If you follow me on any sort of social media, you know how much time I spend on Netflix watching shows and movies instead of reading books. When I came across this tag, I knew that I immediately had to do it.
I tracked down the tag to originally be on a YouTube channel: A Darker Shade of Whitney.
1. Recently Watched: The last book you finished reading.
I will forever refer to this book as “the one where I didn’t know where it came from for two full days”. Yeah, it was a low-point of my blogging career so far. I ended up loving this book with all its intricacies and unique story concept. The review for this book hasn’t been published yet, but keep your eyes open in the next week or so!
2. Top Picks: A book/books that have been recommended to you based on book you have previously read.
I always love reading classics, but I usually only pick them up with great recommendations from friends. My best friend loves Pride and Prejudice, so last summer I decided to borrow her (gorgeous) book to read it. I FELL IN LOVE. The story took a bit to get into, but once I reached about a quarter of the way through, the rest flew by. I’m hoping to read more Jane Austen this summer when I have time to enjoy the stories.
3. Recently Added: The last book you bought
As you can probably see, the bottom two books are borrowed from the library… BUT THE TOP TWO are a different story. I bought these from Jill (@booknerd_reads) and her shop she runs (on a separate account) where she sells her used books. Summer Days and Summer Nights and Wink Poppy Midnight have both been on my TBR for a while, but I’m hoping to jump into these soon.
4. Popular on Netflix: Books that everyone knows about
If someone doesn’t know about Shatter Me at this point in my life, do we even talk? I love this series and cannot wait for Restore Me to come IN MARCH!!!! (Yes, those exclamation marks may be excessive, but have you met Kenji and Warner?)
This one may be a bit of a stretch, but I feel like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants can be seen as a classic of the young adult category. I loved the movies when I was younger, but just recently started reading the series. In fact, I still need to track down book three before continuing reading.
The Hazel Wood got some pretty major hype prior to its publication, and I feel like it was well-deserved. I absolutely loved the story. Everland was a book recommended to me, but I feel like most people I talk to know what the basic story is about.
5. Comedies: A funny book
I really wish more people had read The Romantics because I absolutely love it. The story is humorous and adorable since it’s told from Love’s perspective. The narrator is so sassy. If it wasn’t past Valentine’s Day, I would say read it for that day… honestly though, go and read it anyways. The story is FANTASTIC for a humorous read.
6. Dramas: A character who is a drama queen/king.
This book kind of disappeared off any of my social media after I read it. I didn’t particularly enjoy this book because of all the mindless drama every character had. Plus, I didn’t want to share a negative review of this book when I want this space to be positive and inviting.
7. Animated: A book with cartoons on the cover
I struggled with this one for a bit since some might have said manga is a “cartoon”, but I think cartoons and manga are different. So… the result is The Little Prince which honestly is a book I hold dear to my heart. The story is metaphorical, lovable, and intense. It’s a book that makes me want to learn a foreign language in order to read the book in its native tongue. (Plus, have you watched the Netflix movie? I cried for 70% of that movie.)
8. Watch it again: A book/book series that you want to re-read
Funny story time: I never actually read Harry Potter as a child, teenager, or adult. Okay, I literally heard everyone gasp from this side of the screen. My mom read these books to my sister and me as the series was published. I barely remember the first few books or movies. When I do read these books, I think it will be during summer when I can binge them.
9. Documentaries: A non-fiction book you’d recommend to everyone
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is indescribable. I wanted to read this book, originally, because I saw it was turned into a movie with Oprah Winfrey. (Who doesn’t love Oprah?) When I saw it as required reading for college, I bought it automatically. The story is wonderful and unique and does not read like a normal non-fiction book laden with facts and statistics.
10. Action and Adventure: An action-packed book
Black Ice was on my radar because I had read Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush series. This book excited me because it was so different from her other books, so I knew I had to immediately pick it up. From what I remember, the book was constantly full of twists and turns and running… lots of running in the snow.
11. New Releases: A book that just came out or will be coming out soon that you can’t wait to read
The first thing that caught my attention with this book was the cover. When I read the description, I knew I had to add it to my TBR.
Alice is secretly asexual, and that’s the least important thing about her.
She’s a college student, has a great job, amazing friends, and is fine being single—nope, that’s a lie. Alice wants rom com-grade romance: feels, cuddling, kissing, and swoons galore—as long as it doesn’t lead to having sex.
After her last relationship ends with soul-crushing parting words from her ex, Alice swears off relationships for good. Stick a fork in her, she’s done. Everyone Alice tries to date is so sure love and sex have to go together, and there doesn’t seem to be any way to convince them otherwise.
But when Alice experiences instant attraction for the first time with her coworker Takumi, she doesn’t know what to do. If Alice tells him the truth, it can only end in heartache. But there’s something about Takumi that makes him worth the risk…
Doesn’t that sound AMAZING??
12. Max: Tag some people
I always struggle with tagging people, so I’m just going to leave it open for people to do if they feel like it. If you enjoyed reading this tag, then feel free to jump on in!
Do you enjoy reading tags? Have one you’d like to see me do? Let me know in the comments!