Books as First Dates Tag

Hello beautiful people!

Thank you so much Siren @ Sweaters & Raindrops for tagging me in this really fun book tag! Her idea of a first date is SUPER adorable … I would love to walk down a cute town, browsing little boutiques and shops. I don’t really know what my ideal first date is … something intimate but also in public? Maybe a cute coffee or bookshop that has some character to it, walking around afterwards … food would be a must, because I love food ha-ha!

The Creator & the Rules

The creators of this tag is Alice @ Love for Words! The rules are …

↠ Link back to the original tag.
↠ Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
↠ Tag 5+ bloggers.
↠ Have fun!

One. First and Last: A book/series you’ve read and enjoyed, but can’t bring yourself to read again

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The hype for this book was INSANE … and for a really great reason … it’s an amazingly written and powerful story, one that really impacted my thoughts on the world. It’s still one of my favourite novels, but I don’t think I’ll ever read it again. I just don’t think there’s any way to get those same emotions again when re-reading the novel … the novel catches you off guard, which is why people react the way they do. So when you already know what’s going to happen, it kind of loses that during a re-read.

Two. With a friend of my friend: A book/series someone recommended to you that turned out to be different from what you had expected

Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro

This series was EVERYWHERE a couple of years ago … a LOT of people kept recommending it to me, so I finally decided to give it a go and did a group buddy read last year. I was expecting more mystery and adventure and suspense … but it was definitely not what I expected. As the series continued, I started to lose interest. I’m still glad I read it … but it was NOT what I was expecting whatsoever!

Three. Double date: A book whose sequel you immediately had to read

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

Oh my goodness … this book … OH MY GOSH! Seriously, I couldn’t put this down. I’ve had SUCH a hard time finding some new adult books that keep me intrigued … and then I finally gave this book a chance. Tucker just knows how to pace a book, providing the right amount of growth and detail at the right time. Once I finished this, I HAD to order Wild at Heart … thank goodness my aunt had already ordered it for me as a birthday gift! Note: The sequel’s incredible too.

Four. Let’s go to the movies: A book/series that should be adapted to the screen

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

This book is HILARIOUS! Seriously, if you haven’t read it yet … you really need to. It’s a wonderfully witty and epic adventure story, with a wonderful lore and elaborate settings. I honestly would love to see the characters and creatures and settings Eames has created brought to life … I think if the right director was chosen, it could be phenomenal!

Five. Dreamy stargazing: A book that made you go ahhhh and ohhhh

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

This book gave me ALL the feels … honestly, I absolutely adore this novel. The story is phenomenal and the writing draws you in … you can’t help but read until the last page! And honestly, that cover is just stunning!

Six. Fun at the fair: A book full of colours

To be frank … I have no idea lol! Maybe because I’m writing this at 11 PM at night ha-ha!

Seven. Amusement park adventure: A book that was a rollercoaster

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

I was not expecting there to be quite so much emotion going on in this book … but apparently, I was VERY wrong. It’s actually a well-balanced book, addressing a multitude of different issues and troubles without overwhelming the reader. Hopefully, I will be able to read more of Bennett’s books this year!

Eight. Picnic with cherries: A book whose food descriptions made you feel all *heart eyes*

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Yes … it’s my go-to answer … but I honestly haven’t read many books that REALLY describe the food so well that it makes me want to jump into the book to simply steal the food. But I swear, every book in the Harry Potter series describes some kind of food or drink or tasty treat that makes my mouth water!

Nine. Trip to the museum: A book that taught you valuable stuff

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

Honestly … I can’t get over how much I love this book, and the Wild series in general. It’s honestly such a beautiful story, one that taught me so much. From living in the moment, learning to not overthink the future, choosing to forgive and let go, knowing when to grieve and when to move forward, not being scared to love … I have nothing but love for this book and it’s sequel Wild at Heart.

Tag! You’re it!

As always, there’s no pressure to participate!

↠ Laura Beth @ Hot Shot Headlines
↠ Amber @ Escape Life In the Pages
↠ Tracy @ Truffle’s Literary Wonders


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12 thoughts on “Books as First Dates Tag

  1. Awesome post!! Your first date idea was also so cute! Kings of the Wyld is in my bookshelf and I’m so excited to get to it but it’s so thick that I’m kind of feeling intimidated 😬 And I hear nothing but good things about The Simple Wild so it’s def one of my top new adult books to get to! Thanks for doing the tag!


  2. Awww, thanks for tagging me lovely! ❤

    I feel the same way about Harry Potter! They also have such amazing food. Constantly wishing I had butterbeer, LOL! I'm currently listening to The Hate U Give on audiobook. I don't think I'll be able to reread it either but that's because I think it will gut me and I don't want to have to experience it again. I also want to read The Ten Thousand Doors of January!! It sounds so amazing! I'm glad you enjoyed it! ❤



  3. I love your ideal first date! That’s so sweet. For me, it’s definitely biased, but my first date with Al was magical. I found out on our wedding day that he wanted to marry me after that first date, so it must have worked! Thanks for tagging me – I can’t wait to do this on my blog.


  4. Love all your answers this tag is so cute! I have a lot of these books on my TBR and really want to read Kings of the Wild (I feel like I’m seeing it everywhere lol!) Great post 🙂


  5. Yes, I loved Alex, Approximately precisely for the fact that it wasn’t just another fluffy contemporary 😍 Jenn Bennett’s books pretty much always make me unexpectedly emotional 😅


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