What could be better than history, hip-hop, and books? I’m so excited to be combining these things in the Hamilton Book Tag today. I randomly found it, it’s kinda old, and I wasn’t tagged but we’re gonna do it anyway! Also I don’t know who started this so I apologize for not giving them credit but if you’re reading this and you came up with it thank you. I did however find it on a blog called Cuddle Buggery. One more thing this post contains spoilers for The Hunger Games series.
Hamilton changed my life when I heard the soundtrack and if you haven’t heard it yet you need to give it a listen because ish lit. I admire Lin Manuel Miranda’s creativity and his vision for diversity. Having black and Latina people play the founding fathers is revolutionary and “the world will never be the same”. I could fangirl about Hamilton all day but I digress, let’s get into the tag!
The Room Where It Happens: A book world you would put yourself into
I’m definitely going to say Narnia from The Chronicles of Narnia because living in that magical world, meeting those mythical creatures, and walking with the magnificent Aslan would be amazing.
The Schuyler Sisters: An underrated female character
This book series in underrated as a whole but I think as a character Petra from The Calder Game is underrated, she’s so well developed as a side character and has a distinct personality.
My Shot: A character that goes after what they want and doesn’t let anything stop them
Sophia from Sophia’s War definitely went after what she wanted. That doesn’t mean I always agreed with her though…
Stay Alive: A character you wish was still alive
There are so many characters I wish were still alive but I’d definitely say Rue and Cinna from The Hunger Games. They were my favorite characters in the book and in the movie so I was devastated when they died *cries*.
Burn: The most heartbreaking ending to a relationship you’ve ever read
I have a rather uncoventional answer for this question but I would say the relationships in The Scarlett Letter are so heartbreaking. This is rather expected because the whole book is about adultery and shame but once you read it you’ll realize that it isn’t the relationships you might expect that are most heartbreaking.
You’ll Be Back: The sassiest villain
The Mysterious Benedict Society was one of my favorite series when I was about 11 or 12 (it’s still amazing btw). And the villain is so savage and hillarious, I won’t tell you who it is but if you’ve read the book you know. Everyone in this book is lowkey sassy though which why I love it.
The Reynolds Pamphlet: A book with a twist you didn’t see coming
I’ve read a lot of books with twists but one that definitely stuck out was Traitor’s Gate by Avi, thiisss boooook! It destroyed my life with it’s web of intrigue and lies, so many lies!
Non-Stop: A series you marathoned
I don’t really marathon series anymore but when I was younger I marathoned The Left Behind Kids series (i didn’t finish them though because they’re a lot of them) but I read a good 50-60 of them in about two months.
Satisfied: Favorite book with multiple POVs
Satisfied is one of favorite Hamilton songs and one of my favorite books with multiple points of view is Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper. This story is beautiful and shows how two seemingly different lives have parallels.
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: A book/series you feel like will be remembered throughout history
Little Women is such a timeless story and it already showed it’s longevity by lastng this long. I think the sisterhood between the March sisters will never expire.
Helpless: A relationship you were pulling for from the very start
I was definitley rooted for Matt and Love from The Boy in the Black Suit from the very beginning, they have such a sweet relationship and this book is funny but also deep.
Ten Duel Commandments: Favorite fight scene
I honestly don’t really like reading fight scenes, they usually seem to drag and the descriptions never quite thrill me but I did like a scene in The False Prince (series) it was quite dramatic.
Say No To This: A guilty pleasure read
I don’t have one because all books/articles/etc that I feel like I shouldn’t read I don’t.
What Comes Next: A book/series you wish had more books
I would love it if The Other Half of My Heart by Sundee T. Fraizer had a sequel because I’d love to see the main characters in another setting after the duration of the book.
Right Hand Man: BroTP
A BroTP is a spin on OTP (one true pairing or a relationship you root for) only this time it’s not a romantic relationship. I’d say Logan and Philip from CandyMakers for this one because they were hilarious.
What’d I Miss: A book/series you were late to reading
Ummm Harry Potter because I’ve only readl the first one…
Wait For It: A book that was worth waiting for
I’m gonna change this up a bit and say a book that I currently can’t wait for and that is Dear Martin by Nic Stone. It’s been hyped by my favorite authors and the synopsis sounds amazing. It comes out in October and “I’m gonna wait for it, I’m willing to wait for it.”
What book are you currently waiting for!