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
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
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.