As seen HERE on the blog Becoming Bookish!
You may not know this about me, but Doctor Who is my favorite TV show of all time. It actually changed the way I watch TV, because I basically find stories to be pretty predictable now. Doctor Who just goes so many places with its characters, plots, and settings. Also Ten and Rose are my absolute ultimate OTP. Anyway! Here’s the tag!
1. The Classics: a classic book that still fits into YA literature
Having just finished another book by Cormier about 2 days ago, I thought it was appropriate to pick this one. I read this as in 10th grade (about 16 years old) and it has still stuck with me 11 years later. I still remember every part of it. It is marketing as a YA book, but is generally regarding as a required reading classic. Robert Cormier actually insisted that despite having teenage protagonists, it was intended for adult audiences; as were most of his books. But the editors insisted it be marketed as a YA book.
2. The Ninth Doctor: a book you feel is very underrated
Don’t be fooled by the synopsis of this book; a modern Italian mafia YA retelling of Romeo & Juliet. THIS BOOK WILL WRECK YOU. I was recommended this book by my bookworm bestie Audrey, and I will forever owe her for that. Because I am obsessed. The final book in this trilogy came out about 4 months ago and I am still reeling. MORE PEOPLE SHOULD READ THIS. DO IT.
3. David Tennant: A book or series that was hard to say goodbye to when it ended
(Let it be known that I almost copied Jaime and put Heroes of Olympus here! but alas, we now have the Trials of Apollo series! Yipee!) The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series was more meaningful to me than I can properly convey. It got me through some of my darkest times, and I was very attached to the characters. Which made saying goodbye to them so very hard.
4. Matt Smith: a book that made you smile
I cannot shut up about this book! It has been in multiple videos of mine, and I just love it! My Lady Jane is wonderfully funny, and the audiobook version of it is perfect. The narrator hits all the right marks the writers instead with the comedy. I was literally loling while listening to this. And I was driving, so that was dangerous!
5. Rose and Ten: one of your ships that never sailed
First of all ROSE AND TEN HAS SAILED, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Yes she may be with “TenToo,” but that still counts in my mind! Anyway! I’m not even ashamed of how hard I ship Zuko and Katara from the Avatar: The Last Airbender series. Their relationship would have been so much more interesting, the way their feelings changed in that third season totally made this pairing a possibility. PLUS the creators/writers have said that they were originally intended to be together! So there! (YES I KNOW THIS IS NOT A BOOKISH ANSWER, BUT TOO BAD!)
6. Weeping Angel: a book that you blinked and it was over
Man it was hard to pick just one book for this! But I went with “First & Then” because I read it for a readathon around Christmastime and just freaking powered through it. It was just so readable, cute, and easy, but still interesting and well-written. And the dang thing was so short that I couldn’t help but be done with it quickly!
7. Daleks: a book you want to exterminate
I. Could. Not. Stand. This. Book. I’m sorry if I offend anyone whose favorite book this is, truly. But I have so so so so many problems with Anna Oliphant, St. Clair, and their relationship. So over this one!
8. Bowties Are Cool!: a bandwagon you jumped on early
Seriously, I have been obsessed with this show since it aired. I started watching it every week with my roommate about halfway through the first season. And I’ve been HOOKed (I’m not proud of what I did there) ever since. Some of the story arcs have been meh, but overall I am still very much a fangirl for this show and emotionally invested. #captainswan
9. Run You Clever Boy, And Remember…: a book with an awesome plot twist that you didn’t see coming
Obviously I can’t go into details for this because SPOILERS, SWEETIE. But yeah… to say this book’s twist threw me for a loop would be an understatement… 100% did not see that coming!
10. Raxacoricofallapatorius: A book with hard to pronounce names or titles
I cannot for the life of me get any of the names right in this series! Including the main characters’ names! I haven’t read the A Court of Thorns and Roses books yet, but from what I gather I am gonna get all those names wrong too!
11. The TARDIS: a book that took you back in time
We’re talking wayyyy back. Back to ancient Greece! This very short novella tells the story of Homer’s Odyssey, but from Odysseus’ wife’s point of view while he is away those 10 years. And I loved it! Of course, I am always trying to get my hands on ANY greek mythology retelling!
12. Every Doctor needs a companion: tag a friend!
The only person I’m going to tag is Cece from Problemsofabooknerd (even though she probably won’t see this) because I know she is a DW fan!
Feel free to leave a comment if you are a fellow Whovian, bookworm, or a whovian bookworm!