Book vs. Book Tag

A big thank-you to Louise at geniereads for tagging me! She runs a great blog, check it out! This tag was called “This or That,” but I’m renaming it like a rogue because there’s already been many “This or That” tags floating around, and I wanted a more fitting title. Get at me.

Basically this tag is a battle of the books with books chosen by the tagger. Unfortunately, I haven’t read many of the ones Louise listed, but that’s ok, this tag is too cool to pass up – it’s more of a challenge that way, too, right?

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blog who tagged you and link back to them
  • Your first book is the last book of the person who tagged you
  • Follow the list of books the tagger you gave you and then face off “book 1 vs book 2”
  • As soon as you have a winner, choose 7 more books and blogs to tag

Louise ended with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, so that’s my starting book. Here’s Louise list of contenders:

  1. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  2. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  3. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  4. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  6. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Round 1


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before VS All the Bright Places: I haven’t read either of these, but based on what I know of them, I’m going with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before because it’s the more fun read, I expect. I’d like to read both eventually, though.

Round 2


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before VS The Young Elites: Again a pairing I’ve never read, but I’m going to go with The Young Elites because I’m a fan of fantasy/adventure.

Round 3


The Young Elites VS Everything, Everything: I have read Everything, Everything and have some mixed feelings about it (in general, I loved it, but I was real upset at the ending). So I’m going to go with The Young Elites still, even though I haven’t read it yet.

Round 4


The Young Elites VS The Selection: Yikes, what a pairing! Good thing I haven’t read either of them! I’m sorry I’m failing so hard at popular YA right now. I’m going with The Young Elites yet again because I’ve heard some very mixed things about The Selection, and I’m not sure I’d like it.

Round 5


The Young Elites VS Carry On: Ok, so I did read Carry On, and despite popular opinion, did not think it was a good book (*ducks*). So I’m going on faith here that The Young Elites just has to be better.

Round 6


The Young Elites VS Cinder: Finally, a more exciting match up! Sorry, Marie Lu, but Cinder just sounds absolutely delightful and I cannot wait to read it – I just bought a copy not long ago. Young Elites, your winning streak is over.

Round 7


Cinder VS The Fault in Our Stars: Ouch. I do love me some Tfios. I’m gonna go ahead and pick Cinder anyway, though, because I think it’s much more to my taste despite my love for John Green.

The Winner!


The winner is Cinder! I’m looking forward to actually reading all these books and revisiting this post afterward to see how right or wrong I was.

It’s your turn:

Here’s my lineup for the next round:

  1. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  3. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  4. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobosky
  7. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

And I tag…

The Quirky Book Nerd

The Orang-utan Librarian

Zezee @ Zezee with Books

Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek

Amy @ Inkyspells

Lashaan and/or Trang @ Bookidote

Becca @ Becca and Books


11 thoughts on “Book vs. Book Tag”

  1. This looks fun! Thanks for tagging me. I had to read those rules 3 times before I understood what’s to be done. I’m so slow sometimes.

    Cinder wins! It was such a nice read. It’s filled with lots of YA tropes but I enjoyed it regardless. I hope you do too.

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  2. Ooh love this tag so much!! And I love what you renamed it to!! Ah I wouldn’t know which one to pick between all the bright places and to all the boys- they were both so good! Haha I’d have picked Young Elites for everything… except Carry On (loved that book- sorry not sorry 😉 ) Super excited about this tag!

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  3. Yayy! I loved reading you’re answers though I’m pretty late haha. Have you read Cinder yet? I have actually started reading The Lunar Chronicles this month, and I’m now on Winter. IT’S SO GOOD, YOU DEFINITELY MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE! ❤

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