Thursday, August 16, 2018

IT Book Tag

This tag is based on Stephen King's IT and was created by ChucklestheScot. I thought it looked like a lot of fun, so I decided to play along. You post a book for every character from the novel. Don't worry if you haven't read the book--I've only seen the movies myself--Chuckles gives key words for each character to help you choose a matching title. Something I found very helpful in choosing my ten books. So, here's the list of characters from IT and my corresponding reads:





1. Bill (stutters, family death, bike, silver, UK, flu)

I picked Paperboy by Vince Vawter for this character, because he, too, stutters, just like Bill.





2. Georgie (dead or missing child, boat, rain, flood, balloon fairground)

I went with The Child Finder by Rene Denfield for this one, because there's a missing child in it, and half the chapters are told from her perspective.






3. Ben (young love, library, troll, poem, dead parent, books, dam, exams)

When I saw the words dead parent, troll, library and exams, I immediately thought of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Because it has ALL that in it and more.







4. Bev (female author or MC, domestic violence, abuse, love triangle, fashion)

Since I avoid books with love triangles or about domestic violence I had to go with a female MC...and one of my all-time favorites is Elizabeth from The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. And the fact that she's a girl who could care less about fashion seemed like an added bonus.





5. Mike (racism, farm, dog, photographs, rocks, crime investigation, fire)

The combination of racism and dogs instantly brought Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward to mind. Plus, they kind of live on a farm. 








6. Richie (loudmouth, werewolf, glasses, voices, radio, TV, cinema)

So, for this one, I went with a book where glasses play a large role:  A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. It was one of my favorite books growing up, ever since my 5th grade teacher read it to our class.








7. Eddie (illness, protective parent, physical injury, driving, hospital)

I chose Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown because the main character is diagnosed with a brain tumor and ends up in the hospital, which seemed like a good fit for this one.






8. Stan (Jewish, suicide, birds, bath religion, park, notebook, boy scout)

The Troop by Nick Cutter is the only book I haven't read, but it is on my TBR list and it happens to be about a boy scout troop who runs into something creepy and deadly in the woods....sounds good, doesn't it?
 






9. Henry (bully, mental illness, tunnel, asylum, junkyard, knife, escape, assassin)

So it was the junkyard connection which made me choose The Winter of the Robots by Kurtis Scaletta for this character's matching book, because the kids in this middle grade novel discover something unusual hiding in the neighborhood junkyard. 






10. Pennywise (shapeshifter, clown, serial killer, monster, fear, carnival)

Whenever I think of fear and carnivals, I always think of Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. Which is why I chose this as my last book for this list. (Although I'm not a huge fan of this particular cover.)







Thanks, Chuckles, this was fun!
Everyone else...feel free to play along. 

Happy Reading!

24 comments:

  1. Excellent choices for your books! I'm so glad you decided to take part! Bev was the hardest set of words to do so I figured I'd put a couple of easy options for female author and MC!

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    1. I'm really glad you did, otherwise I'm not sure what book I would've picked. :D

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  2. You did a good job, Lark! It was fun reading your choices. And I have read the book and seen the first movie (or rather TV adaptation). I haven't watched the latest movie version.

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    1. The book's on my TBR list. And I thought the latest movie version was pretty good.

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  3. Very fun! I’ve read IT but I’d have a hard time coming up with books for each character. Looks like you did a good job. I haven’t read some of your choices so I’m no judge.

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    1. Some were definitely easier than others! :)

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    1. It was fun to do something a little different! :)

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  5. This is such a fun post! I've never seen the movie or read the book, but this is such an interesting challenge! (I'm a chicken when it comes to horror, lol.)

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    1. I can't take large doses of horror stories, but I do like them every once in awhile. :)

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  6. This is a fun tag! I saw this over at Chuckles' too. The Troop I recognize, I remember seeing reviews for it and it sounds freaky!

    The Paper Bag Princess looks cute!

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    1. The Troop does sound a little freaky, which is kind of why I want to read it. :) And I love The Paper Bag Princess. It's one of my favorite picture books ever.

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  7. Great answers and I love this tag. Is there a lot of animal cruelty in Savage the Bones? It's kind of been why I've stayed away from it.

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    1. It's a pretty gritty novel and there are a couple of dog-fighting scenes that are tough to read. I skimmed over that part myself.

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  8. What an awesome tag! I loved reading it and will have to go check out Chuckles. I haven't been able to do my blog rounds lately and I miss you all.

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    1. Life gets busy sometimes, doesn't it? Glad you're still around! :)

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  9. Super fun! I read IT a loooonnngggg time ago and am still too chicken to watch any version of the movie. Ha ha.

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  10. Pretty cool! I read It a million years ago (maybe 25?) and this meme helped me remember bits and pieces of it. I should pick it up and re-read it. As I recall it was long but it read fast!

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  11. This is such a creative tag... though I must admit I still need to muster up the nerve to watch the new movoie!

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    1. Watch it during the day with lots of friends around and you'll be okay. :D And thanks for commenting!

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  12. That's a fun post and great list from you, Lark. I still haven't read the book but enjoyed the movie. Creepy!

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