Monday, August 10, 2015

The Avenger's Book Tag

I'm so excited to be partaking in this ultra-rad book tag. Natalie Patalie tagged me at her blog to participate in a challenge: sort books into Avengers' characters. Challenge accepted! Please forgive me that I did not make the answers solely Harry Potter based but it is included on the list! I hope you enjoy and I tag anyone who would like to continue on in this awesome idea.

Iron Man - a book that made you laugh out loud: 
Should You Be Laughing at This? Probably not, and what a way to start off a book tag. This was a book I picked up last year while participating in the Harry Potter Alliance Apparating Library at LeakyCon. It's filled with stick figure comics and drawings that are extremely inappropriate, hence the image below (which does not make me laugh). But of the doodles are completely offensive and some are kinda f-u-n-n-y.

Captain America - a book that sends a positive message:
A total contrast from my first pick, right? Harry Potter had to be included on here somewhere. Though it could easily fit below in Thor's prompt, one of the strongest influences from the series are the lessons I remember taught and learned from the characters.

Thor - a book with a characters strength you admire:  I'm not sure if Cath's passion for writing and fandom is considered a strength, but her struggle to accept individuality is certainly relatable. When college isn't what she expects or predicts, she finds ways to make it through opening up to others and continuing on her path. For me, her enthusiastic fangirling and finding a place of community in the Simon Snow series makes her "strong".

Black Widow - a book with a kick-ass female protagonist: Not everyone agrees with how this trilogy ended. Though my stance remains firmly in the middle of ambivalence to Veronica Roth's series, I absolutely love Tris.

Hulk-  a book that made you incredibly angry:
Coming off of the reading high that was Catching Fire (the second book in Suzanne Collins' trilogy), Mockingjay was a disappointment. The culmination of Katniss' fight against the Capitol was wrought with boredom. It was such a rushed, unsatisfying ending. Boo.

Hawkeye - an underrated book you think more people should pay attention to: Fairytales have always been retold throughout history. Most recently the genre is undergoing a major overhaul through Young Adult. If you enjoy a series that makes you feel like the author knows everything about the worldbuilding, complex characters, and unique worlds, The Lunar Chronicles is so much fun.

{BONUS} Loki - a book with a twist or surprise that tricked you: As always by Nicholas Sparks, The Choice is about a main character who has to make a life-altering decision involving the life of his life that will alter love, hope, and romance forever. *dramatic music* His premises are always similar but I did not see the twist coming for why the main character is put into a really compromising position.


  1. I love ALL of this! Should You Be Laughing At This sounds like something I need to find. I'm suddenly reminded of those Suicide Bunny comics. I've had my eye on Fangirl for awhile but I'm always hesitant about reading YA books (not usually my thing). The premise sounds so cute though <3 Totally agree with you on Mockingjay! The first two books were fast paced and exciting, but Mockingjay was sooo boring. Bummer that was how it had to end!

    1. Thank you Natalie! I loved filling this out. Should You Be Laughing is a great little read; sometimes inappropriate but also fun. I haven't heard for the Suicide Bunny comics so I'll have to check those out! Fangirl is very sweet and a lovely read. So happy to read I'm not the only one who was disappointed by Mockingjay. The ending felt so rushed and confusing compared to the others.


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