This tag looks like lots of fun! I like the idea of talking about why I decided to pick up a book I love. A huge thank you to Stephanie at Novel Fiction for tagging me! I love being tagged. 🙂
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I’m going to do my best to not reuse any answers I have in previous tags, just to make it a bit harder on myself.
1. Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a blue cover.
What made you want to pick up this book?
This one’s easy! I bought it in hardcover because it’s Neal Shusterman. I also knew I wanted it because the subject matter was one that was relevant to Neal Shusterman’s life. I knew that it had to be amazing.
2. Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did.
Why did you read it in the first place?
Simple… I chose to read this one simply because I love sports romance and I’d yet to read anything about divers. I’d never read the author before, and I thought it was going to be a dud, but I still couldn’t resist trying.
3. Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick up a book at random.
How did you discover this book?
This one isn’t really fair since Undivided is the fourth book in a series, so instead I’ll say that I started this series solely on recommendations from Goodreads. It seems like, oh way back when, everyone was reading this series and raving about it. I’d already read Everlost, so I thought I might as well give it a try. Now I’m a Neal Shusterman fanatic.
4. Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you.
What did you think of it?
My friend loves Santino to the level that I love TJ, so I decided it was time to give him a good shot. I ended up enjoying it, but unfortunately I wasn’t completely in love with it. I did just read Illegal Contact and that one was awwwesoooome. (I’m singing that, btw.)
5. Pick a book that you discovered through YouTube / book blogs.
Did it live up to the hype?
I’d never heard of this book before starting Birdie Bookworm, but immediately it was all over the blogosphere! As soon as I read the blurb I knew I had to read it, and it definitely lived up to the hype. Currently it’s the best LGBT YA book I’ve ever read.
6. Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a one-word title.
What drew you to this book?
I bought this book because that cover is awesome… oh who am I kidding, that model is delicious. I think he’s one of the hottest cover models I’ve ever seen. He’s the reason I had a massive crush on Atticus.
7. What book did you discover through a film / TV adaptation?
I’d heard of this series before, especially when I was reading Wheel of Time. People were telling me I should try A Song of Fire & Ice, but it wasn’t until I watched the first season that I started reading it. I read the first two, then never went back. They were good, just too long for me these days.
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?
My favorite book of all time, and I discovered this brilliant series through my older sister. She was huge fan of historical romance and read this first, then convinced me. I was 14, and I’m 38 now, so it’s been my favorite for a very long time.
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