The 100

How I Choose My Books Tag!

Zoe: Welcome back everyone to Twintales, sorry its been so long. Annike and I thought we would come back and do a tag we were nominated for a little while ago (maybe a long while ago) so sorry about the lateness of this tag but a huge shoutout to Icebreaker for the nomination go and show her some love and follow her amazing blog. Here we go:

Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book?

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A: I have The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli on my shelf with a blue cover. I have to say the reason I asked for this book and eventually got it was because it was such a popular book and had so much hype at the time! I kind of don’t remember what happens anymore… but I’m pretty sure I liked it.

Z: A blue book on my book shelf is the King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard. The reason I picked this book up is because I loved the previous 2 books and was really excited to see where the story was going to go.

Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did. Why did you read it in the first place?

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A: Definitely Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta which I read a couple years ago and reread last year. I only really picked it up because it is set in my suburb and was a local author – but I ended up loving it so much!

Z: I would definitely go with Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Annike kept telling me to read it but I thought it looked bad. She kept persuading me until I finally gave up and decided to read it. I didn’t think I would like it but ended up loving so I am thankful to her now:)

Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick up a book at random. How did you discover this book?

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A: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. I 100% discovered this book on WordPress after reading like a million posts on it. Again, this book was all the rage a little while ago so I figured I needed to give it a go.

Z: Finding Cassie Crazy by Jaclyn Moriarty. I brought this book from the library when I was in like year 5 and read the whole thing on music camp. I picked this one because I thought it looked really interesting and I really loved it when I read it.

Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?

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A: Technically this isn’t specific, but my brother always used to recommend Matthew Reilly books to me and last year I listened to his book The Tournament and absolutely adored it. I had no idea I would like ti that much but it was so interesting and definitely memorable.

Z: Annike has recommended me so many books but two books that were recommend by a friend at school were Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach and These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. I thought they were both really good recommendations and good summer reads.

Pick a book that you discovered through YouTube / book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?

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A: Umm I have already listed 2 books that I’ve found through WordPress but I think another one from last year was Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner. I had never heard of Jeff Zentner and his other book so Goodbye Days definitely popped up on my WordPress reader, and let me say – it is a beautiful read!

Z: I heard a lot about The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas through book blogs. I was constantly seeing raving reviews on this book and decided to finally pick it up. I was very happy to find out that it did live up the hype and I loved it.

Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a one-word title. What drew you to this book?

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A: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell!!! AHHH I love this book still even though I got it like 5 years ago. I think what initially drew me to it was the fact that it involved twins but I’ve read it like every year since haha.

Z: Everless by Sara Holland. I was drawn to this book due to the intriguing premise. It looked so amazing and unique, similar to red queen and so full of mystery. I thought it was really good but maybe not up to my exceedingly high expectations.

What book did you discover through a film / TV adaptation?

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A: Definitely The 100 by Kass Morgan. The books are very different to the TV series so even though I read the book series second, they didn’t overlap a whole awful lot. Despite that I really like both the original book and the adapted TV show.

Z: Alike Icebreaker I would have to go with The Martian by Andy Weir. I watched the movie back in 2015 and finally read the book a few weeks ago and thought they were both brilliant. It was so original and because I loved the movie I was so happy that I also loved the book and it lived up to the hype.

Think of your all-time favourite book/s. When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?

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A: This is so hard! To name a few – An Ember in the Ashes, The Unexpected Everything, The 5th Wave, A Torch Against the Night, How I Lost You and probably a bunch that I have forgotten. They are really a mix I think. I found AEITA, TUE and ATATN on Goodreads and WordPress and the others I picked up randomly and just loved them 🙂

Z: I don’t even think I can pick a favourite book because there are so many amazing books out there which are all so different. I think I generally pick out books that I love due to great ratings and reviews. I love unique books which are both powerful, inspiring and beautifully written.


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Annike: Thanks for reading guys! This was such a fun and really new tag. We hope you guys will like it just as much as we do and definitely give it a go! Have a great couple of days – we will be back with something new soon 🙂

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