Netflix Book Tag

Friday, March 11, 2022

Netflix and books are the perfect combination. In celebration of the second season of Bridgerton, I’ve seen a marketing package from Netflix making its rounds. Netflix has made its own book club, based on their upcoming film or show adaptations. I think that is so awesome! 

While Netflix may have just realized Netflix and books connect rather nicely, the creator of this tag, A Darker Shade of Whitney, knew it way before then. Here's the book tag:

Recently Watched: the last book you finished reading

I just finished The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzi Lee! While we certainly didn't need any more in this series, it was a great surprise and turned out to be an even greater book. The anxiety representation was really well done in this. Plus, it's always lovely to check in on my favorite characters: Monty and Percy. In addition to that book, I also recently finished Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco and These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong.

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

My friend has convinced me to pick up the brick of a book that is The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington because I adored The Wren Hunt and The Wickerlight by Mary Watson. All of the books involve Augurs and some ancient magic. I haven't read the book yet but I'm so excited to that I will definitely be getting around to it this year.

Recently Added: the last book you bought

A month or two ago, Amazon decided to send me the UK edition of Talia Hibbert's Get a Life, Chloe Brown. The edition is a strange size, short in both width and height than normal US paperbacks. In an attempt to have the series match, I've decided to order the UK editions of the rest of The Brown Sisters series. Plus, having just devoured Karina Halle's book, Dead Sky Morning, I just purchased the next book, The Lying Season, on my Kindle.

Popular on Netflix: books everyone knows about

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo and Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin are both books which I've read. Though I must admit that I prefer the Six of Crows duology over Shadow and Bone. I haven't seen the show yet though, nor have I finished the Shadow and Bone trilogy (I’ve only read the first book so far). Serpent and Dove surprised me in the best way possible because I tend to not like stories about witches and I adored this one. So much so, I completed the sequel, Blood and Honey, last month.

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang and Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro which I both do not have any interest in reading. For The Poppy War, have you seen the list of trigger warnings for it? I don’t think I'd be able to handle it. Plus, high fantasy isn't really something I gravitate toward. For Klara and the Sun, I rarely pick up literary fiction and when I do, it usually doesn't involve AI characters. This one sounds like it could be good but it's probably not for me. However, Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go is on my to-read pile and I may even get to it this year.

Comedies: a funny book

I just finished Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle a few weeks ago and some scenes were so funny. I remember laughing out loud. 

Dramas: a character who is a drama queen/king

Literally all I can think of is Monty from The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee since I just finished The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks. I'll throw in Carden and Locke from The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. They're both divas-both quite rude as well- in that book so it definitely fits.

Animated: a book with a cartoon on the cover

I recently put Finlay Donavon is Killing It by Elle Cosimano on my radar and I can’t to get a copy. A lot of people seem to be hyping this one up and I’m excited to find out what the buzz is all about.

Watch It Again: a book/book series you wish to reread

I rarely reread books so the book series has to be extremely special to me for me to reread it. The first series that came to mind was the A Curse So Dark and Lonely books by Brigid Kemmerer. I just finished the finale a few months ago and I’ve been itching to reread the first again to highlight and tab the series.

Documentaries: a nonfiction book you'd recommend to everyone

Another thing I rarely do is read non-fiction. Since college, however, I pick up everything by Daniel H. Pink. I just love his soothing writing. His book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, was fantastic. I’m hoping for some good things from his latest release, The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Makes Us Move Forward. Another nonfiction I quite enjoyed was Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman, which is a lovely poetry collection that made me want to highlight every single line.

Action and Adventure: an action-packed book

If you’re looking for an action-packed murder mystery that’s both fun and hilarious, then definitely pick up Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price. Other action packed books that I recommend are Gilded by Marissa Meyer and Within These Wicked Walled by Lauren Blackwood.

New Releases: a book that just came out or will be coming out that you can't wait to read

There are so many books coming out that I want to read right away. The likelihood of my reading them right away is quite slim, but I can dream. After the masterpiece of Darius the Great is Not Okay, I will read anything by Abid Khorram, including his upcoming release (3/22) Kiss and Tell. I haven’t seen anyone mention this book that just came out, but it sounds like the perfect introvert romance that I’ve been waiting for: Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson. And while I haven’t read F. T. Lukens' last release, his newest book is fast approaching, So This is Ever After, and it’s marketed as Carry On by Rainbow Rowell meets Arthurian legend. I just know I’ll love all these books!

Have you read some of these books? If you’d like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged! I’m looking forward to checking out all the books you mention.

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  1. Oh this looks like fun! I admit I'm a bad Netflix watcher! Only popping on when I know a new show was dropped, but this looks like fun! I'm going to have to do this tag too!