I recently re-watched Glee, and somehow convinced one of my friends at work to watch it as well. I’m sort of coming off my high of reading Glee fanfiction (I’m still reading it, just not as much each day) and thought to myself, “I wonder if there’s a Glee Book Tag?”
And what do you know? There is!
I only found it on one blog, via Google search, but I’m happy about it anyway. I did take the liberty to add some characters at the end because, I’m sorry, how can a Glee tag not include Santana, Brittany, or Puck?? Anyway, here are my answers for the Glee Book Tag!
What book have you read to be an overachiever in your fandom?
I guess I’d have to go with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I feel like a lot of fans skipped this one because it wasn’t a normal Harry Potter book. I actually almost did skip reading it and kind of wish I did. It honestly just had some holes that I can’t get over and despite my love for Scorpius (he’s just so adorable), I think we could’ve done without this one.
What book just has it all?
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. This is one of many of my favorites (and many books that I think has it all) but this was the first that popped into my mind. Loveable characters that are flawed, a love story, character development, delving into mental health in teens… it’s just got it all!
What book did you read before it was popular?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I read it probably within a year of when it came out and just before it became a worldwide phenomenon. I’m so glad I did. These books are literally my childhood/adolescent years. I can remember certain life events based on what book I was reading at the time!
What book do you wish had more recognition?
Hacking Harvard. Honestly, I think this book is brilliant in the way it’s written alone, and obviously the story. This is one that I like to recommend for contemporary YA fiction to anyone that I think might like it.
What book are you just not sure if you liked it or not?
Stranger Than Fanfiction has a great concept, but I’m not a hundred percent sure about the actual novel. It’s been a few years, so I probably need to re-read it, but I just felt like there was something lacking in the story. The redeeming part of this book in its last 40 or so pages, which made me cry, of course. Because I’m not sure if I like it or not, I do think I’ll need to add this to my re-read list soon.
What book do you always go back to for comfort?
Lola and the Boy Next Door. I just love this book to pieces and it makes me happy whenever I read it.
What book took you on an emotional roller coaster ride?
Goodbye Days. I found this book by accident when it first came out and I’m glad I did. Good gravy, this book took me for a ride. It was sweet and heartbreaking, with a few annoyances that I would definitely consider an emotional roller coaster of a book.
What book does everybody seem to love but you loathe?
Eleanor & Park. I’m not a fan. I just wasn’t feeling it, I guess? I liked the first five chapters and then after that it was like I had to force myself to read it, which should’ve clued me to DNF it, but I didn’t DNF books back then. So, yeah, bring on the hate for me not liking this book. I just don’t.
What book did you like way more than you expected you would?
The Lost Apothecary. Holy crap, what a good book! I wasn’t sure going into it because of the historical fiction aspect of it, but the mystery part drew me in and I’m so glad I got this book!
What newcomer would you like to see do well?
Standing By, granted it’s couple years old now, , but I still love this book and think more people need to know about it. It’s one that I always list as a favorite and promote when I can.
What is your most romantic book choice?
Anna and the French Kiss. Could this book be any more romantic? It’s in Paris, St. Clair is a European mix of love, and Anna is a shy, adorable main character that I can easily see myself in.
What book keeps it real?
Living Among Lions by David and Jason Benham. It’s true talk about living as a Christian in today’s world, the way it is and where it’s going morally. I found it so relatable and encouraging to keep my head up when society turns its head on Christian beliefs and tries to knock us down for it.
What book helped you escape into a completely new world?
The Land of Stories series threw me into an entirely different world full of favorite fairy tale characters, along with new ones! All the books were fantastic and I will definitely read them again in the future!
What is a book that you love that not many people seem to know about?
The Silence of Six is flat-out amazing! I think it really resonates to how things with technology are today, much like 1984 in how “big brother” is always watching. This is a great mystery/thriller book that takes you on a ride!
Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman
What book did you give a second chance to and are glad you did?
The Future of Us. I sort-of liked it the first time I read it, but when I gave it another read a few years later, I found that I really enjoyed it more. I’m glad I gave this one a second chance!
I only stuck with the main cast (of season 2 anyway) because it would be hard to add the newbies in this. Plus, not too many people seem to be familiar with the new kids of seasons 4-6. At least not casual Glee fans. Some of these were hard to choose a book for and others were no-brainers!
As for tagging others, I tag anyone who is a Gleek to do this tag! If you do, I’d love to see your answers!
And for now, I’ll leave you with this cute GIF of Naya Rivera and Heather Morris (Santana and Brittany).