[Awards/Tags] — Life in Books Tag

Miscellaneous: Awards/Tags is the tagline to store random posts that don’t really belong elsewhere. They may involve tags, awards, challenges, and other book blogging nonsense.


Life in Books Tag

I don’t know how this tag is supposed to represent my life in books but I’ll play along. Thanks to Summer @ Xingsings for tagging me!

Find a book for each of your initials

JJT are my initials…and finding books that I own or have read is proving difficult. I only have 1 book that starts with J and that’s Jellicoe Road; which I actually haven’t finished–much to the dismay of many of you who LOVE this book.

There are so many T’s to choose from if you start with “The” but I’ll go with one I haven’t read: The Novice by Taran Matharu (pegged as Pokemon/Digimon meets Harry Potter, yeah, I know…I feel you).

Count your age along your book-shelf. Which book is it?

If you recall, my room set-up is below (and there are more books on lining the walls now because more haul = no shelves = wheredoiputthem?). I started counting at pile 1 and went right and got Suzanne Young The Treatment (which I haven’t even read the first book to).


Pick a book that represents a destination you would love to travel to?

Red Rising by Pierce Brown on the basis that I’m fascinated by space and it’d be cool live in some intergalactic place.

Pick a book that’s your favourite colour?

…does this mean I have to pick a book with a colour in the name? Or was this trying to ask “that has your fave colour on the cover”? Well…I’ll go with the original wording and say Black City by Elizabeth Richards–which I haven’t read (idk because post-apoc vampires or something?). Either way, the absence of colour in black is good.

Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

If this is asking per nostalgia then without a doubt The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. But in terms of books with the greatest feels and one I can vividly remember most of what happens in, it’s probably Patrick Ness’ More Than This–which is surely surprising given how much I preach of AMC and TKoNLG

Which book did you have the most difficult reading?

Content-wise? Christos Tsiolkas’ Barracuda because it was like a dragged out sport-centric contemporary AusLit that I took as some cultural learning tool.

Which book in yoru TBR pile will give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?

lol. Sandy’s Stormlight Archive behemoth–expected 10 book, 2-part series with 1k+ pages in each book? Sheeeesssssh. One day.

Get Tagged:

Anna @ My Bookish Dream
Aria @ Aria Stuck in Wonderland
Caroline @ A Novel Romance
Claire @ Blank Slaters
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions
Geraldine @ Corralling Books
Isabella @ Gryffindor Books
Jasmine @ Jasmine Pearl Reads
Jesse Nicholas @ Books At Dawn
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Kaavya @ Outlook On a Book
Katy @ Wilde On My Side
Kelly @ Stellar Scrutiny Book Blog
Liam @ Liam’s Library
Melanie @ Books Are My Children
Nick @ The Paper Dragon
Ryan @ Bookish Confessions
Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch
Zaheerah @ Zaheerah Khalik: Reading and Reviews

…and you! (Tagging everyone is difficult.)


The better prompt question “what’s the % of books you own that you’ll think you’ll finish by the end of your life?” — perhaps morbid but I’mma say I’d be at a 4% or something with the rate I read:haul… 


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28 thoughts on “[Awards/Tags] — Life in Books Tag”

  1. I totally agree with Red Rising. I love astronomy so much! (my blog has the word ‘stellar’ in it for more than one reason, lol!) Thanks for the tag! 😀

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  2. This tag is such a good idea, and your response was thoroughly indulging!! That picture of your room is so relatable, I kind of feel like my bed is the only thing in my room bar the sea of books on every viable surface. I don’t even understand how they get there – I’m convinced they multiply overnight xD

    Anyways, awesome blog man! Will have to check out more of your content 🙂


  3. I have the biggest feels for A Monster Calls and The Chaos Walking trilogy as well! Patrick Ness is amazing. 😀
    Thank you for tagging me! However I have already done this tag, you can check it out here .


  4. 10 books with 1000+ pages in each book? Oh god, that seems incredibly hard to read… it’s probably just about impossible to write (although, I haven’t read any of Sanderson’s work but I have heard that he’s basically a master, so maybe it’s easy for him)


  5. Can you imagine writing 10 1000+ page books. I’m already turned off reading them..but writing them..uh
    And if you could pick your Patrick Ness, what would it be?


          1. Uhm I purposefully picked a hard question so you would have to choose!! Oh, interesting, I personally liked Knife the best, maybe cause I had a really good first reading experience.


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