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In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.
—  Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game
Remus Lupin’s To-Read List

1 Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer | Genre: Narrative Topic/Focus: schizophrenia, coping with death Related to: Psychology Aspects: heart-stopping plot twists, thought-provoking quotes Favorite Quote: If people think you’re MAD, then everything you do, everything you think, will have MAD stamped across it.” Rating: 9.5/10

2 Looking for Alaska by John Green | Genre: Narrative Topic/Focus: falling in love, coping with death Related to: Psychology Aspects: variety of emotional moods, simple and realistic characters, variety of obscure and heartwarming scenes Favorite Quote: Is the labyrinth living or dying? Which is he trying to escape – the world or the end of it?” Rating: 9/10

3 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne | Genre: Historical Fiction Topic/Focus: World War II, friendship, childlike innocence exposing horrors of the world Related to: History Aspects: indirect and obscure messages, heart-stopping plot twists Favorite Quote: “Despite the chaos that followed, Bruno found that he was still holing Shmuel’s hand.” Rating: 8.7/10

4 Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card | Genre: Science Fiction Topic/Focus: interstellar wars, manipulation of the mind, sacrificing one for the ‘greater good’ Related to: Psychology Aspects: life lessons on every page, great plot-twist ending Favorite Quote: If he once thinks there’s an easy way out, he’s wrecked.” Rating: 9/10

5 Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo | Genre: Historical Fiction Topic/Focus: World War I, importance of siblings, coping with death Related to: History Aspects: heart-stopping plot twists, detailed and realistic descriptions, emotional scenes Favorite Quote: “I could believe only in the hell I was living in, a hell on earth, and it was man-made, not God-made.” Rate: 9/10


James Potter’s To-Watch List (Movies)

Sirius Black’s To-Watch List (TV Shows)

In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them…. I destroy them.
—  Ender’s Game- (I think this is probably one of the most stunningly, flawlessly powerful quotes ever for any heroic based book. Every single hero has experienced this thought even when it’s not or hasn't been explicitly implied in the story and thought process. This statement genuinely revolutionizes one’s perspective on heroes in novels and the dynamic he or she has towards the antagonist.)