At the beginning of October, I was tagged by the great man at The Green Onion Blog! Thank you so much for the nomination!
I love his posts – They’re so nerdy, and geeky, and awesome! Please check him out!
Here’s the link to the original post:
Here we go!
Abandoned House – A book you once abandoned but then gave another chance and ended up enjoying
The Vacationers by Emma Straub.
This was relatively recent. My “Aunt” Lucy let me borrow this book in 2015, but I could not settle down and get it into it, which bothered me. But, I decided to set it aside, and I’m glad I did. I picked it up again earlier this year, and now Straub is one of my favorite writers. I can’t wait to read more from her.
Vintage Photographs – A book you would have loved to have seen illustrations in
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.
This was the first true book review that I ever wrote. It’s one of those stories that immerses you in the time period. In this case, it’s the 1920s and it’s the novelization of Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley.
As I was reading, I was imagining Paris, the Alps, and other fascinating scenes. The words were very vivid, but I found myself wanting a few illustrations here and there.
Loop – A series you wouldn’t mind reading on loop; Back to back to back
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
Hands down. I know certain people have given it flack, but I have a few friends who I know will agree with me. I own the entire series, and most recently, I read The Cursed Child in August.
Peculiar Children – A character’s ability that you desire to have for yourself
Any of Wonder Woman’s powers.
She’s always been an inspiration to me. I haven’t read many comic books, but I have seen the TV adaptations (Lynda Carter was awesome, and still gorgeous to this day), and most recently, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier this year.
Miss Peregrine – Your favorite character that is a leader
Andrew “Ender” Wiggin from Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
I remember dreading this book when I found it had been assigned for my summer reading going into 9th grade. Ugh, science fiction?! Yuck!
Boy, was I wrong. I could put the book down! Ender is transformed into a bonafide leader, and it’s impressive. Because of my love of this book, I eventually want to read the rest of the series.
Jacob – Your favorite story where a regular kid discovers an extraordinary world
Skeeter Phelan from The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
This is one of my favorite books. Plus, I thought the movie adaptation was very well-done, Emma Stone was a good choice to play Skeeter. Although not really a “kid” in the book, Skeeter quickly finds herself immersed in the world of “the help” – The black maids in her Mississippi community in 1963.
If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. Writing about it here makes me want to re-read it soon!
Emma – A fierce and fiery character
Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
Katniss, to me, is the premier definition of fierce and fiery. At least, in terms of modern young adult (YA) literature.
This is by far my favorite recent trilogy. I will be re-reading it shortly, as part of my 2016 Reading Challenge!
Millard – A book that seems to be invisible but needs to be read by more people
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser.
I first stumbled upon this book in the Chesapeake Central Library when I was senior in high school. I was researching F. Scott Fitzgerald at the time for a critical English paper, so I didn’t check it out at that time.
However, I found myself researching it online and became more intrigued. Shortly after graduation, I remembered this book and checked it out. It was a fascinating tale.
Dreiser is a good writer who excelled for his time, at the turn of the 20th century. Writing about this makes me want to read it again!
Olive – A book that you bought that floated to the top of your TBR
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne.
This is the most recent book I bought, and I immediately wanted to start reading it, even before I got out of Barnes & Noble!
Judging that I flew through the edition within 48 hours, it didn’t stay on my TBR for very long!
Hugh – A book that stung and caused a lot of feelings
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I finally read this book, but it hit me hard. No spoilers, but it reaffirmed how precious life is and how anyone in your life can be taken away in an instant.
Enoch – (NO SPOILERS) A book character that you would bring back to life
Cedric Diggory from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
I won’t spoil anything, but I’ll bet you dollars to donuts that most of you know what I’m talking about here.
I cried buckets of tears.
Bronwyn – A physically strong character
Hollowgasts – A book you read that felt like an experiment gone wrong
I really, really wanted to like this one. I loved Divergent and Insurgent, but as I mentioned in my book review of the trilogy, I couldn’t wrap my head around the back-and-forth of the different perspectives.
This was such a fun tag! It took me a long time to get this published – I wanted to publish it right after I was tagged, but life got in the way. It’s hard to believe 15 days went by between posts!
What do you think? I’d love to hear your responses!
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂