As soon as I saw this tag from Delphine’s Babble on Some Good Reads two weeks ago, I knew I needed to do it!
Also, check out Delphine’s amaze-balls blog, while you’re at it. She’s fabulous!
Here’s the link to Delphine’s original post:
Wonder Woman: Your Favorite Badass Female Book Character
Katniss Everdeen was the first badass character that came to mind! I love The Hunger Games trilogy – It’s a set that will sit on my bookshelf until the end of time.
Fantasy Island: A Book Setting You Want to Escape To
I loved the richness of Spain in The Vacationers. This is a perfect escape book!
London: A Hyped Book That Let You Down
I liked Divergent, and I loved Insurgent, but Allegiant was incredibly disappointing. It was one book that I almost didn’t finish. It also kind of ruined the entire series for me. The movies were even worse!
Steve Trevor: A Book That Has a Beautiful Cover And a Great Story (i.e., Great Personality)
As a child, I enjoyed books about horses. Black Beauty was no exception.
Lasso of Truth: A Book You Hated
I absolutely LOATHED this book. I had to read it for one of my summer assignments in high school, and I struggled to get through it. As an adult, I now understand why it’s important to read it, but back then, I cried because it was so awful and so frustrating, and I did not understand why I needed to read it!
Wonder Woman’s Shield: A Book So Sad You Need a Shield
This was the first book from Sharon M. Draper that I read. I wasn’t expecting to cry and feel multiple emotions, but I did. Despite feeling incredibly sad, I wanted to read more. This book is part of The Jericho Trilogy, and she’s written another impressive trilogy, along with many other books. If you haven’t read any of her books, you should. She gives a powerful perspective on the lives of African-American teenagers, as well as tough topics, including abuse, poverty, teen pregnancy, hazing, and others.
No Man’s Land: A Book that You Want to Send Through No Man’s Land (i.e., shoot it to death)
As a senior in high school, the last thing I wanted to do was attempt to decipher the stream of consciousness of the narrator in this blasted book. I remember reading, and then re-reading, pages over and over and over. It didn’t make me cry, but most of my class bemoaned Mr. Degnan for picking this book!
Ares: A Villain That is Scary, But You Can’t Seem to Hate
Carrie was one of the few Stephen King books that didn’t truly scare me. I guess it was because I’d heard so much about the book and the movies before reading it? I’m not sure. Regardless, Margaret White is a scary character, but I don’t hate her.
Ar. Poison: A Villain That Has No Reason To Exist
Honestly, I’m at a loss for this question. Readers – Do you have any ideas for this one?
The Amazons: A Book that You Wish Had More/Better LGBT + Representation
Same as above. I’m not sure how to answer this one, either. Readers – What say you?
Justice League: What Superhero Book Friends Do You Tag?
I’m not tagging anyone in particular, but I hope some of you will consider doing this one!
This tag was really HARD. Thanks for the challenge, Delphine!
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂