Hey everyone! This blog post has been in my drafts for ages, because ever since I saw this tag going around on YouTube, I wanted to do it! It just sounds so interesting and fun to do, so here it is! The book courtship tag!
Phase 1 - Initial attraction : A book you bought because of the cover
I'm going to say Love and Other Foreign Words, by Erin McCahan for this one. Although it was on sale, the simple and sleek looking cover, as well as the title, really made me want to buy it. It's still on my tbr though, shame on me.
Phase 2 - First impressions : A book you got because of the summary
Eek. Rebels : City Of Indra by Kendall and Kylie Jenner. I know, I know, you must be thinking that I'm crazy, but the summary really made it sound interesting and different. I read around 35 pages and I couldn't do it because it was getting too complicated too fast...
Phase 3 - Sweet talk : A book with great writing
Oh my god. This is easily The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The writing was simply beautiful, and the use of metaphors and symbolism within the colours really made me fall in love with Fitzgerald's writing style.
Phase 4 - First date : A first book of series that made you want to pick up the rest of the series
Hands down Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I have multiple blog posts up on why I like the series and after reading the first book, I simply couldn't read another book other than the second one. I just needed to be fully immersed in this world.
Phase 5 - Late Night Phone Calls : A book that kept you up all night
I don't like to repeat answers, but I'll have to go with Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian. I couldn't go to bed without knowing how that book ended, so I read until around 3 in the morning, which isn't bad, but for someone who sleeps at 10pm like me, it was pretty tough. But worth it.
Phase 6 - Always on my mind : A book you couldn't stop thinking about
Anna. And. The. French. Kiss. Ever since I read that book, I keep comparing every guy I meet to Étienne. It's bad, I know. And once in a while, I pick up that book and read a few pages just to cheer me up. It's so lovely!
Phase 7 - Getting physical : A book you love the way it feels
My copy of If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, by Italo Calvino. It's a book I bought for my World Literature class, and it's that rough paper material, and the lettering is shiny, so the contrast feels so nice.
Phase 8 - Meeting the parents : A book you would recommend to your family and friends?
Is it cheating if I answer the Harry Potter series? Yes? Okay, then I recommend Forgive Me Leonard Peacock, by Matthew Quick. That book really stuck with me and taught me so many small lessons, like the importance of one's words and how someone can impact one's life. It's one of those books with a messed up protagonist that you have to love.
Ta-da! I hope you enjoyed reading this, it was so fun to write!