As it is Harry Potter month, I think it only appropriate to have the book that started it all as this week’s TAG Pick, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone by: J.K. Rowling! Obviously it works for a ton of prompts this month. For Easy TAG, it works for NEWTs, Incantation, Magical Creatures, Auror, Red Cover, Unbreakable Vow, and Seeker! For Hard TAG, it works for Witches/Wizards, House Trait, Elderly Character, Orphans, Unforgivable Curses, Ghosts, Owls, Twins, Expecto Patronum, Leviosa, Riddikulus!
If anyone hasn’t heard of Harry Potter (the horror), here is the Goodreads Description lol: Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.
Though Harry’s first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it’s his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.
Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3
I recently did a reread of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, and it was the first time I’d read the illustrated version! I highly recommend the Illustrated Version as it is gorgeous. Some of the illustrations literally brought tears to my eyes. Of course, it was just as magical and amazing as the first time I read it, and it goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway) if you haven’t read Harry Potter, stop what you’re doing, grab a cup of tea, and get ready for a life changing experience 🙂 -Laurie