The 90s Movies Book Tag

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I was browsing through people’s book blogs and found this gem from A Little But A Lot. It just called my name! I mean, I’m a big fan of 90s movies (oh, the nostalgia) and of course, I’m a big fan of books.

The problem is, I haven’t read a lot of books compared to other people. But let’s see how this is going to work. Hopefully, I have an answer for all the prompts on this tag. Watch me scour my Goodreads Read shelf to find what I’m looking for lol.

She’s All That: Name a book couple that is an odd pairing but they still fit perfectly.

First book that comes to mind is Verity by Colleen Hoover and mainly because of how they end up together. (Possible spoilers ahead.) Man asks woman to ghostwrite for his author wife who’s currently incapable (paralyzed, I think) but since all wife’s notes are at home, woman has to stay in their house for the entirety of this setup. Of course, man and woman ends up liking each other with the ill wife right there in the next room. I mean, if that’s not odd, I don’t know what is.

10 Things I Hate About You: A book/series that you have a love/hate relationship with.

Seriously, I think The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab is that one book that you either love or hate. But I’m the one in between where I think about it and I love it and then I think about it and I hate it. I love it because it’s not like any other book I’ve read before. But I hate it because there are a ton of parts that bored me to death. Also, while I loved the book as a whole, that ending was just not what I was expecting. I don’t know what I feel about it exactly but the more I’m thinking about it, the more it’s starting to annoy me. (Oh, that’s not good, I may have to update that rating lol.)

Clueless: A character that is totally clueless but you love them, anyway.

Natalie on It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood comes to mind. I read this 2 years ago so I can’t remember exactly what happened. However, I do remember Natalie being quite clueless. Clueless about her parents’ divorce (well, she knows that they’re getting a divorce but more so clueless as to why everyone’s acting the way they’re acting) and why there’s not much of a fiasco because of it. Clueless about what’s going on with her friends. And clueless about the person who’s right in front of her and obviously likes her.

Titanic: Name a book that made you cry.

Okay, I cry over books a lot cause I’m just that kind of girl. However, A Heart of Time by Shari J. Ryan is the one that I thought of immediately because I cried not just in the ending but I cried at almost every single part of this book. I mean… How do I say goodbye to the one person in my life I could never say goodbye to? My body is numb, and my heart hurts. Hurts like someone just ripped it out of my chest. Which is ironic … Just that part in the synopsis is making me so goddamn sad.

American Pie: A book that made you laugh.

Come on, The Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams made me laugh so hard! I swear, I laughed like a goddamn hyena. Britta is such a funny character and the deadpan reactions of Wes and the way he’s trying so hard to not be amused by Britta is so funny. Denise Williams did such a great job with this. 100% laughed out loud at every single chapter.

Can’t Hardly Wait: A book with a crazy party.

Much of the plot of Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid is about this huge party at Nina Riva’s Malibu mansion. A lot has happened prior to the party, a lot happened after the party, and a lot of craziness certainly happened during the party. I mean, seriously, somebody shot a gun, drugs and alcohol were everywhere, broken furnitures and glassware, cops were called and multiple arrests were made. Can’t get crazier than that.

Cruel Intentions: Name a character that you can never fully trust.

Tess, and her sister, Ivy from The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes are both very untrustworthy characters. Like, you can never be entirely sure that they’re being honest and what they’re saying, even to each other, are 100% the truth. I’ve only read the first book in the series, though, so I’m not sure if they improve but from what I read in the first book, I can never trust either of them.

Drive Me Crazy: Name your favorite “boy next door” or “girl next door” couple.

Oh, Better than the Movies by Lynn Painter is the one! Liz and Wes exceeded my expectations a lot. Liz loved movies and want her love story to be similar to that of her favorite romance movies. A bit unrealistic on her part, but she doesn’t care. Then we have Wes who sort of makes fun of her for that because, again, it’s an unrealistic dream. But ohhh, their story is absolutely cute and adorable and I loved them. I thought this was going to be a dud but I was so wrong.

Scream: A book with a memorable villain.

I actually don’t read a lot of books with villains in them. I think a lot of those are in Fantasy books and I don’t read a lot of those (although I probably should). So I’m gonna cheat on this one and answer the villain from the latest book that I’ve read (as of writing), The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James. I don’t think that the villain in this would be super memorable in the long run, but for now, this is the best that I could think of lol. The villain’s definitely disturbing, creepy, and problematic.

The Craft: Name a book with witches.

Again, this is cheating lol. And again, since I don’t read a lot of Fantasy books, I have not read any book that has any witches in them apart from this one – a novelization of the hit series Charmed which is about witches. I read Voodoo Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub back when I was in high school and because I loved the Charmed series, I, of course, loved this book as well. I really just wish I have all the other books; it’s hard finding copies of them, even secondhand copies.

Tuesday Tag is a new series that I’m gonna be doing on this blog – where I participate in random tags going around the world wide web.

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