The Pick ‘n’ Mix Book Tag

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A big thank you to my lovely bookish bestie Rosie @ RosieFreckleReads for tagging me in this fun book tag. It’s been a while since I did a tag on here and this seems like a super fun one!

Fizzy Blue Bottles

They look strange, and they taste strange, but you like them. Name a book or series with a really strange plot that you couldn’t help but love.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

I loved The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavendar by Leslye Walton but there is no denying that I spent a portion of this book enraptured in the beautiful writing but clueless as to what was going on! This is a fab book if you enjoy magical realism!

The Metre

It goes on forever. Name the longest book series you have read.

I think it probably has to be the Harry Potter series by the one and only J.K. Rowling. As well as the original 7 books I’ve also read the the short stories she has released as well as the Hogwarts Library books. That’s not to mention the newer releases of Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts (despite them not being a part of the original series they’re still the same world!)

Chocolate Raisins

No amount of chocolate can hide what’s inside. Name a book with a great cover but a disappointing story.

All Is Not Forgotten

So I really like this cover for All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker but when I read this last year I felt like the only person who just didn’t enjoy this book. I absolutely loathed the narrator which was a huge issue for me. (Ps. I actually love chocolate raisins!)

Chocolate Mice

They look sweet, but they’re secretly vermin. Name a book that surprised you with it’s villain. (Be careful not to give spoilers!)

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)

As a huge fan of The Lunar Chronicles I absolutely love to hate Queen Levana but in Fairest we get to learn a bit more about her. Whilst I still loathe her (and love her as a super villain), this book certainly surprised me by giving me some conflicting feelings after learning about her own childhood.

Hard Gums

You take a bite but almost break your teeth. What book or series was hard for you to get into?

Cuckoo Song

I found Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge really hard to get into. I liked the writing style as I’m a fan of magical realism but I just did not care for any of the characters at all. I’ve heard some great things about Hardinge’s other books so maybe I’ll try her again one day.

Cola Bottles

Some are sweet, some are sour. Name two similar books, one you liked and one you didn’t.

Fangirl  Carry On

This is a bit of an odd one as these books are by the same author and share a special link. Whilst I really enjoyed reading Fangirl and thought Cath was a great MC, I just could not quite get my head around Carry On. It was okay but there was a lot I just didn’t connect with at all. That being said I really enjoy Rainbow Rowell’s books!

Fried Eggs

Some love them, some hate them. Name a book that matches the way you feel about Fried Eggs.

Dangerous Girls

It just so happens that I LOVE the fried egg sweets and so I’ve picked Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas. I read this book a few years ago and I read it all in one sitting. It’s a YA mystery/thriller and it really is superb!


No matter what you do, they’re everywhere. Name a trend or trope you are tired of reading.

Ohhh, I REALLY hate the whole trope of boy comes along and cures girl of whatever illness or mental health issue she may have. It is TIRING and FALSE.

Gummy Bears

Name your favourite fictional creature or animal.

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)

When I was younger I always really wanted to have my own daemon like Lyra does in The Golden Compass. I really should read these books!

Pick ‘n’ Mix!

So many sweets, so much variety. Name some of your favourite diverse books!

Radio Silence  Wing Jones  A Quiet Kind of Thunder  The Hate U Give

Nasty Women  Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)  A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

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14 responses to “The Pick ‘n’ Mix Book Tag

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  3. What a fun tag! Thanks for the nomination!!

    I hope you give one of Frances Hardinge’s books another go. I really enjoyed The Lie Tree last year, but it is on the darker side… lots of symbolism too…

    I just picked up a copy of The Golden Compass TODAY at a used book sale!!! I’ve never read it!

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  4. Thank you for tagging me Kelly! these are such great answers! YESSSS to your answer for The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavendar! I absolutely could NOT get enough of that book and it’s beautiful writing but yea I’ll admit, magical realism throws me for a loop but I just can’t keep away from the genre lol. The ending to that book still has me like WTF happened just now?!?! haha! The Hate U Give was AMAZING & I’m hoping to buddy read Wing Jones soon 😉

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