Netflix Book Tag 2017
I thought I would do a book tag today, as I haven’t done one in a while and I came across the Netflix Book Tag on YouTube and it sounds right up my street. I love reading and I love Netflix! My two obsessions combined.
I’m just going to jump in.
Recently Watched: The Last Book you Read
The last book I read was Happily Ever After by Harriet Evans. It was a re-read of a chic-lit novel about a young girl who enters the world of publishing in the 1990s and it follows her career and her family life up until 2008. It’s a really good read, with lots of interesting characters and a real depth to it. Also, it’s my life 20 years in the past!
Top Picks: A book that has been recommended to you based on books you’ve previously read.
I generally get book recommendations via Booktube or Twitter as my family’s tastes are quite different to mine and working in publishing everyone just recommends reading in general. But the last book I went out and bought because of a recommendation via BookTube was Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik!
Recently Added: The last book you bought.
I bought an eBook on Friday which was Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner. It’s an adult chic-lit about a 19-year-old genius in New York who is socially inept and is given a 5-point task by her therapist to complete to help fix this. It’s really funny so far and very well-written!
Popular on Netflix: Books that everybody knows about – 2 that you have read and 2 that you haven’t
The two books that I have read that everybody knows about are the Harry Potter series (Duh!) and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. The two books everybody knows about but I haven’t read are Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I get a mental block when it comes to the hype or to books/films that everyone tells you to read/see. These are the two books I have a block on.
Comedies: A funny book
The last laugh-out-loud book I read was Spectacles by Sue Perkins. I genuinely implore everyone to read this book! It is incredibly funny! And Sue Perkins is an amazing person.
Drama: A character that is a drama king or a drama queen
Can I say that Bella from Twilight is a Drama Queen? She throws herself off of cliffs to get her ex’s attention and does a load of weird things to try to get her husband to sleep with her. She overreacts to everything! And Drama King would probably go to Voldemort. He does like to be dramatic.
Animated: a book with cartoons on the cover
I actually don’t have any…I just double-checked my bookshelves. Nothing. Nada. None.
Watch it again: a book or book series that you would like to re-read
I love re-reading books! I re-read the Harry Potter series every year and so far I’ve re-read 3 books! But I think the next re-read I want to do is The Reader by Bernard Schlink. I have a great love for this book, it’s such a complicated moral story, yet simply written which makes it a great read.
Documentaries: a Non-Fiction you would recommend to everyone
Hmm…I’m really into my Non-Fiction now, but I would probably recommend Girl Up by Laura Bates. I love my memoirs too but I feel like all young girls and even adult females should read this book. Guys can read it too, of course, but I don’t think dancing vaginas have much interest to them. Although they could learn a lot about female biology which wouldn’t go amiss!
Action & Adventure: a book that is action-packed
I think the Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis are full of action. At least when you read it quite young. You have the move from London to the country, going through the wardrobe, the Beavers Dam, the stone table, and the final battle. It’s pretty action-packed for a small novel.
New Releases – a book that just came out or a book that is coming out that you can’t wait to read
I can’t wait to get my hands on The End of Oz by Danielle Paige. It’s the last book in the Dorothy Must Die series and I really got into this about two years ago. They’re not the best-written books but the story is so far-fetched from the original that I love it. It’s like Game of Thrones for Wizard of Oz! And I love Wizard of Oz re-telling!
And that’s it! I’ll be tagging people on Twitter so watch out for that there! But if you want to have a go, please do! And send me the links in the comments down below!
I hope you enjoyed reading this and have some book recommendations for the future. I’m always looking for a new book to read so please feel free to send me some suggestions!
What answers would you give in the Netflix Book Tag? Let me know in the comments below.