The Pokemon Book Tag (Gotta Read ‘Em All) | Book Tag Thursdays

I don’t know where this tag originated, but when I saw it for the first time on Amy Leigh Reads blog, I knew I would get around to it eventually. I’m a big Pokemon fan and I used to love watching the show when I was a kid. It’ll be a little bit of nostalgia for me, putting this tag together!

So let’s go!

Normal Type: A Favorite Contemporary

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Book cover of "Emergency Contact" by Mary H.K. Choi

Emergency Couple – H.K. Choi

My pick would definitely be Emergency Couple. Not only is this book really cute and unique, but it strikes me as super contemporary. The main couple mostly converse with each other over text messaging, which I think is such a modern way for romance to develop. It’s a really adorable, new adult romance.

Fire Type: A Hot Fire Romance

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Book cover of "Josh & Hazel's Guide to Not Dating" by Christina Lauren

Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating – Christina Lauren

I have to, have to pick Josh & Hazel for this one. This book was on fire with chemistry, romantic feels, and just overall sexiness. I really enjoyed the solid friendship base that was built between the two characters before they even got together, which, as you can tell from the title, was the whole point, anyway. It’s such a great book.

Water Type: A Flowing, Easy Read

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Book cover of "The Wild Robot" by Peter Brown

The Wild Robot – Peter Brown

This book was so sweet and so lovely. It’s a simple story, of a robot who ends up stranded in the wilderness and learns to survive in nature. She eventually learns the language of animals and even becomes parent to a motherless baby goose. It’s such a cute story and it’s an easy, gentle read.

Electric Type: A Book That Kept You Buzzing Long After Finishing

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Book cover of "Hour of the Bees" by Lindsay Eagar

Hour of the Bees – Lindsay Eager

Yes, I know, I totally am taking advantage of the pun. This book totally came out of left field for me. It’s a middle-grade read, but it is so, so well written that I enjoyed it completely as an adult. In fact, I think I got something totally different out of it, since I was reading it from an adult perspective. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it!

Grass Type: Your Favorite First Book in a Series

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Book cover of "Dealing with Dragons" by Patricia C. Wrede

Dealing With Dragons – Patricia C. Wrede

I love this entire series, but Dealing With Dragons is definitely my favorite of the series. I love Cimorene the most, and this book is squarely her story. While she features in the other books, she’s more a peripheral character. This book is an excellent example of a damsel-in-distress princess trope utterly shattered. Any time I recommend it, I always make sure to assure readers that Cimorene is the strong female character you’ve always wanted in your life.

Ice Type: Cold as Ice Character(s)

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Book cover of "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn

Amy Elliot Dunne: Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Holy Cow, is Amy an ice queen! She’s such a scary character, which I chalk up to her being a sociopath. If you haven’t read this book, I would only recommend it if you don’t mind reading books with mostly unlikable characters. I wasn’t fond of Amy’s husband, Nick, either. And, for me, when I don’t like the main characters, I generally don’t enjoy the story as a whole.

Fighting Type: An Action-Packed Book

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Book cover of "The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan

One of the things I liked best about this book, and the series, was how action-packed it was, which is something I would expect and want in a book that deals with Greek gods & goddesses. I enjoyed Percy’s quests/journeys and I found the books to be engaging and enjoyable. I totally understand why they are so popular and remain so. It’s well deserved. I keep meaning to read Riordan’s other works, but I have yet to do so.

Poison Type: A Toxic, But Still Kind of Good Book

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Book cover of "Twilight" by Stephanie Meyer

Twilight – Stephanie Meyer

I use “good” in this case in the loosest terms. I’m not saying I consider Twilight a good book, but an important book for the YA genre. This book kicked off so many other books and really pushed fanfiction to the fore of popularity, I think. Despite it being an otherwise toxic story of love, I think the book’s existence is important and we can’t get around it. It is what it is.

Ground Type: Down-to-Earth Character(s)

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Book cover of "Every Hidden Thing" by Kenneth Oppel

Rachel Cartland: Every Hidden Thing – Kenneth Oppel

I think Rachel strikes me as down-to-earth because she’s never taken by flights of fancy. She has goals and they’re concrete and she knows just what she need to do to make them happen. She’s all about fighting for her rights in a world that doesn’t really expect much from women. I really liked her forthrightness and her no-nonsense attitude. She reminds me a lot of Hermione Granger.

Flying Type: Favorite High Fantasy Book

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Book cover of "Sabriel" by Garth Nix

Sabriel – Garth Nix

I don’t think it gets much better than Garth Nix when it comes to high fantasy. I think his stories are so incredibly well thought out and unique. I love how much he plays with stereotypical fantasy tropes. Sabriel is full of action, has a really cool magic system, and has so many unforgettable characters. It’s such a good book and series.

Psychic Type: Saw That Coming – A Predictable Plot

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Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins

I really could have picked any number of YA romance books, because hey, that’s how romance usually rolls. But that’s not a bad thing! I actually really love this book, despite the potentially questionable aspects of cheating. But it’s really just a light-hearted, international romance story and of course there’s a little heartache and struggle, but in the end it’s worth it. Predictable, but really cute.

Bug Type: Not Sure What it is, But the Book Just Annoys You

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Book cover of "City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones – Cassandra Clare

Most of the time, I know exactly why I don’t like a book. But this one, while there were things I disliked, overall, I know it’s not a bad book, but I just didn’t like it. I can’t lay my finger on the exact reason, the overall reason. There are a few little things, but I’ve overlooked that kind of stuff before in a book. But with this one, it was just a deal-breaker and I don’t have any desire to finish the series.

Rock Type: A Book that is Hard to Describe

Book cover of "After Dark" by Haruki Murakami

After Dark – Haruki Murakami

I actually really like this book but…I don’t quite remember what happens in it? I mean, it’s a mostly straightforward realistic fiction about a bunch of different people whose paths converge, but it would be very hard for me to describe what actually happens in it. I mostly enjoy Murakami’s writing, which is brilliant and beautiful, and the slow, easy ride of it. It’s not a novel for those who like plot-driven stories. It’s an atmospheric, character-driven read.

Ghost Type: Everyone’s Dead, a Book Where Nobody is Safe

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Book cover of "A Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin

I mean, of course I choose A Game of Thrones, I mean, come on! There’s that running joke about Sean Bean and everyone, even those who don’t watch the show or have not read the books know that Martin is totally okay with killing off any character. Literally anyone is expendable. That’s just how it goes. There’s a lot of heartbreak with this kind of writing, but in the world it’s set in, it kind of makes sense.

Dragon Type: A Book with Incredible Creatures

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Book cover of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

I love Harry Potter, as you all know, and one of the reasons is because I think Rowling has created such a fantastic world full of fantastic creatures! I love all the dragons and unicorns and three-headed dogs! This whole series is chock full of cool creatures, some new some tried and true, but I think Rowling does an excellent job of working them into the story in a natural way. It’s awesome.

Dark Type: A Dark, Twisted Story

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Book cover of "Let the Right One In" by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Let the Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist

I don’t think I’ve read anything as twisted as this book…except for maybe American Psycho, which I suppose I could have also picked for this, but I don’t like to talk about it that much. Instead, I chose this really dark, really creepy vampire tale spun by Lindqvist. It’s vampires like you’ve never seen them before and it’s so, so scary. I don’t often say that about books, but this one totally is. And a bit gross. It’s a lot of things. There are also several movie adaptations of this, so if you’re into visual scares, you should check this one out.

Steel Type: A Book with Swashbuckling Pirates, or Regular Pirates

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Book cover of "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

If I’m picking any book with pirates in it, of course I’m picking Treasure Island! It’s got Long John Silver in it, are you kidding me!? I love this book, no lie, and I think it sets the tone for so many pirate books to come. Stevenson is such a masterful storyteller and this book really sucked me in. I love the characters and the overall adventurous feel of this book.

Fairy Type: A Book With Great Fae/Faeries

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Book cover of "Ella Enchanted" by Gail Carson Levine

Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine

I found a prompt to fit Ella into! Yay! But seriously, I actually do like the fairy concept in this story. Of course, they’re fairy godmothers, but there’s a really cool contrast at play in this book between using magic too liberally or not enough. Lucinda does major damage to Ella and others with her magic, even though she uses it in a spirit of kindness and fellowship. It’s a clear message of having magic does not mean you should always use it. Know the consequences.

I Tag…


Are you a fan of Pokemon? Give this tag a go! I really enjoyed this prompt and I’d love to see your answers! Make sure to link back to me so I can see them! Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!

2 thoughts on “The Pokemon Book Tag (Gotta Read ‘Em All) | Book Tag Thursdays

  1. I thiiiink it might be my tag but with the types edited slightly [not that I’m fishing for anything or whatever, I don’t even know for certain I was behind this version of it haha] 😀 you’ve got some awesome choices on here 😀 ❤

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    1. Good to know! Thank you! I followed link after link from the post I discovered this tag on and every time it was always someone who had been tagged, never the originator, so I gave up after following ten or so links. Thank you for creating the tag! I had a lot of fun doing it! I edited the types because I wanted to put some Pokemon in it 🙂


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