Book Tags

The Random Number Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

This is an idea I’ve had knocking around my head since I did a prompt for a reading challenge based on picking a randomly selected book from my TBR. I might create a full reading challenge around this but, in the meantime, I decided to create a book tag around it and see how it goes down.

random number


  • Link back to the original creator (The Corner of Laura) and link back to this page (otherwise, the original creator won’t get a notification).
  • Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post
  • Go to your preferred random number generator, set the number limit to the exact number of books on your TBR list (on Goodreads or any other equivalent list) and generate 7 different numbers.
  • Find the books on your TBR list that correspond with those numbers
  • Explain why you added it, try to predict what you will think of it now and decide whether you’re going to keep it on your TBR or delete it.
  • (Optional) Challenge yourself to read the ones you decide to keep within seven weeks
  • (Optional) Tag 5 or more other people.

Random Book 1

Monstress Volume 7 by Marjorie Liu

monstress 7

I am always on the lookout for the next Monstress series and, as I have dropped very unsubtle hints, I hope to get this one for Christmas.

Keep or Delete?

Keep, without question!

Random Book 2

Improbable Magic for Cynical Witches by Kate Scelsa

improbable magic

I think I added this one to my TBR because I’m a sucker for anything Tarot card related.

Keep or Delete?


Random Book 3

The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe

shadow of the torturer

I think I saw a good review of this and decided to add it but I can’t remember where I saw it.

Keep or Delete?

Delete. This looks a bit too much of a heavyweight for me.

Random Book 4

Keeper of Enchanted Rooms by Charlie N. Holmberg

keeper of enchanted rooms

This is another one I added because I heard good things about it and I love the premise too.

Keep or Delete?

Keep. I didn’t like The Paper Magician but I’m willing to give the author another chance.

Random Book 5

Fire Becomes Her by Rosiee Thor

fire becomes her

I added this because it has an aro/ace main character and that’s a dealmaker for me when it comes to adding books to my TBR.

Keep or Delete?


Random Book 6

White Is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

white is for witching

I think this might be one I added to my TBR from reading a list on witchy books.

Keep or Delete?


Random Book 7

Burning my Roti: Breaking Barriers as a Queer Indian Woman by Sharan Dhaliwal

burning my roti

This is a book I spotted by chance in a Waterstones. I fell in love with the title at once and

Keep or Delete?


Not sure if I’ll read these six books since I have other reading challenges on my plate but I’ll certainly try!

I tag

I hope to see you again very soon.

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14 thoughts on “The Random Number Book Tag (ORIGINAL)”

  1. Okay so I love this?! An opportunity to sort through my TBR! And it’s fun, so I’ll actually end up not procrastinating on reading!! (hopefully)
    Thank you for the tag!
    (also I adore the cover of Fire Becomes Her so I’m definitely adding it to my TBR. I’ll never finish the whole list…)

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  2. I’ll certainly do this too. Such a great idea. Thanks for tagging me!
    And I too might use it to set a TBR for myself. I just reorganized my bookshelves and once again realized how MANY books I have unread. I’d like to get through a good bit of them next year to weed out ones I don’t like.

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