Hello, everyone! In honor of the release of the new Orange is the New Black season, I thought I’d take the opportunity to do a tag that combines two awesome things: TV and books! This tag was created by Christy and Lauren, and I was tagged by Jesse @ Books at Dawn. Thank you so much for the tag, Jesse. Everyone reading this should go check out his blog; he posts regularly and writes quality posts. 🙂
GENERAL RULES FOR THE TAG:
- Choose a book or book series that best matches the prompt provided
- Feel free to change the TV show if you’d like it to reflect YOUR preferences!
- A blank set of the prompts is located at the very bottom in the scroll box
- Feel free to use our header graphic with the usual credits
- Link back to us and tag some friends to join in!
Your ship sank or didn’t happen
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas
*Maniacal laughter mixed with devastated sobbing* I don’t think this is a surprise. Everybody who knows me is aware that I am 200% Chaol and Celaena trash, and that will never, ever change. The two were perfect together until Celaena decided to become insufferable and arrogant, and got together with Rowboat Wifebeater. I’m still bitter, if you haven’t noticed.
Best cast of characters/friendships
A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab
This is a fairly recent cast of characters I’ve become so invested in. I think V.E. Schwab has constructed these characters so perfectly; each of them are multi-faceted, layered, complex individuals who make some dubious decisions yet are ultimately decent human beings. I am astounded by how invested I became in Kell, Lila and Rhy in just two books- so much so that I don’t want to read the last book because I don’t want to let them go.
Orange is the New Black
Couldn’t stop reading
With Malice by Eileen Cook
This is another fairly recent read. The books that I genuinely can’t put down are usually thrillers and mysteries, just because I’m one of those people who go to sleep thinking about what might have happened. I get way too invested in the lives of fictional characters in mysteries. It’s not the healthiest thing in the world, but I’m not complaining because it’s so much fun to binge-read a mystery.
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
I wouldn’t say Gossip Girl is a guilty pleasure. I love that series, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. It was one of the reasons I initially applied to NYU *blushes furiously* But these books are guilty pleasures, or at least the first three are. They don’t offer much of substance- they’re mostly angst and mindless entertainment, but damn me if they’re not the most addicting books in the world. I could not put them down, even though I was consistently giving them three stars. The second half of the series is better- I feel that the characters got more developed and the antagonist was more up my speed.
Long series I love
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
A series I read at a very defining moment in my childhood, when I had few friends, few consolations except thirteen books telling the tale of orphaned children. 😛
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Mayor Prentiss is one of the most complex, frustratingly understandable, lethal and downright genius villains I have ever read. Much like Walter White, to be honest.
If you don’t feel like doing this tag, or have already done it, please feel free to ignore. <3
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: unlikeable character(s)
Vampire Diaries: your ship sank or didn’t happen
Friends: best cast of characters/friendships
Gossip Girl: hate that you love or guilty pleasure
Doctor Who: long series you loved
Grey’s Anatomy: all the feels
How I Met Your Mother: bad ending
Supernatural: favorite paranormal/fantasy
Freaks & Geeks: left you wanting more
The OC: series that should have ended earlier
Girl Meets World: should have a spin-off
That 70’s Show: set in a different time period
Orange is the New Black: couldn’t stop reading
Parks and Recreation: made you laugh out loud
One Tree Hill: favorite book boyfriend
Breaking Bad: favorite villain
Modern Family: best family or parents