the Hocus Pocus Book Tag

So this weekend was crazy busy, so I didn’t get to plan anything for today. So I decided it was time to do another tag. And I found this awesome Hocus Pocus Book Tag over at Never Not Reading. I’m here for all the spooky Halloween fun, so let’s get to it.

The Sanderson Sisters

A Great Trilogy

The Bear and the Nightingale|Katherine Arden

The Winternight Trilogy is the first trilogy that came to mind. It’s such great story told in such a beautiful way. It feels like the grown up version of a fairy tale. And it’s so atmospheric, so it’s perfect for winter. I read it around Christmas and it was absolute experience.

Winifred Sanderson

A book with a truly evil female villain.

Tomie|Junji Ito

Tomie by Junji Ito. She is absolutely evil, no doubt about it. This manga is terrifying. You should definitely pick it up for Halloween.

Sarah Sanderson

A book that uncannily attracts children.

Holes|Louis Sachar

Ummm, I don’t have kids so I don’t really keep up with popular children’s books. So I’ll talk about Holes. It was so popular when I was little. Our library had several copies of it because everyone wanted to read it. And it’s still one of the most memorable stories that I’ve ever read.

Mary Sanderson

A book that is just plain silly.

Girl Wash Your Face | Rachel Hollis

Girl, Wash Your Face was the perfect mix of funny and motivational. I laughed out loud several times while reading this one. It’s so good.


A book that is trying really hard to be cool, but doesn’t always succeed.

Stalking Jack the Ripper|Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper sounded amazing to me. It combined my love of mystery/thriller with historical fiction and I knew I had to read it. But unfortunately, it fell a little flat for me. It was just missing something to make it pop. I read the next book in the series and it was a bit better, but still just didn’t have the pizzazz that I wanted.


A book that isn’t afraid to tell it like it is.

Nevernight|Jay Kristoff

Jay Kristoff just puts it all out there. He doesn’t sugar coat anything. Nevernight is a perfect example of this. It’s brutal and dark, but oh so good. Empire of the Vampire is in the same vein as well.


A book series that just won’t die.

The Poppy War|R. F. Kuang

The Poppy War series won’t die. I read the first one in October last year and didn’t love it. But I keep seeing it everywhere. And people that I really trust love it. So now I want to give book two a try, but I really don’t have the time. It keeps haunting me and I’m really conflicted. Let me know in the comments. Is book two worth it?


A book with a character that’s dumb as a rock.

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires|Grady Hendrix

Every character was dumb and annoying in The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. One character even opened a bank account with a sketchy new neighbor. Literally, no one in their right mind would do that. And that’s literally just the tip of the iceberg.

The Black Flame Candle

A book or series you wish you could resurrect. 

Tuck Everlasting|Natalie Babbitt

Tuck Everlasting deserves so much more hype than it gets. And I will die on this hill. Seriously, read it.

Headless Billy Butcherson

A book that’s not as bad as people make it out to be.

Go Set a Watchman|Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman received so much hate for various reasons. The main one is obvious. Yes, Atticus Finch had a major fall from grace, but it did have some positive points. Jean Louise knew that her father’s opinion was wrong and she trusted her own heart. Which really is an important coming of age theme. Learning from the past generations’ mistakes is how each generation moves forward.

Winifred Sanderson’s Spell Book

A book with a mind of its own.

It|Stephen King

IT has to have a mind of it’s own. I don’t think a human could come up with such an ending. I still have nightmares.

Garry Marshall

A book with a cameo.

Needful Things|Stephen King

Almost every Stephen King book has a cameo. My personal favorite is when Ace Merrill from The Body shows up in Needful Things. Ace has always been one of my favorite bad guys and to see him in such an unexpected place was exciting to me.

So that’s the Hocus Pocus Book Tag. I really had to think on this one. I really enjoyed these questions. If you want to play along, I tag you! books, toys, tech, & more.

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