Hi all – I haven’t been directly tagged on this, but Sara @ The Bibliophagist left an open invitation for it and thought I’d give it a whirl 🙂
I’m an ’88 baby so, naturally, most of the stuff I love is from the 90s.
She’s All That
Name a book that has an odd pairing but they still fit perfectly
Omens (The Cainsville Series)
Olivia and Ricki – but I think this is mostly because neither of them feel like real people. Regardless, the “slightly older, educated rich girl” and the “slightly younger, college student / heir to a biker gang” feels hyperbolic.
10 Things I Hate About You
Name a book/series that you have a love/hate relationship with
The Lunar Chronicles
I’m a sucker for fairytale re-imaginings and this one is so much fun, but it’s super frustrating that it doesn’t do much to subvert fairytale tropes and is still all about princesses getting their princes.
Name a character that is totally clueless but you love them anyway
Let the Right One In
Oskar – his innocence and ignorance make him so awkward and vulnerable, but he’s also so passionate and open to new experiences. I love him. For the record, I also loved him in the film adaptation, and in the US film adaptation, Let Me In.
Name a book that made you cry
The Handmaid’s Tale
The story is terrifying and heart-wrenching, all at once. The TV show gets me too.
Name a book that makes you laugh
God is an Atheist
I don’t read a lot of comedy, and I must admit – I don’t remember much of this one. But I do remember laughing quite a bit with the protagonist’s strange and dark sense of humour.
Can’t Hardly Wait
Name a book with a crazy party
The Great Gatsby
Name a character that you can never fully trust
Nikanj – It seems to have good intentions; but, as a whole, I wasn’t sure how to feel about the motives of the Oankali, an alien race. I felt uneasy about Nikanj throughout most of the book.
*FYI – I’m referring to Nikanj as an It because the character is “third gender” and “sexless” in the book. I believe “It” is the pronoun used.
Drive Me Crazy
Name your favourite “boy next door” or “girl next door” couple
I Am Princess X
May and Patrick – I know this is NOT a love story, and May and Patrick’s relationship actually stays platonic. I’m still counting it because they make a good team and have good chemistry – even only as friends.
(Also – excited for Priest’s upcoming book, The Agony House)
Name a book with a memorable villain
Annie Wilkes, Paul Sheldon’s number one fan… Shivers!
Side-note, the book was scarier than the movie, and I’m not even a big fan of King’s writing.
Name a book with witches
I’ll pass this tag along to Tiffany at Book & Coffee Addict (if you dig this sort of thing), and anyone else who wants to join in on the fun 🙂 Can’t wait to see your picks!