Three Bookish Things Tag

I saw that Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books did this tag a few days ago and I was immediately like, now this’ll be fun! I haven’t done a tag in a while and loved getting to prepare answers for this one. I officially tag whoever else wants to do it! Let’s spread the tag love, y’all! 😉


  • Claire Legrand – Furyborn was my first introduction to Legrand’s writing but I was immediately hooked. That book just hit all of the buttons for what I consider makes an amazing fantasy story. I can’t believe I have’t read any of her other books before but I definitely plan to pick them up in the future. Ohhhhh, yes!
  • Jennifer Donnelly – I think y’all already know how much I enjoy a good historical fiction novel and Donnelly delivered with These Shallow Graves. It was the perfect mix history, mystery, and a dash of romance. I needsssss more books like this one!
  • S.A. Chakraborty – Bow down to this queen! Her debut novel The City of Brass is my favorite of 2018 so far and I literally think about it at least a week. The wait for the sequel is breaking my heart.. January just seems sooooo far away and it’s not okay! Also, if she wants to toss out a new book every single year for the rest of her life, that’d be super cool with me.


Yes, I have seen all three of the adaptations of these novels but haven’t read the books yet. And if you’re thinking, Larkin you should be ashamed of youself.. Don’t worry because I’m way ahead of you on that front. I obviously plan on picking up Crazy Rich Asians and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before soon. Those adaptations got me hooked! As for The Alienist, I think I’ll just stick with the miniseries.


  • Victra from Red Rising Series by Pierce Brown – Victra is my main bitch. She’s snarky, independent, a bit crazy, and just cool as hell. I love that she’s not afraid to do what needs to be done, even though it might be a bit drastic at times. I will continue to root for her until the end of time. You go, girl!
  • Nina from Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo – Nina is like my twin. We both love to tease people, we can never get enough of sweets, and we’ve got some curves. I also just love how kind she is. Basically, we would be best friends in real life. YOU DESERVE TO LOVE AGAIN, NINA!!!
  • Hermione Granger from Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling – Because, obviously… Side note – I retyped her name 10 times because it didn’t look right. I might’ve had to Google it to make sure I wasn’t going insane.


  • The Queen of the Tearling Trilogy by Erika Johansen – This is one of my favorite fantasy series ever. It’s very complex with so many different layers to the story, and only gets deeper and deeper with each book. It’s also nice to have an adult fantasy that revolves around a female MC, especially one as awesome as Kelsea… Also, if you’re not convinced enough to read this one, just know that Emma Watson is trying to get this adapted for the big screen and will be producing it. You know, just FYI. 😉
  • The Bone Season Series by Samantha Shannon – This one probably shouldn’t count since only 3 of the planned 7 books have been released, but I binged all 3 in two days last summer so I’m counting it. This series is just freaking amazing and I hate how long it takes between each release, but I will follow it through to the end. Shannon just gets me and will forever be an auto-buy author for me. I can’t recommend this series enough. Bonus points for this one currently being optioned for television!
  • The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo – While this one didn’t end the way I was hoping for, I still really enjoyed the ride. The Darkling will forever be my one of my favorite villains in literature. Honestly, he deserved so much more! Also, Mal is the absolute worstttttttttttttt and I will stick by that until the end of time. Ugh, I just hate him. #stillsalty


  • Mal Sucks – Please see above.
  • Keira Cass = Crap – Sorry, but I just cannot with her books. When I first read The Selection, I didn’t think it sucked too much but it definitely wasn’t this amazing series that everyone said it was. But now when I think about it, I have no idea how I even finished that series. You think there is really this huge revolution/rebellion conflict going on but it ends up being nothing but a sidenote to this stupid love triangle. And the writing overall is really less than mediocre. It’s gonna be a no from me, Dog.
  • No More Ebook ARCs – I have completely stopped using sites like NetGalley and Edelweiss, because I just do not enjoy reading eBooks. And honestly, I’m over requesting ARCs in general, I think. I don’t like being pressured to read a book in a certain amount of time, as I’m completely a mood reader which makes deadlines really hard for me. More power to those of you who can do it with no problem, I wish I had that kind of willpower!!


  • Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
  • The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2) by S.A. Chakraborty
  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Let’s give a shout out for 2019 releases because they are just killing it with these covers, ya’ll!


  • Read at least one Book of the Month book from my TBR each month.
  • Continue to read more diverse books.
  • Complete as many series as possible.

What are three of your bookish goals for the year? What movie adaptations have you seen but haven’t read the book? What are some of your unpopular bookish opinions?

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13 thoughts on “Three Bookish Things Tag”

  1. This is such an insanely cool post!
    First off I’m very curious about those three authors, especially S.A. Chakraborty because I’ve seen amazing reviews and people gushing over her books for ages now. I don’t know why I haven’t picked up The City of Brass yet but I definitely will remedy that.
    Secondly, The Queen of the Tearling trilogy was such a great read! A bit confusing at times and oh, boy, was I lost during half of it but when things finally started to make sense I was quite blown away. Also, Kelsey is such a badass kid.
    I’m one of the few people who actually liked how Grisha ended and who likes Mal BUT I understand why he might rub some people the wrong way. I was happy one of my ships finally sailed! It was a good moment for me. Most people I know hate Mal so I actually feel your opinion is quite a popular one.
    Finally, I didn’t know Tricia Levenseller had written anything other than Daughter of the Pirate King?? What?? I need to read it ASAP!
    Thanks so much for sharing, really enjoyed reading this ^^

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    1. Oh, thank you so much!… I cannot recommend The City of Brass enough! It’s seriously just an amazing book and I love how it incorporates Middle Eastern myths with historical fiction… I really feel The Queen of the Tearling is such an underrated series. It can be a bit confusing at times with so many different things going on, but it’s still one of my all-time favorites. I even got my dad to read it as well and he binged it within a few days and loved it as much as I did!… Yeah, I think everyone either loves Mal or really hates him. He’s such a divisive character, haha!… Well Levenseller’s book hasn’t been released yet. I think it’s set for release at the beginning of next year, maybe January or February. So don’t worry, you haven’t missed out yet! 😉

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      1. Me too! I realised I had tons of books on my TBR with the same theme and after reading Rebel of the Sands I felt like reading more like it (even though the second book was less exciting), namely The Forbidden Wish, The Wrath and the Dawn, A Thousand Nights, and tons others (which I haven’t managed to get to yet. I think they’ll end up being very similar in the end and kind of hard to distingish between them but I’m a mood reader and will often read tons of books with similar themes before getting sick of it and moving onto another one xD
        That’s so cool that your dad enjoyed it! Even though there’s tons of awesome stuff going on it still deals very deeply with the female mind/struggles, which not many guys like. Your dad is an epic dude ^^
        Yeah again, I can see why people might hate Mal but I personally don’t see his actions the way others have. It certainly allows for some debate!
        That’s a relief but I was still incredibly excited when I saw the cover and the name in your post! xD

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      2. Oh yeah, I definitely have to split up books with similar stories/themes or they will all blend together so I know exactly what you mean!…. Haha yeah, he’s one of those guys who doesn’t mind reading books with a female perspective. He’s really open to reading almost anything as long as it’s SF/F which is nice because then we can just share books, haha!… And as for Mal, I think I just loved Nikolai’s personality more lol.

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      3. Hahaha good for him! That’s not something I usually see with male readers so I’m honestly quite impressed xD
        I did like Nikolai but I didn’t see him as a potential love interest. So that’s where Mal comes in 😛 I’m quite looking forward to reading Nikolai’s novel, though, even if those types of spin-offs aren’t usually all that great. But I’m crossing my fingers because I’m a big Bardugo fan and I’m certain she’ll do a good job ^^

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