I saw this tag on paperroyalty’s blog , which you should definitely check out, if you haven’t already. I just finished listening to the theme from The Breakfast Club, so it seems appropriate to write this post now. Here goes:
Nightmare on Elm Street: A Book that Kept You Up All Night-
I had the hardest time putting this one down, it’s so incredibly well-written! Read my review here.
The Princess Bride: A Wonderfully Quotable Book-
If you haven’t read this book, you are missing out. It’s beautiful, heart-wrenching, and inspirational. My next tattoo will feature a quote from this book: “So this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad, and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”
It’s going to be a very large tattoo. Ha ha!
Ferris Beuller’s Day Off: A Character Who Loves Breaking the Rules-
The musketeers (plus D’Artagnan) have a rather contemptuous attitude towards the rules. They do meet during an illegal duel, after all.
4. When Harry Met Sally: A Book Couple that Took Forever to Get Together-
Ron and Hermione took their sweet time, didn’t they?
Back to the Future: A Book Involving Time Travel-
I don’t read too books that involve time travel, because they have a tendency to feature some glaring plot holes, but I did read A Map of Days not too long ago.
Pretty in Pink: A Character With a Unique Style-
I have to go with the incorrigible Amelia Peabody. Sharply-pointed parasols aside, she also ends up wearing a belt with all kinds of “useful” items hanging from it, constantly clanking. By the way, this series is a blast to read.
The Karate Kid: A Book Involving the Mentor/Student Trope:
This is the most recent book I’ve read with a focus on the mentor trope. It’s a slower-moving fantasy, which I actually really enjoyed. I guess that’s a rather unpopular opinion, though.
Die Hard: A Book With a Trip that Doesn’t Go According to Plan-
I just started reading this yesterday. I can say with confidence, though, that Magnus was not planning on chasing down a murderous cult (that he may have started as a joke) while on a romantic getaway.
Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark: A Book With the Main Character’s Name in the Title-
This book belongs on your shelf, filed under “emotionally devastating books”. It’s available to purchase on the 16th. The books is told from Lenny’s point of view.
Dirty Dancing: A Female Character Who Came Out of Her Shell-
I read this to see what all the hubbub was about. Meh. It’s not my thing, but if you enjoy it, more power to ya.
E.T: An Ending that Left You Both Happy and Sad-
The ending is perfect, as is the rest of the book, but why did it have to come so soon? I wasn’t ready to re-enter the real world! I wish I could read this incredible book for the first time all over again.
What books would be on your 80’s list?