Good Intentions Book Tag

Here’s a tag that’s perfect for the beginning of the year when you’re making resolutions and all that. The Good Intentions Book Tag was created by Lynn at Lynn’s Book Blog.


Exercise more: This is a book that is a real chunkster, in fact, you will need help to even pick this book up.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

It’s over 800 pages long. I haven’t yet read it, but I want to. I watched part of the TV adaptation but didn’t finish it. I forgot why.

Lose weight: A book that is not a chunkster; a short story or novella. A book you could probably read in one sitting.

Delicious in Dungeon, Vol. 1 by Ryoko Kui (illus.), transl. by Taylor Engel

It’s a fantasy manga I recently read about an adventuring band in a dungeon. They have no money, so they’ve turned to eating the monsters they defeat in order to preserve their energy so they can save one of their band members. The story goes in detail about how they cook up the monsters. It seems almost… delicious. Lol!

Eat healthy: A book that is good for you. This is a book that made you feel so happy that you wanted to give it a big hug.

Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones

A middle-grade fantasy story and the first in the Chrestomanci series, I think. It’s about an orphaned boy and his sister who get to live with the current Chrestomanci, a noted magician. It was a fun read that made me nostalgic for days spent reading as a kid.

Fulfill your ambitions: A book that has a lot going on. Plenty of different threads, points of views, and action, but everything eventually comes together in a very satisfactory fashion.

As the Shadow Rises by Katy Rose Pool

I recently reviewed this one. It’s the second in a YA fantasy series, and the story is told from many different points of view. The story is set in a world greatly inspired by Ancient Mediterranean time and is about several teens trying to prevent an age of darkness.

Spend more time with the family: A series of books that you love and that has developed more than you ever anticipated.

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

That would be the Realm of the Elderlings series, which I have completed. The story became much more than what I expected when I read the first book Assassin’s Apprentice, which is about the bastard son of a prince. With each book, the story becomes much richer and the world more spectacular. I highly recommend the series.

Tick off an item from your bucket list: Reduce the TBR. Choose a book from Mount TBR that you would like to read this year.

The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey

I would like to continue with and complete the Monstrumologist series, which are YA historical paranormal books about a boy who works as an assistant to a scientist who studies monsters. I loved the first two books and think I’ll love the last two too. 😊

Save money: A book that was an absolute bargain – you would have to be crazy, in fact, not to have bought this book.

The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox

That’d be any of the books I got in my recent Book Outlet order since Book Outlet sells books at a discounted price. The Absolute Book is one of the books I bought. I remember hearing great things about it when it was published, but the buzz has since died out.

Get Organised: A book with a glossary, maps, useful words, lists of people — this book is one helpful book, it wants you to know ALL the things and it’s not afraid to use footnotes and other devices to help you do so.

Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett

This is to represent all the Discworld books because they are very helpful with all those footnotes, lol! Carpe Jugulum is the next Discworld book I’ll read.

Start a new hobby: A book that is outside your comfort zone. Perhaps everyone was raving about this book, maybe it was overhyped. You hesitated to pick it up, in fact, but when you did – you loved it.

Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky

That’s certainly Elder Race, which I think of as sci-fi, which is outside my comfort zone and made me a little apprehensive about trying this novella. But I LOVED IT SO MUCH!! And it’s one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. I wasn’t expecting that.


And that’s another tag done for Book Tag Thursdays!

12 thoughts on “Good Intentions Book Tag

  1. I loved Elder Race, as well. It was such a great story. I’ve had very good luck with his novellas so far. And I have Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell sitting on my shelf waiting for me to try if I can just get over the length. 🙂

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    1. Lol you and me both about that length. I feel the same about Jonathan Strange.
      And I enjoyed Elder Race so much that I’m a little intimidated to do the review. I don’t think I’ll be able to fully present how great a read it is.

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