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I’ve survived for 20 years so … My Life in Books Tag

Today is my last day of being a teenager. *screams* Tomorrow I turn twenty years old *SCREAMS EVEN LOUDER*. As you can see I’ve not really come to terms with the fact that it’s my birthday tomorrow.

Please take me back to being 3 years old when all I wanted in life was to be a lion (that was genuinly my answer to “what do you want to be when you grow up?” – hence the face paint).

To celebrate/commiserate moving into my 20’s I thought it’d be the perfect time to do the My Life in Books Tag!!


First, spell your names in books …

  • E – (The) Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Stevens
  • L – Lore by Alexandra Braken
  • L – Loveless by Alice Oseman
  • I – In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • M – Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • A – As Many Nows As I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl
  • I – (The) Inheritance Games by Jeniffer Lynn Barnes

Count along your age in books ..

Ok so in my eyes I have three types of bookshelves: physical, kindle, phone so I’m going to count along 20 on all three and see what books I get.

Phone: She Get’s the Girl by Rachael Lippincott & Alysson Derrick – I’ve not read this one yer but it’s high up on my TBR.

Kindle: Juniper Hill by Devney Perry – I read this book because Tik-Tok convinced me too and can I just say thank you Tik-Tok because I was obsessed with this book.

Physical: Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest – I remember being so hyped and excited about this book but it let me down. It wasn’t terrible but I was kinda bummed.


Pick a book set in your city/country.

If anyone knows of any books set in East Yorkshire, specifically fucking Hull, please let me know so I can go and read that book asap.

Until then I’ll go with Afterlove by Tanya Byrne which is set in England but feels so relatable to my childhood, just the slang used, the mentions of Eastenders, things like that connected me to England.



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

There’s a whole bunch of books set in places I want to go to but I’m choosing One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston because it’s set in New York and I’m keeing my fingers and toes crossed that I get to go to New York over the Thanksgiving break while I’m on study abroad.


Pick a book that’s your favourite colour. 

Is purple a basic bitch colour? Yes but I don’t care.


Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

Probably Percy Jackson. I lived and breathed these books and I’m still obsessed with them now, nine years later. I am 100% going to be that 20 year old who takes a day off work to watch the first Percy Jackson episode when it comes out.


Which book do you have the most difficulty reading? 

Any and all of the books I have to uni? I just don’t like being told to do things which is why reading books on the reading list is really difficult for me.


Which book in your TBR pile will give you the most accomplishment when you have read it?

  • Opposite of Always by Justin a. Reynolds – This book isn’t even that big it’s just cause I keep saying I’m going to read this and I never will.
  • Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas – At this point I don’t even care about finishing the series, just reading this book.
  • The Romanovs – I bought this chunky monkey of a book because during lockdown I got super into Russian history and I’ve not picked this book up since and I just need to prove to my old self that this wasn’t an impulse by.

So there we go, that’s my life in books. I’m now going to go wallow now. Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

6 thoughts on “I’ve survived for 20 years so … My Life in Books Tag”

  1. Happy Birthday for yesterday! 🥳️ I didn’t realise you’re from Yorkshire, me too! Travelling from Yorkshire to the US is wild, no wonder you’re panicking. I hope you get to go to New York – and if you do don’t forget to get pictures from The Strand!

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    1. Thank you :)) Yep, East Yorksire all the way – not even ten years living in another country can get rid of the accent haha.
      Omg yess! I need to map out all the major NY bookshops I need to go to!

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