… and I promise that this is the second and last time I’ll be using this pun in any of my blog posts!! I can’t make any promises for comments, though. Or text messages. Or any other forms of communication I use. (It’s hard to make up puns for my name, okay.)
But let’s move on to the actual post!
I was tagged by Shannon @ Shelfish For Books for The Netflix Book Tag about a month ago, and even though I don’t even have a Netflix account [and I can hear you collectively gasping in horror], here I am, calling an end to my procrastination skills, and finally, finally giving you the answers you didn’t know you’d all been waiting for. (😊)
The tag was originally created by A Darker Shade of Whitney on YouTube, and if you are an avid BookTube fan, consider this your official invitation to stalk her videos. 👏🏻
1. Recently Watched
The last book you finished reading
The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic—yes, I finally started reading the All for the Game series!! I know at least one (1) person who’s proud of me. (And I’m not talking about myself, in case you were wondering.)
2. Top Picks
A book/books that have been recommended to you based on books you have previously read
3. Recently Added
The last book you bought
The Young Elites by Marie Lu isn’t the last book I bought, but it is the most recent addition to my physical book collection (thank you so much, Hamad! 💙), and I’m so tempted to abandon all my current reads for it.
In case you haven’t read it yet, please do yourself a favor, and remedy that!
4. Popular on Netflix
Books that everyone knows about (2 you’ve read and 2 you have no interest* in reading)
I’m pretty sure everyone knows (and loves 😼) Harry Potter, and I think everyone knows (of) The Bell Jar as well—it’s a classic that I only read this year, and that I can only whole-heartedly recommend!
*Being the rebel that I am, I love deviating from tags, so I decided to answer “2 [books] you haven’t read yet, but really want to” instead (because let’s focus on the positive things in life!!):
Have I mentioned
more than a million times how much I adore Jane Austen? I’ve enjoyed every book of hers I’ve read so far, and I can’t believe I haven’t gotten around to reading her most popular one, Pride and Prejudice, yet.
And everyone who’s witnessed my Mid-Year Book Freak Out knows how much I adore Strange the Dreamer, so I’m naturally dying to read Muse of Nightmares. I can’t unsee the squished letters of “Nightmares”, though … someone please tell me it’s getting fixed before the official release?? I get so anxious looking at it. 😭
A funny book
To be honest … I can’t really think of one.
I know that while reading Harry Potter, Harry’s thoughts, Ron’s commentary, and the Weasley twins amuse me on numerous occasions, but I wouldn’t really call it a “funny book”. And while it doesn’t take much for me to laugh in real life—I couldn’t win a staring contest to save my life—”funny” isn’t a word I use to describe books very often.
And “very often” is actually a negligible part of that sentence.
(Anyone have any recommendations for me? 💓)
A character who is a drama queen/king
I’d say Monty from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is pretty dramatic.
A book with cartoons on the cover
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman [10/10 recommend!!] has my heart and soul.
8. Watch It Again
A book/book series that you want to re-read
The Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo. I can’t wait for the third book (+ King of Scars)!!
A non-fiction book you’d recommend to everyone
We Should all Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and here is why.
If you didn’t know this about me already; next to Young Adult books (and a few other genres), a small, but considerable amount of the books I read are actually non-fiction, and I have a soft spot in my heart for memoirs, and essays that comment on social issues.
So if anyone is looking for non-fiction book recommendations, let me know! 🙂
10. Action and Adventure
An action packed book
See #8. 🦅
11. New Releases
A book that just came out or will be coming out soon that you can’t wait to read
Let’s all pretend The Wicked King is coming out soon, and live in blissful denial for a while?
12. Max: Tag some people!!
Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff 🌺 Amara @ Novelated 🌺 Kaleena @ Reader Voracious Blog 🌺 Vera @ Unfiltered Tales 🌺 Janille @ The World of my Green Heart 🌺 Jess & Teagan @ Fiction No Chaser 🌺
Which book that’s coming out soon are you dying to read?
Are you interested in a book recommendation post for non-fiction books?
(Do you think I’m a rebel in real life? 😈😇)