As well as Disney, I am also a huge fan of reading; after all, I am studying English and Creative Writing. So naturally, whenever I see a Disney book, I’ll buy it without hesitation. It’s a Disney-nerd-bookworm’s dream come true. A dream is a wish your heart makes. Here are some of the Disney books I own. (Until I add more to my little collection).
1. ‘The Isle of the Lost’ by Melissa De La Cruz
This novel is about Disney’s villain’s children. You heard that right; this book will consist of the villains as parents, but the narrative will mainly revolve around their children. The villains were banished to The Isle of the Lost; a place that’s impossible to escape, with their powers also stripped from them. This fun book was also turned into a film, as a Disney Channel Original Movie,’Descendants‘, back in 2015.
2. ‘Disney Collection’
This fun book includes different stories and activities. Yes, it is probably for children, but the colouring pages are SO relaxing.
3. ‘The Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling
This isn’t exactly a ‘book of the film’ sort of book, but Disney DID make a two films based on this book. So, it technically counts, right?
4. ‘Cinderella; Book of the film’
This adorable little book is based on the 2015 version of Cinderella. Inside, it also has photographs from the movie, which is enough of a reason to buy it. Have you seen Richard Madden as The Prince?! Gosh, he almost gives me a heart attack every time. Talk about eye candy! Personally, I think it’s suitable for all ages who just want a relaxing, fun read.
5. ‘Frozen; Book of the Film’
This book is based on Frozen which was released back in 2013. There are also photos from the movie, helping to make it a fun read. Again, I think this is suitable for anyone who really just wants an easy read.
6. ‘Pixar Character Encyclopedia’
And who says Disney Pixar isn’t educational? They have their own encyclopedia!!
This book gives a brief character outline of all of the Pixar characters. It includes quotes, pictures and facts.
7. ‘The Princess Diaries: Guide to Life’ by Meg Cabot
I couldn’t resist including this. I don’t think I need to explain the movie that this is based on. But, I loved this as a child; I thought it was hilarious, even though I can’t really remember much of it now. Guess I’ll just have to re-read it ;).
8. ‘The Beast Within: A tale of Beauty’s Prince’ by Serena Valentino
This young adult book is based on the much-loved film Beauty and the Beast. It is a retelling of the story from Beast’s (or, should I say, Adam’s) point of view.
9. ‘Beauty and the Beast’
I actually bought this book today, which inspired me to write this post. The cover is simply beautiful!
This is based on the new upcoming Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson and Luke Evans. Excited isn’t even enough to describe it! 😀
10. ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass’ by Lewis Carroll
These books are what inspired Disney’s and Tim Burton’s amazing version of Alice in Wonderland. They are lovely books that are cleverly written. I just can’t believe that it was only last year I actually read them. Why did I take so long??
11. ‘Once Upon A Dream: A Twisted Tale’ and ‘A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale’ by Liz Braswell
These young adult books bring a new perspective to Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin.
Once Upon A Dream (left) is based on Sleeping Beauty. The twist is: what if Sleeping Beauty never woke up?
A Whole New World (right) is based on Aladdin. The twist? What if Aladdin never found the lamp?
These fun adventures are fun to read, especially with the special twist, which everyone will enjoy. The covers are actually what first caught my attention. They are so creative and stunning!
12. ‘365 things to do’
This is literally just another activity book; I had to include it otherwise I’d feel guilty.
13. ‘Alice in Wonderland’, a Tim Burton version
And last but DEFINITELY not least, is Tim Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland. Now, I’m also a massive Johnny Depp and Tim Burton fan, so I practically screamed when I saw this (on sale) in a shop. I had to buy it! What makes this specific book even better is that two of my friends were able to meet Johnny Depp and they got him to sign this book for me!! Friendship goals, or what?
**HUMBLE BRAG ALERT**
So there are all of my Disney books. I’ll make another post like this when I buy more.I thought it’d be fun to do, so hopefully it was also a fun and different read too!