My Life in Books Tag

Hi! So in an effort to branch out and try some new, exciting things and also introduce myself a bit since this blog is in its early stages, I thought I would give the My Life in Books Tag a go. I found this tag on Dreamland Book Blog.

Find a book for each of your initials…

CCinder by Marissa Meyer

MMaybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

These are two really great books, both of which I found unexpectedly. I found Maybe in Another Life on Pinterest (yup, totally random search of fiction books led me to one of my favourite books ever), and I read Cinder because at one point about 90% of my Goodreads friends were reading it and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Neither of which is a decision I regret.

Maybe in Another Life

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Count your age along your shelf. What is it…

Oh, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, another one of my favourites! Sylvia Plath has a way with words that just makes you feel understood from deep within your soul. Although I loved it, it’s also quite heavy and for a while afterwards I was in a book slump / was desperately looking for something on the happier side.

The Bell Jar

Pick a book set in your city or country…

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery is a classic novel set in the fictional community Avonlea in Prince Edward Island, Canada. I was fortunate enough to visit one of the most notable literary landmarks in Canada, Green Gables Heritage Place, which is a farm owned by the cousins of the author. L.M. Montgomery drew inspiration for Anne of Green Gables from the home and surrounding area of the property which I think is pretty cool!

Anne of Green Gables

Pick a book with a destination you’d love to travel to…

Realistically, that would be Hogwarts now that I am in the middle of reading the series for the first time ever (I know, I know, I’m very late) and LOVING it. But I feel like that’s a cop out in a way, so I chose Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. If you’ve read the book or seen the movie, I just want to make it clear that the only setting I envy is the Hawaii part. It’s so gorgeous from the photos and videos I’ve seen, definitely on my list of top places to travel to.

Everything, Everything

Pick a book that is your favourite colour…

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren– Does the galaxy/ sunset/ sunrise scheme count as a colour?! Oh well, I don’t even care because it’s just gorgeous and I can’t stop staring at it.


Which book do you have the fondest memories of…

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch will always hold a special place in my heart. I will never forget my mom reading it to me as a little girl and I remember how emotional it made me and it still does! Hopefully if I ever have kids I can read this to them too.

Love You Forever

Which book did you have the most difficulty reading…

Okay, so as mentioned above I loved Cinder and also Scarlet which was the second book in the series. However, I couldn’t for the life of me get into Cress! At first I read the paper version but it was like pulling teeth, so I finished it through audio book which was somewhat helpful. I can see how people loved it though, I just could not get into it for some reason.

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)

Which book in your TBR pile will you feel most accomplished finishing…

Probably It by Stephen King, just because it’s so long. I always feel intimidated by the length of books, but I’m hoping I like it so the pages fly by.


That concludes the tag. If you haven’t done this tag yet, consider yourself tagged by me!

Until next time, happy reading,

Catherine 😊


19 thoughts on “My Life in Books Tag

  1. Oh my gosh, I loved Cinder too! Funny that you mention you couldn’t get into Cress. I had the same problem, but with Scarlet – I think it was that I didn’t like the switching POVs. The whole time I was thinking “I don’t care about this Scarlet girl, I just want to read more about Cinder!” Of course, now that I’ve finished the series, I love all the characters (Scarlet included!) but it took a while to get used to having more than one narrating character!
    I’m glad you didn’t give up on Cress. The Lunar Chronicles are one of my favorite series ever! 🙂

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    • I know right?! It’s like I just got used to the new characters from the last book and now I have to learn to love a whole new set? 😩 My steady favourite has been Iko though, she’s just so funny! I’ll finish the series eventually for sure, it’s just the 800+ pages of Winter seems daunting after my previous experience! I’m a mood reader though, and maybe that’s why I couldn’t get into it because I sort of forced my mood upon it. I’m glad to hear you liked it so much, hopefully the last book ties everything together well!

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  2. Yessss, Iko is the best. Did you know Marissa Meyer made a graphic novel called Wires and Nerve that focuses just on Iko and her adventures after Winter? (I found out about it a few weeks ago and almost did a happy dance. It was super good! If you haven’t already, you should check it out when you finish the series.)
    And Winter was pretty good too! it’s been a while since I’ve read it but I remember being on the edge of my seat the whole time. I have no doubt you’ll enjoy it, when you’re in the mood of course 🙂

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    • No way, I didn’t know that!! I’ll check it out after I finish Winter, thank you for letting me know about it 🙂 haha yes! When I finally get back into the mood for it again; maybe after I finish the Harry Potter series, we’ll see how destroyed I am after that 🙈

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      • Of course! I know she has one graphic novel out already, and I think a sequel is on its way (or it might be out already, I haven’t checked in a bit).
        Ooh, I love Harry Potter, how’re you liking it so far?

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      • I just checked and it came out about a month ago! That’s exciting, now you have a sequel to read. And it’s amazing, some of the best books I’ve ever read. I’m so invested in all the characters and the plot and I can’t wait to see where it goes 😀

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      • Yay! Thanks for letting me know! And I’m glad you’re liking Harry Potter so far. Those books shaped my entire childhood, they’re amazing! I hope you continue to enjoy the series 🙂

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  3. Omg no way! My name’s Catherine too and my initials are CM. That’s crazy 😂 This is a really cool tag- I’ll have to try it soon.

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  4. What a fun tag! And such a great way to get to know you 🙂 I’m just starting out my blog, too; it could be fun to give this a shot! Hah, thanks for reminding me I need to read Cinder. And I 100% agree that “galaxy” is a very valid and important color. ❤

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    • I appreciate your comment so much, thank you! ❤️ If you decide to do it too, I can’t wait to read it. Cinder really surprised me, totally out of my ‘norm’ picks and I loved it so I’m confident you will too! Haha thank you for agreeing, how can you look at it and not be in awe?! 💁🏻‍♀️

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  5. I really enjoyed this tag! I might give it a go. It’s funny that you mentioned Anne of Green Gables, though. A bit ago, in a sudden bout of nostalgia, I picked it up again for the first time since I was a kid. It’s such a heartwarming story. Also–I’d give anything to go to Hogwarts!! ahahah.

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