My Life in Books Tag

Hi y’all,  I saw the My Life in Books Tag on Bookmark Lit, and I thought it’d be fun to do! I find book tags to be entertaining, and I think it adds some variety to my blog. For all the questions, I tried to pick books that I’ve read before and enjoyed.

Find a book for each of your initials.


A: All Fall Down by Ally Carter | Book Review | Book Talk

E: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

K: Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep

I’m a huge Ally Carter Fan from her Gallagher Girls series to her Heist Society series. She just has a way with creating amazing books about spies and thieves with a captivating cast of characters. And I’ve been enjoying her Embassy Row series almost just as much. And I had to include a Sarah J. Maas book! It was actually much harder than I expected to find a book that I had read that starts with a K, and Kiss of Frost was the only one I could find. I do love the Mythos Academy books, and the mythology Estep uses in them!

Count your age along your bookshelf. What book is it?

My bookshelf is a bit of a mess right now, so it was a bit hard to find a starting point to count from. It turns out the 20th book on my shelf is A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I own all her books, so it isn’t much of a shocker that one of her books was chosen for a bookshelf question.

Pick a book set in your city/state.

I’m a Texan at heart, but I had a hard time finding a book set in Texas. I read a lot of fantasy, so it’s no surprise that I had a hard time. But then I remembered Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger. This book could not be more perfect! It’s so fitting for the Lonestar state!

Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to visit.

I have so many places that I want to visit around the world. I love to travel, and my list of dream destinations is never-ending. Although I’ve been to a lot of countries in Europe, I’ve never been to France. Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins is such a cute read, and the idea of going to school in Paris and falling in love is so romantic. Plus I’m obsessed with the new covers!

Pick a book that’s your favorite color.

Divergent by Veronica Roth was the book that really got me into book blogging, and it reignited my love of reading in middle school. It’s my favorite book in the series, and I was lucky enough to meet Veronica Roth and get it signed! Also it’s only fitting that one of my favorite books is also my favorite color!

Which book do you have the fondest memories of?


I used to hate reading with a fiery passion, but The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is the book that turned it all around for me and I haven’t looked back since. I’ve been an avid reader ever since, and I’m so thankful to Rick Riordan for creating the Percy Jackson and the Olympians world!

Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

I had to read The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck going into my junior year of high school. I’ve always had a bit of trouble with required reading for school, but this book was definitely the worst. It was beyond slow, and NOTHING ever happened! I’m still amazed at myself for managing to actually finish this book.


Which book on your TBR pile will give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?

I’ve been dying to read Carry On by Rainbow Rowell for the longest time. I immediately ran out to get it went it came out because Fangirl  is one of my all time favorite books. But somehow I never got to it. Maybe it had to do with its humungous size or the hype. Once I do finally read it, I know I’ll be blown away and I’ll be happy to mark it off my TBR list!




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9 thoughts on “My Life in Books Tag

  1. Cait @ Paper Fury says:

    Ahh this is such a fun tag!! I LOVE Carry On and I have such good memories of Percy Jackson too! Although I’m mad I didn’t get to read them when I was 12 because they would’ve been my everything back then haha. Also that is so cool you actually got to meet Veronica Roth! GOALS to meet a favourite author. 😍😍

    • Vivalabooks says:

      It really was so much fun! I really just gotta buckle down and read Carry On because I’ve only heard great things. Haha yeah PJO was my everything when I first read them! But I still love to reread them every once in a while. 🙂 And I almost died when I found out Veronica Roth was in town!!!!

  2. aentee @ read at midnight says:

    Carry On is actually a very quick read despite the hefty size, so I say go for it and don’t be intimidated, you’ll fly through. Reread Fangirl before hand though, I read them quite close to one another and felt it added to the experience. The Percy Jackson books seem to ignite the passion of reading in so many people, and I am so thankful for them for that (although I have not gotten beyond the first book myself, eek).

    • Vivalabooks says:

      Thanks for the tip! I didn’t even think about rereading Fangirl before, but I loved that book and it makes sense to read both of them clothes to each other. OMG! I hope you get to finish the rest of the PJO series because it’s honestly one of my favs.

    • Vivalabooks says:

      Love the GG series! And it makes me so happy to hear those are the books that got you into reading! Yes, I need to read the rest of the series & I cannot wait for her new book!!!! And yes, Etienne & Anna❤️

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