The Courtship Book Tag

stolen from The Lonely Book Lover!

Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover


And I loved it.

Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you got because of the summary


I loved, loved this book. Here’s the summary:

Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking, fast-living, and free-loving life of Jazz Age Paris. As Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history and pours himself into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises, Hadley strives to hold on to her sense of self as her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Eventually they find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage—a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they’ve fought so hard for.

A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.

Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing


There’s a reason why The Great Gatsby is a classic. I never quite found another book like it.

Phase 4 – First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pursue the rest of the series



Phase 5 – Late night phone calls: A book that kept you up all night long


Phase 6 – Always on my mind: A book that you could not stop thinking about


Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book in which you love the way it feels


I love books with two covers–you lift the first with the pumpkin, and inside see the full illustration of Cinderella and the Prince.

Phase 8 – Meeting the Parents: A book in which you would recommend to your friends and family


The book is creepy, but we are a family that grew up on ghost stories. :)

Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: A book or series that you know you’ll re-read many times in the future

The Harry Potter books are never going to get old.

Phase 10 – Share the love!!! Who would you like to tag?

I stole this tag, so anyone may do it, honestly. But I’m interested in what y’all have to say, Adriana, Brett, Heather and Alex!


One thought on “The Courtship Book Tag

  1. Thanks for tagging me, Mariella! :D Your answers are great; I really liked The Great Gatsby as well, and of course Harry Potter is awesome. :D I think I’ll do this tag next week!

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