1. Snow White - Name your favorite classic
That one's easy! Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
2. Cinderella - Name a book that kept you reading well past your bedtime
A couple of years ago, I stayed up until like 2 am to finish reading North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. I regret nothing.
3. Aurora - Name your favorite classic romance
Persuasion by Jane Austen!
4. Ariel - Name a book that's about making sacrifices and fighting for your dreams
Song of the Ean by Emily Nordberg, especially regarding Auria.
5. Belle - Name a book with a smart and independent female character
Oh, I'll use Jane Austen again and name Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice :-)
6. Jasmine - Name a book with a character who challenged the social conventions of his or her world
I think Mary Russell in The Beekeeper's Apprentice (and the whole series) by Laurie R. King nicely fits that description. Whether she's wearing trousers, hanging out with a cantankerous "retired" detective, getting a university degree instead of sitting around spending her fortune, or keeping cheese in her dresser drawer, she's always defying conventions she sees as unimportant. And that's all just in the first book.
7. Pocahontas - Name a book with an ending that was a roller-coaster of emotions
A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin. (I much preferred the movie Mr. Holmes.)
8. Mulan - Name a book with a kick-a** female character
I'll go with Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart. Title kind of says it all, doesn't it?
9. Tiana - Name a book featuring a hardworking, self-made character
True Grit by Charles Portis. That's Mattie Ross to a 't'.
10. Rapunzel - Name a book that features an artist
Middlemarch by George Eliot has an artist: Will Ladislaw.
11. Merida - Name a book that features a mother-daughter relationship
How about one book with many mother-daughter relationships? I speak, of course, of The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick. I've read 3 books in the series and thoroughly enjoyed all of them.
12. Anna and Elsa - Name a book that features a great relationship between siblings
Lizzy & Jane by Kathrine Reay is such a beautiful look at two sisters struggling to adapt to the absolutely wretched reality that one of them has cancer.
I wasn't tagged with this, but I'm going to tag a few of my bookish friends because I haven't tagged anyone with anything for a long time, and I'm overdue. Since there were 12 questions, I'm going to run mad and tag twelve people! So I hereby tag:
The Beckoning Hills
Book Geeks Anonymous
Bookshelves and Daydreams
Coffee, Classics, and Craziness
The Language of Writing
Movies Meet Their Match
Of Bookshelves and Daydreams
She Hearts Fiction
You, Me, and a Cup of Tea
There, now you have something to do over the long Thanksgiving weekend!
Which reminds me... Happy Thanksgiving!