Hello, everyone! I saw this tag on Ashley’s blog, The Infinite Library, and it looked like too much fun to pass up. So let’s get to the clichés!
Actions Speak Louder than Words: A Book that Wasn’t or Couldn’t be Better than the Movie
I’ll probably get hate for this, but I’ve never read The Princess Bride. However, I consider the movie to be my favorite movie of all time, so I doubt it could ever be better than that cinematic classic.
The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side: A Rags to Riches or Riches to Rags Story
I guess The Hunger Games could qualify as this? Katniss goes from dirt poor to living in luxury. I mean, you’ve got to ignore the rebellion and constant fear of death, but she’s living the good life, right?
The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree: A Parent-Child Relationship you Love
Definitely the Weasley family and their kids. Granted, not every kid was really that great – I’m looking at you, Percy – but they were good parents to all of their kids. Even Harry got a bit of that parenting when he always needed it.
You Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover: A Great Book that Needs a Better Cover
Honestly, I kind of hate any cover with people on it. I find them tacky and I never feel like the person on the cover looks anything like the character they’re supposed to portray.
You Can’t Please Everyone: A Book You Hate That Everyone Loves
Maybe Damsel by Elana K. Arnold? This book won multiple awards, and I’ve seen a lot of positive reviews. When I read it, I was kind of disturbed by the ending, so I feel like I’m in the minority here.
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger: A Book That Made You A Better Person For Having Read It
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. This book helped me through a time in my life when I really needed it. I feel like I am who I am now having read it when I did. It’ll always be one of my favorites.
Love Is Blind: A Book With A Disabled Character Or Actual Blind Love
I actually haven’t read Unbroken myself, but I always want to recommend it for the disabled representation.
Ignorance Is Bliss: A Book That’s Bad But You Just Don’t Want To Admit It
The Court of Thorns and Roses series is absolute trash, and I love it. I know while I’m reading it that it’s not literary gold or profound in any way, but that doesn’t make it any less entertaining.
There’s No Time Like The Present: Your Favorite Contemporary Book
This is probably controversial, but I really loved All the Bright Places. A lot of people found it problematic, but I honestly felt like it understood me. I rarely relate to characters as much as I related to Violet and Finch, and I get where some parts can be issues, but I still really loved it.
Better Safe Than Sorry: A Book You Don’t Want To Read In Case It’s Bad
I’m incredibly nervous to read anything by Erin Morgenstern, so The Night Circus or Starless Sea. I don’t want to be one of a few people who hate her books, so I’m really hoping they’re as great as everyone makes them out to be.
And that’s the Cliché Book Tag! Feel free to answer any of the questions either in the comments below or on your own blog posts! Tag me because I’m curious to see everyone’s thoughts!
Until next time,