The ‘How I Choose My Books’ Tag

Nine times out of ten I pick up books because the cover has caught my eye, and the blurb sounds like something I’d love. Occasionally though there’s a recommendation I can’t ignore or hype I can’t resist. I was tagged by Dani at Perspective of a Writer, and Anatomy of a Book Thief. Thanks both so much for the tag, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Plan to Re-Read this Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Decided to DNF too Quickly.

I mentioned this in a previous Top Ten Tuesday post I took part in; I rarely DNF books, and I certainly haven’t DNF-ed enough of them to come up with ten for this week’s theme. Instead for this week I decided to go in the opposite direction, and instead of talking about the books I hated enough to DNF I’m talking about the books I loved enough to re-read.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Loved Set in School

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is a Back to School freebie, so I picked Top Ten Books I Loved Set in School.

Most of the ones that made it onto my list this week are YA contemporary books, just because most of them are set in high school. However there are a few fantasy books that, while they’re not technically set in a standard high school, they are set in some form of school, and as they’re favourites of mine of course they were going to make it on my list for this week.

You also may notice that, in spite of my topic pick for this week, I haven’t included Harry Potter. Mainly because it’s such a standard answer, and I wanted to include other books that I love. By now everyone should know how much I love Harry Potter.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Enjoyed Set Outside the US

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Enjoyed Set Outside the US.

I read a lot of fantasy books so the topic for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday was an easy one for me. While most of my favourite books are set in completely made up places, Ravka and Ketterdam (The Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows) and Godsgrave (Nevernight) among others, for this week’s topic I wanted to stick to books that were set in cities that actually exist in our world; although some are more inspired by those cities than strictly set in them.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters I’d Love to Re-Visit in Ten Years

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Characters I’d Love to Re-Visit in Ten Years.

I’m about 99% sure that this list dissolved from Top Ten Characters I’d Love to Re-Visit in Ten Years to Top Ten Books I Really Want to Read a Sequel For.

I’m never satisfied when a book ends; it can be my all-time favourite series with the best finale I’ve ever read, like The Lunar Chronicles, or a stand-alone book which doesn’t need a sequel for the story to feel complete, like We Were Liars, but I still want more. I still want to see what happens to all the characters after the last page.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For…

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For…

Far Away and Fantastical Locations.

I love fantasy books, and there is nothing more I would love than to be able to travel to so many of the places that are described in so many of my favourite books. And honestly, who wouldn’t want to go to Hogwarts, I’m still upset over the fact that I never received my letter when I turned 11. So for this week’s Top Ten theme, books to read if you are in the mood for X, I chose Far Away and Fantastical Locations; and ten of my favourite books set in places I would kill to be able to travel to.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday was definitely the hardest for me. I have read so many amazing books that I have truly loved this year that picking only ten was a real challenge. Some of my favourite series have ended on a real high note, Winter from the Lunar Chronicles, I have started new series which I cannot wait to continue, The Mine Order from the Bone Season series, and I have read some stand-alone novels which exceeded my highest expectations, Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On. Eventually I managed to narrow down my list but it was a close call on some of them.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In the Past Year or So

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In the Past Year or So.

It took me a while to come up with my top ten favourite quotes. I have read some amazing books this year, and each one of them had so many quotes which I loved. In the end, although it was hard to choose only ten, I managed to narrow it down.


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