So, I have been reading a lot lately so have been posting a lot of book reviews but…. I love a good book tag, and I love Harry Potter, so a Harry Potter book tag seemed perfect!
I found this tag on Becoming Bookish but if you read that, it has been around blogs and BookTube a bit.
1. Expecto Patronum
A childhood book connected to good memories
I just loved this book when I was little, I don’t really know why but I remember reading it multiple times a day. It is aimed at very little kids so I’m not sure it really counts for this but it is the only book I can think of and see myself reading as a kid. I can name others I read repeatedly but can’t visualise actually doing it. My brother bought me a copy of this a few years ago, it’s on my bookshelf now, next to my medical school textbooks!
A book that took you by surprise
This was a bit of a hard one but the ending of this took me by surprise. I read it before I was really into reviewing though and now that I review regularly, I feel like I try and figure things out more as I read. So maybe if I read this later I wouldn’t have been so surprised by the ending.
3. Prior Incantato
The last book you read
This is an easy one. If you have been reading my reviews, you know exactly what I have been reading as I have been reviewing everything! Check out the review for this.
A book that introduced you to a genre you had not considered before
So, although I don’t love The Book Thief as much as everyone else seems to, it did introduce me to the idea of historical fiction, which I love.
A funny book you’ve read
I haven’t really read anything desperately funny, this has a few funny bits though I guess.
A book you think everybody should know about
So, I couldn’t just include one book for this! These are probably my favourite books ever and I think everyone should read them! They are all very touching. The first three I read a few years ago, but I read A Prayer for Owen Meany this year and even reviewed it!
A book or spoiler you would like to forget having read
I love Harry Potter, obviously, but it would be great to have not read them (or seen the movies) so I could experience them again for the first time.
A book you had to read for school
So, as I have mentioned a few times on this blog I had a very disjointed education because I moved around so much. Other than Shakespeare and poetry this is the only book I remember being made to read for school. I hated it.
A book that was painful to read
Another recent one for this! Again I have reviewed it so you can see why it was so painful, mostly it was the Spanish and footnotes. Looking back over my Goodreads there are quite a few books that I could use for this question but I don’t want the whole post to be this one negative point!
10. Avada Kedavra
A book that could kill (interpret as you will)
I wasn’t really sure how to interpret this. I know a lot of people say they love this book but I actually think it is potentially incredibly dangerous. I think it romanticises suicide and suggests it’s ok to blame other people for it for the most minor things, and in a way that would be completely life destroying for most people.
So that’s it, another tag down! Let me know if any of you decide to do it, or if you have heard of any other good ones you think I should do!