Pokemon GO Book Tag

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I saw the Pokemon GO Book Tag on Jesse’s blog, Books at Dawn, (although the creator of the tag is Aentee from Read at Midnight), and decided it was something I had to participate in!

You may have seen my post previously about how I didn’t want to get too sucked into this because I have a tendency to get very obsessed with things. Well, I think I’ve gotten sort of sucked into the Pokemon GO fad, although I’m keeping the balance between Pokemon GO and the rest of my life at a safe enough level for me, so that’s good.

But I thought this tag would be a fun way to mix two things I currently enjoy- books and Pokemon!

Rules:
NIL. Link back to Aentee’s blog is appreciated but optional. Feel free to use her graphics. Tag people, don’t tag people, whatever. Just have fun!

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Ah yes, the book that started it all. I tell everyone this story because I think it’s hilarious. I used to hate reading. When I was 9, I got these books for Christmas, and I was like, “ugh, books, really – thanks MOM”. And one day I was bored enough to pick this one up and start reading. And I legit did not put it down until it was finished. So. …Thanks mom.

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19841984 by George Orwell

Favourite book of all time. My favourite genre is definitely dystopian science fiction, and this book is the reason why. I was never into that kind of thing until I read this book, and my life changed. Do recommend to everyone!

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The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I’m gonna say this one, because I used to love it and then the movie came out and WHAM it was everywhere and anytime I saw this shade of blue for the next few months, I wanted to run away. That being said, more recently, I’ve lost interest in even picking up a ton of YA novels because they’re just so over-hyped. It takes a lot for me to want to read a book everyone is raving about, because it brings me back to my experience with this one.

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Love Letters to the DeadThe Perks of Being a WallflowerLove Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira reminded me of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Both about teens with some anxiety and depression issues that use writing letters as a way of coping with something traumatizing in their past. I loved both books, but Love Letters definitely made me think of Perks!

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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles) by Patrick Rothfuss

This book is bigger than Game of Thrones, and I haven’t heard enough about it to make me want to start this mammoth. Although the few things I have heard were good, so I am kind of excited. I just don’t want to put myself through so many pages. So… many… pages.

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MiseryMisery by Stephen King

Probably one of my favourite horror books of all time. I love me some Stephen King, and this one really got into my head. Crazy fangirls, a tortured writer (no but literally, being tortured), and so many psychological twists. The end of this book still kind of haunts me.

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The Spectacular NowThe Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

I don’t typically ship a lot of characters in books, but I one million percent ship Sutter and Aimee. Maybe it’s because I just finished reading this book, but honestly. They’re perfect together, they’re what each other needs, and they help each other be better people, oh my god.

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Dark MatterDark Matter by Blake Crouch

This book was so incredibly fast-paced. Even the way it was written, it makes you fly through the story like you’re watching an action movie. It was so good, I couldn’t put it down, and the fact that everything moved so fast just made it that much more enjoyable. And every moment of this fast-paced book is still a quality moment for the plot.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8)Harry Potter

Although okay, that’s a bit of a lie. I hate spin-offs of everything. And I’m actually sick of all the Harry Potter spin-offs as well. But I read this one, so. I can’t say I’m totally against them. Because it’s Harry Potter – I mean – I will indulge in anything Potter. So. This is my cheat answer, because I legit hate spin-off stories.

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The Serpent KingThe Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

I had no idea what I was getting into when I started reading this book, honestly. That’s why I’m picking it. I had no expectations going in, and by the time I was finished, it was one of my favourite books of all time. It was surprisingly awesome.

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

This series is literally everywhere. But I’m two books in now, and can’t put it down. It may not be OVER-hyped, but it is definitely hyped, and I am very excited to continue!

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Ravenclaw Book Covers.pngI am a proud Ravenclaw, and we Ravenclaws love books. And what Ravenclaw can go without having a house-specific set of the Harry Potter books?! If I had a bunch of money to splurge on nothing productive at all, it would be these babies.

 

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I’m actually not very knowledgeable when it comes to debut novels. Or I guess, I know what’s coming out, but I’m never actually excited about a debut. The only books I ever get truly excited about are ones where I’ve read the author’s work before and can’t wait to see what else they have coming. So I don’t even have an answer for this.

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I have a few auto-buy authors, but the ones that jump to mind are Philip K. Dick, Neil Gaiman, Neil SmithDavid Levithan, and John Green (yes, even after The Fault in Our Stars, I will read anything that man writes). Some of my favourite books are authored by people I wouldn’t buy everything they write (J.K. Rowling, for one. If it’s not Harry Potter, I won’t read it).

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Again, I’m not one to get super excited for book releases. I have so many books to read that are “older”, I don’t really want to get too excited about things that add to my to-be-read list.

I Choose (to tag) You:

Christine | Nikki | Michele | WendyAnyone else!

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