The Hitchhiker’s Guide Book Tag

Happy Towel Day!

You guys, I made a tag 😮 I swear, I looked to see if a tag like this already existed, but I had no luck finding one (please point me to it if you’ve seen one!), so… I made my own, with husband’s help, because this is his favorite series and he knows it better than I do.

(Sorry, but I do not have the necessary skills, or patience, to make the nice graphics to go with this :/ )

Arthur Dent: A book that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike what you expected


Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, for sure. Almost nothing about this was what I expected, and I ended up being kind of underwhelmed :/

Ford Prefect: A character who ends up a long way from home

Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)

Gotta go with Zuzana from Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, specifically the last two books.

Towel: The one book you would take across the galaxy with you

Complete Tales and Poems

I almost made myself cry with my own prompt. *sigh* Finally, husband was my knight in shining armor and suggested a collected works of [insert author here], and then helpfully supplied my answer: a book of Edgar Allan Poe’s complete works.

The Guide: Your favorite tome (aka big book)

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

Several of my all-time-favorite books are 500+ pages, but I think Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is ever so slightly ahead of the others. Maybe.

The Guide Mark 2: Second Book Syndrome

Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)

I still gave Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard 4 out of 5 stars (it might have been more like 3.5), but I honestly barely even remember it now. I do remember not liking it nearly as much as I’d liked Red Queen.

Babel Fish: A translated book

The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)

Probably my favorite translated book is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I absolutely loved this book when I read it a few years ago, and I highly recommend it.

Deep Thought: A series finale you’re anticipating

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)

I realized after we settled on this one that I don’t think I’m actually anticipating any series conclusions :/ But! Then I remembered the Nikolai duology by Leigh Bardugo, and I’m definitely looking forward to the second book.

Zaphod Beeblebrox: A book with a twist you didn’t see coming

Night Film

Night Film by Marisha Pessl was full of twists I didn’t expect, omg.

Marvin (the Paranoid Android): A sarcastic character

Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)

I really like sarcastic characters, in general, so I could probably make a list for this one. But, I’m going with Harry Dresden from the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher.

Heart of Gold: A unique book (~OR~ A choose your own adventure book)

The Night Circus

I still haven’t read anything else quite like The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It’s magic ❤

Tricia “Trillian” McMillan: A duology

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

I love a good duology, and I think I actually have like three favorites. But, I’m going with The Wrath & the Dawn duology by Renée Ahdieh because I haven’t talked about it much and I really enjoyed it.

Slartibartfast: A book (or series) with intricate world-building

The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)

I know, I know, it’s probably cliche, but I’m going with The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien because damn. I’m absolutely certain I’ve read other books with great world-building, but this one will always stand out.

*Bonus Prompt* Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz: A poetry book

For anyone who does this tag (if anyone ever does), you can totally leave this one out if you want 🙂

Collected Sonnets

I really like poetry, so it was hard to pick, but… I think I’ll go with Collected Sonnets by Edna St. Vincent Millay because I’ve read it several times since I first got my hands on it about 15 years ago, and I always love it.

On to the tagging! (Am I the only one who hates tagging people because I feel like I’m bothering them?)

No pressure to do this, but if you do, don’t forget to drop me a link so I can check out your answers!

Also, if you weren’t tagged, but want to do this tag, please do!

I tag:


Winged Cynic





8 thoughts on “The Hitchhiker’s Guide Book Tag

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  1. Ooh, an original tag! Shadow of the Wind is one of my favorite translated works too (very romantic), and Night Circus is on my TBR. Can’t wait to read the King of Scars duology either. 😉

    Thank you for the tag! I’ll be adding it to the list of ones I’ll be doing in the future! ❤️

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    1. Ooh I really hope you enjoy The Night Circus when you get to it! Yay! This was so fun (and also really stressful at times haha) to make, so I’m excited to see other people’s answers. But no rush to do it 🙂

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  2. How cool that you made an original tag! I loved Shadow of the Wind too (it’s so atmospheric), Night Circus is on my TBR, and I can’t wait to read King of Scars; I really like the fact that it’s going to be a duology. 😉
    Thank you so much for tagging me! I can’t wait to do this one! ❤

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