Book Tags

Spooky Would You Rather Book Tag

Happy Friday bookish people! I hope you are all having a good day today. I thought it would be fun throughout October to do some spooky book tags, this is the second.

I hope you enjoy my Spooky Would You Rather Book Tag!

Thrillers or Supernatural

Ooh this really depends, I don’t mind vampires and witches but I am not keen on werewolves or zombies and in terms of thrillers that really depends on how much they mess with my head, I know that is the point but some of them make it hard to sleep. So, I don’t really have an answer for this one.

Ghosts or Zombies

Definitely ghosts, I am fascinated by them.

Vampires or Werewolves

I think you can tell my answer for this from my first answer…

Witches or Demons

I would always pick witches, from any genre of book, or film – unless it was Wrath from Kingdom of the Wicked and then it’s demons all the way.

13 chapters or a black cat on the cover

Definitely cats, they are so cute. Plus my sister has a black and white cat so black cats are doubly cute.

Spooky book in the dark with only a candle for light or by yourself in a locked brightly lit room

My choice here has to be neither. I can’t choose between a fear of something hidden in the dark or the fear of being locked in.

Face your fears or be trapped in the mind of a killer

ooh my curiosity would definitely be piqued by learning the inside workings of a serial killer but I also think it would be a really dark road to get lost down.

Watch a scary movie or read a scary book

Nope and nope. I am really not made for spooky season.

Read spooky books during fall time or all year

If I was going to read them at all I would want to read them at any point throughout the year.

Read 10 spooky books in October or all year round

Same answer as above!

That’s it for this book tag, I hope you all enjoyed it, how would you have answered?

Book Tags

Halloween Creatures Book Tag!

Happy Friday bookish people! Today I am bringing you a book tag perfect for the cosy, spooky vibes of October- the Halloween Creatures Book Tag that I found on blogging with dragons.com

I hope you enjoy!

Witch – A magical character or book

the first book that came to mind for that was A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske because of the highly inventive magical world.

Werewolf – the perfect book to read at night

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, it is my favourite classic novel but it did used to freak me out the first few times I read it. The atmosphere and location make it the perfect book to read at night.

Frankenstein – a book that truly shocked you

moonflower murders by Anthony Horowitz, I didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I did.

The Devil – a dark, evil character

I have to be honest, no character comes to mind other than the white walkers in Game of thrones because I like to think most characters have more depth than just being pure evil.

Grim Reaper – a character that never should have died

Matthias in Six of Crows duology – sorry if you haven’t read this yet and I just spoiled it for you!

Zombie – a book that made you hungry for more

Easy, it is definitely kingdom of the wicked, I loved that book and now I have the whole trilogy.

Vampire – a book that sucked the life out of you

Wuthering heights by Emily Bronte. I disliked this book, maybe it was because I had to read it at school but it is not in my top classic books.

ghost – a book that still haunts you

this lie will kill you by Chelsea Pitcher. This book honestly gave me nightmares.

Demon – a book that really scared you.

I have to give the same answer as above for the same reason, this lie will kill you by Chelsea pitcher.

Mummy – a book you would preserve throughout time.

the starless sea by Erin morgenstern!

that is it for this book tag, how would you have answered these questions?

Book Tags

Totally Should’ve Book Tag

Happy Friday bookish people! I hope you are all having a good day today.

Today I am bringing you my answers to the Totally Should’ve book tag!

Gotten a sequel – Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

This book was left on an unacceptable cliffhanger! I was so annoyed when I read the end, I needed a sequel immediately and of course there wasn’t one. I think there is definitely more to explore with these characters that could fill a sequel.

Had a spin off series – The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

I loved this book and for me I thought there was a lot of room to go back and share more stories, maybe in a spin off series, from the apothecary when it was being used by women looking for ways to be rid of their husbands, like a series that would come before this book.

Author who should write more books – Erin Morgenstern

Erin Morgenstern is one of my favourite authors and I would love to get more books by this author.

Should have ended differently – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Only because of that one character’s death, I personally feel that was out of place and I would have liked the ending better if it hadn’t happened.

Been a movie franchise/Had a TV series

These are two separate questions but because I am giving the same answer for both I put them together. That answer is pretty simple: all of them!

Only had one point of view

I am honestly struggling to think of an answer for this on so I’ll unfortunately have to pass on this question

Had a cover change – The Left Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

I love this book, I love this author, I do not like the cover on the one that I own. It just doesn’t fit the weird, whimsical story.

Should have kept the original cover – The A Court of Thorns and Roses series

I did not like the changed covers and now my editions don’t match because of the cover of A Court of Silver Flames!

Stopped at one book – Spin the Dawn

Without giving away any spoilers, I enjoyed Spin the Dawn a lot with the competition and magic plotline, even the little bit of romance in it but I didn’t like the plot twist event that happened near the end and is consequently the main plot in the second book, I just don’t think it needed it at all.

That’s it for this book tag! I hope you all enjoyed it!

Book Tags

Count to 10 with me Book Tag

Happy Friday bookish people! I hope you are all having a good day today. I am bringing you the Count to 10 with me book tag!

First Book in a series – Shadowscent The Darkest Bloom

I don’t really know why I chose this one it was just the first book that jumped into my head for this question, I believe this is the first book in a duology.

Two or more copies of the same book – Finale by Stephanie Garber

I have two copies of this book, I bought the hardback edition as soon as it came out because I couldn’t wait and then I had to get the paperback edition to match my copies of the first two books in the series so I ended up with two copies but I do love them both.

Three colours on the cover – The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels

This cover has all sorts of pastel colours on it so I thought it would be a nice choice for the three colours on the cover.

Four or more perspectives – The Gilded Wolves

I had a really difficult time with this one I ended up having to choose a book I thought had four or more perspective but I couldn’t actually check so I think The Gilded Wolves does.

Five Star Read – Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I had to choose this book, it was my biggest surprise five star read so it sticks in my head often.

Six or more short stories – How the King of Elfhame Learned to hate stories

I love this collection of short stories, it really adds to the Cruel Prince series for me, it gives a lot of extra context to the characters in the series.

Seven on the cover of the spine – the 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

I loved this book and I can’t believe I had a book to answer this question, I thought I would have an awful time looking for one but I found it on my shelves really easily.

Eight letters in the title – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

My favourite classic is the perfect book for this question.

Ends on a page ending with a 9 – Spirit Bound

This book ends on page 489 in my edition so I was happy I found this one. This is the fourth (or maybe fifth?) book in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.

Ten books in a series – Rivers of London

I have to admit, again I am not 100% sure on my answer to this question. My copies of these books are on my top shelf and from there they all blend into one but there are a lot of books in this series, so it has to be somewhere in the region of ten.

That’s it for this book tag, I hope you all enjoyed it.

Book Tags

The Book Title Tag

Happy Friday bookish people! I hope you are all having a good day today. Today I am bringing you my answers to the Book Title Book Tag. I found this tag (and I believe all three of the tags I am doing this month) on alittlebutalot.com

Title that is the story of your life – The Sanatorium

I had to laugh when I saw this as the first question because this book popped into my head instantly, with all the different medical conditions and disabilities I have my life pretty much revolves around the hospital so the title of this book is very fitting.

Title that describes your perfect weekend – By the Book

I don’t care where I am or what I am doing, if there are books with me or by me then it’s going to be a pretty good weekend.

Title of an adventure you’d like to go on – Scavenge the Stars

How amazing would it be to go on an adventure which takes you to see stars up close and you could collect them or something like that.

Title you want to name your child – Eve Green

I didn’t have much choice for this one. Most of the books I own are fantasy and you wouldn’t really want to call your child something like Gallant, or maybe you would I am not judging if other people would call their child that. So Eve Green was a book I read as part of my University course.

Title of your ideal job – Angel Mage

Angel powers and mage powers mixed together into one would be an incredible job, of course I’m going for a fantasy job here not a reality one because I don’t know any books that have one of those in their title, plus fantasy jobs are so much better.

Title of a place you’d like to visit – The Court of Miracles

France, and miracles. I don’t need to say anymore.

Title of your love life – Master of One

There is just me, my love life is nonexistant.

Questions you ask yourself – How to be human

I think we all ask ourselves this at least once a week, maybe more.

Title of a kingdom you’d want to rule – Kingdom of Ash

As long as it wasn’t completely burnt down or something I think this would be a cool kingdom.

Title you’d name your band – Optimists Die First

This could be a good rock/punk band I think.

That’s it for this book tag! I hope you all enjoyed it. What would you answer these with?

Book Tags

TBR Shame Tag

Happy Friday bookish people! I hope you are all having a good day today. I am bringing you the TBR Shame Tag that I found on laurensboookshelf.com. They listed all the books that were currently on their TBR and I thought that would be a good idea to do, then I looked at my goodreads and saw that there were over 300 books on my TBR.. but I’m still going to share them with you! Well, by series at least.

  • Rivers Of London by Ben Aaronovitch
  • The Damned and the Righteous by Renee Ahdieh
  • yes no maybe so by Becky albertalli and aisha seed
  • The shadow in the glass by J J A Harwood
  • The sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
  • The list by siobhan vivian
  • The Unforgetting by Rose Black
  • The Queen’s assassin by melissa de la cruz
  • every vow you break by peter swanson
  • to love and to loathe by martha waters
  • where dreams descend series by janella angeles
  • shatter me series by taherah mafi
  • eight detectives by alex pavesi
  • nine perfect strangers by liane moriarty
  • the betrayals by bridget collins
  • by the book by amanda sellet
  • the plague letters and beggars abbey by v l valentine
  • the library of the dead and our lady of mysterious ailments by t l huchu
  • scavenge the stars series by tara sim
  • serpent and dove series book 2 and 3 by shelby mahurin
  • paris by starlight by robert dinsdale
  • mrs death misses death by salena godden
  • Camelot rising series by kiersten white
  • talk bookish to me by kate bromley
  • a lesson in vengeance by victoria lee
  • the murder of graham cotton by katie lowe
  • red queen series by victoria aveyard
  • the hunting party and the paris apartment by lucy foley
  • realmbreaker series by victoria aveyard
  • plain bad heroines by emily danforth
  • dangerous alliance by jennieke cohen
  • take me home tonight by morgan matson
  • marion lane series by t a willberg
  • the crowns gameseries by evelyn skye
  • mexican gothic by silvia moreno garcia
  • daughter of the burning city and the ace of shades series by amanda foody
  • all the stars and teeth series by adalyn grace
  • stay sweet by siobhan vivian
  • the modern faerie tales by holly black
  • circus of wonders by elizabeth macneal
  • master of one by jaida jones
  • we are bound by stars by kesia lupo
  • love and gelato series by jenna evans welch
  • shadowscent series by p m freestone
  • it sounded better in my head by nina kenwood
  • the gilded wolves series by roshani chokshi
  • set fire to the gods by sara raasch
  • prise and premeditation series by tirzah price
  • unravel the dusk by elizabeth lim
  • the bone season series by samantha shannon
  • four dead queens by astrid scholte
  • the storm crow by kalyn josephson
  • sabriel series by garth nix
  • a court of thorns and roses (second book onwards) sarah j maas
  • down comes the night and a far wilder magic by alison saft
  • lore by alexandra bracken
  • people of abandoned character by claire whitfield
  • the twyford code by janice hallett
  • ariadne by jennifer saint
  • a dark and hollow star by ashley shuttleworth
  • furyborn series by claire legrand
  • in the ravenous dark by a m strickland
  • gallant by v e schwab
  • the embroidered book by kate heartfield
  • the library of the unwritten by a j hackwith
  • watch her fall by erin kelly
  • seafire by natalie c parker
  • truthwitch series by susan dennard
  • seige and storm and rage and ruin and ninth house by leigh bardugo
  • the atlas six by olivie blake
  • the bone spindle by leslie vedder
  • well met by jen deluca
  • the devil and the dark water by stuart turton
  • wolf hall by hilary mantel
  • the shadows between us by tricia levenseller
  • all elly griffiths books
  • incendiary series by zoraida cordova
  • three dark crowns series by kendare blake
  • blood and sugar and daughters of night by laura shepard robinson
  • the diviners series by libba bray
  • only a monster by vanessa len
  • the traitors kiss series by erin beaty
  • two can keep a secret and one of us is next by karen m mcmanus
  • amy and rogers epic detour, and save the date by morgan matson
  • mrs england by stacey halls
  • the unhoneymooners by christina lauren
  • the switch, the flat share by beth o leary
  • graceling series by kristen cashore
  • the daughter of smoke and bone series by laini taylor
  • the hating game by sally thorne
  • the sinclairs mystery series by katherine woodfine
  • the spanish love deception by elena armas
  • a deadly education series by naomi novik
  • the night circus by erin morgenstern
  • monstrous design and glorious poison by kat dunn
  • uprooted by naomi novik
  • traitors blade series by sebastien de castell
  • the invisible library series by genevieve cogman
  • small favours by erin a craig
  • the coffin makers garden by stuart mcbride
  • the once and future witches by alix e harrow
  • these hollow vows by lexi ryan
  • threadneedle by cari thomas
  • fable by adrienne young
  • the league of gentlewomen witches by india holton
  • a winters promise series by christelle dabos
  • the veronica speedwell series by deanna raybourn
  • the winter garden by alexandra bell
  • vespertine by margaret rogerson
  • the box in the woods by maureen johnson
  • a river enchanted by rebecca ross
  • once upon a broken heart by stephanie garber
  • eliza and her monsters by francesca zappia
  • all robin hobb books
  • the city beautiful by aiden polydoros
  • daughter of the moon goddess by sue lynn tan
  • as good as dead by holly jackson
  • under the whispering door by t j klune
  • radio silence by alice oseman
  • the toll by neal shusterman
  • lockwood and co series by jonathan stroud
  • dance of thieves by mary e pearson
  • the raven cycle by maggie stiefvater
  • nevernight series by jay kristoff
  • the invisible life of addie larue by v e schwab
  • from blood and ash by jennifer l armentrout
  • kingdom of the cursed by kerri maniscalco
  • an ember in the ashes series by sabaa tahir
  • strange the dreamer series by laini taylor
  • throne of glass series by sarah j maas
  • six crimson cranes by elizabeth lim
  • winternight trilogy by katherine arden
  • the gilded cage by lynette noni
  • the daevabad trilogy by s a chakraborty
  • legendborn by tracy deonn
  • the devils advocate by steve cavanagh

So that’s all of them (I think), there’s quite a few. Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?

Book Tags

Folklore Book Tag

Happy Friday bookish people! I hope you are all having a good day today. The book tag I am doing today is the Folklore Book Tag which I found on laurensboookshelf.com but was created by lisa @A Whisper of Ink. It looks like it will be a very fun tag so I am looking forward to sharing my choices here.

The 1: A book with an ending that left you speechless

Ooh that’s starting with a difficult one… I think I am going to go with Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell because the first book in the series ends in a way I wasn’t expecting but obviously I can’t say how it ends here because of spoilers

Cardigan: A book that makes you feel happy and sad all at once

I am going to go with The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner, there’s two different timelines within this book and both of them constantly made me feel happy and sad when I read it.

The last Great American Dynasty: A book with a fascinating and well-told story

I have to choose Cecily by Annie Garthwaite for this one, it is one of my favourite books of 2022 so far and it is haunting and just overall brilliant.

Exile: A book you wish you hadn’t read

I am afraid this has to be The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, I just did not enjoy it and I still own the rest of the series.

My tears ricochet: A book that made you cry uncontrollably

Books don’t make me cry like that, I might tear up but not cry uncontrollably so I don’t really have an answer for this one.

Mirrorball: A book that feels like it was written just for you

This is definitely The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, I love the magic of this book and it feels like it was the perfect book for me.

Seven: A childhood book that makes you feel nostalgic

The Faraway Tree series by Enid Blyton, I always loved this series as a child and I still love to reread them now.

August: A book that reminds you of summer

I honestly can’t think of a book that makes me think of summer, I am sure that as soon as I post this book tag three of them will come to my mind but right now I have no answer.

This is me trying: A book that deals with loneliness and sadness

the first book that comes to mind is Holding Up The Universe and I read that when I was in secondary school a while ago and I can’t remember it all that well.

Illicit Affairs: A book that gave you a book hangover

most recently Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan, I’m not sure why other than I didn’t love the book but I didn’t read for nearly two weeks after that book.

Invisible String: A book that came into your life at the exact right time

Caraval by Stephanie Garber definitely, I read it at a time when I was searching for a really great book about magic, fates and sisters.

Mad Woman: A book with a female character you adore

I know I have just used it but I have to go with Scarlett from Caraval, she is a headstrong yet caring female character.

Epiphany: A book that was haunting

Ooh another one I don’t have an immediate answer for… I think I have to choose City of ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Betty: A book couple that fills you with yearning

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell from the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco

Peace: A book character you’d die for because you love them so much

I think I would have to say Elisabeth from Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Hoax: A book that you thought you were going to love but didn’t

A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz. I loved Moonflower Murders by the same author but this one just didn’t have the same enjoyment unfortunately.

That’s it for the Folklore Book Tag, I hope you all enjoyed it!

Book Tags

The LGBTQ+ Book Tag!

Happy Friday bookish people! Today I am very excited to be bringing you this book tag today, in the UK June is Pride month so I thought this would be a great book tag to do. I especially felt like doing this tag because my own sexuality has been on my mind a lot recently, after being in a serious relationship I have started to realise that I may actually be on the ace/asexual spectrum. I’ve done a lot of reading on the topic since I started to think more about it and it’s strange because the more I read the more I feel so sure that this is me. Anyway, I read that this may be part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum (please correct me if I am wrong about this) and so I thought this tag would be fitting.

I found this tag on Annas Book Knook blog on wordpress. I will try and answer with books that I own and that I have read but I will admit I don’t have that many books with LGBTQ+ Rep in them.

Female Strength: A book with a lesbian heroine

Right after I’ve said that I will only choose books I have read… I am choosing one I haven’t read but I have heard that it has a focus on a lesbian relationship – Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M Danforth

Cinnamon Roll: A book with an adorable gay character

For this I chose the character of Robin Blythe from A Marvelous Light by Freya Marske

Boys and Girls: A book with bi rep done right

I can’t really speak so much about this because I don’t identify as bi, but for this one I chose Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Basherdoust

The Body and the Soul: A book with a trans character

For this one, again I had to choose a book that I haven’t read because I don’t own any but I chose Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee

We’re all queer: queer rep you’d love to see more of

After realising I might be ace, I’d love to see more books with ace rep in them

All about pronouns: A book with a non-binary character

I didn’t pick a book for this question because I didn’t already own any and I didn’t want to choose too many more books that I haven’t read so if you have any reccomendations let me know!

Aromantic Ace: A book that belongs to the aro/ace spectrum

I have heard that there are characters in Vicious by V E Schwab that are aro/aceand I enjoy that book a lot so that’s the one I chose.

One Big Family: A book that features lots of different LGBTQ+ reps

Again I didn’t choose one for this because I could not find one on my shelf or through a search of recommendations so again if you know of any good ones, let me know.

Sapphic Love: Your favourite F/F couple

For this one I chose Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn

Boys Love: Your M/M OTP

For this one I chose one of my favourite books, The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Sidekick: Your favourite LGBTQ+ side character

Stealing the show: An LGBTQ+ side character couple

I chose the sister (I can’t think of the names right now!) and her girlfriend in Pumpkin by Julie Murphy

Strong Beliefs: An LGBTQ+ book that deals with religion

Again, I could not find a book for this question.

Rainbows Everywhere: A book with an unapologetic cover

For this one I chose the cover of Especially Earnest by Molly Horan

Future Generations: Your most anticipated LGBTQ+ release

I am really excited for A Little Bit Country by Brian D Kennedy

That’s it for this book tag, I hope you all enjoyed it! How would you answer these?

Book Tags

The Summer Bucket List Book Tag

Happy Friday bookish people! I thought it would be fun to do a summer book tag today, even though it’s technically not summer yet I don’t think, but it’s close! I found this book tag on parchmentpages.co.uk

Hit The Beach: A Book Set By The Sea

Watch Fireworks: A Book That Had A Fiery Romance

Go For A Road Trip: A Book That Involves A Journey

Camp Under The Stars: A Book That Had You Starstruck

I’m not sure on this one, I literally can’t think of any book that made me feel starstruck

Marathon Some Movies: A Book You Couldn’t Put Down

Go Out For Ice Cream: A Book With A Sweet Romance

Picnic In The Park: A Book That Was A Breath Of Fresh Air

Go For A Hike: A Character Who Conquered An Obstacle

Grill Some BBQ: A Book Featuring Delicious Food

Watch The Sunrise: A Book That Inspired You

That’s it for this book tag, if you see this then consider yourselves tagged!

Book Tags

Spring has sprung book tag!

Happy Friday bookish people! I am excited to be bringing you another book tag today, the spring has sprung book tag!

Flowers – Look on your bookshelf, what is the most beautiful book inside and out: A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross the Illumicrate edition

This cover is just stunning, I haven’t read it yet but I’m sure that the story is just as beautiful

Grass – what is a book that you find others like way more than you did: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I have a review post up of this book but I did not like this book very much yet I hear so many people talking about how good this series is

Rain – what is a great book that lifts your spirits when you’re down: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Dew – what’s a book that made you feel alive: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

this mystery book had my heart beating very fast and that’s why I chose it as my answer for a book that made me feel alive

Storms – what’s a book that you found unpredictable: Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Rainbow – what was a book you struggled with but you were glad you finished it: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Chilly weather – a book you couldn’t finish or didn’t enjoy: Lily by Rose Tremain

Warm weather – a book you loved and you wanted more of: any books by Kerri Maniscalco!

The stalking Jack the Ripper books series and the Kingdom of the Wicked series, I love all of them!

Green – a book you haven’t read yet but really want to: Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments

Pink – a book in which you felt a strong connection to the characters: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Purple – what’s a book that when you read it made you feel safe: I don’t have an answer for this one unfortunately.

Orange – what book do you feel is intelligently written: any Agatha Christie book

Yellow – what book puts a smile on your face: the Pages and Co series by Anna James

That’s the end of this book tag, I hope you all enjoyed it! How would you have answered these questions?