Hocus Pocus Book Tag

I was so excited when I saw this tag going around because I adore Hocus Pocus! I have to watch it every October! Thankfully Katie @ Never Not Reading  and Lair of Books tagged me! Some of these questions were actually challenging! I am not going to tag anyone because I have seen a lot of people post this lately, but if you have not been tagged and love Hocus Pocus I would love to see your answers!


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Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa

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I have talked about this trilogy a lot lately but it so appropriate for this time of year, and it truly is my favourite trilogy.  It is rare for me to enjoy all of the books in a trilogy, but this series as well as To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han are the two exceptions.  If you are looking for a unique take of vampires then please pick up this series!

Harry Potter- Dolores Umbridge

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This is definitely not a unique answer, but Umbridge is pure evil in my mind.  I do not think I have ever read about a villain that made my blood boil more! I would take Voldermort over Umbridge a hundred times over!

Captain Underpants by Fav Pilkey

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My brother used to read these books when he was a kid, and he is not a big reader.  It always brings a smile to my face when I see a copy in a bookstore. I guess there is something about a guy in a diaper wearing a cape that appeals to children!

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

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I was almost tempted to say Captain Underpants again! This was a hard question for me because I do not read a lot of silly or funny books.  I prefer books that make me cry over books that make me laugh! Saying that, I have read a few celebrity memoirs that have some pretty hysterical moments.  Amy Poehler is a hilarious comedian so you can expect nothing less from her book!

City of Bones by Cassandra Claire

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Do not hate me for this but I just do not get what other people see in this series! I could not connect with it and I had to force myself to finish it. I feel like there is so much potential there but it just did not live up to it.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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This book is so fantastic and relevant to the world today.  I have said this before, but I believe it is a book that everyone should read.  I can not wait to see the movie, and I hope that it does the book justice so that nonreaders will be exposed to its message.

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

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This series is much like the show- it has gone on way too long! There are 16 books in this series! I can hardly commit to reading 4 books in a series let alone 16!

Twilight- Bella

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I own the fact that I enjoyed reading Twilight but that does not mean that I do not see how dumb Bella is! She makes so many stupid decisions that just make me wants to pull my hair out!

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

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I could not think of a series I would want to resurrect, because there are few series that I have completed! I have mentioned this before, but I would love a sequel to I’ll Give You the Sun. Wouldn’t it be great to see what Noah and Jude are up to?!

All of Nicholas Sparks Books

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Okay I know his books are not the best books in the history of the world, but I do enjoy them for what they are- especially his earlier ones! Surprisingly, my least favourite book of his is The Notebook, but I have really liked and devoured all the rest of his books! I actually think I have read them all…

The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel

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This was a tricky question for me but I think that this series definitely is unique and I have never and probably will never read a series quite like it! It is definitely a different take on SciFi and aliens!

I have got nothing for this! I do not think I have ever read a book with a cameo appearance in it! I do not want to leave this question unanswered so instead I wanted to share this Mental Floss article with you which talks about authors who had cameos in the movie that was made of their book! For example, Stephenie Meyer appears in Twilight, and Sara Gruen is in Water for Elephants!


Only 5 more days until Halloween! What are you plans/what are you dressing up as? I would love to know!


26 thoughts on “Hocus Pocus Book Tag

  1. Oooh, I’ve seen this tag going around a lot as well! Would it be all right if I did it with my mom and said that you tagged us? This looks so fun, and it seems like it’d be perfect for Halloween. 😊

  2. Awesome answers! I really enjoyed reading them & added The Immortal Rules to my Goodreads TBR. Dolores is really evil even more so than old Voldie lol. PLL is THE series that would never die can’t believe I didn’t think of this one. I put my foot down and refused to watch the last season simply because I was tired of being led along like a mouse after cheese on a string smh LOL! Bella is COMPLETELY dumb she even had the facial expressions to go with it haha!

      1. Will def have to return & chat it up about The Immortals Rules when I get around to reading it & i wish I hadn’t dedicated as much time as I did to PLL *sighhhhh* lol!

  3. Oh my yessssss THUG just told everyone how it as and it was so candid and raw and I absolutely adored it!! I agree, UMBRIDGE was such a fabulously evil woman and I hate her!!!! Ah yessss Bella. .. gah where is her personality?? AKHFB She’s just. . . I DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO SAY IT. I’m having a “Bella” moment because my brain isn’t working aha. Great post 🙂

  4. I will say that the Mortal Instruments do get better. Cassandra Clare’s writing and storytelling have definitely improved, though I understand that City of Bones is not the greatest book out there.

    And Nicholas Sparks is definitely a guilty pleasure read for me. Yes, I can pretty much predict what will happen with each of the stories, but I still really enjoy reading them.

    1. I feel like I am missing out on something not having read more of her books so I haven’t written them off completely. Maybe someday! I would like to try TID!

      I don’t know what it is about Nicholas Sparks. I can just devour his books!

  5. No, no, no we can’t be friend anymore if you did not like Cassie Clare’s books! But..wait! You loved The hate U Give? Mmmm ok maybe we can stay buddies LOL
    I loved your answers great tag Kristin ;-))

  6. Yay! Thanks for participating! I completely agree with you about The Mortal Instruments, and I just can’t understand why people are STILL buying her books. I have to disagree with you about Nicholas Sparks, though. I’ve read two of his books and found them both dull.

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