I was tagged for the Book Courtship by Jenna at Reading with Jenna, thanks for the tag. She has a wonderful blog you should check out!
Phase 1: Initial Attraction. A book that you bought because of the cover?
Gears of Wonderland by Jason G. Anderson. I don’t usually buy a book just because of the cover, but this one is an exception.
It was a new release and I thought this cover is so creative; combines both steampunk and Alice in Wonderland so I had to buy this book.
Phase 2: First Impressions. A book that you got because of the summary?
I get all my books because of the summary, reviews and ratings on Goodreads and other sites. But before that I used to depend “only” on the summary.
One book that I can remember where I did that is The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. This is one of my favorite books its about a love story between a guy who travels back and forth in time (and cannot control it) and through that he meets a girl. Simple description but you should check it out. They made it into a movie but the book is much better.
Phase 3: Sweet Talk. A book with great writing?
That’ll be The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. This book is beautifully written. In my review I described it like “an elegant dreamy fairy tale with detailed and very imaginative magical scenes“.
I listened to it in audio but because I loved it so much I went and got the paperback as well.
Phase 4: First Date. A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?
Most of the books I read are series, so I have many, like Mistborn: The Final Empire, The Lies of Locke Lamora, etc.
Phase 5: Late Night Phone Calls. A book that kept you up all night?
There is no book that kept me up all night (would fall asleep) but I think the book I’ve stayed up reading the longest is ShadowFever by Karen Marie Moning. It was the last book in the series at the time (now I think there are 2 or 3 new ones) so it was finalizing everything in the previous 4 books.
Phase 6: Always on my mind. A book you could not stop thinking about?
The book I couldn’t stop thinking about for a while after finishing it was The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. This is one of my favorite books. In brief, it’s about a group of thieves and their adventures stealing and conning the rich and powerful while trying to flee from people with evil magic. You should check out, it has excellent world building and characters with unique personalities and wit and at the end you’ll find yourselves rooting for these thieves.
Phase 7: Getting Physical. A book which you love the way it feels?
All my books feel the same. I don’t have one that sticks out but I love the way my Harry Potter Boxset looks.
Phase 8: Meeting the parents. A book which you would recommend to your family and friends?
I’d recommend Mistborn and The Night Circus.
Phase 9: Thinking about the future. A book or series you know you will re read many times in the future?
I don’t re-read much however I would re-read The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson and perhaps reread it more than once.
I loved reading it for the first time, so I’d love to get back to it again. I plan to do so before the release of the third book sometime next year.
Phase 10: Share the love. Who do you tag?