The Cliché Book Tag


Hello all! It’s been a while since I’ve done a tag, so I thought it might be fun to give this one a go. Thank you so much to Kat @Life and Other Disasters for tagging me to do this one! She’s one of my favourite bloggers on here and has such amazing content (if you want to know about cool new books or TV shows, she’s your girl!)- I couldn’t recommend checking her highly enough!

Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

A Book That Wasn’t Or Couldn’t Be Better Than The Movie.

I think we all secretly have books we like better than the movie (but sometimes are too afraid to admit it) I’m gonna go with a nice and safe answer of Stardust (for now…)

The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side.

A Rags To Riches Or Riches To Rags Story.

Kat’s answer of Gatsby was pretty much perfect, but to be a bit different I decided to go for Count of Monte Cristo– I think that fits pretty well.

The Apple Does Not Fall Far From The Tree.

A Parent Child Relationship That You Love

Well, I’ve got Potter-on-the-brain recently, so there really is only one answer and that’s Mrs Weasley and her children.

You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover.

A Great Book That Needs A Better Cover.

Oh gosh, I don’t know if I’m easily seduced by covers or if cover artists are just doing a good a job, cos I struggled to come up with anything for this (let’s go with the latter) I guess the Tamora Pierce books could do with a modern makeover (I think some of them have tbh)

You Can’t Please Everyone.

A Book You Hate That Everyone Loves.

I *do not* understand why the Foxhole Court is popular, sorry. I didn’t think it was well written- I mean it was chockablock with infodumps in what’s ostensibly a contemporary fic, with some tweaks to our world. And said world building was… bizarre. Plus the characters were oddly abusive to each other and I didn’t like any of them. I just don’t get it.

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger.

What’s A Book That Made You A Better Person For Having Read It.

Well I can’t say that I’ve become a better person for having read a book, but I do hope that Righteous Mind might make a better person than me, well, better than they already are.

Love Is Blind.

A Book With A Disabled Character Or Actual Blind Love.

All the Light We Cannot See is the first book that popped into my mind and I’m sticking with it (even if it’s not my favourite book ever, I do think the writing is wonderful)

Ignorance Is Bliss.

A Book That Is Bad But You Just Don’t Want To Admit It.

Hehe this is a tricky one! I am very picky reader, so I think I’ll usually make more excuses for content than the writing. In that respect, I guess, Anna and the French Kiss is a bit of a guilty pleasure- cos normally the whole cheating aspect would drive me nuts and there’s no real justification for it. So even then, I totally get why people don’t like it.

There Is No Time Like The Present.

What Is Your Favourite Contemporary Book?

Oh man this is hard! Well to make up for that last answer, I’m going to go with Isla and the Happily Ever After by the same author. I much preferred this one anyway and thought it was so sweet!

(again, I was super tempted to steal Kat’s answer, cos Words in Deep Blue is magnificent)

Better Safe Than Sorry.

A Book You Don’t Want To Read In Case It’s Bad.

Gosh this is a harder one than all the rest put together cos I definitely don’t want to imply a book I haven’t read is bad! So don’t take this the wrong way, but I’ve got no desire to read Turtle’s All the Way Down– not because I worry that it’ll be bad, but because I’ve not personally been able to get into John Green’s style. I feel like it’ll probably be in the vein of his other work and while I wouldn’t call his writing bad, I will say it’s not for me.

I tag: Raven, Katie, Mel, Naty, Annie @Book Nerd Travels, Catherine @ This is One for the Books, Angelica @Dreaming of Fiction, Tiny Bookery, Suziey, Kristyn @Bibliophile Empress and Bookmark Your Thoughts

So do you agree or disagree with my answers? Let me know in the comments!