Before today's post, I wanted to let y'all know that I'm changing my posting schedule. This will be my last Saturday post! (At least for now.) I've posted a lot of what I want to say here, and I don't have a lot of new ideas, so posting two-sometimes-three times a week is a bit too much. Instead, I'm gonna switch to posting two times every week, on Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday posts will be "Waiting On" or Wordy Wednesdays; Tuesdays will be Top Ten Tuesdays some weeks, and the rest of the time, my own original posts. Let me know if there are any posts or topics you'd like to see from me, check out my Recommended Posts page, and we shall move on to the Hamilton Book Tag as seen here, where I pick books for prompts based off of various songs from the fantastic Broadway musical Hamilton!
Like many book nerds, my response to this is the world of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter. Because reasons.
Well, since I'm already thinking Harry Potter, I first have to say that Luna Lovegood and Minerva McGonagall always deserve more attention, because they are boss. I also think Annie Cresta from Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games Trilogy is fantastic and not talked about enough.
Lada Dragul from Kiersten White's The Conqueror's Saga is a perfect example of this. She is violent and brutal and will do anything to accomplish her goals, and honestly I'm not even sure why I love her story so much, but I do. If you're looking for something a little less graphic, Winter from Marissa Meyer's The Lunar Chronicles is also a very determined, though much more patient, individual who finds creative ways to get what she wants.
The ending of Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows duology. Just kill me.
Oh geez. I generally don't pay that much attention to villains, and the ones I remember from books are generally more on the evil and less on the "sassy King George" side. Now, the characters of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series are all very witty and hilarious, so I'm sure there are some great ones there.
i will be sharing this in a future Top Ten Tuesday.
I have a terrible time with series in the sense that I read so many books so fast that by the time I get to the next book in a series, I've usually forgotten most of the previous book. (Can't they just include a summary page at the beginning of each new book?) I mean, books in series tend to release at a rate of one a year, and with libraries you have to wait for them to available, so I can't say I've ever really "marathoned" a book series. Probably the closest I've come is with Rae Carson's The Girl of Fire and Thorns Trilogy, and with that there was still a couple month's gap between my reading of the first and second book.
Multiple POVs can be really hard to pull off. As an author, I feel like Jodi Picoult does this the best that I've seen. However, my favorite book with multiple POVs is probably Neal Shusterman's Unwind Dystology, although the multiple POVs aren't the reason I love it so much.
Well, Harry Potter, obviously.
All of them.
No, but I'm still in major denial about the character who dies at the end of Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. There are also a ton of characters in Harry Potter and The Hunger Games that I wish had lived, even though I see the purpose of their deaths. Then there's the deaths at the end of Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy, which are a part of what ruined it for me.
And that's the tag! Share your own picks if you'd like, and I will return on Tuesday.
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