Q&A, so I’ll just link that here, because I’m too lazy to think of new answers and type them out.

Who are 3 of your autobuy authors and why?

Here’s the thing: I don’t really have auto-buy authors, because I almost never base what I read off the author—it’s always the reviews, the synopsis, or hype. That being said, two authors that I trust are Leigh Bardugo and C.S. Pacat.

Whatโ€™s a book that you changed your mind about and why?

We’re about to get a lil’ controversial here!! It’s Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. Here’s the thing: When I first read it, it was an automatic five stars. I loved how fun my reading experience was, how the book subverted tropes, and most of all, SIMON AND BAZ!

Two things happened that made me rethink my thoughts. First, I reread Carry On after Wayward Son was announced (by the way, I’ve already read Wayward Son and my review is coming soon). And my reread made the book lose its spark, which is what usually happens when I reread books, because I already know what’s gonna happen and get bored.

Second, the author got called out on a lot of problematic stuff that I do not condone at all. In Carry On specifically, a lot of reviewers criticized the fact that the possibility of Simon being bisexual was never mentioned on page, even though he literally had a long-term girlfriend before realizing his feelings for Baz. Plus, the announcement of the Eleanor and Park movie led a lot of readers, especially Asian readers, to call the book out on its racism against Asians.

But hey, the good news is that these experiences have made my reading experience of Wayward Son really interesting, and I think that my review will be pretty tea-filled. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Whatโ€™s a book that used to be hyped that isnโ€™t anymore that you think still deserves to be talked about?

Angelfall by Susan Ee!! Your favorite YA books then could never, and your favorite YA books now still could never! The book came out around the YA dystopian craze, and it was decently hyped at the time. It’s set in a near-future Earth wherein angels have descended upon us to bring about the end of times. We follow Penryn, who teams up with the archangel Raffe to save her sister Paige.

The concept of angels bringing about the end of the world sounds super cheesy, but I promise that the author knows and subverts a lot of the expectations that come with that. The characters actually poke fun at the trope of teenage girls falling in love with fallen angels—it’s the best. Also, Penryn is one of the strongest female protagonists I’ve ever read about, but she’s realistic at the same time.

Sure, the series isn’t perfect, but it still holds up now, and I think that a lot of people would have fun while reading it!

How do you organise your bookshelf and why is that method right for you?

I have no bookshelf! The few physical books I own are kept in cabinets, because my mom doesn’t want them to get dusty. The first cabinet is arranged according to how the books will fit, and the second is arranged according to which ones I’ve read already and which ones I haven’t.

Though if I had the opportunity to have a bookshelf in the future, I’d probably try and have rainbow shelves, because those look really aesthetically pleasing, and I have no qualms about separating books in the same series or books by the same author *insert evil laughter here*.

Do you prefer hardbacks, paperbacks, audiobooks, or e-books? Why?

I mostly read e-books, because they are way cheaper. I have about a hundred of them on my phone, and I never get any reading done, because Twitter and WordPress always distract me! #basicreaderproblems

I’ve tried to get into audiobooks, and I’m actually still trying to get into them, but they’re just not working for me? I space out while listening to them all the time, so whenever I listen to audiobooks, I feel like I only get half of the story.

This leaves us with the two physical book formats, and from those two choices, I’d have to choose hardbacks, because they are way more aesthetically pleasing. But I know that my usual reading format will always be e-books because that’s what I can afford, and I’m happy as long as I’m reading books!

Who are your three favourite musical artists right now? Recommend some of their best songs.

I’ve really been liking Lizzo lately. I don’t think her music is for everyone (whose is), but when I first listened to Truth Hurts, I was shook to my core. That song has so many iconic lines, I swear. Besides Truth Hurts, I really like Good as Hell and Juice.

I also regularly listen to two of IU‘s songs, which are BBIBBI and Palette. I love how soft-sounding and calming they are, while also being such bops at the same time.

Third, I’ve been listening to Taylor Swift‘s new Lover album a lot as I do homework. Not gonna lie, there are a few tracks on there that I skip, but my faves are I Forgot that You Existed and Paper Rings!

Whatโ€™s a book that you want to be turned into a movie or TV show? Why do you think it would work well as an adaptation?

OH! A little unrelated, but I’ve been slowly but steadily building a list of books I’ve read that I can perfectly imagine being adapted, and I can’t wait to share it with you all!

A month ago, I read If We Were Villains, which follows a group of seven Shakespearean actors who get tangled up in a murder. I think that the Shakespearean aspects of the book are just begging to be adapted into a film or TV show. The adaptation would win awards, or at the very least, be really big on the internet, because people would analyze the themes of the story and speculate about whether or not Oliver and James were in love.

What are the three most recent TV shows you watched and did you enjoy them?

Ahhhh, I suck at watching TV shows! I haven’t watched a TV show in a long time, and it doesn’t help that I never have time to watch them during the school year. I think the last time I watched a TV show was in May, and it was Killing Eve, which I enjoyed, but it was more of a comfort watch—something that gave me entertainment in the moment, but didn’t stick with me.

11 Random Facts About Me!!

  1. I’m 5’7, maybe 5’8, which is quite tall for my age and for Philippine standards.
  2. I live in the Philippines! I was born and have always lived here.
  3. Though I live in the Philippines, I’m full Chinese.
  4. My Chinese name is ๆดชๅญฃ็ผ˜, aka Hong Jiyuan.
  5. I regularly play table tennis.
  6. I don’t use bookmarks, even when I read physical books ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  7. My favorite color is green, the more pastel the better.
  8. I’ve never experienced winter before.
  9. I suck at making friends, help.
  10. I have been wearing glasses for years now, but I can survive without them, as long as I’m not staring at a screen.
  11. I love to procrastinate (guess what I’m doing right now).

My Questions

  1. Explain you rating system.
  2. Which books do you need to reread?
  3. Favorite place you’ve ever traveled to?
  4. Who are some of your blogging inspirations?
  5. What’s your favorite character name?
  6. What’s your biggest blogging insecurity?
  7. What genre do you want to read more of?
  8. Biggest regret in life?
  9. Why do you cry because of a book?
  10. What’s your dream job?
  11. Give your opinion on each generic blog post (reviews, tags/awards, discussions, recommendations, lists, TBRs and wrap-ups).

Nominating Marie, Jenna, Nish and Ngoc, Kelly, Sofii, Taasia and Lais for this!!

38 thoughts on “The Liebster Award // Get to Know More About Me!

  1. Hi, hi, please read Darius the Great is Not Okay because it is so good and sometimes I just think about it and want to cry. Now that that’s out of the way, this is such a fun post! I have no idea how you don’t use bookmarks because the thought of that is a lot for me, but maybe that is just because I am very absent minded. I also suck at watching TV shows! And movies, and pretty much everything other than youtube videos. It is just so hard for things like that to hold my attention? It’s weird. Great post, Caitlin!!

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    1. here’s hoping that I’ll get to it within the next ten days, because I actually have free time now!
      thank you! i don’t know… maybe i just check the page number i’m on too often? i just instinctually know where in the book i stopped reading ๐Ÿ˜‚
      OMG I FELT THAT. i watch the occasional movie and tv show, but they just don’t really do it for me? like, I’ll watch them, but i feel to urge to actually seek out good ones. I also don’t really have the time to get invested in them haha. but i’m such an avid watcher of youtube, it’s not funny.

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  2. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. ASK ME FOR CONTEMPORARY RECOMMENDATIONS I AM ALL YOURS. Oops. Sorry. That was me screaming a little bit I’m sorry, I’m just so happy to hear you want to read more contemporary books and I’m spotting so many I loved in your little list here, just as well: Darius, Rosa, A List of Cages and Starfish were all 4,5 and 5 stars for me, so I really can’t wait for you to read them and, hopefully, love them just as much as I do โค
    Ugh I had no idea about the criticism on Carry On and Simon. I only recently read Fangirl for the first time (LOVED IT), but I wasn't certain I would even want to give Carry On a try, if I'm being completely honest…. I don't think I will. Should I hide? Maybe? Oops. Sorry.
    You never use bookmarks…. I wanted to scream, but realized since you mostly read ebooks, that makes a lot of sense hahaha. And I'm terrible at making friends, too. Let's start a club haha.
    LOVED reading your answers and thank you so much for the nomination!! โค โค

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    1. Nooo, scream ALL the contemporary book recommendations to me!! I really want to read Nothing Left to Burn because of you ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ and I love how I get so many contemporary book recommendations from your blog!! I can’t believe that I haven’t read any of them yet :(( Hopefully I will because I’m on holiday!
      To be honest, I don’t think you should? the second book was pretty disappointing!
      I don’t know, I’m pretty good at remembering where I left off in a book? one of my few talents haha. but the fact that I mostly read ebooks helps!
      ugh, i’m terrible at making friends AND all my friends move away. it’s a recipe for disaster! i’m so excited to start out club ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      Ahhh, thank you so much, and I can’t wait to read your post!!

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  3. Darius the Great is such a good book, I am currently reading it but had to put it down for a higher priority (cries). Congratulations on the nomination! Bookmarks seem practical but the overall use of bookmarks alludes me, I use anything that is near me.
    Great post Caitlin! It was super fun to learn new things about you!
    – Emma ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. ok, but who doesn’t love it? I’m actually gonna die if I don’t read it before the end of the year!
      thank you! yeah, they are, but I can’t imagine having more than, like, five! I’d be so overwhelmed! like, which one do I use??
      thank you!!

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  4. Awe! Thank you for the tag, love! I swear, 2019 was my year for contemporary novels. I’ve been really enjoying that genre. I’m moving back towards some urban fantasy and supernatural though.

    Woah! I didn’t know that about Rainbow Rowell. I’ll have to look more into that. I’m really shocked she would be called out for such things since her books seem to be well diverse but I’m going to have to read more about it via the news. Thanks for letting us know!

    My bookshelves are alphabetical order, by the authors last name. And I keep series together. The only ones that aren’t are the ones in my TV stand and that’s because I go by decor for those ones (whites, blacks, pinks, green, golds).

    I’m a hardcover woman, but I really want to get into audiobooks. I just don’t wanna pay for the monthly subscriptions AND pay for the audiobooks on top when I know I won’t use it that often.

    I loved reading your answers and thank you once again for tagging me, love! โค

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    1. Ahh, can’t wait to see your answers!! I feel like 2019 has been everyone’s year of contemporary novels! Everyone has been saying that they used to never read contemporary, but now they love it in this comment section ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’d love to read more supernatural though!

      Yeah, they are pretty diverse, but a lot of people started bringing up lines from E&P that were glaringly racist and it didn’t seem that that racism was every challenged? Also, a lot of queer and/or POC have called out the rep in her books, because it’s now own voices. tbh, I’m not the person to talk to about this though! I haven’t read E&P, but for now, I’m staying away from her books! I get why people love her though!

      Ohh, that’s such a nice way of organizing your books! I don’t think I’d every do stuff by alphabetical order, because what if.. they don’t match? idk, just an unrealistic fear of mine ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’d be curious to see what yours looks like!

      I know that paperbacks are the better choice, but hardcovers are SO PRETTY okay. Right?? i don’t really want to invest in audiobooks, and even if I do, I’d be very bad at listening to them because I have no attention span :”)

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  5. Congrats on getting nominated!! And I’d love to recommend some adult thrillers/mysteries! No Exit by Taylor Adams is a straight-up thriller that had me on edge the entire time. It’s a bit unbelievable and there isn’t much mystery, but it’s a scary read. If you’re looking for a political kind of mystery, I’d recommend Hell’s Corner by David Baldacci, or any Baldacci book really (he also has an assassin series called Will Robie that I liked). Thrillers and political mysteries are definitely his genre. Also, the Rosato and DiNunzio series by Lisa Scottoline is fun and it also has pretty good mysteries.

    With the Fire on High was a really really good book! I just finished reading it a few days ago and I loved it. Emoni’s struggles were so heartwarming and real, and Babygirl and Angelica and Buela, all the characters were really awesome!! I also loved how Emoni didn’t feel ashamed of her daughter, and how being a single teen mom was not portrayed negatively at all. And the food!!! I really hope you love it ๐Ÿ’–

    I’m super tall as well for my age! And you definitely don’t suck at making friends ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe IRL, which is totally me, but you are awesome and really friendly here. Haha, I’m currently procrastinating as well and trust me, I’ll regret it later, but right now, I don’t care ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Thank you!! I’ll definitely have to try those!
      Ahhh, I have to read it ๐Ÿ˜ญ I feel like everyone has except me, and I really feel like I’ll love it based on what you said!
      Yay, tall buddies! sometimes I feel insecure about it, sometimes I don’t. Idk, but it’s nice to have something that makes me different from other people ๐Ÿ˜‚ Ugh, it’s not really that I suck at making friends, but LITERALLY ALL OF THEM MOVE AWAY. I’m ??? It’s happened too many times to not be a coincidence I’m convinced that someone cursed me. and after they move away, i just can’t make friends anymore?
      thank you!! I could say the same to you!
      and that’s literally me when I procrastinate, and then I realize that because I procrastinated, I’ll be sleeping at 2am ๐Ÿ˜

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  6. Like you I really want to start reading mor e contemporary books – I generally enjoy them but never seem to pick them up. Historical novels is also something that I really want to read more of as I love period dramas on TV. I really look forward to your upcoming list too!! I have some posts about books to movies saved in my drafts too oddly ๐Ÿ˜…

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    1. I feel like I haven’t given the genre enough of a chance! So many people, even fantasy lovers, love them, and I would love to see what all the hype is about! ohh, idk about historical, because I’ve never seen anything appealing about them, but maybe I’ll want to read more if I watch some period dramas! I would but I suck at watching TV!
      I’ve been slowly, but steadily building it ahhh. I can’t wait for yours!

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      1. I used to read mostly contemporary then just somehow seemed to stop /: I can understand that, they don’t appeal to everyone. I find history fascinating though.
        Yay I can’t wait to see it ๐Ÿ˜€ And thank you. I’ll have to update it first probably as I’m sure some of the dates that I’ve included have changed by now :L

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  7. Ahhh I remember reading Angelfall yeeeeears ago & loving it but not quite loving it as much as everyone else seemed to, but I don’t know if that was just from YA dystopian exhaustion? I have a feeling I’d love it more if I re-read it now! I have a copy of Eleanor & Park gifted to me years ago & I’m so hesitant about reading it now that I’ve heard all the controversy but at the same time, I want to be able to participate in these discussions? AND I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOUR TEA-FILLED POST ABOUT WAYWARD SON!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    (ALSO YES TO PAPER RINGS, THAT SONG IS MY NEW ANTHEM ๐Ÿ˜)

    Thank you so much for tagging us, we can’t wait to answer your questions!

    ๐Ÿ’› Ngoc

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    1. I don’t think Angelfall is a masterpiece (i actually have a few changes in mind that could make it better), but it was so good, especially for its time! I love how it subverted tropes! I read it after the exhaustion, so maybe that’s why!
      Ugh, my sisters bough a copy, and I can’t believe I have one in my house. I mean, I get that people can like problematic content, and I do myself, but I seeing the controversy around E&P, it just seems like too much for me. You should definitely read it to participate in the discussions though! omg, it’s coming, but probably not for a long time i’m sorry i procrastinate too much :((
      ahh, ur welcome! can’t wait to see your answers, but no pressure โค

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  8. Sweetie!!! Thank you SO much for the tagging me.โค๏ธ

    I feel you about wanting catching up with tags, I must do the same thing ๐Ÿ˜…, and I also understand why you want to read more contemporary, I used to get away from the genre because I thought it wasn’t for me, but woth time I’ve found incredible readings within the genre and that change my perspective.๐Ÿ˜Š

    I read With the Fire on High last month and it’s a great book, I enjoyed it, especially if you like character-driven stories, you’ll like that one.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜
    I hope you have the most beautiful and spooky October ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’›

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    1. ahh, I can’t wait to see your answers! You always have the best Liebster/Sunshine awards!!

      I’m gloriously behind on them! and the fact that I don’t keep track of pingbacks doesn’t help :(( ahh, I feel like that’s everyone’s experience with contemporary! Hopefully that’ll happen to me too after I read more contemporary books, because I so rarely reach for them :”)

      I feel like everyone but me has read it, but I’m really excited to!
      I hope you’re having one as well ๐Ÿ’–

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  9. how DARE you skip any songs on lover lmaooooooooooooo. just kidding. i’m riding the “i loved carry on when i read it but then heard rainbow rowell was racist and gross” train too. i have my shelves in rainbow order too and i hate the people that think it’s disgusting because in australia it’s difficult to get series that are the same size or edition so any series i do have look UGLY together or authors have different sized books too or i preordered and got a hardcover while others are paperbacks and just CAN Y’ALL LET ME AND MY RAINBOW SHELVES LIVE

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    1. ok as i listen to it more and more, i’m falling in love more and more, and mayhaps I’m falling in love with every son on the album,,,
      that’s the perfect way to describe my experience with her!!! i get that you can like problematic things while acknowledging that they’re problematic, but for me, RR just went too far.
      is.. australia okay? I’m so sorry that this happens to you THANK GOD FOR RAINBOW SHELVES

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  10. all the contemporaries you mentioned look indeed amazing and i hope you love them. as my favorite genre, iโ€™m always excited when people say theyโ€™d like to read more of it.
    i also would like to read more mystery, though iโ€™d probably stay in YA for this one. iโ€™ve picked up some YA mysteries before and thought they were pretty interesting. since i enjoy teenage mysteries so much on my TV shows, i can definitely see myself enjoying it on my books too.
    iโ€™m currently reading wayward son and not loving it, sadly, so i can understand your change of heart towards carry on. i still love that one to pieces, though, especially after my re-read earlier in august. but i donโ€™t know how to feel about wayward son just yet.
    if i had big bookshelves, iโ€™d LOVE to organize them on rainbow too. it doesnโ€™t mind me that iโ€™ll have to separate books in the same series or author because whenever i think of a book, i immediately remember of the cover, so iโ€™m more likely to find it because of its color than because i remember the title of the series/name of the author anyway.
    paper rings is the best track from lover. hands down.
    and about the whole โ€œnever experiencing winter beforeโ€: sadly, same. my biggest dream is to see snow! i think i would be pretty bad at any snow sports, but still i would love to try them. i donโ€™t know if this will ever happen (thanks, climate change), but it would be amazing to experience snow once!
    ohh and thanks for the nomination, caitlin! i absolutely adore your question!

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    1. Their covers are literally calling to me!! I don’t know why I haven’t read them yet ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
      I don’t really know of a lot of YA mysteries though! The only one I can think of is Truly Devious, and my mind goes blank when I try to think of more!
      yeah, Wayward Son was kinda… pointless? there was so much miscommunication, and i appreciate how simon’s mental health was discussed, but also oh my god was he this much of a dumbass when i read Carry On?? I don’t know, maybe I’m just biased because I reread Carry On and I kinda fell out of love with the characters.
      Yeah, covers are the most memorable part of a book to me! I don’t think I’ll ever have enough books to arrange them like that though! here’s hoping
      gosh, it’s SUCH a bop
      I … might see it this December? bc my family and I are going to Japan, and I’m pretty excited! though I’ve heard some horror stories about snow, so I think you’re fine! I hope you get to experience snow at least once too! fuck climate change, honestly:( and don’t worry, I’m bad at any sport, whether it’s a snow sport or not. it’s amazing that I play ping pong, honestly
      you’re welcome!! I remember that you nominated me for this too, so I wanted to pay it forward! I’m so excited to answer your questions!

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    1. ahh, I’ve heard such good things about it! I’ve read The Poet X, and enjoyed it, though I think the subject matter wasn’t really for me? i couldn’t really relate to it, unfortunately. but i agree that acevedo’s writing is so good. i listened to The Poet X on audio and I can confirm that she’s an amazing narrator! probably because she’s a slam poet haha

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  11. “help me Iโ€™m drowning in the books I need to read”— this is an absolute mood!! Unfortunately I had no advice but to just try to stay alive!!
    I love that you want to try out more contemporaries as I have been recently and absolutely loving them– I especially love the deeper ones full of so many emotions and some that are on your list are on mine so hopefully we will both enjoy them!!
    I want to read Angelfall because I missed out on some of the old school YA books so I want to experience them. Plus is sounds fun and I do some people who love it so I need to try it out.
    I currently sort my bookshelf out by rainbow, its not great as some colours I don’t have enough of but I still love it and can’t wait to see it grow. I hope you get to have a rainbow one day as well.
    Yay I love pastel green as well and it really doesn’t get enough appreciation!!
    Also sucking at making friends is a big mood– I’m awful at it. But of course procrastination, I’m great at that!!
    I love hearing more about you Caitlin!! Wonderful post!! โค

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    1. i guess.. I’m staying alive? gosh, i wish i could just read 20 books a month and have my TBR down to like, one book
      I’ve met so many people who used to only read fantasy, and then fell in love with contemporary! I’ve always been a staunch believer that fantasy is the best genre (i mean—dragons and magic!), but I think that opinion is becoming more and more unpopular haha. Maybe I just haven’t read enough deep ones? I’m excited to though!
      Ohh, if you want to try more old school YA, then I recommend The Darkest Minds! Honestly, with a better main character, it would be amazing. Angelfall is so good though!! It’s definitely a fun book!
      Ohh yeah, I don’t really buy a lot of books, so not having enough of one color would probably be a problem. Something to think about in the future when I have a bookshelf.. hopefully ๐Ÿ˜‚
      I just love the color green so much!! I’ve liked it since I was a kid, and I lowkey got made fun of for it. I always thought that I’d grow out of it and like purple, pink, blue, etc., and there were stages in my life where I thought that I had, but no, I’ve come to accept that I’ll forever and always love green, especially pastel. I feel like green is that color that nobody appreciates until it’s gone. like, I always see it in a group of colors, and people don’t realize that a spectrum of colors would look EMPTY without the color green? does that make sense? I don’t think so :/
      I feel like it’s not that I suck at making friends (though I do), it’s that literally all of them move away?? and i don’t know how to make new friends anymore. seriously, too many of my friends have moved away for it to not be a coincidence.
      Ahh, that’s amazing to hear! Thank you โค

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      1. Haha reading 20 books a month would be the dream!!! ๐Ÿ˜
        Yes I’ve heard a few say that as well!! I will always love fantasy though and I’m currently craving adult fantasies a lot (dragons and magic are the best you are right). Maybe I hope you find some contemporaries you can love (the deep ones are the best kind)!!
        Ooh ok thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜Š
        Yes I’ve ended up with a lot of black spines so my rainbow can be a bit dark ๐Ÿ˜‚ those first two shelves though ๐Ÿ‘Œ I hope you get a bookshelf in the future too!!

        Yes green is awesome!! And I’m glad it is here forever for you (although lowkey get made fun of it is not cool, you liking green is awesome!!) !! It does make sense– green is such a bright alive colour that you need it!! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

        Aww.. it sucks when people move away and adjusting to that fact is hard but honestly people would be lucky to be friends will you and you have to remember that ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

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  12. You definitely need to start reading more contemporary books because it’s obviously the best genre! Nobody will ever change my mind on that. And aaaahhhh, I’ve really got to watch Killing Eve because all I hear are amazing things about it and it looks so good!

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    1. I was a firm “fantasy is the best genre” person before, but I think that that opinion is getting more and more popular! I think I just haven’t given the genre enough of a chance, and I’m so excited to!
      The tension between Villanelle and Eve is off the charts! I’m pretty sure that you’ll enjoy it!

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  13. I wish I could manage a rainbow bookshelf too, but I’m too picky about keeping books of the same series together, and I don’t have space anymore hahaha I’m also more into e-books because they’re cheaper! Unfortunately, I can’t get into audiobooks either because I get distracted all the time!!! I wish I could love them tho, it’d make my multitasking self very happy. It’s so lucky you can survive without your glasses! I’ve been wearing mine since I was five and without them, I’m completely lost!!

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    1. ahh, I hope you sort everything with your bookshelf out! yay, let’s be cheap together ๐Ÿ˜‚
      right?? i space off so much, so i miss a LOT of important details. but if i could multitask while listening to them, I’d be too powerful, tbh.
      I feel my eyesight worsening more and more though! Blame it on blogging and reading a lot more! I can still see without them, but I notice that things are blurrier and I can go a shorter time without having my glasses on. I’ll probably become completely dependent on them very soon!

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      1. At this point, I don’t think I can ever go back to not wearing glasses! Lots of people ask me why I don’t wear contacts (for doing sports, for example) but I can’t imagine my face without them … But I feel I’ve just been getting worse due to reading a lot on my phone )));

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