Jess over at Curiouser and Curiouser tagged me in a tag that she created herself, The Bronte Tag! All of the categories are based on books/plots of books by the Bronte sisters. If this is something that you’d like to do consider yourself tagged!
A book/series with a twist you didn’t see coming
I was so sucked into The Girl with All the Gifts that I totally didn’t see that ending coming…I ended up texting my boyfriend about it, which I almost never do when it comes to books…but it was just too good not to share.
A Book/Series with More Than One Protagonist
The entire A Song of Ice and Fire series is told through different POVs. The best thing about this series that even though each one is a protagonist, they are also someone else’s antagonist. You get all sides of the story, including those you consider bad people, and it makes you empathize with them.
A Book/Series Set at School
Most of The Astounding Adventure of the Ancient Dragon takes place in a boarding school where Sherlock and Watson are students. This was such a fun middle grade book.
A Book/Series You Didn’t Like By an Author You Love
I love Cornelia Funke’s books, but Dragon Rider just didn’t work at all for me. I didn’t hate it but I didn’t really love it enough to even bother remembering what happened.
A Book/Series with Positive Female Friendship
Burying Water is an odd one to fit in such a positive category but I adored the friendship between Water and Ginny. They really helped each other in a lot of ways and it was great to see two women of different backgrounds & ages form a friendship.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
A Book/Series Where the Protagonist is a Parent
The Mesmerized is a sci-fi horror novel that centers around a woman trying desperately to keep her baby and small child safe from the dangers around them. I love how Rhiannon Frater handles parenthood in her novels. Yes they are in a horror book, but that doesn’t stop them from caring for their children. It doesn’t stop them from taking the time to feed them, change them, and hold them. And this book focuses on that motherly devotion.
A Book/Series with a Problematic Love Interest
The Shatter Me series is basically this one category through and through. It’s not a bad thing, since I actually love the books, but Juliette’s two love interests are hard to pin down. One is sort of nuts and the other is a goody-two-shoes…while one clearly seems the better choice, the book makes a point to focus on the failures of both relationships as well as their positives.
Tales of Angria
A Book/Series that Reminds You of Your Childhood
It’s probably a bit weird to say that no book truly reminds me of my whole childhood, because I lived a perfectly average childhood for someone growing up surrounded by woods, which most books do not focus on. And no books take place anywhere near where I grew up. But Harry Potter makes me nostalgic for all the times I remember reading the books, going to release parties, and goofing around with my friends.