Thank you to Jasmin and abOOkishOwl for tagging me! I know this has taken me forever! (I just have so many tags to do)The Book Courtship Tag which was originally created by LovelyLikeLaura.
Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover?
Divergent by Veronica Roth.
Honestly it’s not even the most beautiful cover out there but I bought Divergent when I saw it on the shelf while shopping at K-Mart. I was in need of something to read (I read the book before I even knew there was going to be a film adaptation three years later) and the cover caught my attention. Then I fell in love with the book and obviously had to read the rest..Nonetheless, I’d like to forget that Allegiant ever happen and would like to end my reading experience with this series at Insurgent.
Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you got because of the summary?
A portion of the book’s blurb courtesy of Goodreads: Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life
When I read the summary it reminded me of The Handmaid’s Tale and I really love that book; therefore, I knew I had to purchase this book. And the pretty cover also played a part….
Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing?
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
I absolutely adored this book and Charles Dickens is such a great storyteller. I’ll admit I had to re-read some of the paragraphs since the language is a bit difficult to understand, but this book was amazing!
Phase 4 – First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I finished this book a couple of months ago and really liked it. I will admit I was one of those people who didn’t buy into the hype in the beginning. However, the book was on sale at Bookoutlet so I decided to purchase it and see what this book was all about. I was not disappointed. I was planning to marathon all three books, but since the last book is coming out this November, I will just wait to finish the rest of the series.
Phase 5 – Late Night Phone Calls: A book that kept you up all night?
The Heir by Kiera Cass
Okay don’t ask. It wasn’t even the fact that I was enjoying the story, I was just so fully awake at that time and this book was such a fast-paced read I ended up reading it in just a few hours.
Phase 6 – Always on my mind: A book you could not stop thinking about?
I read this book back in middle school and after the reading the end I was just so surprised. I wasn’t expecting the ending at all and this book was just one of those that totally made me think.
Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book which you love the way it feels?
The Barnes and Noble Classics Edition. They are just so gorgeous. I only own one so far, but I would love to have the whole collection!
Phase 8 – Meeting the parents: A book which you would recommend to your family and friends?
It will depend on these individual’s reading taste. I don’t just recommend one particular book because I know some of my family and friends prefer a certain genre and will probably refuse to read another. However, to make their life so much easier since most of my friends and relatives don’t even read I will choose:
The Little Prince or Le Petit Prince in French by Antoine de Saint Exupery
Not only is this book short it has pictures! And this book is a great read for any age especially the messages that this book sends.
Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: A book or series you know you will re read many times in the future?
This should be obvious! Harry Potter of course! If any person would ever me ask this question in the future in regards to Harry Potter “….After all this time?” my answer:
Phase 10 – Share the love: Who do you tag?