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How I Choose My Books Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Melting Pots and Other Calamities – whose blog is absolutely amazing, so go check them out!

Find a book on your shelves or ereader with a blue cover.
What made you want to pick up this book


A combination of reasons mostly boiling down to:
-a glowing recommendation from Icebreaker694,
-the comparison to Sherlock and Doctor Who (two of my favorite shows),
-and the cheap price of the hardcover via Bookoutlet.

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


I don’t really read books I don’t expect to enjoy.

I guess I could go with The Cursed Child – so many people seemed to hate it that I dragged my feet before getting to it. I didn’t HATE it, I liked it, it was entertaining. But I prefer to imagine it as Harry’s fever dream of sorts rather than actual canon.

I read because its Harry Potter – that much should be obvious.

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


I discovered this book when I was randomly scrolling through the kindle deals looking for a new ebook to read after AP testing was finished and we basically were doing nothing but watching movies/stareing at the way in AP classes.

It was on sale for $1.99 and seemed interesting – so I got it.

Its now one of my FAVORITE books.

Read my review here: Review: Because You’ll Never Meet Me

And there is a sequel! Read my review here: Arc Review: Nowhere Near You

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


A friend of mine from school LOVED this book – and sophomore year of high school bought it for me for my birthday because she NEEDED me to read it.

I really, really liked it. But I haven’t continued on with the series yet. I might just wait to binge read it when the entire series is finished.

You can read my review here: Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard Book Review

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


Pretty much EVERY book tuber I watch was RAVING about this book – before it even came out.

And if you’ve read it, you know OF COURSE it lived up to the hype. Its killing me that they pushed back the release of Obsidio.


Find a book on your shelves or ereader with a one-word title.
What drew you to this book

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I’d boughten and read City of Bones from the school book fair and when I finished they didn’t have the next book, so I went looking for another.

Divergent was on the same “bestsellers” table and it looked interesting so I bought it.

Sidenote: a lot more books have 1-word titles then I thought…

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

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I saw the movie with my parents, and I liked it, so when I found the book at a second-hand-bookstore I bought it. And I liked it.

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

Well, I have a whole story about how I came to read and love Harry Potter here:
19 Years Later – My Harry Potter Story

And a whole story of how I came to read and love Twilight here:
Discussion: Why I Still Love Twilight

I Tag:

Casey @ Adopt-a-Book-AUS

B @ Icebreaker694

Calliope The Book Goddess

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

13 thoughts on “How I Choose My Books Tag”

  1. Loved reading your answers! I would definitely recommend reading the rest of the Red Queen Series. I think it’s amazing and can’t wait for the fourth book! I have also started reading Illuminae and think it is really interesting but am slightly confused at the moment. Hopefully I am able to get more engaged. Great Tag! x

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  2. Oh boy…I need to read Illuminae. It looks so interesting and creative, I’ve had my eye on it for a while. It may just take me a bit to get to it…
    I also like your description of The Cursed Child. I didn’t truly hate it (I liked Albus’ and Scorpious’ friendship a lot, it was so sweet) but it just didn’t feel like Harry Potter to me. But that’s why I liked your description, haha.

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