20 Bookish Questions Book Tag

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to be participating in the 20 Bookish Questions Book Tag, which I saw over on Writer Girl’s Book Reviews’ blog. Despite my best efforts to find out, I’m not entirely sure who started this tag, so if you know please let me know so I can link back to them too! Now, without further ado, let’s get onto the questions.

1. How many books is too many books in a series?

I don’t actually read many series, so that’s a tough one! My ideal length would probably be three or four, if the whole series is already out – reading a super long series which is already complete is always such an off putter for me, unless I’ve heard some really amazing things about it. I think the longest series I’ve read would be Harry Potter, and that was years ago!

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

It honestly depends! If there’s not going to be another book then it’s definitely super frustrating, but I feel like it’s acceptable if I know there’s going to be a sequel. Of course, it’s even better if said sequel is already out and I already own it, so I just have to go and pick it up from my shelves!

3. Hardcover or paperback?

Paperbacks! As much as I love the look of hardbacks on my shelves, I just couldn’t justify the extra money. I could get almost double the amount of books for the same amount of money! That’s a no brainer, right?!

4. Favorite book?

Now that’s a tough one! I think at the moment it would probably be As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson, which is the conclusion to the A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder trilogy. I feel like I go on about this one a lot but it’s for good reason!

5. Least favorite book?

That’s also very difficult! I’ve enjoyed all the books I’ve read so far this year but last year my least favourite book would have be Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp – I always make a point to try and finish all my books but I was very close to giving up with this one.

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

Depends! When they’re done right, then yes, of course! But when they’re poorly executed and only there for the sake of drama? Nope! I think my biggest pet peeve with love triangles is definitely when it’s super obvious who the protagonist is going to choose – it should be done on even footing, with cute moments with both options.

7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

None! Like I said before, I always try my best to finish all my books, if only for the reason that I can complain about how awful it is, haha.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

That would be Last One To Die by Cynthia Murphy! I’m only a few pages in so far, but I’m really enjoying it.

I can’t remember the last book I recommended in person, but my latest recommendation on my blog would be Beckoning Of The Gate by Benjamin J. Ryan!

10. Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

That would be Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen, which was published in 1813! I read this a couple of years ago as preparation for English Literature A Level, and I really enjoyed it!

11. Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

You’ll Be The Death Of Me by Karen McManus, which released in December 2021! I loved this book, it’s definitely up there with my favourite of McManus’.

12. Favorite author?

Too many! My top five would probably be Holly Jackson, Karen McManus, Nicola Yoon, Leigh Bardugo and Sophie Gonzales, though.

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

Buying, 100%! All of my friends will tell you that I have an unhealthy addiction to buying books, haha! Last year I actually bought eleven in one day… And that was physically going around the shops, too, rather than a simple online order!

14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

I don’t think there are any! Most of my bookish opinions seem to align very well with the rest of the reading community, which is great when is comes to recommendations.

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Bookmarks, of course! I could never dog-ear a book!

16. A book you can always reread?

Honestly, I have so many unread books on my shelves that I rarely reread. But I could definitely reread most of my contemporaries if I ever ran out, or just needed a bit of a pick me up in general!

17. Can you read while hearing music?

It depends. If it’s low level background music then I usually can, but if it’s not I can really struggle to concentrate properly. I like having no distractions when I read!

18. One POV or multiple POVs?

Do I like the other characters?! (Kidding!) I think this depends too. I feel like it works quite well having two in contemporaries (particularly romances), and I also think it works well when the different characters are all in different places doing different things (like different adventures in a fantasy, for example). Other than that it can sometimes get a bit boring and confusing, as well as really difficult to connect properly with the characters.

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

Depends! If I really enjoy the book it will usually be in one sitting, or at least less than a day, but if I’m struggling more it tends to be multiple days. I also tend to take longer to read eBooks, even if I really like them, as I have to read them on my laptop which can get quite difficult and hurt my eyes.

20. Who do you tag?

Anyone who wants to take part!

I hope you enjoyed reading this tag!

Ceri

49 thoughts on “20 Bookish Questions Book Tag

  1. This was so lovely to read! I much prefer paperback books too and always try to finish the books I have instead of giving up if I don’t like the story. Oh my god, how can people dog ear books, that’s criminal damage in my opinion 😀 x

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  2. Love reading this post. As good as dead is on my reading list. I need to read it. The Last One to Die sounds amazing. I would love to read that book. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. This seems like a cool challenge! Loved reading this. Personally, cliffhangers infuriate me at times lol I HAVE to know how a story ends. Also, while reading, I prefer silence with no background noise. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. It definitely is! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Yes they can definitely be super annoying – the only thing which gets me through them is knowing there’ll be a sequel! I completely understand that, thank you so much for reading and commenting!

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  4. I loved this tag! It was wonderful reading your thoughtful answers. I feel the same way about cliffhangers! I also prefer paperback copies, it’s lightweight and comfortable to carry, and plus you save money. Thank you for sharing! I’m going to add Last One to Die to my growing list haha. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed it and agree with some of my answers, haha – I definitely think the main reason I go for paperbacks is the money! I really hope you enjoy it, thank you so much for reading and commenting. I hope you have an amazing weekend too!

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  5. Ceri, loved this! Paperbacks are so much easier to handle (and cheaper). My favourite series ever was Duncton Wood by William Horwood. A story about a spiritual community of moles which at times is quite dark (very dark) but also uplifting. It is a trilogy ‘The Duncton Chronicles’.

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    1. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed it – and that you’re team paperback too, haha! I hadn’t heard of The Duncton Chronicles before but it sounds super interesting, I’ll have to check it out. Thank you so much for reading and commenting – and for the recommendation!

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  6. Absolutely paperback! Why would you you want to carry extra loads for that? And hardcover are way more expensive.
    Thanks and have fun reading more books!

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  7. Oooh, I loved reading this! We share so many preferences, i had no idea (hi5 paperbacks club) 🙂 I will “steal” this one for my next post!

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  8. This is a really interesting post, I loved reading it. I agree with the cliff hangers, I can’t stand it when your left not knowing, especially if there isn’t another book. Thank you so much for sharing lovely Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

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  9. omg this seems like such a good post, I love hearing other opinions in the book community and it’s nice to see points I agree and disagree with. Leigh Bardugo and Sophoa Gonzalez are also authors I’m big fans of. If I do a post like this, I’ll be sure to mention where I got the idea from!

    Sejal | thelazygal.com

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    1. Thank you! Yes absolutely, I always find posts like these so interesting so I thought it would be fun to take part in one myself. They’re amazing authors, aren’t they?! I’ll have to check it out if you do, thank you so much for reading and commenting!

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  10. It was great reading your thoughts! I love a cliffhanger that leaves you thinking with questions but certain cliffhangers that feel like the story is unfinished I hate those! I may give this tag a go thank you for sharing x

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    1. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it! Yes absolutely, I think it definitely depends on how open things are left. I’ll have to check it out if you do, thank you so much for reading and commenting x

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  11. Oh what fun book tag. All the questions and your answers were so fun to read. I’ll definitely be participating in the tag soon! Thanks for sharing.

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