It is not Halloween until I have watched Hocus Pocus at least three times, so of course when I saw this tag on Classy X Book Reviews, I knew I had to do it! I then realized that I did this tag two years ago, but I thought it would be fun to see how my answers have changed.
There are no rules. It’s YOUR blog. But it would be nice if you linked back to Never Not Reading (tag creator), and maybe the person who tagged you too. Share the love folks.
Feel free to use the GIFs used by Never Not Reading, the graphics made by Flavia the Bibliophile if you would like, both, or make and use your own visuals!
The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel
No surprises here! I am ashamed to admit that I have not completed many trilogies between now and 2017, but I am confident that even if I had, The Themis Files would remain my favourite. As you know, I adore everything about this series and think everyone should give it a chance.
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
I can not say too much about this villain without spoiling the novel, so I will just say that she is pure evil, and we only got a small peek of her characters in the first book. I think her motivations and actions are going to be explored much more in the sequel- I can not wait!
The Trials of Morrigan Crow Jessica Townsend
I actually haven’t started this series, but I have heard that it is the next Harry Potter! I would love that. I think it would be awesome for the children of this generation to have their own version of Harry Potter to fall in love with. I am hoping to pick this one up soon!
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
What I love so much about Waiting for Tom Hanks is that it is not meant to be taken too seriously. It has every romance trope that you can think of, and I loved every single second if it. It is just plain fun , cheesy, and adorable. I can not wait for the second book in the series!
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
This is going to be a controversial answer, but I just did not get The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It felt like it was trying too hard to be funny and it didn’t land. That said, humour often doesn’t work for me in novels!
How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones
How We Fight for Our Lives was the last book I finished, and wow was it powerful. I can not remember the last time I have read such a raw and honest memoir. Saeed Jones does not hold back. He shines a bright light on what it is like to be a gay, black man in the South. It is also a beautiful love letter to his single mother.
I have only read three Cassandra Clare novels and I feel as though I am so far behind that there is no point in even trying to catch up! I know she has different series, but they all seem to be connected in some way. And then there are also the novellas- I do not have time for all that!
Anastasia from Fifty Shades
Do I even have to explain this one? Girl, what are you thinking? RUN!
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
I would love a prequel to this novel! I am so curious to know more about how the world got to the point that it did at the start of Never Let Me Go. Why and how was Hailsham created? I need answers!
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
I can understand why so many people hate Allegiant, but I secretly loved it and totally understood the ending- in my mind it totally made sense when you consider the personalities of the characters. I appreciate that Roth wasn’t afraid to go there- it took me by complete surprise!
Lanny by Max Porter
I have never read anything quite like Lanny- it is very experimental and absolutely brilliant! It is a book that has a lot to say, and one that I haven’t stopped thinking about since I read it.
The Wedding Date Series by Jasmine Guillory
One of my favourite things about this series is the fact that even though each of the books could stand alone, there are always cameos of the characters from the other books. It is fun to see how they are all connected and to get a little insight into how every couples is doing!
16 thoughts on “Hocus Pocus Book Tag”
I so agree with you on Cassandra Clare. I do not have the time or money to get involved with all those books. The hype just isn’t worth it for me. :/
Exactly! I think it is one of those things you had to get in to at the very beginning. It is too difficult to catch up at this point!
OMG YES TO CASSANDRA CLARE HOLY SHIT. Like I’m over seeing all of those books and like, can you not create something outside of this world??? My gosh. It’s outdone. I can’t wait to do this tag!
I will be so shocked if she ever publishes something completely different!! Can not wait to read your answers!
What a fantastic tag! Love your answers 😁
Thank you so much!
I just bought Waiting for Tom Hanks for myself for my birthday. I CAN’T WAIT TO READ IT!!! <3 <3 <3 Also I am totally there with you on Hitchhiker's Guide, I just didn't get it and I actually (gasp) like the movie better. I'm not familiar with the Themis Files, but you've got me suuuuper curious. Adding to the list of things to look up later.
Ah I think you will enjoy it! The cover for the second book was just revealed and it’s adorable!
I have never seen the movie! I should try to track it down.
The movie is the BEST.
I always used to watch Hocus Pocus at Halloween but I haven’t seen it for several years now. I still really need to get a copy of Serpent & Dove as it sounds amazing and I was waiting for it to come out. I also really want to read Nevermoor as I heard the same as you so I’m quite curious. Fingers crossed it really is the next HP and we both enjoy it.
I was blown away by Serpent & Dove! I think you will be too.
Nevermoor sounds so magical. I have high hopes that we will both love it!
Hopefully, it sounds so, so good!!
Yes I hope so. I’ve heard a lot of good things and it sounds like such a wonderful story so hopefully we should.
Oh Kristin!! Nevermoor is seriously delightful, and I cannot recommend it enough!! Book 3 is out in February so it’s the perfect time to get into it!!
Oh I didn’t know that! I’m going to have to track down the first two asap!