I saw this tag in Howlinbooks It’s basically a tag about how you came by the books you have. Most of mine are on my kindle so I will adapt the questions to that
There isn’t much science to how I choose them, it’s whatever caughts my eyes so most of the books I read are those I see on social media the most, especially twitter
Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book?
The inexplicable logic of my life by Benjamin Alire Saenz. I picked this one up because of the author, I’ve read Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe and I loved it so when I saw this one I had to get it. Sadly it’s still unread…
Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did. Why did you want to read it in the first place?
We were liars by E Lockhart. It’s not that I avoided this book but it just doesn’t sound like something I’d read. I read it last year because my friends were all reading it and passing it along, talking about how great it was so I had no option but to read it, and I actually really enjoyed it.
Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick a book at random. How did you discover this book?
((I’m closing my eyes and scrolling through my Kindle for this one))
I discovered this one thanks to twitter, everyone was hyping it before release and the cover is beautiful so I added it to my list. I haven’t read it yet but I will do it soon
Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?
That I’ve actually read?
My TBR is full of books recommended to me that I will get to
I’ll give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson. I got this one from a friend from uni and she knows me well. I liked this book and flew through it once I started reading.
Pick a book that you discovered through YouTube/book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?
Heartless by Marissa Meyer. I was seeing this book EVERYWHERE when it came out. I remember seeing it on every booktube haul and unboxing. I decided to check it out because the premise sounded interesting (a back story for Alice in wonderland’s Queen of hearts) and it did live up to the hype. I liked the author’s style and the development of the character was on point. I found myself rooting for her and wishing that the ending would be different
She deserved so much better
Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a one-word title. What drew you to this book?
There are a few that I wanted for this question but I finally settled on a book I haven’t talked about yet: Fence by CS Pacat.
This is an ongoing comic book about a boy who goes to a prestigious school to
play do practice(?) fencing. And he is rooming with the most famous fencer of his age. coincidentally his roommate destroyed him on his first real competition so they kind of hate each other. I’m holding out for a rivals-to-lovers. The cool thing about sports comics is that you end up learning a lot about the sport while simply following the story, and I don’t know jack about fencing so this will be fun.
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare.
I KNOW this isn’t the main book but side stories based on a “secondary” character but I discovered Magnus Bane through the TV show and fell in love. He is SUCH a great character and when I found out there was a book only about him I had to read it. These are short stories about Magnus’ life. Bits and pieces that are hinted about in the other books.
I think I liked this one and not the other CC books because she was partnering with other authors for this and thus the style was different.
Think of your all-time favourite book(s). When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?
I can’t fit every single one so I’ll pick three and classify them according to how I found them
I saw it on twitter and sounded like just what I wanted:
I saw the covers thanks to booktube and fell in love with it
Conclusion: I wouldn’t have read half the books I have if it wasn’t for social media and that’s a fact. I’m really grateful for this community that helped me find my new favorite books and will continue to do so in the future.
I tag everyone who wants to be tagged, as usual!