A couple weeks ago I saw Kristin (aka SuperSpaceChick) do this Pokemon GO book tag on her wonderful YouTube channel and decided to join in! Really, it’s because it gave me an excuse to sketch up some Pokemon in my free time, which was awesome. This tag was originally created by Read at Midnight (check her post here!) Read on for book chats and cute Pokemon doodles!
For the longest time in elementary school, I was obsessed with The Baby-Sitter’s Club series. It’s all I read. But then, in a bookstore one day, I stumbled upon The Daydreamer by Ian McEwan. My 8 or 9 year old self was highly intrigued by the cover of a boy with a cat head, so I brought it to my dad who happily bought it for me. This book blew my little mind. It was my first foray into fantasy, and so beautifully showed the power of imagination. I adored it, and it opened up the world of reading for me!
While I haven’t read this in well over a decade, I remember loving Little Women by Louisa May Alcott as a young teen. It was one of the first classics I ever read, and I found it completely enjoyable!
I have a kind of weird answer for this one, but I’m going with George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series (aka Game of Thrones). I have actually read the first four books, but I am so done at this point. The show it outpacing the books, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the show is actually more interesting than the books. These books are so complex, and I’m so sick of waiting 6+ years in between each (massive) book since by the time they come out I have no idea what even happened in the last one. I’m calling it quits with these books, and just sticking to the show.
I actually have the same answer as Kristin did for this, and that is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Also, while I didn’t LOVE this book, it was enjoyable despite feeling like a mashup of many different books. I’ve heard a lot of not-so-good things about book two, so I’m not sure I’m continuing with this series.
My partner has been after me to read The Black Prism by Brent Weeks for a couple months now. I’m sure it’ll be good, but I’m just not ready for an 800 page epic fantasy at the moment. I feel like I enjoy longer books in fall/winter, when I can snuggle up on the couch with tea and just indulge in a giant reading session.
Oh, this book. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon was one of the first I’d read of Stephen King after my best friend convinced me I needed to read more by him. (She was correct.) I could not put this book down! Besides King’s compelling writing, I also had a little daughter and we happen to live in the woods, in NH, and so much of this book hit home. I cried like a baby at the end, and highly recommend this book to anyone, with or without kids.
I have to go with Vin and Elend from Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy. These two were an unlikely pair, but I love how their relationship developed throughout the books. It’s been awhile since I read these, and I definitely want to revisit them soon!
I’m not entirely sure comics count for this, but too bad! Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples is such an excellent read. It’s non-stop practically from page one, and the fact that is is still consistently enjoyable after six volumes is impressive. I highly recommend it!
No matter how hard I thought about it, I could not come up with a good answer for this. Honestly? No matter how big a fan I am, I’m really NOT a fan of endless spinoffs and things. I like things to have a solid ending, even if I love them.
I call Red Rising by Pierce Brown ‘surprisingly awesome’ because it starts out pretty darn terribly. As in, I almost quit reading it because I just found it really lame, and full of tropes in the opening chapters. Luckily, I stuck with it because this book is so fantastic. And book two is even better. I’ve yet to read book three (partially because I don’t want this series to end…I love it so!) but I’m sure it’ll be just as great!
I have heard so, so much hype about A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. Which makes me really nervous. I’ve definitely read some YA that I’d heard lots of hype about and ended up really not enjoying it. That being said, I’m still excited to give this series a try! I know almost nothing about it, which I’m glad for since I like going in with no preconceived notions or expectations. I don’t have plans to read it any time soon, but it’s definitely one I’ll get to eventually!
I want to own literally any set of Harry Potter books. I own them all of course, but I have some in paperback & some in hardcover which is obnoxious. Plus, some of mine are so well loved from multiple readings they are starting to fall apart. I want a nice set of HP books just to be untouched and have a full complete matching set.
Okay, since I do not keep up with authors and/or current releases that well, I’m kind of fudging this answer. I know Nevernight by Jay Kristoff is not his first book, but it’s the first I’ve heard of him and I’m really excited to read it! It sounds great, and I am SO IN LOVE with the UK edition cover.
At this point, I will read anything by Victoria/V.E. Schwab. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed everything I’ve read by her. If she releases a new book, I want to get my hands on it.
The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch is book four of the Gentlemen Bastard series, which starts with The Lies of Locke Lamora which is one of my favorite books of all time. Originally this book was coming out this year, and now it’s been pushed to 2017. UGH. WHY. I need it!!!
And that’s a wrap! I’ll tag a few peeps below, but if you want to do this tag, please do! You’re welcome to use my images for the tag, just please credit me/link to this post. ^_^ And be sure to credit Read at Midnight for creating the tag!