Yes, I am jumping on the bandwagon (I was ready to jump on the bandwagon long before the game was even out, to be honest), and I am doing this Pokémon Go Book tag that I found on Tumblr a couple of days ago. The original tag was created by Aentee from ReadAtMidnight.com, and today I will share my answers with you! The graphics in this post are also made by her, but in her post, she said it was okay to use them, so I did!
I’m going to be ‘boring’ and say it’s definitely Harry Potter. Perhaps Artemis Fowl as well, but I never devoured those books like I did HP. They were among the first books I ever read (that I can remember at least) and they kind of started me on this trip of spending all my money on books. Or I guess that was due to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, which is the series that got me back into reading in 2011/2012-ish. Specifically reading in English.
I really do not like classics at all, I can hardly get through them, and I just don’t have the patience for it. The only classic that I’ve read multiple times and actually enjoyed is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. This book just has a special place in my heart, partly because of the movies as well, and because of all the people, I met through my love for this world.
Ok, this series isn’t really everywhere but I did kind of lose interest in the Gone series by Michael Grant. I’ve read half of the series so far, liked the first and the third book; I didn’t really enjoy the second one, but the third one picked up a bit. After finishing that third book, however, I didn’t feel like spending money on a series that I may or may not enjoy, so I borrowed the last three books from my sister – and that was a year ago somewhere. I still haven’t picked up the fourth book.
Ok this wasn’t a book that I loved, but I do feel like Madeleine Roux’s Asylum was trying to ride on the success wave that Miss Peregrine’s left behind. (And failed, in my opinion). As for a book that I actually loved, I really do love all of Rick Riordan’s books so far, even though it’s mostly the same story over again. A (usually sarcastic) main character finds out he/she is a demigod or that they have special powers and they have to either retrieve an item or at least go on a quest to do something, and they keep on getting into trouble and having to fight multiple enemies throughout the book. Basically, his books are all the same storyline, but I just love love love it so much! Especially now that he’s picked up Norse mythology!
I haven’t read The Silmarillion because of the intensity of the story. I’m afraid I will never pick up and finish this book, so I have decided to just make peace with that fact and keep it on my shelf because it matches my other Tolkien books. Also I still haven’t picked up Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, partly because it’s bit, but also because I am afraid it will disappoint me as much as the TMI series will do (I mean I know I will not love this story that much, but I’m scared I will really hate it as much as TMI).
Both Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins kept me up way past my ‘bedtime’ (I don’t have a bedtime, but let’s just pretend I do). I guess Deathly Hallows kept me up all night as well because I just needed to know how it ended. As for the most recent book, I read Shock by Mel Wallis de Vries in the middle of the night because it was too warm for me to sleep.
I think my ultimate bookish OTP is still Ron/Hermione from Harry Potter. When the kiss happened in Deathly Hallows I was screaming (internally, because it was in the middle of the night). Other than them, I can’t really think of any ship that I ship so intensively. Apart from TV/movie ones of course.
Too hot, hot damn – ehm well a couple of days ago I flew through Blood Promise by Richelle Mead. Partly because I couldn’t access my laptop that day, but also because I was just so into the story that I didn’t want to put it down.
Definitely anything by Rick Riordan, he could write a thousand books about the demigods and I would read them all. Also yeah I love new (canon) stuff in the Harry Potter series, and I really do not care one bit about the hate J.K. Rowling has been getting for sharing stuff about one of the American schools (because I do agree that Ilvermorny cannot be the only wizarding school in the entire USA).
By debut you mean a book that’s not part of a series that already has books out, right? Not necessarily an author that hasn’t been published before? Because if so, I’m picking Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth. I loved the Divergent trilogy so much (yes even Allegiant) and I just cannot wait for her new book, which I believe is going to be a duology!
J.K. Rowling (but only if she writes under her own name, I honestly haven’t bothered with her Robert Galbraith-written books), Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth, Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J. Maas, Marissa Meyer – I could go on and on and on, but these are just some of the authors that I would (most likely) buy all the books of.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater has been getting a lot of hype the past couple of years, and at first, I was a bit like ‘meh we’ll see’, but then a friend of mine lend me out her copies and I fell in love. I still have to read the last book though, and I am quite frankly a bit scared, but I just have to man up and do it.
The fourth book in the Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson. I read the post she wrote about how she got super ill last year, and I fully understand why the book hasn’t been published yet, but I am just sooooooo anxious for this book ahhhh! I believe the new release date is somewhere in 2018(!!!!) but I’ll just reread the other three books ten times before that!
Ok let’s just ignore the fact that I just said I love everything Rick Riordan writes and will read everything he writes; I wasn’t too positive about the Kane Chronicles because I hadn’t heard that many things about it. Most of the people that I follow that read Riordan hadn’t really mentioned this trilogy, but when I saw the box set for cheap I decided to take the plunge. And I loved it, it was a bit different from the usual Riordan books, but they were so great and I love Carter and Sadie and the Egyptian Gods so much!
I wish I had those beautiful special editions of Divergent; the hardcover ones with I believe shiny covers (or was that just in my dreams?). I might still buy them somewhere in the future if they’re still available, but I’m kind of in doubts about it because I now have two signed paperback copies and they are now a bit more special than those special hardcover editions will ever be (unless I meed Veronica again, of course).
And we’ve reached the end of the Pokémon Go book tag. I won’t tag anyone, unless you see this post and think ‘I wanna do this too’, then consider yourself tagged by me!