I’ve been meaning to do this tag for a while. I cam across it a month or so back on Perfectly Tolerable’s blog (click the link to check out her tag!) and I knew I had to do it. Not only do I love the Marvel cinematic universe, I loved Avenger’s Endgame! It was amazing and everything I wanted in a movie.
So, needless to say I was excited to see this Book Tag and to choose books to pair alongside Earth’s mightiest heroes. Here goes:
Iron Man – A Book That Made You Laugh Out Loud
When I think back to the books that have made me laugh, How To Invent Everything by Ryan North popped into my head because North’s book is full of parody jokes that are so my style of humor. I cackled after reading almost every page. This is one of those books that I don’t think you have to read back to front. You can totally pick and choose which sections you want to read. North is brilliant, this book is brilliant, and I think it’s a perfect fit for my Tony Stark selection. Honestly, go read it. You will laugh.
Captain American – A Book That Sends a Positive Message
There are so many books I could have picked, but I chose We Should All Be Feminists by Adichie because I think it really jumped out at me most. In this current climate, I think it’s a really important message to spread, because if you’re a good human, you believe in equality, and that means you’re a feminist. Period. And Cap would agree with me.
Thor – A Book With a Character’s Strength You Admire
I gave this prompt a good, long thought and I just had to choose my girl, Ella. Ella Enchanted is my go-to book when I think of books with strong female lead characters. Not only does Ella believe in herself and trust herself, she also greatly values those she loves, enough to sacrifice her own happiness in order to protect them, which I think is one of the greatest strengths anyone can possess. Gail Carson Levine has graced this world with so many strong female protagonists, but Ella will always be my favorite ☺️.
Black Widow – A Book With a Kick-Ass Female Protagonist
When I think of Sabriel by Garth Nix, I think of this epic adventure story with a kick-ass female at its center. Sabriel is everything I want in a hero: she works well under pressure, she values her companions, and she isn’t some unapproachable perfect person. She has flaws, but she grows as the story progresses. She has depth. And I think that Black Widow does this over the course of the Marvel movies, so that by the end of Endgame, she’s so much better and stronger than when you first see her in Iron Man 2.
Hulk – A Book That Made You Incredibly Angry
This one is coming hot off the presses. I just recently posted my review of 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons, which you can read here for ALL the gory details on why this book made me so angry. Short version: it’s a weakly written romance story that uses disability as a crutch to support it. Not only was I disappointed by the lack of authentic disability rep, I was also disappointed by the weak character development. It just made me mad.
Hawkeye – An Underrated Book You Think More People Should Pay Attention To
I get so excited when I think about The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, because this book blew me away! It was like no other mystery I’d ever read and it was such a perfect book for me! It’s like Agatha Christie and Gosford Park had a sci-fi baby. I have not met many people who have read this book, so I tend to tell everyone about it that I can. Spread the word!
Black Panther – A Book That Showcases Another Culture
I am ever grateful for the continued diversification of literature in the US, especially in children’s and young adult lit. I loved how Descendant of the Crane brings Chinese culture to the fantasy genre in a way that is unique, to me. I really love the world-building in this book and I love that He infused traditional fantasy tropes with Chinese influences. It’s a really cool book and I can’t wait till the sequel comes out!
Spider-Man – Favorite New Book of the Year
I absolutely adore A Curse So Dark and Lonely. I didn’t expected to be so wowed by it, but it was a 5/5 star for me. I like reading re-tellings of classic fairytales and this one did for me what A Court of Thorns and Roses could not. I definitely appreciate Kemmerer’s making Beauty and the Beast her own and also inserting a more natural love story into the mix, as well as having a disabled character lead. I really enjoyed this book and you can check out my review for it here.
*BONUS* Loki – A Book With a Twist Or Surprise That Tricked You
I can honestly say that I was SHOCKED by the ending of this book. I was not expecting it at all and I cried my eyes out! Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper was the first book that made me actually cry. It was also the first book I ever read by her and I was definitely impressed, to say the least. If you haven’t read this book, I definitely won’t spoil it for you. You should read it if you like tearjerkers. It’s part family story/part courtroom drama. It’s excellent.
Thoughts & Thanks
Well, there you have it. What do you think of my selections? What would you choose? If you love the Avengers as much as I do, let’s talk in the comments! And please, consider yourself tagged! And don’t forget to link back to me so I can see all of your awesome choices!
And, of course, thank you so much for reading this post and happy reading!