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The folklore Book Tag!

A huge thank you to Eleanor J @ Wishing upon a Star for tagging me! I would also love to thank Ilsa @ A Whisper Of Ink for creating this incredible tag! They’re both fantastic book bloggers! I am a huge fan of Taylor Swift and folklore has been on repeat for the past two days. I just can’t seem to get enough of those songs!

Here are the rules:

1.Link to the original creator: Ilsa @ A Whisper Of Ink (her posts are awesome!)
2.Tag at least 3 people. 
3.Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post.
4.Thank whoever tagged you and link to their post.

Please note that all graphics (except the featured image and the last one) are from Ilsa @ A Whisper Of Ink. Thank you Ilsa for letting us use these beautiful graphics!
Also, please note that none of the book images are mine. All of them are either from Pinterest, Goodreads or Google.

On with the tag, now!

That would definitely be ‘The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde’. I was awestruck by the ending and it is definitely the book that left me reflecting on it for a ridiculously long period of time. I am dying to re-read it again, even though I’ve read it like 3 times already. It’s truly a classic and ponders on a lot of ideas which are contained in an exceptional story.

‘The Mockingjay’ by Suzanne Collins. I absolutely loved the whole series and I was devastated by the sudden and abrupt death of little duck (Iknow that sounds weird, I didn’t want to give any away any spoilers). The series had an apt but bittersweet ending and made me feel happy and sad all at once. After all, life isn’t all unicorns and this book had a fantastically realistic and sorrowful aura to it.

THE HARRY POTTER SERIES, undoubtedly. Words are incapable of capturing the way these books make the reader feel. Honestly, whatever age you are, you must read this series. It made me think, it made me laugh and cry, it made for the best journey I’ve ever had and will have in this lifetime. Check out my review of the entire series here!

This is ironic, exile is my favourite song from the whole album. I think I always find a reason for why a book was terrible. I do NOT regret reading any book because I always learn something new, even if it is just a word. So, I’m afraid I’m going to have to leave this category.

But judging on the basis of storylines, ‘Paper Towns’ by John Green was a huge disappointment because of the cliche plot. I mean, there was literally nothing happening other than Quentin’s road trip. But I loved this quote for some reason,

They could have picked any car and they picked a minivan. A minivan. O God of the Vehicular Justice, why dost thou mock me? Minivan, you albatross around my neck! You mark of Cain! You wretched beast high ceilings and few horsepower!”
John Green, Paper Towns

The song is AMAZING.

Two books made me cry but I had it under control. ‘Marley and Me’ by John Green and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ by J.K Rowling. I couldn’t comprehend the fact that Dobby and Fred were no more. For some reason, deaths of beloved characters leave me devastated. ‘Marley and Me’ is a beautifully written book and you fall in love with Marley as you turn every page. This was a definite heartbreaker.

I really loved the triology ‘His Dark Materials’ by Philip Pullman. He has such an amazing and captivating writing style. I fell in love with Lyra’s character and ended up re reading the books more than twice. This series also inspired me to write a poem! The idea of parallel realms and the concept of daemons kept me enamoured till the end. I feel like it was written just for me because of the ideas and themes the story contains and like Luna (from the Harry Potter series), I found myself relating to Lyra.

All books of Enid Blyton, really. But I would go with The Faraway Series and ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ in particular. That is the book which catapulted me into the world of ‘chapter’ stories. I received it as a gift from school and losing myself in that world during the summer vacation that followed is the best memory ever. I stilll reread it every now and then, and it always make me feel all warm inside.

Most books from ‘The Famous Five’ series by Enid Blton. Those camping trips and the scenic descriptions get to me all the time. And they have a dog and get to solve some really cool mysteries! These books remind me of summer probably because I used to binge read them during my sumer break.

‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley seems apt for this category. I don’t know why I think this book fits this category, but when I read the book, a year ago, I felt a tremendous pain for the monster. He was the only one of his kind ad I don’t know, I guess I felt lonely for him.

‘Brief Answers to the Big Questions’ by Prof. Stephen Hawking was an eye-opening book. I know it sounds ridiculous but I read this book at a time when I was waging an internal battle with myself. This book put everything into perspective.

The Hunger Games series. I loved how the author, Suzanne Collins made Katniss seem so tough and brave contradictory to how most authors visualise teenage girls as romantic and fragile. And the fact that Katniss was also 16 like me cemented my bond with the book. I love how she’s kind but firm. How she willingly pays the price for things she knows it’s worth. I absolutely adore and look up to Katniss Everdeen.

I’ve read very few horror books. I read the unabridged version of ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker 2 months ago and I actually liked it.
But I felt haunted by ‘Bring Me Back’ by B.A Paris. I anticipated the ending halfway through the book but the ending still manged to intrigue me. It had this ‘haunting’ aura to it.

I think the couple I liked best would be Percy and Annabeth from The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan.

FRED WEASLEY. I’d die for him in a heartbeat. The book just lost a part of its soul when he died.

Go ahead and see if you can discern Fred and George!

All books from the Goosebumps series. I’ve read over 30 Goosebumps books thinking one would be better than the next but they all ended up being a huge disappointment. They were hardly worth reading. I read them when I was 11 after one of my friends got obsessed with the series.

I tag:

1. The Paperback Princess
2.One Book More
3. Frappes and Fiction
4. For Book Lovers and Random People
5.greenish bookshelf
6.Mermaid Reads: A Book Blog
7. Jo’s Book Blog
8.Soaring Firebolt
9. ella isn’t studying
10. Alex@pareads

I’ve tagged a few of the book bloggers whose posts I enjoy reading. But if you think you’d enjoy doing this tag, please feel free to do so! Don’t forget to pingback to this post so I can come and check it out!!
I would once again like to thank Eleanor J @ Wishing upon a Star again for tagging me! I had great fun doing this!

So, that was all for this post! I know my choice isn’t all that varied and most are series, I am generally inclined towards science, fiction, mystery and fiction. So, sorry about that!


34 thoughts on “The folklore Book Tag!

  1. Yay what a wonderful post! I agree — Jekyll and Hyde is a great choice for a book with an ending that left you speechless, and Frankenstein really embodies loneliness and sadness. Fantastic book choices!! 😀

    I also sent you a message using the contact form. Not sure if you received it?

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    1. Thank you so much! I was afraid my post was too boring 😂. Thank you once again, for tagging me. I enjoyed writing this and love the album too!
      I didn’t get one. Could you please try again or I’ll try sending you one!

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  2. I love the magic faraway tree that was my childhood, but I don’t think I have the strength to read marley and me 😂 thanks for tagging me!

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    1. Aw..me too! Enid Blyton’s books were my secret hideout.
      It was definitely a heartfelt book, having pets of my own, it felt personal too. I hope you read it soon, Marley is such sweet individual in herself ❤️
      Of course!!
      (I am so very sorry I’m replying like a year late, I just found this in spam).

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