the how i choose my books tag

i was recently tagged by the wonderful darque dreamer reads for this tag and i am so happy about it, because this is such a cool tag. it was originally created by the bookish underdog. so please go and check out both their blogs! 🙂 ❤




1. find a book on your shelves with a blue cover. what made you pick up the book in the first place?


well, since my name is alex, the title immediately drew my attention. then i figured out, that the boy’s name is alex and not the girl’s, but i didn’t care. alex is alex hahaha 😀 then i found out, what this book is about. kind of “you’ve got mail” in book form. and since this is one of my favorite movies, i was sold 😀 i really liked this cute contemporary. it’s perfect for the summer months, where you can just sit back and relax. 🙂


2.) think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy but did. why did you read it in the first place?


honestly, i just wanted to know what the fuss is all about. i didn’t think i would enjoy it, but i wanted to give it a try. it was nothing special, but i was sucked in and i couldn’t put it down. it was addictive and i liked it. so the next day i bought all the other books in the series 😀


3.) stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick up a book at random. how did you discover this book? 


i didn’t! i got this book in one of my book subscription boxes. i didn’t know, that it was out there in the world, but i am glad i got it. the cover is so beautiful and i am excited to read it 🙂


4.) pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. what did you think of it?


a friend of mine tried to get me to read this book for years. she thought the series was great and she loved the movies too. i always said, that i am not interested. why? because i didn’t like jennifer lawrence at that time. now i love that woman. she is soooooo amazing. ❤ and then i was curious and more and more people recommended this series to me. so at the beginning of this year i finally did it and i read all three books over one weekend. and i loved them, except one thing. but i don’t want to talk about that 😀


5.) pick a book you discovered through book blogs. did it live up to the hype?


i haven’t been that long in the book blog community, but i already have some books on my tbr. but i will be counting booktube and bookstagram too, since these are communities i’ve been for the past year. and “six of crows” ALWAYS popped up. so i gave it a chance. and i loved it. so much. kaz is my man. i want to cuddle him. so badly. 😀 ❤


6.) find a book on your shelves with a one word title. what drew you to this book?


this year was the year where i decided to read all six of jane austens novels. i was afraid, because i had such high expectations. but then i just started and did it. it turned out, that “persuasion” is my favorite one of her. i love this book so much. the only one left is “emma” and i am excited to read my last jane austen novel.


7.) what book did you discover through a film/TV adaptation?


the same friend who recommended “the hunger games” to me, was a huge fan of “outlander”. i didn’t know the series back then, when the first season came out, but my friend and i were big into tv series. and she was so excited about that show, that we started watching it together. i just saw the first couple of episodes and then i decided, that i want to read the books first, before i watch the show. and see, what happened… i am at the beginning of book two and i am stuck… :/ but i loooooooved the first book! ❤ james alexander malcom mckenzie fraser ❤ ❤ ❤


8.) think of your all-time favorite books. when did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?

thefaultinourstars  martian janeeyre

i don’t remember when i first read “the fault in our stars”. since i read it seven times now, it’s all a blurr. but it was a recommendation from a friend and i read it, it broke my heart, i was crying, i couldn’t function for a couple of days and that was it. favorite book of all time. ❤

i read “the martian” last year, when i joined the “traveling book project germany“. it was a traveling book and i LOVED it. this book is amazing as hell! 😀

“jane eyre” was one of the books of the month last year in “the rory gilmore reading challenge” group on goodreads. and i am so glad. because until this day, it is my favorite classic. ❤



that’s it guys. i hope you liked my answers. i am tagging everybody who wants to do this tag. feel free and let me know! 🙂

24 thoughts on “the how i choose my books tag

  1. First of all, I am jealous because my Alex, Approximately book isn’t blue. I mean red is my favorite color, but I want that cover not my non blue one. Also, what was the one thing you don’t want to discuss that you don’t like about The Hunger Games? Did you wish she ended up with Gail? I thought Gail was a turd. Most of these books I have heard of endlessly from Booktube, but after caving and reading Throne of Glass and other SJM books, I don’t trust their opinions anymore. Great Tag!

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    • honestly, the love triangle didn’t affect me much. i wasn’t leaning towards both of them. i was fine with the ending, because i didn’t care much anymore. i was so mad after reading about finnick, that i threw my book away and didn’t want to finish it. i picked it up again, but nothing what happened next, was affecting me anymore…

      that’s the paperback edition of alex, approximately. i like both covers, this one was just cheaper 😀


  2. If I hadn’t seen all the hype for Six of Crows on blogs I probably never would have looked twice at it, but I’m glad I gave into all the hype like you did because it’s one of my favorite books ever. Also I love how whenever anyone mentions The Hunger Games we all have the same complaint about that “one thing.” And it’s always the same one thing, hahaha.

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