New York Times ‘By The Book Tag’




Thank you so much Nyse for nominating me! This tag was so much fun to do 🙂



What Was The Last Truly Great Book You Read?


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This question is a hard one. I’ve read so many amazing books this year, but if I had to choose one then it would be ‘The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender’ by Leslye Walton. This book is a magical realism and it’s so different from the books that I’ve read so far. I wasn’t so sure I would like this book when I bought it, but I really did. It took some time for me to adjust to the writing style of the book because Leslye Walton’s writing is just so intricate, whimsical and beautiful. Anyone who loves poetry would definitely love this book. I have to say, what I expected from the book is very different from what I got and much better. The title of the book says it all. Love and life, in general, can be strange, but that’s what makes it beautiful. Walton has managed to capture the essence of what it’s like to be human and weave it into this beautiful fantasy novel. I’m planning on re-reading it this year.


If you could meet a writer, any writer-dead or alive-who would it be? And what would you want to know?

Why are all these questions so hard?! Again, I’ve read books by wonderful authors, but I do have an admiration towards classics and books written in the past (although I haven’t read many). So I had been given this choice then I would choose to meet Shakespeare or Jane Austen. I love P & P, I love Elizabeth and how she is different from other girls of her time. I love its satirical aspect and the atmosphere that is created in this novel. I love Shakespeare, I love his poetry, his stories, and his beautiful writing. It would be an honor to meet and interact with these all-time favorite authors.


If you could require the president,to read one book what would it be?

Haha! I’m definitely the wrong person to ask this question to. I don’t think I have read any book that I can ask the president to read, so I’m going to skip this question.


How do You Organise Your Personal Library?

For now based on genre and favorites.


What Book Do You Feel You Were Supposed To Like But Didn’t?

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I don’t think a book has ever made me feel like that. But ‘Where She Went’ by Gayle Forman (The sequel to ‘If I Stay’) was a book that I didn’t enjoy much. I really loved ‘If I Stay’ and its definitely one of the best books I’ve read, but I didn’t like ‘Where She Went’ as much. I thought I would love it, but I found myself getting bored. I don’t think the book needed a sequel, it was perfect the way it was. I understand that it left on a sort of unfinished note, but it didn’t require a sequel to me.


What Book Have You Always Meant to Read, But Haven’t Gotten To Yet


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‘Looking for Alaska’ by John Green. I absolutely love ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ and John Green’s writing. I’ve always wanted to get into this book but for some reason, I still haven’t. I have a feeling that I will love it.


What kind of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?

I love YA novels and to be more specific I like YA contemporary the most. After reading ‘The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender’, I do want to read more books of the fantasy genre. I also like YA dystopia, romance, and historical fiction.


What Do You Plan to Read Next?

There are currently 77 books on my Goodreads to-read shelf! But here are some of the books that I would like to read in the immediate future:

  • The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  • Wanderlost by Jen Malone
  • The One by Keira Cass
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  • A List of Cages by Robin Roe



I nominate everyone! Everyone is free to do this tag!
Thanks again Nyse for nominating me 🙂


9 thoughts on “New York Times ‘By The Book Tag’

  1. I really really want A List of Cages by Robin Roe but my pre-order hasn’t arrived yet (curses Amazon). Looking for Alaska was, in my opinion, better than TFIOS so I hope you enjoy it when you get around to reading it! Just so you know, your header is actually off another blog and has that blogs name on it.

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