Pokemon Go Book Tag: When Two Obsessions Combine

July 26, 2016 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books


Ever since Pokemon Go has been released, I’ve been glued to my phone, catching those little critters wherever I go and staying out for hours whenever there are lures nearby.

I just gotta catch them all alright? I’m not the only one who’s obsessed – my favourite Aentee @ Read at Midnight created the Pokemon Go Book Tag and tagged me! This tag and the gorgeous accompanying graphics created by Aentee are absolutely genius and remind me of my childhood! And what’s better than to combine it with books?


I have been reading ever since I was a little kid, so this one would be a hard one to remember. I’m pretty sure ever since I got my own Spot book I have been hooked ever since. My sister used to read me picture books even before I could read myself. pokemon-tag02pikachu

This one’s an easy one – Harry Potter is an icon that I will always love. I remember rushing to the bookstore and grabbing the books off the shelves when they were first released almost 20 years ago and eagerly waiting for my sister to finish her copy so I could read it! Can’t wait for Cursed Child to come out! pokemon-tag-03-zubat

Those darn Zubats. I don’t even bother with them anymore, just like I haven’t bothered with The Mortal Instruments. I read the first 2 books but haven’t continued, and the fact that it’s such a long series with endless spin-offs doesn’t help.


Since I read Val and Aentee’s book tags which have mentioned Red Rising, I can’t get that out of mind so ditto. I loved how the first book had a Hunger Games style arena but set in space, but there was SO MUCH MORE awesome to it. Greco-Roman warfare set in space, this series is freaking epic. And it’s just one of those series that gets better and better each book.


I’m a massive fan of Rachel Caine and have read most of her adult series along with her latest YA release Ink & Bone (which, if you like libraries and diverse fantasy you should read btw), but I am still incredibly intimidated by the Morganville Vampire series. I have bought up to book 14 but I mean the series is still going at book 15 – that is a LOT of books! Has anyone else read this series?


The last book that gave me a massive book hangover was Me Before You. I stayed up reading it and literally could not read anything else for a while because I was numb from that emotional ending. The movie was adorable but I really did think the book was better.


My bookish OTP will always and forever be Rose and Dimitri from the Vampire Academy series. Theirs is a romance that shows not everything has to be perfect, that you can have other interests and be focused on your mission but also experience a heart stopping, life altering romance. Rose never changes herself for Dimitri and they are all the more better for each other. This is a couple that puts all other fictional couples to shame. pokemon-tag08-rapidash

Fire-hot and fast paced? Everything about Rapidash and Ponyta reminds me of the desert, which is where Rebel of the Sands is set! The action in here was heart stopping and nonstop and I loved the developing romance between Amani and Jinn. Also there is mythical horse of the sands in the book. Nailed it! pokemon-tag09-eevee

I really enjoy the Percy Jackson series, so when Heroes of Olympus, the Demigod Files and all of those beautiful graphic novels were released, I was excited. I adore Percabeth and it’s always exciting hearing of their new adventures. Now if only excitement translated into actually picking up Heroes of Olympus…

I haven’t continued past the first book of the Grisha trilogy and I’m not one to read series/spin-offs out of order, but when I picked up Six of Crows, I didn’t look back. This book is seriously one of my favourites, those amazing ships, those Grisha powers, the Russian mythology and so many characters that are larger than life! This book is LOVE and I can’t wait until The Crooked Kingdom.


It definitely has to be Mistborn! Absolutely everyone seems to be crazy about Brandon Sanderson and I still haven’t picked up his books yet, while my fiancee on the other hand has read the first book already. I can’t wait to get into these series, but some of them are super long! pokemon-tag15mew-mewtwoI still adore the Hunger Games luxury edition released in Australia, those beautiful foiled edges, metallic print and the white covers. One day I will own you, but until then feast your eyes…



Definitely The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. When Aentee reviewed this I ordered it straight away. I mean the Indian mythology, Persephone and Hades retelling and gorgeous lyrical writing, what’s not to love? Can’t wait to pick this up!


I will read and buy anything that Colleen Hoover writes, even though some of her recent releases have been a disappointment. Lucky for me, she releases a book every year! Can’t wait to read It Ends With Us!


Can I please have Gemina now? After reading and absolutely LOVING Illuminae with it’s creative formatting, sci-fi setting, star-crossed lovers and amazingly witty writing, I have wanted Gemina in my hot little hands ever since. I can’t wait until November!!!

I tag anyone else who wants to do this tag, it was so much fun (and kind of challenging thinking of books to narrow down!)

Are you playing Pokemon Go too?

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Jeann is an Aussie YA blogger and mum who loves to read and recommend books! You can usually find me fangirling about books on my various social media channels including Tiktok@happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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19 responses to “Pokemon Go Book Tag: When Two Obsessions Combine

  1. Abe

    Im so late to the party but im glad i check in now. I even started a blog! This challenge will help me get a great start!

    • Hahah I know, I got one for a friend's baby shower and it was so nostalgic, I swear it was the same one I had when I was a kid!

  2. Cyn @ Bookmunchies

    Haha!! This is so awesome!
    Unfortunately no Pokemon Go for me right now since I'm currently in Indonesia and have the sketches wi-fi/no data ):
    I remember reading Harry Potter when it came out and I was the same age, haha.
    So many great books! I've got a few of those on my TBR! Rebel in the Sand and The Red Rising especially! I also have the first 3 books of the Mistborn series, so I should start that too…haha.
    My recent post RRSReview: My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows

    • Ohhh I hope you are having a great time overseas Cyn! Yeah, being the same age of Harry Potter was actually kind of cool hehe. There are so many great books for you to read Cyn! Start with Red Rising please! 😀

  3. Harry Potter is definitely on its way to becoming a classic. Years in the future, students in class will be reading Harry Potter as required reading! I HOPE SO AT LEAST. 🙂 Yay I'm glad you're excited for The Star-Touched Queen, it's magnificent. I wasn't crazy about Ruin and Rising, so I hesitantly and cautiously picked up Six of Crows. And I loved it. completely took me by surprise too!! Great post <3

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books
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    • I think it is a classic definitely! I love it so much. That would be amazing if people studied it. I\’m so glad you loved TSTQ, your review is one of the reasons why I bought it! I\’m so glad you loved SoC too, soooo good.

  4. Michelle

    Oh, this is such a cute tag! I LOVE your choices! 🙂

    With you on the Mortal Instruments one — I don't see it quite as much anymore, but for a while it was EVERYWHERE and I was just like "Why?! It was good but dear god I need a break!"

    I haven't read Six of Crows yet, but I keep meaning to. I LOVED the Grisha trilogy, but I honestly didn't care for the first book all that much. The second one surprised me with its awesomeness.
    My recent post The Crimson Corset (Vampires of Crimson Cove #1) by Alistair Cross [Review]

    • Yeah, I\’m so glad it\’s kind of died down with the hype because I felt so pressured to read and like it lol. OMG I hope you read Six of Crows! It\’s such a fantastic book!

  5. This tag is AMAZING.

    SPOT! Oh man, I LOVED those books when I was kid. I had so many. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who wasn't able to get into The Mortal Instruments. Also, I'll be really interested to see your thoughts on The Star-Touched Queen! I loved the mythology and writing, but wasn't the biggest fan of the romance or characters. I'm DYING for Gemina. I need that book soooo badly.

    Pokemon Go definitely took over my life this month! Admittedly, I'd slowed down a bit on it now because all I can find are god damn Zubats and Ekans hahaha and it's starting to drive me crazy.

    • So did I , I picked the Spot books up recently and they haven\’t changed at all, so cute. I can\’t wait to read TSTQ, once I dig it out from my boxes somewhere. Gah why is it that so many YA books have great worlds but disappointing romances? That must be so frustrating Lauren! I can see it losing it\’s appeal really fast.

  6. Omg omg this tag! I LOVE IT. So awesome, I'm totally obsessed with Pokemon Go as well so I think I may take a stab at this tag xD I've been trekking all the way out to the city at night just to hang around the lures there. Pretty good exercise too. Wow that Hunger Games luxury edition is gorgeous. Have you seen the Book Thief Anniversary edition? Love it. I'm also looking forward to the The Star-Touched Queen 🙂
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    • Yessss please do it as well Alise, it is everything! I\’ve been doing the same thing but lucky I already work in the city so staying out after work for a few hours lol. No I haven\’t seen that edition either, will have to look it up.

  7. I definitely do not blame you for giving up on The Mortal Instrument series. I've read all the books and I just don't understand the hype. Call me the black sheep haha. All the spin-off series makes the concept very warn out as well. I think I've call it a day with the shadowhunting world.

    Heroes of Olympus, on the other hand can just keep on going. I will jump at any chance to revisit this world and check in with my favourite characters and meet new ones.

    I've heard a lot of great things about Rachel Caine's books but I would definitely be intimidated by the 15 books in a series.
    My recent post Top Ten Tuesday: Things I Want to do Thanks to Books

    • Oh man, that\’s even more disappointing seeing as you read the whole thing! I felt the same way after just reading 2 of their books. I totally know what you mean with it being totally over-hyped. I haven\’t read Heroes of Olympus, I\’m looking forward to it! Yeah, I saw something about Morganville being the longest YA series…

  8. Hehehe you know I will for you Aentee <3 plus it is glorious so why wouldn't I do it? I just love Red Rising omg, MS is seriously the best book I have read all year. Yeah, everyone is complaining about it T_T I'm sad,.

  9. Nick

    Rose & Dimitri! They are one of my top OTPs as well. I've been wanting to re-read the series and I think I might soon. I've heard a lot of people say the same things about Red Rising being very tropey. There are few authors who can make tropes fresh and it looks like Pierce Brown is one of those.
    Unfortunately, I didn't like It Ends With Us, but I hope you love it, Jeann! She used to be an auto-buy author for me too, but I've decided that her books are no longer for me.
    I'm doing this tag on Friday and I can't wait!
    My recent post 8 Books I Wish I Could Re-Rate

    • Between you, me and Rashika, we keep the Romitri game strong Nick! I love it so much. Red Rising IS tropey but then you move on to the later books and it's like WOW so amazing you know? A shame to hear about It Ends With Us. I felt let down with Confess and November 9 as well, so it's a shame to hear that.

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