The Birthday Book TAG


My birthday was this week, so I thought I'd answer this tag even though last week I also posted one. But hey, my birthday!

1 – BIRTHDAY CAKE – a book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore it anyway

The Selection: The one series that honestly isn't that good, but I still enjoy rereading

2 – PARTY GUESTS – your most anticipated book release this year

My Calamity Jane: And side note, also super excited about the "Mary" series the authors are also going to start doing!

3 – BIRTHDAY PRESENTS – a book that surprised you with how much you loved it

A Natural History of Dragons: Something about it intrigued me, even though overall it didn't exactly feel like a book for me, but I am so happy I ended up reading

4 – THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG – a book that certainly deserved all the hype it got

Harry Potter: I don't think I need to explain myself further

5 – HAPPY MUSIC – a book with some very beautiful and truly memorable quotes

Divergent: This was a hard question, and I'm not exactly sure about my answer either

6 – GETTING OLDER – a book that you read a long time ago, but you think that you would appreciate it more if you read it as a more mature reader

Classics: There are some books that I used to love and think that if I read them now I'd really dislike, but this one I think I'd appreciate more classics now

7 – SWEET BIRTHDAY MEMORIES – a book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life

Harry Potter: I feel like this is the only answer I could give, since jumping into that world is just nostalgic and can take me back and away

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And just as an added fun fact, I make my own cake every year. And pretty much every year it's something different. This year I went with red velvet.

Read on lovelies,


History of My Bookshelf TAG

History of My Bookshelf TAG

For this tag I went with books I own, most as physical books and some as ebooks. For questions 2-8 the first one title is a book I read which was published that particular year, and the second a book I read that year, but wasn't published that year.

1. The oldest book on your shelf Owned the longest: Elli

2. A book you read in 2013 United We Spy, Graceling

3. A book you read in 2014 Isla and the Happily Ever After, Emma

4. A book you read in 2015 The Fill-In Boyfriend, Assassin's Curse

5. A book you read in 2016 The Rose and the Dagger, Cinder and Ella

6. A book you read in 2017 Geekerella, My Lady Jane

7. A book you read in 2018 The Kiss Quotient, Renegades

8. A book you read in 2019 Humble Pi, A Natural History of Dragons

9. A book you’ve read more than once Babe

10. A book you waited over a year to be published My Plain Jane (and I'm eagerly waiting for the next one!)

11. A book you read on vacation/away from home Crazy Rich Asians

12. A book you got from someplace special (anything that’s not your local bookstore/online retailer) Torch Against the Night (signed copy from a store in the US)

13. A book you that made you cry If I Stay

14. A book you read in one sitting Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

15. A book that was a gift Andersen Classic Fairy Tales collection

16. A book you read before owning (library, borrowed from a friend)
If I Stay

17. A book you lent to someone else
Snow Like Ashes

18. A book that has been damaged Dear John

19. A book you got on sale/discounted Illustrated Harry Potter

20. A book you read with someone else (buddy read/read with a book club) Some John Green books for the #TurtlesAlltheWayCountDown by Penguin Random House, though I never ended up reading Turtles All the Way Down...

21. A book you associate with a song The Hunger Games

22. A book you associate with a food This was the hardest one! Heartless would be a good one with all it's baking creations, but I don't own that anymore. Something else would be Harry Potter with it's magical treats, or maybe the first Gallagher Girls book and tea?

23. A book you got years ago that you probably wouldn’t buy now The Assassin's Blade

24. A book you associate with a specific time in your life The Infernal Devices

25. A book you used to like, but don’t anymore I make it a point to not own them!

26. The newest book on your shelf
A Natural History of Dragons, but I also have the fourth illustrated Harry Potter on its way

Read on lovelies,