As you might have gathered from my constant shouting about it both here and on Twitter, I’m unashamedly obsessed with the MASTERPIECE that is Hamilton the Musical. So when I spotted the Hamilton Book Tag over on Pretty Purple Polka Dots, I naturally decided I’d have to do it myself!
The original tag was created by booktuber Maureen, and although some of the questions sound spoiler-y in nature, I’ve managed to find a way to answer all of them in a way that keeps the post completely spoiler-free (you’re welcome)!
1. The Room Where It Happens: Book world you would put yourself in
I was trying to think of a fantasy world, then realised that they’re generally bleak and terrifying, so instead I’ll go with the fictional town of Lakeview where all of Sarah Dessen’s books are set, because then I’d get to hang out with all her characters.
2. The Schuyler Sisters: Underrated Female Character
I feel like Emma Woodhouse from Emma gets a lot of hate, but I actually think she’s a great character. Her flaws only make me like her more, because I can get behind a realistic heroine way more than a perfect one.
3. My Shot: A character that goes after what they want and doesn’t let anything stop them
Is it even a blog post written by me if I don’t somehow mention Emmy Lake from Dear Mrs Bird?
4. Stay Alive: A character you wish was still alive
The Seven Sisters series might centre around Pa Salt’s death, but that doesn’t stop me from wishing we could have had some scenes with him and all his adoptive daughters before he died.
5. Burn: The most heartbreaking end to a relationship you’ve ever read
I’m not going to give any spoilers, but if you’ve read Home Fire you will know what I mean when I say that the ending completely broke me. And if you haven’t read it yet, you definitely should!
6. You’ll Be Back: Sassiest villain
Caroline Bingley from Pride and Prejudice has to be up there – she never passes up an opportunity to sass Lizzie with fake compliments.
7. The Reynolds Pamphlet – A book with a twist that you didn’t see coming
I recently read The Corset by Laura Purcell, and THAT ending took me completely by surprise!
8. Non-stop: A series you marathoned
I’m usually terrible at finishing series I’ve started, but I flew threw The Hunger Games trilogy during a family holiday.
9. Satisfied: Favourite book with multiple points of view
Homegoing is unique in that every single chapter is told from a different point of view, and it’s one of the many things I love about this book.
10. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: A book/series you feel like will be remembered throughout history
The Hate U Give has already had such a huge impact on so many people – I definitely think it will become a classic.
1. Helpless: A relationship you were rooting for from the start
I don’t know if this is cheating since they’re already together at the start of the book, but I loved Eden and Connor’s relationship in Goodbye, Perfect.
2. Ten Duel Commandments: Favourite fight scene
Basically any fight scene involving Vin in The Final Empire – Brandon Sanderson writes the most inventive and cinematic fight scenes.
3. Say No To This: Guilty pleasure read
I pretty much just read whatever I fancy, regardless of target age range or genre, so I don’t really have an answer for this one!
4. What Comes Next: A series you wish had more books
I wish The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett was longer than 3 books – I’m currently putting off reading the last one because I don’t want it to end!
5. Right Hand Man – Favourite BROTP (Friendship)
My favourite platonic relationship is hands down Frances and Aled in Radio Silence.
6. What’d I Miss: A book or series you were late to reading
Hahahaha basically EVERY POPULAR SERIES (see answer to Question 8). The worst culprit is probably The Mortal Instruments, which I only started reading last year.