Unpopular opinion: I hate ’80s movies!
Yes, I’m sure.
Yes, even your favorite film.
Yes, especially The Return of the Jedi.
Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books did this tag (complete with graphics) a couple days ago. I’ve been perfecting my answers ever since.
A book that kept you up all night
I stayed up till midnight to finish The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo because I COULD NOT STOP.
Something about this book’s writing was so addicting.
I maaaaay have considered bleaching my hair in Evelyn’s honor.
I now have Taylor Jenkins Reid’s entire bibliography on my TBR.
A wonderfully quotable book
I copied down multiple passages from The Sky Between You and Me.
Never thought I’d love anorexia poetry, but here we are.
Several passages spoke to me during my first year of living in Seattle. This was my favorite:
I wish I could tell you that I’m fine
that things are back to the way they were
But it can’t be the same
Can’t go back to the way it was
Because I’m different now
A character who loves breaking the rules
Dread Nation’s Jane McKeene doesn’t have TIME for rules.
Who cares how much she lies when she’s so effective at putting down shamblers?
Her friendship with Katherine is my FAVORITE.
Bi rep? Yep.
A couple that took an eternity to get together
Kristin Cashore must have learned her lesson from Graceling, because she slowed down Fire and Brigan’s courtship to snail speed.
I kept asking, “ISN’T THIS SUPPOSED TO BE A ROMANCE?”
It was worth the wait. Trust.
A book involving time travel
I thiiiiink Claire North’s End of the Day involves time travel.
I haven’t read it.
I hear North’s books have high concepts with underwhelming execution.
Fellow book bloggers: should I go for it?
A character with a unique style
(This movie reminds me of Bowling for Soups “1985” EVERY TIME.)
Descriptions of Blue Sargent’s clothing mention thrift-store finds, three tops sewn together, and shredded skirts.
Her style is SO unique, I haven’t been able to picture it.
Favorite book involving the training/mentoring trope
Alternate take: favorite book where the trainer and mentor fall in love.
OBVIOUSLY The Scorpio Races.
I’m not sorry.
A book with a trip that doesn’t go as planned
In Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity, best pals Jess and Chunk fall in love unexpectedly.
At least, I think so. I didn’t finish the book.
A book with the central character’s name in the title
Dear Brain: WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS?
A female character who comes out of her shell
The Book Thief’s Liesl blooms in her adopted household.
Her friendship with Max makes my heart soft.
I should’ve put Liesl/Max on my nostalgic ships.
A death that took you by surprise
EVERYONE IN CLOCKWORK PRINCESS GETS A HAPPY ENDING EXCEPT HENRY BLACKWOOD?
FOR WHAT PURPOSE?
WHY WOULD YOU KILL OFF THE GINGER AND LET WILL HERONDALE LIVE?
An ending that left you both happy and sad
Girl Made of Stars gutted me.
I love you, Hannah, Mara, and Charlie.
You deserve everything.
Of the movies listed, I tolerate When Harry Met Sally and The Princess Bride most.
Let me know your favorites (books OR movies) below.