I was tagged for the Harry Potter Spell Book Tag by Cook’s Reviews! I love anything to do with Harry Potter, so I wasn’t going to pass up the chance to do this tag. I was tagged a little while ago, and I’m so sorry I’m only getting to it now. School started for me a few days ago, and it’s been kind of crazy. But I’m back, and hopefully I can blog at least twice a week. 😀
Also, a fellow book blogger over at Bookish nominated me for the Liebster Award! Thank you so much! I love participating with these blog awards, but the posts take a really long time to put together. I’m not sure if I’ll have time to make a full-on post about it, but I did want to thank my nominator. 😀
Alright, let’s begin this tag!
1. Expecto Patronum — A childhood book connected to good memories.
Probably any Baby-Sitters Club books by Ann M. Martin. I haven’t read them all, but I’ve read quite a few of them. I used to bring my copies to school and stuff them in my locker that I shared with another classmate, and she and I would read them during class (sometimes before we were finished with whatever work we were assigned—how bad xD). Good times!
2. Expelliarmus — A book that took you by surprise.
You may not have known this, because I talk about this series all the time, but I did not expect Obsidian to be awesome sauce. I’d seen this book displayed on a couple bloggers’ websites, but come on, aliens? Uh, no. I don’t read about aliens.
But then I happened to see Jennifer L. Armentrout’s little section on the shelves at the library and noticed that this was there, too. I checked on Goodreads really quick to make sure this was the first book, and then got it immediately.
The cover was horrible, I’d never read about aliens, and the whole thing was such a foreign experience.
It was the best foreign experience ever, and one of the best reading choices I’ve ever made. Jennifer L. Armentrout is an incredible author, and just… feels.
3. Prior Incantato — The last book you read.
This book was actually recommended to me by an internet friend who said she loved the book and that I should check it out. I love getting recommendations, so I decided to get it from the library ASAP and read it.
It was wonderful. Like, amazing. The new world takes a bit of getting used to, and I did take a while to read it, but I was super busy and stuff. D: But it was a great book! I don’t know when I’ll be able to get the second book, but hopefully I can get it soon!
4. Alohomora — A book that introduced you to a genre you wouldn’t have considered before.
This was really tricky, but I think Notes on a Near-Life Experience by Olivia Birdsall is one of the first contemporary reads I can remember. I actually remember sitting in my room, like, a year ago, on my bed, reading this! I had to ransack my Goodreads “read” page so I could find one of the first contemporaries I read. There were a few others, but I don’t actually remember reading them.
A few honorable mentions for books that got me into contemporary are The Year My Sister Got Lucky by Aimee Friedman, All’s Fair In Love, War, and High School by Janette Rallison (actually, I think this was my first contemporary read—I read it years ago!), and Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr.
(Going through the last pages of my GR “read” page made me remember all of the great books I read back in early 2013. Good times!)
5. Riddikulus — A funny book you read.
This book was hilarious! I’m actually reading Eleanor & Park right now, and Eleanor kind of reminds me of Danielle from this book. ^-^ I’m definitely going to have to reread this sometime soon, because I remember having such a fun time in this story.
6. Sonorus — A book that you think everyone should know about.
I admit, I can’t remember much of what went on in Bones of Faerie, as I read it more than a year ago, back when I was a YA/Fantasy newbie, but I remember being really excited about continuing the trilogy, and it was fantastic. I remember the last book, but not much of the first and second books. I’ve actually read four of this author’s (Janni Lee Simner) books, the fourth being Thief Eyes, which I do remember. You guys should check out this author, you might like her. 😀
7. Obliviate — A book you wish you never read.
This was, unfortunately, a no-brainer. I think I started The Infinite Moment of Us (Lauren Myracle) in June or July, and I didn’t actually finish it, but I’d read enough. I guess I was judging a book by its author (something another blogger wrote about), and I definitely had higher expectations for a Lauren Myracle book, considering I loved the other nine books by her that I’ve read.
8. Imperio — A book you had to read for school.
9. Crucio — A book that was painful to read.
This book was actually really good, and after reading the book, I watched the movie (I thought Kristen Stewart was really good in this movie). It wasn’t painful to read because it was bad, but because of the main character’s struggles and what she was going through. The knowledge she carried around for such a long time. It was a great book, though, and I’m curious to see what else Laurie Halse Anderson has out there.
10. Avada Kedavra — A book that could kill.
…Kill you with feels? This is the book for you, then. This book was BRILLIANT. I loved it so much, and I had long nights during the few days it took me to finish this book. This author is fantastic at making her characters strong but vulnerable. Amazing but flawed. It was just fantastic.
I’m sorry if you guys have already participated in this tag, and don’t feel any obligation to do so if you don’t feel like it. 😀 Also, I tag anyone else who might stumble across this post. If you’ve already done something like this, leave me a link to your post, because I’d love to see your answers!
Until next time,