The Cliché Book Tag

The workshops I am doing are kind of messing with my schedule a little, so there might be a slight decrease in terms of posts during March. That’s not the case just yet though, so I want to thank Andie @Andrea’s Nirvana for tagging me to do the Cliché Book Tag! Enjoy my take on it!

Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

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

It’s rare that the movie is better than the book, but it does happen! I have a couple go-to-movies that I definitely enjoyed more than their literary counterparts.

The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side.

A Rags To Riches Or Riches To Rags Story.

The story of the Great Gatsby is like the ultimate Rags to Riches tale, right? At least I think so.

The Apple Does Not Fall Far From The Tree.

A Parent Child Relationship That You Love

It often feels like parents are either underrepresented in books (meaning they are entirely absent) or they are just very bad parents. I just think that’s so silly. You can still write a great story with teens where parents are involved but not there all the time, yet they still care. In my opinion, Call Me By Your Name did this absolutely splendidly. That final monologue by the dad always gets me!

You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover.

A Great Book That Needs A Better Cover.

This took a lot more thinking than I thought it would. *whispers* It’s probably because I am such a big cover snob.
Okay, so I don’t own the cover to the left, but I am all the happier for it because the My Lady Jane version to the right is so much prettier.

You Can’t Please Everyone.

A Book You Hate That Everyone Loves.

I am sorry, but I just don’t particularly like Ready Player One. Hate is a strong word. I don’t hate it and I am excited for the movie, because the visuals are going to be amazing, but the book was a disappointment. The pacing was off, I was bored a lot and I really disliked the main character. He was insufferable. Sorry …

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger.

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

All of my reading has changed me in one way or another, but I guess I can point out some particular books that I feel have made me better!



I am sure there are loads of other books that I am missing right now, but we can chat about those in the comments.

Love Is Blind.

A Book With A Disabled Character Or Actual Blind Love.

I once read a book where a deaf girl fell in love with a rockstar and it was a really brilliant book. Definitely give Tone Deaf a try, or read my review here if you want to know more!

Ignorance Is Bliss.

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

Yo, you can say whatever you want about the Twilight books, but they meant a lot to 13 year-old-me. So, who cares if they were good or bad. They gave me and my friends something to talk about and revived the vampire genre. I am fine with that. (The movies are a whooooole other matter!)

There Is No Time Like The Present.

What Is Your Favorite Contemporary Book?

This question is so unfair! HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO PICK JUST ONE!??! I am going to stand in front of my shelf and randomly point at a contemporary and that’s going to be the answer.

*drum roll*

Words in Deep Blue it is!

Better Safe Than Sorry.

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

I am glad this is the final question, because I thought I’d run out of answers a lot sooner. Anyway, I don’t think there’s a book out there that I don’t want to read because I am scared it’s bad. Am I sometimes worried that hype will ruin the experience? Sure. But in the end that rarely stops me. It just delays me reading it for a bit.


What did you think of my answers? How would you have responded to some of them? Let’s chat!

48 thoughts on “The Cliché Book Tag

  1. Wow, I didn’t think of The Great Gatsby for that question, but it totally works! Also, now that I’ve (finally!) finished Call Me By Your Name, i can definitely agree on that conversation, oh my freaking hell, that was so cute and supportive and all around everything? Loved it so damn much ❤
    Love your answers! Glad that you did this tag haha ❤
    Great post!

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  2. I love your answers here, Kat ❤ I haven't seen nor read Me, Earl and the Dying Girl, but I'll make sure to watch the movie, if I ever want to know that story a bit more, haha 🙂
    Aerm… how come I wasn't aware of that My Lady Jane cover…….? In a way, I glad I wasn't, I mean…. I'm just like you, I'm glad you got the other cover on the right haha, I really am not a fan of the other one, at all.
    I'm with you on the twilight books as well. yes they are bad, they are problematic, the movies are… well let's not get into the movies, like you said haha, but they also meant a lot to me when I was younger and definitely made me read a lot more, so… I'm glad and grateful about that for sure 🙂

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    • Thaaaaanks, Marie!!
      That cover of My Lady Jane just looks so .. .childish? I know it’s a fun book with a lot of comedic elements, but are they for real?? That is not something I would want on my shelf.
      YAS for Twilight nostalgia and Words in Deep Blue was such a brilliant random pick.
      Lastly, watch Me and Earl if you want to cry.

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      • It really looks childish, it doesn’t look like a YA book cover, that’s strange. I wouldn’t want that on my shelves either hahaha 🙂
        I’ll remember that if I ever want to watch it… prepare tissues hahah 🙂

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  3. Great answers for this tag Kat, and I definitely agree with you on some of them as well. As much as I love the book version of Stardust the movie is always going to have a special place in my heart. It’s a favourite of mine and actually I want to watch it again right this second (I probably will once I’ve finish blog hopping, I have the DVD after all.)
    Also yeah I’m glad I have the prettier cover of My Lady Jane, not a fan of the one on the left. 🙂
    Twilight meant a lot to me when I was younger as well. It was the book that got me back into reading so no matter what people think of it there’s always going to be some part of me that loves it.
    Great post, and again great answers! 😀 ❤

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    • Thanks, Beth!
      I am not saying the Stardust book was bad, but I definitely do think the movie just added a certain something. hehe and I love that I am enabling you to watch it, because I am 100% for it!!
      The left cover for MLJ just looks like it was made for young children .. which it was not??
      THANKS for stopping by and commenting. You are awesome!

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  4. Lovely post, as always! ❤ Thank you for tagging me in this, it looks like so much fun and I can't wait to do it!! That cover for My Lady Jane is so baaaad, I didn't know of its existence, I thought the other cover had been the initial one, you blew my world away. I'm so glad you liked Quiet, I've read a bit of it, but didn't continue on the book (no idea why, I do that sometimes, I'm soooo moody with my reading), now I really want to continue on the book. I just adore the fact that it defends introverts and tries to educate people about it because introverts are so often misunderstood.

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    • I don’t know who thought that cover of MLJ would be a good idea, but they were definitely wrooong! It looks like it’s for little kids and while the story might be fun, that rep just feels wrong.
      Quiet was amazing! And while it does celebrate introverts, it doesn’t put down extroverts. Instead it just shows how we are different and therefore all need different things going through life.


  5. I can’t wait to read/watch Call Me By Your Name; it sounds absolutely beautiful! And Born A Crime is such a great book. And lady, you like Twilight if that’s your thing; people bash on popular stuff for cool points, but you’re more cool for admitting you love something without shame. 😉 Great post!

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    • While Call Me By Your Name has some small weaknesses, the overall book was something forever to be cherished for me. The movie is different in some ways, but then they also used the exact same dialogue as in the book. I love that so much.

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  6. I love a good book parent! I haven’t read Call Me By Your Name yet but I’ve been meaning to for a while now. Have you read Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda? His parents are lovely also. I was ready to join that family by the end of the book.

    Thanks for the tag! 🙂

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  7. I love this tag!! And I so agree about Stardust!! Definitely agree about Gatsby 😀 You’re right about the my lady jane cover on the right! I honestly get what you mean about Ready Player one- I didn’t hate it as much, but I also didn’t love it- I kinda think I’ll end up enjoying the movie more. I think that’s fair enough about Twilight- I don’t actually think the first one is terrible (but I really hated the rest of the series so…) And yeah the movies *yeesh*! Thank you so much for tagging me!! ❤

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    • Glad you agree on so many of my answers. And yeah, I just think I will be able to enjoy the movie a whole lot more than the book for Ready Player One. It was always carrying that visual tendency anyway.
      I absolutely agree that Twilight, as in the first book, was the best in the series. I had a bit of a freak out session with book two because I was like “where is Edward?” and then I don’t even know what happened all of a sudden ahahaha but the movies are just .. a whole different issue hahaha


  8. That’s such a cool Tag! 😍 I loved reading all your answers and I especially agree on the My Lady Jane cover! I didn’t know the cover to the left existed until I looked the book up on Amazon … I literally screamed when I saw the cover, because omggg it’s cringey and that horse in the background 😂 I definitely know which cover I won’t be getting xD

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