I saw this book tag over at readdreamlivenow. Since the tag was so huge, I decided to split the tag in half – catch the second half on Tuesday next week!
Harry Potter Book Tag
Accio – an upcoming release you wish you could get your hands on right now
I’ve wanted to read The Cruel Prince since I first heard about preorders but I just don’t have the time right now… perhaps once university has started I can justify buying it, but I’m swamped in summer reading that I need to focus on first.
Alohomora – a favourite series starter
Cinder by Marissa Meyer! I enjoyed the series but I especially liked the first book. It had vivid world building that crossed between fantasy and science fiction but at the same time felt believable and concrete – a lot of young adult books could learn from Cinder’s world building.
Cheering Charm – a book that gave you the warm fuzzies
The Sun Is Also A Star is such a warm, happy contemporary that I sped read in less than a day. Nicola Yoon writes the best easy, low maintenance young adult contemporaries with uplifting messages and although I think I’ve begun to outgrow her writing, I would recommend her for anyone on the younger side of young adult.
Aguamenti – a book that made you ugly cry
I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman had me stopping at 3am and I don’t cry easily at books. It was the book I really needed to read and came into my life at the perfect time.
Expecto Patronum – a bookish hero or heroine you want around to protect you in real life
Jace from The Mortal Instruments. he’s witty, sarcastic and good looking. What more do I need?
Lumos – a book you intentionally spoiled for yourself
I can’t think of a time I’ve ever intentionally spoiled something… it takes all the fun of reading out of it! I sometimes do this with TV shows if they’re taking a long time to progress, or if a character I love leaves the show, but those are the only circumstances I in which I would intentionally spoil myself.
Imperio – a book you would make everyone read if you could
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. The book has gained a lot of popularity since the TV series, but I would encourage everyoen to read the book too. It’s scary how realistic the situation could become.
Engorgio – a book series you wish never ended
The Mortal Instruments is a long series but back when I was reading it I really never wanted it to end. I would love for there to be another series focusing on the same characters as adults, but I know it’s a young adult series and that is extremely unlikely to happen. Luckily the same characters appear in The Dark Artifices, so we get to see some aspects of their adult lives.
Wingardium Leviosa – a book with an uplifting message
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S I Still Love You are both great reads – hopefully the series will gain more popularity and recognition with the Netflix film adaptation.
Obliviate – a book you wish you could forget you ever read
I’m staring at my bookshelf as I write this, trying to think of a book I want to forget. Most likely I’ve donated any of the books I bought that I hated, or I borrowed them from the library and quickly returned them. I generally don’t finish reading books that I hate or even dislike, so… there aren’t any books that come to mind that I would love to forget.
I tag anyone reading this to take part – tag me in your post so I can see your responses!