Harry Potter Spells Book Tag

I thought I’d ring in the new year with a tag revolving around my favourite book series of all time: Harry Potter. I saw this one on tiareleine‘s blog. Let’s go!

Accio – an upcoming release you wish you could get your hands on right now
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
This is my most anticipated release of 2016 and I have to wait another three and a half months?! I’m so excited to read this book, I can’t contain my excitement.

Alohomora – a favourite series starter
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I love this everything about this novel so much. I love the characters, the plot and the settings. In all honesty it would be brilliant even as a standalone.

Cheering Charm – a book that gave you the warm fuzzies
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I identify with Cath on so many levels. Actually, I am her (only minus the cute boyfriend).

Aguamenti – a book that made you ugly cry
Marley and Me by John Grogan
Even thinking about this book makes me tear up. I wept for a good 30 pages of this novel, even though I knew what was coming!

Expecto Patronum – a bookish hero or heroine you want around to protect you in real life
Jacob Black (The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer)
Yum (Taylor Lautner). He’s strong enough to kill vampires, so I think I’d be in safe hands.

Lumos – a book you intentionally spoiled for yourself
Looking For Alaska by John Green
Ok, this was not intentional, but I’ve never intentionally spoiled a book. Why would anyone want to do that? In this instance I was reading the special edition which had a bunch of questions in the back, and one of them revealed the big spoiler. That sucked.

Imperio – a book you would make everyone read if you could
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
This is one of the most powerful books (and series) I’ve ever read, and it’s only had 23,000 Goodreads ratings (bearing in mind similar YA political dystopian novels like Divergent and The Hunger Games have 1,700,000 and 3,900,000 respectively). Read it!

Engorgio – a book series you wish never ended
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I’d happily read a book about every year of Harry’s life, his parents/his children/his pets. I don’t think there could ever be too much Potter in the world.

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Wingardium Leviosa – a book with an uplifting message
Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling
JKR’s Harvard commencement speech featured so many great messages: it’s definitely a book I’ll refer to throughout my life.

Obliviate – a book you wish you could forget you ever read
Grey by E.L. James
Urgh. I read and enjoyed the original Fifty Shades trilogy, but this was an abomination of a novel. It was lazy writing about a thoroughly unlikeable character.

Anapneo – an author whose books can always get you out of a slump
Lee Child (Jack Reacher)
I absolutely love thrillers and Lee Child writes excellent ones. Thankfully I’ve only read the first three Reacher books, so I’ve got a huge stockpile for when I’m stuck in a reading slump.

Jelly-Legs Jinx – a “swoon-worthy” hero or heroine
Jacob Black (The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer)
Yes, I’ve said Jake before, and I’ll say him again. He really is the unsung (hot – literally) hero of the series!

Arresto Momentum – a book that caused you to stop doing other things until you finished
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
I devoured this novel in less than 48 hours – it was my most anticipated 2015 release. It was addictive, creepy and so typically JKR.

Crucio – a book that was painful to read
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
I cried. A lot. Happy tears, sad tears and for every emotion in between. The feels.

Rictusempra – a book that had you laughing out loud
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Maybe less laughing out loud than reading the whole thing with a smile on my face, but it is so cute and funny that I have nothing but praise for this quirky little novel.

Expelliarmus – a book that made you want to send it flying
All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher
This was a thoroughly disappointing book. It had good prospects and that made it all the more annoying when it didn’t live up to its potential.

Portus – a book world you wish to visit
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Because who wouldn’t want to visit Hogsmeade, play Quidditch, shop in Diagon Alley and go to school at Hogwarts?

Stupify – a book with a shocking twist or ending
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
I gasped, literally. You think you know what’s coming, but trust me, you have no idea!

Avada Kedavra – a character death that destroyed you
Henry DeTamble (The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger)
I fell in love with Henry, Clare and Alba, and even though I knew what was coming I was distraught.

Finite Incantatem – best series conclusion
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Simply put, it tied up the loose ends, enough main characters met their ends, good overcame evil, all was well.

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10 Responses to Harry Potter Spells Book Tag

  1. hermionefowl says:

    I’m Cath too, she’s so relatable! I haven’t read Marley and Me, but I’ve seen the movie and it made me sob like a little kid. Same with the Time Travellers Wife, that was so sad@

  2. Nice choices and what a cool idea!

  3. tiareleine says:

    Your Harry Potter shelf is fantastic!

  4. How many Harry Potter books do you own?!

  5. I like your picks! 🙂 I’m currently reading J.K Rowling’s commemorative speech and I’m really liking it- it’s very relatable (especially for someone who has just graduated university!) I love your Harry Potter collection, it’s very impressive! 🙂

  6. thatssojacob says:

    This is kinda cute, I might have to steal it! Come by and see it when I do!

  7. cmblackwood says:

    saw this on THAT’SSOJACOB . . . thought it was awesome . . . came to tell you so! Now I’ve got to go see TIARELEINE! 🙂

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