The Book Courtship Tag

book courtship tag

Yes, that’s right, we’re really hotting up towards Valentine’s Day so I’m here to tell you of my one true love… books 😉 And it just so happens that I have the perfect tag for the occasion- that has for some reason taken me FOREVER to get round to (I’m talking years- so if any of you folks feel bad about not doing tags, look at my example and weep with relief 😉 ) Long overdue thanks to the fabulous Quirky Book Nerd, the amazing Analee@Book Snacks and the indomitable Vicky@Books and Strips!

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


I bought the entire Pledge series cos it was cheap and I loved the covers… and boy did I live to regret it!! The worst thing is the covers are sort of pretty- but I really don’t care for them much now. (Plus they’re on my kindle, so what difference does it make?!)

Phase 2: First Impressions – A book you got because of its summary?


Well I do this for most books- but I’d say I loved the summary of Vicious- the concept just sounded so cool- and boy was I right!!

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

Gonna go full on classic here and say The Great Gatsby– no one does tightly woven, flowery prose quite like Fitzgerald.


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

Ooh I could say a fair number of books for this- but I’d say Red Rising was a stonking good read and cos it was so good I ended up reading the series back to back #noregrets

Red Rising Pierce Browns

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

Plenty of books have me reading into the late hours. One memorable book I stayed up all night to finish Court of Mist and Fury- which was kinda poetic considering the subject matter!

court of mists and fury

Phase 6: Always On My Mind – A book you could not stop thinking about?

Gosh- so many- I think I’m gonna go with Neverending Story- cos it ended up being surprisingly thought provoking.


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

My copy of Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales:

fairy tale hans christian anderson

Phase 8: Meeting The Parents – A book you would recommend to your family and friends?

Depends on the family member! I have to admit- I think the book I’ve recommended most often to friends is Picture of Dorian Gray cos it’s just a really universal book that everyone can enjoy.

Arkham cover D final

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



Phase 10: Share The Love – Who do you tag? 

Jenna, Kelly, Sam, Misty, Mischenco, Invisible No More, Naty, the Cozy Pages, Carrie, Liis, and anyone else who fancies doing it!

And I really want to know, what books did you make a mistake cover buying? Let me know in the comments!

95 thoughts on “The Book Courtship Tag

  1. Great answers for this tag, and a very appropriate one given how close Valentine’s Day is now! 😀 Red Rising definitely made me want to pick up the rest of the series and binge read it (and I did). It’s such a brilliant book and oh I can’t wait to continue the series when book five is released. A Court of Mist and Fury is one that kept me up all night as well, definitely the best of the trilogy god it was just amazing.
    Also I can’t say I picked up Vicious because of the summary (I likely picked it up because it was written by V.E. Schwab) but yep, definitely a great book as well. 🙂
    Great post, and again great answers as well! 😀 ❤

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    1. Thank you!! 😀 Yeah I totally get that!! 😀 Ahh yes ACOMAF was awesome!! Fair enough- it was actually my first Schwab book and I read it before blogging, so I really didn’t know anything about it- so it was a lovely surprise 😀
      Thank you!! 😀 ❤

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  2. Covers can be so alluring at times can’ they? Shining extra cool pictures on them that just entice you to buy it, no matter what. So far though…I have been lucky. I haven’t yet had a book that bought solely for the cover and that eventually turned out in something that I did not like. But with so many books in my possession that I still haven’t read yet…I wouldn’t be surprised if there is one that is lurking in bet