The NY Times Book Tag

I’m going to be honest I don’t typically look at NY Times lists. The only time I take notice is when an author I like has a book on the list. However, I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to fill out this tag. I really liked the questions.

We were tagged by The Book Raven

Found on LiamsLibrary

What book is on your nightstand now?

Currently I have Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff on my nightstand. It’s our Thrice Read Book Club book of the week. Keep an eye out for our discussion on it Saturday.

What was the last truly great book you’ve read?

Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris was a book that I thoroughly enjoyed even though I did not have the highest expectations for it. We actually did a discussion post on it for Halloween. Be sure to check it out here.

If you could meet any writer – dead or alive – who would it be? And what would you want to know?

This is such a difficult question! There are so many authors that I would love to sit down and talk to. I think I would choose J.K. Rowling. Her books influenced so much of my life that I would love to just sit down with her and pick her brain.

You may be surprised to find that I have a tone of middle grade novels on my shelf. I am a middle school Language Arts teacher and I try to read middle grade to get new ideas for my students.

Hahaha. What organization? I “organize” my bookshelf based off the aesthetic. I have one shelf for all of my paperbacks. The rest is organized by genre or color. It’s really a combination of “organization” techniques. I’m always reorganizing because I haven’t found the perfect set up yet.

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

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I put off watching the show until I read the book. However, I still haven’t read the book. Honestly, I’m not sure if it’s every going to happen.

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

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. I loved the Infernal Devices trilogy by Clare. So, I was expecting a lot more out of this book. I wasn’t a big fan. It played on my love for the old characters but I was hoping for a lot more.

 What kind of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?

I am drawn to dark characters. The genre I read the most of is definitely fantasy. However. I like my characters to have a real edge to them.

I typically steer clear of adult fiction. This is not because I dislike it. Rather, I don’t hear as many reviews for books in this genre so it can be a bit overwhelming.

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

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This is one of my favorite books ever. It takes place in a really influential time in America that we must learn from.

What do you plan to read next?

After Gemina I’m hoping to read Ruin and Rising and Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I need to read more about my grishas.


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