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How I Choose My Books [tag]

I was tagged by my pal Rachel to do this and I’m pretty excited for it!

Find a book on your shelves with a blue pink cover. What made you pick up the book in the first place?

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I don’t know if this means physical or GR shelves, but I’ll assume the latter. I picked up Baby Teeth because I saw it on Netgalley and was extremely intrigued by both the cover and the blurb. I’m about halfway through it and very much enjoying it!

Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy but did. Why did you read it in the first place?

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The first time I read this, I expected to like it — but didn’t. I picked up the series again because so many of my reader friends raved about it and I wanted to give it another shot. I wasn’t expecting to like it after DNFing the first time, but I ended up loving it!

Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick up a book at random.  How did you discover this book?

Umm, maybe we are using physical shelves. I’ll just short my GR shelves at random, haha.

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Okay, at least I know where I found this one. I read Destiny’s review and thought it sounded like something I’d enjoy!

Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?

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This was recommended to me by my friend Kyra! I enjoyed it, but think I would have enjoyed it much more if I had read the books that came before it.

Pick a book you discovered through book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?

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That’s most of the books I’ve read, tbh. Starfish definitely lived up to the hype for me, though.

Find a book on your shelves with a one word title. What drew you to this book?

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This was another one that was all over the bookblogging community when it was released. Luckily this lived up to the hype as well!

What book did you discover through a film/TV adaptation?

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I’m so glad I saw the trailer for the movie and picked up AnnihilationI’ve ended up adoring the Southern Reach series and actually just finished the third book a couple days ago.

Think of your all-time favorite books. When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?

I picked up House of Leaves because I had a friend who adored it and I found the premise intriguing. It took me months to read, but it is truly one of my all-time favorite books. I’ve been meaning to pick it up again sometime soon (I read it in 2014), but it’s a commitment and I need to make sure I’m ready.

The Pisces feels like cheating because I JUST read it and posted a review two days ago, but I knew I wanted to read it from the instant I heard about it.

I picked up Strange Weather in part because I love Joe Hill and in part because folks who had been lucky enough to get ARCs had been raving about it. I read this shortly after it was released in the fall — and even got to meet Joe Hill at the release party here in Boston!

I’m tagging: Destiny, Anna, and Jenna!

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(Covers courtesy of Goodreads.)

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