Aentee over at Read at Midnight created this awesome book tag known as the Pokemon Go Book Tag. I love Pokemon, well at least the Nitendo games and the TV shows, so I figured why not participate. As a disclaimer, I must say that all graphics belong to their owners and not me.
Junie B. Jones by Barabra Park is defintely one of the books that started my love for reading. They are the first chapter books I remember reading and getting addicted to.
Ah, Pikachu. He’s like the classic pokemon everyone knows. The same can be said for Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. It truly is a classic sereis that will never get old.
I sadly, I have to say the series equailvent to Zubat, who I seriously cannot avoid, is the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I’m sorry but as pretty as the covers are, the more I hear about it, the more I feel like it’s not a series for me.
I feel like a lot of books I read these days follow a similar formula or contain the same archetypes. One of them is Magnolia by Kristi Cook. It’s a really fluffy read with a really cute romance but the basic plot (and romance) is one I’ve read thousands of times. I still love this book, though!
Given how I actually own Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, I really have no excuse why I haven’t read it yet. My copy is signed by both authors too! But the book is so big and the fact that there are going to be at least three books in the series makes reading it seem kind of daunting. And no, I do not belong in Dauntless. Go Amity!
Speaking of large books, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is another massive one. This one kept me up late at night. I needed to finish it. Fortuately, I was able to prevent myself from pulling an all nighter and finsihed it later. I was at Disney World, okay? Reading can be put on hold for Mickey’s sake right?
Hands down Adam and Mia from If I Stay by Gayle Forman. They really are my OTP, even after all these years. These two defintely belong together and any time they’re unwillingly apart breaks my heart.
In my experience, I’ve found that thrillers (and mysteries) tend to be more fast paced than any other genre (except maybe high fantasy at times). So I have to say The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one of my favorite faster paced reads.
Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan. Does this really need an explaination? There are so many more stories and characters in the Greek/Roman mythology world. And I mean, Rick Riordan is currently publishing the second spin-off (the third series in the PJO world), so I can’t be the only one who feels this way.
I’ve never heard of The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken when it was the free book of the week in iBooks and the NOOK Store. It was a YA book and free so I decided, why not and got it. Boy, am I glad I did. To this day, two years later, The Darkest Minds remains one of my favorite books and series of all time.
I’ve heard so many good things about The Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo. I don’t know if it’s overhyped because I haven’t read it yet, but it certainly is one of those books that everyone wants me to read.
Okay so I cheated a bit for this one. This edition of the Gallahger Girls by Ally Carter is not a collector’s edition, but the 10th Aniversity edition. And while I actaully prefer the old covers more, this edition of the series contains extra content so I really want to get my hands on it.
I’m really excited for the publication of Iron Cast by Destiny Soria. I’ve already had the good fortune to read it (thank you NetGalley and ABRAMS Kids!) and so far, it is one of my favorite books of the year. I can’t wait for you all to read it too.
Er, please don’t tel my wallet this but I absolutely love the work of Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Alexandra Bracken, Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Cynthia Hand, and Rick Riordan, among others. Many, many others.
At this point, I truely believe that I’ll never get to read Strange Fate by L.J. Smith. I’ve been waiting for this book for nine years now. And some fans have been waiting much longer, since the latest book in the Nigh World series, Witchlight, was published the year I was born, in 1998, 18 years ago. This is a confirmed sequel too. With a Goodreads page and cover. Sigh.