Book Tags: The Birthday Book Tag

The Birthday Book Tag

Posted October 6, 2018 by Amber in Tags / 10 Comments


Hi everyone!

Guess what!!!

Yup!  I know you thought it was last year, but turns out it is kind of an annual thing.

So for fun, I thought I would do this cool Birthday Book tag I saw over on Laughing Listener last December! It looks like this was originally created by Brunette Bibliophile over on YouTube.  Have y’all ever noticed how BookTube comes up with the best tags?  Both are great bookish stops – one blog and one vlog – so check them out if you’ve got a second. 🙂

And without further ado… the Birthday Book Tag!

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Count your birthday along your bookshelf and then subtract your birth month.

If I’m doing that right, I end up with negative four, which leaves me with The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey.  I picked this book up last year at a book sale.  I’ve never seen the movie or read the book – have any of you? I’m hoping i’s good and not too much of a traditional dystopia.

If you could spend your birthday with any fictional character, who would it be and why?

Ooooh, that’s a tough one!  Do the fictional characters come in their own world?  If that’s the case, it could be dangerous.  I think it would be fun to take a sea journey with Lila Bard (A Darker Shade of Magic). The only thing is… I’ve only read the first book so far, so I’m not sure if that would be a really be a good idea, or incredibly dangerous.

Find a book that takes place in the season you were born in.

I’m lucky enough to be born in autumn, and so many fantastic books take place in fall!  As Anne Shirley says, “I’m so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers.”


Find a book that is the color of your birthstone.

Are there any pearlesque, iridescent white books out there?  The October birthstone is opal, but opal is a soft stone, so more stores showcase the secondary stone – rose quartz – as primary stone.  This vexed me as a kid, because I have never been a “pink” girl, and I loved opal


Pick a book set in a time period, world, or country you would like to have been born in.

Ooooh, as a historian there’s so many places and times I think it would be fun to observe, but that’s just it – observe.  Like Max in Just One Damned Thing After Another – I want to visit, not stay!

That said, I actually really love the energy of the roaring 20s.

I would know that the Great Depression and the Stock Market crash were coming… I could probably prepare for that.  The downside, of course, would be that 20s babies would live through World War II, and if I was of such an age to enjoy flapper culture… I’d’ve had to survive the horrible influenza breakout of 1918.

Really I’m probably best off where I am, even if it’s not particularly romantic.


What’s your favorite thing to do on your birthday?

Do you own anything with your birthstone?

Who would you want to spend your birthday with?

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10 responses to “The Birthday Book Tag

  1. AHHH I missed your birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMBER! I hope you had an incredible day!! <3 <3 <3 and yay for being October babies haha 🙂
    This is such a fun tag and oh yes, it would be so much fun to spend the day with Lila Bard…. though I'm not sure if we'd get out of that day alive 😉

    • Amber

      Haha, thank you!!! ??? I am a little worried about my choice of Lila, TBH. That’s what I get for choosing her before finishing the trilogy!

    • Amber

      Sapphire is my brother’s birthstone, and it’s so pretty. 🙂 September is a good month to be born, too. 🙂 Super belated happy birthday!