The Perfect Book Tag

As passionate book lovers, we’re always on the search for the perfect book, but is there really such a thing? Perfect is subjective to each reader, and we each have a different opinion on what makes a great book. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite books that I believe hit on these perfect components in The Perfect Book Tag. ✨ Thank you so much to The Orangutan Librarian for tagging me!

RULES

  1. Answer honestly, there are no wrong answers
  2. To make it just a little harder, you can’t mention the same book twice
  3. Have FUN!
  4. Tag Sofii if you decide to do it, She would love to see your answers
  5. Tag at least 5 people

The Perfect Genre

pick a book that perfectly represents its genre

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord. I am such a huge fan of contemporary books, and a recent one I picked up this year that I completely fell in love with was Tweet Cute. This book easily became an instant favorite because it has all the cute fluffiness of enemies-to-lovers, fun family relationships, delicious food descriptions, and classic high school drama. πŸ˜πŸ’– I’m already planning on rereading this book again once it’s released because the main characters, Pepper and Jack (i know…SO CUTE RIGHT??) are my faves!!

The Perfect Setting

pick a book that takes place in a perfect place

Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale. As a girl who grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, I’ve always thought that it’d be fun to live in a small town setting like Stars Hollow in Gilmore Girls. Oar’s Rest, is a small touristy beach town in Maine, and I wish it were a real location because everything about this town speaks to the heart from the friendly strangers who make a short pass in the novel and the local restaurants with delicacies that will make your mouth water to the tight-knit community which inspires daytime boat trips and bonfires under the stars. πŸŒŠβ˜€οΈ

🌺 Related: Blog Tour + Rainbow Mood Boards: Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale

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The Perfect Main Character

pick the perfect main character

Sydney Sage from Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. I wrote about this in myΒ  Why I Love ReadingΒ post, but Sydney is probablyΒ the character I aspire to be the most now. ❀️ She’s incredibly knowledgeable and caring of her family and friends, but most importantly, she has such a strong moral compass to do what is right. She has grown an instrumental amount since her first appearance in the Vampire Academy series, and she’s taught me a lot about staying strong despite body image pressures and breaking away from prejudiced thoughts developed in toxic environments.

The Perfect Best Friend

loyal and supportive, pick a character that you think is the best friend ever

Silas from Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. I recently picked up this book after reading so many raving reviews, and I love all the characters so much(!!) πŸ₯ΊπŸ’– Silas is a demon-servant to the sorcerer Nathaniel so technically, his loyalty and supportiveness come at a price. BUT throughout the story, we see the unexpected sides of him that truly cares for his friends, showing that despite being a greater demon, he’s actually more human than we think.

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The Perfect Love Interest

pick a character you think would be an amazing romantic partner

Percy Jackson from Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan. The one and only demigod who kicks butt and saves the world (also my lowkey childhood fictional crush). Percy is kind, caring, and empathetic. Sure, he has his flaws, but he learns from his mistakes and supports his partner, Annabeth in every way possible. They are each other’s strengths and make a perfect team. πŸ’˜ I personally admire their relationship as they first started as friends and saw each other grow as individuals before officially dating. They encourage each other to be their best selves. (Art by Viria)

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The Perfect Villain

pick a character with the most sinister mind

Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. I read this series two summers ago, and I remember just being shooketh by how evil and intense Queen Levana was as a villain. πŸ‘‘πŸŽ In the novella Fairest, we got to see her background as a character and how her upbringing led her to become the villain that she is. Part of me felt somewhat empathetic towards her, but I also know that many of her actions were inexcusable (though brilliantly planned).

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The Perfect Family

pick a perfect bookish family

The Song-Covey Family in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. This was such an easy prompt for me to answer because it’s no surprise that I love the TATBILB series. πŸ’Œ As an only child, I’ve always admired the sibling relationships in the trilogy. Throughout the series, we also see the girl’s close relationship with Dr. Covey, and *spoiler* we see Kitty develop a close relationship with Trina who eventually becomes a mother figure to her.

🌺 Related: Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #2) By Jenny Han

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The Perfect Animal or Pet

pick a pet or fantastic animal that you need to see on a book

Dragons. I guess this is a fairly basic answer since most fantasy books have dragons, but I love reading about the relationships between this puppy-like magical creature and their owners. πŸ‰ They can be small and swifty or fierce and intimidating. Nevertheless, most dragons that I’ve read about in books tend to be like Toothless in How to Train Your Dragon (AKA big ole softies who love belly rubs and are actually very playful!)

The Perfect Plot Twist

pick a book with the best plot twist

β€œTo my wonderful readers:
Sorry about that last cliff-hanger.
Well, no, not really. HAHAHAHA.
But seriously, I love you guys.
”

The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan. As much as I hate Uncle Rick for teasing us with the Percabeth reunion (then ripping it from our sad boi hands), I think he is one of the only authors I would accept a cliffhanger story from. It achieved the perfectly desired effect of angst and agony from the fans! πŸ˜‚ I don’t know if cliffhangers are considered plot twists, but I remember being incredibly shocked by the ending and immediately wanting the next book.

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The Perfect Trope

pick that trope you would add to your own book without thinking

Friends-to-Enemies-to-Lovers in Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett. Okay, I think we can all agree that enemies-to-lovers is one of the best romantic tropes, but have you ever experienced the most perfect slow-burn romance from a childhood friends-to-enemies-to-lovers?? I honestly love this trope so much, but I think it’s pretty difficult to find authors who write it and even write it well. πŸ’« I mean…the tension…the yearning…the angst. Jenn Bennett writes this extremely well, and I was rooting for Zorrie and Lennon’s relationship the entire time.

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The Perfect Cover

pick that cover that you would easily put in your own book

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegmund-Broka. Y’all…just take a second and admire this cover. πŸ˜πŸ’ It’s literally the most aesthetic and gorgeous picture. I love it entirely, and honestly, it was a major reason why I added the book to my TBR and decided to give it a read in the first place. I adore Emily and Austin SO MUCH, and truly, their books have some of my all-time favorite covers.

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The Perfect Ending

pick a book that has the perfect ending

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare. This ending W R E C K E D me. I remember reading the final epilogue and being in tears because I was so happy with how everything concluded so beautifully, yet it was also incredibly bittersweet. I find it incredibly rare for books to conclude on such a heartwarming yet achingly beautiful note, but this is one that touches my heart every. single. time. 😭❀️

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The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #5) by Rick Riordan. I high-key debated whether or not to include two books with perfect endings, but honestly, this one also tops my list. Rick Riordan will go down in history with this perfect conclusion to the classic series that defines my childhood. πŸ’™βœ¨ Percy and Annabeth deserve everything, and I loved that they got the happy ending they deserve.

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Tagging my wonderful friends πŸ’•:

What do you think is the perfect book?

Who is your perfect love interest?

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28 thoughts on “The Perfect Book Tag

  1. I didn’t need any more of a reason to pick Small Town Hearts up BUT it was giving me serious Stars Hollow vibes and you’ve basically just confirmed that for me and now I feel like I have to order it ASAP, haha! Great tag! – Tilly

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    1. OMG yes!! It’s such a cute book, and I think the vibes of the setting is what makes it soooo fun to read about. There’s like super yummy food description of baked goods and clam chowder, and there’s so many cute touristy attractions by the ocean too πŸ₯°

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  2. Tweet cute sounds so cute!! It will definitely be one I would want to reach for when I’m in a contemporary mood!!
    Aw.. Silas would be a wonderful best friend. He is so loyal and caring!!
    I would absolutely love a pet dragon in particular Toothless. I literally spent too long on pinterst yesterday saving How to Train Your Dragon art. I seriously love Toothless haha!!
    All this Rick Riordian love is really reminding me to pick up his books because I never have and I think I would really like them!!
    I also want to read the infernal devices and I feel like I will definitely be crying from what I have heard about Clockwork Princess!!
    I loved this tag and reading all your answers!! Thank you so, so much for tagging me as well!! I can’t wait to do it!! ❀

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    1. omg sophie it isss!!! you will love it so so much, and i’m really excited for its release 😍

      and yes!! silas is so amazing and caring and oof that ending really hit me in the ~feels~. AND WAIT WHAT?? i feel like i remember this but it makes me shooketh each time to think that you havent read his books!! i know you’ll love them for sure πŸ’–

      alkfjlsjfsalf there’s so many books i want you to read!! and yes i’d love to see your answers too so pls tag me if you do this tag~~

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      1. Yay I’m excited too then!!

        I know, the ending certainly was something haha!!
        I know I’m always surprised when I remember I still haven’t read any of his books!! I kind of wished they released all of the Percy Jackson books in the illustrated edition because I would love to read them in that format.

        Aww… I will have to get on that!! Aw.. thank you and absolutely ❀

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  3. β™‘ thanks for tagging me tiffany! β™‘
    I LOVE JENN BENNETT’S BOOKS SO MUCH. the romance is always super well written, and i loved the friends to enemies to lovers trope in starry eyes so much. usually, i don’t really like the childhood friends to lovers trope, because it always feels like some part of the story is missing (ie. we don’t get enough details about their childhood and how they met), but jenn bennett somehow manages to fit in little bits and pieces along the way and it’s just so perfect, i couldn’t stop smiling throughout the whole book.
    also, is it weird that every person i know who read pjo, myself included, had a crush on percy jackson, but was strongly shipping percabeth at the same time? their friendship/ relationship is so well developed and i loved seeing them grow up together, side by side, fighting battles together, both literally and metaphorically.

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    1. ofc chloe!! i love love love her books so much too, and starry eyes might just be my favorite. πŸ’–

      gurllll i know!! we love percy so much and honestly no one is better for annabeth than this ultimate pairing 😍 they were truly my OTP!!

      i hope you get the chance to do this tag sometime because i’d love to see your answers~!

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  4. I loved reading your answers! πŸ₯° You definitely got me so excited for Tweet Cute now! I got an eArc that I have yet to read, so hearing you gush about it has made me so motivated to read it soon πŸ’• I also really need to read the Bloodlines Series, as I liked Sydney in Vampire Academy and might like her even more in the spinoff series πŸ™‚

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    1. Yay!! I’m glad that you want to read it now!! It’s soooo good. I love it so so much ❀️ and agjdsklafjakslfjasld please read Bloodlines!! I’m honestly so tempted to reread it because I love Sydney so much πŸ₯°

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  5. AH I am so excited and hyped to read Tweet Cute, it sounds like the kind of book I’d adore and I’m so happy you loved it so much ❀ and Small Town Hearts' setting is the perfect one, I really love small town vibes in my stories, too, they always make me so happy ❀
    Wonderful answers for this tag! ❀ ❀

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    1. Marie!! I already know you’re going to love it, and I honestly will probably reread Small Town Hearts during the summer ☺️ I’m so glad you loved my answers!!

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  6. So many books on this list that I either love or want to read! This is a wonderful post, Tiffany, and I loved reading your answers.😍
    Tweet Cute sounds adorable!! I love a good rom-com in book form, and I also love that it’s so twenty first century.
    I laughed so hard when I saw the part about Mark of Athena, because that cliffhanger is so good (but…bad? you know what I mean) and the dedication in House of Hades gets me every time. I’m not going to lie, sometimes I get The Mark of Athena off my bookshelf when I’m having a bad day and reread the part where Percy and Annabeth reunite and when they fall into the pit together. I’m absolute trash for Percabeth.πŸ˜‚
    The Always Never Yours cover is THE best ever. It’s my perfect Hufflepuff aesthetic and I kind of wish I could frame it and put it on my wall!

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    1. OLIVIA!! Missed you so so much πŸ’–

      You’re going to love Tweet Cute!! It’s definitely a rom-com, and it just has amazing romance and friendships and family and fooooooddd 😍

      AHHH You read the cliffhanger to get you out of a bad day?? I’m always in agony when I reread it because my heaarrtttt. I love the part where they reunite and Annabeth judo-flips him πŸ˜‚

      and yes!! It’s really the most gorgeous aesthetic ever. It’d honestly made a super beautiful poster tbh πŸ₯°

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      1. I’ve missed you too!!πŸ’—

        Haha, well that does make me sound evil that I enjoy the cliffhanger…I think I love it because it shows how much Percy and Annabeth love each other. AND YES when I read the cliffhanger I always make sure to read the judo-flip part too. True love at its finest.😍

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  7. I loved reading your answers and looking at your aesthetic while doing it, haha 😍
    Silas is the perfect best friend!! Ugh, he would be so cool to have around. Plus, he’d be super loyal and knowledgeable. Percy would be the perfect love interest!! He’d be funny, but he’d also be super caring, ahhh ❀ Not gonna lie, my ultimate book boyfriend from PJO would have to be Leo Valdez though. Childhood me (and honestly, me now) loved him so much! oh gosh, the cliffhanger in The Mark of Athena… I remember being so shooketh at Uncle Rick's cruelty

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    1. kljflkajlks thank you!! you are also my aesthetic queen πŸ‘‘

      i honestly read sorcery of thorns bc of your review so flkasjflkasf he’s so perfect!! and loyal!! and i think i need to watch howl’s moving castle now?? i adore percy so much and yaaas #teamleo or i forgot what he called himself…#teamhotstuff?? i loved all the characters so much!!

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  8. This tag and your answers are just perfect! ❀ I absolutely love the Song-Covey family and Percabeth is just the mother of all OTP! I totally agree with the fantastic ending of CP2 and TLO- I cried so hard! I've heard so many amazing things about Tweet Cute, I can't wait to start it!

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    1. Aww thank you!! I love TATBILB so so much so I had to include them. Plus, Percabeth are my EVERYTHING πŸ’™ I’m so excited for you to read Tweet Cute next year!! I’m so sure you’ll adore it~!

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  9. I love this tag, it’s so fun!! And your answers are… perfect πŸ™‚ Well-thought out. I’ll have to do this tag myself! Starry Eyes as the perfect trop and the Song-Coveys as perfect family are particularly great. Can’t wait to read Tweet Cute!!

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    1. Thank you, Morgan!! you should totally do it if you’re interested. i really really enjoyed it, and yes!! starry eyes and TATBILB are so perfect 😍

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