If & Then Thursday: The Princess Bride(s)

If&Then Thursdays is a book meme created by Alex@ Young at Heart Books. How do you participate? It’s easy! All you have to do is choose two books that are somewhat related in theme, writing style, genre, etc. Tell us how they are similar and why we would like them! All recommendations should be made in this format:

“If you like Book A, then you might enjoy Book B”


The Princess Bride by William Goldstein


Okay, if you’ve been following my blog for any length of time (or literally just looked at the first page of my blog), you would find that that I’m a major Princess Bride fan. I have so many heart eyes for that movie. The book is basically the same exact thing except with a few more hilarious tangents and Goldstein trying to convince you some guy named S. Morgenstern is the real man that wrote this book. It’s amazing. If you have never read or seen The Princess Bride, it’s basically a fantasy romance, poking fun at medieval romance tropes and showcasing the power of true love (and revenge…and a really good MLT). Check out more about it here!


My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows


What…what is this? Mandy taking the easy way out again? Oh, why, yes it is. This book was basically marketed as YA meets The Princess Bride (although the original book is YA so…trouble brewing there). And I was so doubtful – how could this book ever live up to TBP standards? But somehow it did – it involves animals of unusual size (sorry, G); hilarious input by the narrators; wit and comedy galore; trying to save a kingdom/royal figure; and so much more. While their content might be a bit different, the feeling is definitely the same while reading them. You’ll definitely be smiling when reading both of these. Check out my review here!

What do you think? Have you read either of these books? What other books gave you the same The Princess Bride feels? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

30 thoughts on “If & Then Thursday: The Princess Bride(s)

  1. I have read The Princess Bride and, I’ll be honest, when I first heard of it I tried to find the “unabridged” version because I didn’t get the joke. *lol*

    I have started My Lady Jane and I agree. The humor is definitely there for fans of TPB. 🙂

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  2. I love The Princess Bride!! And I just read My Lady Jane in Jan !! I loved it! I didn’t know what to expect, but it was definitely worth reading! It would make a great movie 😀❤

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    1. I super agree abotu the movie! I would love to see how it would work out on the big screen. But I felt the same – I was super scared it wasn’t going to live up to The Princess Bride feels, but so right about worth reading! 🙂

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