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The Netflix Book Tag

“The dungeon was a miserable place.”

First line in The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

Hi, guy. Today we’re doing a book tag because it’s been a while and it’s going to be The Netflix Book Tag. It was originally created by BookTuber A Darker Shade of Whitney.

I wasn’t tagged or anything but I’m doing it anyway. Let’s go.

Recently Watched: The last book you finished reading

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. The most beautiful book I’ve ever read. Both inside and out. Please, don’t let it be another 8 years before she writes another book.

Top Picks: A book/books that have been recommended to you based on a book you have previously read

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai. This book was compared to A Little Life by Hanya Hanagihara and I honestly didn’t need to know more before adding it to my TBR. Even though the story sounds like it’s quite different, I’m still looking forward to reading it to hopefully get that feeling of A Little Life again.

Recently Added: The last book you bought

I don’t buy books very often so the last book I bought was in October and that was Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell.

Popular on Netflix: Books that everyone knows about (2 you’ve read and 2 you haven’t or have no interest in reading)

For the 2 that I’ve read, I picked The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Radio Silence by Alice Oseman. Both are very important books but in their own way.

Then I picked 2 popular books I have no interest in reading:

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Despite its popularity, I know I will hate so many things about it, so it’s not worth my time.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. I don’t like reading about assassins and I’m also put off by the school setting. Then it doesn’t seem like there’s much left of the book for me to like.

Comedies: A funny book

Not actually comedy but Carry On by Rainbow Rowell will always make me laugh. Mainly because Simon is so bad at being the hero that it’s comedic.

Drama: A character who is a drama queen/king

At first, I couldn’t really think of a character that fit this description. Then I found the perfect answer…Kvothe from The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. The man who claims it takes 3 whole days to tell his life story and then creates the most dramatic story that builds tension all the way through. Oh, and of course makes himself look like the perfect hero of the story.

Animated: A book with cartoons on the cover

I’m going with The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer which is a Middle Grade so of course there are cartoons on it.

Watch Again: A book/book series you want to reread

I want to reread the Shades of Magic trilogy by V. E. Schwab. I planned to do it this year but I might wait until the second trilogy in the universe gets a release date. Then I would want to reread it closer to that.

Documentaries: A non-fiction book you’d recommend to everyone

I don’t exactly read non-fiction. Going through my Goodreads shelf, I found one so I guess we’re going with that. Feminsts Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies) which is a collection of essays from 52 women about feminism. Not all the essays are particularly good but I highly recommend the one from Kat Dennings. That one is still making me laugh.

Action and Adventure: An action packed book

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare. A book in the Shadowhunter universe about Alec Lightwood and Magnus Bane who go on a relaxing vacation together. They are interrupted a lot which means a lot of action scenes. All the time.

New Releases: A book that just came out or will be coming out soon that you can’t wait to read

It’s going to be a while before this one is out but I can’t wait to read Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth. It follows a group of chosen ones 10 years after they did their thing which I think is so cool. As someone whose favorite trope is the chosen one, I can’t think of a better premise for a book.

That was The Netflix Book Tag. Since I wasn’t tagged myself, I feel weird tagging others but feel free to do it if you want. I think it’s a great tag so I’d love to see other people’s answers to these questions. Have a great day!

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