Classics Book Tag

So I have a ton of tags that I’ve saved as drafts that I have yet to answer, so logically I thought it was time to do a tag I wasn’t tagged for. I saw Belinda @ Bookarahma do this tag a few months ago and since I enjoy the occasional classic, I thought this would be refreshingly different since I blog mostly about YA books.

1. An overhyped classic you really didn’t like:

Now don’t freak out, I understand Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is regarded as a work of art by many and at fifteen I thought it was positively awful. However, I am now much older and I am really eager to give this one another try. It also helps that I can’t recall why I hated it so much.

2. Favorite time period to read about:

I’m going to say the 1800s and you can thank Jane Austen for that.

3. Favorite fairy-tale:

I really like the original Sleeping Beauty fairy tale as it more closely resembles the one we are familiar with compared to the other rather strange and messed up (to be blunt) versions collected by the Brothers Grimm.

5. Top 5 classics you would like to read (soon):

6. Favourite modern book/series based on a classic:

Diana Peterfreund’s For Darkness Shows the Stars is based on Jane Austen’s Persuasion and is one of my very favorite books.

7. Favourite movie version/tv-series based on a classic:

Hmm, I’m going to go with To Kill a Mockingbird. I really love the movie and think it is a fantastic adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel.

8. Worst classic to movie adaptation:

The Great Gatsby. I hated that movie, it’s too awful, I think I blocked most of it out.

9. Favorite edition(s) you’d like to collect more classics from:

The Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions. I have a beautiful blue Pride and Prejudice and an awesome Frankenstein edition, but I would love more.

10. An underhyped classic you’d recommend to everyone:

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, but I should warn you, it will make you cry.

Please feel free to take part in this tag and if you leave a link in the comments, I’ll be sure to check out your post.

Unpopular Opinions Tag

Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Book Reviews did this tag last month and since I sometimes have unpopular opinions and don’t mind sharing them, I thought this tag would be great to do. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

A book or series that everyone seemed to hate but you loved:

Of the 76 books I have marked as “beloved books” on Goodreads, this one has the lowest rating at 3.59. I came across this one years ago while browsing for a book to read. Franny Billingsley’s Chime is like no other book I’ve ever read. Her writing reminds me a little of Juliet Marillier. The protagonist Briony isn’t very fond of herself and I found her really interesting all around.

A love triangle that didn’t end the way you wanted it to:

(Spoilers for the Inkworld series)

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke is one of my favorite children’s books and even though Meggie’s relationship with Farid didn’t develop into what I first thought while reading the first two books, I still love this series.

A book genre you hardly ever reach for:

Contemporary. I always hear how wonderful a certain contemporary book is and I get really excited before reminding myself, I’m not a big fan of the genre in general. Still, I’m tempting by this one because of the reviews. I might check it out from the library.

A popular or beloved character you did not like:

Tessa Gray from the Infernal Devices series. I hate love triangle, like, really really hate them. And this last book tried my patience, I did not understand how Tessa could be so fickle and I just wanted her to make up her mind.

A popular author you just can’t enjoy:

I’ve read two books by Gena Showalter and disliked them both. A lot. So, I probably won’t pick up any more of her books.

A popular trope you’re tired of:

There are so many! I’m going to go with the I’m-the-only-strong-woman-around-in-fact-I-seem-to-be-the-only-woman-around trope. I see this all the time, especially in fantasy books where the protagonist is this great character, but she seems to be the only female left in the world. This is one of the reasons I love His Fair Assassin trilogy by Robin LaFevers, females abound!

A popular series you have no interest in reading:

I once tried to fool myself into thinking I might pick up this series since so many people seem to love them. I was lying to myself. I’m never going to pick them up.

A TV show/movie that was better than the book:

The Princess Bride. I’ve read the book and it was good, but the movie is one of my absolute favorites.

If you haven’t done this tag and would like to, then I tag you. Feel free to leave a link to your own post, so I can check out your answers!

The Chocolate Book Tag

thechocolatebooktagVictoria @ Addelpates and Book Nerds tagged me for this post some time ago (who really knows when?) and how could I possibly resist when I absolutely adore chocolate? Serious, I love it in nearly every form. But enough of that, let’s get started. Please note that book covers are linked to Goodreads.

1. Dark chocolate – a book that covers a dark subject

Neal Shusterman’s Unwind is disturbing on many fronts. It takes place during a time where parents can choose to “unwind” their child anytime during the ages of thirteen and eighteen, donating their organs so they may live on in others. *shivers*

2. White chocolate – your favourite light hearted read

Ally Carter’s I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You is so much fun. But beware, this series gets darker with each sequel. Still, who wouldn’t want to go to a school for spies?

3. Milk chocolate – a book with a lot of hype that you’re dying to read

Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes. I actually have had this book for about a month and just haven’t gotten to it yet. But I’m dying to, like really dying to.

4. Chocolate with a caramel centre – a book that makes you feel all gooey in the middle

I really, really like this kind of chocolate. A lot. Too much. Not enough. Rae Carson’s second book in her Fire and Thorns series, The Crown of Embers, hits me with the gooey feels so hard. I might have squealed a few times. I won’t elaborate because, you know, spoilers.

5. Wafer free Kit-Kat – a book that has surprised you

They don’t actually makes this, do they? What’s a Kit-Kat without a wafer? That’s like a Reese’s without peanut butter. Unthinkable. Jodi Lynn Anderson’s Tiger Lily blew me away. It was amazing and I did not expect it to be so beautiful. This cover is linked to my review.

6. Snickers – a book you’re going nuts about

I’m really going nuts over the fact that we have to wait a few extra months to get our hands on Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven King. The last book in the Raven Cycle series. The last book in the Raven Cycle series. No, that wasn’t a typo, I’m going nuts about this. It may kill me.

7. Hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows: a book that you would turn to for a comfort read

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is one of the most familiar and comforting books ever. As Harry says, Hogwarts is my home. Cover is linked to my review.

That was fun and made me crave chocolate. I believe I have some in my fridge…And, of course, feel free to regard this as an official tag if you haven’t done this one before. Also feel free to leave a link to your own post and I’ll check it out.

The Bookish Love Tag

Bookish Love Tag

Carolyn @ A Hundred Thousand Stories did this tag on her blog about a week ago and I thought it looked fun, so I’m giving it a go. And I tag anyone would would like to do this for their own blog. You are welcome to leave a link to your post in the comments, I’d love to see your answers!


Name Three Book Boyfriends:

Only three?! I suppose a girl should limit herself…

1. Richard Campbell Gansey III from the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater. I love, love, love Gansey…flaws and all.

2. Chaol Westfall from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Just the sound of his name makes me weak at the knees…

3. Hector from the Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson. Pretty much convinced he’s the reason the word “swoon” exists.

List Three OTPs:

I get really emotional when it comes to ships. What I mean to say is I feel very strongly about certain characters and who their soul mates are. They’re soul mates, I tell you!

1. Celaena Sardothien and Chaol Westfall (or Chaolaena) from the Throne of Glass series: Don’t even get me started on these two. I will ship them until the end of time and no matter what Sarah J. Maas chooses to do, I will believe in them and I will always hope and when the world ends, I’ll still be shouting–okay, I’ll stop now.

2. Kestrel and Arin from The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski: You two cause me so much pain, I don’t even know where to start!

3. Ismae and Duval from Grave Mercy. Oh my gosh, these two! I really need to to reread this book. So MANY feels.

Favorite 1st kiss (SPOILER ALERT):

Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley: How long did we have to wait for this kiss? It felt like years! Wait, it was years. I just think these two are perfect for one another.

Name a couple who would…

go to a fancy restaurant for a date.

Cammie and Zach from the Gallagher Girls series. I could see them having a fancy dinner while simultaneously spying on the couple at the table next to them.

go on a picnic/walk on the beach.

Elizabeth and Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. You see, Elizabeth is very fond of walking.

stay at home and watch Netflix.

Lara Jean and Peter from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. I love these two, they are too cute and I can totally see them staying in and binge watching a T.V. series.

go dancing.

Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth from Persuasion. I think I’m in serious need of a scene in which these two dance. *sigh*

Name a couple you want to be together.

Blue and Gansey from the Raven Cycles series. I want, I want, but, well, if you’ve read it, you also know I also kind of dread it…

Which couple do you hate?

A notp or just a couple I don’t like as characters? Hmm…staring at my bookshelves isn’t helping. Not technically a couple, but I’m going to go with Lily Evans and Severus Snape. I know a lot of people have a soft spot for Snape and I sympathize with him to an extent, but unlike James, Snape didn’t change and so Lily ended up with the guy more deserving in my opinion.

Your turn, I tag you!