The Book Courtship Tag | Where no one is surprised when I fangirl over books. (Again.)

Hello bookworms! How’s your Monday morning so far? I was almost not going to post today but then I discovered this tag sitting in my drafts, and it seemed interesting so I thought I might as well do it. Plus I found that I already had more than half of it done, sooo #convenient. Not to mention it seems like a lot of fun! Okay, okay, let me just get onto the details of the tag before I continue making excuses nobody is believing.

This was something I was tagged in 2015, I think? By Erika @ Erika in Bookventureland and Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner, and more recently, Summer @ Xingsings. Thank you so much! I’ve known these bloggers for a long time now, and I mean it with all my heart when I say I love them and their blogs! Which basically you must go and check them out if you haven’t already!! ❤

The Book Courtship Tag

Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover?

Erm, every book on my shelf right now?? Lol, just kidding, but probably most.. #noshame But if I were to choose just one, well, obviously my go-to answer for this would be A Thousand Pieces of You (omgggg that cover is SO GORGEOUS. Love at first sight, people!) but in an effort to be creative (ha. Me, creative? Eh, I guess I could try.) I’ve went with a different book:

First and Then

I couldn’t resist, okay? I mean, just look at that cover. IT’S SO PRETTY. I had to! ❤ Though after reading a few reviews on it, I dunno when I’m going to read it… not sure if it’s going to be something I’ll love, you know? But it looks damn good on my shelves! Lol.

Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you bought because of the summary?

I like to think most books I buy are based at least on the summary, so there are several I could choose for this, I think. But I’m going to go with:

Snow Like Ashes

When I read the summary of this book, I knew I had to read it! And thankfully, it paid off because I loved this book. 😉 I have a review on it if you want to check it out!

Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing?

Ooh, there’s actually a lot I could choose for this one?? Either I’m really easy to please in the writing department or I’ve been reading really well-written books, I don’t know. But it was quite easy when this book popped into my head:

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

This book seriously has such BEAUTIFUL writing. omg. I only wish I was able to write like this?? Because it was just so lovely. Go read it if you want proof! Or check out some of its quotes, I swear they’re amazing.

Phase 4 – First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?

Ooh, there’s been quite a few good first books I’ve read! It’s hard to choose just one (duh, as it always is) but I’m going to go with Shatter Me:

Shatter Me

Once I finished this book I just had to read the next one!! (And for the record, I’m totally glad I did, because the series just got better. YAY!)

Phase 5 – Late Night Phone Calls: A book that kept you up all night?

Ehh, sooo all the books I’ve loved?? Only half-joking. A lot of the books I’ve loved usually ended up being books I couldn’t put down, you know? And who needs sleep, anyway? But I’m going to go with one of them that popped into my head:


This book was so addicting! I just flew through it, and it definitely kept me up way past my bedtime, oops. Then again, my bedtime is hardly set these days, soo. Point is, I stayed up really late for this one! #noregrets

Phase 6 – Always on my mind: A book you could not stop thinking about?

Omg this book!! I love it so much. You guys saw this coming, didn’t you?? 😀

The Wrath and the Dawn

After reading this I couldn’t stop thinking about it! I am positively dying for the next book, oh my god. ❤ ❤

Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book which you love the way it feels?

Okay, so although I wasn’t a huge fan of the actual story, I loved the feel of this book:


I have the hardcover of it, and it feels amazing! Only wish the story was just as good… :/

Phase 8 – Meeting the parents: A book which you would recommend to your family and friends?

Oh! (Aside form Harry Potter, of course), definitely this book:

A Monster Calls

This book is SO AMAZING—Go read it asap if you haven’t already!! Such a powerful and heart-wrenching read. (On a completely unrelated note; I’m so excited for the movie!)

Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: A book or series you know you will re-read many times in the future?

HARRY POTTER. My childhood. My love. My bookish comfort. That is all.

Harry Potter series

BUT if I was to give another shot at being creative (even though it’s not even creative, really), I’d go with The Infernal Devices because THE FEELS. Will never get old!

TID trilogy

Phase 10 – Share the love: Who do you tag?

Not sure who did this and who didn’t, so I’m going to tag a few people—feel free to ignore it if you don’t want to do it or if you already have. And if you haven’t done this, but want to, just let me know! I’d love to tag you and add you to the list. It would be great to see everyone’s answers. 😉

So that’s it for the Book Courtship tag! This was lots of fun; again, I urge you to do this if you’re interested! Just link back to this post so I can come check it out (and fangirl along with you, of course). XD And if you don’t want to do it, that’s perfectly fine, just ignore it or just let me know. This was such a refreshing and fun tag! But unfortunately this is the end of this post. ❤ Hope you all are enjoying your Monday! Happy reading!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

23 thoughts on “The Book Courtship Tag | Where no one is surprised when I fangirl over books. (Again.)

  1. This post reminds me that this same tag is awaiting for my answers since… I don’t know, TOO LONG, hahaha. Anyways. I loved your answers, Analee! You’re so right about the Ten Thousand Pieces of You cover, it’s gorgeous. Did you see the one for the last book? It is breathtaking !!
    That Sarah Ockler book is gorgeous, Inside and out! ❤

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    • Haha I know what you mean! I have a bunch of tags sitting in my drafts, all incomplete and lonely for so long lollll.
      Omg yessss the cover for the last book is so fabulous ALSJEYBFSH I can’t even. 😍😍
      Eep yes, it’s so absolutely lovely! ❤️

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  2. Great post! Snow Like Ashes was enjoyable- but I was more attracted to the cover than anything else- it’s just so pretty! I’ve never heard of the Summer of Chasing Mermaids- just based on the title I’m intrigued! And I need to read Monster Calls already!! Thanks so much for the tag- I’ve not done it yet and am looking forward to it!! 😀

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  3. Loved Reading your answers! I totally agree with you on Shatter me! It was one of my favorite trilogies and I’m glad I’ve binge read it otherwise I would’ve died waiting for the next. Truthwitch is really a kissass read and I can’t wait to read windwitch. The Wrath and the dawn is an enchanting tale and I really miss Khalid and Shazi. Anyway, thanks for the tag but I already done this tag before. 😀

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    • Yayyy, so happy to hear that! 😊 Haha yess omg the Shatter Me series is so amazing!! And YESSS I absolutely loved Truthwitch! Such a good read. I know right? I can’t wait to read The Rose and the Dagger! ❤️
      Oh, that’s perfectly fine! Sorry about that. 😅 I’ll definitely go check it out!

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  4. Thank you so much for the tag ! 😀 This looks fun to do!! ❤ And wow for a Monster Calls I APPROVE HAHA I would soo show it to my kids T_T I cried at the end of the book.. LOL I plan on reading The Wrath and The Dawn real soon!! 😀

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  5. I seriously LOVE A Monster Calls! ❤ It's such a beautiful book. (I cried sooo much!) I need to reread The Infernal Devices some time this year. I adore those books! And it has been a while since I read the first book. 😀

    Thank you for tagging me, but I have already done this tag. You can check it out here. 🙂

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    • Omg yesss I approve of your taste!! 😂 A Monster Calls was so heartbreaking yet so impossibly delicious and amazing. 😍
      YESS The Infernal Devices will always have a place in my heart!!

      Oh! That’s perfectly fine, sorry about that! 😊 I’ll definitely go check it out some time.

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      • Yeah, Shatter Me DOES sound like the kind of book that I’d like. I have no idea why I haven’t tried it out yet. But then again, I’m a crazy person who has no reason whatsoever for doing anything that she does, sooo… not really a big surprise there. 😛 And I keep hearing about Patrick Ness from EVERY bookworm out there!! It feels like everyone’s kind of poking me to just go and read him already, lol. XD I was thinking maybe I should try A Monster Calls first, whatcha think?

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        • Haha don’t worry, you’re not totally crazy. 😂😂 Maybe a little, but hey, aren’t we all?
          Oooh yessss A Monster Calls would be a great point to start off from! It’s simply so. Amazing. I absolutely can’t wait to see what you think of it if you get around to reading it! ❤️

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        • Haha, now that’s a relief! XD XD
          I know, almost every review of A Monster Calls that I’ve read is raving with praises of awesomeness about that book. I’m highly tempted, to be honest! 😉

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