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?
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! 🙂