The Book Club Book Tag

This is the new way of blogging with a 25 kg dog on your head since sitting on your lap like a normal dog isn’t close enough for her 😊 I couldn’t resist when I saw this tag; I had to do it. I always try to join book clubs, but I rarely finish the books and rarer for me to like that book. However, this feels more like pairing a personality with a book. I found this tag on Hundreds and Thousands of Books, and the original creator is Book It with Becca, who I also just followed.

The Rules:

  • Answer the tag (prompts below) on the platform of your choice (blog, booktube, twitter, anything goes!): If you’re part of a book club, yourself, you can answer with the books you’ve read with them — or you can freestyle it with whatever book fits the question! Or with a specific character from a book who matches the prompt. Really, however you want to do it!
  • Link to the original post and give me a pingback or comment below, so I can see your answers.
  • Tag friends! They can be fellow book club members or simply bookish friends who make your day a little brighter.
  • The most important rule: Have fun!

The Prompts

The Fearless Reader — reads everything, constantly, and probably started the book club, not realizing how much work it would be to keep everyone on-track talk about it

I picked The Vegetarian by Han Kang since it’s one of the weird books I have ever read.

Goodreads Blurb:

Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye’s decision to embrace a more “plant-like” existence is a shocking act of subversion. And as her passive rebellion manifests in ever more extreme and frightening forms, scandal, abuse, and estrangement begin to send Yeong-hye spiraling deep into the spaces of her fantasy. In a complete metamorphosis of both mind and body, her now dangerous endeavor will take Yeong-hye—impossibly, ecstatically, tragically—far from her once-known self altogether.

The Academic — tries to elevate the conversation and suggest Serious Books but is always stymied by the rest of the group (generally doesn’t mind)

It reminds me of Maddie, the main character in Maame by Jessica George; her passiveness made her hard to connect with.

Goodreads Blurb:

Maame (ma-meh) has many meanings in Twi but in my case, it means woman.

It’s fair to say that Maddie’s life in London is far from rewarding. With a mother who spends most of her time in Ghana (yet still somehow manages to be overbearing), Maddie is the primary caretaker for her father, who suffers from advanced stage Parkinson’s. At work, her boss is a nightmare and Maddie is tired of always being the only Black person in every meeting.

When her mum returns from her latest trip to Ghana, Maddie leaps at the chance to get out of the family home and finally start living. A self-acknowledged late bloomer, she’s ready to experience some important “firsts”: She finds a flat share, says yes to after-work drinks, pushes for more recognition in her career, and throws herself into the bewildering world of internet dating. But it’s not long before tragedy strikes, forcing Maddie to face the true nature of her unconventional family, and the perils—and rewards—of putting her heart on the line.

The Joyrider — never knows what book the club is reading but happily shouts encouragement and brings refreshments

I looked at a ton of books, but none made the perfect fit until I remembered about this one and I’m happy because now I can look up the rest of the series.

Goodreads Blurb:

Molly Miranda makes very good money doing very bad things.

(I only steal stuff from rich people. Mostly. Calm down.)

Jewels, art, historical artifacts—nothing is safe when this professional thief is on the job.

(That makes it sound so sinister.)

Lying to everyone you love is second nature when you work in that particular industry. The truth, however, becomes a little harder to hide when she falls into bed with her roommate/crush.

Avoiding dealing with the unpleasantness of feelings, Molly takes an assignment in Scotland and is paired up with an untrustworthy wildcard. It doesn’t help that her new partner-in-crime is super annoying. And devastatingly handsome…

(Are you suggesting there’s something between me and him? hahahahaha No. Just no.)

When a mission doesn’t go according to plan, she wonders if it’s time to hang up her burglar mask for good and try having a normal life with a normal job. And a lot less trespassing.

(Snore. Borrrring.)

The Lovable Ghoul — Mostly harmless but likes to stand in the corner muttering — we pretend it’s normal

This prompt reminded me of a thriller I read recently with DI Rylie Wolf in Caught by Molly Black.

On a notorious stretch of highway rife with serial killers, new victims are appearing, their cars crashed off the road by a reckless killer, their bodies missing. What madness drives this serial killer? And can FBI Special Agent Rylie Wolf uncover the pattern and catch him before he disappears for good?

In Caught You, Rylie, still haunted by a near miss with a murderer during her childhood, tries to avoid facing her past, while hunting down this new killer. When the case leads her down an endless rabbit hole, she’s forced to look for answers in unlikely places, even turning to people she hoped to never speak to again.

But she can’t open up to her partner about what happened—and the clock is ticking before this killer strikes again.

In a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse, can Rylie battle her demons and piece together the answers in time?

Or will her demons drive her over the edge?


Nicole Smith @momoetry



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