I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this, but I saw it around on Booktube and thought it looked pretty cool, so here I am! Also, can I just say that I had the weirdest morning? I had a driving lesson and halfway through the lesson the car broke, so my driving teacher and I had to walk to her parents’ home and she drove me back to my house with her father’s car. Because now the car is broken we had to cancel my driving exam and I’ll have to wait even longer to do it.
I feel like most people would be kind of annoyed at the whole situation but I just thought it was so funny? I mean, my driving teacher drove me home in her dad’s car. That’s so strange.
Anyway, here’s the tag! I’m gonna include books, TV shows, movies and even some music and video games. But each separate recommendation includes at least one book – this is a book blog after all!
If you like How to get away with Murder (TV show), you should try …
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt (book)
- Dead Poets Society (movie)
All of these follow brilliant students who do weird shit in the name of their great professors. They also share this kind of dark, elegant, tragic vibe that I absolutely love.
If you like The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (book), you should try …
- Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira (book)
- The Breakfast Club (movie)
- Galaxie 500 (band)
Love Letters to the Dead is pretty much a copy of the former book with a female lead. I personally don’t really like it because it’s so similar, but I know a lot of people do enjoy both books. The Breakfast Club reminds me of The Perks of being a Wallflower because it’s full of strange characters who all have their own issues and don’t really fit in, just like the book. And lastly, Galaxie 500 is a wonderful band that makes this very calm, dreamy and slightly weird music. I think it really fits the vibe of the book, and a song by them is even on the movie soundtrack.
If you like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (book), you should try …
- The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer (book)
I read these two more or less back-to-back, and I thought they had quite similar themes. Both deal with mental illness and family, although in different ways. They’re lovely reads and very interesting stories.
If you like The 100 (TV show), you should try …
- Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (book)
- The Day after Tomorrow (movie)
These are all dystopian stories. The 100 and Warm Bodies are set in the future, when the world is already destroyed, while The Day after Tomorrow is set during a series of natural disasters which threaten to end everything. I’m usually not a fan of natural-catastrophe movies, but The Day after Tomorrow is absolutely wonderful, with fantastic characters – I’ve literally watched it so many times I’ve lost count. It’s an all-time favourite of mine. What I think these three stories have in common, apart from the dystopian theme, is that they all follow relatable, wonderful characters.
If you like Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (book), you should try …
- The Curiosity of Chance (movie)
I think what most people love about the book is its fun, colourful vibe. Tiny Cooper is a character full of energy and who loves musicals and theatre. I’m personally not a big fan of the book, but I think if you love it, you’re also gonna love The Curiosity of Chance. The movie, just like the book, follows a fun, loud characters who is super gay and loves performing. The book is about musicals and theatre, while the movie is all about bands and drag queens, but you get the idea. The only thing I don’t like about the movie is that there is quite a bit of fat-shaming, which is very unfortunate, because otherwise it’s fantastic.
If you like Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba (manga series), you should try …
- Chronicle (movie)
I don’t know exactly why these two have a connection, but they do. They both have a similar vibe (how often in a single post can I say vibe?) and they follow these messed up characters with strange, dangerous powers. Death Note is about a young man who finds a notebook and discovers that when he writes someone’s name in it, that person dies. Chronicle on the other hand follows a group of guys who accidentally get super powers, and while two of them just want to have fun, one of the guys has some issues and starts hurting people. I freaking love this movie, so even if you couldn’t care less about Death Note, PLEASE WATCH IT.
If you like The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss (book series), you should try …
- Skyrim (video game)
I think this one is pretty self-explanatory. The Kingkiller books (only The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear are out so far) are set in this epic high-fantasy world, and so is Skyrim. There are a lot of things in the books that reminded me of the Skyrim world when I first read them, and I think it’s just a wonderful video game for any lover of amazing fantasy worlds.
If you like Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (book series), you should try …
- Professor Layton (video game series)
Yeah, I know, this is kind of ridiculous. But I think the video games have a lot in common with the books, even if they’re mainly for children and younger people. The main character of the game series, Professor Layton, reminds me a bit of Sherlock – even though he is very polite and not a sociopath at all, he somehow still has this amazing-at-my-job-and-really-smart feel. If you don’t know, the video games are point-and-click adventures where you have to solve puzzles and follow a bunch of curious story-lines.
If you like Cormoran Strike by Robert Galbraith (book series), you should try …
- Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (video game)
This is mainly because of the main character – Cormoran Strike is a lot like Kyle Hyde, the detective in the Hotel Dusk game. They are both grumpy and distant and getting old. The video game is another point-and-click adventure, this time set in a mysterious hotel where something strange is happening. Honestly, I loved playing it and the story is absolutely amazing. The characters are also fantastic and I remember being very fond of them.
Even though I wasn’t tagged to do this, I still want to tag some people, because I had a lot of fun putting this post together, and I would love to see other bloggers do it.
‘Till next time and happy reading!