20 Questions Book Tag

We’ve seen other bloggers participate in this tag and we thought it looked fun! In this tag we share some of our favorites, least favorites and other opinions.

1. How Many Books are Too Many Books in a Series?

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For the most part, we usually stick with trilogies for series. However, it depends. A few of our favorite series are 4+ books, including The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard. As long as we still like the story, we’ll keep reading.

2. How Do You Feel About Cliffhangers?

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The drive us crazy! But they are necessary to make sure readers pick up the next book in a series. If it’s a cliffhanger in a standalone, it annoys us because we’ll never know the answer to our question. One of the most famous cliffhangers that readers will never no the answer to occurred at the end of Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Seriously, just don’t do that to your readers.

3. Hardback or Paperback?

Hardbacks are pretty and paperbacks are easier to carry around. Honestly, it depends on the book. For books by our favorite authors, we like to have a nice first edition hardback. For everything else, paperbacks suffice.

4. Favorite Book?

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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare will always be our favorite book. No surprise, since we talk about The Infernal Devices constantly. Will, Tessa and Jem will always have a special place in our hearts and our bookshelves.

5. Least Favorite Book?

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Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame is one of our least favorite books. We didn’t like the characters and the romance was so creepy. It’s about Eden, a girl who moves to California to stay with her dad and new step-mom. The step-mom has three kids of her own, including bad boy Tyler. We didn’t like the step-sibling romance trope.

6. Love Triangles, Yes or No?

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Yes! We enjoy a love triangle if the MC picks the person we like best at the end. One of our favorite love triangles is Jack Bishop, Stellan Korolev and Avery West in The Conspiracy of Us trilogy. Without spoiling anything, this series is actually the only time we changed our ship mid-series.

7. The Most Recent Book You Couldn’t Finish

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We typically don’t DNF, usually only once or twice a year. Our most recent DNF would be More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood. We couldn’t get into the story at all and the MC annoyed us from the first page.

8. A Book You’re Currently Reading

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We’re currently reading Made in Korea by Sarah Suk. We’re enjoying it so far and can’t wait to share our thoughts. It’s a YA romcom pitched as Frankly in Love meets Shark Tank.

9. Last Book You Recommended to Someone

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

Yesterday at book club we recommended Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. We we’re discussing Aveyard’s latest book, Realm Breaker, and a few members never read her first series. We love the dystopian fantasy series and Mare Barrow is a great MC.

10. Oldest Book You’ve Ever Read?

We’ve read plenty of classics in school, so who knows!

11. Newest Book You’ve Read?

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We read a lot of books as soon as they are released. We also get the opportunity to read ARCs. We’re currently reading an ARC for Gutter Girl by Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount. It follows Jace and McKenna, two complete opposites who are thrown together by accident.

12. Favorite Author?

We have a list of authors that we’ll read anything from: Cassandra Clare, Karen McManus, Kasie West, Jenn Bennett, Jenny Han, Jennifer L. Armentrout and Holly Jackson.

13. Buying Books or Borrowing Books?

Buying for the most part. We like to own all of our favorite books. We tend to borrow each other’s books though. It’s been more limited in the last year, but when we do meet up, there’s always books involved.

14. A Book You Dislike that Everyone Else Loves

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is a super popular YA series that receives a lot of positive reviews. We couldn’t get past the first book though. The series was odd and we couldn’t connect with any of the characters.

15. Bookmarks or Dogears?

Bookmarks all the way. We can’t stand when someone doggyears a book. How dare they deface something as amazing as a book!

16. A Book You Can Always Reread?

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We can always reread The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West. It’s one of our favorite YA romances and we shipped Gia and Hayden from the beginning. We love a good fake dating trope!

17. Can You Read While Listening to Music?

We usually don’t. It’s easier to listen to music while writing instead of reading. When writing it’s fun to find songs that match the mood of the scene or chapter. For reading though it gets distracting.

18. One POV or Multiple POVs?

This is another it depends answer. For the most part, we read books with one POV. Other times it’s nice to get a feel for more than one character. However, if it is multiple POVs, the author needs to make sure the voices are distinct enough and the reader can follow all the different characters easily.

19. Do You Read a Book in One Sitting or Over Multiple Days?

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Usually multiple day. Most books are too long or we just don’t have time. If we do read a book in a day, it’s typically a YA contemporary. The last book we read in one sitting was The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett.

20. Who Do You Tag?

We’re not tagging anyone. If you want participate, let us know so we can read your answers.

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27 thoughts on “20 Questions Book Tag

  1. It’s so hard to read a book series that goes on for too long! I think one of the longest that I actually read to completion was the Southern Vampire Mysteries, but that was because it ended at 12 books instead of just going on and on and on…

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  2. Some great answers! I also like a good love triangle, but regardless of who the MC ends up with for the most part. I also swear by borrowing books over owning them – I buy mostly from charity shops and donate/resell them when I’m done. Although I love the idea of a home library, I just don’t have the space to do that right now and I read a lot so buying 150+ books brand new every year would take a chunk out of my money 😅

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  3. Ooh I love this! I’m completely with you on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – I just couldn’t get on with it at all. I also love the premise of that a series is never too long if it keeps your attention! Really enjoyed this.

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  4. Fab post! Completely agree with cliff-hangers in standalones, they just… *internally screams*. Interesting to hear your opinion on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, I haven’t read it yet but it’s been on my TBR for a long time x

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  5. I loved this! I’ll have to do it on my blog soon! I am very interested in checking out Gutter Girl now, it sounds fun. I agree with you about the series. I’d rather read a trilogy or better yet a duology, but there are some series that I can’t get enough of.

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  6. I don’t really read fiction as I easy get lost or completely miss what I’ve read and have to keep rereading. However, outside of books, cliffhangers can be ok, accept at the end of season or a film. I often forget the cliffhanger by the time I get to the the conclusion, I’d imagine that’s the same with books

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  7. I don’t really like reading series with more than around 4 books either. Also, I understand what y’all mean by MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE. I didn’t really get into it until about halfway through so it was nearly a DNF for me as well.

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