The Disney Princess Book Tag // Tag

For once I actually have been tagged! Thanks very much to Soudha over at ‘Of Stacks and Cups.’ It is also her tag, being her first original one so good on you Soudha! Great fun. The basis of the tag are the Disney princesses that we all know and love.

Here is a little Disney Q&A I also thought I’d answer:

1.   Who is your favourite Disney princess: Mulan. She is feisty, loyal, doesn’t really care about getting married and making a family-home, she just wants to be herself. I respect that.

2.   Favourite Disney Princess movie: Tangled. It is the only Disney Princess movie that I will watch again and again, I love the songs the animations and the colours!

Right, moving onto the tag. Here are my answers to the questions:

1.   Snow White - Name your favourite classic 

My favourite classic changes all the time, mostly due to the amount of classic books that I love! But today I am going with: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I read this story every Christmas as it is such a beautiful story, more light-hearted than the rest of Dickens novels and simply enjoyable!

2.   Cinderella - Name a book that kept you reading well past your bedtime

 
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher. I didn’t have such a great relationship with this book but I remember staying up to read the last 100 pages all in one go as the intensity of the story and the realisations became too much to put down.

3.   Aurora - Name your favourite classic romance

 
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. Mr Tilney and Catherine Morland are my dream romantic counterparts as such. I love that they argue and forgive, have and share secrets, read and simply enjoy being in each other’s company. It feels comfortable, which is what I feel love should be.

4.   Ariel - Name a book that's about making sacrifices and fighting for your dreams

 
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Eleanor and Park are both incredibly different people who just happen to fall in love, I really enjoyed this book and I found the ending in particular to justify answering this question. Because it is the ending I won’t spoil it but what they sacrifice in order to have a good life is immeasurable.

5.   Belle - Name a book with a smart and independent female character

 
Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Arya the elf is a clever character who does not form to normal female ‘romance’ characters in series. She is intelligent, brave and very independent. Whilst some of the readers may have thought the ending of the series and the relationship between Eragon and Arya a shame, I wasn’t too disheartened and appreciated the difference she held in the literary world.

6.   Jasmine - Name a book with a character who challenged the social conventions of his or her world

 
The Art of being Normal by Lisa Williamson. If a teenage boy can go to school and say to everyone ‘I want to be a girl’ or at least imagine that he had the courage to do so they are challenging the norms that society live by, currently.

7.  Pocahontas - Name a book whose ending was a roller-coaster of emotions

 
The Fault in our Stars by John Green. Whilst I wasn’t such a great fan of this book there is no denying the rollercoaster of feelings that it brought to many fan-girls across the world!

8.   Mulan - Name a book with a kick-ass female character

 
Cinder by Marissa Myer. Cinder has got to be one of the most kick-ass characters in YA at the moment. Whilst she is, of course, based on Cinderella she has a great spirit and self-determination to her that Cinderella’s, such as Lily James’s portrayal in the recent movie, don’t have. Rather than be soft and sweet as we know of Cinderella she is angsty and prepared to protect her secrets and her loved ones.

9.   Tiana - Name a book featuring a hardworking, self-made character

 
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. This is a fictional work of the life of Thomas Cromwell, lawyer to Henry VIII and one of his good friends for a time it shows what Cromwell lost and gained in order to fulfil his ambitions. Bearing in mind he was a blacksmiths son and ended up having the ear of the King he was clearly good, if not as good as Mantel says, at his work.

10. Rapunzel - Name a book that features an artist

 
Love Lessons by Jacqueline Wilson. Prue and the teacher she ‘befriends’ are both art-enthusiasts, and art is a major arc in this story helping to push the plot along and also make the ‘love’ that Prue holds for her teacher less serious but still not discountable.

11. Merida - Name a book that features a mother-daughter relationship

 
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding. The relationship between Bridget and her mother is superb in this novel. Not only is it hilarious but it is scarily true and likely to occur to many of us. The time when the mother tries to set you up or has a mid-life crisis which somehow seems to impact your own lifethe list is endless and the relationship is wonderful!

12. Anna and Elsa - Name a book that features a great relationship between siblings 

 
Little Women & Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott. One of my other favourite classics and undoubtedly my favourite sibling story (although Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe clan come in 2nd!) The relationship between the sisters, particularly Beth and Jo is simply one of the most beautiful and heart-breaking relationships in literature. It makes me want to cry, smile and laugh and I simply love it.

 

There we have it: the Disney Princess book Tag. I really liked this tag, the questions were easy to follow and sometimes humorous and I hope that you enjoyed my answers. I tried to vary it a little but I think my bookshelf is getting to seem rather monotonous to some of my more dedicated readers!

I tag everyone, as usual, maybe I’ll tag some specific people later but have a go and let Soudha know if you do!

Happy Reading!

1 comment

  1. Thanks for doing my tag :) I really enjoyed your answers. I've never read A Christmas Carol but I'm planning to get this book this December and by what you said, I feel like I'll really enjoy it. Also, for the siblings questions, I actually considered Little Women before choosing the Narnia books, hehe!

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