For the first time ever I have a good reason for taking so long to do a tag, because when I was first tagged I’d read just one of the books on the list, so doing it would have been totally pointless. However I decided to treat this like a challenge to see how many I could read…. Annnd now that I’ve finally managed to read ALL the books on here so I’m READY TO ROCK!!

Thank you so much to Emily @Rose Read for tagging me and creating such an awesome list of books- I had so much fun doing this!!

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blog who tagged you and link back to them
  • Your first book is the last book of the person who tagged you
  • Follow the list of books the tagger you gave you and then face off “book 1 vs book 2”
  • As soon as you have a winner, choose 7 more books and blogs to tag

Emily ended with Cinder by Marissa Meyer, so that’s my starting book. Here’s her list of contenders:

  1. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  3. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  4. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobosky
  7. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell


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Cinder VS Illuminae: Already I’m gonna have some guilt with this question because of how easy it is for me to say ILLUMINAE! In truth, I did really enjoy Cinder but I didn’t love it nearly as much as Illuminae.


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Illuminae VS Ready Player One: Again I did actually enjoy Ready Player One in the end but IT’S NOT ILLUMINAE DAMMIT!


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Illuminae VS Enders Game : This is getting ridiculous!!! Guys, I just really like Illuminae okay!?


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Illuminae VS Outsiders: Okay, before you get up on me for my Illuminae bias, I’m still trying to pin down my thoughts on Outsiders since I had mixed feelings about it… so yeah… it’s got to be Illuminae.


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Illuminae VS The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Ahh well this one’s easy too- cos I actually didn’t like the Part-Time Indian– I didn’t relate to it at all and as I said in my mini-review, I think it’s more aimed at an American audience. So yeah, Illuminae for the win!


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Illuminae VS Perks of Being a Wallflower: Arghhhh no!!!! Why are you doing this to me?!?! I really thought with how easy it was for Illuminae to win the last few rounds that it would run away with it and I wouldn’t have to make any tough decisions… Alas you’re making me choose between my babies *sobs*!! I think it actually has to be Perks because Illuminae was tough to get into (see I can actually criticise books I love from time to time) whereas Perks was faultless (okay, not always)


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Perks of Being a Wallflower VS Eleanor and Park: *controversial opinion alert* I didn’t actually like Eleanor and Park… so this one’s a no brainer.


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The winner is Perks of Being a Wallflower! Yes, I know, we all thought Illuminae would win for sure, but at the last minute the dark horse of the competition snuck up and stole the prize!

Anyway I’m really looking forward to seeing what people do with this one.

Here’s My List of books:

  1. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  2. 1984 by George Orwell
  3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  5. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  6. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  7. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (I feel like it came so close it deserves to be on here)

I chose books I wouldn’t be able to choose between- I’m so mean- mwhahahaha!

evil laughter

I tag:

Nel, Kat, Valerie, Shannon, Briana & Krysta @Pages Unbound, Lashaan & Trang @Bookidote, Dani @Perspective of a Writer, Villain Library, Two Gals and a Book, and Around the Library in 80 Days (as always don’t feel like you have to do it and feel free to give it a go if you like the look of this!)

And what do you think of my choices- which book would have won for you? Let me know in the comments!

And heads up I’m gonna be gone for a few days, visiting friends, so there won’t be any posts until the end of next week! I will leave you with this tune…

Which is nice and appropriate for a trip to Scotland 😉

65 thoughts on “BOOK VS. BOOK TAG

  1. Ooooh! I need to read a couple before I do this tag, haha. Scotland?? I’m jealous! Have a ridiculous amount of fun! Look forward to that game of thrones post as soon as you get back! 😉

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  2. Welp, your books at the end put me out of the running. I’ve only read 2 of them [1984 & Red Rising] and I can just about guarantee that I’ll not be reading any of those others 🙂

    Great song!

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  3. I actually love that song… I would walk 500 miles… ahhhh the tune is stuck in my head now…
    I actually thought Illuminae would sweep it for you!! Illuminae is just sci-fi for the present world, it was a good choice to sweep past those beginning choices… The Outsiders is just a classic and those don’t always work against current reads… But I am surprised it was Perks that stopped it… you must like contemporary more than sci-fi? It seemed a genre war to me anyway. 🙂 🙂

    WHAT A FUN TAG!! I’m gonna take you up on this here challenge too! I’ve read some of them but a couple, like Red Rising are on my TBR and I had a friend who wanted me to read that book! Thanks Orangutan!! I’m excited to do this tag!! ❤

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    1. I love this song too 😉

      hehe I know right- it was a close one!! haha well to be honest, I really didn’t make the decisions based on genre- just on which one had the biggest impact on me. (although it would be interesting to have a genre war with all my faves 😉 )

      Thank you so much!! I’m so glad you’re up for the challenge!!! I really hope you enjoy them!!! So excited to see your post!! ❤

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  4. This is a super cool tag! I LOVE Illuminae, so I totally understand how it made it so far down the list. 😉 This is a hard one for me… I think that Illuminae might have won for me, too! I really enjoyed Cinder, but I didn’t really get into the series until book two.

    Hey! I just realized I’ve read all these books, too… Fascinating. I can’t remember that EVER happening with a book list!

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  5. I could’ve sworn this was going to end with Illuminae with the way things were going ahahhaah Glad to see a classic became king of the hill. I have yet to read it, but I have only heard great things about it. Thanks for tagging us by the way!! Your picks are 10000% crazy. I’ve only read 1984, Six of Crows and Illuminae, and just putting those 3 up against each other is a b*tch…… How dare you do such a thing?! 😛

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  6. Haha, I loved how Illuminae almost beat everything else. I think for me Ready Player One would have beat it, and then I would have sat there agonising between Ready Player One and Ender’s Game for far too long 😀

    I love your list at the end, very mean!! I think I’d have particular trouble choosing between Red Rising and Six of Crows. I still haven’t read Shadow of the Wind but it’s on my list because of your glowing review… this post reminds me I need to finally read it.

    Hope you have fun in Scotland! 🙂

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  7. *gulp* now that’s a tag demanding commitment! 😀 Looking at the books you picked, hmm… I’ve only read 2 books so in a way, thank you for not tagging me.. LOL… no, but in all seriousness! I like this tag- it’s really cool and to be honest, I was surprised by the dark horse! Was sure Illuminae was going to win! 🙂

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  8. Now I really feel like I need to read Illuminae, I don’t know why I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I have heard only good things, and I liked Cinder, if it’s better it should be for me.

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