+ Moon – A book that makes you hungry
The Alchemaster’s Apprentice by Walter Moers – Part of the plot revolves around the alchemaster trying to fatten up a crat (similar to a cat), so there’s lots of food talk going on. Runner up to the Song of Ice and Fire series because Gurm loves his feasts!
+ Mercury – A book that features science and technology
The Parasitology series by Mira Grant – it’s all about advanced parasites that live in our bodies to help keep us “healthy” and then everything that goes wrong afterward.
+ Venus – A book that makes you want to play video games
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – hello, this book is like an homage to every 80s video game (and movie.)
+ Mars – A book inspired by mythology or folklore
Charles de Lint is definitely inspired by folklore and basically his whole Newford series details the lives of people living in a city where paranormal and mythological creatures exist and sometimes pass into our world and lot of it is based on Native American folklore.
+ Jupiter – A book that gave you strong feelings
Wow, so many options. I’m going with an old favorite though: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. I still friggen love this book so much and I’ll never forget how, by about page 10, I was ready to shout its praises from the rooftops. Runner up to The Love Story of Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce because just thinking about the ending still makes me tear up.
+ Saturn – A post-apocalyptic book you love
The Wool series by Hugh Howey – the post-apoc genre hadn’t really entered its upswing when I first read this series and it was relatively new genre to me at the time. These books really impressed me and I definitely want to read them again.
+ Pluto – A time travel book
The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn – a book about people who travel back in time to actually meet Jane Austen?! How could I not love this? I totally loved it.
+ Uranus – A book featuring elemental magic
I know I’ve read plenty of books with elemental magic, but for some reason, this one took me a really long time! I decided to go with The Power by Naomi Novik – it’s not a favorite of mine, but it’s a more recent read and I consider lightning powers to be somewhat elemental. I’m sure there are a million more obvious choice, but I can’t think of any right now!
+ Neptune – A book featuring music
The Song of All by Tina LeCount Myers – while this was a DNF for me, it does heavily feature the song of an ancient people that also reflects the path of the characters. A neat element, just not one that grabbed me.
+ Tuxedo Mask – A book with masquerades or hidden identities
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller – it’s a book about assassins soooo…
+ Rini/Chibi Moon – A favorite middle-grade book
This prompt made me laugh because while I love middle-grade, I really don’t like Chibi Moon at all! I love so many middle-grade books, I’m going to go with a semi-recent read: Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk.
+ Luna, Artemis, & Diana – A book for animal lovers
I decided to go with Pax by Sarah Pennypacker –this is more centered towards fox-lovers, but still. I tried to be funny and think of a book for animal lovers, as in, animals who are in love, but then I got too lazy to think about it for long and didn’t come up with anything.
There you have it! If you’re a Sailor Moon fan, then I tag you!
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