The first post of 2018: a bookish Harry Potter tag! I used to be a big fan. My Tumblr blog was entirely dedicated to HP art and I read the book series at least five times. By now it no longer plays such a big role in my life, but I still love the characters and the world. I sometimes still dream about studying at Hogwarts…
A book you found the theme interesting, but you’d like to rewrite it.
In Numbers by Rachel Ward is Jem able to see the date when people are going to die. This sounded like an interesting fantasy book, but it felt more like a contemporary novel. It was a pity that Jem’s ability wasn’t an important part of the story.
The first book in a series that got you hooked.
After reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I became a huge fan of Laini Taylor! By now I read six books written by her. She is one of the few writers from who I instantly buy the new book.
A book you wish you had right now.
Without doubt Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff!
A killer book. Both senses. Take it as you like.
I don’t read a lot of thrillers and mysteries, but I really liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist, is asked to investigate a disappearance of a member of a wealthy Swedish family. He is assissted by Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant hacker.
A book you found really confusing.
Due to all the infodump, Cold Magic by Kate Elliott was fairly confusing. It took a loooong time before something actually happened.
Your spirit animal book.
Probably The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. Being able to become a character in the book I read is everything I want as a bookworm.
A dark twisted book.
The Penryn & the End of Days trilogy by Susan Ee was pretty dark: warrior angels descended to earth and don’t mind killing humans. There are also other dark creatures like evil scorpions that used to be humans.
A book that surpised you in a great way, reveals to be more than it is.
My mother recommended The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen to me. It is a Dutch book about an 83 1/4 years old man living in a care home in Amsterdam. That may sound boring, but it actually is an endearing and funny book.
Feel free to do this tag if you like it!