The 80s Movie Tag

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Hey everyone! I was tagged by KRISTEN @ BEYOND SECRET PAGES to do the 80s Movie Tag, and you know I love doing book tags! Thank you, Kristen!


Make sure you check out her blog, and without further ado, here are my answers!

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A book that kept you up all night — The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty


Honestly, picking my most recent book could be a bit of a cop out… but I just couldn’t put this one down, so it totally counts.

The Princess Bride

A wonderfully quotable book — Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

There are so many contenders for this! Harry Potter, anything by Roald Dahl, the Six of Crows duology all jump out, but the Lord of the Rings quotes probably pip them. Gandalf and Sam are just too wise! But I know I can see Dumbledore is throwing his hands up and asking what more he could do… Sorry!

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

A character who loves breaking the rules — Agnieszka from Uprooted (Naomi Novik)


The poor Dragon in this book. He tried to teach her all the rules of magic. But no, she basically had to go and invent her own. She didn’t just break the rules, she invented new ones because the current ones didn’t apply to her!

When Harry Met Sally

A book couple that took an eternity to get together — Ron and Hermione (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)

ron and hermione

The fact that I don’t really pay attention to romances in books really came back to bite me in the arse on this one! I suppose I have to go for Ron and Hermione here, just because I can’t really think if any others…

Back to the Future

A book involving time travel — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling


This one was hard, and in the end I had to go for more Harry Potter. When Hermione gets the Time Turner. It is the only time travel I can think of. Hmm…. Must try harder, Jack!

Pretty in Pink

A character with a unique style — Zélie from Children of Blood and Bone (Tomi Adeyemi)


It might not have been my favourite book, but that front cover of a close up to Zélie really shows off her striking and unique look: the brilliant white hair, the piercing silver eyes all in contrast to her dark skin really jumps out.

The Karate Kid

Favourite book involving training/mentoring trope — Skyward by Brandon Sanderson


So many options here, but I went for Skyward. Spensa’s relationship with Cobb – her father’s ex-wing mate – is one of the more heart-warming parts of a story that has plenty of heart-warming parts anyway! He really does bring the best out of her.

Die Hard

A book trip that doesn’t go to plan — Riders of the Dead by Dan Abnett

riders of the dead

Again, so many options! This could have been any quest-based book really, but I went for this one because the whole thing just goes quite so spectacularly wrong. Also, its not a book I have read recently and I am trying to mention more books in my blog…

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

A book with the central character’s name in the title — The BFG by Roald Dahl


My favourite Roald Dahl book! It’s magical and brings back such good childhood memories.

Dirty Dancing

A female character who comes out of her shell — Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

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Vin was shy, retreating and tried her best to avoid being noticed at all times. Not by the end of the book! She’s dancing, twirling and pretending to be some belle-of-the-ball at noble parties by the end. Her whole character growth in this book was amazing.

Top Gun

A book that took you by surprise — The Grey Bastards by Johnathan French


This was a book that I was expecting to be a bit middle of the road. I kind of expected to like it, but not half as much as I did! I recommend this book to any fantasy fan who isn’t afraid of a bit (a lot) of swearing.


An ending that left you both happy and sad — Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo


Eveything kind of worked out really well, didn’t it? But it also left me sad for a couple of reasons: 1. We won’t get anymore Six of Crows books, and 2. Well, actually I won’t say, but if you have read the book then you’ll know! 😀


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So, what did you think of my answers? Let me know and have a go if you want to! It’s a tricky one as the 80s has some real classic films to pair books with!

Who to tag? Hmmm….


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