Tags Galore: Life In Books Tag + The Shuffle Music Tag // surprising results + choose my next review!!

Happy Thursday, friends! How are you all? With school back, it’s hard trying to find a balance between school + blogging + personal life, but I’ve done it before last year, so hopefully it’ll be alright 😂

While I was skimming over Reader, I saw that Kris @ Boston Book Reader did the Life In Books Tag and I knew that I had to do it! Also, I was tagged 3 ice ages ago* by my sis and bestie Ryry @ OMG Ryry to do The Shuffle Music Tag! I have no words for this gal, just head over to her blog and fall in love. It’s that easy, dudes. I haven’t posted since, what, last Thursday, so let’s get right into it, shall we?

*hence the cold weather I am experiencing right now as I am slowly freezing to death
smol note: just a quick mention again, I have stopped my summer blogging schedule, so right now I’m swimming in unknown waters. When I have it all figured out, I’ll be sure to mention it. (right now I’m trying to keep things and 1 post/week)

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<< Life in Books Tag >>

(click on the cover to go to Goodreads)

1. Find a book for each of your initials 

K (for Kimberly) // Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

E (for Eleanor) //  Exit, Pursued by A Bear by E.K. Johnston

C (for Clark) // City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

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2. Count your age along your bookshelf – what book is it?

Lemme run back to my room and I’ll be right back XD It’s Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore.



3. A book set in your city/country

*searches Goodreads, then Google* Let’s see… so many choices (well what to do when I’m an indecisive potato) Um… let’s go with From Anna by Jean Little.



4. A book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to

One place that’s on the top of my travel bucket list is Okinawa or Tokyo in Japan. Although… there are literally NO YA books that are set in Japan, so if I were to go with the main character’s background/culture, then it’d be Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman.



5. A book that’s your favorite color

Since I was this baby potato, I have LOVED blue – especially pastel and Tiffany blue 🙂 So, I guess I’ll have to go with Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman.



6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

Oh, no doubt Starfish once again and Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake. I have SO much love for these two, they will definitely be on my top reads of 2018. I set my monthly budget, and I’ve been planning to get my own copy of Starfish but now that I have finished GMOS… um can I get both #BookishStruggles

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7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

I am basically an outcast of the bookish community about this, and I have no shame. I was extremely confuzzled about what was going on in Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo *gets chased by furious bookworms with a pitchfork* I just didn’t understand the plot, the characters, anything… I wanted to love this one SO bad, but I guess it just didn’t end up that way for me. I’ll try to pick it up again soon, and hopefully my potato brain will get SOC 😂



8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

I am ASHAMED to say this, but I have not read The Hate U Give yet. I KNOW THIS IS BASICALLY COMMITTING TREASON. I’ve been waiting for my library hold since forever, and the more I talk about it, the more I need it in my life.


Since there weren’t any rules listed, I’ll just nominate 5 bloggers, as usual. If you were nominated, no pressure at all to do this!! Though, please do remember to leave a pingback if you do decide to do this so I can read your lovely posts and add more books to my TBR in which I am ever drowning in.

May @ Forever and Everly

Ryry @ OMG Ryry

Cailin @ Rose Petal Pages

Cait @ Paper Fury


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<< The Shuffle Song Tag >>


  • Hit shuffle play on any devices or apps that you listen to music on.
  • List the first ten songs that play.
  • Tag some people!

My results:

  1. These Days // Rudimental ft. Jess Glynn, Macklemore, Dan Caplen
  2. 君への嘘 (Kimi e no Uso) // Valshe
  3. 渡月橋 〜君 想ふ〜 (Togetsukyo ~ thinking of you~ // 倉木麻衣 (Mai Kuraki)
  4. Have it All // Jason Mraz
  5. What I Need // Hayley Kiyoko,
  6. I Want it That Way // Backstreet Boys
  7. Haven’t Met You Yet // Michael Bublé
  8. Back to You // Selena Gomez
  9. Secret of My Heart // 倉木麻衣 (Mai Kuraki)
  10. 今宵は夢を見させて (Let Me Dream Tonight) // 倉木麻衣 (Mai Kuraki)
  11. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough // Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
  12. No Tears Left To Cry // Ariana Grande
  13. シンクロニシティ(Synchronicity) // 乃木坂46
  14. Tears In Heaven // Eric Clapton


Bay @ Bayance

Carol @ Peeking Through A Caroleidoscope

Jasper @ Jasper Blogs

Maryam @ Infinitely A Daydreamer 

+ YOU!!

Once again, if you were nominated, no pressure to do it at all!! If you do though, be sure to leave a pingback so I can read your post 🙂

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So!! Like my blog title, yes, I am holding a quick survey to see which book YOU would like to see reviewed the most on my blog! Interacting with fellow bloggers is amazing, and even though I haven’t tried one like this before, I really hope that it’ll work out.

What do you do? It’s easy – scroll down, click on your choice, submit, voilà! It is completely anonymous, and it doesn’t require your email address or anything to be honest. I will be keeping this up until the end of September, so be sure to vote!

let's take flight, shall we

which books fit your initial? have you read any of the books above? what are you feeding your ears lately (aka what music have you been listening to)? should I do polls like this more often? did you cast a vote above? any other books you think I should read?

forever yours, kimberly

17 thoughts on “Tags Galore: Life In Books Tag + The Shuffle Music Tag // surprising results + choose my next review!!

  1. OH MY GOD THANK YOU 💘 Aren’t you just the sweetest 😉😂 #chessypeopleunite 😂 That tag is SO cool! I can’t wait to do it!! ❤ SO much love too for Girl Made of Stars 😍❤ And I LOVE your Shuffle-Song-Tag playlist!!! Thanks for doing the tag, sissy! 😊 xoxoxo

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  2. Love this post! 💗 I’ve actually read a YA sci-fi book that is set in Tokyo, Japan, haha! It’s Warcross by Marie Lu (which is AMAZING btw, I highly recommend it ☺️). I also love the cover for Summer Bird Blue; it’s so gorgeous. 😍 And Starfish meant a lot to me as well, especially the Asian and anxiety rep. Omg I haven’t read The Hate U Give either, and I really need to!! I know it’s a really important book to read.

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    • ooh, I’ve seen many positive reviews on Warcross on Goodreads – thanks for the rec!! *adds book to tbr* YES I totally agree with your points, I think that we need more Asian rep in YA community! I felt like anxiety was accurately portrayed in Starfish, in which I am so so glad that there is more and more realistic and positive mental health rep in YA books ☺️ thanks for reading xx

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  3. Ooh, these tags are both SUPER COOL! I actually haven’t read Starfish or The Hate U Give *hides from the tomatoes the disapproving crowd is throwing at me* BUT they’re on the top of TBR! As for SoC, I loved it, but I understand what you’re saying about it being confusing- I just liked all the action and diversity XD. I’ve hear people say it makes more sense if you read the Grisha trilogy, but since I haven’t read that I can’t agree or disagree. The cover of Summer Bird Blue is so GORGEOUS???!!!!! I love it. 🙂 Great post!!

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  4. Loved this post! I’ve been wanting to read the hate u give me for a while, but haven’t gone around doing it yet! just found your blog btw, and i’m obsessed! xx

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  5. Your answers were really fun to read. I’m reading Starfish right now, and so far it’s really good. I also want to read Summer Bird Blue in the next few weeks. As for Six of Crows, I’m kind of afraid? Like if I don’t like it, everyone will be chasing me down and yelling at me. Good luck with figuring out your blogging schedule! 🙂

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