The First Date Book Tag

So, I had planned on having a book review for you on my current read Flawed by Cecelia Ahern. But, it looks like that will be up Thursday instead. I originally saw this on booktube yesterday and really enjoyed it. Then I saw it over on Pleading for Words and knew I just had to do this.

1. The awkward first date – a book where something felt off. It wasn’t a bad book, but lacked that spark for you.

This could honestly be quite a few books. I think the main component to this is when a book is over-hyped. When I go into a book with high expectations sometimes I think that no matter what the book could not meet those expectations. But, the first book that came to mind was Graceling. It wasn’t bad I just wasn’t a huge fan of the book.

2. The cheap first date – book that turned out less than you expected.

This goes along with the last question. But, Glittering Court definitely disappointed me. I expected more from Richelle Mead than I got in that book. It  wasn’t bad but was not what I hoped it would be.

3. Well-prepared first date – better than expected.

I’m glad to say I have many more books to go with this question rather than the last. I would say the most recent book that I found to be better than expected was The Diabolic. It was so good you guys. We did a whole discussion on it here.

4. Hot but dumb – pretty book, not so hot on the inside.

I  am guilty of buying books based on looks sometimes. There are just some books where the cover gets me and forces me to buy it. Wink, Poppy, Midnight was a book that was gorgeous but completely underwhelming. Check out my thoughts about it here.

5. Blind date – book you picked up not knowing anything about it.

Okay, so I try to wait to read books until I’ve forgotten what the synopsis was. I think it helps me give the book a fair shot. I like to go in with next to no expectations. A book that blew me away after not knowing anything about it was The Bone Season. If you want to see me rave about this book check out my review here.

6. Speed dating – book you read super fast.

Finding Audrey was a book that I flew through. I picked it up one night right after I finished a different book. Then I proceeded to read it from start to finish that same night. It was a quick but powerful read.

7. The rebound – a book you read too soon after a book hangover and it kind of ruined the book for you.
I hate this. I think it’s so unfair to books. But, this definitely happens to me a lot. I think this is what happened to The Darkest Corners. In reality that book is really up my alley. But, I read it after devouring The Wrath and the Dawn. So, it didn’t really have a fair shot.

8. Overly enthusiastic date – a book that felt like it was trying too hard.

The Selection series. I read the first 3 book. But, it was a bit too much.

9. The perfect first date – book that did everything right for you.

How can I not say Six of Crows? Are you tired of me using this on every tag? Sorry I just can’t contain my love for Bardugo and this crew of scoundrels.

10. Humiliating first date – book you’re embarrassed to admit you liked/ embarrassed to see reading in public for whatever reason.

I’m currently reading Flawed and I really enjoy it. However, without the dust jacket the book is a little embarrassing to be reading. The contents totally make up for it though.


What would your bookish first dates look like? Complete the tag and link us so I can check out your answers!


8 thoughts on “The First Date Book Tag

  1. You’re making me have a change of heart for the Diabolic…I’m just worried it will turn out to be like all other dystopians but I’ve heard some good reviews. May have to try it now lol. The Bone Season is one that I allowed myself to be intimidated by but I’ve p/u book 1 & 2 (cuz I makes no sense lol) and will be reading them this summer *fingers crossed* GREAT ANSWERS! 🙂

    P.S. I may leave the dust jacket on for Flawed hehe

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