Today’s tag is inspired by a post I saw while reading Jenna’s Bookmark Your Thoughts blog. While I wasn’t explicitly tagged to do this post, I am a 90’s kid, and as such I feel uniquely qualified to participate.
Interested to see what my inner 90’s say about my book preferences? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.
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She’s All That: Name a book couple that is an odd pairing but they still fit perfectly.
Tristan Thorne and Yvaine from Stardust by Neil Gaiman’s. Apart they are nothing more than an ordinary villager and an extraordinary star, but together, Tristan and Yvaine eventually, after many adventures, become King and Queen of Stormhold. Not bad for an odd pairing.
10 Things I Hate About You: A book/series that you have a love/hate relationship with.
Me Before You (Me Before You #1) by Jojo Moyes. I have to admit that I loved this book when I first read it. But as the controversy in regards to its portrayal of disabled people began to reach a fever pitch I learned just how harmful a book like this could be. While I do still like this book I don’t recommend it all that much anymore. If I do, there is quite a big advisory that precedes it.
Clueless: A character that is totally clueless but you love them anyways.
I know that Jenna also chose this character but who better to fill this question with than everyone’s favourite Ravenclaw, Luna Lovegood. Though I can’t help but wonder whether Luna was actually clueless or that she wasn’t fully letting on just how capable she was.
Titanic: Name a book that made you cry.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Most recently the book that made me shed a tear was my reread of Sepetys’ historical fiction novel depicting the struggles faced by Lithuanians at the hands of the Soviet Union during World War II.
American Pie: A book that makes you laugh.
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham. This lady can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned. Plus, I chose to go with the audiobook for Talking as Fast as I Can because it was actually read by Graham. I laughed so much I was in stitches on several occasions.
Can’t Hardly Wait: A book with a crazy party.
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin. Following the conclusion of the Axis Tour, the Victor’s ball goes from a disturbing display of Nazi propaganda to all out explosive rebellion when Yael risks everything for a slice of revenge.
Cruel Intentions: Name a character you can never fully trust.
Professor Severus Snape from the ‘Harry Potter’ series by J.K. Rowling. Initially introduced to readers as a antagonist to the Golden Trio, and in specific Harry Potter, he goes through development right up until his fate in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7). And yet, even though he was redeemed in the end, I don’t particularly agree that his methods were the best, leading me to never quite trusting that he did it all for Lily.
Drive Me Crazy: Name your favourite ‘boy next door’ or ‘girl next door’ couple.
Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky from the ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ series by Jenny Han. While I have yet to read Always and Forever, Lara, Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3), this couple, both in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (#1), P.S. I Still Love You (#2), and the wonderful Netflix adaptation are one of my only favourite YA contemporary covers. If you need a feel good series, check this one out.
Scream: A book with a memorable villain.
The Darkling from ‘The Grisha Trilogy’ by Leigh Bardugo. The antagonist of ‘The Grisha Trilogy’, the Darkling will be a villain I won’t soon forget. Initially introduced as a protagonist, the shadow summoner eventually showed his true colours and instantly became that much more cooler for being a bad guy. He deserved what he got at the conclusion of Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Trilogy #3) and that is all I am going to say for fear of spoiling an amazingly developed character.
The Craft: Name a book with witches.
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw. Released earlier this year, The Wicked Deep was everything I was craving in a YA paranormal tale. Lushly dark, The Wicked Deep gives off Hocus Pocus meets Practical Magic vibes that will leave even the most skeptical begging for more.
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And those are my answers for the 90’s Movie Book Tag. Want to answer the questions but haven’t been tagged? Take this as me tagging you and leave a comment or link to your post below!