Get To Know Ya Book Tag!

Hello bibliophiles! How is everything going?

Sniffing books?

Binge-reading?

Trying to organise that never-ending TBR?

Ah that’s the life.

This is my first non book review post wohooo! And perhaps my blog seemed a bit formal with all the book reviews so I am excited to use this to break the ice and show my wild side.

An update on what’s happening with my blog: It’s been a lot of book reviews but I also want to have more engaging and relatable posts too! Thus, I am going start doing a lot of book tags and some creative book recommendations posts so do look out for that!

I saw this book tag in many blogs and thought I’d try it out as a good way to introduce myself! Let’s not dawdle and just dive right in:

favourite book of all time ❀

The worst thing you can ask a bibliophile to do is narrow down to a favourite book.

It would cause much heartache, sadness and betrayal. But here, I bravely whittled the list down to these 3 titles.

All The Light We Cannot See & Lovely War – What both these books have in common are the emotions infused in the story. I laughed (especially in Lovely War), I bawled, I cooed. Doerr and Berry excelled in drawing me into the story with the diverse and well-explored characters. I loved it.

Keeper of the Lost Cities – Do I need to go on and on about how it is not only the action-packed and imaginative books that captured my heart, but also about the community I found from it? Whether is it finding like-minded and obsessed people like me on Wattpad, on fandoms, to making friends in my life because of this series… KOTLC has definitely expanded my social circle, which now has passionate people I am so thankful for. (and also KEEFE KEEFE KEEFE – yes I know you are getting Silveny vibes)

favourite book five years ago 🐀

Phew… that was so long ago! Finding Serendipity is a beautiful story about a girl and her dog, finding her mum and in the midst of that, learning about writing and words. It is very heartwarming and a booky book too (you know what I mean?)!

favourite series πŸ“š

I’m such a sucker for book series (is that plural?). The suspense (especially when waiting for eternity between the release dates), the seemingly never ending story which ends too fast…

Of course my favourite had to be The Lunar Chronicles. Marissa Meyer has already chained this series to my heart. It is essentially a fractured fairytale but the plot and the characters so complex and intriguing! I literally cannot profess my love for this series enough so if you haven’t read it, please I beg you, please go.

You will love our strong determined and surprising characters and be hooked.

CINDER, my self-conscious yet determined mechanic.

SCARLET, my badass softie red coat/cape/cloth girl.

CRESS, my socially awkward but big brain tech whiz.

WINTER, my crazy (literally) yet persistent heartbreaker.

And of course IKO, my precious IKO: β€œPrince Kai! Check my fan, I think I’m overheating.”

last book you’ve read πŸ™Œ

This was my latest book I finished from an author not foreign to me at all! Laurie Halse Anderson first touched my life with her novel Speak which is the portrayal of the immense mental suffering Melinda, a student who got raped. From there I progressed to reading her other novels which bravely and empathetically address many taboo issues.

Catalyst is about Kate Malone who is seen as “perfect but deep down there are 2 sides of her. One that everyone sees and one that they don’t. This is until her world seemingly falls apart. As always, Anderson captured me with her words and I felt the writing was excellent! However, I felt that I wasn’t able to connect much with Kate which was a pity as she would be someone I could deeply resonate with.

last poetry book you read ✏️

I hardly read poetry until recently, one of them was Caged Bird by Maya Angelou. It deeply moved me, even at first without analysing it and realising how beautifully it was crafted with so many literary devices and the message behind it. Definitely a poem you should check out if you haven’t!

what book most influenced your life?🀩

Educated made me ponder about many things. Perspective, education and what we view as “normal”. It is also such an empowering memoir about a determined woman entering the “real” world.

book that made you ugly cry πŸ’§

The Book Thief has such endearing characters I got extremely attached to, especially our protagonist Liesel. She experiences real moments of loneliness, sees great evil and has a love for reading. Throughout the book are little touching moments of love between the characters portrayed in different ways which made me melt. And also countless tissue-grabber ones.

I DON’T KNOW HOW TO EXPRESS MY EMOTIONS FOR THIS BOOK WITHOUT SPOILING. LET ME JUST RANT ABOUT THE CHARACTERS. HANS HUBERMANN IS SO SWEET MY LIFE AND RUDY awwwww.

book that made you laugh 😺

This was my childhood!!!! I don’t really read funny books haha but I definitely remember erupting at all the pranks played by the girls in Malory Towers on their teachers. Good old Mam’zelle Dupont! (Remember the magnet hairpin trick??? and writing OY in pink chalk on the teacher’s chair??? Anyone???Educated made me ponder about many things. Perspective, education and what we view as “normal”. It is also such an empowering memoir about a determined woman entering the “real” world.

books so good you dreamt about it 😴

I don’t really dream but I do constantly think of what will happen after Legacy in Unlocked! Shannon Messenger is really mean with the cliffhangers. :/

(sokeefe!!!!!!! please!!!!!)

book you dnf-ed πŸ˜₯

I feel a certain obligation to finish all books I start. The authors probably put a lot of effort in! So I haven’t rarely DNF. I would go with the thought of it perhaps getting better or how if we don’t ready “bad” books, the “good” books will be less amazing.

what book are you most excited to read?😜

I’ve heard loads about The Midnight Library by Matt Haig! And it features books! And the storyline sounds so intriguing! I can’t wait for this to come into my mailbox.

I would love to know some of your answers to this!! What are your favourite books? And what you are most hyped up for? (Also if anyone know who started this tag, please let me know so I can credit them!)

If you haven’t done this, consider yourself TAGGED by me! (especially fellow book blog newbies!) Thanks for reading!

48 thoughts on “Get To Know Ya Book Tag!

  1. I loved reading your answers to these questions, Cherelle!! Totally agree with you said about what happens when bibliophiles are faced with the question that must not be asked β€” heartache and sadness is right πŸ˜‚

    The Lunar Chronicles is also one of my favorite series! Love, love, love all the characters and love interests and the storyline is so addicting as well! I’m really overdue for a reread at this point…

    And The Book Thief 😭😭😭 I loved all of the characters so much and there’s this one chapter when Liesel and Max see each other after being separated for a long time (being super vague for people who might not have read this book πŸ˜‚) that makes me cry EVERY SINGLE TIME 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

    The Midnight Library seems really interesting β€” I love the premise! I’d love to know what you think of it if you get to pick it up soon πŸ˜†

    Thanks for this post, Cherelle! Hope you have a beautiful day πŸ’–

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    1. Abby, thank you for your comment! ❀
      Agreed, I need a re-read of the Lunar Chronicles and ohhhhh yess when Liesel and Max reunited I was so touched! Their unlikely but strong friendship even during the time of war was so endearing.

      Thank you for reading, you too have a wonderful day, knowing that you made mine with this comment. πŸ˜‡πŸ’•

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  2. So cute! Ahhhh I love KotLC–it’s been ages since I’ve read them (I stopped at Nightfall and never got around to picking them back up, but I loved them)–how were the last two books? I guess the fact that Legacy affected you so much is some indication that they were consistently amazing…
    The Lunar Chronicles are great too! I think they were my first intro to YA, so they’ll always hold a special place in my heart. Gotta love Marissa Meyer. πŸ™‚ And I haven’t heard anything but high praise for All The Light We Cannot See–my English teacher recommended it last week!

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    1. Thank you haha!! Oh yeah, how the kotlc series is so long and still ongoing makes it a bit challenging to follow but glad you made it till nightfall (so much keefe there *squeals*) I didn’t really enjoy flashback that much but Legacy was epic with so many secrets revealed I read it in a day! Also we got to see the characters seriously more matured in Legacy after 8 books which was sweet!

      Ooh All The Light We Cannot See really deserves the praise! Hope you will try it or is your TBR list like mine already overflowing? πŸ˜†

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      1. Oh nice!! I don’t know if I have the strength to resume KotLC after abandoning it but I’m glad that Legacy was great! (ksdjhfksjdhf more of a Fitz person myself)
        Yeah my TBR is overflowing but we put it on the list for my school’s book club so I might get to read All the Light We Cannot See in the next few months! πŸ™‚

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        1. You are a Fitz person?? *stares daggers at you across the internet* just kidding haha!! but yeah the ships are so fun to discuss

          Yay, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts in All The Light We Cannot See πŸ‘

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    1. Thank you, I had so much fun doing it! Please feel free to do it too, I am so curious to see your answers since you agree with me on picking favs being terrible! In fact, I now tag you to do this if you are interested. Thanks for reading, Riddhi! ❀

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        1. Yay, looking forward to it! No worries at all, own time own target. I also do have a lot of things I want to post also! 😊

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  3. Ooh this was such a fun post. I loved reading your answers !!!
    The Book Thief made me tear up too!! And yeah it’s just so freaking hard to choose one fav book, there are always just so many.
    Then there is Enid Blyton. I haven’t read the book you mentioned but she’s my childhood too( though I am still not an adult 😜)

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      1. Welcome
        I have read various books in the Famous Five and The Naughtiest Girl series. I can’t get over the former one, it’s utterly fantastic
        Then I have read 3books in the Secret Seven series as well!!
        What about u

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        1. Ah I love the Famous Five!! It always amazes me how Enid Blyton can churn out so many mysteries! 🀩

          I have read countless Secret Seven books as well, but I am still clueless and can never guess the answer to the mystery πŸ˜‚.

          Are you a good detective now or just as hopeless as me? πŸ˜„

          I haven’t read The Naughtiest Girl yet though I’ve heard praises being sung about it… perhaps one day when I am in a reading slump, it will be the perfect thing to read!

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        2. I am not a detective, just as hopeless 🀣
          Except when the plot is too predictable which is like 10% of the time.
          The Naughtiest Girl is a fabulous series, you should give it a try 😘😘

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    1. Yay!! Glad you loved it too and so happy for you to check kotlc out! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it 😊

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    1. Yeah! In fact if you are interested in doing it, I definitely tag you then. 🀩 Curious to see your responses also!
      And so happy to have a fellow Lunar Chronicles fan here! πŸ₯³ Who is your favourite character?

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        1. Cress is really cool, though my heart still stays with Cinder hehe… I think I am just biased because she was introduced first haha

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  4. This seems like such a fun tag! I also adored Lovely War, I read it during quarantine and it definitely warmed my heart!

    This post also really inspired me to finish The Lunar Chronicles! I finished Cress in February and gave it 5 stars, but I just… never continued? I really need to, especially since I only have 1 more book to read (or 2 if you count Fairest?).

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    1. Ooh so glad to know! I read your review on Lovely War and it was ❀.

      I’m so glad you are inspired to finish the Lunar Chronicles… The ending is really heartwarming and epic!

      Thanks for reading Nadia! In fact if you are interested, I definitely tag you!

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  5. Oh gosh, this was such a fun post to read and I loved reading all of your answers! You have such a fun and engaging writing style! I TOTALLY agree with you about the Lunar Chronicles series; probably one of my absolute favorites ever. I remember reading Cinder and thinking it was only okay, but then I read Scarlet and BAM! I was completely hooked. The cast of characters are just so great and I love them all (but especially my cinnamon roll Cress). And don’t even get me started on The Book Thief. That book’s ending is just….wow. I cry like a baby every. Single. Time. And I’ve read it like…three or four times. You think I would get over it. Nope.

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    1. Haha, yes Cress is really cool, especially her super tech skills! Though my favourite is still Cinder hehe.

      Indeed The Book Thief was so emotional and I will never ever forget that ending. 😭😒πŸ₯°

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  6. I finally read The Lunar Chronicles last year (or was it 2 years ago?) and loved it SO MUCH! I’ve wanted to reread it ever since. I’ve heard so many things about Midnight Library, I’m very interested to see how people feel about it. Love seeing your favorite books, too!

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    1. Ahh I am so glad you loved it!!! I feel like I need to re-read too so I can write a whole long-winded post on it haha.
      I can’t wait to share with you my thoughts on the Midnight Library when my copy comes, the paperback version I ordered is out tomorrow! 🀩

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  7. Oh my god! So many good books!!!! I must say …you and I have a lot in common πŸ˜πŸ™Œ. I love Enid Blyton’s stories!! He was my childhood author! I really enjoyed Malory Towers but I liked St Clare’s better. Have you read it? Or the naughtiest girl series? They were amazing!!!

    I really like how the keeper of lost cities series sound like. I have never read it but I have been thinking about it recently πŸ˜ƒ. Do you think it’s too late to read it?

    I liked the lunar chronicles toooπŸ’–πŸ’–
    Are you active on any other social media? ’cause I would love to fangirl about certain books with you.πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ’•πŸ’•.

    Also…I read that poem for school and it was pretty hard hitting.πŸ₯Ί

    Even I can’t wait for the midnight library!!!πŸ€—πŸ€— Great post! Also,your blog doesn’t sound very formal at all….it’s lovely and lively and amazing and cheerful…..and all the good things β€οΈπŸ˜πŸ“š

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      1. No not at all! I can relate! And that isn’t even long yet… there are a trillion things to talk about when it comes to Enid Blyton, the Lunar Chronicles… Also by the way who is your favourite in the Lunar Chronicles?

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    1. Hello Ashmita! Haha yes, Enid Blyton was my childhood too! I have read St Clare’s… I remember Kitty at St Clares, the one with the goat, kept me laughing all the way! I haven’t read The Naughtiest Girl series yet ahhh I hope to do so soon!

      No not at all! It’s never too late to start on keeper of the lost cities! In fact, the next book (the 9th/8.5th) one comes out this November and there are more to come! The writing style in the first few books may be a bit unstable and the plot fast but after a while, it becomes super amazing and addictive!

      AHHH YES LUNAR CHRONICLES FAN OMG YES WE NEED TO FANGIRLπŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ‘ though I don’t have social media πŸ˜” unless Goodreads?

      Ahh thank you for your praise haha, I will try and live up to it! 😍πŸ€ͺ😊❀

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    1. Oh yes Scarlet is so cool and so cute with Wolf ahhh. I admire her bravery and love for her grandma. 🀩

      But my personal favourite is Cinder because I found it so cool she’s a mechanic and who can resist Iko?

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    1. Ah indeed I can’t resist the covers and spent so much buying all the books. πŸ˜…
      Hope you enjoy it!!

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