Hocus Pocus Book Tag
Welcome, welcome. Step right up. It’s Halloween and the one thing that I do at Halloween here in Australia is re-watch Hocus Pocus. It’s one of my favourite movies of all time, and this is a perfect time to watch it again and again and again. Obviously, Hocus Pocus is my favourite Halloween movie, what is yours?
So when I saw the Hocus Pocus book tag created by Katie @ Never Not Reading I knew I had to do my own post. So here it is, the Hocus Pocus Book Tag!
A Great Trilogy: I have a lot of trilogies that I love as I am a series kind of girl. But, one that always sticks out to me is The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. I love these books so much and it’s not just about the world. It’s the time it’s set, the characters, the plot. They all come together, in the Shadowhunter world that I adore and bam! It works so well.
A book with a truly evil female villain: Dolores Umbridge from the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling jumps straight into my mind. She is one horrible, horrible female. I remember reading Order of the Pheniox for the first time, and I could not even comprehend how horrible she was. Now after re-reading it a couple times, it’s finally sunk in, but I still don’t get over some of the things that she has done.
A book that uncannily attracts children: The Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton for sure! I work in a bookstore and the number of times I get asked about this series. My youngest sister adores them and I love how many people of the younger generation it’s got reading. I used to read heaps of Andy Griffiths when I was younger, so seeing kids fall in love with his books now – knocks me in the heart.
A book that is just plain silly: I can’t really think of any recent books, but when I was younger Dr Seuss has to take the mark. They are funny and some totally don’t even make sense, but they are such good reads. I remember when I was younger I would read them over and over again. especially the bigger books like If I Ran a Circus.
A book that is trying really hard to be cool, but doesn’t always succeed: Most YA dystopian books – it has been a world wind of books set in a dystopian world since the high of The Hunger Games. And a lot of recent ones have really fallen flat. They try and reach the capacity of The Hunger Games – but it can never reach it.
A book that isn’t afraid to tell it like it is: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas has to take this one. Angie Thomas doesn’t hide away from the horrors that POC live with today. It’s heartbreaking, raw and gosh it tears your heart to pieces. But it’s real. It’s real and true and tells it like it is. It’s a book that everyone should read, and understand. The Hate U Give explores family, friendship and what is right. I wanted to cry, scream and hurt. Full Review.
A book series that just won’t die: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass. If you have been following me for a while, then you would know that I am not a fan of Sarah J. Mass’ books. Personally, they just rub me the wrong way and I can’t read them. Obvious people do love them and that is totally fine and I really don’t have much to complain about. But hey.
A book with a character that’s dumb as a rock: I am not sure how I feel about this term, but a character that makes dumb decisions would have to be Bella from Twilight. Bella just lets love take over and doesn’t really think before she acts. She does what she thinks is right.
A book or series you wish you could resurrect: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Or anything to do with this world. These characters were my teen years. I adored them, I felt with them and I want to see where they are now. Nevertheless, now I want to see their families, their ups and downs. I just want more.
A book that’s not so bad as people make it out to be: The Selection Series by Kiera Cass. While I don’t love these books, they aren’t the worse things in the world. They are a guilty pleasure read for me, but I need that sometimes. I need something that is fun and a little bit ridiculous.
A book with a mind of its own: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. HOLY. This book was good! If you haven’t had the change to read it yet – try and pick it up on audiobook cause man it was good and takes the book to another level. This book is intense and you have no idea what is going to happen next. I thought I knew – but nope, not a thing. I cannot wait to dig into Waking Gods!
A book with a cameo: Any Katie McGarry books. I love that she intwines all these characters and her stories. But one of my favourites is how she interviewed two different series. I don’t want to say much and spoiler – but gosh did I love it. It was so smart and worked so well.
And that is it for the Hocus Pocus Book Tag! Did you enjoy it? Do you agree with with picks? Let me know in the comments below. And if you want to do the tag, then go ahead and say that I tagged you.