This book tag has been around for ages. You’ve probably read a lot of them already. But being fashionably late to a party is what the cool people do, so we’re doing this book tag today. Better late than never, right? Besides, we love Pokémon Go and books, so this tag still fits like a glove. If you know of any other cool book tags (or film tags, or game tags for that matter) we should do, please let us know! All kudos for inventing this tag go to Read at Midnight. And now, without any further ado, here is my take on the Pokémon Go Book Tag.
I’ve been an avid reader my entire life but (like so many of us) started disliking reading when I was forced to read certain books in high school. So let’s take it from there. The books that got me to read and love reading again, were The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. After that, I read a lot of high fantasy (Robert Jordan, Terry Goodkind, Tad Williams) and I never stopped reading again. Nowadays, I mostly read contemporary, contemporary fantasy and low fantasy.
As it got me reading again, this would have to be The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Although I never reread it because it’s just so epic and huge and I need my time reading new books. And I just have to mention Harry Potter here. It’s not a classic in the sense that it’s old, but it’s a classic in my eyes nevertheless. These books I can and always will reread. So much love for J.K. Rowling.
I don’t tend to like hyped books. I’ll mostly pass on those. So that’s why I never read The Lunar Chronicles, the Divergent series or the Sarah J. Maas books. These are, in my eyes, overhyped and I lost interest because of it. I also lost interest in the hyped author John Green and haven’t yet picked up Turtles all the Way Down.
Rick Riordan’s books are all pretty much set-up the same way. There’s a ragtag group of heroes, something of a prophecy/riddle/oracle and a quest following that. There’s a mysterious bad guy and there’s unexpected help but also betrayal underway. And yet still, Rick Riordan is an auto-buy author for me. I love his books to bits, I love his writing style and I love the way he incorporated mythology into the present day.
As said, I’ve read Tolkien, Jordan, Goodkind and Williams and these dudes wrote some huuuuuuuge books and series. So that’s not something that’ll faze me. If there’s a series I still want to read but haven’t started yet because there are so many books, it’s got to be The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. I really want to read it someday, but can’t get myself to start.
I’m not much of a night reader; I really really really need my sleep. And I don’t often dream about books while I’m reading them or just after finishing them. (I do dream about rpg’s like Skyrim or The Witcher when I’m playing those, crazy enough). So I never really lost sleep because of a book. And horrorbooks don’t quite do it for me, so those don’t keep me up either. I guess I don’t have an answer for you Gengar.
Tough one! I love shipping all the ships. The first couple that comes to mind are Simon and Baz from Carry On. I desperately wanted these two together. It also helped that Carry On was just such an amazing book. I also ship Jesper and Wylan from The Crows duology. From those two books, I also love Kaz and Inej. Obviously I also have to mention Ron and Hermione because anyone claiming she belongs with Harry is crazy. Oh, and Percy & Annabeth, Magnus & Alex, Will & Nico, Leo & Calypso from Rick Riordan’s books. That man writes some epic pairings.
I’m not a super fast reader, and since I had my son my reading pace got even slower. I remember though when the new Harry Potters came out (I had to wait for book 4 and on), running to the bookstore in the morning and finishing those books within a day (in fear of spoilers). I also read Rick Riordan and Rainbow Rowell really fast because I just need to know how their books end. Other than that, it can take me from a couple of days to even a couple of weeks to finish a book.
I seriously need more Crows books by Leigh Bardugo in my life. Two is not enough. If she ever decides to write more on Kaz and his gang, I will buy and read them the same day. No surprise here that I’m mentioning Rick Riordan again. And if Neil Gaiman ever decides to write a sequel/series/spin-off I will buy the shit out of that. I do think Harry Potter has been milked enough though.
I’m looking forward to Everless from Sara Holland which comes out early in 2018, and The Dangerous Art of Blending in by Angelo Surmelis with a publication date an the end of January 2018.
Neil Gaiman, Rainbow Rowell and Rick Riordan are the only three authors I will instantly buy a new book from, no questions asked and no blurbs read. I love these three.
Ah, this is the reversed question to the Zubat one. Well, I’m still wondering if I should read the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. And I probably will read the Tahereh Mafi Shatter Me books one day. I can’t come up with any other series. And once it’s out in paperback, I’ll probably read the new Dan Brown because that’s a quick and easy read.
There’s only one correct answer to this one, and everyone giving another answer is dead wrong. I’m looking at you here, George R.R. Martin. Please finish Winds of Winter and after that, the entire Song of Ice and Fire series. Pretty please with a cherry on top.
I truly didn’t expect to be so overwhelmed by Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. I honestly thought these were more of the same, but I guess you sometimes can really trust Goodreads scores. Another surprise for me was All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. This was so well written and had such lovely characters. I hope I will read more surprisingly awesome books soon.
The Folio Society has some of the most breathtaking books out there. I currently (and sadly) own NONE but I hope I can add some of these to my bookcase in the future. Santa, if you’re reading this, please pick me up the Folio Society edition of American Gods.
That’s all folks! I had a fun time doing the Pokémon Go Book Tag so who knows, there might be more (book) tags in the future. You can always tag us in cool stuff like this or send us a link. Oh, and if you read this: consider yourself TAGGED for the Pokemon Go book tag. You’re welcome.