Book Tag Thursday: The First Date Book Tag

Welcome to my segment where I find awesome book tags throughout the vast, wide inter-webs made by lovely bloggers like you! I’ll hope you’ll have fun and participate with me as well!

Today’s Topic: First Date Book Tag

Found At: Twirling Pages

1. Awkward First Date: a book where something felt off. it wasn’t a bad book, just lacked that spark for you.

I had high expectations for The Undertaking of Lily Chen when I read it I felt a bit let down. I enjoyed the watercolor landscape and the characters, but the story felt off due to the choppy narrative throughout the book.

2. Cheap First Date: a book that turned out less than you expected.

Queen of His Heart was just an “okay” romance book. I felt the couple in the book fell for each other too fast and it was a little too predictable for my liking. I do like Lena’s writing style and would like to try reading some of her other books.

3. Well Prepared First Date: a book that was better than you expected.

The Girl on Rusk Street was such a good mystery book. I went into it expecting it to be just so-so, but I was proved wrong. The story set among the backdrop of the 1950s/60s and the main character is a young Nancy Drew trying to solve her neighbor’s murder. It’s thrilling.

4. Hot But Dumb: a pretty book, but not so hot on the inside.

I usually enjoy anything mangaka, Ariana Tanemura writes, but Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne was lackluster. The concept of an art thief was cool, but I found the characters to be flat and it was way too predictable.

5. Blind Date: a book you picked up not knowing anything about.

That’s really hard to say. Usually I read synopses before I go into any book. I can’t remember the last time I went into a book blind.

6. Speed Dating: a book you read super fast.

I binge read Radio Silence in two days and it was so good, I bought the other two books (ebooks) in the series. It’s a great match of Sci-Fi and Romance. The characters were likable, the romance was steamy, and thee aura of suspense had me hooked!

7. The Rebound: a book that you read too soon after a book hangover and it kind of ruined that book for you.

I can’t think of any recently.

8. Overly Enthusiastic Date: a book you felt was trying too hard.

My Last Love Story is supposed to be a romance book, which is why I was so excited to read it, but it felt more like a contemporary novel.  I felt invested in the characters and their stories, but I think it ultimately came down to the narration style of the novel.

9. The Perfect First Date: a book that did everything right for you.

I’ve seen and heard a lot of reviews about this manga and I’m so glad I gave it a try. It’s so good! Orange follows the story of friends who have sent letters to their past selves in order to prevent a death. The characters are complex and while the story seems lighthearted, it’s also very deep.

10. Humiliating First Date: book you’re embarrassed to be seen reading in public/to say you like.

Hmm… probably any of the particularly raunchy Romance novels that I enjoy. Which is why I read most Romance on my e-reader or not on public transportation.

11. BONUS! The Second Date: a sequel you are most excited to read.

There’s so many, but I’ll just choose one! I loved Daughter of the Pirate King last year and I’m so excited for the sequel! I’m ready to see where Alosa’s journey will take her, plus all the excitement of adventure on the high seas. 😀

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