Today’s post is something I saw while reading Kat’s Life and Other Disasters blog. Unbeknownst to me I have actually done this tag in the past, read it here, but as with the real Netflix, my reading choices are always changing.
Interested to see what my Netflix is recommending? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.
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Recently Watched: The last book you finished reading
A Season With the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts by J.W. Ocker. This book was awesome, review coming on Monday.
Top Picks: A book that has been recommended to you based on books you have previously read
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. This is about the only book that Amazon consistently recommends for me. I did own this book at one point, purchased it at a local second hand store, but because it was so beat up I ended up getting rid of it. Maybe if I can find a decent copy I’ll re-purchase.
Recently Added: The last book you bought
The New England Grimpendium by J.W. Ocker. I loved Ocker’s writing style so much that upon finishing A Season With the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts, I immediately purchased two more of his books.
Popular On Netflix: Books that everyone knows about (two you’ve read and two you haven’t read or have no interest in reading)
Books I’ve Read:
- Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi. This book was a breath of fresh air in the YA fantasy genre. With a gripping story line and relatable characters, this is definitely one of those books that deserves the hype.
- A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas. Any one who reads YA fantasy has heard of Sarah J. Maas. While I love her ‘Throne of Glass’ series I am absolute trash for her ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ series. If you haven’t picked this book up yet, do it now!
* To read my review of Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1), click here*
Books I Have Not Read:
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide #1) by Mackenzi Lee. While I have heard nothing but great things about Lee’s novel, I am not a huge contemporary reader and as such have no interest in picking this up.
- Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu. The ‘Legend’ series has had its fair share of praise but because I have so many other series on the go, and also because I’ll pick fantasy over sci-fi every time, Legend (Legend #1) won’t be a book I see myself picking up anytime soon.
Comedies: A funny book
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty. I first found Caitlin Doughty and her impeccable humor after I watched her TED Talk. In this particular talk, Doughty recalls the corpses that changed her life, and because of my utter fascination with the history major turned mortician I knew I had to pick up her novel, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory. If you aren’t too squeamish and are due for a laugh, definitely check this book out.
* To read my review of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory, click here*
Dramas: A character who is a drama queen/king
Lucia from the ‘Falling Kingdoms’ series by Morgan Rhodes. I just can’t even with this character…
Animated: A book with cartoons on the cover
Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers by Taisia Kitaiskaia. Kitaiskaia took authors such as Wirginia Woolf, Toni Morrison, and Emily Dickinson, to name a few, and had Katy Horan illustrate them to their gloriously witchy selves.
Watch It Again: A book or series that you want to re-read
The ‘Summer’ series by Jenny Han. With Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before being turned into a movie for Netflix I’ve had a desire to read the series that made me fall in love with the author. A cute coming of age series, ‘Summer’ seems like the perfect trilogy to read during the warmer months.
Documentaries: A non-fiction book you’d recommend to everyone
Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives by Gary Younge. Out of all the non-fiction books I’ve read over the years the one I will always recommend is Younge’s exploration into America’s gun culture and how it impacts its youth.
* To read my review of Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives, click here*
Action And Adventure: An action packed book
Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake. Leake’s Beyond a Darkened Shore was a fast-paced, action-packed novel that had me gripped from the first chapter. If you are interested in a Norse and Celtic inspired stand alone, then this book is for you.
* To read my review of Beyond a Darkened Shore, click here*
New Releases: A book that just came out or will be coming out soon that you can’t wait to read
Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves #1) by Mary E. Pearson. Pearson’s new novel in ‘The Remnant Chronicles’ universe is set for publication on August 7, and you can bet that I will have it in my hot little hands on that day.
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And those are my updated answers for the Netflix book Tag. Want to answer the questions but haven’t been tagged? Take this as me tagging you and leave a comment or link to your post below!