BEDM: The Gilmore Girls Book Tag

I’ve spent a lot of time since Christmas watching Gilmore Girls. I never thought it would be my ‘thing’, however fell very quickly and deeply in love with the characters and Stars Hollow. I want to be in Gilmore Girls basically. I was browsing book tags and found the Gilmore Girls Book Tag. Why not combine books and Gilmore Girls in to one thing? My two loves and passions.

I JUST GOT HIT BY A DEER – A character having the worst day
Marin from We Are Okay by Nina LaCour is clearly having a bad day. She’s having a bit of a bad life, but when her somewhat ex shows up at her College campus for a few days, it’s apparent that she has no idea how to act, or what she wants from her anymore. It’s interesting to watch her figure out her emotions in such a short space of time, but it’s obvious she’s not having the best time. Probably worse than Rory being hit by a deer though.

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STARS HOLLOW – Wildly eccentric cast
The Drowning Of Arthur Braxton by Caroline Smailes had one of the most eccentric casts i’ve ever come across, and i adore it for that reason. There are so many different people living under the one roof of the Oracle, i still marvel at the amount of creative imagination it must have take to come up with so many characters that represent so many different emotions. I adored this cast.

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COFFEE – A book you’re addicted to/a character with an addiction
I’m going to have to mention Kass Morgan again and say The 100 series. I’ve never been more addicted to a series and crave the next book being released. They’re easy reads that are fast and i love that. I definitely am as addicted to them as Lorelai and coffee.

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SOMEONE DEVIL EGGED MY CAR?! – A great act of revenge
I struggled to come up with an answer to this question, however i’ve recently finished The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and found it to be full of acts of revenge that make and point and show people standing up for themselves.

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MR MEDINA – An illicit affair
In some ways, i always saw Patrick and Charlie’s relationship from The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky an ‘illicit affair’. Whereas i know Patrick was seeking comfort in times of need and want, i found it strange when he found that comfort within Charlie, his friend, someone he knew loved Sam and also of his mental state.

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KIM’S ANTIQUES – A world you’d be afraid to enter
My answer for this isn’t so much of a world in the sense it’s fantasy or dystopian. But i would really hate to enter the world of Clay from Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. When you think about, you would be entering that world for a purpose. You’d be a part of the story of Hannah and be on her tapes for a reason. The one thing i loved about this story was the amount of empathy i felt for Clay and how much i completely felt his pain. I would hate to be apart of that world.

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HARVARD VS. YALE – character who needs to make a life-changing decision
For this one the only person that comes to mind is Sophie from Giovanna Fletcher’s Billy and Me duology. Throughout these two books and the companion novella, it’s apparent that Sophie is very far out of her comfort zone dating a superstar. Being with Billy and choosing that life is definitely a life changing decision.

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LUKE’S DINER – a comfort read
My comfort read is a strange one, because sometimes it’s comfort and sometimes it sends dread running through my whole body. The Catcher In The Rye is something that i associate with Uni and my dissertation, meaning utter despair at marking my way through the book for the fifth time. However, it also really comforts me and reminds me of a time in my life i was very happy, summer, friends and all other nice things. I will always pick this up when i need comforting.

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AM I CRYING OR LAUGHING? – a book that messed with your emotions
Who didn’t get their emotions messed with during A Fault In Our Stars by John Green? He managed to create a hilarious scene right beside something that would tear you apart. I definitely get my emotions messed with every time i read this.

 

 

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EMILY – the HBIC (Head Bitch in Charge)
It took me a long time to figure out an answer for this, and then it hit me. Katniss Everdeen is absolutely perfect to answer this question with. Her character in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins isn’t always liked by everyone, she’s quite a unique character who is controversial with a lot of her actions. But without a doubt she’s in charge of everything.

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LORELAI AND RORY – favorite family dynamic
Without a doubt my favourite family dynamic will always be from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. The sisters and their father have such a wonderful family relationship it makes me ridiculously happy, and also rivals that of Rory and Lorelai.

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I PUSHED HIM IN THE LAKE! – a book you’d throw in a lake
I hardly ever talk about Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt and how much i hate it, but this would definitely be the book that i’d throw in a lake. Whilst reading this (what can only be described as) published, badly written fanfiction, i imagine i felt a similar feeling to Luke as he pushed Jess in the lake.

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1000 YELLOW DAISIES – favorite romance
I have completely fallen in love with Steffi and Rhys from A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard recently. I cannot say how much i adored this very different YA romance novel. Steffi and Rhys completely understand each other (on more level than one) and i think they have quickly become one of my my favourite romances in a story.

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JESS – an unpopular opinion
Every time for an unpopular opinion i will use the fact that i really do enjoy the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James. I know there is a lot of controversy around the topic, and they’re now very much a middle age women’s excitement. But i genuinely do love the story lines and characters. They’re very different, and definitely an easy read.
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FIRST SNOW – snowy or holiday read
For me, a snowy read is The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern. I read this book over Christmas time a few years ago, so for me it will forever be a Christmas story. I adore the mystery parts to it that are perfect for dark evenings and blankets. I think i will always choose to read this during the colder months of the year when there’s snow around.

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HEP ALIEN – book centered around music
I haven’t read a lot of books that have been centered around music. If i read books based around anything it’s usually film (i really love film scripts), however i have recently finally read Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn after adoring the movie for so long. This book is completely centered around music and the bond people have over the intense feeling music can bring. I absolutely loved it.

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HE’D BETTER HAVE A MOTORCYCLE! – your book crush
Once again i have a standard answer for this one, and it’s always going to be Noah Shaw from The Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin. Every since i first read these books a few years ago i have loved Noah Shaw. He quickly became a very big crush for me and i don’t think i’ll ever let that go. He’s so dreamy?!

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IT’S REPETITIVE AND REDUNDANT – a book that could have been shorter
Grind by Mr Edward Vukovic is something that definitely could have been shorter. I received a review copy of this book in return of an honest review, and i really did enjoy the story, it was very different, something i’ve never read before. However, it rattled on quite often and left me a little confused of the plot. Definitely could have been shorter.

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KIRK – the weirdest book you’ve ever read
One of the most strange and best books i’ve ever read is Mr Jolly by Michael Stuart. Once again i received a free copy of this for a review, and i adored it. It’s a collection of short stories, however, each short story has something very different about it, something out of the ordinary. You have to pick this one up for yourself to fully understands its impact.

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IT’S A LIFESTYLE. IT’S A RELIGION – that one book that means more to you than any other.
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky has always meant a lot to me, for personal reasons alongside the fact that the book is incredible. I mass read this book the day before the movie release so i could go see it with Sophie, and it quickly became a book that i associate with Sophie and our friendship. So much so she gifted me her own copy (i cried, a lot). So i may not always think about this book or reread it often, but it truly does mean more to me than any other.

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Thank you for reading this ridiculously long tag post. I had so much fun doing it and relating all of these books to my favourite Gilmore Girls situations and people. I’m off to cry after finishing the entire show yesterday…

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