The Winter Olympic Book Tag(The Original)

Currently, all over the news, internet and radio there are updates about the events at this year's Winter Olympics, being held in Sochi. Shockingly, I absolutely loved the 2012 Olympics, when all I did beforehand was argue that the money could be spent elsewhere. I have never watched the Winter Olympics before, and this year I have decided to, and the sports are incredible. So, what else could I do but find some way of involving books? If you are tagged, make sure to link to this post!

1. Opening Ceremony - The best stand-alone.
Of course, it's 'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green. This novel is beautifully-written, and I can't recommend it enough!

2. Just about to compete - The book you are most anticipating.
I am most anticipating the next 'Throne of Glass' book, 'Heir of Fire.' Crown of Midnight was amazing, and I am so excited to find out what happens next. Celaena Sardothien is one of my favourite fictional-characters.

3. Sochi 2014 - The book that left you feeling cold and heart-broken.
'Allegiant' by Veronica Roth. After a put it down, I didn't stop crying for an hour!

3. Team GB/USA - The book with a cultural-aspect.
'The Elites' by Natasha Ngan! This dealt with racial-abuse, and the dystopia-setting of Neo-Babel was packed with different cultures.

4. Figure-Skating - The book with beautiful-writing.
'Throne of Glass' by Sarah J. Maas - who's writing is the best I have ever read.

5. Speed Skating - The book that kept you gripped/made your heart race.
'Beautiful Creatures' by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I know there are mixed-opinions of this book, but I LOVED it! I just want to be a Caster.

6. Pairs(Short Programme) - The book with your favourite friendship/romance.
Todd Hewitt and Viola Eade from the 'Chaos Walking' Trilogy. The depth of these characters and their friendship is incredible - and I can't praise the series enough!

7. Alpine Skiing - The book with the most twists and turns in it's plot.
'Matched' by Ally Condie. I've only recently read the first two book in the series - I still haven't picked up 'Reached' - but there are some really great surprises, and I was gripped!

8. Cross-country - The book that took you on a journey.
A lot of books have taken me on journeys, but Harriet Manners' from 'Geek Girl' by Holly Smale was one of the funniest, and memorable. It taught me to be a Geek and not worry what others think.

9. Snowboard - The book with the most ups and downs.
I can only think of books that broke-my-heart, but 'Alice Bliss' by Laura Harrington was a fab read!

10. Biathalon - The book that hit all the targets.
'Pretty Girl Thirteen' continues to be the book that has made the biggest impact on me. It's haunting, and the plot-line was completely unexpected. It had everything.

11. Luge(Team Relay) - The best book-series.
Can I cheat and say both 'The Hunger Games' and the 'Throne of Glass' series? I did create the tag...

12. Last Place - The book that left you disappointed.
I hate saying I was disappointed, especially when I loved the first book as much as I did, but 'Resist' by Sarah Crossan let me down. It lost the heart of the first novel.

13. Gold Medal Winner - The best book you have read.
If you haven't already guessed it, 'The Hunger Games' by Suzanne Collins. Books have come-close, but it still remains my favourite.

14. Podium - Top three characters
In no order, Katniss Everdeen from 'The Hunger Games', Celaena Sardothien from 'Throne of Glass' and Todd Hewitt from 'The Knife of Never Letting Go.' Surprised?

15. Closing Ceremony - The best finale.
Definitely the final book in the 'Chaos Walking' Trilogy by Patrick Ness, 'Monsters of Men' - there are not many times that the whole series is as good as the first book, but Ness achieves it. The world and characters are so complex!

I tag:

Amber from The Mile Long Bookshelf
Charli from To Another World
Hawwa from It Was Lovely Reading You
Jack from The Book Stop
Orli from Blame My Bookshelf
Ruby from Feed Me Books Now

Along with anyone else who wants to give this a go! You can do it as a blog post or as a vlog, just remember to send me to tweet me the link(@DayDreamsWorld).

Images used in this post are not my own.


  1. THIS IS SUCH A GOOD IDEA. *high five* seriously. GO SOPHIE'S BRAINS.
    i'll try to do this. keep bugging me. but i have a TONNE of posts to write and too little time and too many distractionnsss..
    poke me every now and then if i haven't done it though because i really want to and thanks for tagging me! :)


      Guess what I'm off to do? Give you a *gentle* reminder on Twitter!

      Thanks Hawwa!

      -Sophie :)

  2. I love this idea for a tag! You should definitely read Reached - In my opinion its the best one in the series :) Lovely Post xox

    1. Thank you! I can't wait to start it - hopefully I'll like it as much as you did!

      Thank you, Helena!

      -Sophie x

  3. This tag is awesome! I might give it a try myself, it looks so much fun to write. Even though I hate sport, I actually enjoyed the 2012 Olympics so I may watch the Winter Olympics, who knows? :)

    I definitely agree that The Fault in Our Stars is the best standalone. John Green FTW! Such a shame Resist let you down. And of course Throne of Glass is amazing and I love Matched too. Great post!

    1. Thank you so much! Of course, make sure to send me the link! I absolutely hate sport myself, I write instead of doing it at school, but I'm really liking the figure skating at the moment! The 2012 Olympics were something I loved!

      Are you excited for the TFiOS movie? I can't wait!

      Thank you!


  4. I love the idea for this tag!! Did you make it up? It's such a great idea that I may have to give it a try if that's okay with you.

    Totally agree with the best standalone book! In fact John Greens books are really the only standalones that have all really stuck in my brain.

    1. Thank you! I did, I had an idea with all the news about the Winter Olympics surrounding me! I read your post yesterday so, thank you for doing it!

      I haven't read any of John Green's other books yet, but I really should! 'Paper Towns' is on my shelf!


  5. OMG! Can I do this tag? I want to try it!

    1. Yes, of course! Just remember to send me the link so, I can tweet about it!

      -Sophie :)


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