Books

The 80s Movie Book Tag

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! This is a tag I did two years ago now but I wanted to re-do it so here I am. This one is super fun and has some great ideas. It’s fun to look back and see how my answers have changed so let’s get into it. 🙂

Nightmare on Elm Street: A book that kept you up all night
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I very rarely stay up anymore to read books. However once Midnight Sun came out, I stayed up to finish this. I basically read in one sitting without only breaks to eat and pee. Maybe I’m just a cynic but I enjoyed this for what it was.

The Princess Bride: A wonderfully quotable book
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For this one, I went with Swiftly which is a poetry collection inspired by Taylor Swift songs and I adored it. I honestly want the author to write more as I feel like there’s a massive catalog she still has to work with. I just thought these poems were beautiful so this was an easy answer.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: A character who loves breaking the rules
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For this one, I’m going with two characters and that’s Juniper and Zane from Her Soul from Revenge. These two have no problem breaking the rules and don’t care what has to be done for their revenge to be exacted. It’s super sexy while also being dark and gritty. Honestly, this series has such great characters who basically say fuck the rules and do whatever they want.

When Harry Met Sally: A book couple that took an eternity to get together
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The couple I’m going with for this is Poppy and Alex from People We Meet on Vacation. I know this book is super hyped but I didn’t really feel the romance between these two. I honestly felt like it took too long for them to get together and for their history to unravel. It wasn’t a bad book but them taking way too long to get together annoyed me.

Back to the Future: A book that involves time travel
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I’m not sure if this one counts but I’m counting it. The Eternally Tethered series by Christina C Jones follows characters who have a certain quality that allows them to “time-travel” in a way so I knew I had to include this one. Plus this is perfect for the fall season and the most recent book just came out so it’s perfect for the end of this year.

Pretty in Pink: A character with a unique style
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For this one, I chose Bridget from Twisted Games. Even though Bridget’s a princess, she really doesn’t act like it. Even though she comes to embody that role, it’s clear she’d rather just do her own thing and have fun rather than be a queen. Even so, Bridget is able to accept her fate and eventually, get her HEA despite her bucking a lot of the customs.

The Karate Kid: Favorite book involving training/mentoring trope
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How could I not reuse this one?!

Die Hard: A book with a trip that doesn’t go to plan
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The first and most obvious answer I came up with was Love Scammed by Rilzy Adams. This is originally supposed to be a trip between friends until the two find out their friends ditched them to cause the two to date. It’s pretty sneaky but it ends up being super-steamy and fun. No surprise as Rilzy Adams is the queen of steamy books.

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark: A book with the central character’s name in the title
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I honestly could’ve gone for any of the books in the series for this one. However, I decided to go with Lenora: His Omega Mate. I just loved the dynamic between Lenora and Adrian. They’re grumpy-sunshine and plenty of angsts plus fated mates. It’s all just so delicious and enjoyable but yet is under 100 pages. I’m not sure how Chencia C. Higgins does it but she knocked it out of the park with this one.

Dirty Dancing: A female character who comes out of her shell
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The character I chose for this is Esther from A Lady of Rooksgrave Manor. I feel like we really watch Esther come out of her shell throughout the story. She goes from being pretty shy and timid to be a very strong and sexual woman. Watching her journey was just so amazing and I loved getting to see her come into herself.

Top Gun: A death that took you by surprise
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Did not see these deaths coming at all…

ET: An ending that left you both happy and sad
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The book I chose for this one is Make It Sweet by Kristen Callihan. This book does feature a pretty decent ending but I honestly wanted a little bit more in the end. While I do think our characters got a decent resolution, I do feel like there should have just been a little more. Maybe it’s just me but I wanted to know more about their future rather than just a short epilogue.

Credit to Pure Imagination Blog

Hopefully, you enjoyed seeing a revamp of this tag by me. Also, feel free to do it if you want. Before you finish reading my post, please take the time to look over these attached links to help with Black Lives Matter.

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