3 Bookish Things Tag

Can I squeeze in this tag before it’s been a year since I was nominated? You’re reading this, so I guess I can! I was nominated for this tag by the amazing Madeline Todd nearly a year ago – backlog piles are the real deal. Go and give their brilliant site some love, and here are my (long awaited) answers!

3 Read Once and Loved Authors

  • Maggie Stiefvater. She’s not my favourite author, but she has my favourite writing style. Ever. Want to know the comparisons between reading her books and listening to the sumptuous audiobooks? Find my review of the Dream Thieves here!)
  • Mackenzie Lee. I read one chapter of her hilarious, witty characters and knew I was done for. Find my review of her book that made me cry the most sad tears, the Nobleman’s Guide to Shipwrecks and Scandal here. The one that made me cry the most happy tears, the Lady’s Guide To Petticoats and Piracy here.
  • Leigh Bardugo. She wins the prize for my favourite author. Ever. Find me alternating between ranting and crying in my review of possibly the last book in the Grishaverse, Rule Of Wolves, here.

3 Titles I’ve Watched but Not Read

  • The Kissing Booth. Although I have no desire to see the film again, or read the books.
  • Gone Girl. That was a good film.
  • The Hobbit I got up to the bit in the book where the Hobbit is in the hole in the ground… and then gave up. Is that the first sentence? Maybe…

3 Series I have Binged

  • Sadly, I think I read too slowly to count reading a full series as a ‘binge’. If it takes you months to finish the series, would you count it as a binge? How long does it normally take for you to read a full series? Let me know in the coments! However, I just finished The Bell Jar, and read it pretty speedily. Find out why in my review here!

    The reason isn’t because it’s only 200 pages, I promise.

3 Characters I love

How can I can only pick three!

  • Remus Lupin. I love you bby xxx
  • Baz Pitch. Is he the reason I play the violin? Maybe. The obsession is real, so find my soundtrack to if Carry On was a movie here!
  • Felicity Montague. She would have made me a woman in STEM… if only I liked Science.

5. 3 Current Favorite Covers 

I think it’s a sort of Stockholme Syndrome from staring at these covers for too long recently, but all these books are ones I’ve finished super recently.

  • Mister Impossible. I loved the Call Down The Hawk cover more, but I’m living for the whole ‘white border interrupted by the drawing so it looks 3D’. This cover also has Ronan Lynch and Jordan Hennessey on it, so it’s an objectively cool cover. Objectively.
  • The Bell Jar. I just love the symmetry! One of the best ‘rebrands’ of a classic I’ve seen in a while.
  • The Starless Sea I couldn’t have a favourite book cover list without having at least one Erin Morgernstern book. I think the cover perfectly encapsulates the madness within, and it was included in my list of the most aesthetic book covers ever. Check the list out here!

6. 3 Things You have used as bookmarks

  • Ribbon. If I’ve paid all that extra money for a fancy hardback with a ribbon inside, I’m using it!
  • Train tickets are my personal favourite at the moment – they’re the perfect size to not fall out of a paperback.
  • Bookmarks…? I’m not one to fold over pages, so I’m the friend with a stash of bookmarks to throw at you the minute I see a folded corner.

8. 3 Unpopular Bookish Opinions

  • I really don’t like Cassandra Clare books. Her writing style irks me, as do a lot of her characters. Find out why ‘Clary Fray Is Not My Bae’ in my City Of Bones review here.
  • Regulus Black deserved more…
  • Just because it’s on Booktok, doesn’t mean it’s a good book. Some of the books I’ve read because of Booktok have been… awful. Has that ever happened to you? Let me know in the comments!

9. 3 Book Goals For the Year

  • Read 65 books. This is a bit less than normal, but I have loads of exams this year.
  • Read more classics! Now libraries are opening again, they’re a great place to get classics from because they nearly always stock some.
  • Not have more than physical 5 books to read at once. It’s only March, but so far I’m sticking to this rule! Last year I just ended up buying so many books, and it took ages to get to the ones I actually wanted to read.

And that’s all for the tag, now it’s time to tag! There’s no rush to do it, under a year will be faster than me 🙂 If you’d like a go and I haven’t mentioned you, let me know in the comments and I’ll link your site below!

  1. Hardcover Haven
  2. Lost in Neverland (one of my favourite sites!)
  3. Her Bookish Desires
  4. Caley Kapowski’s Blog
  5. Another Bookworm
  6. Frappes and Fiction (love the name!)
  7. Monogamist Reader
  8. Tessa Talks Books
  9. The Sassy Library Fox (another of my favourite sites!)
  10. Frayed Books
  11. Word Wonders
  12. CJR The Brit

Published by Hundreds&Thousands

I’m a teenager (and a Hufflepuff) from Manchester. I like oversized jumpers, music that isn't on the radio anymore and books. Pretty much any book I can get my hands on but my favourites are Young Adult, fantasy and science fiction. One day, I decided to share some of my opinions on some great - and not so great - books to people around the world. And here it is! I really enjoy it and I hope you do too. The aim is hundreds and thousands of book reviews (see what I did there?) but I’m not quite up to that. Yet.

24 thoughts on “3 Bookish Things Tag

  1. great answers!! you’re good I completely get not getting to a tag for a while, I’ve certainly got some tags that have been gathering dust
    we love Baz Pitch in this house. man.
    also COMPLETELY agreed about booktok, I don’t have a tiktok but I just get them through instagram but there have been plenty of hyped books I’ve seen on there that have lead me astray

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    1. Ahhh I’m so glad you agree! Carry on has been one of my consistently favourite books for years now (I honestly don’t think I’ll ever grow out of it). And I see a lot on instagram too that I’ve read and had a pretty different experience to how they describe…

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      1. Ah that’s so cool! I love each book for different reasons but I think that one made me cry the most… You can check out my review when you’ve finished it if you want to find my weepy ranting haha. Hope you enjoy!

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  2. I love this tag!! Thank you so much for tagging me. You brightened up my day, which has not been going very well so far. 😂 I cannot wait to partake in this post. (I also agree that Regulus Black deserved more)

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  3. Ohh this is such a fun tag! Thanks for tagging me! XD I can totally relate to using train tickets as a bookmark! When I travelled a lot by train I did that too. *lol* Also yay to Maggie Stiefvater as a fave author. She writes such amazing books! I can’t wait for “Bravely” to get out. =)

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  4. Oh my, this might be my favourite tag ever?? Thank you so much for tagging me! I absolutely LOVE Leigh Bardugo too. I still haven’t read King of Scars but no one builds a universe like her. I have also watched the Kissing Booth (the three movies!) but I don’t think it’s the type of books I would enjoy haha. I have never heard of plane tickets as bookmarks but I love the idea! They should officially make bookmarks that look like plane tickets! Best of luck on your three goals, 65 books is really impressive, especially as a teenager and student! Thank you again for the tag 🥰💕

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    1. Aw that’s so sweet of you!! I’m impressed you’ve seen ALL the Kissing Booth movies haha and I’m so glad to have found another Bardugo stan! King of Scars is brilliant, but the best bit is that you can read Rule of Wolves after it, which is one of my favourite books. Ever. You seem like you have great taste in books 😉 can’t wait for your answers 🙂

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