Cliche Book Tag ๐Ÿ“š

Whose up for a little book tag?

Miranda Reads (who no longer has any content on YouTube that I could find) created this tag. I saw this on Jenniely’sย ย blog and I thought it would be a pretty fun tag to do ๐Ÿ™‚


1. Actions speak louder than words.

A book that wasn’t or couldn’t be better than the movie.

Cirque du Freak was AWFUL! When I was younger Darren Shan was my favourite author and I still think I’ve read more of his books than any other author. So I was excited when the first book in the Darren Shan Saga was being turned into a film.

It was rubbish. So bad. It didn’t even follow the plot properly or in a way that would make sense or at least respect the book.

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2. The grass is always green on the other side.

A rags to riches…or riches to rags story.

Hunted by Meagan Spooner is a Beauty and the Beast retelling which I really enjoyed and at the beginning of the book Yeva’s family lose their money due to a bad business venture. For Yeva it’s more of a relief than a hindrance to her enjoyment of life.

Oh and of course Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses does well for herself and her sisters who are in poverty before the Fae get involved in her life.

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3. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

A parent-child relationship you loved.

Melissa and Desmond Edgley are honestly the best parents ever! I love them so much! They are such dorks and support Val in everything she does. Their family dynamic is absolutely beautiful โ™ฅ

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4. You can’t judge a book by its cover.

A great book that NEEDS a better cover.

The Host by Stephanie Meyer is aย  good book and no one gives it a chance. One because people think they’re better for not liking Meyer and two because the cover sucks. It’s ugly and doesn’t entice you to read it.

I think this suffers from the whole face epidemic on book covers that happened a few years ago and deserves a new cover. And the film cover doesn’t count.

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5. You can’t please everyone.

A book you hate/love that everyone loves/hates.

I don’t like some much loved children’s classics. I didn’t enjoy Jim Barrie’s Peter Pan and I can’t stand Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. And some of the later books in C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia were a let down.

I can’t actually think of anything else. I guess Fellowship of the Ring which was coma inducing and loads of people love that. But then I loved the next two books in the trilogy.ย (I hate The Hobbit).

In YA fantasy, which is my most read genre, I tend to like what everyone else does haha ๐Ÿ˜‚

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6. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

A book you are a better person for having read.

The ones that come to mind are:

  • A Monster Calls; Patrick Ness

This book’s theme is loss and coming to terms with the inevitable and the death of a close one. It was one of the things that helped me through my own grieving process.

  • The Hate U Give; Angie Thomas

I don’t tend to read contemporaries, especially hard hitting ones. I want my fiction to be an escape. However, this owned voices book is very important.

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7. Love is blind.

A book with a disabled character OR actual blind love.

Of course the first book that comes to mind is Six of Crows (Leigh Bardugo) where we have a character who has a limp and uses a cane, and another who is dyslexic.

Percy from Mackenzi Lee’s Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is epileptic which was wonderful for me to see!

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8. Ignorance is bliss.

A book you know is bad but don’t want to admit it or a book you don’t want to read in case it’s bad.

This is hard for me because if I really like a book, I have trouble reading the next book because I get anxious that I”l be let down haha ๐Ÿ˜‚

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9. There is no time like the present.

Your favorite contemporary book.

As I’ve said I don’t really read contemporaries, so I only really have a handful to choose to from.

The ones I really like:

  • The Ladybirds series; Jenny McLachlan – is such a cute and fluffy series about girls following their passions.
  • The Hate U Give; Angie Thomas – This is an owned voice insight into the police brutality against African Americans.
  • The Kiss Quotient; Helen Hoang – An autistic woman hires a male escort to teach her about her perceived ineptitude about love and sex.

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10. Better safe than sorry.

A book you don’t want to read in case it’s bad or vice versa!

Sarah J. Maas is ab author I do enjoy, but I’ve never been inclined to read her Throne of Glass series. I just have a feeling that I’m going to hate it haha

I’ve also seen everyone hype and love To All the Boys I Loved Before, I mean it has a Netflix film, but I know that I’m not going to like it. So there’s no point wasting my time.

Thanks for reading! I hope you’re having a lovely day~


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