Harry Potter Book Tag


I was tagged into the Harry Potter Book Tag by the lovely Not-so-modern girl, and I thought that it sounded like quite good fun!!  I’ve not to think too much about any of these, and have gone with my first thought.

hp-flagrateA book whose theme you found interesting but would like to re-write:


The Life of Elves by Murial Barbery

I loved The Elegance of the Hedgehog so I was really excited about this novel, but it just didn’t work for me.  The theme was great – two foundlings with unusual talents who don’t know each other, yet will soon be connected by a war that they don’t fully understand.

Whilst I liked the idea, I found this to be too disjointed, and it had some unnecessarily long paragraphs.


hp-alohamoraThe first book in a series that got you hooked:

the-lies-of-locke-lamoraThe Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

There were a couple fo novels that sprang to mind for this one, but I absolutely loved The Lies of Locke Lamora – the first in the Gentleman Bastards series by Scott Lynch.

Not your typical fantasy novels, this is an amazing series about a group of confidence tricksters.


hp-accioA book you wish you could have right now:

waking-godsWaking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

I loved Sleeping Giants, and so I’m absolutely desperate to read the next novel in this series – Waking Gods.  Only 3 more months to wait…




hp-avadaA killer book:

oryx-and-crakeOryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

I wasn’t entirely sure how to interpret this one, but I decided to interpret this as a book that I absolutely loved.  In that case, it has to be Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, which is probably my favourite book.



hp-confundoA book that was really confusing:


This Census-Taker by China Mieville

I’ll be honest, I’ve still got absolutely no idea what this was about.  I don’t know if I was distracted at the time of reading it, but I just didn’t get it.




hp-sectumsempraA dark and twisted book:


Alex by Pierre Lemaitre

This is another category that I thought of a few options for, but Alex by Pierre Lemaitre definitely fits the bill.  I loved how it played with the reader’s sympathies and how everything you thought you knew was turned on it’s head without warning.  A brilliant book.



hp-apareciumA book that surprised you in a great way:


Anatomy of a Soldier by Harry Parker

This turned out to be my (possibly joint) favourite book of 2016.  I didn’t expect this to be anywhere near as enjoyable as it was, and I was surprised and delighted by it.




I’m not going to tag anyone into doing this, but do have a go if you feel like it – I think it’s quite a lot of fun 🙂



  1. I wa excited about the secret lives of elves but it’s getting terrible reviews everywhere. I’ve taken it off my TBR

    1. Yeah… I guess that some people might like it, but wasn’t to my taste at all. Such a shame, because The Elegance of the Hedgehog was so good.

    1. Yes, I know exactly what you mean! I’ve read a few crime books set in Italy recently as well, and their system is also completely different. Interesting though!

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