It’s my birthday book tag

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Wishing my dearest friend Sheri Dye @ReadBetwixtWords a Happy Birthday, continue to bless us with your amazing book reviews and I wish you the very best of what life has to offer. On account of her birthday she did a post on “It’s my birthday’ book tag” and I had the privilege of being part of it, thank you for sharing it with me. 😌❤️

It is quite a challenging one and I hope you enjoy my choices of books.


Her by Pierre Alex Jeanty

HER. is a poetry & quote collection written to celebrate women. It explores their thoughts, feelings, and emotions, while also laying a foundation for the men who want to hear, understand, connect, and learn about her. The words used in this book are simple, easy to understand and relatable for women in certain situations. I was in a very bad phase of my life when I saw this book online I really wanted it and I was lucky that it was around my birthday and my sister brought it for me. I find it empowering and it helped me get through life that time.


One Arranged Marriage Murder by Chetan Bhagat

Honestly speaking I’ve never been a fan of Chetan Bhagat but as I stated reading this particular one it got me hooked to it. The book is filled with numerous twist and turns, keeps you wanting to know more. The best part was that the twist it took in the end was very unexpected and that is what I love most about it. Nothing better than a book that gives you a good turn of events.


The Birthday Girl by Sue Fortin

Still haven’t got to read this one but it’s in my reading list and I plan to very soon.

The gripping new release from the author of the psychological suspense bestseller SISTER SISTER ‘Sue Fortin writes with skill and pace, filling her pages with tension. With great characters and a gripping storyline, I was immediately pulled in and found myself desperate to turn the pages’ – Amanda Jennings Two sisters. Only one is telling the truth. As birthday girl Joanne turns forty, no one wants to celebrate her special day or play along with her idea of a fun party – a weekend away in a cozy cottage in the woods. But as her friends reluctantly gather round her it quickly becomes clear that there is more to Joanne’s birthday weekend, because Joanne is planning to reveal a secret that one of her friends is hiding… A beautiful cottage in the middle of the countryside sounds idyllic – until no one can hear your cries for help. And when Joanne’s party turns into a murder scene, one of the party guests must be the killer. As secrets unravel, the rest of Jo’s friends face a race against time to discover the murderer, before they are next on the killer’s guest list…

Four friends. A party to die for. One killer surprise.


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice follows the turbulent relationship between 20 year old Elizabeth Bennet, the daughter of a country gentleman, and 28 year old Fitzwilliam Darcy, a rich aristocratic landowner. They must overcome the titular sins of pride and prejudice in order to fall in love and marry.


January First: A Child’s Descent into Madness and Her Father’s Struggle to Save Her by Michael Schofield

Another one in my reading list which I am yet to read, excited for this one.

At age six, January (“Jani”) Schofield was diagnosed with one of the most severe cases of child-onset schizophrenia on record. Hallucinating constantly, she is at the mercy of her imaginary friends—some of whom are friendly, while others tell her to scream at strangers, jump out of buildings, and attack her baby brother. Jani is torn between two places: “Calalini,” the illusory home of her imaginary friends, and our world. When potent psychiatric drugs that would level most adults barely faze her, the line dividing delirium from reality grows dangerously blurry.
Amid Jani’s struggle are her parents, who face seemingly insurmountable obstacles daily just to keep both of their children alive and safe. Their battle has included a two-year search for answers, countless medications and hospitalizations, allegations of abuse, despair that almost broke the family apart and, finally, victories against the illness and a new faith that they can create a happy life for Jani.
A passionate and inspirational account, January First is a father’s soul-bearing memoir of the daily challenges and unwavering commitment to save his daughter from the edge of insanity while doing everything he can to keep his family together.


The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.


This book was suggested to me by a good friend of mine @AshBanawan still yet to read it.

Marnie Salt has made so many mistakes in her life that she fears she will never get on the right track. But when she ‘meets’ an old lady on a baking chatroom and begins confiding in her, little does she know how her life will change. Arranging to see each other for lunch, Marnie finds discovers that Lilian is every bit as mad and delightful as she’d hoped – and that she owns a whole village in the Yorkshire Dales, which has been passed down through generations. And when Marnie needs a refuge after a crisis, she ups sticks and heads for Wychwell – a temporary measure, so she thinks. But soon Marnie finds that Wychwell has claimed her as its own and she is duty bound not to leave. Even if what she has to do makes her as unpopular as a force 12 gale in a confetti factory! But everyone has imperfections, as Marnie comes to realize, and that is not such a bad thing – after all, your flaws are perfect for the heart that is meant to love you.


Disney The Lion King (A Little Golden Book) by Justine Korman

Don’t we all love a Disney story? Growing up I’ve always loved reading a book of fairy tales and the classic Disney tales are always the best. This one is an exciting tale of Simba, a young cub who earns his place in the Circle of Life, is retold in the classic Little Golden Book format. the whole story is filled with all kinds of emotions love, betrayal, hatred, jealousy and also unity.


Barbara Wertheim was born January 30, 1912, the daughter of the banker Maurice Wertheim and his first wife Alma Morgenthau. She was an American historian and author. She won the Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Guns of August (1962), a best-selling history of the prelude to and the first month of World War I, and Stilwell and the American Experience in China (1971), a biography of General Joseph Stilwell.

What an honor to share the same date of birth as this amazing women 😁


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Not only this birthday but very birthday I pretty much look forward to having chicken, one of my all time favorite. I remember since I was a kid on every birthday chicken was the one constant demand I made to my grandpa and every birthday he makes sure I have chicken. Such beautiful memories. 😌❤️

I’ve had so much fun writing this one and I hope you have as much fun reading it. Thank you for keeping up with me. 🙂

I tag:

Ashley Babe @AshleyBanawan

Lamittan Minsah @LaminsaIndies

Jaya Avendel @NinChronicles

Cindy Georgakas @UniqueTimes

Jeff Flesch @Develop.Inspire.Transform.

Happy Readings 🙃

The introvert writer © 2022

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A passionate writer who pours out her heart in her writtings.

46 thoughts on “It’s my birthday book tag”

  1. These are wonderful books indeed, books I’d also love to read too. You’ve done a wonderful and thrilling review on these books, all appetizing and attention getting. I’m thrilled. And thank you so much for the tag, my dearest friend. What a joy and perfect admiration you’ve brought to my heart this day. Written right in the middle of my heart. Amazing! 🌺❤❤🌺Happy birthday to Sherie Dye. 🎉

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    1. Thank you so much dear! Books are my escape from reality haha… Loved reading them although lately finding time to read is a struggle. Glad you like this one and you’re welcome. Looking forward to read yours 🤗❤️❤️


  2. A gorgeous write, dear Daphny. So many wonderful books, and lovely reviews too. I am interested in picking up the Her poetry book to start. Looks and reads amazing. Thank you for tagging me, my dear friend. I’m honored. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    1. You made a good choice my friend, Her is brilliant book I’ve been meaning to share my personal experience of the book and some of my favorite quotes from it, hopefully I will soon enough. Thank you so much dear Jeff! You’re welcome, it would be amazing to know your recommendations and reviews. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  3. Brilliant!
    I am going to be stealing so many of these books for my TBR. Her and The Birthday Girl definitely but it’s ‘January First’ that really has my attention..
    I love that you used The Lion King, too, it’s so rare to see the classic Disney movies that aren’t all about princesses anymore.
    I’m so happy you did my tag, hun, thank you!

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    1. Go ahead and steal away you have my blessings haha… Her is a very empowering one to read. Haven’t read ‘The birthday girl’ and ‘January first’ myself still lying in my shelf trying to find time to read it. I agree Disney this days are all about princesses and there should be more of ‘The lion king’.
      I had a great pleasure doing this tag, thank you! 😌❤️

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      1. I have a tendency to stick to the poets I already know and love but I’ve wanted to branch out more recently and Her sounds like just the place to start.. if/when I can get my hands on it.
        And there’s never enough time for reading. Never. We could read all day and it wouldn’t be enough. But we’ll get to them eventually. 🤞

        And you’re so sweet.. that makes me very happy. 🥰
        You have a lovely weekend!

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      2. I guess we all tend to do that a lot, the same goes with me haha… You’ll love it I’m sure it’s short and simple to read, very much relatable as well.
        Agreed, there’s never enough books nor enough time hehe….
        Have a lovely weekend you too! 🤗❤️

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      3. At least it’s not just me!
        And I think I will like it.. Normally I stick to the classic poets but I’ve really enjoyed a lot of what I’ve come across on wordpress so it will be fun to start diving into some newer poetry too.
        Thank you! 🥰

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      4. We people should stick together there’s too less of us haha…
        Yes even I’ve love reading the different varieties of poetry in WordPress, even learned a lot from it. 😊
        You’re welcome! ❤️

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      5. Agreed! We could be a force to be reckoned with! A force that would rather be reading but.. Still. 🤭

        Everyone’s so talented and creative. It’s a wonderful thing to see and be a part of. 💖

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      6. None of my friend’s gets my obsession with diaries or books and pens haha… And I’d be the one laughing alone on a joke about a novel but here there’s a whole lot of people to relate to, feels like home. ❤️

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      7. Truth!
        The paper, pens, bookmarks, journals, the smell, and the covers.. I love it all and I honestly don’t see how it’s strange. But most of the people I know aren’t interested and it’s great knowing I can come on here and find people who just get it.
        Thank you for getting it. 💕

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      8. You got that right and the smell of old paper is even so much better, when I buy novels I look for the old one’s just for that as weird as that sounds 😆
        Thank you as well ❤️

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  4. So loved reading this tag! HER sounds like a stunning collection, and I cannot thank you enough for the nomination! My birthday is not until August, but I look forward to potentially taking this challenge up. 🙂

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  5. Oh, I would love to learn about your experience with the book. You’re most welcome, dear Daphny. Always! Of course, I will in the near future. Happy weekend, my friend. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Will try to post it soon, the author’s working on the third and final volume as of now may after the complete set I will. 🙂 Happy weekend to you as well my friend. ❤️❤️❤️


  6. What an amazing review and such a great birthday gift. looks like some amazing books you read and great to know about. Wow, I am so honored to see my tagged my friend! Thank you so much!
    Aren’t you kind to make my morning! 💖💖

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    1. Thank you so much dear Cindy, I agree it is a great birthday gift well there is never enough of them 😁
      You’re welcome my friend, glad I did so. 🤗❤️


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