Today I’m going to do the Harry Potter tag! This (and the graphics) was created by bookidote! There is only one rule: you can’t use any of the Harry Potter books in your answers! Anyone who knows me, knows this is going to be a challenge for me 😀
A book you found the theme interesting, but you’d like to rewrite it.
I absolutely loved the idea of The rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. The characters we read about are, surprisingly, not the chosen-ones. Unfortunately, it read like a contemporary and I would have liked this more if this were actually set in a fantasy universe. Instead, it was about teens in high school.
The characters are very diverse, and I really appreciate that. But, my expectations were completely different than what I got, I ultimately felt disappointed.
The first book in a series that got you hooked.
Six of Crows is the first instalment in a duology and I absolutely loved it! The characters are so diverse and the action was great too. But because I read it when it came out, I almost had to wait a year for the sequel 😮 That’s definitely the downside of buying and reading new releases, because I have to read them again once the sequel comes out.
Anyway, do yourself a favour and read Six of Crows if you haven’t yet! I didn’t love Crooked Kingdom, the sequel, as much as the first instalment, but most people are very satisfied with the ending!
A BOOK YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE RIGHT NOW.
I’m dying to get my hands on the illustrated edition of A Game of Thrones. I planned on getting the series in hardcover anyway, but this is the perfect opportunity. However, it is still very expensive (for a book I basically already own) and I won’t be able to read it anytime soon, since I’m still on A Feast for Crows.
A killer book. Both senses. Take it as you like.
Obviously, the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. You could literally kill someone with those books, they could take insanely long to read and so many characters die!
A book that you found really confusing.
I really enjoyed reading Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. But because I never read science-fiction, I didn’t understand everything. Still, I would recommend it to everyone!
Your spirit animal book.
A little FYI on the side: spirit animal is cultural appropriation. Therefore, I don’t feel comfortable using that term, so I won’t use it.
The book that probably represents best who I am is We Should All be Feminists. The book didn’t change my life, I already was a feminist, but it was a huge confirmation of everything I stand and fight for and I wish everyone would read it (with an open mind).
A dark twisted book.
Obviously, I have to go with Gillian Flynn. I’m a fan of mysteries, although her books are probably the only ones I have read in that genre so far. I’ve read The Grown-up, Sharp Objects and Dark Spaces by her and I liked those (though did not rate them five stars). However, I absolutely love Gone Girl. I’ve seen the film multiple times now and would love to read the book, if only I didn’t know by heart how the story goes already.
A book that surprised you in a great way, reveals to be more than it is.
The Song of Achilles didn’t surprise me because it exceeded my expectations (I expected to love it, and I did), but I didn’t expect Achilles and Patroclus would really be a couple in the book. I knew many people shipped them, but didn’t realise they were actually canon. And that pleasantly surprised me!
written on October 9, 2016