Today I am stealing Romi’s Disney Princess book tag because A) I can and B) DISNEY PRINCESSES. I do so love Disney princesses, and thus you are getting an extra helping of bookish life today. You’re welcome.
1. Snow White—a favorite classicIf Pride and Prejudice and Zombies doesn’t count (THE MOVIE IS COMING GUYS), then it is Jane Eyre. I sympathized and did not get bored.
2. Cinderella—a book that kept you reading well past your bedtimeDon’t laugh at me but I’ve been rereading Zero Hour by Mark Walden and it certainly keeps me up.
3. Aurora—a favorite classic romance*cough* Let’s go back to that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies thought…
4. Ariel—a book about making sacrifices and fighting for your dreamsOh, oh! This graphic novel called Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge, because it had a familiar message about sacrificing privacy and devoting yourself to following your dreams.
5. Belle—a book with a smart, independent female characterIt’s funny, because Belle isn’t smart OR independent, haha. Okay, fine. She just made poor decisions and is perpetually under the protection or influence of Adam, Maurice, or Gaston at all times and—never mind.
I liked Cynthia in Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudson. Even better, I liked the Evil Librarian. Oh, if ever there were a role for Tom Hiddleston… but I digress. Cyn is street smart and capable of dealing with demons and enjoying Sweeney Todd more than anything, and saving everybody’s butts single-handedly. I need to reread that book.
6. Jasmine—a book with a character who challenged their world’s social conventionsUglies by Scott Westerfeld. Unwind by Neal Shusterman. Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples. Captives by Jill Williamson. Unethical by Jennifer Blackwood. George by Alex Gino. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Also, Six of Crows. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. The Giver by Lois Lowry. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Eragon by Christopher Paolini. The Awakening by Kate Chopin. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen. Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. Vicious by V.E. Schwab. Do I need to keep going?
7. Pocahontas—a book whose ending was a roller coaster of emotionsCruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. I had to read it twice to fully understand what happened, but once I did I had ALL THE FEELINGS and I had ALL THE HAPPIES and there was SO MUCH LOVE and WHAM POP STUPID FURIES.
8. Mulan—a book with a kick-ass female characterElvie Nara from Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal. If you do not think a 16-year-old who is pregnant with a space alien and capable of mechanical wonders and intelligent thought is not badass, then maybe you should redefine badass.
9. Tiana—a book featuring a hardworking, self-made characterFrancisco Jiménez wrote three books about his childhood, teen, and new adult years, rising from poverty as an illegal immigrant to his success in college. His perspective on education and immigration were eye-opening.
10. Rapunzel—a book featuring an artistMia’s mom in the Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot was an artist.
11. Merida—a book featuring a powerful mother-daughter relationshipI’m going to say Renée Dwyer and Bella Swan from Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. I just find it kind of interesting that while Bella is often the more mature one of the two, Renée has her own wisdom to her and really does have Bella’s best interests in mind. It’s sweet.
Also: can’t find other girl characters whose moms are alive and/or beneficial to their lives.
12. Anna and Elsa—a book featuring a great sibling relationshipButler and Juliet and Artemis and Beckett and Myles from the Artemis Fowl books by Eoin Colfer. Because they are all devious and all united through bonds of genetics and love and they are all amazing. *embrashes them*
Since I wasn’t tagged, I shall not tag; however, feel free to steal this for your own book tagging delight.