Yaaaay, another book tag! I didn’t actually get tagged for this one, but I saw Cait do this one on Paper Fury a few weeks ago and I really wanted to do it. And I didn’t want to wait. And I do what I want. Just kidding. But not really, I’m completely serious.
Anyways, on with the Disney Princess Book Tag!
Snow White: Name Your Favorite Classic
This is probably not a surprise to anyone, but I love Pride and Prejudice. It’s one of the first classics I read–I took it on in sixth grade–and I have loved it ever since. I’ve probably read it at least once a year or so since then. It’s just so beautiful and I love the characters and the Regency period and just everything.
Sidenote: I haven’t read any classics for a long time…well, since last semester when I took my Transatlantic Literary History class. But I haven’t read any classics for myself in a while…and I want to!
Cinderella: Name a Book that Kept You Up Past Your Bedtime
I just read and reviewed Ruthless by Carolyn Adams recently and it creeped me the heck out. Seriously, it was so stressful. But it was written really, really well…so I kept reading and reading and reading. And the book is less than 300 pages so it was super fast, super exhilarating…and yes, I stayed up past my “bedtime.”
Aurora: Name Your Favorite Classic Romance
Man, I forgot about this one. Otherwise it probably would have been Pride and Prejudice. Okay, I’m going to go with my second favorite Austen book, Persuasion. Because Jane Austen is queen of classic romances. And I love Persuasion. It’s a story of long-lasting love that persists through time and trials. And Captain Wentworth is totally swoon-worthy.
Ariel: Name a Book that’s about Sacrifices and Fighting for your Dreams
Daughter of Smoke and Bone is another series I recently read that is so good. And Karou and Madrigal both fight for their beliefs to the end. They don’t give up once they set their mind on something. And also the writing is just beautiful.
Belle: Name a Book with a Smart, Independent Female Character
I’m reading the Throne of Glass series right now (I reviewed The Assassin’s Blade and will review Throne of Glass later this week) so I can’t not use Celaena for this one. She’s this kick-butt girl who also has a mind of her own. She loves to read, she loves to see the orchestra and the opera, she loves discussing things with people. And she’s not afraid to stand up or what she believes in. She’s not afraid to go against the grain for the sake of doing what’s right. And she’s not perfect by far; she has flaws. But she’s also wonderful and learns from her mistakes and moves forward from them.
Jasmine: Name a Book Whose Character Challenges Social Conventions
Again if you know me, you’d know that I love The Book Thief. It’s a beautifully-written book with beautiful characters and a beautiful message. And though Liesel is just a young girl, she knows what’s right and what’s wrong. And she’ll stay true to that always.
Pocahontas: Name a Book Whose Ending is a Rollercoaster of Emotions
The Program by Suzanne Young fits this description to a tee. Young writes these endings that just boggle my mind. Things happen that I was not expecting whatsoever and then she twists literally everything that I thought I knew. And I can trust no one. No. One. Oh man, these endings. I need the final book The Epidemic like yesterday.
Mulan: Name a Book Featuring Wars or Battles
Code Name Verity is a story that takes place in World War II. It’s a really emotional story that didn’t end how I expected it to. But oh man, it was hard to read. But, saying that, you should read it. Really, no matter your age or background, this book will touch you.
Tiana: Name a Book Featuring a Hardworking, Self-made Character
Éponine from Les Mis is the perfect character for this one. Les Mis is one of my all-time favorite books and I just recently read A Little in Love by Susan Fletcher, which is a re-telling in her perspective. She’s strong-willed and willing to do whatever it takes to get out of her tough beginnings and awful family. I just love her and want to squeeze her. And we are both in love with Marius, so we have that in common.
Rapunzel: Name a Book Featuring an Artist
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is really sad but really powerful. Melinda Sordino explores her feelings and her depression through art in this book. She uses it to find acceptance for what’s happened to her, allowing her to move forward and begin anew.
Merida: Name a Book with a Mother-Daughter Relationship
Molly Weasley is like the best mom ever. She’s strict sometimes but that’s only because of how deeply she loves her sons and daughters. This moment (in the gif) is one of the best of the movie.
Anna and Elsa: Name a Book with a Great Sibling Relationship
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell has a great sibling relationship between Cath and Wren. They start out rocky but by the end their relationship is super cute and I just love them and I want a twin. That’s all I have to say about that.
I loved this book tag. Soooo fun. Disney and books all rolled into one!