Hey guys! I just finished writing my last assessment piece for the trimester so I figured what better way to celebrate than to do a book tag!

You can find the original tag here.


1. Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book?

These Broken Stars

Okay, so I know that not everyone loves this book but I absolutely do. I love the two main characters and they are definitely my favourites in the trilogy and I love the circumstances in which they meet. The writing and story are also super easy to read so this is a great book for me to pick up whenever I’m feeling gross or super exhausted.

2. Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did. Why did you read it in the first place?


I really really wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book but I got it out from the library on a whim because it sounded different and I don’t really read contemporaries all that often. Luckily I ended up loving this book – I found Sourdough really relaxing and inspiring so I definitely recommend it.

3. Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick up a book at random. (As I’m lazy, I used the random option on Goodreads instead.) How did you discover this book?

Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare)

For this question, I decided to switch it up and stand in front of my classics shelf and I landed on one of my favouriteΒ  Shakespeare plays. I really enjoy Macbeth and I think at this point I’ve read it 3 or 4 times which isn’t totally crazy but oh well. I discovered this book at Dymocks – I was looking into getting onto Shakespeare and this was the first one I picked up.

4. Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?

Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life

I don’t remember who it was ut at some point I was recommended Scott Pilgrim because I like graphic novels. I have since read the entire series and watch ed the god-awful movie. I can’t say that I’ll ever go back and read them but I enjoyed them at the time.

5. Pick a book that you discovered through YouTube/book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?

The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)

Hands down, as soon as I started watching Booktube I was bombarded by a bunch of people recommending/talking about Brandon Sanderson, so naturally, I put it on my Goodreads tbr and didn’t touch it for another 3-5 years. But, eventually I did pick it up and I loved it. It’s definitely a favourite and I can’t wait to re-read it eventually!

6. Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a one-word title. What drew you to this book?

Caraval (Caraval, #1)

I actually don’t own many 1 wor titled books but I do really love Caraval so I’ll go with this one. Carnaval is a go-to read for me whenever I’m sick or in a gross mood. I really love the writing and the world so it always makes me feel better. I originally picked this up because I’d heard great reviews and that’s pretty much it.

7. What book did you discover through a film/TV adaptation?

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls, #1)

I picked up A Discovery of Witches because I’d seen the trailer for the tv show and thought it looked great. You can read my review hereΒ but let’s just say, it did not live up to the hype.

8. Think of your all-time favourite book/s. When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?

book book book book books bookΒ The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)Β  Β Β Lost Boy

These aren’t my all time faves but these are some of my recent favourites that I would definitely recommend it! I picked up The Sword of Summer because I love the cover art and I have enjoyed Rick Riordan’s previous books & I picked up Lost Boy because I saw it in one of SuperSpaceChick’s wrap ups last year and I loved the way she talked about it.


Rebecca @ BookishlyRebecca

Malanie @ Malanielovesfiction

Destiny @ HowlingLibraries




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17 thoughts on “HOW I CHOOSE MY BOOKS TAG

  1. This is such a cool tag! Shame that you didn’t like A Discovery of Witches though as that’s one of my personal favourites but I can see why it is such a divisive book – It’s slow-paced, Matthew and Diana’s relationship screams insta-love and it can get a bit confusing. Books like that don’t always click with people and there’s nothing you can really do about it.

    Moving on, I’ve had the Final Empire on my TBR since I discovered the online book community and have got nowhere near to picking it up yet. It’s driving me mad because I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it. Maybe one day…

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    1. I agree it was a lot of fun! I can totally see how you would love it, it just wasn’t for me, unfortunately!

      The Final Empire is so so good, I recommend the audiobook if you’re finding the size intimidating!

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  2. I did this tag forever ago, but my shelves are so much fuller now so it will be a lot easier. I can’t wait to redo it again. πŸ™‚

    I haven’t read any of the books you mentioned oops but I still have to read something by Christina Henry. I keep forgetting about our plans to read The Mermaid and thankfully, I think I have all of her books on audio on hibooks!!

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  3. I want to read Caraval SO MUCHHHH. I honestly think it’s something I’d really like, I’ve been getting into the whimsical vibe skdjfksldjfs
    thank you for the tag Ellyn!!!!!

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  4. This is such a fun tag, I loved your answers πŸ™‚
    I am so in love with the cover of These Broken Stars, it looks too beautiful. I’m so happy you enjoyed it, I might have to check it out at some point πŸ˜€ I also heard GREAT things about Lost Boy and the cover is once again way too pretty. Looks like I need to add some books to my TBR πŸ™‚

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