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The Book Courtship Tag

So I was nominated by Megan from Fun Facts For Writing to do this Book Courtship Tag. If you want to check out her answers, click here.

Phase 1: Initial Attraction

A book you bought because of the cover

love fortunes

I bought Kimberly Karalius’ Love Fortunes and other Disasters for its cover. I thought it was a cute and quirky cover, and the story does fit that cover illustration.

Fun fact. I tend to not read books that have people on the cover when it comes to YA novels, but there are a few exceptions which I will mention later on. The reason being is that usually, the books I have come across and read with real people on it tend to not be interesting.

Phase 2: First Impressions

A book you bought because of the summary

Eleanor and Park

Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & ParkI knew from the back of the book’s description that I would instantly love it.

Phase 3: Sweet Talk

A book with great writing

Sei Shonagon’s The Pillow Book. I would consider her writing quirky and clever. It’s the book that got me interested in Japanese literature.

Phase 4: First Date

A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the entire series

To All The Boys I've Loved

Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved BeforeIt’s one of those rare cases where I actually like a book with a real person on the front cover.

Phase 5: Late Night Phone Calls

A book that kept you up all night

Ramesh Menon’s The Mahabharata in English translation. I’m currently reading this for a class, and that’s why it is keeping me up all night.

Phase 6: Always on My Mind

A book you could not stop thinking about

Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji. One of the best books of all time. Genji is the man, and I can honestly say that I want to go on a date with him.

Phase 7: Getting Physical

A book you love because of the way it feels

Any Japanese book. If you have never felt the pages of a book that’s in Japanese, you should because they have the best smooth pages.

Phase 8: Meeting the Parents

A book you would recommend to family or friends

How To Read Literature Like A Professor

Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between The LinesThis book is something I would recommend college/university students because it literally teaches you how to read books as literature.

Phase 9: Thinking About the Future

A book series you know you will reread many times in the future


The book I would read many times in the future would be Alida Nugent’s Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twentysomething’s (Mostly Failed) Attempts at AdulthoodSince I’m in my twenties and I have no idea what I’m doing with my life, I can easily relate to this book.

Phase 10: Share The Love

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