Gilmore Girls Book Tag 2.0

THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL. THE GILMORE GIRLS REVIVAL IS NOW OUT!

In case you can’t tell, or don’t know me at all, my favourite show of all time is Gilmore Girls.

And in celebration for my love of Stars Hollow and all its residents gracing our screens once again I scoured the internet for the perfect way to show it.

I saw this particular Gilmore Girls book tag on Pink Lemonade Reads BookTube channel and knew I this was how I was going to celebrate Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

Featuring everything from moments, to people, to some of the most iconic lines, the Gilmore Girls 2.0 Book Tag has it all.

So grab yourself a cup of coffee, snuggle in your favourite pink winter coat, and Oi with the poodles already!

*I stayed up until the revival was put on Netflix, 1am my time, and I have since lived the six hours of glory.*

I Just Got Hit By A Deer – A Character Having the Worst Day Ever 

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Um, does Harry Potter on any given day count?

 Stars Hollow – A Wildly Eccentric Cast

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For this one I chose to go with the cast of characters from Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. From Yossarian to Colonel Cathcart, each character has their own quirks, and by the end of the novel you care deeply for each of them.

Coffee – A Book You’re Addicted To or a Character With an Addiction

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A book I’m addicted to is actually the A Court of Thrones and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. The wait for the still untitled third book has been painful, and as such I feel as if I am going through withdrawal from an addiction. Just publish the book already Bloomsbury, please…

Someone Devil Egged my Car?! – Great Act of Revenge

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Pretty much anything Victor and Eli do to each other in Vicious by V.E. Schwab. I don’t want to say too much about the great acts of events that these to former friends do to one another, but if you haven’t read this book I highly recommend it.

Mr. Medina – An Illicit Affair

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Not sure how the Lorelai/Max relationship was illicit, but book wise I am going to go with the relationship between Humbert Humbert and Lolita in Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. The book, while a stunning achievement in the written word, gave me the willies more than once.

Kim’s Antiques – A World You’d be Afraid to Enter

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That world would be Panem from Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy. First, my luck is usually the worst so no doubt I would be picked to participate in the games. Two, I’m incredibly clumsy so I would probably embarrass myself on Caesar Flickerman’s show. And Three, I’m grossly out of shape so I would probably be the first one to die. So there’s that.

Harvard Vs. Yale – Character Who Needs to Make a Life-Changing Decision

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For this one I am going to go with Kate from Anne Tyler’s Vinegar Girl. If you are at all familiar with Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, then you know pretty well the life-changing decision Kate has to make in Vinegar Girl. Though not my favourite Hogarth Shakespeare adaptation, I gave this book three stars, I still think if you’re a Shakespeare fan its worth a read.

Luke’s Diner – A Comfort Read

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. This book will always be my favourite in the series because, in my opinion, it’s when the characters begin to come into their own. Whenever I’m not feeling myself, this book reminds me that change can be a good thing.

Am I Crying or Laughing? – A Book that Messed with your Emotions

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This one is definitely Newes of the Dead by Mary Hooper. If you’re unfamiliar, this book is a historical fiction novel about Anne Green, a servant in 1600’s England, who was hanged for a crime, only to be alive on the dissection table. I cannot tell you how fast I read this book, only to find out what happens.

Emily – The HBIC (Head Bitch in Charge)

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No one can hold a candle to Emily Gilmore, in my opinion, but the closest that any author has come to making a character the HBIC is probably Suzanne Collins’ character Effie Trinket. She’s just so damn sassy that who else could fill this spot, am I right?

Lorelai and Rory – Favourite Family Dynamic

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I mean, technically, The Addams Family started as cartoons in newspapers, which is a thing you read, and I just recently watched 1991 movie, so here’s looking at you Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Grandmama, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Thing. Keep on doing what you’re doing.

I Pushed Him in the Lake! – A Book You’d Throw in a Lake

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, and (I put this here reluctantly) J.K. Rowling. I gave it a three stars rating on Goodreads, half because there were some things I enjoyed about it and half because I couldn’t give a ‘Harry Potter’ book any lower than that.

1000 Yellow Daisies – Favourite Book Romance

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Jane Austen always writes good romances, and my favourite will always be Catherine Morland and Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey!

Jess – An Unpopular Opinion

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Now this one could get me into trouble, given that it always gets me into trouble in my personal life but every time I read The Lord of the Rings series I will, every time, skim The Fellowship of the Rings because I find it boring! Even when I am watching the movies I tend to struggle through the first one, maybe because I don’t want to watch three hours of people walking and world building, or maybe because I am bias and The Two Towers is by far the best in the trilogy, but I’ll leave that up to you.

First Snow – Snowy or Holiday Read

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I’m going to go with the classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It just isn’t the holidays until I’ve read and watched about a million different variations of this novel.

Hep Alien – Book Centred Around Music

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Amy and Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson because what is a road trip without music, right?

He’d Better Have a Motorcycle! – Your Book Crush

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Mark Watney from The Martin. Now, hear me out. I know he’s a bit unconventional, but he’s funny, resourceful, smart, and he’s an astronaut botanist, what more could a girl want! Plus, Watney makes joke after joke about a myriad of nerdy things, including Harry Potter, which if you’ve read this tag, or any tag I’ve done you know my love for all things Potter knows no bounds.

It’s Repetitive and Redundant – A Book That Could Have Been Shorter

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For a book that is over 300 pages, The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney could have been so much shorter. That or I should have done my research before picking up this book because novels about whinny rich families whining about the same things for 300 pages are really not my thing.

Kirk – The Weirdest Book You’ve Ever Read

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I mean, I’m not sure any book I’ve read has been as weird as Kirk is in Gilmore Girls. I mean, to be as eccentric as Kirk is quite a feat in and of itself. However, I think the book that comes the closest to Kirk is The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins. Even looking back at that book still makes me question whether I fully understand what Hawkins wanted the reader to get out of it. Maybe what he wanted was for everyone to look back on it confusingly, makes it quite memorable, that’s for sure.

It’s a Lifestyle. It’s a Religion. – A Book That Means More to You Than Any Other

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I think the book that comes closest to the love I have for Gilmore Girls would have to be the Harry Potter series. It’s the series that sparked the love of reading in me, and without my love of books I don’t know where I would be.

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