Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

Ah, the movie that everyone has been talking about for what feels like ages. I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant to watch the new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast; however, I’m happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised. Of course, there were some parts that I definitely could have done without (how about that little time travel scene through the random magical book?!) but as a whole I thought it was pretty well done. Gaston and Lefou stole the show with their humor and chemistry, and I haven’t been able to stop the Beast’s song “Evermore” from playing over and over again in my mind. But don’t worry: the original animated version will always hold a special place in my heart. ❤

Today I’m here to share the Beauty and the Beast Book Tag! Thanks so much to Silanur @ Aloof Books for tagging me!! Without further ado, let’s get on with the questions. (In case you’re wondering, these awesome Beauty and the Beast graphics are from the original creator of the tag, Du Livre.)

A villain you can’t help but love.

I’m not sure if he is technically considered a villain or more of an anti-hero, but regardless I’m going to say Victor from Vicious by V.E. Schwab. I love Schwab shows us the softer, moral side of him, causing us to even question his villain status in the first place. He and Eli also concoct one of the most interesting evil schemes I’ve ever read about. As someone who regularly carries epi-pens around with them for allergy reasons, the thought of them being used to revive people from near death and give them superhuman powers is super fascinating to me.

Your OTP. 

As per usual, I’m going to answer this question by saying Taylor and Jonah from Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. In the realm of fictional romantic relationships, theirs is one that strikes me as nearing the realm of realistic (obviously not entirely, but sort of close). Their relationship takes time to develop and there are plenty of ups and downs, just like in real life. Each time I reread this book (which, at this point, has been more times than I can reliably keep track of) I can’t help but eagerly root for them again and again even though I know how the story will end.

A character that’s destined for bigger things. 

Though there are a plethora of characters that fit this description, I’ve ultimately decided to go with Blue Sargent from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. Not only is Blue intelligent, determined, and hard-working, but she is also incredibly kindhearted and deserves to achieve her dreams in life. Whether those goals include attending college, exploring the world, starting a family, or all three, I hope she gets there. Fingers crossed that fictional life treats her well!

A book that makes you hungry. 

It might seem strange at first, but I’m going to say The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Even though the majority of this book discusses the many issues plaguing our modern-day food production industry, it nevertheless makes me want to chow down on some local veggies or freshly picked fruit. One thing’s for certain: it definitely doesn’t make me eager to swing into a McDonald’s drive-thru window any time soon!

Opposites attract. 

The first couple that popped into my mind when I read this prompt was Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, which I think is pretty fitting. Though they are both headstrong and have dynamic, bold personalities, they nevertheless come from very different positions in society. Hardly seem to agree on anything.

What books would you have chosen for this tag? What do you think of the books that I’ve mentioned? Most importantly, what did YOU think of the new Beauty and the Beast movie? Let me know in the comments section below!



27 Replies to “Beauty and the Beast Book Tag”

  1. I decided not to watch the movie since I wasn’t a fan of the “Belle” track when I listened to it (well, half of it). I’m extremely picky about musical theatre adaptions, so it’s probably for the best.

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    1. It’s definitely not for everyone, and there were certainly scenes that probably could have been left out. I was really hesitant about seeing it but in the end I’m glad I did!

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    1. I still need to read The Archived, The Unbound, and the two most recent ADSOM books…. I feel so behind when it comes to V.E. Schwab, but I love what I have read of her thus far! ❤

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  2. Also, I’ve DEFINITELY got to read The Raven Cycle.
    It has a cool premise, but I can get to it only when I finish Les Miserables (which I’m reading since the last two years and still haven’t finished 😦 )


    I haven't watched the new movie, and I've been dying to. I didn't know there were more scenes, now I'm even more curious about them haha Thanks for tagging me 😀


  4. Jellicoe Roaddddd. I haven’t read it in so long; all I remember is that it was good and I liked it and it was good. I really should read it again! But I do remember shipping the two MC hard as flint.


  5. Lmao I’m sorry for commenting on such an old post but I’m stacking Marchetta’s tag & when I saw the title I thought this would be like,, books with a beast-like-ugly characters or sth & I was scared for a fraction of a second you put Quintana of Charyn there, with her face that doesn’t make sense… A terrible thought, I know, I’m sorry.
    Anyway!! I love Taylor & Jonah!!! Out of all the relationships Marchetta wrote, they are definitely in my top 5. Have you read anything else by her??? Because yes, all her books are as good as On the Jellicoe Road!

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    1. Ahhh I’m so glad you love Melina Marchetta, too! I’ve read Saving Francesca but besides Jellicoe Road those are the only books I’ve read by her… I definitely need to read more! I’ve been trying to find a copy of Looking for Alibrandi but my local library doesn’t have one…

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      1. Saving Francesca is so soft omg!! I love it. And the same characters are in The Piper’s Son, though this one focuses on Tom!!!
        ICB your library is trying to rob you of joy like this…..

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