The 2016 US Presidential Election Book Tag

So it happened. You don’t witness history every day but here I was, sitting on the other side of the world, clutching my phone, waiting for the announcement of the fate of the most powerful country in the world. In honour to the path in front of us that is brightened by hell fire, I have created my first original book tag, with 16 books honouring the turn of history at 2016. I’ve also done an anime tag here.

Star-spangled banner – Had it been another country no one would have cared.

Pick a book with red, white, and blue on the cover.

Turns out it is pretty difficult to find a book with these three colours. So I chose one that I didn’t read, I hope you won’t mind.

The Union Jack: The Story of the British Flag by Nick Groom2106370

The rest of the world – When the USA sneezes, the world catches a cold.

Pick a book where a character was forced into a position that they didn’t sign up for as a result of others’s actions.

The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan

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Percy didn’t ask to be accused of the crime he couldn’t have committed. Or to be the subject of the Great Prophecy.

Plot twist – Nobody saw that coming, and neither did the polls.

Pick a book with a plot twist that totally threw you off guard.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

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Escape – Canada, Australia, New Zealand… These are a few popular choices.

Pick a book where a character was forced to abandon where they call home.

Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin

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This is an autobiography of Li Cunxin, who chose the then land of the free USA over the oppressive China. By doing so he was forced to abandon his motherland. Oh, the irony.

Trapped – When you realised these countries have immigration laws and unreliable web services. LOL.

Pick a book where a character wants to escape but couldn’t.

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

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Bob says wtf America.

cic.gc.ca – I’ve never seen something crashes that fast.

Pick a book where things escalated too quickly

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

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Calm down Penny, you just met that guy! I’ve written a review for this book which is available here.

Great Wall of USA – That fucking wall.

Pick a book where the characters are isolated, physically or figuratively.

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

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Wisdom’s daughter walks alone. Wisdom herself walks right off the continent.

Boiling frog – Rome didn’t fall in a day…

Choose a book where things are getting worse and worse gradually. The characters should have saw that coming but were blind to it until it’s too late.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Students got attacked, the student got murdered, death eaters rising.
Minister of Magic: Don’t worry. We are totally not fucked.

11th of November – But it started falling someday.

Choose a book where an event was the catalyst of a disaster.

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

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That nosebleed, though.

Electorate college – Democracy but not really.

Pick a book with a system that makes no sense.

Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling

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As interesting as Quidditch is, the rules are pretty confusing.

Popularity votes – What’s the point? 

Pick a book with a pointless concept.

Ten Things I Hate About Me by Randa Abdel-Fattah

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The whole concept of the book was to embrace your culture, stand-up for yourself, don’t give into bigotry etc. Except the protagonist showed the opposite of that and didn’t undergo any character growth. View the full review here.

46% – The embarrassing lol-I-couldn’t-be bothered rate. 

Pick a book with character disappearance.

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

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Where is Percy? The word is ending and we need him.

Throwback Tuesday – When vintage is a trend in politics and history is repeating itself. Make America just like before again.

Choose a book where things are progressing only to take an 180-degree turn again and go backwards.

Animal Farm by George Orwell

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Common sense – Something that isn’t so common anymore.

Pick a book that defies common sense.

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Common sense is not allowed in this rabbit hole.

Jokes? Jokes on you – When what started as a joke became reality, it’s so pathetically sad it’s funny in a different way.

Pick a book with dark humour.

I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson

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This book was jam-packed by dark humour. Although I didn’t enjoy it very much, my attitude to this election is pretty similar to Shane’s attitude towards his life. A full review of this book will be out soon.

Dystopian – Who needs dystopian fictions when you can just watch the news.

Pick your favourite dystopian book.

1984 by George Orwell

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Big Brother is watching you from the top of His Tower.

Anyways, that was just a way for me to cope with the fact that one of the most powerful people in the world would be… you know… in control of one of the most powerful country for the future 4 years. Until Kanye West takes over, assuming that the world still exists. If that happens I will create The 2020 US Presidential Election Book Tag. Hasa Diga Eebowai.

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