The Bookish Naughty List Book Tag | In which I confess all my bookish sins

I think we’ve all done things we rather not admit we did. In this post, I’ll be confessing some of these things (but only the book-related ones :P).

This tag is created by my wonderful friend Jenn from Jenniely. Thank you, Jenn! I highly recommend everyone to check out her blog because she’s amazing and so dedicated to her blog! The only rule to this tag is to go through the list and tick all the one’s you’re guilty of and tag 10 people to do the same!


  • Received an ARC and not reviewed it  

Okay, I’m guilty as charged. I’ve received several ARCs on Netgalley and never reviewed them. Two of them were because the file was wrong and the publisher’s customer service was horrible because they never got back to me. Another one I DNF’ed after 20 percent because I really didn’t like it. But that was all, I promise!

  • Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley

Nope, my feedback ratio is currently 85%!

  • Rated a book on goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did) 

I have in fact done that. But also the other way around, sometimes I post a review on my blog and forget to cross-post it on goodreads. The only book I actually promised a review from (and can find on goodreads right now) was A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Bernard which I simply forgot to review oops. It was so good though!

  • Folded down the page of a book 

I’m sure I’ve done that… accidentally.

  • Accidentally spilled on a book

I don’t drink while reading usually, so I don’t spill. But someone else once spilled their entire cup of tea on my textbook. And someone else had a bottle of water that leaked and ruined another book. BUT I DIDN’T.

  • DNF a book this year 

Yep and I’m owning that one. There’s nothing wrong with DNF’ing a book. I DNF’ed four books this year, which are The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (ugh this book), Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer (I don’t understand how this man wrote a masterpiece and every other book I read of him is so dull), The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck (to be short, I don’t give a f*ck about this book), The Day the Angels Fell (how can a main character be this stupid??).

  • Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it 

I only did this with my extra copy of a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, I own the complete set, but more copies are never bad!

  • Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework) 

Uhm. Obviously, yes.

  • Skim read a book 

Some books are just not worth my time. And sometimes I just want to finish a book quickly. I don’t always do this though because it really ruins the experience a little.

  • Completely missed your Goodreads goal

Nope! Never did that!

  • Borrowed a book and not returned it 

Shush, I stole my dad’s copy of Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (which I had to read for school). I have no intention of returning it.

  • Broke a book buying ban 

I don’t really have strict book buying bans, so I’m not sure I’m breaking anything?? Good excuse, huh?

  • Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about 

I’m too good at procrastinating to write reviews so when I read a book, sometimes it takes me weeks or months to finally get around to writing a review. That’s not good.

  • Wrote in a book you were reading 

I only did this with my favourite book of all time (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer). I just had to mark all those beautiful sentences!

  • Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads

I don’t think I’ve done that since I joined Goodreads…


I’m going to tag May, Julianna, Ilsa, Swetlana, Savannah, Lu, Theo… okay that was seven but it’ll have to do. If you want to do this, go ahead! I’d love to see your post!

Have you ever ‘stolen’ a book? Spilled something on your books? Or had someone else ruin your book? Are you as good as procrastinating reviewing as me?


29 thoughts on “The Bookish Naughty List Book Tag | In which I confess all my bookish sins

  1. I mean, if a bookworm hasn’t done some (well, most xD) of this stuff then that means they’ve probably not been around much 😀 I’ve done most, except I couldn’t say I ever left a review and forgot what the book is about xD thankfully, I usually leave notes somewhere…

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    1. That’s awesome! I think skim reading isn’t bad, I mean, at least you read it? I do it with books for review quite often if I’m not really enjoying myself. Thank you!

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  2. Oh this is such a fun tag, I love it so much! 🙂 I’m definitely guilty of promising full reviews and not following through with it aha, but…I try, but…SO many books and reviews, it’s hard to keep up at times, one is bound to be forgotten on the way haha.

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  3. Aaahh thank you so much for the tag!! ❤ And omg the starting a review, leaving it, and forgetting what the book is about is SO. ME. I literally have a doc of unfinished reviews of books that I barely remember anymore?? And I only keep getting further and further behind because I have no timeeeee.

    Great post!! 🙂 ❤

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    1. You’re welcome!! ❤
      Hahaha I forget so many things after reading the book! I need to write a review close to finishing it or I might as well not write it. Thank you!

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  4. i am good at returning borrowed books because when i lend books i expect them back and would be sad if i didn’t get them back. i have spilled on my books and i die a little inside whenever it happens. i also have three littles that love to secretly take my books and write on them, draw on them, or bend them… it’s great. but i still love them! i don’t not finish books these days because i have to complete my reading list; but there were a few this year that i would have liked to put down mid chapter.

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    1. Yeah I understand! My dad won’t miss this book though, I’m pretty sure he knows I have it and that he’ll never read it anyway.
      Good luck with your reading list!


  5. Yeah there’s nothing wrong with DNFing a book- if anything, I wish I did that more! Also I so wish I’d DNF’d Bone Season- that book got worse and worse and worse- it literally changed the plot after a third, then it changed it again and again. And not in a good way either. (I have serious issues with that book lol) Great post!

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