Here is the first tag I’ve done in 2016. I wasn’t tagged or anything but I saw this one on Charlotte Bibliophile‘s blog and it looked like fun.
Accio – an upcoming release you wish you could get your hands on right now
The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
This is the third book in a trilogy that I love! It’s a dystopian with vampire like creatures and the military and groups of people trying to survive and it’s so good! It’s out in June and I can’t wait to see how it all finishes!
Alohomora – a favourite series starter
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
I love this series and Eragon does such a great job in setting everything up. It builds the world and introduces all the main players – it’s perfect!
Cheering Charm – a book that gave you the warm fuzzies
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
This is a total comfort read. I love the characters, the love interest and the humour. It’s just sch a fun, quick and comforting read.
Aguamenti – a book that made you ugly cry
The Bridge in the Clouds by William Corlett
This is the last book in the series and I cried so much at the end. I was pretty young at the time, and I think it was one of the first books that made me cry.
Expecto Patronum – a bookish hero or heroine you want around to protect you in real life
Arya from The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
Arya is a warrior elf! She is more than a match for just about anyone, she’s good with a sword and she’s smart too. I’d totally put my life in her hands.
Lumos – a book you intentionally spoiled for yourself
I don’t often intentionally spoil myself but when I read the first two books in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Claire I kind of had a vague knowledge of what happened and how these characters relate to each other due to generally being on the internet.
Imperio – a book you would make everyone read if you could
Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
This is a great book that looks at studies and real life experiences of women from all walks of life and how sexism effects them. When it comes to cat-calling some people might not think it’s a big deal but when you look at it in relation to every other micro-aggression a woman faces, it can be a big deal. It would be great if people could read Everyday Sexism to see what other people’s experiences are.
Engorgio – a book series you wish never ended
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I would’ve loved to see Harry, Ron and Hermione’s more grown up adventures of raising their children and what jobs they got in the Wizarding World. Plus I’m still forever hopeful for stories set in the Marauders Era.
Wingardium Leviosa – a book with an uplifting message
Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers
This true story is all about a young girls (and communities) struggles but the way she finds that she is so incredibly skilled at chess opens a lot of doors for her. It’s very much a “if you work hard, good things can happen” type of story.
Obliviate – a book you wish you could forget you ever read
Crime Wave by Rose Pressey
This was just not a good book. The love interest was verging on creepy, the plot was very simple and I just didn’t care about the characters.
Anapneo – an author whose books can always get you out of a slump
Her books are so fun and quick to read that I can just whizz through them and it gets me wanting to read again.
Jelly-Legs Jinx – a “swoon-worthy” hero or heroine
OK so Cal would probably hurt me for calling him a hero, but he is one and with his sarcastic humour and good looks he’s definitely swoon-worthy.
Arresto Momentum – a book that caused you to stop doing other things until you finished
Winter by Marissa Meyer
I was surprised by how much I liked this series and I just didn’t want to stop when I was reading the last book in the series. So much happens but then there’s these great character moments and I just couldn’t put it down.
Crucio – a book that was painful to read
The House of Hidden Mothers by Meera Syal
This book was painful because it was a bit like watching a car crash happen in slow motion. Not because it was a bad book, but because a lot of bad things were happening to these good characters and it was just painful to watch.
Rictusempra – a book that had you laughing out loud
Secret Avengers by Ales Kot and Michael Walsh
This comic series is bright, fun and clever. It had me laughing out loud on the train and I didn’t even care, it was that good.
Expelliarmus – a book that made you want to send it flying
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
I just did not like the lead character at all, he was whinny and annoying and just a pain. It’s a short book and a classic so I struggled through but I really wasn’t a fan.
Portus – a book world you wish to visit
Middle Earth – The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
Who wouldn’t want to go to Middle Earth?! You can visit Hobbiton and go see the Elves at Rivendell. It would be magical.
Stupify – a book with a shocking twist or ending
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
I won’t say much except that I did not see the whodunit coming!
Avada Kedavra – a character death that destroyed you
Fred Weasley – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I cried a lot of times when reading this book but this one made me cry the most. It just wasn’t fair on anyone!
Finite Incantatem – best series conclusion
Abhorsen by Garth Nix
I love how Abhorsen brings all the characters together, not just the leads like Sabriel, Lirael and Prince Sameth, but all the characters that they’ve known and helped them in the previous books. Plus, the final showdown is electrifying.
And anyone else who fancies doing this tag!