Hey everyone! I found this awesome tag on A Strangers Guide to Novels written by Astra and figured it’d be really fun to get to know each other a bit better and list some of our favorite books 🙂 I love everything Harry Potter, and not only does this allow us to bask in our fangirl/fanboy love of HP but we also get to share other books and authors we love! The Harry Potter tag was started by Bookidote, and the only rule is: No referencing HP books! Ah!
Let’s get on to it 😉
A BOOK YOU FOUND THE THEME INTERESTING, BUT YOU’D LIKE TO REWRITE IT.
I hope a short story counts! Already I’m breaking the rules of the tag…
August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rain by Ray Bradbury
I’m so mad, I really wish I had thought of writing a story like this! Take a futuristic house set in a dystopian world and watch the last “living” thing in the city thrive on it’s own… pure inspiration. Just FYI, I don’t want to rewrite it because it’s poorly rewritten but because I love LOVE the theme.
(I found this story in the book Ghostly, an anthology by Audrey Niffenegger)
THE FIRST BOOK IN A SERIES THAT GOT YOU HOOKED.
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
A beautiful magic system, phenomenal character arcs, and an epic story line has me absolutely devoted to this series.
A BOOK YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE RIGHT NOW.
The third book in the Diviners series by Libba Bray
I stalk her twitter for announcements of title names and I fangirled SO HARD when she tweeted me back the other day… but, alas, no title yet. [let me excuse myself for making an HP reference…]
A KILLER BOOK. BOTH SENSES. TAKE IT AS YOU LIKE.
Battle Royale by Koushan Takami
Take Hunger Games and multiply it by a thousand… the brutality in this book is hard to match when children are the protagonists. Really great read, though!
A BOOK THAT YOU FOUND REALLY CONFUSING.
House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
Just look at those backward passages. Come on.
YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL BOOK.
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Not only is my spirit animal in this book (cat… Of course) but there’s an incredible female lead, magic, proper romance, family ties, friendship, fantasy, and a touch of realism. It’s everything to me!
A DARK TWISTED BOOK.
Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
This is a… well… very dark book… not for the lighthearted in my opinion.
A BOOK THAT SURPRISED YOU IN A GREAT WAY, REVEALS TO BE MORE THAN IT IS.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I’m surprised by how easy it is to read for a classic and how much I absolutely love it! It’s outside my typical genre, so its a super exciting surprise.
My nominees are not limited to the following three people 🙂 Please participate if you want to, or just post here and we can chat about the books you would have chosen!
2. Lizzie at Writerscompanion
3. Lola at Hit or Miss Books
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