Hello, friends! I used to make a post under #WeekendReads every Friday, but from now onwards, I am going to do weekly wrap-ups on Sundays and do tags on Fridays (if I ever get tagged, that is).
Today, I’m doing the ‘How I Choose My Books’ tag’!
My sweet and dear friend, Stephanie@Stephanie’s Novel Fiction tagged me for this and I am so excited to do this 🙂
Thank you again, Stephanie for tagging me – if you haven’t already, go check out her blog since it has a lot to offer and her book reviews are really detailed and simply amazing. Her sweet and wonderful personality is beautifully reflected in her writing. You’re bound to enjoy!
1. Find a Book on your shelves or e-reader with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book?
I’ve got several books with blue cover, but I particularly like this cover. It’s glossy and I simply love the cover design. Plus, I bought this book last December but haven’t read yet. I picked this one up just to remind myself that I need to read this…
(Crap, I forgot to answer the reason why I got this book… Well, Jessethereader’s video!)
2. Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did. Why did you read it in the first place?
A lot of people told me this book is dark and rather depressing with totally messed-up, dysfunctional characters but I fell in love with this cover when I found it through a BookTuber mementomori’s video and I knew I had to read this.
To my surprise and delight, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Yes, A LOT. If you are interested, you can read my Goodreads review here.
3. Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick a book at random. How did you discover this book?
I found this one through Mollie Reads video. I simply adore every single video she puts out and watching her raving about this book made me want to pick this up.
I got the complete box set (paperbacks) last December, but once again, I haven’t read them yet… I’ll definitely need to pick them up – The Final Empire at least!
4. Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?
I don’t think I have to tell you who recommended this book to me, and I haven’t even finished this one, YET I’m really liking this so far! I find the character relationships and names are a bit complicated to follow (I needed to refer to Wikipedia…), but the story-wise, I’M LOVING THIS. I think it’s astronomically unlikely, but I seriously hope that it doesn’t go south from here…
5. Pick a book that you discovered through YouTube / Book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?
I found this book through reading Aweng@Beast Books stunning review. The moment I read her thoughts, I knew I had to read it and I finally got to finish it the other day.
This one, THIS ONE. Definitely lives up to the hype. This is such a stunningly beautiful, gripping, haunting read that captures readers’ hearts. I now want to read more of Adam Silvera!
6. Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a one-word title. What drew you to this book?
I must have been completely nuts when I bought this one… I was so into mementomori videos and was on a huge Classics kick back then.
To tell the truth, I am not a massive fan of Sci-Fi or fantasy, so I seriously have no idea what to do with this one…
7. What book did you discover through a film / TV adaptation?
I don’t watch film nor TV shows much now but I watched the movie adaptation many years ago and then I found that it was based on this book.
Although I didn’t like the book AT ALL (I gave this book solid 2 stars), I enjoyed the movie.
8. Think of your all-time favorite book/s. When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?
I think I downloaded this book through Goodreads recommendation or something… I no longer remember and it had been a while until I actually picked up this book. I read this early January this year.
I didn’t even know the synopsis when I downloaded it, so when I found out that this book centers on a wealthy Afghani boy and his servant’s son, it took me by surprise but I ended up loving this book. This is a beautiful, compelling book on friendship and redemption. This will definitely remain as my all-time favorite.
Again, I got this from Goodreads recommendation and read this last November. I didn’t even know anything about Rainbow Rowell when I downloaded this book (it was way before I got bitten by a bookworm bug), but once I started reading, Neal, Georgie’s husband, stole my heart and I found myself rooting for them to save their crumbling marriage. This is a great book and I absolutely adored the dramatic moments at the end of the book. Highly recommend it.
Awww… just thinking about this book makes my heart ache. I don’t know what it is, but this book, particularly the writing just captivated me. I never thought I’d enjoy an apocalyptic novel, but I ended up loving this book.
I no longer remember why I got this book, may be from reading Goodreads synopsis?? and I read this in April this year.
I first read this book in summer of 2013 or 2014?? Probably in 2013 because it was the time when I was reading kids’ books or middle-grade books like crazy. I remember downloading this book from Goodreads recommendation. This goes to show to what extent Goodreads affects me when choosing books…
If you have already done the tag, feel free to skip it, please do not feel obliged to do it again!
Any of you who wants to do this tag is certainly welcome – consider yourself tagged and jump right in!
That’s it, my friends. This concludes my How I Choose My Books Tag! Hope you enjoyed that!
Thank you so much for reading as always, see you in my next post!