The Netflix Book Tag was originally created as a YouTube tag by Whitney @ A Darker Shade of Whitney and was then converted to a blog tag by Heather @ The Frozen Book Blog. I stumbled upon it on Perfectly Tolerable.
Recently Watched – The last book you finished reading.
I’m currently in the middle of a Percy Jackson and the Olympians series reread. I’ve been wanting to pick these up again for a while, but I never seem to find time for rereads. Last week, I found out my library has the audiobooks for the entire series and I’ve been burning through them since then.
Top Picks – A book/books that have been recommended to you based on book you have previously read.
I’m sure I’ve been rec’d other books more recently, but I can’t remember any of them. Tree actually recommended this to me because I loved the Gallagher Girls series, and The Agency is basically a historical fiction version.
Recently Added – The last book you bought
I picked up Kill the Boy Band (among a few others) at a used bookstore’s Black Friday sale. Basically, I got some fake tattoos promo’ing this book at Yallwest a few years ago and when I saw it at the sale, I had to grab it. Also, Tree said she remembered liking it and that’s basically a gold star.
Popular on Netflix – Books that everyone knows about. (Two You’ve Read & Two You Have No Interest In)
Read: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black & To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Yeah, these books are totally hyped up and beloved and I fell for them both. To be fair, I read the TATBILB trilogy as they were published, but reread them when the movie blew up. As for the Cruel Prince, I resisted the allure for as long as I could. I only picked it up in August, but I’ve already read the first two books of the series twice, and I’m planing on reading QoN again very soon.
Not Interest In: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas & Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I know these are both beloved series for many people; I just can’t see myself picking either of them up. Both are epic fantasy series filled with magic, danger, action and sound amazing, but they both have really high page counts that I can’t commit to with so many book already on my TBR.
Comedies – A funny book
Heretics Anonymous has the sarcasm and comedy heaped on in thick layers. Underneath it all, it does carry on a very well worded discussion of religion that is insightful and accepting.
Dramas – A character who is a drama queen/king.
Yeah, that’s definitely going to have to be Cardan from The Cruel Prince. He is dramatic AF and actually royalty, so it’s perfect. I found this lovely piece of fanart on Loweana Art’s Tumblr. Her work is beautiful, make sure to check it out!
Animated – A book with cartoons on the cover
I’m going to interpret ‘cartoons’ as ‘illustrated people’ and go with Well Met. Plus there’s stenciled drawings in the background, and that’s probably as close as the books I read will get to cartoon covers. Anyways, Well Met is a cute romance that takes place in the middle of planning and running a Renaissance Faire.
Watch it again – A book/book series that you want to re-read
I desperately want to reread the Zodiac quartet by Romina Russell. I actually started the reread over the summer, but I wasn’t able to finish more than the first book. I’m hoping to get back to the series in 2020 (as well as pick up her new book, Lobizona, which comes out in May).
Documentaries – A non-fiction book you’d recommend to everyone
Uhh, I’m not really a huge fan of non-fiction, so I don’t have any recommendations for this category.
Action and Adventure – An action packed book
If you’ve ever watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then you know that Slayers live dangerous action-packed lives fighting monsters and defeating evil. So, Slayer by Kiersten White is a novel that takes place in the same universe as Buffy. The story follows Nina, who has trained her whole life to be the healer of her group, only to be tapped as the last Slayer.
New Releases – A book that just came out or will be coming out soon that you can’t wait to read.
I’ve had my eye on Dark and Deepest Red for a while now, and I’m excited to say that I was actually approved for an ARC of it. Its story revolves around a pair of red ballet shoes that make the wearer dance uncontrollably. I believe it was inspired by The Red Shoes by Hans Christian Andersen (otherwise this is a hell of a coincidence). I will definitely be reading this sooner than later! Here’s the synopsis, in case you’re intrigued too.
Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves.
Five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Oliva’s feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward a boy who knows the dancing fever’s history better than anyone: Emil, whose family was blamed for the fever five hundred years ago. But there’s more to what happened in 1518 than even Emil knows, and discovering the truth may decide whether Rosella survives the red shoes.
Thanks for reading!