Reading & Ranting: The Bronte Tag


Jess over at Curiouser and Curiouser tagged me in a tag that she created herself, The Bronte Tag! All of the categories are based on books/plots of books by the Bronte sisters. If this is something that you’d like to do consider yourself tagged!

Jane Eyre

A book/series with a twist you didn’t see coming

The Girl With all the Gifts

I was so sucked into The Girl with All the Gifts that I totally didn’t see that ending coming…I ended up texting my boyfriend about it, which I almost never do when it comes to books…but it was just too good not to share.


A Book/Series with More Than One Protagonist


The entire A Song of Ice and Fire series is told through different POVs. The best thing about this series that even though each one is a protagonist, they are also someone else’s antagonist. You get all sides of the story, including those you consider bad people, and it makes you empathize with them.


A Book/Series Set at School

The Astounding Adventure of the Ancient Dragon

Most of The Astounding Adventure of the Ancient Dragon takes place in a boarding school where Sherlock and Watson are students. This was such a  fun middle grade book.

The Professor 

A Book/Series You Didn’t Like By an Author You Love


I love Cornelia Funke’s books, but Dragon Rider just didn’t work at all for me. I didn’t hate it but I didn’t really love it enough to even bother remembering what happened.

Agnes Grey

A Book/Series with Positive Female Friendship


Burying Water is an odd one to fit in such a positive category but I adored the friendship between Water and Ginny. They really helped each other in a lot of ways and it was great to see two women of different backgrounds & ages form a friendship.

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

A Book/Series Where the Protagonist is a Parent

The Mesmerized

The Mesmerized is a sci-fi horror novel that centers around a woman trying desperately to keep her baby and small child safe from the dangers around them. I love how Rhiannon Frater handles parenthood in her novels. Yes they are in a horror book, but that doesn’t stop them from caring for their children. It doesn’t stop them from taking the time to feed them, change them, and hold them. And this book focuses on that motherly devotion.

Wuthering Heights

A Book/Series with a Problematic Love Interest

Shatter me

The Shatter Me series is basically this one category through and through. It’s not a bad thing, since I actually love the books, but Juliette’s two love interests are hard to pin down. One is sort of nuts and the other is a goody-two-shoes…while one clearly seems the better choice, the book makes a point to focus on the failures of both relationships as well as their positives.

Tales of Angria

A Book/Series that Reminds You of Your Childhood

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

It’s probably a bit weird to say that no book truly reminds me of my whole childhood, because I lived a perfectly average childhood for someone growing up surrounded by woods, which most books do not focus on. And no books take place anywhere near where I grew up. But Harry Potter makes me nostalgic for all the times I remember reading the books, going to release parties, and goofing around with my friends.


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2 Responses to Reading & Ranting: The Bronte Tag

  1. Aimee says:

    The romance in Shatter Me is definitely problematic. I liked one, and loathed the other, but there were definitely cons for both of them. It was as crazy as the romance in Wuthering Heights, indeed.

    I can see a lot of people answering Harry Potter for the last one! Alas, I wasn’t a big reader as a child. I basically only read The Very Hungry Caterpillar then. x_x

    Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

  2. Thanks for doing the tag, Michelle! 😀 A Song of Ice and Fire is a great choice – there are certainly plenty of protagonists, and I like what you said about every protagonist being someone else’s antagonist. I haven’t read the books yet, but I’m thinking of trying one of the audiobooks this weekend. 🙂

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