The Book Courtship Tag

I’d like to thank Milou @ Simply A Book Drunkard for the tag! She posts lots of lovely reviews, definitely check out her blog!

Phase 1 – Initial attraction: A book you bought because of the cover

Me, Who Dove Into the Heart of the World


I found this book wandering the clearance section in Chapters, and was absolutely taken with its cover! (Plus it was only $5) I haven’t read it yet, but I’m excited to!

Phase 2 – First impressions: a book you got because of the summary



The summary of this book is amazing – it talks of sky ships, chronic illness, other worlds, friendships, and fantasy! So it was basically made for me.

Phase 3 – Sweet talk: a book with great writing

The Bell Jar


With the amount of acclaim surrounding this book, I was as curious as anyone to read it. And the writing is so beautiful. It makes sense when you consider that Plath was best known for her poems; the lyricism in that writing is just as present in this breathtaking book.

Phase 4 – First date: a first book of a series which made you want to pursue the rest of the series

Mrs. Dalloway


“Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.”

Since reading that opening line in Mrs. Dalloway, I was hooked on Virginia Woolf’s writing. I’ve even made up a little collection in my ‘library’. Another I’d recommend is A Room of One’s Own, which I also loved!

Phase 5 – Late night phone calls: a book that kept you up all night long



This book is a bit different than what I’d usually read, but I’m so glad I did. It’s such an important story, and it’s told so beautifully, I couldn’t stand to put it down.

Phase 6 – Always on my mind: a book that you could not stop thinking about

Oryx & Crake


Oryx & Crake is one of those books that has such potential to actually become real that it’s a bit unnerving when you think about it too much. Being me, I, of course, thought about it way too much. It kind of overwhelmed a lot of my thoughts for quite a while after I’d read it, making me reevaluate the culture I live in and how I might be negatively adding to it.

Phase 7 – Getting physical: a book in which you love the way it feels

The Strange Library


I imagine this one could be interpreted in a number of ways, but I’m going with how my copy of Haruki Murakami’s The Strange Library is made of such nice paper, and how the cover opens vertically – yeah. How cool is that?

Phase 8 – Meeting the parents: a book which you would recommend to your friends and family

The Catcher in the Rye


Obviously I pick a classic. I firmly believe that this book is one everyone should find at the right time in their lives, otherwise it doesn’t make much sense. Think classic YA, packed with so many metaphors you’ll need a map!

Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: a book or series you know you’ll re-read many times in the future

The Raven Cycle


I will always love this story. Always. The writing, the characters, the plot, the magic. Just, always.


I tag everyone! This is such a creative tag, so have fun with it! Happy Tuesday!

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I'm Emma Kath. Welcome to my blog! This is where I post my original book reviews, litstyle (lifestyle for the lit-nerd), and other bookish things. A little about me: I'm Canadian, and currently a student majoring in English lit and cultural studies. I'm an introvert (INFJ, if you believe in that sort of thing), sarcastic to the bone, I love art and history, and hope to one day travel around a bit. Until then, I'll be reading, writing, and trying to spread a little kindness around the internet. If you have any questions or inquiries, feel free to contact me!

4 thoughts on “The Book Courtship Tag

  1. I agree with you a hundred percent regarding Oryx and Crake. I can’t get the tale that Margaret Atwood weaves in this book out of head. I still need to read the rest of the series, but the culture in which Jimmy grew up was so tangible.

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