My Name in TBR Books Tag


I think everyone wonders what it would be like if they had a different name. I remember hearing the other names my parents considered and thinking it would be so weird if I was a Kaitlyn (or Brendan if I was a boy) instead of a Brittany. Since Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating things we love, I decided to talk about something I love: my name! I thought one way to tie to this one was through a tag that celebrates both books and my name. I’m not sure where the My Name in Books TBR Tag originated (if you do, please comment below because I would love to credit its creator!), but here’s my answers:

B: Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin

Blood for Blood (Wolf By Wolf, #2)

R: Royals by Rachel Hawkins


I: I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

I Believe in a Thing Called Love

T: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

T: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

A: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)

N: Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima

Not Quite Narwhal

Y: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone


What do you love about your name?

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Goals/Resolutions

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is bookish goals/resolutions. For the most part, I’m not a New Year’s Resolutions person. I may might make a few goals in my head, but I don’t write them or down or stress about finishing them. That being said, I do have a few bookish related goal floating around my head. Here are my top five:

  • Read 50 books.

Last year, I read over 100 books, but I know I may not have as much time to read this year. As a result, I set my reading goal at 50 books. This is the only goal that I actually keep track of using Goodreads. Since I’m already ahead of schedule, I do think I’ll be able to complete this resolution!

  • Comment on more book blogs.

With so little extra time during the week, I find it difficult to find the time to read, let alone leave thoughtful comments on other blogs. However, I want to respond more to other people’s posts to start making more friends in the bookish community. I’m thinking that I can possibly set some time aside on the weekends when my schedule is more open to complete this resolution.

  • Post more on Bookstagram.

I definitely dropped off my Instagram after last summer. I also didn’t really like how my pictures looked together and had no idea how to edit pictures or create a theme. Even though I’m still learning by reading tips through Youtube videos and blog posts, I want my Bookstagram to be another creative outlet where I can talk about books. I’ve already started working on a theme for February and I can’t wait to post it! You call find me on Instagram at beautyandthebeanboots.

  • Review every book that I read.

Last year, I kept this goal in the back of my mind… and actually succeeded! The only books that I did not review where books that I reread and already reviewed. Hopefully, I can stick to this resolution in 2018.

  • Read more books released this year.

Every year, I see so many new releases, but usually only buy from authors with books that I always love. Otherwise, I typically wait until a book pops up in my local library. This year, however, I want to purchase more books released in 2018 that I’m interested in reading whether in physical or e-book form. There are so many books that I read in 2017 that I loved, but don’t actually own!


What bookish goals/resolutions do you have?