The Books as First Dates Tag

I was tagged by Sweaters and Raindrops! I love her blog and the overall aesthetic she has going on over there so I definitely recommend checking it out. I was happy to be tagged by her and answer these questions!

The Rules

↠ Link back to the original tag.
↠ Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
↠ Tag 5+ bloggers.
↠ Have fun!

First and last

A book/series you’ve read and enjoyed, but can’t bring yourself to read again

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I really enjoyed the Divergent series when I read it, but it has been awhile. I don’t see myself ever reading it again, it just doesn’t call out to me in the same way that other series do.

With a friend of my friend

A book/series someone recommended to you that turned out to be different from what you had expected

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This would have to be The Bear and The Nightingale. I had heard such great things about this book, and subsequent series, but upon reading it for myself I was left disappointed. It seemed like it had pacing issues and never really got to a point that fully captured me.

Double date

A book whose sequel you immediately had to read

The Rage of Dragons (The Burning, #1)

Goodreads and Amazon

This might be a weird pick since it technically doesn’t have a sequel yet, but I am going with The Rage of Dragons. The sequel is slated for release later this year and after finishing the book I wanted to read it right away. I still think about it consistently and cannot wait to find out the next part of the story.

Let’s go to the movies

A book/series that should be adapted to the screen

Axiom's End: A Novel by [Lindsay Ellis]

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I am choosing Axiom’s End. I think everything about this book is begging for a live action adaptation. It would be akin to Stranger Things, and I really think it would have a chance to be even better. I would watch it immediately.

Dreamy stargazing

A book that made you go ahhhh and ohhhh

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Sorcery of Thorns had me making those exact sounds out loud as I read. Margaret Rogerson does such an amazing job of using descriptive language to paint a vivid image in the head of her readers, it feels like you are right there alongside Nathaniel and Elizabeth.

Fun at the fair

A book full of colors

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The most colorful book I have read in a long time was I Love You so Mochi. The look it gave of Japan through the eyes of an artist who noticed the color and fabric of everything and how it could be utilized in a new dress design or something of the like made for a story full of color.

Amusement park adventure

A book that was a rollercoaster

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The one that comes to mind here is The Silent Patient. It has a lot of ups and downs in the story as you begin to think about who the culprit might be. If you are like me you will be on a wild ride right up until you find out who actually did it.

Picnic with cherries

A book whose food descriptions made you feel all *heart eyes*

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This is probably cheating but I am going to choose I Love You so Mochi a second time. The love story in this book really spoke to me. She finds someone who believes in her wholeheartedly and wants nothing more than to see her doing the things she loves. She feels the same toward him and the only problem is that he lives in Japan and she is only visiting.

Trip to the museum

A book that taught you valuable stuff

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This one has to be The Alchemist. The book made me rethink what I wanted out of life and what I could be doing in order to achieve it. The book really challenges you to think deeply about your life and what your goal and purpose is.

The blogs I’m tagging:

Nomadic Worlds

Bellerose Reads

Evelyn Reads

Books and Bakes

Books are 42

Author: Jacob @ Books and Pixels

Jacob is a blogger with a passion for books and video games. He is a college student studying marketing and hopes to one day turn his passion for writing and marketing into a career. You can find his work here on Books and Pixels as well as the up and coming sports blog The Spark.

12 thoughts

  1. This book tag looks like a lot of fun, thank you for tagging me!! I actually haven’t read any of the books you picked for your answers, but The Silent Patient and I Love You So Mochi sound especially intriguing!! For a couple of my answers:
    –A book that should be adapted to film: Circe by Madeline Miller. It’s an awesome mythology/fantasy tale, with a good balance of action scenes, character development, and really tender life lessons.
    –A book with amazing food descriptions: Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. It takes place in North Carolina and the descriptions of southern food had me so hungry while I was reading this!!
    –A book that was a rollercoaster: The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo. It was an emotional rollercoaster, or like a rollercoaster in terms of my enjoyment. Parts of the book were very compelling and I didn’t want to put it down…but then parts of it were incredibly boring and (in my opinion) pointless. It was frustrating because it could have been an EXCELLENT BOOK but there were all these pointless scenes that didn’t add anything! (just my take though – the Goodreads rating for this book is above 4 stars lol)

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