Epic Reads Book Tag

Epic Reads Book Tag

I saw someone post this tag and I thought it would be something fun to complete. So here we go!

1. If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters for tea who would you invite and what would you serve?

I would invite Charlotte Brontë and her character Jane Eyre. I would serve Earl Grey  tea, sandwiches (including cucumber sandwiches), and macarons. I might sneak some Indian food in there as well; I think they would enjoy the spices. 

2. What would you love a prequel for and what would be the main storyline?25442488

I would want a prequel to Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I would want it to be all about the Dragon, his past, and maybe even a little sneak peak into his thoughts on Agnieszka while she is living with him.





3. Which two characters not from the same book would make a great book couple?

Hermione from the Harry Potter series and Clark from Morgan Matson’s The Unexpected Everything.

4. If you ran into your favorite author on the subway and could only say one sentence to them, what would you say?

I don’t even think I could get one sentence out. Hmm…I might say, “my life, my world, my thoughts, my opinions, all changed due to your words.”

5. What book made you a reader and why?

My mom, who was an avid reader herself, gifted me two books when I was in my tweens: Jane Eyre and Little Women. After reading those books, I became obsessed with reading, because I love escapism, and more importantly I loved the depiction of female empowerment that was ingrained in the female characters of both books.

6. If your bookshelf caught on fire which book would you save?

I would probably save one of my books from my The Winner’s Curse trilogy. Who am I kidding?! I would save this entire collection.the winner's trilogy haul

7. Which dystopian world would you want to live in?

Ummm…none. Are you crazy?!





8. What is your most epic read of all time?

Although, I love Jane Eyre, my most epic read is currently tied between The Night Circus and Uprooted. I am a sucker for stories that encompass magic, enchantment, strong/witty female characters, compassion, and a passionate couple.





Thanks for joining me! 

I tag anyone who would love to complete this tag. And if you do this tag, please feel free to comment below with your link. I would love to check out your answers and pictures/.gifs that you add.

Throwback Thursday Mini-Review: Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood


Title: Six Impossible Things
By: Fiona Wood
Release Date: August 11, 2015
Publisher: Poppy
Genres: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 304 (Hardcover)
Format: ARC
Source: Won from NOVL newsletter (2015)

About Six Impossible Things:

1. Kiss Estelle.
2. Get a job.
3. Cheer my mother up.
4. Try not to be a complete nerd/loser.
5. Talk to my father when he calls.
6. Figure out how to be good.

Nerd-boy Dan Cereill is not quite coping with a reversal of family fortune, moving, new-school hell, a mother with a failing wedding cake business, a just-out gay dad, and an impossible crush on Estelle, the girl next door. His life is a mess, but for now he’s narrowed it down to six impossible things…

In this charming story of one guy’s efforts to get it together when his life is falling apart, award-winning author Fiona Wood introduces an irresistible voice and a delightfully awkward character who is impossible to forget.

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N |  The Book Depository


I went into this book with very little knowledge of it, other than it is a new contemporary read. Six Impossible Things was the perfect book to cozy up on the couch with as the rain splattered against the windows. I’m not an aficionado in Aussie lingo, so I had a hard time understanding some of the Australian slang/wordage, but other than the small slang barrier, I enjoyed this book.

In the beginning of Six Impossible Things , the saying “when it rains, it pours,” fits Dan’s life perfectly. All has gone wrong in Dan’s life, but as the story progresses, life’s mishaps slowly begin to mend. Dan wants to do things right by his family and his friends, but sometimes he breaks the rules for selfish reasons. In the end, Dan matures into a likeable main character for both the reader and his fellow characters.

Six reasons you should read Six Impossible Things:

1) Dan is a self-proclaimed nerd. He has great taste in music and has the most perfect friendship with his dog.

2) Howard, Dan’s dog, is a Dan-proclaimed “psychic” and knows how to correctly respond to all situations. EEEeee!!! Howard steals every chapter that he is in. You will want to hug him and never let go.

3) Dan loves making lists. I love making lists. So in other words, Dan is perfect. HAHAHA!

4) This book will tug at your heart strings. Dan has to deal with divorced parents, in which his dad leaves his family bankrupt and homeless. Dan’s mother starts a business with wedding cakes; her only downfall is that she usually convinces her customers that marriage is a fluke. And while Dan’s family life is in knots, he has to go to a new school and deal with bullies. AHHH SO MANY DILEMMAS AND PROBLEMS FOR SUCH A YOUNG GUY.

5) Dan has a dark but witty sense of humor. It’s his best quality and a great mechanism to deal with all that goes wrong in his personal world.

6) Dan is a black sheep who becomes the ultimate hero. He cares for his old and new friends, he helps his mom through emotional and financial troubles, and in the end I wanted to go back to high school, befriend Dan. His sarcasm and philosophies are validating…he definitely has swoonworthy qualities.

4 star rating

MY RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars

Note:   This review was previously posted on my Goodreads account on June 28, 2015, and has been updated for my blog. I received an Advance Reader’s Copy (ARC) as a winner of NOVL’s monthly newsletter giveaway.  Thank you, NOVL and Poppy! I was not provided a copy of this book by the author or the publisher as an exchange for a review; I reviewed it at my own discretion.  All statements and opinions in this review are mine.

Top 5 Wednesday: Most Unlikable Characters

Top 5 Wednesday

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY is a weekly meme created by Lainey @ GingerReadsLainey and is currently hosted by Samantha @ Thoughts on Tomes. Every Wednesday a new topic is listed on the Goodreads group, and you list your top 5 books related to the particular topic.

This week’s topic is…

Top 5 Most Unlikable Characters

Catherine Earnshaw from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë


Catherine is my #1 unlikable character in Literature. She is spoiled, spiteful, and infuriating. I will never understand the love that people have for this book or Catherine.

Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins


Lola is my least favorite character out of the Anna and the French Kiss series. She is too self-involved, and I just think Cricket deserves someone better than her. 

Clare from Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith


UGH, Clare is the worst! She is constantly the “negative Nancy” in this book. She is probably the most depressing and nerve-wracking character I have ever read.

Sloane from Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson


I LOVE THIS BOOK. I have re-read it 5 times, but I will be honest with you, I cannot stand Sloane. She is the complete opposite of what a best friend embodies. I’m just glad Emily finds Frank to make up for Sloane’s horrible behavior. 

Mare from the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard


Mare is one of the most unlikable characters depicted in the fantasy genre. As a whole, even though I love the covers of this series, this series is just all action and no substance.  Mare is a flat character, and she is the hardest heroine for me to connect to or even root for.

What are some of your most unlikable characters?

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top 10 Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them


HOSTED by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s topic is…

Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them

(Click the book cover to link to the book’s Goodreads’ page)

Made me want to travel to Europe

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

Made me want to participate in a séance

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

Made me want to visit Edgar Allan Poe’s grave
The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Made me want to learn more about the Edwardian Period

A Mad, Wicked Folly


Made me want to learn how to read tea leaves

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)


Made me want to research Russian Folklore/Folktales


Made me want to research rare disorders like Prosopagnosia


Made me want to visit Salem, Massachusetts AGAIN!

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane


Made me want to learn more about possible Alternate Realities/Time Travel


Made me want to challenge myself more often

Happiness for Beginners


What are some things books have made you want to do or learn about after reading them? 

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books Set Outside The US


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This week’s topic is…

Ten Books Set Outside The US

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What are some of your favorite books that take place outside the US?



W…W…W…Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words and includes Three Ws:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?



I loved David Arnold’s Mosquitoland so much, so I don’t know if KOA is going to top it, but right now it’s definitely climbing its way up my favorites list.



This book doesn’t come out until October, but I’m going to tell you right now, you will want this Contemporary novel in your life this Fall. IT’S SO GOOD AND OUTRIGHT HILARIOUS!



Traitor Angels has been sitting on my shelf for a few months, so hopefully I pick it up next.

What does your own W…W…W…Wednesday look like? 

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Facts About Me


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This week’s topic is…

Ten Facts About Me

  1. I am a tote bag hoarder. TOTE BAGS ARE LIFE!!!
  2. The first time I took the Pottermore quiz, it asked me to choose my house between Gryffindor, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw. I screamed across the room, “I’M DIVERGENT,” to my brother. I ended up picking Ravenclaw, of course. 
  3. I’m an asparagus and kale junkie. 
  4. Friends and relatives randomly call me because they want to hear my laugh. 
  5. I love Diet Coke, and I’m convinced that the McDonald’s down the street from my job has the best Diet Coke on the planet. 
  6. I keep a copy of The Catcher in the Rye in my glove compartment of my car. 
  7. My brother, Johnny, my friend, Kayla, and I go to bookstores and play a game where we pick up an unknown book, and we have to describe the synopsis based on its cover. My favorite part is giving the characters names. 
  8. According to Goodreads, I own 366 signed books!
  9. I’m a mood reader, so this thoroughly explains my three reading slumps I have experienced this year, so far.