Harry Potter Tag!

Yes, I’ve been tagged! I want to thank Trang and Lashaan from Bookidote for creating such a fun and beautifully visual Tag. 

I want to give full credit to Trang and Lashaan for all the Harry Potter themed images I will be posting. They worked so hard to create these striking visuals and were kind enough to let me use them. 

The instructions are simple. There are ten spells from the Harry Potter series that you have to match to books you’ve read. The only rule is that you cannot use any books from the series. 

Let’s get started!


Guapa by Saleem Haddad – read my review

The concept of this book immediately inspired me to read it. It is LGBT fiction set in an Muslim country, so the intersectionality of faith and sexuality was fascinating. However, I didn’t enjoy this novel as much as I wanted to because it was set in an unnamed Arab country experiencing generic political turmoil. Personally, I prefer my realistic/literary fiction to be set in a more concrete world.




The Way of Kings – by Brandon Sanderson

I cannot name a single series by POC that I have read. :'( I need to fix this! I do own The Wrath and the Dawn and want to read Shatter Me and An Ember in the Ashes, but I haven’t yet! So I will have to go with a series by one of my favorite writers in the world, Brandon Sanderson. If you have never read any of his work, please do yourself a favor and go buy any of his books. Seriously, any of them. They are all so good. However, The Way of Kings is by far his best work. It was my favorite book of 2015 and one of the best fantasy epics I have ever read. The second book in the series (called The Stormlight Archive) is even better!



Consider – by Kristy Acevedo

This book comes out in 2 weeks but I want it now! I have read the first chapter, and it was enough to convince me that this is going to be a special book. I love stories that explore alternative dimensions or realities. 






Shelter – by Jung Yun

I finished this book a couple of nights ago and was very satisfied with how thrilling, complex, and fun it was. It was so good – a killer book! Also, there are killers and horrible human beings in the story, so the book also qualifies on that front. My review will be up later this week.






Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries – by Neil deGrasse Tyson

I generally love everything Tyson does. “Cosmos” is one of my favorite documentary-style TV shows ever. I’m an avid listener of his podcasts on StarTalk Radio and have enjoyed some of his other pop science books, such as Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution. But Death by Black Hole was way over my head! I thought I was smart and knew the basics of Cosmology and Astrophysics, but I was so wrong.




The Book of Unknown Americans – by Cristina Henríquez

I found this to be such a lovely and nearly perfect book. Reading it was very familiar and comforting because I could relate to almost every aspect of it. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in 2016. 






In the Mind of Revenge – by Liv Hadden

Without a doubt, one of the darkest, most twisted books I’ve read in a while. It follows Shame, a gender-nonconforming antihero who has suffered much at the hands of vile human beings and who then seeks out a morbid sense of justice. Definitely is not for the faint of heart.






Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Saenz

I bought this book thinking it would be a sweet little contemporary romance about two teenagers who discover themselves and their world. But what I got was one of the most rewarding reading experiences of 2015. This is an important and timeless work of LGBT Young Adult fiction that teenagers will read and love for years to come. 



I don’t do many Tags but I really liked this one and had so much fun doing it. Thanks Trang and Lashaan! Below are my 5 nominees. Feel free to tag yourself and have fun. 🙂

Whitney @ Brown Books and Green Tea

BethBetwixt These Pages

Symone @ Symone Books

Lekeisha @ Lekeisha The Booknerd


25 thoughts on “Harry Potter Tag!

  1. This is a great tag! I don’t normally do tags on my blog, but I still want to answer, since I’m a big HP stan! In the mind of Revenge sounds so interesting. I’m really in the mood for something incredibly dark right now. As for a book I wish I could rewrite… maybe Sister Citizen? I don’t know that I’d like to do the rewriting myself, but I definitely think it could have been done better in terms of supporting data. It read almost like a MA thesis, to be frank. Fiction.. I think I’d rewrite Little Miss Somebody, that I reviewed at my blog. Well, maybe not rewrite it, but just be an editor. That’s what I really want for a bunch of books– to be the editor that tells them what should be changed.

    And the book I wish I could have right now comes out today! It’s the new Black Panther comic by Ta Nehisi Coates– I can’t wait to get off work and run to my local comic store!

    1. I understand, I stay away from Tags generally but will do one occasionally.
      Being an editor does sound like the most perfect job, doesn’t it? Sigh.
      I’m so stoked for the new Black Panther! I will be getting it too. 😀

  2. How have I not read any of the books you’ve used?!! I do now own Artistle and Dante… So maybe I should rectify this problem! I got tagged to do this as well! Hopefully my post will be up in the next couple of days. It’s such an awesome post they’ve created!

    1. Setting it all up took forever, though! lol. There were so many images, but it was worth it.
      I will definitely check out your post when it’s up as well. Can’t wait to see your choices, especially for “Confundo.”

  3. What a lovely tag! Looks like a ton of work too XD haha but thanks so much for tagging me! I will get on to it during the weekend perhaps 🙂
    The books you chose seem interesting as always. I’ve heard about Aristotle and Dante so many times now, I’m willing to put it under Accio XD. Also Flagrate is such a useful charm for notetaking. Wish Quicknotes quills were real, my hand could use a break ^_^
    In the mind of Revenge looks intimidating *jots down on tbr list XD*

  4. *adds all to tbr* So many awesome books and this is such a wonderful tag, I love the images, too. You know if you did not get Tyson’s book I dare not try it 😀 Also Aristotle and Dante, I’m not a romance fan, so wasn’t that keen on it, but whoa one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read!! And apparently there will be a sequel of some sort!!

  5. Sure, I don’t mind tags. I just don’t do them often and I’m unsure whether people think it’s okay to leave out tags I feel are not a good fit or my posting schedule is full.
    I think you know what I like to blog about so pretty sure your tagging wouldn’t be “favorite color” etc 🙂

    1. I can handle about 1 tag a month. They’re so time consuming — this one took FOREVER to finish, but it was fun.

      I do know what you like to blog about, so I will consider you for the next tag that strikes my fancy. 🙂

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