Bookish Scenarios | Book Tag

When faced with a series of unlikely, but mostly plausible bookish scenarios, we’ve got to make some tough decisions. It won’t always be easy, but you got to do what you got to do, and here’s what I would do in these scenarios:

original tag by Lindsay Hearts Books

You have to get rid of all your books and you can only keep one from each of these genres – contemporary, fantasy, non-fiction and one other genre of your choosing. What books do you keep?

Contemporary: If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Fantasy: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Non-Fiction: Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs
Biography: Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

You’re at the bookstore and you hear a teenager telling their mom they don’t like to read, but their mom insists they pick something. You walk over and recommend a book you think is great for people who aren’t big on reading – what book is it?

X-Men Look and Find. It’s basically an X-Men I spy book. Every spread is a chaotic X-Men scene with a little blurb for story context and a selection of items you have to find within the scene. It’s so much fun and you can enjoy it without reading a single word if you don’t want to

You’re not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which book do you read to put yourself in a great mood?

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. It’s just such a cute romcom book

You go back in time for a day to your teenage years. What book would you most likely have caught yourself reading?

Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks. Teenage me loved zombies and graphic novels. Adult me does too

Your friend surprises you with a 4 day trip and you have 1 hour to pack. Which book do you bring to read on the way?

Whatever book I’m in the middle of and whichever book is next up on my TBR, just in case I finish the first one

Your house has been robbed! Don’t worry – everyone is safe, but your bookshelf has been raided. What’s the book you really hope is safe?

Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs. It belonged to a relative and I remember him talking about it when he was reading it, so I have a sentimental attachment to that particular copy. So if you ever rob me of all my books, could you just leave that one?

Your friend borrows a book and returns it in awful condition. Do you:
a) Just pretend you haven’t noticed
b) Ask them to repurchase it
c) Secretly do the same to something of theirs

b) Ask them to repurchase it

My friends and I are pretty honest and respectful with one another, so I think the direct route is the best choice here. Honestly, I think if any of my friends borrowed and ruined a book of mine they would replace it willingly anyway

Did I make the right choices?
Hopefully we never have to find out.