How I Choose My Books Tag: #BookTagTuesday

Hey! So, I was tagged a while ago by Riddhi@WhisperingStories to do this tag. I FINALLY got around to doing it! 😉 Hop on over to Riddhi’s blog and check out her content. Though she is currently on hiatus, she still has great posts that will keep you entertained for hours. Not to mention she is just an awesome person and blogger in general. 😉

Now that you’ve done that, it is time for the tag. This tag was originally created by thebookishunderdog.

Find a book on your bookshelves with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book?

Wonder by R.J. Palacio. I saw this book’s review on Ani’s Books and really wanted to read it…so I did.

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

I honestly didn’t think I’d like The Vanderbeekers on 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser. BOY! That was probably the most wrong I’ve ever been! Haha!

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

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall was a book my mother found once upon a time at the library.

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

About 50% of the books I’ve read have been personally recommended to me at one point or another. However, the mother ship of all books ever recommended to me that left the biggest impact was The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. One of my brothers wasn’t a big bookworm until he read this book. He loved it and recommended it to me, knowing I’d love it too. I love it!!!!

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

I haven’t really found one yet that I’ve been able to get my hands on.

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

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I wanted to read the books because I really liked the movies…maybe not that movie specifically, but the whole series was great.

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

Though I have MANY, MANY (I wish there was an upper-UPPER case for this one) favorites, I’m going to discuss Little Women and LOTR for this prompt.

So, Little Women was one of the first few books I read. I believe I was 7 when I first picked up the novel because I really needed something to read and because I really wanted to read a longer book. Well, longer than 100 pages, which was the length of books tailored to most kids my age. Anyway, I feel in love and have been in love ever since.

Lord of the Rings I read when I was…13?….between the ages of 12 and 14. Like I said, one of my brothers recommended it to me and the rest is history. Haha!

My Tags:

Thanks for reading, everyone! If you weren’t tagged but still want to do this tag, feel free! What is a book that’s cover gives off a COMPLETELY different vibe than the story? I feel like the original covers for The Books of Bayern books give off a modern/Aztec-like combo that is really weird and not at all what the stories are like.

Anyway, God bless you guys!


Flowers grow back even after they’ve been stepped on. So will you.


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