My mother is a big fan of 80’s movies and I grew up watching them. When I saw this tag, I knew I needed to do it. I spotted The 80’s Movie Bag Tag on Coycaterpillar Reads. It took me over five blogs back to find who created this tag, but I found it. This tag was originally created by The Infinite Library. Let’s take a look!
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
A Book that kept you up all night
This has happened quite a lot with books over the years, but the last book that kept me up way past my bedtime was Gypsy King by Devney Perry. Once I reached a certain point in the story, I couldn’t stop reading until I found out how everything played out. The sequel is definitely an highly anticipated book for me!
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
A Wonderfully Quotable Book
Ever since I started reviewing books, I like to keep track of quotes that I love. The last book that had me writing a lot of them down was Rowan Revived. I had the hardest time only choosing a few quotes to put in my review for this amazing book. One of the quotes I wrote down was:
“I want to pull her into me again, hold her so tight against me. Let her know, yet again, how safe she is – how safe they all are – here with me.”
FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF
A character that loves breaking the rules.
I could choose so many characters for this prompt. In Suggested Reading, the main character doesn’t exactly love breaking the rules, but is fighting for the right to read the books her school is trying to ban. This book hasn’t been hyped at all and I really think it deserves more attention!!
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
A Book Couple That Took An Eternity To Get Together
In That Forever Girl is takes quite a long time for our main characters to find their way back to each other. This isn’t a “will they, won’t they” relationship, but a second chance. A lot happens with these two and I really loved their story. Add an amazing small town and you’ve got a great story. I’m actually the type that doesn’t appreciate couples that take forever to get together just because. I prefer them where there is more history behind everything.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
A Book Involving Time Travel
As I’m sitting here typing, I can only think of one book with time travel. And that’s A Darker Shade of Magic. The main character travels between the different Londons. After only reading the first book, I’m definitely a fan. Next year I really need to make sure to read the other two books in the trilogy.
PRETTY IN PINK
A Book Character With Unique Style
Chaotic Good is a book with a main character who wants to design clothes. I loved how she managed to get into a D&D group and create costumes for these characters. Definitely her own style and such a cute story! As I’m typing about it, I really want to do a re-read soon.
THE KARATE KID
Favourite book featuring training/mentoring trope
In Roar, our main character learns that her gifts are different than she expected. She asks to be trained and we read about her training during the story. I loved the idea of storm magic. Even though I’m still a bit confused, I definitely want to read the sequel. I need to know how it continues.
A book with a trip that doesn’t go to plan
You don’t want to know how long I had to scroll through the books I read to find a book to fit this prompt, haha. Then I saw Small Spaces and the lightbulb went on. In Small Spaces there is a field trip that doesn’t go exactly as planned. And I will say it again, for a middle grade, this book is creepy!
INDIANA JONES & THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
A book with the main character’s name in the title
I have to say that I couldn’t think of something at first. Luckily Isabelle was here when I was typing this and she had a good idea! Eliza and Her Monsters was such an amazing book. And Eliza was an awesome main character. Another book I really need to re-read eventually.
A Female character that comes out her shell.
After the life Maggie has had, I’m honestly surprised she was able to come out of her shell. That being said, she’s always such a strong person. Add Gunner to the situation to make her feel safe and I definitely understand. Even though this was an intense story, how everything turns out for Maggie makes it worth it. She deserves so much more than she got!
A Death that took you by suprise
I have to be careful with this one, because I don’t want to risk spoiling anything. So I will give the title of the book and leave it at that. When you read it or if you’ve read it, I’m sure you’ll understand what I mean. Even though I knew this wasn’t going to end well, I was still shocked with how it went down.
An ending that left you both happy and sad
The Last Letter is a book that destroyed my heart, put me back together and when I least expected it, destroyed it again. Even though I say that, the ending left me kind of happy. If it wasn’t for the epilogue at the end that wouldn’t be trust, but it kind of made the ending just a little better. Rebecca Yarros really knows how to hit you in all the feels and then some!
This was such a fun tag to do! If you love 80’s movies, I tag you. Let me know if you decide to answer these questions, I love seeing other people’s tags. What’s your favorite 80’s movie? Let me know in the comments! For me it’s Dirty Dancing!