Unsurprisingly, I hoped back online to hunt for fun looking Book Tags (there are so many fun ones out there!) and I found one called Astrological Book Tag. Created by Peace-Love-Veggies, this slightly longer book tag is out of this world (pun intended – sorry!).
Name a Book You’ve Read that was Full of Fire, Desire, and Passion.
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
In case it wasn’t painfully obvious – I adore everything and anything written by Ilona Andrews. That includes the Hidden Legacy series. Frankly, it’s absolutely my favorite paranormal romance series out there. The characters are so full of personality and passion, plus the plot is highly entertaining!
Name a Book You’ve Read that was Beautifully Written.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Oh my goodness, everything I think about The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, I swoon. I swear, this book just gets me. It’s a powerful and evocative read, one that has so many messages to cherish. Plus! There are so many fantastic quotes from this book.
Name a Book You’ve Read that Featured Twins.
Impostors by Scott Westerfeld
Impostors is the first in a new series by Scott Westerfeld. Though the whole series is actually a spin-off from his famous Uglies series (love it so much). Frey and Rafi are twins, both genetically designed by their father to be exactly what he needed. In Rafi’s case, she was designed to be the perfect heir. But Frey? She’s the decoy – the bodyguard designed to die for her sister’s sake.
Name a Book You Read that was a Real Tear-Jerker.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Okay, to be fair – it really does not take much to get me crying. If you kill an animal in your books, I’m going to cry. End of story. Lots of other subjects and plots get me crying too, so I had a lot of trouble picking just one book as an example. But The Perks of Being a Wallflower was one of the first to come to mind, so that is what I’m sticking with.
Name a Book You’ve Read that Featured Courageous Characters.
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Given how old the series is, this may seem like a bit of a random pull. However, Redwall was on my mind recently, and thus this felt like the natural answer to this question. All of the characters in this series are so brave, starting from the very first book. Thinking back – I’m not even sure I finished the series, I might have missed a few here and there. I hope not.
Name a Book You’ve Read that was Pure Perfection.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The idea of perfection is fairly subjective, so I really struggled with an answer to this one. Ultimately, I had to ask myself what book I would love, regardless of how much time has passed. Pride and Prejudice has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid, and I don’t see that ever changing.
Name a Book You’ve Read that was Neither Good Nor Bad.
The Mother Next Door by Tara Laskowski
Ohhh. Now this is a tough one! For me I feel like a lot of thrillers run the risk of falling under this label – they’re not bad, but I probably won’t be able to tell you the details a year or two later. So I just pulled the most recent thriller I read, in an attempt to be fair. To be clear – I adore thrillers, the problem is that you have to read a lot of ‘okay’ thrillers to find those shining and memorable pieces.
Name a Book You’ve Read that was Dark and Mysterious.
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
If you haven’t read Gideon the Ninth yet, then you must run out and do so post haste. This is one of my favorite darker reads – it’s fantastic in both written and audiobook form, so it doesn’t matter what your preference is. Also, I adore Gideon’s sassy nature.
Name a Book You’ve Read that was Full of Adventure.
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson really knows how to build a fantastic world full of dynamic characters – and so much adventure. I was immediately taken away by the world and plot of Mistborn, so this was the first book to come to mind for me. Best of all, there are several books in this series, so it’ll keep you busy for a while.
Name a Book You’ve Read that Made You Think.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is one of those books that has always made me stop and think. It has a way of speaking to my soul, and I adore it. I also love this little fun fact: you can tell what version of the novel people read, based on their opinions of the ending. Later copies had both Little Women and the sequel bundled together, which obviously changes the conclusion in a sense.
Name a Book You’ve Read that was Really Quirky.
Lightborne by Brindi Quinn
If you’re looking for a quirky book with an even quirkier protagonist, then look no further! Lightborne is such an enchanting and refreshing read, thanks heavily to how different the main character is. Bexley Lightborne is a unique character, while also being so energetic and fun. I’ll confess that it’s a favorite of mine, because it always works to cheer me up when I need it most.
Name a Book You’ve Read that was Very Imaginative.
The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman
This one made me stop. All books are imaginative, when you think of it. But admittedly there are some that get more credit than others, and with good reason. At first I started thinking of the books with the wildest world-building. Then I thought about my more recent reads, and one stuck out to me. The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman is the long-awaited sequel to Practical Magic. I can’t even begin to imagine how tough it would be to write a conclusion to this series, especially as there’s already a movie version that does just that. Yet the conclusion does justice to the world and characters, and is so very different from the cinematic take. I loved that (while still adoring the movie, to be clear).