The Cliche Book Tag | Bookish Things

Hi, friends!

I’m coming back at you today with the cliché book tag! I was tagged by the amazing Amber @ Step Into A Book World– definitely check her blog out, her answers are really interesting and her posts are really cool! I don’t really know who created this tag (I followed the thread of tags but it leads nowhere…), but if you find out, please let me know! I’ll add their link here! Without further ado, let’s get right into it!

Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

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


My answer here will have to be Harry Potter- yes, I’m still bitter that they didn’t include the entire Neville arc and that they had him go from being all but a Squib to Accio Abs! in the movie without providing any freaking evidence or back story… Also, how could they not add the iconic McGonagall moment? You know the one. The ‘Have a biscuit, Potter’ one.

The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side.

A Rags To Riches Or Riches To Rags Story.


I’ll have to either go with the Amber’s answer and say ACOTAR or try to think of something else and go with… The Picture of Dorian Gray? I can’t really find a more appropriate title for this one, and I spent roughly 10 minutes searching through my bookshelves. Oh, I guess The Foxhole Court works here as well? Neil kinda goes from emotional rags to emotional riches… I don’t know, y’all. If you have a better answer make sure to leave it in the comments.

The Apple Does Not Fall Far From The Tree.

A Parent Child Relationship That You Love


Here, my answer is a definite The Book Thief. The relationship between Liesel and her dad just… Oh my lord, I’m getting emotional.

You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover.

A Great Book That Needs A Better Cover.


My answer here will have to be They Both Die At The End, but only because I kinda hate the copy of the book that I’ve read. It already has a better cover, the one with Rufus and Mateo walking at night. I’m emotional again.

Oh, and Deception Point would be a good example too, I guess? I don’t really know, y’all.

You Can’t Please Everyone.

A Book You Hate That Everyone Loves.


I’m so sorry to say this, but for me, that book is All The Bright Places. Everyone seems to love it and I just!! Can’t! I tried loving it but it just wasn’t for me.

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger.

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


I cannot possibly be expected to only have one answer for this one. Take your pick: Note to Self, Happiness, How To Be A Bawse and I Am Malala.

Love Is Blind.

A Book With A Disabled Character Or Actual Blind Love.


I think Nakata from Murakami’s Kafka On The Shore might fall under the ‘disabled’ category? I hope I’m not wrong. He’s still a badass character. I freakin’ adore Nakata, man. (Psst, my latest review is on this book! Check it out here.)

Ignorance Is Bliss.

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


Okay so… please don’t come after me…. but I’ll have to go with The Mortal Instruments. I’m stuck on the third book… I will be pushing through the series, mainly because of Malec (Magnus in particular, I love him a lot) but I’m definitely… not living for it.

There Is No Time Like The Present.

What Is Your Favorite Contemporary Book?

Honestly, how do you expect me to have only one answer for questions like these? I’m not even gonna try listing books, I’ll give you my fav authors: Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Nicola Yoon.

Better Safe Than Sorry.

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

My answer here will have to be: every classic ever. I’m just…. terrified by this point. I’ve been dabbling more and more with reading classics and I’m slowly getting there, but I still have this built-in fear that all of them will turn out to be Dickens and would easily be able to describe a street lamp over like, 10 pages.

Before I go, I’m tagging Noriko | Kat | Chizu | Kathy | Cynic On Wings | Kelly | Book Beach Bunny. It’s okay if you choose not to do this, but if you do decide to write it, make sure to link back to this post so I can see your post!

Alright, friends, that’s it for this one! Let me know what your thoughts are- do we have similar answers to these questions? Do we completely disagree? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you so much for reading! I’ll see you on the next one,


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39 thoughts on “The Cliche Book Tag | Bookish Things

    1. Oh, oops, I must have missed it! Thanks for the link ❤
      And oh my god, I know right? I don't know if there's any parent-child relationship that I love more than I love the one in the Book Thief… Thanks for reading! I'll check out the link now 😀

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  1. Thank you so much for tagging me! I totally agree with you on the Harry Potter thing; why did the movies not include Neville’s arc?! And the “Have a biscuit, Potter” line is AMAZING. Oh, and I agree, the family relationship in Book Thief is awesome (sniff sniff). And I’ve been thinking about trying Mortal Instruments, but apparently not…? Haha, great post! 😀

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    1. You’re welcome! And yes, oh my god, I could rant about the Harry Potter movies for ages- so many people mistakenly hate Ginny because of them, too! I kinda hated movie-Ginny as well…
      Yes, it so is!! (sniffs with you)
      Aghhh, don’t take only my word for it! It might have not been my cup of tea, but it might totally be yours. Plus, I haven’t finished the series yet, but definitely expect a post with some thoughts about the entire thing after I’m done, haha ❤
      Thank you!!

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      1. Same! The movies really did not capture the characters as well as they could have!
        Oh, and I’ve already suspected that Mortal Instruments might not be my thing, and your review confirmed it. Still wanna read for the heck of it, but I think it might be a waste of time lol.

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      2. Aish, in that case definitely research it more before you head in! I relate, I still wanna push through it but it just isn’t a priority right now…

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  2. Okay I actually agree with you on so many points haha. The HP books are definitely better. I loved The Picture of Dorian Gray and got excited when you mentioned it. Also adore The Book Thief and I agree the relationship in that book is so beautiful. I also don’t like All The Bright Places and I am Malala was so inspiring. Great post!

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    1. I’m really glad to hear that! Wow, we really do relate on a lot of things- it’s really great when it happens, haha ❤
      Thanks a lot for reading! I'm really glad you enjoyed my post 😀

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    1. Haha, I totally relate, an ever-growing TBR is a struggle most of us are facing, I feel 😀 I hope so too! Definitely give a shout if you do, I’d love to see your thoughts on them! ❤
      Thanks for reading!

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  3. Okay, I understood that first question exactly the other way round so I was really confused. I thought it was about which book was NOT better than the movie and not the other way round hahaha my brain did not really get that in the beginning hahaha
    I really like the categories though! Thanks so much for tagging me 😀

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    1. Oh my god I can how that can turn very confusing very quick haha 😂😂 glad you managed to get it cleared up!
      I’m glad you like the categories 🌻 looking forward to your answers if you decide to do this 😀

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  4. Cool tag! I agree with your answers especially The Book Thief I think everyone concentrates on the narrator so much (rightfully) that the relationship between her and her adoptive parents in that book gets overlooked. Thanks for tagging me! I’ll definitely give it a go!

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    1. I mean, you have to focus on the narrator when it so happens to be Death, right? I totally agree though 💛
      Glad you like the questions! Looking forward to seeing your answers 💛


  5. The Picture of Dorian Gray is such an interesting choice for the rags to riches/riches to rags question! I also love The Foxhole Court for that one as well, because Neil definitely goes from rags to riches…friendship-wise 😉

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  6. I really agree about HP- especially because of the “have a biscuit, Potter” moment!!! But yeah, those movies were never going to be as good as the books. Ahh you’re so right about the father-daughter relationship in the Book Thief! hehe I don’t think that’s controversial about Mortal Instruments- I mean I enjoyed it, but it’s not the best book ever or anything (and they did go downhill as well- though I loved Malec too- but there wasn’t enough of that for my liking 😉 )

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    1. The have a biscuit Potter moment is iconic tbh it’s what locked down my love for McGonagall:))
      Really? I’m glad to hear it’s not controversial cause it feels like everyone and their mothers loved TMI :))

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    1. Oh my god, I totally agree with you! Peeves was honestly such an important plot point and just all around nice to have in the story and they just disregarded that :((


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