The Book Love Tag


We are getting closer and closer to Valentine’s Day, so I thought it was about time that I did the Book Love Tag that Anette @Anette Reads created and tagged me for! It has some tough questions in there, but I am excited to spread some bookish love!

Your favorite book couple.

I have an undying love for MALEC and even though I don’t need to write it in capital letters all the time, I do. Because I am just that excited whenever I think about them! Yet the thing is, I am not sure they are my OTP … I have so many OTPs, but because they are currently on my mind, Alec and Magnus from the Mortal Instruments are the answer for this one.

Your top 3 book boy/girlfriends.

Hmm … another tough one … those are the most recent additions to my bookish harem I guess.

  • Darrow (Red Rising) – If I still need to explain this, I have not done my fangirling right.
  • Mark Watney (The Martian) – He is one of my all time favourite characters. Maybe a tad too old right now, but whatever.
  • Wil (The Shannara Chronicles) – I still need to read the book, but from his TV show version I’d say I’ll like him … a lot.

Imagine your favorite book couple. Who would propose, and how? (If there’s already been a proposal: who would be more into organizing the wedding?)

But … if I tell you here if they get married or not then that will be a Spoiler … or does everyone already know? Either way, if it were about the organizing, Magnus would so be in charge! He throws the best parties already, so he’d surely do a great job with his own wedding.

Unpopular opinions time! Name a popular pairing you can’t stand.

FourTris? I don’t even know …  I really liked them in the beginning but by the time Allegiant rolled around, those two did not work for me anymore. Sorry?

What’s your favorite and least favorite romance trope?

Favorite: Pretend relationships that turn into something real! I love, love, love that sort of stuff!

Least Favorite: Insta-love – just no! I want to see the “falling in love”-part, the development of feelings. THAT IS THE BEST BIT OF THE STORY!

Do you ship non-canon couples often? Name some if you do.

I can’t say Zach and Maggie from Saving Hope or Gabby and Severide from Chicago Fire, right? Barely anyone even knows who they are … and they’re not from a book.

Hmmm … Quentin and Eliot from the Magicians trilogy works though!!! Eliot was always into Q, I am sure of that … maybe if Q had been into men, he’d have had a much easier life. I doubt it, but who knows, right?

Your opinion on love triangles. Go!

I actually like them. If they are done poorly it’s a shame and if it’s more of a love hectagon, it’s silly too. But a well done love triangle, I can totally roll with that.

Favorite and least favorite love triangle?

Favorite: Tessa-Will-Jem! Always and forever those three. I swear I’ve never seen a love triangle handled better than in the Infernal Devices.

Least Favorite: Peeta-Katniss-Gale! This simply wasn’t a love triangle. In the book Gale never stood a chance. There was NO Team Gale!

Sometimes romance just isn’t the way to go. Favorite friendship?

Again, Jem and Will from the Infernal Devices have the best bromance. What am I saying? Their relationship transcends bromance. There is no mallice or envy between them, just unconditional and eternal love, respect and trust. They are some of the best characters out there.

What’s your favorite scene with your bookish OTP?

There are so many and my memory is the WORST when it comes to details. But here’s a little snippet from City of Heavenly Fire.

“Magnus raised his head and looked up and over at Alec; it was a look that made Clary flush and glance away. There was so much love in it, mixed with exasperation and pride and despair. It was an unguarded look, and it felt wrong to see it.”

Then there was this other scene where they portaled themselves to go to the opera in Vienna and since that’s where I live, I sort of cherished that moment, however short it was.

Imagine your favorite book couple again. Who’s most excited about Valentine’s Day (either ironically or genuinely)?

Alec ironically and Magnus genuinely or maybe Alec would genuinely be excited because it is with Magnus. He’s difficult to read on this sometimes.


Now, I Tag:

*Feel free to ignore the tag if you don’t want to do it!*

60 thoughts on “The Book Love Tag

  1. THANK YOU! I hate the Peeta-Katniss-Gale triangle too. Beyond their looks, neither guy is exactly well-developed, and Gale is barely there in the story at all. I have no idea why people love that triangle. It’s kind of obvious anyway that Katniss and Peeta are going to be a thing from the very beginning. I mean, the fake-pairing-becomes-real-pairing cliche is so old you can carbon date it!


  2. We’re so connected, we post the same tags, haha :p I loved reading your answers, and I’m with you on the falling in love part : it IS THE BEST PART OF THE BOOK, DON’T LOSE THAT! It makes me so sad when there’s this insta love happening, because, well, how does that happen in real life? Insta lust, yes, not love.
    And Peeta-Katniss-Gale…well, we agree on that 😉

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  3. Ooo, this is great. I was looking for something to post before Valentine’s Day but not by Valentine’s Day idea…so yay! And, honestly, ENOUGH WITH THE INSTA-LOVE. You can be attracted to someone on first sight, but you don’t fall in love at first sight.

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  4. Awww! So much Malec love!!! I loved reading this!! And I didn’t think about Q and Eliot together, but they wouldn’t be bad together. I really really like Eliot! I think he is my fav character from the TV Show (because I haven’t read the books). One of my fav friendships is Jem and Will if not my favourite. They are so amazing and every time I read them I just loved them more. It’s like an OTP of friendship? That even exists? But I hope you understand haha I agree with you about love triangles and romance trope 😀

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    • Eliot was my favourite in the book and Hale Appleman portrays him PERFECTLY!
      Jem and Will are total bromance goals … even though I will never have a bromance since I am a girl, but whatever. I completely understood what you meant.

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  5. OMG!!! I can’t even right now!!

    Darrow! You have to share!! Lol. And Wil too, you can’t have them BOTH!!! ^.^

    MALEC! That last gif though really was what did it for me. Like my heart is all warm now. Ahhh!! I loved all the FEELS this post gave me!! Thank you!! *skips into a rainbow* (or something pleasant)

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      • My bookish boyfriends are the total wierdos…. that probably says something about me. (Oh god!)

        List time!!! 1. Aaron Warner (Shatter Me Series) 2. Khalid (Wrath and the Dawn) 3. Ronan Lynch (Raven Cycle) 4. Gansey (Raven Cycle. He’s not messed up so IDK how h’e on this list, but he is all kinds of wonderful! lol) 5. Elias (An Ember in the Ashes)

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  6. Omg I watch Chicago Fire! My mom got me into it, haha. I’m still getting caught up and as much as I love Gabby and Matt I can sort of see Gabby and Severide… Although best friendship is also Shay and Severide! But Jem and Will are still amazing. I feel ya about Katniss-Gale-Peeta… So over rated.

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  7. I’m sorry… is that how Austin Butler looks in Shannara? Well, excuse me while I go watch it because HE’S FREAKING HOT!
    You know how I feel about MALEC, they’re the best! and yes, best love triangle ever is Will-Jem-Tessa, and there was never ever ever a Team Gale!
    I love pretend relationships turned real, they’re so damn cute 😀

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  8. […] One more day until we can gorge ourselves on chocolate in the name of love! (Forget the candy! Give me books!) To celebrate inching one more day closer to Valentine’s Day, I’m completing The Book Love Tag created by Anette @Anette Reads . I was tagged by the awesome Kat @ Life and Other Disasters. If you haven’t stumbled upon her blog yet, start by reading her post for this tag here. […]


  9. I just finished writing my post for tomorrow and I used Four and Tris as an answer as well; I love them in Divergent but they’re SO IRRITATING in Allegiant. They just fight all of the time. It’s exhausting to read haha

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  10. Thanks for the tag! I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to see this… I love Malec too! I still have one book in the series to go, and their ending broke my heart. So you mentioning marriage gives me so much hope for the next book!

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