The #TenBookChallenge Tag

Ten Book ChallengeThank you, Jennifer at The Fluttering Heart Book Nest for tagging me to do this post. I’m excited!

List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Do not take more than a few minutes and do not think too hard. They do not have to be the “right” books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way. Paste these instructions and tag 10 friends, including me, so I can see your list.

Yeaaah. Hm, I never tag 10 people to do tags because I don’t want to pick people by default so I’ll have to cut it to 4. Hope you, Jen, or whoever created this doesn’t mind. I just feel like it’s more meaningful when you choose less people, if you know what I mean? So, let’s start!

1, 2 and 3

I know I could have counted all of those for one (and so the series) but I actually didn’t finish the series yet. (I want to make the pleasure last. Heh) This is a series I first read in French, didn’t find anything exceptional in it but then when I read it for a second time (in English this time) it’s like I had a revelation. Oh, and I love Magnus.


This is actually the kind of book you read purely for entertainment. There may not be a DEEP DEEP message in it but it is so much fun! Why it stays with me is mostly for how fun I found it and the cover completely mesmerized me.

This is a book I believe you should read, whatever you may think of the cover and premise.


Oh my! This may truly be my favorite book of all time! As you may realize, I read for my own pleasure in sense that I pick books that I WANT to read, even ARC ones. And, since I enjoy reviewing, that does not feel like a chore to me.

This book was my favorite in the HP series (even though I haven’t read book 7 yet–I know I know!) It was just incredible and thinking about it makes me remember what a good time I had reading it.

Which HP book is your favorite?

6 AKA let’s get serious!

I did not read this book because I was obliged to. Really, I was very curious and, like I said in my other posts, I wish I had a sister so I HAD to try this one. Plus, hey, it’s a classic! So I read it and was impressed by how heartwarming it is and how many great things it teaches us. I must admit that I was more generous than ever after finishing the book and it lasted for…2 days. Not bad.

If you ever get the chance to read this, please do so because it is wonderful. A wonderful story.

7 and 8

Captive Prince volume one and volume two AKA best M/M romance I’ve read in my entire life. It was actually my first two books in the genre and I must say they are the reason why I started LOVING the genre and, believe it or not, The Mortal Instruments (–because Alec & Magnus) The covers may not be spectacular but, if I made them so large it’s because they are so so so important to me those two books. Not only did they introduce me to M/M romance but reading those was such an amazing experience. REALLY REALLY recommended.


Masterpiece. I have no idea why I only gave it 4 stars on Goodreads…for it became my favorite classic (and movie–the movie.) Mr. Darcy is my dream boy and the heroine is so relatable. Why this one stays with me is because of the awesome and enthusiastic family relationship inside it. Even though the girls’ mother is sometimes unfair and all, she is very funny and it’s so beautiful so see the sisters’ interaction with one another.

I love books with family themes.

And 10 now

This is a manga of the classic Pride & Prejudice. Yes, you heard that right: a manga!

It was excellent! And the graphics so beautiful! Why this is important to me is thatย  I love manga so being able to read my favorite classic as a manga is one hell of an experience. Very recommended. It’s like reading P & P all over again!


Marianne at Borricuan Bookworms,

Siiri at Little Pieces of Imagination,

Tanja at Ja ฤitam, a ti?


Ima Vee at The Blah Blah Notebook!

I hope you will have the time to do this tag, girls. Would love to read your answers. Thanks again for tagging me, Jennifer! xx

23 thoughts on “The #TenBookChallenge Tag

  1. Ooh! So many great books. The first three TMI books have stayed with me too, but I haven’t finished the series yet either. Pride and Prejudice is my absolute favorite and I need that manga in my life. It’s tough picking ten books, I can’t think of that many. But I’d say that The Host by Stephenie Meyer has stayed with me for a long time. There’s really nothing amazing about it, but it was just a good story that hasn’t faded from my memory or my heart.


  2. OOOH The Goblet of Fire? I did enjoy that one, but for some reason, The Order of the Phoenix has just always, always been my favourite. Perhaps it was that inner battle that he faced you know? I liked seeing another side to Harry.

    AND HIGH FIVE TO P&P! We truly are blogger soul mates. P & P has got to be one of my all time favourite classics–the whole saga, miscommunication, urgh everything. I love it!


    • The Order of Phoenix was such a slow read but it was amazing still. Oh, yeah I understand. Why I liked Goblet of Fire so much is because of how every chapter is surprising and makes us discover new things. And of course the fact that multiple school come for the competition and new characters ๐Ÿ˜€

      Yay to being blogger soul mates xx


  3. I’m glad to have found someone who can recommend me some books in which there’s M/M romance — everyone I’ve asked wasn’t able to, or gave me a title I’d already read about myself. I’ll have a look. Also, because of this list I’ve now added Cracked to my to-be-read pile because 1) the cover and 2) the story sounds really cool.

    My favorite Harry Potter has to be The Half-Blood Prince. Hands down, I devoured that book. I read Pride & Prejudice this Summer as part of a reading group because I actually struggled coping with Jane Austen’s writing style, but it was such a nice read, ugh.

    This was a lovely read ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Okay, the same thing that happened to you with TMI series happened to me. I read the first 3 books in Spanish and I had a hard time getting through them… The translation was horrible, and I’m being nice. But when I picked them up in English was like heaven! Totally hooked!

    Now that I think about it I don’t know which Harry Potter book is my favourite… I don’t know. I love everyone of them LOL


  5. *slow claps* I’m in awe that you read City of Bones in French! Seriously, bravo to anyone who can read in any other language than English. I bought a Vietnamese Twilight one time and never read past the first page heh. I haven’t read the HP series yet o__o” Well I read book 1, I loved it, but I never continued but I really should considering how much I loved the movies!! Adding Cracked and Captive Prince to my tbr ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve only read one M/M romance before and it was pretty good! Looks like this one has really good ratings too, so I’ll check it out! I don’t think I’ve ever read a so-called “classic” *hangs head in shame*. I have a copy of Wuthering Heights but the old english was so difficult to read through. I plan on reading P&P before the new year though. Great list, Lola! ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. First of thanks for tagging me girl ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll do it as soon as I find a free day on the blog. We’ll see when. But I do love your list, especially after I’ve been planing on reading Captive Prince for some time now. I hope to get to it soon. I’m happy to see Pride and Prejudice here as that one will be on my list too ๐Ÿ˜‰ Great post, Lola ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Heh, Magnus is a darling ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love The Goblet of Fire so much too! Though my fav must be Azkaban Prisoner, but still! Goblet of Fire is amazing as are the rest of the books in this series ๐Ÿ™‚ HEEEE!!! P&P was my first ever re-read. I’ve read it 5 times in total and it’s just so very good. I adore it to pieces and I agree: the family relationships are everything in this book (though ofc the romance lol). I’m so glad you had fun with this tag! I can’t wait to do it myself ๐Ÿ™‚ It may take some time, but hopefully soon ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for tagging, lovely! x


  8. Great choices! I’ve been seeing those manga versions of classics around and I really want to try one, I love manga. I hope they take off, I’ve love to see more of them. Ah, Little Women. That was an option to read in high school but I think I chose Frankenstein over it ๐Ÿ˜›


  9. I love the concept behind this, Lola, and was tagged yesterday, so my post will be up soon. ๐Ÿ˜€ I loved reading your choices – Harry Potter (any of them), Little Women and Pride and Prejudice are great, influential novels.


  10. I also love Goblets of Fire. Maybe because of the competition and we get to know other witches and wizards from other schools. And yes, let’s not forget Austen’s masterpiece. You’re indeed a Classical Bookdiva Lola. ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. Loving this tag! And let me just say, yes, yes and YES to your first three! Ultimately, they were the best in the series of six, the first lot was. I didn’t realize I loved Magnus until about the third book. He is an amazing character and that world was so fabulously built! I also read Little Women as a young child and adored it for ages. Seeing as we are a family of four sisters you can imagine the imaginary games that proceeded hereafter…


  12. I realise I’m incredibly late in commenting, but I wanted to say thank you for tagging me! I’ll be doing the tag some time later next week and I’ve got to say that I think Pride and Prejudice is going to be on my list as well! Awesome picks Lola!


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