The F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Book Tag

I am a MASSIVE fan of Friends. It is my all time favourite TV show. So when I saw this Friends themed book tag on Elanor’s blog I knew I had to take part!

The tag was originally created by An Average Life blog.

MONICA:

A book based on a game or competition

Warcross by Marie Lu

I really need to finish this duology already!!! I really enjoyed the gaming aspect to the storyline as gaming is not something I do so it was fascinating to read about it (even in a fantastical manner)

Organisation Queen: How do you organise your books?

I order them first by height, and then alphabetised by author surname.

RACHEL:

A book you read for the hype

All of them?????

I am so guilty of reading books based on hype. I just love having my own say on hyped up reads.

Shopping Addict: What makes you buy a book?

Is it terrible to say the cover?!?!?! If a book ain’t pretty then I will either choose to read it as an eBook or library loan….. #shallow

ROSS:

A science fiction book

I Still Dream by James Smythe

This was a book that I picked up initially based on the pretty cover and then I was sucked in by the blurb. AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE FABULOUS!!! A highly recommended five star read about how humanity deals with the growing reliance on AI technology.

On a Break. Which books have you put down to pick back up later?

Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

I really like Oyeyemi’s subversive narrative style but I tried to read this when I was in a reading slump and it was just a little too much for me at the time. I am 100% convinced I will pick it back up in the library at some point in the future.

CHANDLER:

A book that made you laugh out loud

Jason Byrne’s memoir ‘Adventures of a Wonky-Eyed Boy: The Short-Arse Years’. Jason Byrne is an Irish stand up comedian who I find his hilarious and unsurprisingly I therefore adored his book and laughed my butt off!!

That time at Space Mountain. Are there any books you’re embarrassed to admit you’ve read?

No, I’m not ashamed of my reading choices. I read books that interest me in all manners of ways and have no reason to feel that my choices are somehow shameful.

JOEY:

A scary book you’d keep in the freezer

I don’t read scary books because I don’t think even freezing the book would make me feel better!!! (I do love that episode of Friends btw…)

V is for Encyclopedia. As an adult, have you read any books with words you had to look up to understand?

All the time! I do have a fairly broad vocabulary but that does not mean that I don’t ever come across words that I am unsure of. I think part of my love of reading is how it constantly informs my use of the English language.

PHOEBE:

A book with a spiritual or supernatural theme

Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Witches, vampires, demons… think that just about covers supernatural!!

The boycott. Are there any authors, booksellers or publishers you refuse to support?

Orson Scott Card, author of Ender’s Game, for many of his personal problematic viewpoints.

JANICE:

A book with an OH MY GOD twist

The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James

SHOOKETH!!! I WAS SHOOKETH!!!!!!!!!

EMILY:

A British classic

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, A Tale of Two Cities… ALL THE LOVE FOR THESE BOOKS

GUNTHER:

A book nobody seems to be talking about

I feel like no one is talking about the amazing Please Read This Leaflet Carefully by Karen Havelin.

CAROL AND SUSAN:

An LGBTQ+ book or author

Lie With Me by Philippe Besson, translated by Molly Ringwald… My god I adored this beautiful book. So deeply moving and heart-breakingly gorgeous.

EDDIE:

A book or character with intense/stalker vibes

You by Caroline Kepnes… that is one freaky book!!!

MIKE:

A slow burning book OR romance novel

I adore the romance in The Binding by Bridget Collins. It is so perfectly nuanced and underplayed and then BOOM!!! Gosh I loved that book.

RICHARD:

A book that left you feeling accomplished or better educated

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Gender Mosaic by Daphna Joel and feel increasingly more knowledgeable about the topic of non-binary gender so am able to counteract anyone with the belief that gender is binary in a much more informed manner.

BONUS QUESTION:

Which F.R.I.E.N.D.S character do you most identify with?

I am a Gellar girl! I’m a science nerd like Ross and an organisation queen like Monica.

AND FINALLY I TAG…

25 thoughts on “The F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Book Tag

  1. What a fun tag! I loved all your answers, Emer 😍 You mentioned so many books that I want to read and have sitting on my physical TBR and I’m so excited to hear that you loved them! And I totes agree with you about reading for the hype and buying for the covers πŸ˜‚ Why does it always feel so much more satisfying when you buy a book with a gorgeous cover?! Hahaha

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  2. I am absolutely doing this tag. Also, fuuuuuck Orson Scott Card. A friend gave me one of his books – I don’t think she was aware of his views or the book’s content.

    (whispers) I buy books based on their cover, too.

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  3. I lve Friends although I haven’t watched it in ages. I constantly had it on when E4 used to show it though. Id even watch it on the regular one then put it on again on plus one sometimes πŸ™ˆ I agree with your ‘OMG’ answer and seriously need to read Discovery Of Witches soon. I also really want to read You as I loved the first season of it on Netflix.

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    1. I’m constantly binge watching friends!!! I made the switch from E4 to Comedy Central for my frequent binge fests πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Its the show I turn to whenever I’m really tired of feeling down…never fails to cheer me up :)))
      AND OMG YOU READ LAUREN JAMES TOO!!!! That book….. WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT TALKING ABOUT IT???? Love Lauren James :))))

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      1. I don’t think I can get comedy Central in my room which is why I stopped. It is a great show to make yourself feel good though (: I just kind of switched to Big Bang as it took its place πŸ˜…
        I’ve only read that one so far but I have all of her books on my TBR. Hopefully I’ll get to read her most recent one soon. And I love the sound of her 2020 one!!

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