The Netflix Book Tag

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

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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

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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

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Of course I read this and loved it. Deserves of all of the hype.

Normal People by Sally Rooney

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!


15 thoughts on “The Netflix Book Tag

  1. So many great books in this tag! Despite all the hype, I also could not get into Outlander (both book & TV show). I definitely want to check out The Lonely Hearts Hotel and I hope you love Ruta Sepetys’ books!

  2. I hope you love Sepetys! My fav is Salt to the Sea 😍👍
    Outlander was a DNF for me….I didn’t care for the condoned violence toward women.

  3. OMG I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Heartstopper was such a cute read! And of course Six Of Crows is extremely action packed! I need to read The Foutains of Silence since SO many people recommend it on BookTube. This tag is SO good! Anyway, I hope you’re having an amazing day 🙂

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