Hey y’all! It’s time for another book tag! It’s crazy how fast October has been going by. A lot of good things are happening here on my end, including helping one of my coworkers find an apartment. I’m very excited for her!
In other news, I’m actually sticking to my October TBR so far, which is weird for me. I don’t know how this is even possible for a mood reader like myself.
Bookish Scenarios Tag
You have to get rid of all your books and you can only keep ONE from each of these genres: Contemporary, fantasy, nonfiction and one other of your choosing. What books do you keep?
Welp… here we go.
Contemporary: I’d have to say Time Bomb. It’s such a good book that keeps you interested. It’s a book I think about every once in a while, so I would definitely keep it.
Fantasy: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It’s my favorite book of the series, so it would be the one of the bunch I’d keep. I also don’t have many other fantasy books as I’m not a big fantasy reader.
Non-fiction: I Will Always Write Back is one of my favorite non-fiction books out there. It reads so easily and it reminds me of my elementary school years when we did a short pen-pal stint.
You’re at the book store and you can hear a teenager telling their mother they don’t like to read, but their mother insists they pick something. You walk over and recommend a book you think is great for people who aren’t big on reading – what book is it?
I’ve actually had this happen a few times at work (a library) and I find that sometimes it helps first to find out the teenager’s interests. Finding out what kind of shows they like to watch is huge because that will influence what they’d probably like for books. However, depending on the information I found out, I’d be likely to recommend these books on their preferences:
Romance: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. It’s a short, cute romance that I think a fan of those romance series on Netflix would like (like To All the Boys or Dash & Lily).
Fantasy: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer. It’s a fantastic start to the Land of Stories series and a great series for those who love fairy tales. Plus it’s not too confusing with characters in the beginning.
Mystery: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus. Her books are just so good, but in my opinion this one is the best and I think a new reader would really enjoy it.
You’re not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which book do you read to put yourself in a good mood?
I have a few that will do this for me, but I’d say maybe Lola and the Boy Next Door because it’s just one of my favorites. And I love Cricket.
You go back in time for a day to your teenage years. What book would you most likely have caught yourself reading?
I read a lot as a teen (well, pretty much my entire life) but back then I was definitely reading the new Harry Potter books as they came out. I’d get them on release day and devour them in a few hours. I know the Private novels started coming out when I was in high school, so those were another set of books you’d catch me reading at any time.
Your friend surprises you with a four day trip and you have one hour to pack. Which book do you bring to read on the way?
Either the book I’m currently reading or one that I know I’d really like to read next… so that all depends on my TBR at the time, haha.
Your house has been robbed! Don’t worry – everyone is safe but your bookshelf has been raided. What’s the book you really hope is safe?
The one written by my great uncle, Called to Serve. It’s not really available for purchase anymore, and while I have another box or two of his books that the church gave us after he passed, my copy was signed to me. So without those copies I’d never be able to replace it. My other books can be replaced.
Your friend borrows a book and returns it in awful condition. Do you A) Just pretend you haven’t noticed, B) Ask them to repurchase it, or C) Secretly do the same thing to something of theirs?
I only lend to those I trust wouldn’t ruin my books, in which case would be my coworkers because librarians are good at taking care of books. But if it were the case, I’d go with A because I’m not going to be petty about it. I don’t mind buying a replacement myself. If they offer to replace it, that’s different.
I really enjoyed answering these questions. Some of them I had to think on, and I like that. Though I also like having an answer right away. I guess that’s what made this a good tag!