While pursuing WordPress late at night I stumbled across a sensation taking over the globe. No, it’s not Pokemon Go, it’s the Pokemon Go Book tag created by Read at Midnight. This tag combines people’s love for reading with their love for catching the original 150 Pokemon, made famous once again in 2016. Interested to see if I can ‘catch em’ all’? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.
This is an easy one for me, as well as pretty much any child that grew up in the 90’s. The Harry Potter series gave me a lot growing up, while also teaching me immense patience for waiting for the next book in a series to be released.
Again, another easy one. My favourite classic of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I first read this in fourth or fifth grade and have continued to re-read it every year since my first introduction to it.
I’m positive I am going to eat my words for this but I have no interest in reading the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Don’t get me wrong, I love her ACOTAR series, but I found that one on a whim and have grown to love it rather than having it shoved down my throat.
Salt to the Sea to Anna and the Swallow Man to City of Thieves, give me a good WWII story and I will gobble it up gleefully.
I purchased Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel last year after Christmas, but the more I stare at it on my TBR shelf, the more it gives me anxiety. I mean buy two copies and you have five-pound weights right there.
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman recently kept me up until 3:00am because I couldn’t put it down without knowing what was going to happen to Tom and Isabel. Considering I love sleep more than anything M.L. Stedman truly has a gift.
I’m not usually one to sing the praises of a book couple, mostly because no matter what you choose the internet is a place that will always tell you you’re wrong, but I am partial to Feyre and Rhysand from ACOMAF by Sarah J. Maas.
The Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab is absolutely a fire-hot, fast-paced read that will leave you lost while you wait for the February 2017 release date of the third book, A Conjuring of Light.
Can I just be like every other person on the planet and just say the Harry Potter series. I mean, come on J.K. Rowling, nobody would really blame you if you wrote more adventures for Harry and friends.
I am always apprehensive of picking anything up from the fantasy genre, given that those books are always a million pages long, but I really enjoy The Queen of the Tearling series by Erika Johansen. I’m just hoping that The Fate of the Tearling, the third novel being published on November 29th of this year, changes its cover to match the previous two instalments.
I’m going to say the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs only because I’ve already read the first book and that makes me feel a little better. I am really bad at finishing series FYI.
I would probably fall into a pool of my own tears if I ever got the chance to own the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Deluxe Illustrated Edition. It’s so pretty, but that £150.00 price tag kills me a little inside.
Though I’ve already read it, Emma Cline’s The Girls was a debut novel that was very hyped but lived up to it.
This could also count as my guilty pleasure buy, if the tag had it, but anything by Jenny Han. I absolutely loved her Summer trilogy, and thought it took me a while to buy her To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before duology, it rekindled a love for her writing. I’ll definitely be picking up her Burn for Burn series and the next book in the To All the Boys series very soon.
I have been really looking forward to the release of Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer because it has been 11 years since he’s published anything new. He’s just such a quirky writer that it’s no wonder I’ve been eagerly anticipating a new release for all these years.
Well that’s all she wrote, literally, that’s the tag Read At Midnight created. Hopefully something else like this comes out down the road so that I can write something else this fun! I wasn’t tagged by anyone so if you read this and want to do it, I tag you Pikachu!