There is nothing that distracts me more from reading than Netflix, so why not combine the two!? Full disclosure, I started doing this tag without realizing I had already done it before! If you are curious, here are my answers from 2018! It is officially here, we have gotten to the point where I am recycling book tags.
Recently watched– The last book you finished
Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
Wow. Ronan Farrow is incredible. I am in awe of his strength and perseverance. The fact that it took this long for Weinstein’s actions to be brought to light is a testament to Farrows strength- not everyone would have been able to rise above the amount of pressure he was put under. I will post a full review of my thoughts on Sunday but just go read this. It is so well researched and brilliantly written.
2. Top Picks– A book/ books that have been recommended to you based on books you have previously read.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
I love historical fiction especially if there is a time travel element. That is why Life After Life is always recommended to me! I also really enjoyed Transcription by Kate Atkinson and I am told this book is even better. I often talk about how I am not a fan of the groundhog day trope, but people always tell me that this book handles it in a unique and interesting way!
3. Recently added- The Last book you bought.
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
I am ashamed to admit that I have yet to read anything by Sepetys, even though I have had Salt to the Sea on my shelves for years and I know I will love her work. I found I signed edition of The Fountain of Silence and I could not resist. It is such a gorgeous book and the premise caught my attention. Will this be the first Ruta Sepetys I actually read?
4. Popular on Netflix- Books that everyone knows about ( Two you’ve read and two you have no interest in reading)
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Of course I read this and loved it. Deserves of all of the hype.
Normal People by Sally Rooney
I know that Normal People gets mixed reviews but I absolutely loved it. One of the most honest looks at romantic relationships.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Somehow I was never made to read Lord of the Flies in school and from what I hear I am lucky. I will read retellings all day long but I have zero interest in the original!
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I watched the first season of the TV series and struggled with it. I just don’t think that the books would be for me. They are also really long and there are so many books in the series that I just can’t find the motivation to read them!
5. Comedies- A funny book.
The Humans by Matt Haig
I feel like I need more funny book recommendations because anytime this question comes up I either chose The Humans by Mat Haig or Calypso by David Sedaris. It is so hard for me to find a book that I actually think it funny. I loved the quirkiness of The Humans and the naivety of the main character brought me so much joy.
6. Dramas- A character who is a drama queen/ king
Everyone in Tiny Pretty Things
This is the one answers from 2018 that I just have to repeat. In these last two years I have not read characters more dramatic than those in Tiny Pretty Things. There was so much cattiness and backstabbing going on- that is what made the book so fun to read. I need to read the next book in the series one of these days.
7. Animated- A book with cartoons on the cover
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
I will take any chance I get to talk about these graphic novels. I just adore them. The covers and the artwork are also very adorable so how I could not mention them?
8. Watch it again- A book/ book series that you want to re-read
The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill
The Lonely Hearts Hotel is my favourite book and I am curious to see what it would be like to reread it. Part of me is nervous but I have faith that I would love it just as much, if not more! There is so much going on that I am sure there was a lot I missed the first time I read it.
9. Documentaries- A non-fiction book you’d recommend to everyone.
The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff
I talk about this all of the time, but even if you are not a nonfiction reader I think you still need to read The Only Plane in the Sky. That said, I know that it is a heavy topic and might me too much for some people. If it is something you think you can handle, I highly recommend the audiobook. I think about it constantly.
10. Action and adventure- An action packed book
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
It is kind of sad that I read so few action packed books that I struggled to come up with an answer for this one. I just tend to read slower, more character driven fiction! Even the SciFi and fantasy novels that I am drawn to are more slow paced. Six of Crows is great though and I love anything having to do with a heist!