Soundtrack to my Life Book Tag!


I haven’t done a tag for more than a week and I think that’s almost a new record, because my blog usually consists of quite a few of those. However, I am really happy that Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much prompted me to do the Soundtrack to my Life Book Tag! It seems like such a fun thing to do and I made it my personal challenge not to steal answers from Cátia this time around!

Opening Credits: Favorite Childhood book

1571595I am not sure it was my favourite, but it was definitely one of them: Felix joins the Circus! I loved that little bunny and his adventures. I am pretty sure the books sparked my love for letters!

Waking up: A book that got you out of a reading slump

10644236Actually, I am not sure that I’ve ever really been in a reading slump. It’s just that I either feel like reading or not. Also, it depends a lot on how much time I have. However, looking at my Goodreads stats, it looks like I took a 1-month-break from reading after Wide Awake by David Levithan until Clockwork Angel came along. Then I just tore through the Infernal Devices within a week or so and that’s why I am going to put that as my answer!

School: A book you had to read for school that you ended up loving

481743Austrian schools are very keen on teaching you about WWII and constantly reminding everyone of the terrible things that happened so that they won’t happen again. While I do support that notion in general, it’s a very depressing topic and it easily gets repetitive. So, I was a little hesitant when we started The Wave by Morton Rhue and Todd Strasser, which doesn’t play during that time frame, but the experiment in it sort of refers to it. In the end I was really involved in that book and questioned a lot of my actions and the ones of my classmates afterwards though.

Falling In Love: An author you love so much you want to read all of their books

There are a lot to choose from, but I think no one will be surprised that my answer is Tahereh Mafi, right? I am so in love with her style of writing, I JUST WANT MORE!

Fight: Book with the best action sequences

20579044It’s silly, but I really can’t think of any fight scenes of the top of my mind. I guess I’ll have to go and stare at my bookshelf for a while now …

I am back! I just had to reread a passage of the book to make sure I didn’t confuse it with the TV show, but right in the beginning of Bitten, Elena gets into a fight with a coyote while she’s in wolf shape. I thought that was quite cool!

Break up: A book or series you didn’t finish and do not intend to finish

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard! I am sorry, but those books just did NOT do it for me …

Hanging With Friends: Book you think everyone else should read

18007564*cough* The Martian *cough* … Don’t act so surprised! It was obvious that that was going to the book that I would choose. I’ve featured it in every tag, Mark Watney is one of my favourite characters in the world and it is funny and exciting and scientific and well researched and the cover is simply gorgeous – I JUST LOVE IT!

Breakdown: Book that seriously affected you/had you crying your eyes out

The Fault in Our StarsHmmm … I am trying to think of one that I haven’t used before. I know that opinions differ on John Green, but The Fault In Our Stars actually had me sobbing … a lot … the movie somehow didn’t manage to capture that quite as well, even though it was a really faithful adaptation.

Roadtrip: You favorite series (more than 3 books)

I think I’ll go with A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket because it really shaped my childhood!

Flashback: Your favorite book from 5 years ago

43641Pfff! That’s a difficult question! How am I supposed to remember what I read back then? I didn’t have Goodreads yet, so that’s a really, really difficult thing to answer!

I think, and don’t hold me accountable for that one if it isn’t true, I read Water for Elephants that year. I loved that book – again a books with a circus! I usually love those!

Getting Back Together: What book can you not stop rereading

28194I am not big on re-reading, but I do read parts of the Inkheart books by Cornelia Funke sometimes or at least the quotes at the beginning of each chapter.

Wedding: A book that is really special to you

9754815There are a couple books that are very dear and near to my heart, but I will actually go with Anna and the French Kiss for two reasons. One, it’s very romantic and sort of fits the question with wedding and all that jazz (not that anyone is getting married), and second, because it is about a girl who is away from home and that just felt so true to my experiences during my exchange semester and work abroad.

Moment of Triumph: Longest book you’ve ever read

6237642Probably The Book by Wolfgang Hohlbein. It has 860 pages of tiny font and dense plot. I loved it, but it still took me months to get through, because while I’ve always loved reading, it hasn’t always come as easy to me!

Death Scene: Book or series you wish had ended differently

17406183Okay, my one answer that I actually am copying from Cátia, because this book will forever hold that place and it is Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I quite enjoyed the series up to that point, but there was just so much wrong with that part. And no, I am not referring to only a certain event that can’t be mentioned because it would be a Spoiler. I really think that there is a lot more to it that makes me dislike it.

Funeral: Book with the best or worst epilogue

The Book ThiefEven though it turned out different than I had hoped, I really loved the epilogue of the Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It was that final note of closure that made everything okay for me in the end. I would have been really mad if I hadn’t gotten that little peek into the future.

End Credits: Who do you tag?

Aine @Writing On a Vintage Typewriter

Anette @Anette Reads

Liam @Liam’s Library

Reg @She Latitude


*If you’ve already done the tag or simply don’t want to do it, feel free to ignore it!*

36 thoughts on “Soundtrack to my Life Book Tag!

  1. You have done a really good job by not stealing answers XD . My problem with Allegiant was not only with spoiler. I just think that the whole concept was a little bit stupid and I didn’t like it. It was really weird.
    You didn’t cry while watching The Fault in Our Stars??? I only achieved that when I watched it for the 3rd time.

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    • Thank you! I am proud of mostly coming up with my own answers hahaha
      My problem with Allegiant was mainly the double POV, which gave away a lot and also the two voices just didn’t sound very different at all. I never knew who’s chapter it was. And they created a ton of conflict where it wasn’t necessary … just general ugh!
      I did cry, but not AS MUCH as I did with the book. And the second time around, I think I didn’t cry at all.

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  2. The Martian! ❤ I believe that the Fault in Our Stars is the book that I cried the most while reading. Though the movie didn't make me cry, even though I expected it to. I love the epilogue of the Book Thief, it might be my favourite ending of a book. 🙂

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    • YAY! I am so glad we agree on so many of those 🙂 I think I did cry in the movie for TFIOS but not as much as I did during the book. That thing wrecked me, just like the Book Thief. I also cried with relief at the end of the Martian … I am a very emotional reader I guess hahaha

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      • Yaay! 😀 Haha, I’m also an emotional reader. TFIOS wrecked me, I also cried in the Book Thief and I did shed some tears in the Martian. Movies though don’t usually make me cry. There are exceptions of course. I believe the movie that I cried most to was Les Misérables – that movie breaks me every single time…

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      • Hahaha I love that we are similar in that regard!
        Movies are always different. With certain themes I get really emotional, but other times it doesn’t do anything for me. I think the movie I cried the most at is Finding Neverland. The end was so sad.

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      • Hahaha I do as well!
        Ahhh, yes it was really sad. I cried as well, or rather me and a friend cried together as we watched it during a sleepover. xD

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  3. Yeees, I love this tag! So many good answers. I really like A Series of Unfortunate Events too–I’m planning to reread it but the books are at my parents’ place, haha. I started Pretty Little Liars as well but kind of fell off the bandwagon. Did you watch the TV series?

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    • YAY! 🙂 Happy you like it!
      I am not sure I could ever reread the Lemony Snicket books and feel the same way about them as I did when I was still little. But they will always be special to me.
      I am an on and off viewer of PLL. I liked it in the beginning, then they lost me for a while and now I am sort of getting back into it, but I didn’t bother to catch up the seasons I missed to be honest.


      • You’re right, absolutely! I think for me that goes for almost all books, though: the second reread is never the same as the first, and I usually rate them lower the second time around, haha. I suppose the “shiny” has kind of faded so I think more objectively or critically about the story, plot, etc.

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  4. LOL not even I finished the Pretty Little Liars series and I loved the first eight books. They got a bit boring ad pointless after that. Even the TV show is heading that way a bit. I’m so happy you loved Water for Elephants! I was obsessed with that book when I read it, the circus bits were awesome. I know we’ve talked about it before but why not a little more? Tahereh Mafi is perfection! I can’t wait to do this tag, thanks for tagging me 🙂


    • I have read four books of the PLL series, but that was because I bought the box set. I don’t know why, but somehow I just didn’t get hooked :/
      Water for Elephants is SO GREAT! I am glad you loved it too, I had no idea!
      We can never talk about Tahereh Mafi too much, it’s just not possible!
      I hope you have fun with the tag 😀


  5. This seems like such a fun tag! I totally need to reread all of the books in A Series of Unfortunate Events. I haven’t read them since I was about 12 and I cannot remember a single thing that happened. I loved those books though so I’m keen to revisit them someday.

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    • Thanks, it was a fun one to answer! I was obsessed with these books back when I was little. I don’t think they would ever feel the same way if I reread them now though. I bet they’d be really silly or something and I am afraid it would ruin their special meaning for me hahaha

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    • Thank you, Marie! ❤ I can never stop gushing about Tahereh Mafi, she is simply perfection! I don't know what it is with PLL, but somehow the books are just too much for me and I am at a point where I don't even watch the show regularly anymore. It's a little sad.

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  6. This seems like a really fun book tag! I totally agree with everything that you said about Allegiant. It was also the alternating POV that bugged me. It just didn’t seem to fit in at all in the story. I enjoyed reading your post and I agreed with a lot of the books that you picked. I loved Anna and the French Kiss as well. It’s one of those books that I can always go back and read again and again because it gives you all the feels.


    • Thank you! I am very glad you liked it and that you agreed with me! The different POVs in Allegiant were just so unnecessary and kind of gave away what was about to happen too, it actually made me sad that it didn’t turn out better.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂


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