Friday, February 17, 2017

The Book Courtship Tag

I know I haven't been that active these past weeks, but Tasya @ The Literary Huntress nominated me to participate in this tag, so I decided to haul myself to my laptop and post! :) Thanks Tasya for nominating me! Also, you can count this as my super late Valentine's Day post :P

Phase 1 : Initial attraction | A book you bought because of the cover


Doesn't this say it all? I mean, look at the cover! It looks so amazing. I still haven't began to read it yet, but I can't wait to!

Phase 2 : First impressions | A book you bought because of the summary


I was immediately intrigued by the summary of Made You Up, because it would be the first book I've read of that genre. I ended up enjoying it very much and I hope you read it if you haven't already! 

Phase 3 : Sweet talk | A book with great writing


I must say All The Light We Cannot See wins this spot. Actually, I think most historical fiction has great writing (and is usually quite deep) but I love this book the most. 

Phase 4 : First date | A first book in a series that made you want to pick up the rest


It has to be Shadow and Bone, right? Leigh Bardugo's world building of the Grisha 'verse is just great. I love all the concepts and I'm still waiting for time to free up to read Crooked Kingdom. Oops. I didn't mean to push it that far down my TBR... 

Phase 5 : Late night phone calls | A book that kept you up all night


A Darker Shade Of Magic is one of my favourite fantasy books of all time, and when I first picked up ADSOF, I could't help but question myself why I took so long before buying it. The world building was amazing and I adore the idea of many Londons. Can I live in Red London? I can't wait for the A Conjuring of Light!

Phase 6 : Always on my mind | A book you can't stop thinking about


Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson should be here. I can't stop thinking about Melinda and how common her story actually is in our world now. It's a really good book and I devoured it in one sitting, even though the topic is a touchy and difficult one. 

Phase 7 : Getting physical | A book which feels nice


A book that feels nice? Then I guess I'd have to choose a book with a lot of fluff. Which is difficult to do since authors just like to play with our feelings with cliffhangers/plot twists and destroy our ships and OTPs :( but ok, I guess The Hidden Oracle (Trials of Apollo #1) was good enough because it had Solangelo in it! That is all I need, so thanks Rick :) Everything else in the book was angsty.

Phase 8 : Meeting the parents | A book you would recommend to your family and friends


My family and friends (sadly) don't always read the same genre of books I do, so if I were to recommend something, it would be The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, because I do love his books. They are all so sad yet comforting to read. 

Phase 9 : Thinking about the future | A book you will re-read a lot


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is one of the few Contemporary books that I actually enjoy rereading over and over again.  I really like the developing relationship between Aristotle and Dante, and how they gain confidence, finally finding themselves and each other. Aww, so sweet :)

Phase 10 : Sharing the love | Whom do you tag?


I tag Caroline @ Just Another Bookish Blog and Laura @ Blue Eye Books but anyone can join in!

7 comments:

  1. Thanks a bunch for the tag, Cloe! :D
    I've done it once before, but it was super fun and I can't wait to get to it!

    Caroline @ Just Another Bookish Blog

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    1. I look forwards to seeing your answers! :)

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  2. The cover for Caraval is simply stunning. I love it too!


    Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader

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    1. Yes, Caraval is so beautiful! I can't wait to actually read it :)

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  3. Oh my goodness yes Caraval has a BEAUTIFUL cover! I haven't even read it yet and I already want a hard copy on my shelves! ADSOM is one of your favorite fantasy books?? I definitely have to read it soon! I keep finding other books that I want to read and it keeps getting pushed back but I'm hoping to get to it this year.

    Thanks for the tag, Cloe!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Eep I hope you read ADSOM some time this year! It's worth it :)

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  4. Love your answers! All Caraval's covers are gorgeous, I'm confused which one I should buy! I also agree that All the Light We Cannot See has gorgeous writing!

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