It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another book tag! A few weeks ago, I was tagged by the very lovely Erika at And On She Reads to do the Bookish Boxes and Buzzwords Tag. This tag looks like it’s on the long side, but it looks like a lot of fun, and I’m excited to answer the questions. It looks like this tag was created by LizziefayeLovesBooks over on Book Tube.
Your go-to genre or favourite type of book:
My go-to genre is Romance. I love a good romance novel, especially if it has a bit of comedy in it or if it has some of my favourite tropes in it.
Retellings you are drawn to:
I love the ideas of retellings, but they usually end up sitting on my shelf unread for far too long. So if I have to pick a kind that I’m drawn to, I’m going to say retellings of lesser-known stories because they feel fresh and exciting.
Lifestyles or careers of the book characters:
I like reading about characters who are bookish. Either a character who is a bookworm or has a career that is somehow related to books, like in publishing, a library, a writer, or something like that.
Places or settings you are drawn to:
I have a few answers for this one. I like small towns and boarding schools. I also like books that take place in real cities that I hope to visit one day because, realistically, I probably won’t visit all of the places that I want to see one day, so visiting them through books is the next best thing.
Relationships you enjoy reading about:
I love reading about enemies-to-lovers, second-chance romance, and relationships between a grumpy character and a sunshine character.
Buzzwords in the title of the book:
I can’t think of any buzzwords in the title of a book that draws me in.
Things on book covers that draw you in:
Right now, illustrated romance covers draw me in. Every time I see a new romance novel with a pretty illustrated cover, I want to immediately add it to my TBR, which is getting very dangerous for my bank account and the stability of my bookshelves.
Non-fiction buzzwords or a non-fiction area you are drawn to:
I don’t read a lot of non-fiction, so this question is kind of difficult to answer. However, I’ve been trying to get into wine lately, so books about wine tasting and the science behind winemaking seem interesting to me right now.
Medical conditions of characters:
This question was a bit difficult to think of an answer for, but I like reading books that deal with mental health, specifically anxiety.
Time of year, or time in history/future that you are drawn to:
I’m a mood reader, so I tend to enjoy books that take place in the season we’re currently in. I also enjoy reading Historical Fiction that takes place during World War Two.
BONUS #1: Any other bookish boxes or buzzwords not already mentioned:
I don’t know if this counts, but I’m really into interconnected romance novel series. The ones where each book can be read as a standalone, but they take place in the same universe and focus on a different set of characters.
BONUS #2: What bookish boxes or buzzwords turn you away from a book?
I tend to get a bit apprehensive when publishers start to promote a book by saying it’s the next <insert incredibly popular novel here>. I find that these comparisons usually fall short and that they’re mostly used to capitalize on the hype of the popular novel.
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