The Wonderstruck Book Tag

Hi friends! I hope you’re all doing well and that March is off to a great start for you all.

Today, I thought I’d take part in this wonderful tag, created by my amazing friend Olivia @ Purely Olivia. You might not know this, since I’m not talking about music a whole lot on this blog (this is a book blog after all and I tend to keep focusing on books-books-books), but I’m a Taylor Swift fan. If I have a soft spot for Taylor Swift’s oldest songs and albums, my favorite song of all times being All Too Well, I really, really like all of her songs for the most part. But All Too Well just breaks my heart okay?!

This is such a fun tag, I thought I’d share the fun with my occasional co-blogger and sister Nyx! We’re both going to answer these very fun questions and hope that you all will enjoy it as much as we did doing this yay!

  • Link back to the creator
  • Answer as many or as few of the questions as you’d like.
  • Feel free to use any of the graphics in this post.
  • Tag however many people you’d like at the end!

Thank you for tagging us, Olivia!

Marie: I read A LOT of books that make me cry, honestly, I do. Not sure why I love these kind of books so much? I think I’m going to answer this one with a book I loved that deserves more hype, The Beauty That Remains. Such a beautiful, heartbreaking book.

Nyx: I think I’m going to go with 180 seconds. It’s such an amazing story, the characters feel so real and are well-depicted. There are some though moments that, if you have any heart at all, will make you choke up. If you’re looking for something emotional, this book is for you!

Marie: I’m going to talk about another kind of underrated book, More Than This. I’ve read that one a couple of years ago, not expecting much from it and…. well I was surprised and shocked and really really enjoyed it. Definitely recommending it and get into it without knowing much!

Nyx: I actually helped my sister with that answer but shh… For this one, I’ll say All of This Is True. It was such an addictive read, intense and with an original format, the story stayed with me long after I read the last pages. You should absolutely give it a try!

Marie: Oh, oh, oh Warcross would make a really cool movie, wouldn’t it?!

Nyx: UGLIES! Oh my god…Uglies! Okay, I need to calm down… If you’ve been reading my posts for quite a while now, you know that this series is one of my all-time favorites and the one that got me into dystopia. I would LOVE to see it on the big screen but…to be honest I’m pretty scared they would mess it all up.

 

Marie: There are so many books with absolutely STUNNING book covers, it’s so, so hard to pick just one. I think I’m going to have to scream about Always Never Yours again. I’m sorry, that cover is just too pretty okay… and the inside of this book is just as amazing.

Nyx: Wow…that’s a though one! I’m going to go with a recent read and pick You’de Be Mine. It’s a candid photo, I ADORE THOSE, and I don’t know… it just makes you feel. It screams : freedom, summer and letting go. Plus the story is as amazing as the cover just FYI…

Marie: I have seen a couple of mixed reviews about Emergency Contact out there and, if I get where people come from, I personally absolutely ADORED and connected with this book so, so much. One of my favorites of ALL times.

Nyx: So many people didn’t enjoy The Thousandth Floor because it was problematic in so many ways. I’m not saying I disagree, I TOTALLY agree, but in my opinion it was still a enjoyable read. I liked the drama, the intrigue and the world-building. A real guilty pleasure!

 

Marie: I kind of have to go with the His Dark Materials series. I adored these books when I was an early teenager and still do, to this very day. I am SO excited about its upcoming BBC adaptation!!!!!!!

Nyx: Harry Potter…obviously. I never do re-reads but if I ever do it’s those books I’m re-reading no questions asked. This series is AMAZING, there are no other words. The writing, the world-buidling, the characters, I’m loving it all! And seriously there is no age limit to read Harry Potter so if you haven’t yet, please do!

 

Marie: There is something about Alice Oseman’s books that make me… well, instantly click, exactly. I could mention her latest book, I Was Born For This, that really gave me that spark, and that story about being in love with a boys band, being part of a fandom and so on that I’ve always dreamed of.

Nyx: That’s such a great question because most of the time, I don’t know… it’s not love at first sight, you need to really get into the story and it can take some pages. It wasn’t the case for Just for Clicks. I knew from page one that I was falling in love with that story. The family dynamics, the blogging aspect, the slow-burning romance…I was all in from the very start!

 

Marie: I don’t read a ton of classics, so I might go with Alice in Wonderland, because I think this is such a good story.

Nyx: Uh…can I use my joker on this one? The Notebook? Is it a classic? What IS a classic really?

 

Marie: Now this is such a cruel question, because I’m a marshmallow, I love a very good romance and therefore asking me to pick ONE just makes me have an existential crisis okay. I’m going to go with a recent read of mine and a book you should definitely keep an eye on, Small Town Hearts! SUCH a good book and an adorable romance.

Nyx: Yeah…this question is just cruel for us marshmallows! I’m going to go with Megan and Owen from Always Never Yours. I was such a cute and realistic romance from strangers to friends to more than that. It was slow-burned…I adore those kinds! I also liked the fact that the boy didn’t “save” the girl from herself, from her trust isssues. She doesn’t need saving! Girls “save” themselves for god’s sake!

Marie: I asked my sister for help and she told me: THE BIRD. Okay. I might have been a teeny, tinsy bit obsessed about getting The Astonishing Color of After for a couple of months. SO worth it though, this was such a beautiful book.

Nyx: I actually haven’t read it yet so I can’t tell you if I enjoyed it but I’ve been obsessing over getting Vox for quite some time. And you know what? I FINALLY got it and I’m really pumped to start reading it. A dystopia with a side of feminism, it sounds promising. I hope I won’t be disappointed! Have you read it yet? No spoilers please!


Marie: I think I could talk about the Firebird series, which started off with a really, really promising first book and then it became a little disappointing.

Nyx: I think I’m going to steal my sister’s answer on that one. The first book of the Firebird series was really really good. I mean traveling between worlds?! I’m all in! The next two just weren’t as great. It wasn’t bad (I never read bad books seriously… haha!), it was just a bit disappointing.

 

What do you think of our answers? Do you spot any books you really enjoyed just as well?

What was the latest book you got obsessed with? Let us know in comments!

 

 

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52 thoughts on “The Wonderstruck Book Tag

    1. Ahhhh yes I so agree with you, Back to December is also one of my to-go songs. All the emotions! ❤
      Feel free to take part in this tag if you like the prompts, it was so much fun to do 😀

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  1. This is such a fun tag! I have a soft spot for Taylor Swift’s older music too 😊

    I really need to read Always Never Yours and You’d Be Mine, they both sound so good and the covers are so beautiful! Emergency Contact’s one of my favorites too ❤️ Penny and Sam are the cutest ❤️

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    1. Yaaay, I also really enjoy listening to Taylor Swift’s older music 😊 Yeeees, you really should! Both books are amazing. Their covers are SO pretty and both stories just really really good. Hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did 😁 I totally agree, Penny and Sam are the cutest 😍

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  2. I’ll have to do this tag – I LOVE Taylor Swift’s music. Her Speak Now album is probably my favourite. Solid gold. *_*

    I read Warcross last week, and my exact thoughts were “This would make an excellent movie”! I hope they adapt it one day. *_*

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    1. Ahhh yes please do, I would LOVE to see your answers 😀
      Warcross would make such a cool movie, I’d love to see it happen someday!
      Thank you so much for your comment ❤

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    1. It really was 😁 Yaaay, glad we made your TBR grow haha! Harry Potter is a must 😍 Yeeees, I also rated Just For Clicks 5 stars! I loved it so so much 😍😍 Thanks for stopping by 😘

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  3. I haven’t read that many featured on your lists (I’ve got so many books to catch up on) 😂 but Warcross is going to be my next book that I read and I have heard a few say they want it as a movie so I am excited to get into the story!!
    I never read Harry Potter as a child and I saw the movies first but when I first read it I could imagine how great this would be first time round as a child but it is still so magical to read when your older!!
    I don’t really read classics either!! 😊
    Great post!! This tag makes me want to listen to Taylor Swift 😂

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    1. There are just too many books to read 😂
      Ahhh this is so exciting, I can’t wait to hear what you think of Warcross, I hope you will enjoy it!
      Thank you so much, I’m so glad you liked the post – feel free to take part in this tag if you’re feeling inspired 😀

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    1. YAY! Feel free to do this tag, if you’re feeling inspired 😀
      I can’t wait for you – and everyone – to read Small Town Hearts, this book was so good ❤
      Thank you so much!

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  4. This is a great tag, and I loved reading both your answers too. 🙂 ❤
    (Also All Too Well is one of my favourite Taylor Swift songs as well, it gets me every time).
    Oh I would love an Uglies movie, I think at one point the rights to it were purchased but I don't think anything ever came of it, shame. Either way I need to reread that series. Also when it comes to books I think about long after I've finished More Than This is way way up there. It just ended and part of me really wants a sequel.
    Great post, and great answers for these questions as well. 🙂

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    1. Right?? There is something about All Too Well that just makes my heart skip a beat or something, I LOVE IT so much ❤
      I would love to re-read Uglies, too, I loved this series so much!
      Thank you, Beth! ❤

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    1. AHHH, I’m so happy you read The Beauty That Remains as well, I feel like this book has flown under the radar and it makes me so sad. It deserves a lot of hype, such an emotional, great read ❤
      Thank you so much for your comment! 🙂

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  5. Ohhh i’m so gonna steal that one !
    Though I’m not really following her newest songs, I was a fan of hers when I was younger — thoses questions are just so good, I have a few answers already in mind

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  6. Always Never Yours and You’d Be Mine are not only beautiful separately, but they look awesome next to one another! And I can’t wait to read Small Town Hearts when it comes out!

    Right now I’m absolutely obsessed with The Bride Test! I’m aware that it hasn’t come out yet, but it’s what I’ve been talking about nonstop! How I can get my hands on it, how excited I am, etc. It makes sense because I’m probably equally as obsessed with The Kiss Quotient, so my expectations are super high!

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    1. Yeeees, you’re so right!! Plus… not only are they beautiful looking from the outside they’re also pretty amazing on the inside 😉 Yaay, Small Town Hearts if such a cute read, I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did! I actually haven’t read The Kiss Quotient yet, I’m SO excited to read it! I also heard about The Bride Test, I NEED it too! 😍😍

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  7. Ooh yes I so agree that Warcross would be an AMAZING movie. All the colours and the graphics?! It’s begging to be an adaption. 😍And omg The Astonishing Colour of After really hit hard…it was so beautiful and so so sad…gahhhh. I also just got Just For Clicks and I’m excited after your review 🤗As for latest book I was obsessed with…ooh probably the Foxhole Court series BUT I’m also doing a massive Grisha reread! I’ve finished rereading Shadow & Bone and I’m a few chapters off finishing Siege & Storm and Six of Crows! So I’d definitely say I’m in a bit of an obsession streak there. 😂

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    1. Agree, it should be an adaptation, I bet it would look INCREDIBLE. Well, I’m saying that right now, but if they ever announce it, I’ll be terrified of them to mess it up 😂
      I really need to give the Foxhole Court a try, I’ve heard so many good things about this book! 🙂
      Thank you so much, Cait!! ❤ ❤

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    1. YAY I’m glad you liked Emergency Contact as well, it’s such a great book ❤
      I'm so happy you're a Taylor Swift fan just as well! Feel free to do this tag if you're feeling inspired 😀
      Thank you so much for your comment!

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  8. YES YES YES~~ I loved this tag when I saw that Olivia created it too! I’m so glad to hear that you’re a fellow Swiftie. Is it weird to say that I’ve never heard All Too Well before?? I definitely need to listen to it soon! I think my favorite throwback songs is I’m Only Me When I’m With You, but I also love her classics like You Belong With Me and Love Story 🙂

    I had a feeling that Always Never Yours was going to be your gorgeous pick!! It was one of my top ones~ I also really want to start reading Alice Oseman’s books soon, especially since you mentioned it. I also just started reading Small Town Hearts!! (like Chapter 1) but I’m so excited for some marshmellow-y fluff!! Also, it makes me so happy to see The Astonishing Color of After on your list ❤

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    1. AHHH TIFFANY please listen to All Too Well, it’s the best song ever, I adore it with all my heart. I hope you will, too! ❤ ❤
      I hope you will read some of Alice Oseman's books sometime, they're all my favorites ❤ and Small Town Hearts ahhh this book makes me SO happy. ❤
      Thank you so much! ❤

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  9. This was so much fun to read! I definitely have a soft spot for TSwift. 1989 came out when I was going through a really rough time, so I listened to that album on repeat to try and feel a little more hopeful about things. I really don’t get why people shame folks for listening to Taylor Swift. Everybody has their own taste, and if it makes you happy and speaks to you in some way, then I say you do you!

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    1. Thank you, we’re so happy you enjoyed our post 😊 Taylor Swift is pretty awesome! I get what you mean. Her songs are not only great to listen to but what I really like is her lyrics. She’s always telling a story and we can relate so easily. It’s like we’re never alone! And I totally agree with you, everybody has their own taste. There’s is absolutely no shame to enjoy one type of music or another. Thanks for stopping by 😘

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      1. I also really admire Taylor Swift for writing about her own experiences in relationships. Too often I think women are silenced from speaking about their relationships with men, or shamed for being sluts, or called whiners. But I really appreciate that Taylor is out there doing her thing, regardless of the haters.

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  10. AHHHH, thank you both so much for doing my tag!💓💓I adored reading all your answers and it just truly means so much to me that you participated. *hugs you* And you know my immense love for All too Well, so it made me happy to see that on here too, haha.
    I saw a lot of books on here that I love and ones that I need to read asap! I definitely agree with you that Always Never Yours has the best cover, it is completely my marshmallow aesthetic. Such a Hufflepuff cover, now that I think about it. 😉
    Thank you again! This post was most wonderful!

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    1. You’re so, so welcome, we LOVED doing it so much, all the prompts were amazing and just made me want to listen to Taylor Swift all day long haha 🙂
      Thank YOU for creating this fun tag 😀

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  11. This is such a fun tag! Nyx, I hope you are enjoying Vox! I am so, SO excited to hear what you both think of it- I don’t think anyone else I know read the thing! Also, I am suuuuper bummed to hear this about the Firebird series, ugh. I wasn’t in *love* with the first one so I put off reading the sequels, but I love the author’s new series so I was going to give it another try. I wholly agree about the Uglies series being fabulous movies, someone needs to get on this! And I am glad you liked Thousandth Floor, Nyx, because I have been wanting to read that one too! And I SUPER need The Astonishing Color of After, I am glad to hear it was so good, Marie!

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    1. Thank you, I’m happy you enjoyed it! We had so much fun answering those questions 😁 Yeees, I’m SO excited to start reading it, I hope I won’t be disappointed! Yeah, I was super bummed too…it was such a promising series 😕 YEEEES, Uglies! It would be AMAZING, there is no other word haha 🙈 I really hope you’ll enjoy A Thousandth Floor as much as I did, it’s full of drama, I just loved it 😏 Thanks for stopping by, talk to you soon 😘😘

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  12. this tag was SO fun!! and honestly who doesn’t have a soft spot for some taylor swift?? the beauty that remains is heartbreaking and sad??? wow, now i want to read it right away. i’ve heard so much about More Than This by Patrick Ness, and although i’ve only read a monster calls, i want to read every book he’s written.

    im so glad to hear you loved just for clicks, i love seeing families in ya and honestly seeing bloggers in books is so refreshing! TOTALLY agree with a million world with you being disappointing. i LOVED the first book but the next two books were just,,,,,a whole lot of disappointment

    great tag, i loved reading both of your answers!!

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    1. YES PLEASE OH you should read the beauty that remains. I wanted to sob while reading the first PAGE. 😭 such a good book!
      I’m so sad about a million worlds, SO promising and…. well, it went a little downhill and I’m so sad about it.
      Thank you so much!! ❤

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