20 Questions Book Tag!

Hi, hello, friends! I’m back with another tag today and it’s the 20 Questions Book Tag that the wonderful Kerri @ KerriMcBookNerd tagged me in back in June (oop!). If you haven’t already, go check out Kerri’s blog! She writes wonderful posts and is such a supportive friend in the community. 💜 Thanks for the tag, lovely!

I tried to find the OG creator of this tag but kept running into dead ends, so if you do know who it is, please let me know and I’ll link to them. On that note, let’s get to the tag!

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

I’ve recently realised that I don’t read many long series! The longest I’ve read (though still haven’t finished) is Maas’ Throne of Glass series, and although I have longer ones like Gabaldon’s Outlander, Briggs’ Mercy Thompson, Andrews’ Kate Daniels, and Singh’s Psy-Changeling series on my TBR, the length of them intimidate the heck out of me! For sure though, I love my duos, trios, and quartets.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

I mean, I do but I don’t—y’know what I mean? I don’t mind if it’s for a book in a series that’s already finished or has the next book already out, but when I have to wait who knows how long for the next book, I find myself “raging” at how the author ended things on a cliffhanger and left me emotional purgatory, lol *so dramatic*! 😂 But seriously, I love how cliffhangers keep me interested and eager for the next book but I also can’t handle the angst of not knowing what happens next.

3. Hardback or Paperback?

It depends on what for. IMHO, hardbacks aren’t great for reading, especially if the book is a chonkster, but for populating my shelves, they’re still my favourite! Paperbacks are easier to read because they’re lighter and easier to carry around without being too heavy, plus, they’re cheaper and that’s always great!

4. Favourite Book?

It’s just impossible to pick just one when there are so many titles that have blown me away and mean a lot to me. Here’s a taste of a few with any that are part of a series meaning the whole series!

5. Least Favourite Book?

I also don’t have just one least favourite book but these are five that I immediately thought of… 😂 And no one is more disappointed than me that the last title is on this list!

6. Love Triangles: Yes or No?

NOPE. No. There will never be a time I say yes. I know some people say this trope can be done well but nope, not for me, thanks! 😂

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

As many of you know, I don’t DNF many books but the last one that I just couldn’t get into at all was Hag of the Hills for a blog tour earlier this year. I know plenty of others really enjoyed it but the writing style wasn’t for me!

8. A book you’re currently reading?

I’m reading Babel with a bunch of bookish friends and I’m loving it. It’s wildly complex and there are so many themes to digest, plus Kuang holds back on nothing and I love to see it! I just finished the section we’re reading up to this week and HOLY GRANOLA! 🤯 Things are about to get even more intense and I’m equally excited and terrified to see what comes next!

9. The last book you recommended to someone?

It totally counts when someone adds a book to their TBR after hearing you talk about it, right? If yes, then the last book I recommended was In a Jam by Kate Canterbary and Ali added it to her TBR! ❤️

📖 SYNOPSIS

When Shay Zucconi’s step-grandmother died, she left Shay a tulip farm—under two conditions.

First, Shay has to move home to the small town of Friendship, Rhode Island. Second—and most problematic since her fiancé just called off the wedding—Shay must be married within one year.

Marriage is the last thing in the world Shay wants but she’ll do anything to save the only real home she’s ever known.

Noah Barden loved Shay Zucconi back in high school. Not that he ever told her. He was too shy, too awkward, too painfully uncool to ask out the beautiful, popular girl.

A lifetime later, Noah is a single dad to his niece and has his hands full running the family business. That old crush is the farthest thing from his mind.

Until Shay returns to their hometown.

10. Oldest book you’ve read by publication date?

Publication Date: 1597

I’m going for the date the book was first published and according to Goodreads that means Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has the top spot! I had no clue 🙂 This was of course required reading at school and I remember enjoying it well enough.

11. Newest book you’ve read by publication date?

Publication Date: 11 October 2022

I just finished Runaway Groomsman by Meghan Quinn two days ago. This is a feel-good, slow-burn small-town rom-com and I really enjoyed it. [CHECK OUT MY REVIEW!]

📖 SYNOPSIS

From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a heartfelt romantic comedy about new beginnings and finding the romanticized happily ever after in the most unlikely of places.

Hollywood screenwriter Sawyer Castle knows a good love story when he sees it. But when it comes to real life romance, he’s a mess. That’s how he finds himself standing at the altar…as his ex-girlfriend ties the knot with his very famous best friend. The pressure, the resentment, the media coverage—it’s all too much—and before he knows exactly what he’s doing, he’s making a run for it, leaving a shocked congregation and flashing cameras in his wake.

Needing to lie low amid the media fallout, Sawyer lands in the charming town of Canoodle, California, where he crosses paths with Fallon Long, who runs the Canoodle Cove Cabins, a family-owned business and Sawyer’s new short-term residence. Overwhelmed with renovations and her long list of responsibilities, Fallon is struggling to make ends meet while attempting to bring the cabins back to their original glory. So when Sawyer arrives, she is grateful for the income, but immediately writes him off as just another vapid Hollywood hack, until he begins to prove her wrong at every turn.

As Fallon comes closer to saving the family business, an undeniable bond forms between her and the handsome screenwriter. But the pressures of her family obligations and Sawyer’s notoriety might prove to be too much for anyone to handle. Could Canoodle be the setting for a new romance—or is true love just a Hollywood cliché?

12. Favourite author?

Again, I don’t have just one favourite author. I have so many faves but to name a few:\

  • Fonda Lee, Neil Gaiman, V.E. Schwab, T.J. Klune
  • Taylor Jenkins Reid, Jane Harper, Jodi Picoult, Khaled Hosseini
  • Talia Hibbert, Kate Canterbary, Brighton Walsh, Helen Hoang, Jaqueline Snowe

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

If I had access to a library I would definitely be borrowing books but since I don’t, it has to be buying books! I’m subscribed to Kindle Unlimited and I borrow a lot of titles from there on a regular basis. As a mood reader, I love that I’m allowed to borrow up to 20 books at a time! 😊

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

I read The Meeting Point earlier this year and although I was really looking forward to it, especially after hearing everyone hype it up, I was more than a little disappointed when I didn’t enjoy it. It had a unique premise and potential but I just didn’t feel the romance. [CHECK OUT MY REVIEW!]

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Uhm, bookmarks for sure! People can do whatever they want to their books but I don’t like dog-earing mine and thanks to Book Depository and book boxes, I’ve accumulated a pretty large bookmark stash that I doubt all of them will ever get used in this lifetime! 😂

16. A book you can always re-read?

I don’t re-read a lot but the one book that I do pick up at least once a year, whether in physical, digital or audio format, is Pride and Prejudice. I don’t necessarily re-read the whole thing each time but I do read bits and pieces of it!

17. Can you read while hearing music?

Not always and then, it also depends on what music is playing. If I want background noise while reading I go classical or lo-fi, but this classical one is my favourite playlist to listen to!

18. One or multiple POVs?

It really depends on the genre but I think I’ve grown to like multiple POVs more than single POVs. It’s not always done well and how much I love it does depend on how well the characters are written and developed but multiple POVs make the story feel more well-rounded. I especially love dual POVs in romances!

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

My one-sitting reads are generally never planned unless I’ve fallen behind on a tour read or ARC. I think I can read fairly quickly so I generally finish a book within 1-3 days but that also depends on the genre and page length. I’m very good at finishing romances in one sitting though, lol! 😂

20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?

Earlier this year I did this thing where I ordered a special edition without knowing what it’s about but simply because the cover (and sprayed edges) were stunning. Thankfully, I ended up really enjoying A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting and I’m so glad I have this stunning edition on my shelf.

And that’s it for this tag, folks! I won’t be tagging anyone this time but feel free to grab this one if you want to and link back to this post if you like so I can check out your answers!

24 thoughts on “20 Questions Book Tag!

    • I just have such bad memories of reading that book and I don’t think my teacher did a great job of creating engaging discussions about it so it was just blah. I’ve been slightly tempted to re-read it as an adult but I haven’t yet got to the point where I want to pick it up again! 😂

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  1. Fun tag, Dini! I reread Pride and Prejudice too and Rebecca. They’re both so good! And ugh – I didn’t enjoy Lord of the Flies either. I read that and Grapes of Wrath in high school and disliked them both.

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    • Rebecca has been on my TBR for what feels like ages now—I really need to get on to it!! I have Grapes of Wrath on my TBR cos it wasn’t a req reading for me but I’m quite intimidated by it so don’t know if I’ll ever pick it up 😂

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  2. Great tag!! I love Fonda Lee as well 😍 even a year after finishing the green bone saga, I still think about it!! It’s the ✨one✨!!
    Cliffhangers can be so frustrating when the next book isn’t out but they are so effective at making me countdown to th sequel! It is a love/hate relationship 😂

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    • Yes, I think the GBS is a series that will definitely stick with me for a long time and those books are some of my all time favourites. I consider them masterpieces 😍 I do agree about cliffhangers making you want to get your hands on the next book immediately—definitely an effective tactic to get readers to keep reading. I have such a love/hate relationship with them too 😂

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  3. Interesting questions, I will have to do this one day, though problably not next week. Too many backlogs on my list already.

    You missed # 19. Though, I checked and you answered it: Do You Read A Book In One-Sitting or Over Multiple Days? So, you just missed the title.

    And the best question is about cliffhangers. I hate them. I might not have the next book, yet, I might not be able to get it anymore, whatever the reason, a book should have a ending. I know why some authors do it but that is usually the last book I read by that person.

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    • Thanks for me letting me know I missed #19, Marianne! 😃 I had somehow deleted the heading question and didn’t even realise it. Great to hear your opinion on cliffhangers. I definitely don’t love them but I’m also not so averse that I won’t read anything by the author anymore. I can definitely understand your hate for them though. 😂 If you do answer these questions in a post, I’d love to read all your answers!

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      • It happens and I’m always happy to know if I missed something. I hope you didn’t mind.

        And I will certainly tag you once I answer these questions and have noted your link, so I’ll let you know. Thanks for this.

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  4. This was fun to read! That Illumicrate edition is so stunning.
    Oh, sad to see you hated One Hundred Years of Solitude. I read it twice, several years ago, in Spanish and English, and loved it. I get that it’s not for everyone though. Sometimes I wonder if I would still love it if I reread it now… LOL
    Yaaaay for multiple POVs and beautiful hardbacks on shelves. 🙂

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