Today I'm doing the Netflix Book Tag, as found here on Ana Loves, where I share book recommendations based off of common Netflix categories! Check it out.
Recently Watched: The last book you finished reading
A few hours ago, I finished The Bad Seed by William March. It's a classic thriller that I saw referenced a few places, so I figured I'd read it myself. It was pretty decent. A little fancier/more old-fashioned on the language than I expected, but an interesting read. However, the last book I read that I would recommend is Shutter by Courtney Alameda. It's a YA horror novel with a really intriguing central concept and some tough characters.
Top Picks: A book recommended to you based on your favorite reads
Apparently, no bookish blog post by me is complete without a mention of Marissa Meyer's The Lunar Chronicles. I read so much and so widely, at least in the YA sector, that it's hard to recommend anything to me that isn't already on my list, but a friend of mine originally recommended this YA sci-fi fairytale retelling. I'm really glad that she did.
Recently Added: The last book you bought
I don't really buy books, to be honest. I'm a big library person, and because I am a disabled person with no money, the books I do own I've mostly gotten as gifts or in giveaways. I believe the last book I was given was Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody, which I won from Goodreads. It's a solid YA fantasy, slightly off-kilter and full of atmosphere. I look forward to Amanda's next release.
Popular on Netflix: A book you love that everyone knows about
Well, the obvious recommendations here are my two most favorite series, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games.
Comedies: A book that made you laugh
I don't tend to look for the "laugh factor" in books, but one series I really love that makes me laugh a lot is Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series, an adult fantasy perfect for book lovers.
Dramas: A character who is super overdramatic
My first thought is Finnick from The Hunger Games. Even though he has some really good, deep moments, he's also a performer who can be a bit over the top with his "sexiness." But Ana picked a really great choice herself, with Apollo from Rick Riordan's The Trials of Apollo. This is a spinoff Percy Jackson series that follows the banished god Apollo as he tries to get back into Zeus's graces. If you're familiar with Percy Jackson, you'll know that Apollo is one of the funniest, most self-absorbed characters in the whole story. He stays true to form in this series.
Animated: A picture book
As I've mentioned before, one of my favorite picture books as a kid was Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton.
Watch It Again: A book you want to reread
I've shared this in a previous blog post as well, but right now, Rae Carson's Fire and Thorns Trilogy, a YA fantasy, is at the top of my reread list.
Documentaries: A non-fiction book
I don't read non-fiction very much, but there are a few that I've really liked. One non-fiction book that I think everyone should read is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, which is actually another one of those rare books that was recommended to me before I read it.
Action and Adventure: A book that's full of action
One action-packed book that I haven't recommended here before is Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. This YA horror has a lot in common with Supernatural and is really a perfect Halloween read.
New Releases: A book that's coming out soon you can't wait to read
Well, for a throwback, the next "Waiting On" Wednesday to actually be released is The Empress by S.J. Kincaid, which comes out next week and was featured in this post.
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