The First Date Book Tag

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It is Friday but this is not a creative piece because I’m not fully happy with where it was going and so I scrapped the idea of it and am going to start again. I’m gonna keep it fun and do a tag that I saw over on YouTube at this here very lovely location.

It’s about books, just in case the title didn’t give it away.

1. The awkward first date – a book where something felt off. It wasn’t a bad book, but lacked that spark for you.

Alice, Christina Henry. It started off great but by the time I finished it I was left with a ‘was that it?’ feeling. It was good, I liked it, but it I just felt like there was room for more.

2. The cheap first date – book that turned out less than you expected

Having a quick look through my Goodreads ‘Read’ shelf, the first one that came up was The Miniaturist,  Jessie Burton. It wasn’t bad and it was beautifully written, but yeah I just expected more from it.
3. Well-prepared first date – better than expected

American Gods, Neil Gaiman. I mean I had high hopes for it because it’s Gaiman and I love him and almost all of his work, but this was somehow better than any expectation that I had.
4. Hot but dumb – pretty book, not so hot on the inside

Listen I buy so many damn books because of the cover I feel like this list could on for decades. The first one that I truly noticed was Looking for Alaska, John Green. I read that book around about the time that I fell out of love with John Green’s work and that reflected my opinion on it.
5. Blind date – book you picked up not knowing anything about it

Again, I do this loads. The first one that I can think of that I totally loved, was The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion. Honestly I cannot recommend that book enough.
6. Speed dating – book you read super fast

Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher. I read it in about 2 hours in the end. I loved it so much (find out how much here)

7. The rebound – a book you read too soon after a book hangover and it kind of ruined the book for you

I mean…Moby Dick maybe. I have attempted to read that book twice now at times when it just wasn’t going to happen and have failed both times. And I do truly think I cannot stand it, but I also think the timing of when I’ve gone to read it has affected that as well.

8. Overly enthusiastic date – a book that felt like it was trying too hard

Holding Up the Universe, Jennifer Niven and Our Chemical Hearts, Krystal Sutherland. They were just too cliche for my liking.

9. The perfect first date – book that did everything right for you

Oh there are so many of them. But given that I have already mentioned one of my favourite ever books earlier in this post it seems only fitting that I include the other. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern is just one of the most visually stunning books that I have ever read. It just ticked all the boxes.

10. Humiliating first date – book you’re embarrassed to admit you liked/ embarrassed to see reading in public for whatever reason

I gotta be honest, at the moment I’m mildly embarrassed to be reading Cassandra Clare’s books on trains and the like. But for the most part I don’t really care about that sort of thing.

And that’s this bookish tag done. Give it a try if you fancy!

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