Tag: 90s Movie Tag

Thank you to Nikki for tagging me in the 90s Movie Tag! I was born in 1990, so I am as much a child of the 90s as you can probably be. (And, like Nikki, I am a little biased but I think the 90s were the best decade ever.) I previously did a 90s Kid tag — which was a ton of fun! — so I’m absolutely ready for more 90s-related prompts.

She’s All That | name a book that is an odd pairing but they still fit perfectly

It took me a minute to think of this answer, but I think I’m going to go with Meredith and Jack from Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey! These two are total opposites and they clash from their first encounter, but they end up making such a great couple!

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

This is a hard one, because usually if I have any amount of hatred toward a series, I don’t read the next book. I guess I’ll go with Steig Larsson’s Millennium series because I adored the first three books and I hate where David Lagercrantz went with it. I kind of want to read The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye but I also kind of don’t.

Clueless | a character that is totally clueless but you love them anyway

I thought long and hard about this one, because I usually really dislike characters that are clueless. It’s actually one of my biggest pet peeves when I’m reading, unless it’s done 100% correctly. And guess who did it 100% correctly? Sally Thorne in The Hating Game. Lucy is completely oblivious to the fact that Joshua is in love with her and it just works so well and I love her so much.

Titanic | name a book that made you cry

Nikki chose Me Before You, which is usually my go-to answer for this kind of prompt. I want to choose something different for my answer, so I’ll go with All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. That book made me full-on sob and not in a good way. I still maintain that it’s the most irresponsible and emotionally manipulative book I’ve ever read.

American Pie | a book that makes you laugh

I think I laughed from the first page until the last when I read The Secrets of the Starbucks Lovers by Larissa Zageris & Kitty Curran. I hope you’re not sick of me hyping up this weird fanfiction/mystery novel because here I go again… this book was so funny and it was so perfect and I would recommend it for any fans of Taylor Swift, Lorde, or Nancy Drew.

Can’t Hardly Wait | a book with a crazy party

A whole chunk of the plot of The Brightsiders revolves around Emmy being a party girl that needs to calm down a bit, so I think this is the perfect choice for this prompt! I also really, really loved this book. 🙂

Cruel Intentions | name a character that you can never fully trust

Okay, so first of all, Cruel Intentions is one of my favorite 90s movies. But for a book with a character you can never fully trust… I think I have to go with Made You Up. I adored this book and you never really know whether the things that happen in the book are actually happening or whether they’re all in Alex’s head.

Drive Me Crazy | name your favorite “boy next door” or “girl next door”  couple

You’re really making me choose? This is one of my favorite tropes! (Also, Drive Me Crazy came out when I was like nine years old and I had the biggest crush on Adrian Grenier. I don’t think I saw the movie until I was in middle school, but just from the trailers alone, I was obsessed with him.) But anyway, the first couple that came to mind was Samantha and Jase from My Life Next Door.

Scream | a book with a memorable villain

In any tag that asks about a villain, my answer always has to be Victor Vale in Vicious. I love him so much and I can hardly wait for Vengeful.

The Craft | name a book with witches

I wanted to go with something other than the standard Harry Potter or even Circe, which I’m reading at the time of writing this post. So I think I’ll go with Bring Me Their Hearts!

I’m going to cheat a bit and say that any and all 90s kids are tagged! And even if you aren’t a 90s kid, feel free to do it! I’d love to see your answers, so please link back to me if you decide to do it. And, as always, let me know in the comments if you like tags so that I can tag you in a bunch of stuff in the future. ❤

Top Ten Tuesday: Hidden gems

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s theme is hidden gems, so let me talk for a minute about books I love that I feel don’t get enough attention. My choices are all books I’ve rated either four or five stars that have less than 300 ratings on Goodreads (as of the time I wrote this post).

  • Break of Day by Andie J. Christopher only has 62 ratings on Goodreads, but it’s so good! It’s such a swoony romance between a photojournalist and the niece of the woman he’s staying with.
  • The Secrets of the Starbucks Lovers by Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran only has 73 ratings on Goodreads and it’s hilarious. Taylor Swift and Lorde are detectives investigating a series of threatening messages written on coffee cups. I cannot recommend it enough.
  • Never Apart by Romily Bernard only has 92 ratings on Goodreads and I loved it! Grace and her boyfriend are hunted over and over again, dying and being resurrected each time. How do they get out of the loop? This one didn’t go where I thought it would and I could hardly put it down.
  • To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin only has 115 ratings on Goodreads and it was really such a refreshing book! It tackles body image, anxiety, and issues with family dynamics and I just can’t recommend it enough.
  • Carry Me Home by Jessica Therrien only has 110 ratings on Goodreads and I don’t even understand how! It’s about a family that falls apart after the parents separate and while it wasn’t necessarily fun to read, it was so good.
  • Famous by Jenny Holiday somehow only has 131 ratings on Goodreads, but if you like Taylor Swift and you like romance novels, you’ll probably like this book. Emerson Quinn is a blonde singer with bright red lipstick who’s trying to write her next album. She goes to her old friend Evan’s house for inspiration and to get away from the paparazzi, and, well… Sparks Fly. (Sorry.)
  • The Summer Before Forever by Melissa Chambers doesn’t even have 200 ratings on Goodreads, which is such a shame! I love everything that Melissa Chambers writes and this is such a sweet romance between stepsiblings.
  • The First Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski only has 250 ratings on Goodreads, even though it’s really great. It features two of my favorite things in romance: friends-to-lovers and a second chance.
  • Head Over Heels by Serena Bell somehow doesn’t even have 250 ratings on Goodreads! This is another really great friends-to-lovers romance that features a whole lot of sexual tension.
  • Love Scene, Take Two by Alex Evansley is my final choice because somehow it doesn’t even have 300 ratings on Goodreads! This is one of my favorite books of 2018 and I hope that you’ll read it. ❤

Did you do your own Top Ten Tuesday post today? Feel free to leave your link and I’ll check out your post! What books do you wish more people knew about? Let’s talk in the comments!