Get to Know YA || Tags & Awards

Hello beautiful people!

Thank you Hamad @ The book prescription for tagging me in the Get to Know YA Book Tag! I don’t know if this is supposed to be “YA” specifically or if this is like “ya = you” … so I guess I’ll just do whatever ha-ha!

I just recently discovered Hamad’s blog and it’s fantastic, especially since Hamad’s a medical student and named the blog after this … very witty and smart! So make sure to visit Hamad’s site!

The Creator and the Questions

Honestly, I’ve looked EVERYWHERE for the original blogger and can’t find anything. I’m fairly certain it’s a BookTuber but the link I found didn’t work. If you happen to know who it is, please let me know so I can give them credit!

  1. Favourite book of all time
  2. Favourite book five years ago
  3. Favourite duology / trilogy / series
  4. Last book you read
  5. Last book of poetry you read
  6. What book most influenced your life?
  7. Book that made you ugly cry
  8. Book that made you laugh
  9. Character you’d like to be for the day
  10. Book so good you dreamt about it
  11. Book you DNFd
  12. What book are you most excited to read

Favourite book of all time

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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton — I thought I would say a book from the Harry Potter series, but I can’t choose between them. Hinton’s novel was one of the first “contemporary / realistic fiction” novels I read, which was a BIG change from all the fantasy and science fiction novels I would read. I love how Hinton’s story introduced me to another genre, showing the beauty and magic of this story and the characters in it.

Favourite book five years ago

Oh gosh … I can BARELY remember what I ate yesterday, let alone which was my favourite book 5 YEARS AGO! I’m going to assume it’s the same as my all-time favourite.

Favourite duology / trilogy / series

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Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling — I honestly don’t think this answer’s ever going to change. I love Rowling’s magical world and nothing seems to compare to its awesomeness!

Last book you read

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Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins — This is the last book I read and finished for a challenge I’m doing this month. It’s a very cheesy and light romance novel, which I was hoping for so I’m happy with the result of this story! I’m actually about to read the sequel to the story, Her Royal Highness!

Last book of poetry you read

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Cocktails with a Dead Man by Joe Albanese — This was a request from an author, which I’m very glad I said yes to. It was such a wonderful read, making me hope that Albanese will write more poetry in the future.

What book most influenced your life?

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100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons — Thank gosh for NetGalley, for I may have never discovered this beautiful gem. This book is such an inspiration, showing that even when life seems to be against you, you are capable of more than you know. Finding joy in the big and small things is what makes life grand and precious.

Book that made you ugly cry

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Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott — This book ruined me … I was in absolute tears throughout the entire novel. Part of it’s because it’s a book about people suffering through a fatal disease, finding the beauty in life and the time they have left. The other is that it reminded me of a YouTuber who also had said disease, who passed away last year after a surgery complication. She actually helped with this novel. She had such a beautiful and kind soul, someone who deserved the world and more.

Book that made you laugh

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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston — As emotional as this book could get at points, it was also HILARIOUS! Reading from Alex’s point of view was a roller-coaster ride of laughter and giggle fits. I actually had to quiet down because I was laughing so hard at night I was nervous I would wake up my neighbours.

Character you’d like to be for the day

Newt Scamander — I LOVE HIM SO MUCH! He’s such a gentle soul who just truly cares for magical creatures and being a kind person. I absolutely love how much he cares for creatures and has little to no fear getting up close and personal with them. Gotta love all them Hufflepuffs!

Book so good you dreamt about it

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young — I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK! I honestly thought the story was so captivating and the characters intriguing … I can’t wait for Young’s next novel. Though I wish there was more world building in the novel, I still really enjoyed it!

Book you DNFd

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From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon — I don’t DNF too many novels, but this one I just couldn’t get into … I wish I could’ve but I just didn’t care for the main character whatsoever. Oh well, I still plan to try other books by this novel!

What book are you most excited to read

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The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen — I was accepting to have an ARC via NetGalley … AND I’M SO EXCITED!! I honestly can’t wait to get my hands on this and start reading! I’m hoping I’ll be able to read it later this or next month, but I’m sure I’m going to love it!

The Nominees

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34 thoughts on “Get to Know YA || Tags & Awards

    1. Thanks!! Thank gosh for Google!! Oh no!! Well, i hope life learns to be nice to you (all seriousness, i hope all is well). But i DO think this gives you MORE of a reason to read it! I think you’ll enjoy it! There’s a BIT of medical stuff that may not actually correlate properly … I’d be curious to see your thoughts on that!

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  1. Great answers for this tag! 😀 I get you, I totally agree about being Newt for a day, wouldn’t that be so much fun! This reminds me that I have to watch the second film!!!

    I need to reread the Outsiders. My brother, who is not a reader, bought it because he really likes it, and that surprised me when he came home from school with it. I have no excuses not to reread it! 😛

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      1. I will be sure to, I literally have the DVD sitting on my shelf from the library that me and my dad have to find time to watch it… since it’s due back Saturday 😅

        Oooohhhh, I’m down if you’re down to do a buddy read! 😀

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  2. I love this post! The Outsiders is so awesome and deserves all the recognition. I recently reread it, and I’m not going to lie, I bawled my eyes out. I think *some* parts (which I won’t say because what if someone reads this comment and it gets spoiled??) were even sadder the second time around…but it’s definitely an all-time fave!

    I need to read Five Feet Apart! I saw the movie and loved it but I’ve yet to read the book. I think that makes me a bad bookworm, oops. I also thought RW&RB was hilarious, the author must be such a funny person because it was genuinely great humor.

    Lovely post! ❤

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  3. I love all your answers, Jenna! The Outsiders and Harry Potter are LIFE! I’ve reread them all too many times to count. Five Feet Apart made me so emotional too, especially after hearing about Claire Wineland. And Sky in the Deep is AMAZING! I read it several months back and was so in love with it. My goodness, I ate it up in two sittings. Haha! I need another book like that in my life. ❤️

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    1. They’re so lovely, aren’t they?! And yeah … I think that’s what was the hardest for me. It reminder me of Claire so much. I actually bought the book a year prior and had planned to read it. But after her passing, I just couldn’t pick it up. I’m glad I finally did though ❤

      Oh yeah … I finished that book in two sittings as well: one on a train ride and the other at Starbucks ha-ha! I can't wait for her next novel coming out this year!

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  4. Oh, thank you SO much for tagging me to do this, Jenna!! It looks like so much fun, and I haven’t done a tag in so long and I think I’ll definitely do it sometime soon! Red, White & Royal Blue is 100% a book that made me laugh so many times, and it’s truly one of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time. And I’m looking forward to hearing what you think about The Infinite Noise! It sounds so good, and the cover is just absolutely gorgeous 😍

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    1. Of course! I hope you have fun with it! I also just love sharing book tags 😀

      I couldn’t help but laugh at Alex’s internal train of thoughts. I feel like there were SO many moments where I related to what he was thinking which made me laugh even harder.

      I’m so excited! I didn’t know if I was going to actually get accepted for it on NetGalley so I’m SUPER pumped!

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  5. Ahh I loved your answers for this tag! Prince Charming sounds like such a fun story, I’ll have to add it to the TBR. and yeees, red white and royal blue made me laugh so much! 😀

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