The Logophile Book Tag

Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts created her own tag AND tagged us to do it (back in October, please don’t shame us too hard) and now here we are, ready to tackle this logophile book tag! Words! Cool words made into a tag! We are so down!! Thanks for making this Jenna, we adore!


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EFFULGENT | Brilliantly radiant.
A book with a beautiful cover

MANDY: My current favorite is Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith. I don’t know whyyyyyy, but it callsssssssssss to me.

SHA: The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth. I MEAN.

Field Notes on LoveThe Light Between Worlds


METONIA | The journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life.
A character who goes through a major transformation

MANDY: Clover in The Last 8. Her whole world is upended when the aliens invade, and she certainly becomes a far stronger and more cynical person.

SHA: In Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys, Josie starts out following the rules of her mother’s madam but then realizes she wants more than a life in New Orleans.

The Last 8 (The Last 8, #1)Out of the Easy


SOCKDOLAGER | Decisive retort; mic drop.
A character who always has a good comeback

MANDY: Oh gosh. I always am terrible with the sassy characters. I can never remember my witty loves. Can I just say anything that comes out of Oscar Wilde’s mouth?

SHA: Doug in Slayer by Kiersten White. One day someone will limit the amount of times I’m allowed to say I ❤ Doug.


SESQUIPEDALIAN | Containing many syllables; long winded.
The longest book you’ve read

MANDY: Winter by Marissa Meyer is probably still one of my largest. I hide from large books, though.

SHA: I think one of the longest books I’ve read is Winter by Melissa Meyer at 827 pages.


EPHEMERAL | Lasting for a very short time.
The shortest book you’ve read

MANDY: I’m going to assume we’re not counting comic books. Probably the shortest was a little X-Files novelization that was maybe 80 pages or so?

SHA: Are we counting picture books? Since BPR focuses on MG and YA, I think the shortest from those categories might be The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl. It’s only 32 pages.


SERENITY | The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.
A book that makes you feel calm and happy

MANDY: The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller. It’s forever my happy book. Always so cute and funny and feely.

SHA: Oh no. Is this a real emotion you can feel when reading? Maybe I read too much high-stakes fantasy. Sati by Christopher Pike.

The Summer I Became a Nerd (Nerd, #1)Sati


OBLIVION | The state of being unaware of what’s happening around you.
A novel with a complex plot.

MANDY: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. I still don’t fully understand it at all.

SHA: The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. The plot wasn’t hard to follow, but there were definitely a lot of things going on.

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle


RANTIPOLE | To be wild and reckless.
A reckless character

MANDY: Poppy from Hocus Pocus. YES, go light the Black Flame Candle after your parents have been warning you about for your entire life.

SHA: I don’t know why but Bella from the Twilight series just popped into my head feat. her cliff-diving experience. Only character I can name off the top of my head who launches herself off cliffs to get a boy to come back to her.


NEFARIOUS | Wicked, villainous, despicable.
Your favourite villain

MANDY: Octaviannnnnnnnnnnnnnnn for Heroes of Olympus. Dude crazy.

SHA: I’m stiilll looking for a fave!! Name your top villains in the comments to help a poor soul please!


INEFFABLE | Too great to be expressed in words.
Your favourite book or book series

MANDY: Favorite book would be the one and only Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers. Are we surprised?

SHA: Favourite book for me atm would maybe be Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks by ‘Nathan Burgoine. 


TROUVAILLE | Something lovely discovered by chance.
A book you didn’t expect to love

MANDY: The Museum of Heartbreak. I was kind of ready to write it off even though I very much enjoyed Leder’s other book, Letting Go of Gravity. But it turned out to be so good, and my brain was splayed out on the pages yet againnnnnnnnnn.

SHA: Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre. The summary sounded so far fetched (our protag wakes after a car crash to find herself in her now-dead best friend’s body) AND it’s essentially a romance which I am pretty much totally against BUT it was so good.

The Museum of HeartbreakLike Never and Always


NOSTALGIA | A wistful desire to return in thought to a former time to one’s life.
A book or character that makes you feel nostalgic

MANDY: Percy Jackson. Even mentioning will always take me back to the time I found it at a Scholastic book fair as a kid and then it just brings back all the Scholastic book fair memories and then I’m drowing in childhood feels.

SHA: Kringle by Tony Abbott. Every time I read that book I A) get total winter feels and B) am thrown back to happy childhood moments. (Since I bought it through Scholastic and who does not vibe happiness with Scholastic.)


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26 thoughts on “The Logophile Book Tag

  1. You did it!! I’m so glad! Thank you for the shout out, loves! You two ALWAYS make me giggle in your responses ha-ha! And no shame whatsoever…I’m just catching up on tags from September and October…*awkward turtle*

    You both picked BEAUTIFUL covers!! I want them just for decor alone (bad habit of mine…). I have to agree with the Oscar Wilde statement…kinda love it ha-ha!

    I’ve heard A LOT of great things about “The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle”, but I’m not sure if I want to read it yet.

    Speaking of Oscar Wilde, I actually placed Dorian Gray as a great villain. It’s fantastic because Wilde’s character isn’t a stereotypical villain…his vain and need for physical perfection of himself is his own downfall. It’s a really neat twist on a “villainous” character. I also personally believe the Joker from the Batman comics is one of the BEST villains of all time. He doesn’t really have an ulterior motive…he literally just wants to create chaos and destroy the world to suit his own madness.

    Great list and thank you again for participating! ❤ ❤

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    1. You’re welcome, Jenna! Thanks for the super fun tag, we loved doing it (and learning all these new words, and realizing how vocab list pretty much stops at OMG and also YAY! lol) Hahaha, we can hide in shame at our slow tag-response abilities together!

      Beautiful covers are the absolute beeest. I have the willpower to stop myself from buying *just* for the cover, but I’ll admit to purchasing nicer cover-ed books before covers I don’t like as much *even if the summary is better* Oops!

      omigosh, you absolutely have to read Seven 1/2 Deaths. It’s definitely a long book though, and if you don’t enjoy it, it could put you into a slump. So I could see the hesitation.

      That’s a great twist on how to view villainous. I agree fully on the Joker. (Don’t know too much about Dorian Gray, I’m afraid.)

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      1. Lmfao!! I’ve been lucky that a number of REALLY pretty books have also been good reads, so here’s to maintaining that luck!

        I think I’ll wait until the summer. For some reason, I prefer longer books in the summer…there is NO rhyme or reason for my madness lol!

        Dorian Gray is from Oscar Wilde’s “The Portrait of Dorian Gray”. He’s pretty much self absorbed and kinda sells his soul in a manner of speaking? I can’t say much for it’ll spoil the book. It’s a novella (I think), so it’s short. But it’s BEAUTIFULLY written.

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      2. I’m sending you all the luck on that too!

        Haha, well, summer is a time when we have a bit more time on our hands. Or at least, there is beautiful weather to read outside in. Either way, reading is done, so who needs a reason, right?

        Ooh, that sounds interesting. I like to vary book lengths, so I’ll check The Portrait of Dorian Gray out. Thanks!

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  2. Oh this is a fun tag! The Light Between Worlds has such a BEAUTIFUL cover ❤ And yes, Winter was definitely a huge book. I didn't realize how huge until I was reading it LOL XD And I've seen Gilded Wolves around but haven't really looked into it. I love complex plots, but Mandy's answer worries me haha. Bella is definitely, reckless, no question. And one of my favorite villains is Serren from the Blood of Eden series and also Holland from Shades of Magic. He's more an anti-hero, but he's more villain than hero I think 😀 Great post!

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    1. I stop and stare at The Light Between Worlds every time I spot it on my bookshelf. Haha, I didn’t even realize how long Winter was until after I read it and saw someone else comment on the book’s length. Then I was like, huh, that actually is quite long.

      Okay, adding Blood of Eden and Shades of Magic to my “Possible New Favourite Villains” list to check out! Thank you Azia!!

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  3. AHHH YAY!! Thank you for tagging me ladies! This one looks like a fun tag! *Sees The Light Between Worlds mentioned on the first prompt* MAJOR HEART EYES!!!!
    *sees Scholastic Book Fair mentioned in the last prompt* MORE HEART EYES!!!

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