Random Number Book Tag

Let’s wrap up BOOK TAG WEEK with this Random Number Book Tag that the Corner of Laura created. She also tagged me for it. 😀 Thanks, Laura!

To do this tag, you must:

  • Link back to the original creator. (Yep, def give the creator credit for coming up with the tag.)
  • Go to your preferred random number generator, set the number limit to the exact number of books on your TBR list (on Goodreads or any other equivalent list).
  • Generate 7 different numbers.
  • Find the books on your TBR list that correspond with those numbers.
  • Explain why you added it, try to predict what you will think of it now, and decide whether you’re going to keep it on your TBR or delete it.
  • (Optional) Challenge yourself to read the ones you decide to keep within seven weeks.
  • (Optional) Tag 5 or more other people.

I’m gonna confess now that I won’t read any of these within the next seven weeks, but I certainly can try to read them within the next two years, lol! (Master procrastinator here! I have to work in time to procrastinate on reading them, lol!)

I used the random number generator on Google and plugged in the total number of books, e-books, comics, and audio books I own — 1,369. Below are the numbers that correspond with an unread book (and about half of that 1,369 books are unread).


Ico: Castle in the Mist by Miyuki Miyabe

I bought this from a Kinokuniya location in Manhattan a couple years ago. I really like that bookstore. And I’ll hold on to my copy of Ico a while longer, and hopefully read it soonish.


The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp

I bought this back when I was strongly interested in creativity and writing and creating art. The interest has wanned over the years as I’ve had to spend more of my days working, but I’d like to get back to creating again — and would like to read this book too.


Black Panther, #13 by Ta-Nehisi Coates, illus. by Wilfredo Torres

I own a bunch of single issues of the Black Panther comic that all make up the first volume written by Coates. They are all in e-book form, and I think I got to download them for free somehow. Maybe there was a deal on Comixology (back before it was unfortunately consumed by Amazon). This issue is a stand-in for all the issues I own. The 13th issue is not the cover shown above because I’m too lazy to hunt it down. Above is the cover of the first issue.


Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

I’ve included this classic on my list of “Books I Must Read” in a given year for a couple years now, but of course, I haven’t yet read it. If I read it this year, I’ll consider it a bonus that I must reward myself for.


The Promised Neverland, Vol. 1 by Kaiu Shirai, illus. by Posuka Demizu, transl. by Satsuki Yamashita

Ah! It’s highly probable that I’ll read this manga this year. I forgot why I bought it, but most likely someone recommended it to me.


Dragon Princess by S. Andrew Swann

I remember attempting to read this a while back, but I wasn’t in the mood for it then and didn’t get very far… I probably read just two pages. I think it’s supposed to be comedic fantasy.


Candide by Voltaire, transl. by Henry Morley

I guess this random number generator thing is trying to get me to read more classics. This is two classics two many it has recommended.

If you’d like to give the random number generator a whirl at your TBR, consider yourself tagged!

4 thoughts on “Random Number Book Tag

  1. Great picks! The only one of these I’ve read is Candide and I found that to be a very wacky read indeed. Ico: Castle in the Mist and The Creative Habit both sound interesting. I might check those out myself. Thanks for doing my tag 😊


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