It’s no secret that I adore Jurassic Park. Not only is it my favorite movie, but it’s also one of my favorite books. You can imagine my excitement when I learned that such a thing exists as a Jurassic Park Book Tag. I wasn’t tagged in this at all, but Camillea Reads showed me this post from the Literary Phoenix and I knew I had to do it, too!
“Spared no expense.” ~John Hammond || A series that seems to go on forever.
The longest series I’ve read recently is A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. It takes some dedication to wade through all thirteen books! Fortunately they’re quick and easy to get through, so they don’t take that long to read.
“Life finds a way.” ~Ian Malcolm || A book with amazingly intricate world-building.
I’m only halfway through The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, but it’s already clear that the world-building here is incredible. I love the way the novel is formatted as stories told within this larger story. It’s easy to forget that all of this happens in such a short span of time.
“Hold on to your butts.” ~Arnold || What’s the fastest you’ve read a book, and what book was it?
I read I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith in one sitting in Heathrow Airport as I waited for my flight from London to Boston over winter break, which was pretty fast. I was stressed about traveling and definitely grateful for the distraction!
“Mr Hammond, after careful consideration, I’ve decided not to endorse your park.” ~Alan Grant || A book you refuse to read (or finish).
There are few books that I would flat-out refuse to ever read, so I can’t say that one even comes to mind.
“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” ~Ian Malcolm || A book that left you going ‘Why?’
I love this question–so many books can apply! I’m going to go with How to be Both by Ali Smith, which I had to read for a tutorial last term. This book is so bizarre that you can’t help but wonder why she makes the writing decisions that she does.
“We need more teeth!” ~Gray Mitchell || A book with no human MCs.
Animal Farm by George Orwell. I’ve only ever read the Spanish translation of this book, but I love it all the same. It’s one of those books that haunts you long after you finish the final page. I’d love to read the original English sometime.
“The kids? This will give the parents nightmares.” ~Simon Masrani || A book that terrified you.
Definitely The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I’ve read this book twice now and both times it has made me think twice about the direction in which our society is currently heading. I haven’t seen the TV series yet, but I can only imagine that it’s just as terrifying!
“Monster is a relative term. To a canary, a cat is a monster. We’re just used to being the cat.” ~Henry Wu || A book that changed your perceptions on an issue/culture, etc.
I’ve talked about this book a lot on this blog, but I adored reading Girl Up by Laura Bates. It’s such a hilarious, fun, empowering read!
What are your answers to these prompts? What do you think of mine? Do you like Jurassic Park, either the book or the movie? Let me know in the comments section below!