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I’m still pushing my way through all the tags I want to do, I’ve nearly got through all of them and I’ll be sad when I’ve done all the ones I was tagged in over the months as I really love doing tags. So, I think I will have to add a few memes or posts of some sort to my blog soon, especially because I will be posting a bit less when I go back to university in September and will be much busier!
Today, I’m doing the Percy Jackson or Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag that I was tagged in by the lovely Sarah from Sarah’s Book Life, so thank you so much, Sarah. You definitely need to check out Sarah’s blog and Twitter, she is so lovely and I love her content! You can find her own post with this tag here.
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So, I only just read the first Percy Jackson book, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, this month for the Trope-ical Readathon, and I’ve only seen the first movie, so I don’t have the best grasp of all these characters and there are some that I have no idea who they are but I am going to do my best!
This tag is already starting out so hard, gah!!! I have read so many books this year, the current tally is 109 books, and I have had some amazing ones, soME good ones, some not so good ones, but I think that so far – and this might change – my favourite book of the year is A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. This book really took me by surprise as I’m not a massive mystery fan, I do love a good murder mystery, but it’s very rare that I am totally hooked like I was here. It is amazing, it has intrigue, it has suspense, there is great character development, there is humour, and I just ended up devouring it in a few days and adoring it, I highly recommend and if you’re still not convinced, head over to my review of it here and I hope my waffle and praise and gushing will help you decide.
Ohhh, now this is a really complicated one, and I’m going to have to have a bit of a think, and it may not look like it because I’m typing right after, but after 10 minutes of indecision and looking through Goodreads, I have decided on an oldy but a goody! Last year, I read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness and this book did something to me, I don’t know if it’s because I was in a super cosy mood, but I read this book and FELL IN LOVE! It’s a book that gets a lot of different opinions, but I love witches and vampires and it was just *chef’s kiss* for me, it might not be genius, but it was genius for me – and that reminds me I have to go finish this series, lol.
Another really complicated question, I actually have the same prompt up on Instagram this week, so I’m going to go with the same book which is Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper. I had never heard of this book before Danni from For Books Sake recommended it to me in April, and I really loved it, it has vampires (yes I love vampires if you hadn’t guessed), it has pirates and so much more. It’s just so underhyped and I don’t know why because a) it’s been out for years and b) it’s bloody awesome.
Euh… I don’t read books I think I’m going to hate, so this is going to be a hard pick, so instead, I’m going to tell you about a book that I didn’t think I would enjoy as much. Sarah actually answered similarly to me, and she talked about a book she got in a book box, so I’m going to steal her idea, lol, thank you, Sarah. I got The Beholder by Anna Bright in a Fairyloot book, and I wasn’t won over by the blurb, to say the least, but this book actually really drew me in and I ended up loving it!
I didn’t read the Harry Potter books until I was about 18-19 so I didn’t get the “home” feeling the same way as many others did, but, I will say that I got this homey feeling from Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. Be it the books, the TV shows, the films, the cuddly toys (yes I am a baby and have millions of Eeyores), this whole story, world and characters, I know that whatever age I am I will love it. I actually cried like a baby when I saw the new Christopher Robin film because it was so nostalgic and my heart was just all over the place. Winnie the Pooh is my home, and if that’s not cool, I don’t care aha.
These tags are so fun, but they can be so incredibly hard. I feel like I don’t read books that have siblings in… and the ones I have read I wasn’t really a fan of their relationship. I think I am going to go for When The Sky Fell on Splendour by Emily Henry, it was my first Emily Henry book and I loved it! Franny and Arthur are brother and sister and there was just something about them and the rest of their ragtag group called the Ordinary that I totally loved. I can’t remember it that vividly, but I feel like they had a great relationship!
You’re going to laugh at me and this makes me realise that I really need to start reading MORE books because I’m going to have to say the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. It’s one of my favourite series and I read it so quickly, I definitely think there was a bit of “time froze” while I was reading this book as I was completely oblivious of the outside world while I was in this fantasy story!
*Whispers* it’s another complicated question to answer. OHHH, I know hehe! I am going to say Heartstopper by Alice Oseman! It’s a graphic novel, but I think it is loved by so many readers and I definitely loved it too, it was so sweet, so lovely, so cute, I loved it and you need to go read it now, please.
I’m going to come across as really miserable (wait for it), but I am going to have to say Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (get it?). Okay, I know I’m not funny! Yeah, this is a really hard, complicated, heavy, emotional, classic book, but I love it, it’s one of my faves and I could happily read it over and over for the rest of my life, so I would happily be marooned with it.
I have heard so much about The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow and so many amazing friends have absolutely adored this book and raved about it, so I am hoping that I’m really going to love it too! Stay tuned for another post this week, I’ll be reading this book in September and I can’t wait to tell you what I’m reading it for!
I have waited for Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas for MONTHS, MONTHS I TELL YOU!! I won a giveaway quite a few months back and I chose this book as the release the person got for me. As it was pushed back due to COVID-19, I am still waiting on my copy, but you can bet that I will tear through it when it gets to me.
Hummmm… when I see this prompt, so many books pop into my head, because if you didn’t know, I have an amazing bunch of people who regularly recommend amazing books to me, so again, this is a struggle. I will say The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. We read this book in June for the Middle Grade Marvels Book Club that I co-host with Noly and Holly on Twitter, and it was recommended or should I say nominated so many times, and I ended up really enjoying it, I need to get the sequel soon!
Oh gosh, I’m one of these boring people who rarely find books funny, and I can’t for the life of me think of a book that has made me laugh, so I am going to cheat and say Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. I started this book last year and life got crazy so I haven’t finished it yet, but I recall laughing quite a few times and that’s probably a record for me as I am just not the type of person to laugh… at anything I read or watch… oops.
Gah, I always have the same answers for this question, so please forgive me if you have already heard it, but I am going to say The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I haven’t read it since I was a teenager, but I loved it back then and I’ve raved about it for ages, so I might need to get it out and do a reread!
I immediately thought of Thorn by Intisar Khanani, and if you are curious to know my thoughts, my review went up just yesterday, and you can read it here. This book was good, like really good and books that are really good often stress me out because I worry so much about how the ending is going to turn out. I liked the ending, which is a relief, but I was in the kind of mood where I was loving it so much I wanted to race through, but I also didn’t want it to end.
I’m not sure that a lot of people hate this book, but I have read such varying opinions of We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, although I really love it. I think I’ve read it about 3 or 4 times now, and every time, this book gives me more. I read it ages ago, the last time was in my first year of undergrad, so nearly 3 years ago, and I still love it, but I know some people really don’t, and that’s okay, more copies for me, ehe!
Yikes, this sounds really violent aha. Another prompt that took me such a long time to find a book for, but I settled on The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe, if you like this book, close what you’re reading and run away, please forgive, but this book was SO BAD. I hated it, I hardly ever read books that I end up hating, but this one was absolutely atrocious, so boring, so ARGH. Bad. Bad. Bad. I read it for university and I literally want to get a petition going for schools and universities to stop making people read 200+-year-old books because most of the time they are just so bad, and it’s not a joke to force that on people and have them judged on it. Yes, I wanted to punch this book and I promptly unhauled it when I was done with it.
These questions are so hard, but I’m going to make a list like Sarah has because it’s just too complicated otherwise to just pick one book and one couple.
- Feyre and Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas
- Bas and Simon from Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
- Kallias and Alessandra from The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
- Marguerite and Paul from the Firebird series by Claudia Gray
- Claire and Jamie from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- Matthew and Diana from the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
- Nick and Charlie from the Heartstopper graphic novels by Alice Oseman
And anyone else who wants to do this tag! Don’t forget to tag me so I can read all your answers! As usual, if you’re not a fan of tags, there is no obligation to do it!
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this tag, it was so fun answering the prompts and trying to find suitable books! See you soon, stay safe,