Spooky Scary Book Tag

I saw this on StarlightBookTales blog and wanted to give it a go! I’m not sure who started this tag but it sure looks fun! I tag anyone who wants to do a Halloween type tag!

1. What goes bump in the night? Name a book that has legitimately scared you while reading it.

I don’t really read scary books so I’ll do my best to answer this! I think the “scariest” book I’ve read in a long while was The Gone World by Ton Sweterlitsch. It was a creepy sci-fi thriller!

2. Jack O’ Lanterns and Classic Costumes: A book you always reach for during Halloween time.

Going real generic and saying Harry Potter. Every year. Without fail. I don’t always make it all the way through though! In fact it’s usually just the first HP. I do plan on making though this year! I’m on book 3 right now!

3. Black Cats and Magic Mirrors: A book you love that is laced with superstition and/or magic.

I really enjoyed The Harp of Kings by Juliette Marillier!

4. Witch’s Brew: Favorite witch character in any book/series.

I’ve got Harry Potter on my mind! I’ll try to be more original though! How about the White Witch, Claire Fraser? Cheating a bit with this one.

5. Ghouls and Ghosts: A book that still haunts you to this day (good or bad).

Anything by Robin Hobb.

6. Haunted Graveyard: You’re all alone in a haunted graveyard, you get ONE book to give you comfort, which is it?

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. OR any of the Lord of the Rings books.

7. The Undead: Favorite supernatural creatures to read about (i.e. vampires, zombies, werewolves, etc).

I think Vampires! Even though as a creature, werewolves are my favorite, BUT I like Vampire books more.

8. In the dead of night: Pick a book with a black cover.

The tenth anniversary edition of The Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks is literally all black. The background, the title, and the sprayed edges.

Let me know if there are any other seasonal related book tags out there! It’s so fun!

The NOPE Book Tag

I came across the NOPE book tag when I was reading Cliste Bella’s Blog! It looked like fun so I thought I’d give it a go! I don’t know who the original creator of this tag is, so if you know, please let me know!

  1. NOPE. Ending: 
    A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.

Bear with me beause I have not read this book in 10 years but I remember I HATED the ending of Graceling by Kristen Cashore.

2. NOPE. Protagonist:
 A main character you dislike and drives you crazy.

I mean I actually don’t know anyone who thinks differently on this one… MARE BARROW! Blech. (I like the series okay but that girl…)

3. NOPE. Series: 
A series that turned out to be one huge pile of NOPE. after you’ve invested all of that time and energy on it, or a series you gave up on because it wasn’t worth it anymore.

Ready for an unpopular opinion? I actually do not like The Mortal Instruments series. I really liked The Infernal Devices though.

4. NOPE. Popular Pairing: 
A “ship” you don’t support

Alina and Mal. I went down with the Alina and Nikolai ship.

5. NOPE. Plot Twist: 
A plot twist you didn’t see coming or didn’t like.

Unpopular opinion alert again: When Sarah J. Maas made a certain character gay. It felt really random and like she was trying to check off an item on a diversity list. (Again, I LOVE those books and SJM to death, but I didn’t like that particular twist.)

6. NOPE. Protagonist Action/Decision: A character decision that made you shake your head NOPE.

Can I put Mare here again?

7. NOPE. Genre: A genre you will never read.

Horror is a heck no for me.

8. NOPE. Book format: Book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.

I actually like all formats.

9. NOPE. Trope: A trope that makes you go NOPE.

INSTA LOVE! It’s just called lust. Ya don’t love each other.

10. NOPE. Recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you simply refuse to read.

I always try to give recs a chance!

11. NOPE. Cliche/pet peeve: A cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.

When they have weird descriptions of people’s eyes. 😛

12. NOPE. Love interest: The love interest that’s not worthy of being one. A character you don’t think should have been a viable love interest.

Mal, Cal. I see a trend here.

13. NOPE. Book: A book that shouldn’t have existed that made you say NOPE.

The Shack. YUCK!

14. NOPE. Villain: A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction.

Gollum. I’ve been scared of him ever since I was a kid!

15. NOPE. Death: A character death that still haunts you.

I can’t say because it would be spoiler-y, but Endsinger by Jay Kristoff hurt my soul.

16. NOPE. Author: An author you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.

John Green. So sorry.

I don’t really know of anyone to tag, so if you do it, let me know! I’d love to see your answers!