The How I Choose My Books Tag

I have been tagged to do the How I Choose My Books Tag by Darque Dreamer Reads and Bookchanted. Thank you both for tagging me! They have awesome blogs. I’ve been tagged in a lot of things lately, so it usually takes me 1-2 months to actually get around to it. But I do have a lot of cool tags sitting in my drafts and I can’t wait to post them all!

This amazing tag was created by The Bookish Underdog.

1. Find a book on your shelves with a blue cover. What made you pick up the book in the first place?

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

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I decided to read Big Little Lies after I enjoyed reading The Husband’s Secret. Also, her books are usually the cheapest in the bookstore because they are mass-produced in Australia 😉

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

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Someone on my blog once recommended I See You by Clare MacKintosh to me. I really loved it! I thought I wouldn’t because most reviews say the book is average, but I thought it was fantastic.

3. Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick up a book at random. How did you discover this book?

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

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I think I just saw this book in a bookstore for a cheap price and decided to pick it up. It is a young adult book but has some kind of mystery/fantasy element. Off topic, but when I was younger I hated it when I read a young adult book and didn’t understand what was happening or if the themes were too intense. I think some young adult books are too challenging for teenagers. I must have been about 13 when I read this, which is the right age group, yet I was quite confused by what I was reading.

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

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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One of my friends a few years ago recommended The Hunger Games to me. I liked the first book but not the next one.

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

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One book that has been very hyped in the book community is Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. This book was extremely easy to read. Usually I just say a book is easy to read, but this book was extremely easy to read. I think the writing is incredibly basic. But I did like it; I rated it 4 stars. However, I do not think it lived up to the hype.

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

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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I wanted to read Fangirl because I was in my first year of university and wanted to start reading more. I chose Fangirl after I did some research and found out that it was loved by many in the book community.

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

Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar


That’s a really hard question! Usually it’s the other way around. I read the Gossip Girl series after watching the television show. I prefer the show much more, as the characters in the books are very unlikeable.

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

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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I picked up this book last year because it was a new release from an author I like. I read it in 2016 (age 19).

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

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I read The Last Song because I read many other books from Nicholas Sparks and I really love his work. I read it in 2010 (age 13).

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

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I decided to read I’ll Give You the Sun because of blogging! I think that was the reason. I read it at the end of 2016 (age 19).

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

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I read Twilight because a friend told me to read it. I already owned it because my mother bought it for my brother to read (he never did, I have no idea why my mum did that). I read it in 2009 (age 12).

I Tag

Don’t worry if you don’t want to do the tag, and sorry if you’ve already done it! If anyone else would like to give it a go, then feel free to do so.

Thanks for reading,

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23 thoughts on “The How I Choose My Books Tag

  1. I’ve read four of the books you’ve chosen, Big Little Lies, Hunger Games, The Last Song and Twilight. Loved Them All. I have on my TPR List–It Ends with Us. Great Choice of books!

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  2. I felt the same way about the Hunger Games. I only read the first two books and was like” whatever I’ll just watch the final film.”

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  3. Awesome tag, Charlotte!
    I personally LOVED the first Hunger Games book but not the sequels. Just became way too repetitive, depressing and ridiculous.
    I used to enjoy Gossip Girl and wanted to read the books but never got around to it. I’m pretty okay with unlikable characters but I can see how that would be a turn off, especially after watching the show.
    Imaginary Girls has such a beautiful cover! Do you think you’d enjoy it more if you read it now? Or do you think it’s too young?
    Lovely post 🙂

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    1. That’s exactly how I felt about The Hunger Games! I couldn’t fathom why Katniss had to go into the hunger games TWICE!
      I understand why you never got around to reading Gossip Girl books, I think the show was enough 🙂 I don’t mind unlikeable characters either, these ones were just too much haha
      With Imaginary Girls I think I was too young when I read it. It’s one of those books were I think I would understand it more if I read it as an adult.
      Thanks Sophie 🙂

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      1. Ah I see! Well, if they’re too unlikable then it’ll be a bit harder to sympathize hahaha
        Hmm that sounds like a good thing for me 🙂 I guess I should read it! Thanks for clarifying.
        And you’re very welcome ^^

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