I was browsing for tags the other day and came across this fun Pride and Prejudice Book Tag over on Elaine Howlin’s blog. Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourites of all the Classics – the story is just so timeless and beautiful. I knew I had to do this tag as soon as I read the character-based reading prompts.
A few little pleasantries:
- Thank those who tagged you.
- Link back to the creator of the tag (Emma @TurnAnotherPage)
- Tag as many people as you want
- Have fun!
The Bennet Sisters: A Mixed Bag
A book or series with an eclectic cast of characters
I think the Illuminae Files has got such a mix of different personalities and traits amongst its characters – there’s a little someone for everyone in that trilogy I think!
Charlotte Lucas: The Best Friend
A dependable book/series, tv show or film you can always turn to
Wow so many! It would have to be a toss-up between Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Greys Anatomy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Friends.
Mr Darcy: The Unexpected Surprise
A book or series that you didn’t originally like but grew to love.
This is such a tough one! I guess I could say Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel – it was so difficult to read and understand the narration style at first but by the end I was so blown away by Cromwell’s characterisation.
Lady Catherine de Bourg: The Intimidating Aristocrat
A book or series that intimidates you
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo – I’m determined to read it one day (along with War and Peace and Anna Karenina by Tolstoy) but the sheer size of it really overwhelms me and I keep putting it off to read a shorter book!
Mr Bingley: Honest Yet Easily Led
A character you think deserves a lot of love
Eleanor from Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Her character lives under such sad circumstances that she deserves lots of love.
Mr Collins: Awkward and a little socially inept.
What hyped or popular book/series have you not yet read?
So many! The Poppy War series, The Daevabad series, An Ember in the Ashes series, Nevernight, Shades of Magic, These Violent Delights… the list is endless – and these books are all sat on my shelves right now! 🙈
The Gardiners: Steady Voices of Reason
A character from any book, film, or tv series that you would turn to for advice
Jacqueline Carlylefrom The Bold Type TV series – I absolutely LOVE that show (I should probably have put it in my Charlotte Lucas list)!When I was looking for a new job I used to joke with my friends that I was looking for my own Jacqueline Carlyle to work for! 😂
Mr Wickham: The Deceiver
A book that did not reach your expectations
The Serpent and Dove series – I feel like it was massively hyped but I just couldn’t really connect with any of the characters.
Georgiana Darcy: Shy and Naive but Friendly
An under-hyped or represented book that you really love
I loved The Immortal City by Amy Kuivalainen which is the first book in The Magicians of Venice series. It’s like a fantasy version of Dan Brown and I found it fascinating.
Colonel Foster’s Regiment: Sure to liven up any party!
What book or series would you always recommend?
I always find it hard to recommend books to people because my reading tastes are quite varied and can be different to many of my friends. I would champion anything written by Carlos Ruiz Zafón; Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and The Life and Death of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab – they’re all some of my all-time favourites.
If you love Pride and Prejudice and Book Tags then consider yourself tagged! 🤓
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