The Stuck at Home Book Tag

It’s been… a long time since I’ve done any sort of official tag post (aside from the Mid Year Freakout). I love doing tags, though, I really do. They are so much fun and I get to talk about things that I normally don’t talk about!

Today, I wanted to do the stuck at home book tag, even though I’m a little late (BUT it’s the perfect opportunity to remind you to please continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash your hands, etc.! This virus isn’t over yet!) because I was tagged to do it by Juli from Kozy Words! I am so excited— and thank you Juli!!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Link back to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag

The Questions

What are you currently reading?

This is definitely not going to be accurate by the time this post goes up, but I’m currently reading The King of Crows by Libba Bray—meaning I’m FINALLY finishing The Diviners series!! I’m not very far into it as of now, but I am really excited to see how this story ends. I have been waiting months for my hold to come in from Libby, and now that I have it, I am going to devour it!

What’s your favorite “can’t leave the house” activity?

At the beginning of self-isolation, my favorite activity was hiking and baking. I was going on hikes pretty much daily. My dad, sister, and I would explore all of the parks and trails near us that we’ve never been to (we just moved here a little less than a year ago), and it was such a great experience. I was getting more fresh air than ever before, and I was feeling my best. Unfortunately, it is now usually too hot to go during the day, and no one in my family would wake up early enough to go with me in the mornings. So, now I mainly go on runs around my neighborhood or at the nearest track by me.

I also love baking, but that’s something that I’ve been doing less of once again. I think I just got bored of it after a while (oops 🙈) because I was making the same few recipes. I have to try out something new soon. Speaking of baking, I did a whole post where I tried different recipes from books, so check it out!

A book you’ve been meaning to read forever?

Umm… my entire TBR. There are honestly too many to name, so I’m not even going to try.

An intimidating book on your TBR?

Right now, I’m most intimidated by A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab. I want to finish this series before the summer ends, but I keep putting it off. The book is just so long. Plus, I read the first two as audiobooks, so having to read the final one physically is worrying me a little bit.

I also have an entire post that just went up on Tuesday about books that I am intimidated by, so check that out, too!

Top 3 priority books on your TBR?

  • The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett
  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  • A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti

Recommend a short book!

I can’t recommend just one because I’ve read quite a few that I LOVED recently, so here’s another list:

  • All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
  • Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Recommend a long book!

This book isn’t really that long (498 pages), but I don’t read a lot of tomes. I’m going to recommend The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern because it’s one of my favorite (if not #1 favorite) books of all time.

Something you’d love to do while stuck at home?

I would love to start working more on my undergraduate honors thesis for school. I want to start the planning, researching, and early development of it because it would get me ahead once classes start in the Fall! I’ve already done a bit of outlining and research, but my goal for August is to do even more.

What do you plan on reading next?

Next on my TBR as of now is Sociable by Rebecca Harrington!

The Tags

I don’t like tagging people anymore but if you want to do this post, consider yourself tagged!

Are any of these answers the same as yours? Let me know! And tell me how you feel about any of the books I mentioned :)

26 thoughts on “The Stuck at Home Book Tag

  1. Omg yay new Jessica post!!

    I,,, am so pumped and now that all the books are out, MUST finally start the Diviners series. I also love baking, I don’t do it often but its so soothing for me and I love doing it when I get the chance. So yay for baking!!

    also hi READ A CONJURING OF LIGHT!!! Omggg its SO AMAZING! Like blew me away. The writing and characters *chefs kiss*

    I also have NInth House on my TBR and am lowkey terrified because dark rituals freak me out but I also really want to get into dark academia. And ahh also SO EXCITED to read The Starless Sea eeepppp

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    1. Ahh 🥰

      The Diviners is SO good!! You absolutely need to read it 🤩

      I’m hoping to finally read A Conjuring of Light in August cause I have the audiobook! I’m really excited to finally get to it!!

      I need to read more Dark Academia, which is why I want to read Ninth House so so so bad! But it’s definitely a bit scary for me, too.

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  2. All Boys Aren’t Blue and The Vanishing Half are books I am really excited to read! Oh boy, A Darker Shade of Magic has been on my TBR for FOREVER but it is SO intimidating for some reason! Great post!

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  3. I completely relate to going outside all the time and now it being…so hot! I don’t have fun trails where I live, but I used to go on so many walks and bike rides and now I basically only go outside at like 8 pm when it’s not horribly hot, haha. I want to read All Boys Aren’t Blue so I’m really glad to see that you enjoyed it!! This is a great post, hope you’re doing well.💛xx

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  4. I loved reading your answers! Thank you for doing this tag 😊 Ninth House has been on my TBR for so long that it’s embarrassing 😅 I’ve been dying to read The Starless Sea because I’ve been hearing only great things about it, and it is such a pretty book too!

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