Sunday, March 6, 2016

Harry Potter Spells Book Tag

This tag and the amazing scroll images were created by Kim @ Kimberly Faye Reads. I first saw it on Lost in Lit.


Since I'm going to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in less than a month (yay!), I figured it was time that I finally did this tag.


An Upcoming Release You Wish You Could Get Your Hands On Right Now


Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I love The Lunar Chronicles, but I'm very anxious to see how Marissa Meyer does with Alice in Wonderland. I am very excited to read something written by her that involves new characters and a new story.



Favorite Series Starter


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I love book series. Probably more than stand alone novels. But many series get better as they progress and don't always start off that strong. The Hunger Games is the opposite. Book 1 is definitely the strongest in the series. Plus it was one of the first YA series that I fell in love with.



A Book That Gave You All The Warm And Fuzzies


Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

This was a hard category. There were so many good books I could have selected. I choose this book because it's a sweet romance and a fun road trip. It just made me smile the whole way through.



A Book That Made You Ugly Cry


The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

I've said it before. I don't cry often, so this category was pretty hard. Two of the books I wanted to select, I picked for other categories below, so I settled on this book. Nicholas Sparks is always there when you need a good cry.



Bookish Hero Or Heroine You Want Around To Protect You In Real Life


Wolf! from Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet and Wolf have always been my favorite couple in The Lunar Chronicles. Sure he might be a little scary with his wolf-teeth implants, especially at the end of the series, but he has a kind heart and is a terrific fighter.



A Book You Intentionally Spoiled For Yourself

None! I never look ahead when reading, I don't read spoilers in reviews if I haven't read the book, and I actually avoid reviews all together for books I'm super excited about because I want to make sure no one spoils anything for me.



A Book You Wish You Could Make Everyone Read Because You Loved It So


Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

This book was my favorite read of 2015, and I haven't read anything yet in 2016 that tops it. It's probably not for everyone, but it was the right book at the right time for me, and I enjoyed it immensely. If you're a Moriarty fan or you like Australian fiction, check it out.



A Book Series You Wish Never Ended


Harry Potter! I have never loved a series as much as I love Harry Potter, although The Lunar Chronicles comes closer than I ever thought another series could come. I would keep reading books in this world forever.



A Book With An Uplifting Message


The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

This book was very inspirational. The main character finds a way to run again after losing her leg in a bus accident. I listened to it on audio while running this past summer. It was pretty good motivation.



A Book You Wish You Could Forget You Ever Read


Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

I've complained about this book before. I hated it. It was such a bad example of relationships for young girls. So abusive and unhealthy. Yuck! I wish I couldn't remember it.



An Author Whose Books Always Get You Out Of A Reading Slump


Rainbow Rowell

I love all of her books, and nothing picks me up like re-reading Attachments or Fangirl - my two favorites.



A Swoon-Worthy Hero Or Heroine


Dean from The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

This topic was another hard one for me. I enjoy romantic story lines, but I don't usually crush on the characters. I selected Dean because in this series, he is the obvious choice for Cassie. I just liked him so much better than Michael.



A Book That Caused You To Stop Doing All Other Things Until You Finished It


Winter by Marissa Meyer

I read Winter while I was on a business trip in November, and I blew off my whole team for the whole trip to stay in my room and read when we weren't working. I think that counts. :)



A Book That Was Painful To Read (For Whatever Reason) Or Broke You


Second Life by S.J. Watson

This book was so painful. Julia made so many stupid decisions. I really struggled to keep reading. It was link watching a bad horror film.



A Book That Had You Laughing Out Loud


The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

I couldn't think of an adult book, but Christopher and I both laughed ourselves silly the first time we read this book. And the second, and the third... It's probably the best kids book I've ever read. It's so fun to read.



A Book That Made You Want To Send It (Or Your E-Reader) Flying


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I really tried not to include this book in this list, but this tag has a lot of negative categories. I had to select this book. I have never hated a book so much. The characters were all so awful. I only finished because it was a book club book.



A Bookish World You Wish You Could Visit

http://www.budgettravel.com/blog/universal-studios-plans-harry-potter-park-expansion,12934/

Harry Potter! Is there any other answer? And in just a few weeks we'll be at Universal Studios, which is probably the closest I'll ever get to the real Hogwarts.



A Book With A Shocking Twist Or Ending


Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

I read this book before there was much hype about it, so I didn't know how it was going to end. I was kind of shocked that it really went there. I am always hopeful and love a happy ending.



A Character Death That Destroyed You


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I knew there would be death in this book, but I didn't expect it to be as devastating as it was. Still, this book is amazing. I have read it several times.



Best Series Conclusion


The Wedding in Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

This epilogue was the perfect ending to The Lunar Chronicles series. It was just right for the characters, and it was so nice to see the whole gang together and not fighting a war. I am so glad Meyer wrote this novella.


Have you done this book tag? Add your link in the comments, I'd love to read your answers.

6 comments:

  1. Such a fun tag. I love so many of your answers. I loved Big Little Lies a lot. It is what got me hooked on her books. Rainbow Rowell is definitely a slumo buster.

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    1. Thanks. It was fun. Long though. :)

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  2. This was too much fun, had to play along! We read A Book With No Pictures in the middle of the bookstore and my son was nearly dying from laughing so hard.

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    1. I saw your post was up. Fun. I need to go read it. Yes, that book is hilarious! Hehe.

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  3. Hooray! I'm glad you enjoyed the book tag. Even if it is long... There was just no way to cull the Harry Potter awesomeness once I got started. *shrug* I've not read many of the books you mention, but I agree that Rainbow Rowell will get me out of a slump. I wish I'd never read many of Jamie McGuire's books – even though I loved Beautiful Disaster when I read it forever ago. (As long as I just don't think too much about it.) I'm currently reading Winter and I'm having a hard time focusing on real life while it's sitting there waiting to be finished. Such a great series!

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    1. Thanks, Kim. It's a great tag! Yes, Rainbow Rowell and The Lunar Chronicles are SO wonderful. Enjoy Winter.

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