I am ridiculously excited for the new Beauty and the Beast movie. I grew up watching the Disney movie, and have always identified with Belle more than any other Disney princess. It made my day when Michelle at Book Adventures tagged me for this tag, because, obviously, I’m a little bit obsessed. As in, I may or may not have a Belle crown. And I may or may not have worn said crown all day at Disneyland.
If you like Beauty and the Beast as much as I do, I hope you enjoy this tag!
“Tale As Old As Time” – A popular theme, trope or setting you will never get bored of reading.
I can’t help it, I’m a fan of the enemies to lovers trope. I’ve been reading a lot of it lately, and I still want more!
Belle – A book you bought for it’s beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside.
This one goes to The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. I only bought it because I wanted the full set of Brontë Vintage Classics, and it ended up being my favorite Brontë book! I read it earlier this year, and I already want to reread it!
Beast – A book you didn’t expect much from but that pleasantly surprised you.
I have to give this one to Beast by Brie Spangler. Yes, because of the title, but also because it really fits this category. I was blown away by this book, and thought it was a brilliant take on Beauty and the Beast.
Gaston – A book everyone loves that you don’t.
There are quite a few of these, actually. Since I don’t think I’ve mentioned it in a similar tag, I’ll go with The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I wanted to like this book so badly, but I had so many issues with it.
Lefou – A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart.
If you’ve read Red Rising, you’ll understand my love for Sevro, even more so than the main character, Darrow.
Mrs. Potts, Chip, Lumier & Cogsworth – A book that helped you through a difficult time or that taught you something valuable.
The most obvious answer is Harry Potter. Those books helped me though a lot of difficult times and taught me more than any other book I’ve ever read.
“Something There” – A book or series that you weren’t into at first but picked up towards the end.
I wasn’t really sure about The Name of the Wind when I first picked it up, but it ended up being one of my favorite books this year! The slow start is totally worth it!
“Be Our Guest” – A fictional character you’d love to have over for dinner.
I try to mention Harry Potter only once in a tag, but I have to go with Neville Longbottom for this one. I’ve been in love with him since I was twelve. Don’t ask me why (although Matthew Lewis is a huge plus).
And anyone else who wants to do this tag!