The Spring (Autumn?) Cleaning Book Tag
Usually, I’m so lazy when it comes to Book Tags but this time I thought, why not? I’m feeling like doing some blogging for myself and I’ve been loving reading even more than usual the last couple of weeks.
Thank you, Jenna, for tagging me in this one!
So, because I live in Australia, it’s actually coming into Winter soon. It is Autumn, not Spring but because I do love Spring, let’s see what I can bring to the table with this tag.
The Creator & the Rules
The creators of this tag is Amanda @ Between the Shelves! The rules are:
↠ Link back to the original post.
↠ Tag as many friends as you want.
↠ Have fun!
One. Getting started: A book series you’ve been wanting to read.
I don’t know if I shouted it as loud as possible but I’ve been doing a massive Shadowhunter Chronicles read (only a couple were re-reads) the last couple of months. I just finished the Red Scrolls of Magic and I’m currently up to City of Lost Souls and slowly making my way to Lady Midnight. I’m so excited about this particular trilogy in this massive series because everyone seems to rave about how good it is. I’ve heard that this is her best writing in the series, and I’m just KEEN.
Two. Cleaning/organizing the closet: The best way to organize books.
I’ve found that in the last year or so, while trying to focus on reading the unread books on my shelves and buying less, that I really like have my books sorted into read and unread.
I basically have the top shelves of my bookshelves be the books I have read; organised by my uber favourites to the rest that I really enjoyed, then the books in the shelves below are the ones that I still need to read for the first time or desperately need a reread.
Sure, it means some books in a series aren’t together, it doesn’t bother me a whole lot, but instead motivates me to bring those books together again by reading my tbr! And, there is a small exception for the one shelf I own that has all the Shadowhunter Chronicles books on them (somehow it all fit on one!) but because I’m aiming to read them all asap, it doesn’t really disrupt the “flow” of organisation for me.
Three. Getting rid of unnecessary things: Book/series you no longer need.
I did a huge donation unhaul before I moved house in April, and there are more books in our storage cage in the basement that I want to donate but I can’t (COVID-19, isolation and closed Op Shops).
Probably the biggest series that I want to get rid of, are my Throne of Glass and ACOTAR paperbacks. I’ve been lazy with trying to sell the whole series to someone who may want them, and they’re just chilling in my storage cage. It’s not that I don’t love them, because I do, but I own the hardbacks for all of them, and some duplicate hardbacks too. As much as I love paperbacks, I want more room and the hardbacks are worth a little more to me despite the floppy loveliness of these ones.
Four. Get some air: Your favourite light-hearted read.
Morgan Matson is just a queen of lighthearted contemporaries. This book was probably one of the only contemporaries I can seriously say was more light-hearted and I could pick up again just for some fun. I love many other contemporaries but let’s be real, they all also deal with certain topics that aren’t very lighthearted.
Five. Clean out the kitchen cupboards: Favorite food-themed read.
Every time I think about this book or look at it and the whole time while I was reading, I was craving dumplings. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, this is one of my all-time favourite books and it’s just amazing and the dumplings looked amazing. Just YUM.
Six. Dust the shelves: What’s the fifth book on your bookshelf?
Ah my old friend, Nevernight. I really enjoyed this book, but I’ve procrastinated reading the 2 sequels so much, I really hope that I actually end up reading them. It’s a bad tendency, maybe it’s anxiety, maybe it’s just because I’m not feeling in the mood for it lately.
Seven. Wishing for the end: A 2020 release you’re really excited about.
Although Chain of Gold is already out and I own it, I’m still super excited to get to this 2020 release. It’s the last book in my shadowhunter read and I’m even more motivated to get through the other books just so I can start this beauty.
Eight. Long but satisfying: The longest book series you’ve read.
I feel like I’m repeating myself, but yes, despite other big series on my shelves like Harry Potter and Throne of Glass, this is the longest series I own and plan to have read them all very soon. I’m counting every trilogy, series within and novella compendiums, this Chronicle is a big one and boy am I committed now.
Tag! You’re it!
Kat @ Novels & Waffles
Bree @ Jasper & Spice
Mel @ A Cosy Reader
I hope you enjoyed this one! I don’t do tags very often but perhaps I will a little more now cause I did have fun.
Until next time,