We have been blessed with 20 wonderful years of Harry Potter greatness, so it seemed fitting that today should be the day that I post a Harry Potter themed book tag! This tag was originally created by TurtleSymphany (according to other blog posts, however I could not find the original post), I found this post over at PageTurner212’s blog, so go check it out!
So without further ado…
- Expecto Patronum! – A childhood book that is connected to good memories.
For this question I chose The Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister. I actually really struggled to pick just one childhood book, but this book definitely holds very fond memories, sitting in the kids room at my nan’s house watching the light reflect off all the fins.
- Expelliarmus! – A book that took you by surprise.
(Picture found: “Expelliarmus Cutie” by Whisperwings, on Deviantart)The book that has taken me by surprise the most recently was most definitely Illuminae, book 1 in the Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This book was so wonderful, I went into it completely unaware of how much I would enjoy it. It was something completely out of my comfort zone and not something I would have chosen on my own. But boy I am glad that I did, because it was a pleasant surprise.
- Prior Incantato! – The book you last read.
(Picture found: https://pageturner212.wordpress.com/2016/10/27/the-harry-potter-spells-tag/)The last book I read was none other than The Upside of Unrequited, by Becky Albertalli. OMG! This book was so good! It made it to the top of my 2017 favourites list before I’d even finished. I cannot reccomend this book enough!
- Alohomora! – A book that introduced you to a new genre.
I struggled to think of a book I’d read that I knew had definitely introduced me to a new genre. After some careful thought, and bookshelf browsing I finally came to stop on Where Is Daniel?, a powerful story about the Morcombe family and the days, months, and years following the disappearance of their son Daniel. Written by both Bruce and Denise Morcombe, and co-authored by Lindsay Simpson. This book isn’t itself a mystery thriller, rather a true crime/memoir, however after reading this, I jumped straight into the mystery thriller genre for the first time, and haven’t looked back.
- Riddikulus! – A funny book.
I find humour in most of the books I read, so this was a hard one to pick. I ended up going with The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo, by Amy Schumer. Despite not originally being a fan of Amy’s stand up at all, this book had me giggling throughout, I even ended up needing tissues the laughter was so intense at one stage.
- Sonorus! – A book that everyone should read.
What would a Harry Potter tag be without a Harry Potter recommendation?! For this question I would pick ANY of the Harry Potter books! They are all amazing. J.K. Rowling is a queen at writing, and her wizarding world has been in the dreams of millions, book-land and of course movie-land wouldn’t be the wonderful thing it is today without this mischievous trio and their wacky adventures.
- Obliviate! – A book you would like to have forgotten.
I could not for the life of me, think of a book that I wish I had forgotten, I’ve never truely read a book that I disliked, so I’ve never really had the opportunity to want to forget a book.
- Imperio! – A book you had to read for school.
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
- Crucio! – A book that was painful to read.
I chose One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey. This book was fantastic, and so interesting. But wow, it was so much, at times it felt like I was physically chewing through the pages… not really, but you get what I mean. It was just so full of description and explanation that I struggled in parts to get through it, however I managed to push through, and it ended up making it on to my 2017 favourites list.
- Avada Kedavra! – A book that could kill.
I chose Zodiac, by Sam Wilson. Not because it could kill, but because of the amount of killing within it! Boy that book was packed full of murder, it was quite a read!
That brings us to the end of this fantastic tag! Once again, I will not tag anyone specifically, but if you happen to have your own video or blog including this tag, please feel free to send it to me, I would love to check them out!
Here’s to the Harry Potter world, all the wonderful years it has given us, and to all the years to come!