I’ve seen this tag done in several places and, since I love the Avengers, I thought I’d play along. From what I can tell, this originated on YouTube with Super Space Chick.
So, without further ado, The Avengers Book Tag!
Iron Man: A Book that made you laugh out loud.
I listened to this on audio, the combination of the hilarious plot and the even more hilarious narrator had me laughing out loud almost the whole book. I love this book so much. It’s silly, it’s fun, it’s intriguing, it’s fast paced. It’s just a wonderful experience. If you haven’t read it or listened to it, do it ASAP.
Captain America: A book that sends a positive message.
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levin is a wonderful story about saving yourself, choosing your own live, and being authentic. It’s also got a wonderfully developed love story.
Thor: A book with a character’s strength you admire.
Ace of Shades/King of Fools. I admire Enne Salta’s strength. She’s spent her life feeling like a failure. But when her mother disappears, she goes from her safe life in Bellamy to the city of sin and gets entangled in the dark underworld. Instead of letting it beat her, she becomes a street lord, forms her own gang, and does what she needs to survive. She’s strong and she doesn’t break even when things get rough. I wish I could be half as strong as she is.
Black Widow: A book with a kick-ass female protagonist.
Velvet Templeton from Velvet: Before the Living End by Ed Brubaker is a secret agent turned secretary turned rogue agent. She’s strong, she’s smart, and she’s deadly. She’s awesome.
Hulk: A book that made you incredibly angry.
Blackout by Mira Grant made me angry. I liked the first one okay, enjoyed the second more, but the third one made clear that something was happening and then did all sort of acrobatics to claim it wasn’t what it was. And it made me mad. Because, just call it like it is, don’t justify it and pretend it’s not what it actually is.
Hawkeye: An underrated book you think more people should pay attention to.
Backwards to Oregon by Jae is a super fantastic book about a woman named Luke Hamilton who’s lived her life as a man (and is probably really non-binary). She’s planning on going to Oregon and needs a wife to join the wagon train. She marries a woman named Nora, who’s worked in a brothel for three years and is ready for a change. It’s got so many tropes that I love, it’s romantic, it’s sexy, it’s epic, and it’s wonderful. And no one I know except for my sister has heard of it. I think more people need to read this book.
*BONUS* Loki: A book with a twist or a surprise that tricked you
Gemina totally tricked me. I was in Minneapolis on a work trip, and I grabbed a few minutes for myself in the room I was sharing to read while everyone was at happy hour. I was relaxing on the bed, reading, and then something happened in the book. I bolted upright and yelled out loud. It was totally shocking and totally great.
I’m not entirely sure who to tag to do this, so I’m going to leave this open for anyone who’s interesting. Just drop a link below so I check yours out.