When I saw Cielo talking about writing an Enola Holmes book tag on twitter, I immediately asked to be tagged. I really loved the movie (like I had a feeling I would) and I’m definitely hoping for more in the future (pretty please, Netflix?). In the meantime, I will likely be picking up the books and in the even more immediate future, there is this lovely book tag!
- List the rules and the prompts of the tag in your post
- Thank the person who tagged you and pingback to their post
- Give credits to the creator of the tag, Bellerose Reads, and pingback to her post.
- Tag at least 5 people to do the tag.
1. Enola Holmes – An independent and smart female protagonist
Pippa Fitz-Amobi from A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – I absolutely love Pip! She’s so clever and smart and she doesn’t make any of those stupid mystery book mistakes!! So refreshing. I honestly have never enjoyed reading a character more…and writing this blurb has legit made me want to recheck out the audiobook from my library. (See my full review here.)
2. Sherlock Holmes – You’re favorite mystery/thriller book
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware – This was the first mystery/thriller that I ever actually enjoyed. It’s like a thriller plus. There’s a convincing plot behind all the spooky suspense that helps make it more interesting and less transparent. This book turned Ruth Ware into an instant-read author for me, which is really rare outside of the romance & contemporary genres. I’m currently at 3 out of 6 Ruth Ware books read, and am anxiously awaiting my library loan for her new book, One by One.
3. Eudoria Holmes – A character that defies the rules of their society
Jude Duarte from The Folk of the Air series – I feel like I don’t really need to comment on my choice? I mean, even people who haven’t read the series know that Jude does whatever the hell she wants, and that she’s stabby, stabby when she does it.
4. Mycroft Holmes – The most annoying character you know
Locke from The Folk of the Air series – I hate Locke and he gets what he deserves. That’s all I have to say on that.
5. Lord Tewksbury – A character you want to protect at all costs
6. Inspector Lestrade – A loyal side character
Iko from The Lunar Chronicles series – I love Iko!! She is like my favorite character from the series. (It’s actually a three way tie between Iko, Captain, and Cress, but it’s fine.) I’m currently rereading the series and I cannot wait til book three when Iko & Captain team up and wreak havoc.
7. Miss Harrison – A book that aged like milk
Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot – I wouldn’t say this book aged like milk necessarily, but it definitely reads like the mid-2000’s. It’s weirdly like seeing into the past? I don’t know any other way to describe it. It also brings me right back to my high school library, where I first picked up this series.
8. Linthorn – A book or character you hated from the very beginning
American Royals by Katharine McGee – I have a whole rant about why I didn’t enjoy this book, but I will save you from it by saying this: You would think that a book about an AU where America instated a monarchy instead of a democracy, would focus on all the nitty gritty historical ripples. BUT IT DIDN’T. AT ALL. Instead it came off as a story about petty, spoiled royals and their HEAPS of drama and bad decision-making.
9. Edith – Your favorite book with Black rep
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo – Hello. I love all of Elizabeth Acevedo’s books and really they should all be listed here. But since I’ve read CWYL twice this year, I will go with that one. (Mini review here.) Elizabeth Acevedo’s writing is so illustrative and lyrical, especially when it’s written in verse. I feel like she’s able to get across more meaning with fewer words.
I tag anyone who wants to do this tag!
Now I’m off to go rewatch the movie. Happy reading!