While I was looking for some fun bookish tags to do, I came across this tag by thebookishunderdog. I thought it was fun to go and answer these questions, so let’s go!
Find a book on your bookshelves with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book?
The people who have been following me for a longer time might know that The Midnight Library by Matt Haig was my favorite book of 2020 (and might be my favorite book ever). Besides it being my favorite book, the cover is absolutely stunning. I have a thing for book covers with a dark blue – night sky like – background on it.
Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did. Why did you read it in the first place?
I always thought that A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray was a book in a genre that I would not enjoy. For years I didn’t think of buying it, but in April 2020 I found the first two books in the series second hand and decided to go for it! To my surprise, I absolutely loved the story and now I still need to read the third book in the series!
Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick a book at random. How did you discover this book?
I naturally discovered Just One Year by Gayle Forman because I read book 1 in this series (Just One Day). I found out about book one in this series because it was recommended to me by a dear friend. At the time, it was my favorite books of all time and it is actually the book that got me into reading!
Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?
Pick a book up that you discovered through booktube/bookstagram/book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?
I saw this book constantly on bookstagram and as I loved And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer quite some time ago, I decided to listen to the audiobook of Anxious People. It was everything I didn’t expect it to be and I loved it! Definitely worth the hype, in my opinion!
Find a book on your shelves with a one-word title. What drew you to this book?
I absolutely loved November 9 by Colleen Hoover and a friend told me that Confess was just as good as November 9, so I naturally bought it and loved it!
What book did you discover through a film/TV adaptation?
As I was a big Shailene Woodley fan a few years ago, I was really excited to watch the Divergent movies. Afterwards, I bought book 1 in a big book sale and eventually read the whole series. I really loved reading it. It was my first (and last) series I completely finished!
Think of your all-time favorite book(s). When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?
- Just One Day – Gayle Forman: I read this one when I was 15. A dear friend of mine recommended it to me and eventually this became the book that gave me my love for reading!
- The Midnight Library – Matt Haig: I read this one in September 2020 (so not so long ago). I picked this one up because I’ve been a fan of Matt Haig’s work for years now.
- The Giver of Stars – Jojo Moyes: I impulsively bought the signed edition of this book in November 2019, but only read it in April 2020. I picked it up because I thought it was finally time to read it after it had been laying around on my shelves for 6 months.
I loved doing this tag a lot! Thank you for reading!