I’ve seen this tag many times on booktube, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never done it (and, of course, I wasn’t tagged for it 😛 ). Maaaaybe on tumblr, ages ago? It seems familiar, but that might just be because pretty much every booktuber I watched in the early days of booktube did this tag at some point haha.
Anyway… I’ve been binge watching Book Roast’s videos lately, and she did this tag a while back, and I thought it sounded like fun. I couldn’t find the creator, so if you know, please tell me in the comments!
1. Expecto Patronum: A childhood book connected to good memories
This one is hard because I don’t have a lot of happy childhood memories, and most of the ones I do have involve Harry Potter (which I think you’re supposed to avoid using as an answer for these). Possibly the Goosebumps books, though.
2. Expelliarmus: A book that took you by surprise
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. We read it in my college AmLit class, I think, and I was dreading it. I like classics, in general, but I’d tried to read it before then and couldn’t get into it. After I got about halfway through, though, I ended up really enjoying it.
3. Prior Incantato: The last book you read.
Okay, I have to use HP for this one, because the last book I finished was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Before my HP re-read, it was A Christmas Carol (for the 15th-ish time).
4. Alohamora: A book that introduced you to a genre you had not considered before
Maybe The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares for contemporary? I was always more into fantasy and horror as a kid, but I started this series when it came out and loved it. (I still don’t reach for contemporary often, though.)
5. Riddikulus: A funny book you’ve read.
I’ve read quite a few, but to go with one I don’t see talked about a lot, Pop Sonnets by Erik Didriksen.
6. Sonorus: A book you think everybody should know about.
*cricket sounds* I’m just going to go with a book I’ve tried to get everyone to read: If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio.
7. Obliviate: A book or spoiler you would like to forget having read.
Claiming Sleeping Beauty A.N. Roquelaure (aka Anne Rice) oh my freaking gods. I wish I could forget this book even existed. I hated this even more than 50SoG.
8. Imperio: A book you had to read for school.
We didn’t really have a lot of assigned reading ( 😦 ), and the few things we did have were really common things pretty much everyone seems to read in school. I remember reading Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther in middle school, though.
9. Crucio: A book that was painful to read.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Even thinking about this book now, more than two years after I read it, I get pangs remembering it.
10. Avada Kedavra: A book that could kill (interpret as you will).
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab, omg. I think this book murdered and resurrected me at least three times.
I’m not going to tag anyone because I’m not sure who cares enough about Harry Potter to want to do this haha. If you do, please consider yourself tagged, and don’t forget to leave a link so I can read your answers 🙂