Bookish Scenarios Book Tag

Hello everyone! I was tagged by AndOnSheReads back in October and I’m finally getting around to doing this. Thanks so much for tagging me!

This tag was started by LindsayHeartsBooks on YouTube.

You have to get rid of all your books and you can only keep ONE from each of these genres: Contemporary, fantasy, nonfiction and one other of your choosing. What books do you keep?

Omg this is so difficult. I’m going to go based off of my initial gut feelings.

Contemporary: I’m going to assume this has to be straight up contemporary and not like a contemporary horror or contemporary mystery or something. I’ll probably go with Anxious People, which is one of the best books I’ve read. I wasn’t much a fan of the Netflix adaptation though.

Fantasy: I really want to say The Name of the Star because it’s the book that I’ve read the most amount of times in my life, but I don’t think it’s classified as a fantasy. I’ll go with The Raven Boys.

Non-Fiction: I don’t really read non-fiction books, so this is kind of a difficult choice. Am I allowed to choose a text book? I’d probably want to grab a random graduate level book on number theory if so.

Wildcard: I’m going to choose House of Leaves for this one specifically because I know that each time you read it, it’s an entirely different experience. On top of that, there’s a bunch of hidden messages/codes throughout the novel so I think it would keep me busy for a long time.

You’re at the book store and you can hear a teenager telling their mother they don’t like to read, but their mother insists they pick something. You walk over and recommend a book you think is great for people who aren’t big on reading – what book is it?

If I hear that someone isn’t big on reading, especially if they’re a teenager, I’d probably recommend a graphic novel first. I read a lot of manga before I really got into novels. One of my favorite series is Case Closed, so I might go with that.

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You’re not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which book do you read to put yourself in a good mood?

The Name of the Star is my go to comfort read. I’ve read it probably around 6+ times (though most of those rereads were via audiobook), so I’d probably put on the audiobook for another good reread session.

You go back in time for a day to your teenage years. What book would you most likely have caught yourself reading?

I’m going to say Twilight because I was obsessed with that book during my freshman year of high school (I’m sorry!).

Your friend surprises you with a four day trip and you have one hour to pack. Which book do you bring to read on the way?

Why do I only get to bring one book??? I need like 4! I guess I’m currently trying to make it through Dune so I’ll go ahead and say that book.

Your house has been robbed! Don’t worry – everyone is safe but your bookshelf has been raided. What’s the book you really hope is safe?

I don’t know if I’d overly worry about one specific book, but I do know that I would be upset if it were any book that I have personalized specifically to me. I have a few books that were mailed to me directly from the author so they have a dedicated signature/note at the front. I would hate to lose any of those.

Your friend borrows a book and returns it in awful condition. Do you A) Just pretend you haven’t noticed, B) Ask them to repurchase it, or C) Secretly do the same thing to something of theirs?

I would do none of these, but I guess the closest option would be (A). What I would actually do is ask them what the heck happened to the book and see what the explanation is. The friend may even offer to repurchase it at that point, but if they don’t then I’d probably just try to get a new copy at some point myself.

Thanks for reading! I tag:


10 thoughts on “Bookish Scenarios Book Tag

  1. itsKoo February 16, 2022 / 1:30 pm

    Thanks for the tag! This one is fun. I enjoyed reading your answers. I definitely agree with the graphic novel recommendation.

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  2. the human curveball February 16, 2022 / 7:46 pm

    I love this post! Good answers and I definitely fist-pumped when I saw that you chose a number theory book🤭


  3. Jackie February 17, 2022 / 3:02 am

    House of Leaves looks so interesting, I want to read it so bad! I am fascinated by books like that, with weird structures and hidden messages!

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  4. gazerofbooks February 17, 2022 / 12:14 pm

    Such good answers to these, the last one is so painful because it has happened to me and its so sad 😭

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  5. kerrimcbooknerd February 18, 2022 / 6:44 pm

    Thanks for the tag, Jenny! I loved your answers and this has some interesting (and tough!) questions.

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