I was tagged for this by the magnificent Cait @ Paper Fury (who gets the coolest tags ever). Unfortunately, I don’t have any of the magnificent pictures she has, because A) I do not own all the books that I’m listing, and B) my photos are amateur at best (though I’m possibly getting a tiny bit better), and C) I really don’t have the time or patience currently to take and edit all the photos.
So no pretty photography.
This book tag was created by Of Stacks and Cups, and I don’t know the name of whoever writes that blog, so oh well.
SNOW WHITE: NAME YOUR FAVORITE CLASSIC
Is All Creatures Great and Small a classic? If so, that. If not, I loved Call of the Wild when I was younger. If that’s not a classic, than I don’t know what to tell you other than I don’t read and enjoy a lot of classics.
CINDERELLA: NAME A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU READING PAST YOUR BEDTIME
Ensnared by A.G. Howard. However, I think this is mostly because I stayed up until midnight to start reading it the moment it downloaded on my kindle, so I don’t know if it would have done so had I not done that. So I have to say Dorothy Must Die. We were on vacation when I bought that and despite being exhausted I stayed up until nearly midnight to finish it.
AURORA: NAME YOUR FAVORITE CLASSIC ROMANCE
Classic? Romance? Favorite? I do not understand what you mean. I do not speak this language.
ARIEL: NAME A BOOK ABOUT SACRIFICES AND FIGHTING FOR YOUR DREAMS
I read a lot of books that are about sacrifices OR fighting for your dreams, not really both at the same time. So I’m going to find some weird sort of middle ground and say Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Karou fights for Akiva and Akiva fights for Karou and they both sacrifice stuff.
BELLE: NAME A BOOK WITH A SMART, INDEPENDENT FEMALE CHARACTER
Blue from The Raven Boys. She is smart, and stubborn, and she will do what she wants and will not let anyone pressure her into doing what she does not want to do. She refuses to let Gansey pay for her food even though it could without blinking, she stands up for herself, and she’s just all around awesome. If you don’t agree with this we can’t be friends.
JASMINE: NAME A BOOK WHOSE CHARACTER CHALLENGES THE SOCIAL CONVENTIONS OF THEIR WORLD
Aria and Perry from the Under the Never Sky series. “OH, THESE PEOPLE HAVEN’T SEEN REAL SUNLIGHT IN A HUNDRED PLUS YEARS? LET’S ALL DUMP THEM OUTSIDE (To save their lives, of course)”.
POCAHONTAS: NAME A BOOK WHOSE ENDING WAS A ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTIONS
I cried through like the entire last three chapters of Mockingjay. Straight-up bawling. And I was in the car with a bunch of people at the time, and someone asked what happened and I just sob something along the lines of “She’s talking to Buttercup about Prim!” and I was basically left alone for the rest of the car ride.
MULAN: NAME A BOOK FEATURING WAR OR BATTLES
I’m only like three chapters or so into it, but Shadow and Bone seems to have war. And also strange bird-like creatures and magic.
TIANA: NAME A BOOK FEATURING A HARD-WORKING, SELF-MADE CHARACTER
Cassie from the 5th Wave. She’s basically running around all alone with a machine gun because she taught herself to survive during an alien invasion. She is who we would want to be if we were caught in an alien invasion.
RAPUNZEL: NAME A BOOK FEATURING AN ARTIST
Writing is an art, right? If so, Cath from Fangirl is an artist. If it’s not an art, Clary from The Mortal Instruments series is an artist, even if it takes up a small portion of the book.
MERIDA: NAME A BOOK WITH A STRONG MOTHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP
Tris had a strong relationship with her Mom in the first book, and her death carried across all three books because of the GUILT, and the GRIEF, and the HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU?
I just made it sound like they were dating. Sorry.
ANNA AND ELSA: NAME A BOOK THAT FEATURES A GREAT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SIBLINGS
Carter and Sadie from the Kane Chronicles kick butt together. THEY REALLY DO. If you had thrown just Carter or just Sadie into the world of Egyptian gods they would be dead by now.
So, that’s my list. I’ve got like thirty seconds left before I have to go so I’ll have to come in and edit later to add who I tag but basically if you want to do this and I never actually add the tags or I do and I didn’t tag you, just do it!