This is my first time participating in a book tag and I’m excited! Big thanks to A Reading Writer for the nudge.

Okay, so here we go*:

📚 A Book That Kept You Up All Night Reading

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling—I think this can apply to any book in that series, but #4 was sort of the turning point where things got very dark very quickly, and it was impossible to put down.

📚 A Book That Made You Scared To Sleep

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket—It’s apparent why kids think Olaf is a creep, but reading this book as a teen and then young adult you realize that the scary part is not that he’s creepy, but that people like him actually exist. I wouldn’t say that this book kept me awake at night, but the idea that there’s somebody like Olaf running around in this world is a pretty scary thought.

📚 A Book That Made You Go To Sleep

Taming the Infinite: The story of mathematics from the first numbers to chaos theory by Ian Stewart—Math is terribly exciting, but not the best thing to read after a long, tiring day because it will put me to sleep.

📚 A Book That Left You Tossing and Turning All Night in Anticipation of its Release

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling—Surprise, surprise. I was actually in Spain when this book was released. I remember coordinating with my brother who was back in California, to make sure we read it at approximately the same time (this was very important to us).

📚 A Book That Has Your Dream Boyfriend

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen—Ughhhh Darcy gives me all the feels.

📚 A Book That Would Be Your Worst Nightmare to Live In

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood—As far as dystopian novels go, this is the creepiest I’ve read. If I remember correctly I watched Legally Blonde twice in a row afterwards to get rid of the heebie-jeebies.

📚 A Book That Reminds You of Nighttime

Coraline by Neil Gaiman—Although most of the story doesn’t take place at nighttime, the eeriness always reminds me of the dark.

📚 A Book That Had a Nightmarish Cliffhanger

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens—Opiates, a love triangle, and murder…this book is ghoulish. Bonus: Dickens died before completing the novel, so nobody knows how it ends…can’t get any more cliffhangy than that!

📚 A Book That You Actually Dreamed About

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory—In high school I was a huge fan of historical fiction, and ravenously devoured anything written by Gregory. No surprise then that I often dreamed about living in a Tudor court.

📚 A Book Monster that You Would Not Want to Find Under Your Bed

Zombies from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith—Zombies eat brains. I like my brains. ‘Nuff said.

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*I prefer to take pictures of the books myself instead of grabbing them from Google Images, so they’ll be up in a bit.