FAQ

I’ve noticed there are a few questions that people ask me often, so I thought this might be a good place to talk about them! ♥

Questions

Q: Can you review my book?

A: I am always looking for new books to review. Please check out my review policy, then send me an email or submit the form on my contact page!

Unfortunately, due to my busy schedule, I am not always able to accept every request, but if you reach out, I will do my best to work with you.

For authors: When reaching out, please be sure to include the 1) book cover 2) book summary and 3) goodreads link. Also, please take into account that my reviews can be planned a few months in advance, so if you have a specific deadline you would like the review posted by, please let me know.

If I cannot do a review, I am also available for other promotional posts such as interviews, guest posts, giveaways, cover reveals, excerpts, and more!

Q: When do you go live?

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:00pm EST, and Sundays at 6:00pm EST!

I also do some random streams during the week, so it’s good to keep an eye on #stream-announcements on the Discord, and on the comments sections of my most recent TikToks to see if I plan on going live!

Q: How do I join the book club?

To join the Bookington book club, you can join our Discord server, Facebook group, Goodreads group, or just follow me on TikTok for any book club announcements!

All important announcements will be on TikTok for anyone who isn’t able to join the club in any of the other ways, but joining the book club on other sites will make it easier to see all important announcements. Also, the Discord is where we vote on each monthly book!

Q: How many books do you have?

A: As of 10/30/2020: 1,734!

Q: How long have you been collecting books?

A: Since 2013!

Q: What is your advice for an aspiring reviewer?

A: Set a good schedule, write about what interests you (and not just what you feel obligated to write about), and be honest!

Q: What is your advice for an aspiring booktoker?

A: I don’t understand TikTok and never will, but I would suggest: do some trends, post what you find fun and don’t worry about the numbers too much, make friends with other members of the community, and remember to have fun and just share your bookish thoughts with the world!

I also have a blog post here where I go into details on some more specific advice and tips I have!

Q: What’s your favorite book?

A: There’s too many, but some of my favorites include: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, the Harry Potter series (daily reminder that J.K. Rowling is horrible and to not support her), the Percy Jackson series, A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh, We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal, and Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston!

Recommended Reading Order of Popular Series

I’ve gotten a lot of questions on how I recommend people read certain series and authors, so here are the answers to those questions!

Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Books

  1. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)
    City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)
    City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3)
  2. Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)
    Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)
    Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)
  3. City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4)
    City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5)
    City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6)
  4. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1)
    Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2)
    Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3)
  5. Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1)

Not Included: The Bane Chronicles (I say read this after City of Heavenly Fire), Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy (Also after Heavenly Fire), Ghosts of the Shadow Market (After Queen of Air and Darkness), Red Scrolls of Magic (this one I’m not entirely sure. Definitely after City of Fallen Angels, possibly even later).

The Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

  1. Shatter Me
  2. Destroy Me
  3. Unravel Me
  4. Fracture Me
  5. Ignite Me
  6. Restore Me
  7. Shadow Me
  8. Defy Me
  9. Reveal Me
  10. Ignite Me

Sarah J. Maas’ Books

These series do not have to be read in any particular order, but I do recommend starting with the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, then going to the Throne of Glass series, then finally reading Crescent City.

Throne of Glass reading order:

  1. Throne of Glass
  2. Crown of Midnight
  3. The Assassin’s Blade*
  4. Heir of Fire
  5. Queen of Shadows
  6. Empire of Storms
  7. Tower of Dawn**
  8. Kingdom of Ash

*Some people say to start with this book, but I disagree only because it wasn’t written to be an introduction to the series, and because of that, it’s very hard to understand the world and the characters. You can read really read it at any point after Throne of Glass and before Queen of Shadows and you should be good.

**While technically this book doesn’t follow Celaena, I do not recommend skipping it! One, it’s just a really fun book, but two, it gives important plot details.

The Grishaverse (Leigh Bardugo’s YA Books)

  1. Shadow and Bone
    Siege and Storm
    Ruin and Rising
  2. Six of Crows
    Crooked Kingdom
  3. Language of Thorns*
  4. King of Scars

*Language of Thorns can be read at any point, but some references make the most sense if you read it after Ruin and Rising. I read it after Crooked Kingdom, but you don’t have to.