Soo… I wanted to focus on tags I was tagged for but when I looked at my long list of book tags, I realized that I failed to mark which ones I was tagged for. Oh well. I’ll just do them all at random.
I found the Fandom Book Tag over on My Tiny Obsessions and stowed it away to do one day (today!). I think I was more attracted to how Cristina formatted the post than interested in the tag itself, but it looks like fun so here I am and here it is.
The tag was created by Pia at Fangirl Fashionista. There are a lot of questions because of the many fandoms out there, so I decided to separate them into two posts.
Doctor Who: A book with a (mostly) blue cover.
Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen
A YA fantasy novel I bought and add to my TBR two years ago simply because it has dragons in it. I haven’t yet read it, but I have heard it is a good read and it has received lots of positive reviews.
Marvel: A book with a (mostly) red cover.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
A middle-grade fantasy novel about a girl from Omaha who embarks on an adventure that takes her to fairyland. I haven’t yet read this one either, but I have heard it is good. I think I bought it around the same time as Here, There Be Dragons. That’s back when I was hooked on Booktube and Book Outlet. My bank account suffered back then.
The Simpsons: A book with a (mostly) yellow cover.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
The 20th-anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I mentioned in a recent post that I couldn’t decide on which book to get (the first book was printed in each house color), but I’ve decided to go rouge, suspend my Ravenclaw affiliation (oohh, I feel so bad!) and get the yellow Hufflepuff cover because I really, really love yellow. (OH, THE AGONY!!!)
Supernatural: A book where the main character comes back to life.
OMG! This one is tough. I’ve read several books in which this happens, but I can’t choose any because just featuring them here will be a dead giveaway for the plot. Instead, I’ll just gripe that Sam and Dean should stop dying because they never stay dead. I always thought it silly that Dean got upset that Sam didn’t look for a way to bring him back that one time when he died/got sent to hell and Sam decided to give up hunting and get a life (like Dean always tells him to do! **Rolls eyes**).
Sherlock: A book featuring a psychopath/sociopath.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I read Gone Girl earlier this year after watching part of the movie and was impressed. The story was totally engrossing and I was surprised at how one of the characters turned out to be.
It’s a thriller novel about a man who’s accused of murdering his wife.
Once Upon A Time: A book inspired by fairytales or is a retelling of fairytales.
Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
A YA fantasy novel that retells the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. It’s one of my favorite novels. I love it for the writing, which is very descriptive, and for the world building. The land in Spindle’s End is so infused with magic that it affects usual household objects, like making the kettles talk. It’s a wonderful story set in a charming land that features a strong heroine.
Breaking Bad: A book revolving around drugs.
Dopefiend by Donald Goines
An urban novel set in the 1970s about a girl who becomes addicted to heroin. It’s a harrowing story that shows how the life of the girl devolves as she becomes more dependent on the drug.
Game of Thrones: A book featuring dragons.
A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
I really want to read this book and I hope I’ll do so this year. From what I’ve heard, it’s about a woman who’s a dragon naturalist, meaning she studies dragons. It makes me think of In Search of Lost Dragons, which is a graphic novel about a journalist who documents the existence of dragons by observing them in their natural habitats.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: A book revolving around an agency or a secret government organization.
Velvet, Vol. 3: The Man Who Stole the World by Ed Brubaker, illus. by Steve Epting
A graphic novel about a woman who works at a spy agency who’s framed for several murders. I read the first and second volumes last year and loved them both. I don’t know why I keep procrastinating on reading the third.
Charmed: A book about sisters.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
A YA fantasy novel about sisters who run away to the carnival. That doesn’t say much, but I want to keep the synopsis very short. I only included the book because I couldn’t think of anything else. The sister relationship in this isn’t positive, though we are supposed to believe so, and is quite manipulative. I didn’t like the book.
Grimm: A book that features a monster.
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Riordan’s Percy Jackson books are fun YA novels inspired by Greek/Roman mythology that’s about a boy who learns he’s the son of Poseidon. I chose Percy Jackson books here because every book in the series is filled with monsters.
The Walking Dead: A book about zombies.
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
I liked the movie-adaptation of this novel starring Will Smith and it wasn’t until last year or so that I learned the movie was based on the book. Since then, everyone I know who has read the book say it’s much better than the movie and I should try it.
By the way, from the synopses I’ve read, I think this is more vampire-zombie than straight zombie, but since watching the movie, I’ve always thought of the beings as just zombies.
Star Trek: A book featuring aliens or that takes place in space.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
A YA fantasy/sci-fi novel that focuses on characters who aren’t the “chosen ones.” It’s hard to chose a genre for this book because it has both fantasy and sci-fi elements yet reads like a contemporary. Most people like the story, but I didn’t enjoy it much. I thought it was okay.
The Hunger Games: A book in which kids/teenagers are murdered or die.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I’ve only seen the movie adaptation of this YA dystopian novel, which is set in a maze that trapped teenage boys must try to escape. Of course, many of the die in the attempt because of dangerous creatures hiding in the maze.
Percy Jackson: A book based on Ancient Greek myths.
The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology
I’m cheating a bit by mentioning this book because it’s actually a reference text that lists myths of various cultures and lands.
I’m too sleepy to tag anyone, but if you feel up to it, go ahead!
10 thoughts on “Fandom Book Tag, Pt. 1”
This sounds like a fun tag! The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making sounds like an interesting book. I’ll have to check it out!
It looks like a fun book. I need to read it though. It’s been sitting on my shelves for a while.
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Ahah I have held back on getting those editions of Harry Potter because SO HARD TO CHOOSE oh my gosh. I’m a Ravenclaw but Hufflepuff is a close second? Yet all the houses’ colors look so good omg. And aw it’s too bad you didn’t enjoy Caraval very much! Everyone seems to love that one ahah.
The colors are so appealing and the yellow is calling to me though I’m a Ravenclaw.
Yea, everyone liked Caraval but I don’t think it was good at all.
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Dopefiend! I didn’t expect that one to pop up here. I have that book in my TBR and am super eager to pick it up in the future. By the sound of it, it seems like it was insightful and a fantastic read. I also heard great things about I am Legend (the book). Hope everyone who says the book was superior to the movie are right about this one. 😀
Dopefiend was def interesting and a classic of Black urban lit. It’s not the best written book, but I recommend the story to everyone anyway.
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Ah I remember The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making being all over booktube back when I was hooked on it too- though I didn’t actually end up picking it up- great title though! Yeah I also thought the sister relationship in Caraval was so negative and manipulative- that was one of the most disappointing things about the book for me, because I always look forward to books with sisterhood at its core.
YouTube made me get so many things. Smh. Some were good. Others were shit. But it was all fun.
Yea, all they do is deceive each other. They care for each other but I didn’t see much evidence of that.
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haha so so so true!!
Yes!! One of the sisters (I’ve forgotten their names by now) was just entirely missing from the book- very disappointing for a book supposedly about sisters!