Anastasia is one of my FAVORITE Broadway musicals. I was lucky enough to see it twice – including the closing matinee performance which was SO GOOD.
This Anastasia book tag was originally created by Nia @ Shades Of Paper.
A RUMOUR IN ST. PETERSBURG
An author you desperately need to publish another book/series
I love the Sanctuary Island series by Lily Everett. The last one was written in 2017 but I would love to go back and visit again! I always visualize it as such a beautiful place.
IN MY DREAMS
A character whose path isn’t easy but overcomes with everything
Julian from A List Of Cages. His story is heartbreaking and emotional but, he makes it through. I loved his bond with his friend and mentor Adam in this story.
LEARN TO DO IT
A book that taught you something new
I love watching the US National Women’s Soccer Team but admittedly I didn’t know very much about the history of the team. Last year I picked up The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women who Changed Soccer and it brought a new light on everything. Wonderful overview of the history of the USWNT. I really enjoyed reading about not only the games but, the behind the scenes negotiations that has helped bring the team to where it is today.
THE NEVA FLOWS
A series where a character fights the system
Cinderella Is Dead is a retelling of the classic fairy tale of Cinderella. The main character is rebellious, Black, queer, and fighting against patriarchy. There is also a good crew of secondary characters that you can’t help but root for.
A world in a series you’ve read that you absolutely love
I haven’t read all of the books in the Hundred Oaks series by Miranda Kenneally but, I love to visit them. They are enjoyable books with a high school setting and usually a couple of Easter egg type references to other books in the series.
ONCE UPON A DECEMBER
A book you need to re-read
A Northern Light is one of my all time favorites. It’s beautifully written and is such a haunting story. Add in the fact that it the actual event occurred not that far from me and I think you might understand why I’m so hooked on this book.
STAY, I PRAY YOU
A character you wish was alive
I have read Titanic: The Long Night so many times, and each time I wish that the ending did not happen the way that it did. Even though, I recognize that the book is based on a tragedy therefore there had to be some tragedy in the story. It’s just so sad every time I get to Brian Kelleher’s death.
A character you didn’t want to like but still did anyway
Winona in True Colors was a hard character to like. She was a hard on herself, harder on the others around, and easily jumped to conclusions. She did come through when she was needed most though and that is what makes her a character that I honestly didn’t want to like but in the end I did.
JOURNEY TO THE PAST
Your favorite book when you were a child
I have a collection of Shel Silverstein‘s books that were gifted to me by my grandmother. She left a personalized note in each of them and they were a treasured part of my childhood (and still of my adulthood).
PARIS HOLDS THE KEY (TO YOUR HEART)
Your favorite trope
One of my favorite troupes especially more recently is enemies to lovers. A good recent example of this would be Written in the Stars. This also has one of my other favorite troupes – pretend dating!
IN A CROWD OF THOUSANDS
Your favorite book of all time
Oh this is tough. If I had to choose right now, I think I would go with Untamed by Glennon Doyle. This book and it’s author has taught me so many things about the person I am, the person who I want to be, and the possibility of good in the world. This is the book that is currently on display on my desk as well.
MEANT TO BE
A relatable character
Tiger Lily from Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. When I read this book I was blown away by how human Tiger Lily felt to me. She was a character who had been misunderstood and who the world had vulnerable. She was protective of the people that she cared about and it hurt her when they didn’t protect or care about her in return. She really is a beautiful heroine in her own right.
EVERYTHING TO WIN
Your favorite fairytale
I’m not sure if this will actually count as a fairy tale but I’m going to go for it: The Cantebury Tales. I was one of those students in AP English in high school that actually enjoyed reading these stories. They made me cackle at times; and I have a distinct memory of this being one of the books that I was able to read and walk around my high school pool with ease. And you know I would have to be comfortable with a book to do that, right?
Well, this was alot of fun!
I tag any blogger who loves Anastasia and wants to do this tag!