Tag #76: The Wonderstruck Book Tag

The Wonderstruck Book Tag

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Taylor Swift + Books!

I found this lovely book tag on Olivia’s blog!

Here’s the link to her post:

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  • Link back to the creator (Olivia)
  • Answer as many or as few of the questions as you’d like.
  • Feel free to use any of the graphics in this post. 🙂
  • Tag however many people you’d like at the end!

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The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks.

I cried every time I read a Sparks book. This one, though, hit me in all the feels! No spoilers, but have a tissue ready.

{ Listen to: You’re Not Sorry }


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The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins.

I couldn’t get it out of my head. I can’t remember if I already owned Catching Fire, but I know I wanted to devour it, and Mockingjay, and then go back and read the first one again. This is a trilogy that will never leave my bookshelves.

{ Listen to: Back to December }


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Oh, man! These types of questions are hard for me. I’m of the opinion that books are better adapted as TV series or miniseries, not movies.


The only book I can think of right now is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond. I think this is an excellent book – One of the best I’ve read. Since it involves real people, I think a docu-series would be perfect, especially to see “where are they now” type of angle.

{ Listen to: If This Was a Movie }


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Caraval, Stephanie Garber.

I NEED to read this book! It’s been on my radar for well over two years now, and I just need to find a copy.

{ Listen to: Gorgeous }


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The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Several people, both online and in-person, have told me how much they dislike this book. I was assigned to read it during my senior year of high school, and I ended up loving it. There was another research assignment for that class, and I did that project on Fitzgerald, his other works, and his experiences as an American expatriate in Europe. This is one of two books that I re-read every year.

{ Listen to: Shake it Off }


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The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg.

This book brings back so many childhood memories.

My parents have had a copy of this book since before I was born. It was a Christmas tradition for years to read the book and/or listen to the story on cassette tape. We even had a collector’s set with the book, cassette tape, and a silver bell. If you haven’t read it, you should.

Also, the movie adaptation (2004) is wonderful. We went to see it in theaters, likely the weekend it was released. We love Josh Groban in our house, so we also got the soundtrack and DVD. It’s a thing.

{ Listen to: Never Grow Up }


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Fallible Justice (ARC), Laura Laakso.

I was thrilled to receive this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review last year! The cover drew me in immediately. The story was really good, too. I can’t wait for book #2 in the series!

{ Listen to: Sparks Fly }


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Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls Wilder.

I can’t remember how many of the eight-book series I read when i was younger, but I have fond memories of reading this one for sure.

{ Listen to: Style }


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{ Listen to: End Game }


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Columbine, Dave Cullen.

I had the grand opportunity to listen to Dave Cullen lecture at my university, and then I interviewed him about the lecture and the book for the student newspaper. It was such a powerful experience. He also signed my copy.

It’s a bit odd to get obsessed with a book covering one of the worst school shootings in American history, but Cullen is a powerful writer and researcher. I want to re-read it, and review it properly here on the blog.

{ Listen to: I Knew You Were Trouble }



This is slightly deviant from the question, but the only logical answer I can think of.

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I loved Divergent and Insurgent, but I hated, absolutely loathed, Allegiant, Veronica Roth.

It’s a shame, really. I loved the cover of Allegiant, but the content was such a let-down!

Maybe I should re-read the series? I’m not sure.

{ Listen to: Bad Blood }


Tag – You’re It!

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

14 thoughts on “Tag #76: The Wonderstruck Book Tag

  1. Oh my gosh … I completely forgot about “The Polar Express”!! Such a great story! I love it so much — the movies awesome too.

    “The Hunger Games” is such an epic series. I may re-read it eventually.

    Thanks for the tag!

  2. Thank you for tagging me! I love Taylor Swift so much. ❤️ And I totally agree about Allegiant. I was so disappointed.

  3. Thank you for participating in my tag! Your post was really fun to read. ❤ I loved how you mentioned The Polar Express! I wouldn't have thought to put it down, but it really was a staple in my childhood, too. I can't even count how many times I've seen that movie. XD

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