Hello, hello! Today I bring to you an exciting tag: The Pokemon Go Book Tag! This game has been all that anyone can talk about for weeks now, so it’s only fitting that it makes its way into the book blogging community as well. Thanks so much to Jess @ Princessica of Books for tagging me! This tag was created by Aentee @ Read at Midnight.
Without further ado, let’s get started!!
For some reason I have a very vivid memory of the first actual “chapter” book I read on my own. It’s taken me years to finally find out what the title of the book was, because for the longest time all I could remember was the cover. It’s called Puppy in a Puddle by Ben M. Baglio. There is a whole series of these books about different animals, but this is the one I distinctly remember reading on the school bus in elementary school.
I’ve read and adored so many classics, but the one that popped into my mind first was the brilliant Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre is a character that I resonate with so much, which is probably why this novel has had such an impact on me. She’s independent, intelligent, and isn’t afraid to stand up for what she wants. In other words, Jane is an amazing literary role model!
Unfortunately, I think I’m going to have to go with Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. At the beginning of the summer I was very excited to read this, but then I heard so many mixed reviews about the movie and the novel itself that my interest gradually dwindled away. I might pick it up eventually, but it’s no longer on my TBR for the immediate future.
For this one I’m going to have to go with John Green’s books, especially regarding the buzz surrounding The Fault in Our Stars. Yes, they are often filled with predictable tropes, but I think he handles them in a unique and thought-provoking way. I will always adore John Green and his work, despite the negative things people may say about it!
Definitely A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I’ve had my eye on this series for the longest time, but I have to admit that I’m a bit intimidated by their size. Every book is just so enormous! They seem like such a commitment, and there are so many books that I want to get around to reading. I’ll probably pick it up someday, but I’l have to carve out a good chunk of time to commit to reading it.
I distinctly remember reading Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton at night a few summers ago and it literally gave me chills down my spine. Dinosaurs roaming around in the dark, hungry and uncontrollable? Those little dinos that seem so cute but actually spit poison? The giant, bloodthirsty T-REX?!?! It’s a recipe for nightmares if I’ve ever seen one!
TAYLOR AND JONAH from Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. (Did you really think I could go a single tag without mentioning this fantastic book??? It just wouldn’t be right.) Unlike some fictional romances, I feel as though these two characters are genuinely a good fit for each other. It certainly isn’t a case of insta-love, which is incredibly refreshing to read.
I’m going to go with the first book that popped into my mind for this one: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. The buzz surrounding this book in the bookish online community has been SKY HIGH, but it really is an incredibly fast-paced, suspenseful, thrilling read. The sequel is coming out later this year as well, so there’s plenty more where this came from!
(Side note: this was always my favorite Pokemon when I was younger, and I think it still is! It’s just so ADORABLE.) This is a difficult one for me, because I usually don’t enjoy spin-off series in general. However, I do really like the many companion novels to The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg, if that counts. They’re loosely based on the first book, but it’s still fun to see where the characters are at in different points in their lives.
When I first read the syllabus for my Cultural Diversity in American Literature class and saw that Willa Cather’s My Ántonia was assigned reading, I didn’t really have high hopes. However, I ended up LOVING this book! It’s beautiful and captivating and absolutely fascinating to analyze. It ended up being one of my favorite books we read throughout the entire course.
I’m not sure if it’s overhyped, but I’m really excited to read the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I’ve read so many glowing reviews of this book, and it seems like one of those series that people get really enthusiastic about really quickly. Time travel, historical fiction, and a gorgeous Scottish setting? Sounds like a recipe for an amazing story to me!
Hands down the Penguin Hardcover Classics Collection. They’re all so gorgeous! I don’t normally prefer to read hardcovers over paperbacks, but for these beauties I would definitely make an exception. I love how each one is unique and personal to the book, yet they somehow all look great together. Imagine an entire shelf of these lovelies– oh, how gorgeous it would be!
Even though I’m not hugely interested in science in real life, I LOVE reading science fiction. When I heard about Lily Brooks-Dalton’s debut novel Good Morning, Midnight I immediately knew I would have to add it to my TBR. Taking place in both the Arctic and a return flight from Jupiter, this story promises to be a fascinating one!
Definitely Mindy Kaling!! I adored her first book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and I loved her second book Why Not Me? even more. Not only is she hilarious, but she’s also honest and authentic and not afraid to say it like it is. Her personality shines through her writing in a way that makes it feel as though you’re actually speaking with her in person. I’ll read anything she writes!
I don’t know if this counts as forever, but I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff ever since reading Illuminae over winter break. I can’t wait to see what kind of suspenseful, gripping, shocking plot twists these two writers come up with this time. If it’s anything like the first book, then it has to be good!
- Nagina @ Oh Bookish
- Alisha @ Alisha’s Words of Wonder
- Laura @ Life is a Book Blog
- Hannah @ Ninjas Read Too
- Jenna @ Fictional Neverland
I’m not sure who has done this tag and who hasn’t, so feel free to jump on board if you’d like!
What do you think of my answers? What are your answers to these questions? Do you play Pokemon Go? Let me know in the comments section below!